This is from "The Day-Dream" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. It opens the part called "The Arrival".
Paraphrased from Jeremiah 8:20.
- "You'll always keep a corner for me, won't you, Di darling? Not the spare room, of course -- old maids can't aspire to spare rooms, and I shall be as 'umble as Uriah Heep, and quite content with a little over-the-porch or off-the-parlour cubby hole."
- —Anne of the Island (Chapter 1: The Shadow of Change)[src]
This is a reference to David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. In it, there is a character called Uriah Heep who is constantly claiming to be humble (he pronounces it "'umble").
This is from "The Walrus and the Carpenter", stanza 11, by Lewis Carroll. "The Walrus and the Carpenter" is one of the poems in Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
This is from stanza seven of "Ode to a Nightingale", by John Keats.
From 2 Corinthians 4:18.
Anne is referencing the old creation story in the book of Genesis, where Adam and Eve are punished for eating the fruit (sometimes assumed to be an apple, though it is never specifically stated) that grows on the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden. This introduces sin into the world, and is what triggers God to banish Adam and Eve from the Garden. And since there is now sin in the world, there is also death, which may be why Anne referred to the apple as "fatal".
Anne is possibly referring to the period of time in the Old Testament when the Israelites ate the food God provided for them for forty years while they wandered in the desert. The food that came in the morning was called manna, and the food that came in the evening was quail. Manna was thin flakes of bread, and literally came down from the skies. Both manna and quail fulfilled every need the Israelites had for food.
This is a reference to "The Sorrows of Werther", by William Makepeace Thackeray.
This is a reference to Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, by George Gordon, Lord Byron. The "native shore" quote comes from Canto the First, part XIII.
These lines which Anne quotes are from Lucile by Owen Meredith (Canto VI, Part VII).
The line is from "Ye Mariners of England: A Naval Old Ode" by Thomas Campbell.
This is the seventh stanza of the poem "Dickens in Camp", by Bret Harte.
This is from a poem called "The Lord of Burleigh", by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
This quote is a reference to the popular eighteenth-century children's prayer, "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep". Davy says this in reply to Anne after promising not to swear again.
This quote is a reference to Act II, Scene II of William Shakespeare's Macbeth where Macbeth murders Duncan in his bed chamber. Jane had just proposed to Anne on behalf of her brother and was somewhat resentful toward the rejection.
This quote is a reference to the poem "Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning.
This quote is from line 44 of Act IV, Scene I of Macbeth by William Shakespeare: "By the pricking of my thumbs, / Something wicked this way comes".
Here Philippa is quoting Matthew 6:28: "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin".
"The Way of Transgressors", the title of chapter 13, is a reference to Proverbs 13:15.
This quote is a reference to Act III, Scene II of Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
This quote is a reference to The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1678).
This quote is a reference to the apparent last words spoken by Caesar as he is stabbed to death and recognizes Brutus among the assassins; 'et tu, Brute' was popularized in William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar. Here Gilbert congratulates Anne on winning the Rollings Reliable prize, much to Anne's dismay over the whole affair.
This is from "The Isles of Greece", which is a poem featured in Canto the Third of Don Juan, by George Gordon, Lord Byron. It is the beginning of the eighth stanza.
This quote is a reference to Rudyard Kipling's short story, "The Cat That Walked by Himself", which appears in the collection of Just So Stories (1902).
This quote is a reference to the story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis.
This quote is a likely reference to Mark Twain's speech, "The Weather", with a toast to "The Oldest Inhabitant - The Weather of New England".
- "What are you reading?" "Pickwick" "That's a book that always makes me hungry,' said Phil. 'There's so much good eating in it. The characters seem always to be revelling on ham and eggs and milk punch. I generally go on a cupboard rummage after reading Pickwick.The mere thought reminds me that I'm starving."
- —Anne of the Island (Chapter 20: Gilbert Speaks)[src]
Here Anne and Phil are referring to Charles Dickens' first novel, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (1836), more commonly known as The Pickwick Papers.
This quote is a reference to Robert Burns' poem, "Auld Lang Syne", which popularized the traditional Scots folk song.
- "Silly Phil! You know quite well that Jonas loves you." "But - he won't tell me so. And I can't make him. He looks it, I'll admit. But speak-to-me-only-with-thine-eyes isn't a really reliable reason for embroidering doilies and hem-stitching table-cloths."
- —Anne of the Island (Chapter 26: Enter Christine)[src]
This quote is a reference to Ben Jonson's poem, "To Celia".
Here Anne quotes William Cullen Bryant's poem, "A Forest Hymn".
- "Were not half the Redmond girls wildly envious? And what a charming sonnet he had sent her, with a box of violets, on her birthday! Anne knew every word of it by heart. It was very good stuff of its kind, too. Not exactly up to the level of Keats or Shakespeare - even Anne was not so deeply in love to think that. But it was very tolerable magazine verse. And it was addressed to her - not to Laura or Beatrice or the Maid of Athens, but to her, Anne Shirley."
