Page 360. " As devout Eckermann lifted the linen sheet from the naked corpse of Goethe "

Johann Peter Eckermann (1792 – 1854) is best known for his work Conversations with Goethe, which details his association with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe during the last years of the great German writer's life.

Page 372. " though in some few known instances giving birth to an Esau and Jacob "

In the Bible Jacob and Esau were twin boys born to Isaac and Rebekah.

Page 372. " with what prodigious fury the Bashaw assails him and chases him away! "

A bashaw or pasha was a high rank in the Ottoman empire, typically granted to governors, generals and dignitaries.