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Part I A. E. Housman "Hell's Gate" from Last Poems (1922)[1]
Title of Part I: Battle, and the Loves of Men
2 Eric Linklater The Prince in the Heather (1965)
Roger shows Claire the passage about a Fraser of the Master of Lovat's regiment who escaped slaughter out of a group of eighteen Jacobite officers.
3 Benjamin Spock The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care (1946)
Claire and Frank refer to Dr. Spock when Brianna rolls over for the first time.
4 Bible / Pseudepigrapha Genesis 3[2] / Life of Adam and Eve (Apocalypse of Moses)[3]
Jamie explains to Fergus, Rabbie, and Young Jamie than one of the plagues of Adam after the Fall was facial hair, and thus man is cursed with shaving.[4]
5 Bible 1 Timothy 2:14-15[5]
Mrs. Kirby reads the passage aloud while Jenny's screams can be heard upstairs: "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding, she shall be saved in childbearing, if she continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety."
John 11[6]
Jamie, hidden in the wardrobe during a close encounter with English soldiers, observes that before Mrs. Innes can ask a question, Jenny "shot up from the bedclothes like Lazarus."
Mrs. McLintock Mrs. McLintock's receipts for cookery and pastry-work (1736)
Jenny consults her cookbook while making hare pie.
6 Bible Romans 5:9[7]
Chapter title: Being Now Justified by His Blood
Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe (1719)
Jamie is reading the novel in the cave when he hears the sound of soldiers: "This violent rain forced me to a new work, viz., to cut a hole through my new fortification, like a sink, to let the water go out, which would else have drowned my cave..."
Part III John Milton Paradise Lost, Book IV, line 970 (1667)[8]
Title of Part III: When I Am Thy Captive
7 Woodhill Patriots[9]
This is a book that Frank owns, being a series of profiles of the American Founding Fathers. Frank compares Claire's passion for medicine to the passion the Founding Fathers had, and warns Claire that they paid a price for that passion.
8 Tobias Smollett The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748)
Jamie thinks about the stories he would tell the men in prison with him at Ardsmuir.
Henry Fielding The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749)
Jamie thinks about the stories he would tell the men in prison with him at Ardsmuir.
Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe (1719)
Jamie thinks about the stories he would tell the men in prison with him at Ardsmuir, of which Robinson Crusoe is their favorite.
10 Jean-Jacques Rousseau Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse (1761)
Lord John is surprised to find that Jamie enjoys French novels.[10]
Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe (1719)
Lord John asks Jamie if he is familiar with the novel.
11 Samuel Richardson Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded (1740)
Jamie and Lord John discuss the length of the novel.
12 Bible Acts 2[11]
Jamie thinks of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles, and its illustration in his mother's Bible.
14 Isaiah 14:12[12]
Lord John paraphrases the quotation to himself while looking at Jamie: "O Lucifer, thou son of the morning..."
15 John Cleland Fanny Hill (1748)
Jamie is reading the novel when he is summoned to ready the coach to travel to Ellesmere.
21 Robert Burns "The Author’s Earnest Cry and Prayer" (1786)
Roger and Brianna show Claire an article they believe to have been written by Jamie: "Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither!"
Part V Thomas Wolfe You Can't Go Home Again (1940)
Title of Part V
22 Joseph Jacobs "The Sprightly Tailor" from Celtic Fairy Tales (1892)[13][14]
Roger quotes the story to Claire, explaining that he can never sleep on All Hallows' Eve because of the scary stories his father told him growing up: "See'st thou this great gray head, with jaws which have no meat?"
26 Bible Luke 6:37[15]
Jamie quotes the passage in reproach to Ian Murray's insinuations about his character: "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged."
27 Alexander Carmichael (editor) "Fois Anama (Soul Peace)"[16]
from the Carmina Gadelica, vol. I (1900)
Jamie tells Ian to say this prayer after taking a life.
"An Treoraich Anama (The Soul Leading)"[17]
from the Carmina Gadelica, vol. I (1900)
A shorter prayer for when time is short, as in battle.
28 John Milton Paradise Lost (1667)
Claire asks Jamie if it was the archangel Michael who drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden.
