Notes on the text
These notes, by John McGivering, are partly new, and partly based on the ORG. The page and line numbers below refer to the Macmillan (London) Standard Edition of Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories, as published and frequently reprinted between 1895 and 1950.
Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town[Page 255, line 7] the 195th. A fictitious regiment.
Upstairs and downstairs in his night gown,
Rapping at the window, crying through the lock,
Are the children all in bed ?
For now its eight o’clock. [Haughton]
'God be merciful unto us, and bless us: and shew us the light of his countenance.'And Numbers 7,24-26 runs:
'The Lord bless thee and keep thee. The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace...[Page 261, line 33] the Princess and the Goblins The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald (1824–1905) p.40.