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Part I Bible 1 Corinthians 13:12[1]
Title of Part I, Through a Looking Glass, Darkly: "For now we see through a glass, darkly ..."
Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass (1871)
Title of Part I, Through a Looking Glass, Darkly
6 Bible Psalm 146:3[2]
Jamie explains his caution to Claire, regarding Charles Stuart and the French court: "Put not your trust in princes..."
8 John Donne Devotions upon Emergent Occasions (1624)[3]
Claire observes the departure of the Victomtesse de Rambeau in her carriage, and thinks of the slogan, À la lanterne!, which would become popular during the French Revolution. Claire paraphrases a quotation to Master Raymond, substituting the word "tumbril" for "bell": "... and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."[4]
10 Samuel Pepys His diary (1660-1669)
Claire dreams of Frank, who mentions Pepys while explaining the rarity of a historical resource that faithfully describes the mundane as well as the noteworthy.
12 W. S. Gilbert Harlequin Cock-Robin and Jenny Wren (1867)[5]
Claire compares the sudden appearance of a nun, summoned by Mother Hildegarde's clap of the hands, to Cock-Robin, the title figure of a pantomime who was magically turned from a dead bird into a "little man".
William Shakespeare Hamlet, Act I, scene 5, lines 166-167 (ca. 1599)[6]
Claire paraphrases the lines to Sister Angelique at L'Hôpital des Anges: "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
19 Romeo and Juliet (1597)
Claire observes that Alexander Randall and Mary Hawkins, laying unconscious beside each other, look like Romeo and Juliet "laid out in the public square as a reproach to their relatives".
23 Robert Burns "To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough" (1785)
Chapter title: The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men...[7]
24 Alfred, Lord Tennyson Lady Clara Vere de Vere (1842)
Claire quotes the poem to Jamie: "Kind hearts are more than coronets."
Robert Burns "The Author’s Earnest Cry and Prayer" (1786)
Claire quotes the line to Jamie: "Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither!"
27 St. Augustine Confessions (397-400)
When the Comte St. Germain and Master Raymond stand before King Louis XV accused of sorcery, Louis notes that they have both practiced astrology, but that this is not a crime as even St. Augustine was known to have made inquiries into the mysteries of astrology. Claire recalls that St. Augustine had dismissed astrology as a load of rubbish and she doubts that Louis has read Augustine's Confessions.
28 Bible Catholic liturgy / Genesis 3:19[8]
Claire describes Faith to Jamie, and thinks of the lines: "Remember, man, that thou are dust, and unto dust thou shalt return." This is recited on Ash Wednesday as part of the Catholic liturgy, and originates from Genesis 3:19.
31 Robert Louis Stevenson "Requiem" from Underwoods (1887)[9]
Claire quotes lines to Jamie: "Home is the sailor, home from the sea, / And the hunter home from the hill."
Sir Walter O'Bannion Reilly A Scientific Treatise on Methods of Farming
This is the book Ian sends away for when Claire tells them to plant potatoes.
34 James M. Cain The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934)
Chapter title
Molière Various works
Claire notes that the Lallybroch women waulk their wool "to the rhythms of Molière and Piron."
Alexis Piron Various works
Claire notes that the Lallybroch women waulk their wool "to the rhythms of Molière and Piron."
36 Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote (1605)
Claire asks Jamie if Cervantes has been born yet, and whether he is familiar with the term "quixotic".
Sir Walter Scott Marmion, Canto VI, XXX (1808)[10]
Jamie, having learned the poem from Claire at some previous time, begins to quote the lines when she demands impatiently for him to continue his telling of the battle: "When pain and anguish wring the brow, / A ministering angel thou!"
Charles Dickens A Child's History of England (1852-1854)
Claire tries to recall what little she can remember reading about Scottish history as a child in her tattered brown copy of this book. Charles Dickens wrote a three volume series of books with this name. Dickens' books only dealt with English history up to 1689, but had one final chapter summarizing events between 1689 and 1853 when the book was written. It seems likely that Claire's book was the Dickens book as Claire notes that it had only a two-page section on the Jacobite Rising.
38 Bible Exodus 34:7,[11] Jeremiah 11:19[12]
Claire thinks of the passages, reflecting on her choices that have possibly written Frank Randall out of existence: "For the sins of the fathers shall be visited on the children... and thou shalt destroy him, root and branch, so that his name shall no more be known among the tribes of Israel."
42 L. Frank Baum The Oz Books
(1900-1920 by Baum; later additional volumes by other authors)
Claire likens Murtagh to the Gnome King.
45 Andrew Marvell "To His Coy Mistress" (ca. 1650s)
With Alexander Randall dead, and Mary Hawkins alone on her wedding night, Claire thinks of the lines as a contrast to herself and Jamie, who remain alive and together: "The grave's a fine and private place, / But none, I think, do there embrace."
46 Alexander Carmichael (editor) "An Cath Nach Tainig (The Battle to Come)"[13]
from the Carmina Gadelica, vol. I (1900)
Claire starts to say the blessing to Jamie before they hear English soldiers approaching the house, on the eve of the Battle of Culloden: "Jesus, Thou Son of Mary, I call on Thy name..."
49 Bible John 20:29[14]
Roger thinks of the verse after the harrowing experience of watching Gillian Edgars go through the cleft stone on Craigh na Dun: "Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed."

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