Chapter Source Reference
6 Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871)
Claire mentally refers to the sedan chair carriers as Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Looking-Glass) and quotes the Queen of Hearts (Wonderland): "Off with his head!"
9 William Shakespeare Julius Caesar, Act IV, scene 3, line 218 (ca. 1599)
Chapter title: A Tide in the Affairs of Men
10 Bible John 20:19-29[1]
Jamie thinks of verse 29 while sitting with George Washington and several other officers, pondering the odd feeling of meeting someone Claire had already told him about: "Blessed are those who have not seen but have believed." After the other Continental officers have left, Daniel Morgan quotes verse 19 to Jamie: "Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you."
13 Richard Wilbur "Love Calls Us to the Things of This World"
from Things of This World (1956)
Chapter title: Morning Air Awash with Angels[2]
15 Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871)
Claire reflects that the current situation – encompassing Jamie's sudden resurrection, William's discovering his true paternity, and Jamie absconding with Lord John – resembles something "more through-the-looking-glass than a matter of mere scandal." She also refers to Jenny as the White Rabbit.
20 Lewis Carroll "The Walrus and the Carpenter" from Through the Looking-Glass (1871)
Chapter title: Of Cabbages and Kings
24 Catholic Church, Edward Caswall Veni Sancte Spiritus ("Come, Holy Spirit") in translation from
Lyra Catholica, containing all the breviary and missal hymns (1849)
Chapter title: Welcome Coolness in the Heat, Comfort in the Midst of Woe[3]
27 Robert Herrick "Seek and Find" (1591-1674)
Chapter title: Nothing's So Hard But Search Will Find it Out
32 William Shakespeare Henry VI, Part 3, Act IV, Scene 7 (ca. 1591)
Chapter title: "For many men who stumble at the threshold are well foretold that danger lurks within"
33 Samuel Beckett The Unnamable (1954)
Roger feels calmer after a night's sleep at Lallybroch, and thinks of the line while considering what lies before him: "I can't go on, I'll go on."
38 Bible Revelation 13:18[4]
Chapter title: The Number of the Beast
40 Hebrews 13:2[5]
Buck quotes the passage in Gaelic to Dougal: "Do not forget to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."[6]
John 20:29[1]
Roger thinks of the line after meeting Dougal MacKenzie: "Blessed are those who have not seen but have believed."
45 Phil Rickman The Cure of Souls (2001)
Chapter title: The Cure of Souls[7]
48 William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (1597)
Ian remarks that love is not usually a fatal condition, and Denny agrees, though cites the feuding Montague and Capulet families as an exception.
57 Dylan Thomas "Do not go gentle into that good night"
from In Country Sleep, And Other Poems (1952)
Chapter title
86 Voltaire Candide (1759)
After Banastre Tarleton quotes from Candide, William privately registers his surprise that Tarleton can read, let alone has read Voltaire: "pour encourager les autres".
95 Walt Whitman "I Sing the Body Electric"
from Leaves of Grass, Book IV "Children of Adam" (1855/1867)[8]
Brianna recites the lines to herself as she contemplates ley lines, the practice of focusing on loved ones for time travel, and Roger: "I sing the body electric, / The armies of those I love engirth me ..."[9] The Body Electric also serves as the chapter title.
Part VII Bible Psalm 39:13[10]
Section title: Before I Go Hence
115 William Shakespeare Macbeth, Act II, scene 2, line 48 (ca. 1606)[11]
Chapter title: The Raveled Sleeve of Care
119 William Shakespeare Hamlet, Act V, Scene 1
Chapter title: "Alas, poor Yorick!"
125 James M. Sayles "Star of the Evening" (1855)[12]
Chapter title: Squid of the Evening, Beautiful Squid[13]
128 Alexander Carmichael (editor) "Beannachadh Seilg (Hunting Blessing)"[14]
from the Carmina Gadelica, vol. I (1900)
Jamie says a verse from the blessing for Germain while he and the other men are fishing and gigging frogs: "Thou shalt not eat fallen fish nor fallen flesh, / Nor one bird that thy hand shall not bring down, / Be thou thankful for the one, / Though nine should be swimming."
132 William Shakespeare MacBeth, Act IV, scene 1, lines 14-15 (ca. 1606)[15]
William recites the lines to himself as he walks through the army camp, seeing the laundresses with their cauldrons: "Eye of newt and toe of frog, / Wool of bat and tongue of dog..."
134 Alexander Carmichael (collector)
James Carmichael Watson (editor)
"An Tuiream Bàis (The Death Dirge)"[16]
from the Carmina Gadelica, vol. III (1940)
Jamie says the prayer in English at Jane's funeral, for the benefit of the non-Gaelic speakers.
137 Bible Jeremiah 9:2[17]
Chapter title: In the Wilderness a Lodging Place
141 Marianne Moore "Silence" from Observations (1924)[18]
Chapter title: The Deepest Feeling Always Shows Itself in Silence
Alexander Carmichael (editor) "Comharrachadh (Marking the Lambs)"[19]
from the Carmina Gadelica, vol. I (1900)
Jenny says the charm as she gathers the goats to continue on their journey home: "The Three who are above in the City of glory, be shepherding my flock and my kine..."

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