|Page 5. Bow Bells: Bow Bells. A Weekly Magazine of General Literature and Art, for Family Reading--a cheap, illustrated fiction magazine, 1862-97.|
|Page 16. Leopold Rothschild: famous racehorse owner, born 1845, third son of the banker, Baron Lionel de Rothschild.|
|Page 22. Plymouth Brother: member of a sect founded in Plymouth in 1830, which rejected all church order and outward forms of worship.|
|Page 23. the curiosity line: dealing in curiosities, or rare and strange objects.|
|Page 32. Bell's Life . . . Sportsman: Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle, 1822-86. The Sportsman, 1865-1924.|
|Page 36. crack: excellent horse, which has been 'cracked up' or eulogized.|
|Page 50. drag: private vehicle, resembling a stage-coach in design, having seats inside and on top.|
|Page 61. Sporting Life: successor to Penny Bell's Life and Sporting News, 1859-.|
|Page 66. Italian house: 'Italian' was a style of English domestic architecture fashionable at the period in which the action is set (c. 1870), in reaction against neo-Gothic. Its usual hallmark is a square, corner tower.|
|Page 91. (1) more joy . . . just men: Luke 15:7, 'Joy shall be in heaven
over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just
persons, which need no repentance.'|
(2) woman of Samaria: Although the Jews had 'no dealings with the Samarians', with whom there was open enmity, Jesus reveals himself to a woman of Samaria in John 4.
|Page 112. longcloth: calico or (as here) cotton cloth made in long lengths.|
|Page 156. baptism: not originally knowing Plymouth Brethren to be opposed to infant baptism, Moore has Esther baptize her baby in the first edition.|
|Page 175. registry office: employment bureau.|
|Page 186. sermon-paper: writing paper of foolscap quarto size.|
|Page 188. the Close or the Open: the split between the Open and the|
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Publication information: Book title: Esther Waters. Contributors: George Moore - Author, David Skilton - Editor. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 397.
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