p 418 | Camille Chevillard, French composer/conductor, 1859-1923.
p 422 | Hunt-the-thimble is a party game.
p 441 | Second Eclogue of Virgil
[ 442 | Causeries du Lundi: (tr. “Monday Chats”) were a series of informal essays by Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve. The 640 critical & biographical essays on literary topics & European authors were published weekly in several Paris newspapers, on Mondays, for over 20 years (1849-69), later collected into 15 volumes. The most famous French exponent of the biographical method of literary criticism, Sainte-Beuve was Proust's critical bête noire: his writings on literature, published posthumously, were given the title Contre Sainte-Beuve. No doubt it amused him to present, through Brichot, Sainte-Beuve's work as a collection of stale gossip. (Clark notes)
p 442: Phidias (c. 480–430 BC) was a Greek sculptor, painter, and architect. His statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
p 443 | Aspasia was an ancient Greek woman philosopher, who had a "salon" and maybe influenced Socrates.
p 444 | quod di omen avertant = May the gods avert this omen (Cicero)
p 444 | The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1881) is the 1st novel of Anatole France.