- 3. In "Jubilate Agno" (B726) Smart describes his Cat Jeoffrey as follows: "For he purrs in thankfulness? when God tells him he's good Cat".
- 7. "a good domestic friend" Karina Williamson thinks that this is presumable the conscience. She also notes that Abraham called his wife "my fair domestic friend" (Abimelech i. 64)
- 19-20. Karina Williamson notes that "wages of the day" are intended in merciful, not retributive, sense. In line 20 there is an echo of David's words to Saul: "I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it!" (Samuel 1, 24:11)