29 Sir Walter Scott Marmion, Canto VI, XVII (1808)[18]
Claire quotes the lines to Jamie while they wait for Ian to finish going to confession: "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!"
32 Robert Frost "The Death of the Hired Man" (1914)[19]
Claire says the quote to Young Ian as reassurance as they approach Lallybroch: "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."
Bible Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)[20]
Jamie mentions the passage as his own reassurance to Ian. Also used in the chapter title.
33 Tacitus Agricola (ca. 98)[21]
Claire recalls the line as something that a contemporary of the Duke of Cumberland ascribed to the Duke's achievement in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising of 1745: "He created a desert and called it peace."
William Shakespeare Hamlet, Act II, scene 2, lines 378-379 (ca. 1599)[22]
Jamie refers to the line to assure Claire he knows the difference between naked women and food: "I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is / southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw."
37 Romeo and Juliet, Act II, scene 2, line 43 (1597)[23]
Chapter title: What's in A Name
38 John Arbuthnot Law is a Bottomless Pit (1712)[24]
Ned Gowan refers to the title, having finished laying out the settlement between Jamie and Laoghaire.
Emily Post Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home (1922)
When Claire is introduced to Hobart MacKenzie she wonders what Emily Post would recommend in such a situation.
39 Thomas Wolfe Look Homeward, Angel (1929)
Chapter title: Lost, and by the Wind Grieved
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter (1850)
Claire asks Jamie how a ship can be distinguished without a name painted on its side, and Jamie points out that he would know Claire from any other woman, without her name stitched upon her; Claire retorts, "Not so much as a letter 'A.'"
40 Robert Louis Stevenson "Dead Man's Chest" from Treasure Island (1883)
Claire quotes the fictional song as she and Jamie discuss the possible origins of the silkies' treasure: "Fifteen men on the dead man's chest— ...Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"
41 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow "The Building of a Ship" from The Seaside and the Fireside (1850)[25]
Claire quotes the lines when they set sail from Scotland to rescue Young Ian: "And see! She stirs! / She starts,—she moves,—she seems to feel / The thrill of life along her keel, ..."
42 A. E. Housman "The rainy Pleiads wester" from More Poems (1936)[26]
Claire quotes the lines to Jamie while they look at the moon aboard the Artemis: "The rainy Pleiads wester / Orion plunges prone, / And midnight strikes and hastens / And I lie down alone."
"Because I liked you" from More Poems (1936)[27]
Claire thinks of another Housman poem while thinking of Jamie's gravestone in Scotland in the 20th century: "Halt by the headstone naming / The heart no longer stirred, / And say the lad that loved you / Was one that kept his word."
44 Charles Perrault "Le Petit Chaperon rouge" (Little Red Riding Hood)
from Histoires ou contes du temps passé (1697)
Jamie watches the sharks attack the cask of spoiled horse meat thrown overboard from the Artemis: "Why, grandmother dear, what big teeth ye have!"
50 Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798)
Claire thinks of the lines when she finds herself washed up on an island covered in mangroves, and inhabited by strange animals: "Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink."
52 Bible Song of Solomon 2:5-6[28]
Claire paraphrases the passage to Jamie, who is describing his plan for the next time they have sufficient space and time to be alone together: "My beloved's arm is under me, and his hand behind my head. Comfort me with apples, and stay me with flagons, for I am sick of love."
Lewis Carroll The Hunting of the Snark (1874)
As Fergus and Marsali complete their nuptials, Claire quotes the line to Jamie and kisses him: "What I tell you three times is true."
58 Edgar Allan Poe "The Masque of the Red Death"
Chapter title
A. E. Housman "Oh Who Is That Young Sinner" from Additional Poems (1937)[29][30]
Claire recites the poem to Jamie, who is adding the final touches to his disguise for the governor's ball.[31]
60 Alexander Carmichael (editor) "Am Beannachadh Bais (The Death Blessing)"[32]
from the Carmina Gadelica, vol. I (1900)
Geillis tells Jamie and Claire the story of her escape from Castle Leoch: "God, omit not this woman from thy covenant..."

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