|5'Let the dead . . . dead' : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, A Palm of Life ( 1838).|
|7balm in . . . Gilead : used medicinally in antiquity, see Genesis 37: 25, Jeremiah 8: 22.|
|13'You will answer . . . ours' : The Merchant of Venice, IV. i. 98.|
|14Edward Garnett : editor, publisher's reader, and literary adviser. He and Galsworthy became close friends after Garner had written a reader's report on Jocelyn.|
|16stock : a stiff neckcloth.|
|17Dundreary whiskers : long side-whiskers worn without a beard. Lord Dundreary is a character in Tom Taylor comedy, Our American
Cousin ( 1858).|
Quilpish look : Daniel Quilp is the evil dwarf in Dickens The Old Curiosity Shop ( 1841).
|20Zoo : the Zoological Gardens in Regent's Park, established by the Zoological Society of London in 1828, was a fashionable resort of the Victorians.|
|21dactyl : a metrical foot in poetry, consisting of a long syllable followed by two short ones.|
|22Consols : an abbreviation of Consolidated Annuities, i.e. government securities.|
|23pouter pigeon's : a pouter pigeon is a breed of domestic pigeon which has the ability to inflate its crop.|
|26lustre : lustre ware, pottery to which metallic lustre is applied.|
|29Hurlingham : the Hurlingham Club, founded in 1869 in an eighteenth-century house set in large grounds near the Thames, is particularly noted for its connections with polo. barouche: a four-wheeled carriage, having a seat in front for the driver, and seats inside for two couples to sit facing each other. rumty-too: also rum-ti-too, commonplace ( OED).|
|30take a 'lunar' : in navigation, to take a lunar observation, a measurement, in order to ascertain a ship's position.|
Married Women's Property Act : an Act of 1882 which gave married women the right of property and a separate legal estate.
crossing-sweeper : a person who swept a street-crossing for tips.
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Publication information: Book title: The Forsyte Saga. Contributors: John Galsworthy - Author, Geoffrey Harvey - Editor. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1995. Page number: 851.