Lily as a wounded fawn
In this chapter, Trollope refers to Lily as a wounded fawn after her engagement to Crosbie is called off. This reference echoes a line in Vergil’s Aeneid in which Queen Dido, in love with Aeneas, is compared to an arrow-stricken doe. This is an interesting comparison because, while Dido is eventually ruined by Aeneas, Lily recuperates and becomes like a queen herself. See the commentary for Chapter 42. [KD 2006]
Sources: Vergil, Aeneid 4.69.
Lily’s bright light
Lily’s bright light remains shining. This reference occurs after Lily begins to recover. It is significant because Crosbie-as-Apollo has been referred to in terms of light, and now Lily is. [KD 2006]
Short for dies non juridicus. Refers to a holiday or a day of no legal matters. [KD 2006]