- —Anne of the Island (Chapter 27: Mutual Confidences)[src]
This quote alludes to famous instances of romantic correspondence and the history of the sonnet form, which is commonly used to express love. In the first instance, the Romantic poet, John Keats (b. 1795), famously wrote a number of devoted love letters and sonnets to his fiancée, Fanny Brawne, before his untimely death in 1821. In the second instance, William Shakespeare composed a collection of 154 sonnets, the first 126 to a young man, and the last 28 to a woman. As for the women alluded to, “Laura” is a reference to the mysterious muse to whom the Italian poet Petrarch addressed over 300 sonnets with his undying love, most of which appear in The Canzoniere; “Beatrice” is a Shakespearean character and the subject of Benedick’s sonnet, which he composes in Act V Scene II of the romantic-comedy, Much Ado About Nothing; and the “Maid of Athens” is the title of a love poem written by George Gordon, Lord Byron to the young Teresa Makri while he resided in Greece.
This quote is an allusion to Jacques' "All the world's a stage" speech from Shakespeare's As You Like It; 'And then the lover, / Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad, / Made to his mistress' eyebrow'.
This quote is a reference to Ellen Mackay Hutchinson's poem, "So Wags the World Away".
Here Phil is quoting Mrs General, the class-conscious governess from Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit, who believes that the phrase "prunes and prisms" will give an attractive and ladylike shape to the mouth.
In this quote, Anne is referring to the ever cheerful character, Mark Tapley, from Charles Dickens' novel, The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (1844).
This quote is a reference to John Greenleaf Whittier's poem, "Maud Muller".
Phil adapts the line "Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors," from William Shakespeare's Othello as she reflects on her time at Redmond.
Here Anne quotes two lines from William Cullen Bryant's poem, "The Rivulet".
Anne quotes this line from Psalms 30:5 after learning that Gilbert will recover from his illness.
This quote is a reference to Isaac Watts' hymn, "Who is This Fair One in Distress?".
- "But I'll have to ask you to wait a long time, Anne," said Gilbert sadly. "It will be a three years before I finish my medical course. And even then there will be no diamond sunbursts and marble halls." Anne laughed. "I don't want sunbursts and marble halls. I just want YOU. You see I'm quite as shameless as Phil about it. Sunbursts and marble halls may be all very well, but there is more 'scope for the imagination' without them."
- —Anne of the Island (Chapter 41: Love Takes Up the Glass of Time)[src]
Here a deliberate reference is made by Montgomery to the second chapter of Anne of Green Gables ("Matthew Cuthbert is Surprised") where, like chapter 41 of Anne of the Island, there is an ending and a new beginning for Anne, as she quotes again from Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey and Michael William Blafe's The Bohemian Girl. Yet, as Anne has grown as a character, she no longer relies so heavily on fairy tales, as her other dreams, of being loved and wanted, have been realized.
- ↑ "The Day-Dream" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
- ↑ The King James Bible (Jeremiah 8:20)
- ↑ David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
- ↑ "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats
- ↑ The King James Bible (2 Corinthians 4:18)
- ↑ The King James Bible (Exodus 20:16)
- ↑ "The Sorrows of Werther" by William Makepeace Thackeray
- ↑ Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (Canto the First, part XIII) by George Gordon, Lord Byron
- ↑ Lucile (Canto VI, Part VII) by Owen Meredith
- ↑ "Ye Mariners of England: A Naval Old Ode" by Thomas Campbell
- ↑ "Dickens in Camp" by Bret Harte
- ↑ "The Lord of Burleigh" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
- ↑ "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep"
- ↑ Macbeth by William Shakespeare
- ↑ "Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning
- ↑ Macbeth (Act II, Scene I) by William Shakespeare
- ↑ The King James Bible (Revelation 20:8)
- ↑ "The Man Without a Country" by Edward Everett Hale
- ↑ The King James Bible (Matthew 6:28)
- ↑ The King James Bible (Proverbs 13:15)
- ↑ Hamlet (Act III, Scene II) by William Shakespeare
- ↑ The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
- ↑ Julius Caesar (Act III, Scene I) by William Shakespeare
- ↑ Don Juan (Canto the Third, "The Isles of Greece") by George Gordon, Lord Byron
- ↑ Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
- ↑ The King James Bible (Genesis 37:3)
- ↑ "The Weather" by Mark Twain
- ↑ The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
- ↑ "Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns
- ↑ "Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid?"
- ↑ "To Celia" by Ben Jonson
- ↑ "A Forest Hymn" by William Cullen Bryant
- ↑ Selected Love Letters to Fanny Brawne by John Keats
- ↑ Complete Sonnets by William Shakespeare
- ↑ The Canzoniere by Petrarch
- ↑ Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
- ↑ "Maid of Athens, Ere We Part" by George Gordon, Lord Byron
- ↑ As You Like It by William Shakespeare
- ↑ "So Wags the World Away" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson
- ↑ Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
- ↑ Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
- ↑ "Lord Gregory" by Robert Burns
- ↑ "Maud Muller" by John Greenleaf Whittier
- ↑ Othello (Act I, Scene III) by William Shakespeare
- ↑ "The Rivulet" by William Cullen Bryant
- ↑ The King James Bible (Psalms 30:5)
- ↑ "Who is This Fair One in Distress?" by Isaac Watts