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Allusion in Paul's Case

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"but a sleep and a forgetting..."   (Paul's Case)

This phrase is a direct quotation from William Wordsworth's "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood":

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:

The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,

Hath had elsewhere its setting,

And cometh from afar:

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"Feed my Lambs..."   (Paul's Case)

A reference to John 21:15:

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” (English Standard Version)

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"Genius in the bottle found by the Arab fisherman..."   (Paul's Case)

This is a reference to Scheherazade's *A Thousand and One Nights *which contained stories of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and Sinbad.

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"Soldiers' Chorus from Faust..."   (Paul's Case)

Also known as "Gloire immortelle de nos aïeux", it is part of Charles Gounod's opera Faust.

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"Martha..."   (Paul's Case)

A four-act opera by Friedrich von Flotow which premiered in Vienna in 1874.

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"Rigoletto..."   (Paul's Case)

A three-act Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The character of Rigoletto is that of a smart-mouthed court jester.

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