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Anne’s House of Dreams: Literary Allusions

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Epigraph

“Our kin / Have built them temples, and therein / pray to the gods we know; and dwell / in little houses lovable.” —Rupert Brooke   Rupert Brooke, “The Song of the Pilgrims” (1907 poem), lines 20–24.

1. In the Garret of Green Gables

Hamlet’s opinion that it may be better to bear the ills that we have than fly to others that we know not of   William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 3, scene 1, lines 89–90 (“makes us rather bear those ills we have / Than fly to others that we know not of?”). (Spoken by Anne)

‘Pyes they always were and Pyes they always will be, world without end, amen’   Book of Common Prayer. (Spoken by Anne)

Gilbert recited ‘Bingen on the Rhine,’ and looked at you when he said, ‘There’s another, not a sister’   Caroline Norton, “Bingen on the Rhine,” line 33 (“‘There’s another—not a sister’”). (Spoken by Diana)

2. The House of Dreams

let the dead past bury its dead   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “A Psalm of Life”

as he might have been in his salad days   William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

Her lines had fallen in pleasant places   Bible, Psalm 16:6 (“The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage”).

3. The Land of Dreams Among

The Land of Dreams Among   Andrew Lang, “Lost Love” (“The lands of Dream among.”

“Ah, there’s the rub,” sighed Anne   William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 3, line 1, line 73 (“Ay, there’s the rub”). (Spoken by Anne)

‘’Tis true, ’tis pity, and pity ’tis, ’tis true’   William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 2, scene 2, lines 105–6 (“’tis true ’tis pity, / And pity ’tis ’tis true”). (Spoken by Anne)

Everything works together for good   Bible, Romans 8:28 (“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”). (Spoken by Philippa)

4. The First Bride of Green Gables

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5. The Home Coming

her hair! It made me think of Browning’s ‘cord of gold’ and ‘gorgeous snake’!   Robert Browning, “In a Gondola”

6. Captain Jim

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7. The Schoolmaster’s Bride

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8. Miss Cornelia Bryant Comes to Call

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9. An Evening at Four Winds Point

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10. Leslie Moore

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11. The Story of Leslie Moore

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12. Leslie Comes Over

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13. A Ghostly Evening

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14. November Days

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15. Christmas at Four Winds

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16. New Year’s Eve at the Light

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17. A Four Winds Winter

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18. Spring Days

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19. Dawn and Dusk

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20. Lost Margaret

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21. Barriers Swept Away

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22. Miss Cornelia Arranges Matters

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23. Owen Ford Comes

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24. The Life-Book of Captain Jim

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25. The Writing of the Book

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26. Owen Ford’s Confession

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27. On the Sand-Bar

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28. Odds and Ends

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29. Gilbert and Anne Disagree

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30. Leslie Decides

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31. The Truth Makes Free

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32. Miss Cornelia Discusses the Affair

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33. Leslie Returns

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34. The Ship o’ Dreams Comes to Harbour

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35. Politics at Four Winds

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36. Beauty for Ashes

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37. Miss Cornelia Makes a Startling Announcement

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38. Red Roses

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39. Captain Jim Crosses the Bar

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40. Farewell to the House of Dreams

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