Page 132. " the 'Month of Mary' devotions "

May is traditionally considered the Month of Mary in the Catholic Church, a month devoted to celebrating and praying to the Mother of God, with special hymns and flowers in the church.

Page 141. " without ever having given a thought to Louis XIV "

Louis XIV by Hyacinthe Rigaud
Public DomainLouis XIV by Hyacinthe Rigaud
Louis XIV (1638-1715), known as the Sun King, was king of France from 1643 to his death in 1715.

Page 147. " a species of hymenoptera observed by Fabre "

'Hymenoptera' are the species of large winged insects such as bees, wasps and sawflies. Jean Henri Fabre (1823-1915), a French entomologist, conducted important research into these species.