"And America they say is the land of the free. I thought we were bad here." (U10.732)
"I smiled at him. America, I said, quietly, just like that. What is it? The sweepings of every country including our own. Isn't that true? That's a fact.
Graft, my dear sir. Well, of course, where there's money going there's always someone to pick it up." (U10.734)
"Saw him looking at my frockcoat. Dress does it. Nothing like a dressy appearance. Bowls them over.
- Hello, Simon, Father Cowley said. How are things?
- Hello, Bob, old man, Mr Dedalus answered stopping.
Mr Kernan halted and preened himself before the sloping mirror of Peter Kennedy, hairdresser. Stylish coat, beyond a doubt. Scott of Dawson street. Well worth the half sovereign I gave Neary for it. Never built under three guineas. Fits me down to the ground. Some Kildare street club toff had it probably." (U10.738)
"John Mulligan, the manager of the Hibernian bank," (10.746)
"gave me a very sharp eye yesterday on Carlisle bridge as if he remembered me." (U10.746)
Carlisle bridge is the precursor of O'Connell bridge, connecting Sackville street to the south quays across the Liffey. It was designed by James Gandon, and built 1791 - 1794. It was named for Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, who was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland at the time. Carlisle bridge was a symmetrical, three semicircular arch structure in granite, with a Portland stone balustrade, and obelisks on each of the four corners. This is a PC of Carlisle bridge...
... and a SV from 1865.
In both PC and SV, notice that Carlisle bridge is narrower than Sackville street, that the statue of Daniel O'Connell (unveiled 1882) is not up yet, and that no trams are to be seen.
Between 1879 - 1882, to improve the streetscape and relieve traffic congestion, Carlisle bridge was widened to the width of Sackville street (230 ft or 70 m). It was then renamed O'Connell bridge for Daniel O'Connell, whose statue was being unveiled. In the early 19c., the pro-British still called the street Sackville, and the bridge Carlisle, as in this (published in England) postcard. The fact that Mr Kernan says Carlisle bridge may reflect his age, or his political views.
"Aham! Must dress the character for those fellows. Knight of the road. Gentleman. And now, Mr Crimmins, may we have the honour of your custom again, sir." (U10.748)
"The cup that cheers but not inebriates, as the old saying has it." (U10.750)
"North wall and sir John Rogerson's quay, with hulls and anchorchains, sailing westward, sailed by a skiff, a crumpled throwaway, rocked on the ferrywash, Elijah is coming." (U10.752)
"Down there Emmet was hanged, drawn and quartered. Greasy black rope. Dogs licking the blood off the street when the lord lieutenant's wife drove by in her noddy.
Bad times those were. Well, well. Over and done with. Great topers too. Fourbottle men." (U10.764)
"Let me see. Is he buried in saint Michan's? Or no, there was a midnight burial in Glasnevin. Corpse brought in through a secret door in the wall. Dignam is there now. Went out in a puff. Well, well. Better turn down here. Make a detour." (U10.769)
Robert Emmet, patriot, was executed in Thomas St (Dublin) on September 20, 1803. The location of his remains is to this day a mystery.
In 1903 Thomas Addis Emmet led an investigation into the 3 possible places: the family vault (in St Peter’s Church yard, fronting on Augier’s Street), an uninscribed grave in St Michan’s (traditionally accepted as the hallowed spot by many Irish), and an uninscribed grave in Glasnevin. The investigation was disappointing, as he reported in The Gael (October 1903).
"Mr Kernan turned and walked down the slope of Watling street by the corner of Guinness's visitors' waitingroom." (U10.773)
"Outside the Dublin Distillers Company's stores an outside car without fare or jarvey stood, the reins knotted to the wheel." (U10.774)
An 'outside car' (or Jaunting-car) is a light two-wheeled carriage for a single horse. It usually seats four persons placed back to back, with the foot-boards projecting over the wheels. It was a popular mode of transportation in 19c. Dublin.