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1 Henry Fielding The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749)
Lord John thinks about stepfathers as depicted in fiction, and puts the question to Hal whether their new stepfather will be like Squire Allworthy of Fielding's novel.
William Shakespeare Hamlet (ca. 1599)
Lord John suggests the character of Claudius as another possibility on the question of stepfathers.
Bible New Testament
Lord John remembers Saint Joseph as another famous stepfather of literature.
5 Denis Diderot Les bijoux indiscrets (1748)
Lord John demonstrates mock astonishment upon learning that Lady Lucinda Joffrey has read the erotic novel.
8 Church of England Book of Common Prayer (1662)[1]
Lord John attends Geneva Dunsany's funeral and thinks of passages from the Book of Common Prayer.[2]
James VI and I Daemonologie (1597)
Lord John recalls finding this treatise while conducting research after his experience with the Hellfire Club.
Bible / Henry Purcell Psalm 130: 1-7[3]
Lord John hears the lines of the hymn during Geneva's funeral service: "Out of the deep have I called unto Thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice"[4]
Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer (1979)
Lord John hears the lines during Geneva's funeral service: "Give courage and faith to those who are bereaved, that they may have strength to meet the days ahead in the comfort of a reasonable and holy hope, in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those they love."[5]
12 Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus Epitoma Rei Militaris (ca. 385-450)
Lord John peruses Melton's library in search of suitable volumes for Percy's military edification, and quotes a line to himself: "Few men are born brave; many become so through care and force of discipline."
Éléazar de Mauvillon Histoire de la Dernière Guerre de Bohème (1756)[6]
Lord John selects the first volume for Percy to read.
Virgil Aeneid (ca. 29–19 BC)
Lord John selects the volume for Percy to read.
13 Henry Fielding Champion, February 19, 1739-40[7]
Lord John recalls Fielding's description of Newgate as a "prototype of hell".[8]
19 Matthew Bacon A new abridgement of the law: by a gentleman of the Middle Temple, vol. IV (1759)[9]
Percy reads a passage to Lord John about the crime of sodomy.
31 William Shakespeare MacBeth (ca. 1606)
Three conspirators in the Jacobite plot to kill King George used the names MacBeth, Fleance, and Siward as aliases. Arthur Longstreet believes that "Siward" referred to Victor Arbuthnot.
35 Catullus Catullus 101
Lord John reads an unsigned note from Percy, and intones a sentiment similar to Catullus' poem: "Ave atque vale, frater meus." Hail—and farewell.[10]

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