"It would have served her just right if she had tripped up over something accidentally on purpose with her high crooked French heels on her to make her look tall and got a fine tumble. Tableau! That would have been a very charming exposé for a gentleman like that to witness." (U13.484)
"Queen of angels, queen of patriarchs, queen of prophets, of all saints, they prayed," (U13.489)
"queen of the most holy rosary" (U13.490)
"queen of the most holy rosary" (U13.490)
"and then Father Conroy handed the thurible to Canon O'Hanlon and he put in the incense and censed the Blessed Sacrament and Cissy Caffrey caught the two twins and she was itching to give them a ringing good clip on the ear but she didn't because she thought he might be watching" (U13.490)
"but she never made a bigger mistake in all her life because Gerty could see without looking that he never took his eyes off of her" (U13.494)
"and then Canon O'Hanlon handed the thurible back to Father Conroy" (U13.496)
"and knelt down looking up at the Blessed Sacrament and the choir began to sing Tantum ego" (U13.497)
'Tantum ergo' are the opening words of the last 2 verses of Pange Lingua, a Mediaeval Latin hymn written by St Thomas Aquinas. The two verses are sung during the Veneration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the Roman Catholic Church.
The Tantum ergo starts:
Tantum ergo Sacramentum (Down in adoration falling)
Veneremur cernui... (The sacred Host we venerate)...
From CE 1913: "Of the musical settings, which are very abundant, the appropriate word must be one of caution in view of the direction of Pius X in his Instruction on Sacred Music (22 Nov., 1903, IV): 'In the hymns of the Church the traditional form of the hymn is to be preserved. It is not lawful, therefore, to compose for instance, a Tantum ergo in such wise that the first trophe presents a romanza, a cavatina, an adagio, and the Genitori an allegro.'
Singenberger, in the 'Guide to Catholic Church Music' (St. Francis, Wisconsin, 1905), gives grade, voices, composer, etc., of more than six hundred setting of the "Tantum ergo" [including plainchant melodies, settings by C.P. Bach, A. Bruchner, G. Faure, M. Durufle, F. Schubert...].
Authorities differ as to the time for incensing. Martinucci directs the placing of incense in the thurible before 'Tantum ergo' and the incensing after 'veneremur cernui'. De Carpo suggests both either before 'Tantum ergo' or after 'veneremur cernui', according to the custom of the particular church."
"and she just swung her foot in and out in time as the music rose and fell to the Tantumer gosa cramen tum." (U13.498)
"Three and eleven she paid for those stockings in Sparrow's of George's street on the Tuesday,Three and eleven she paid for those stockings in Sparrow's of George's street on the Tuesday, no the Monday before Easter" (U13.499)
"Edy Boardman was noticing it too because she was squinting at Gerty, half smiling, with her specs like an old maid, pretending to nurse the baby. Irritable little gnat she was and always would be and that was why no-one could get on with her, poking her nose into what was no concern of hers. And she said to Gerty:
- A penny for your thoughts." (U13.521)
"— What? replied Gerty with a smile reinforced by the whitest of teeth. I was only wondering was it late.
Because she wished to goodness they'd take the snottynosed twins and their babby home to the mischief out of that so that was why she just gave a gentle hint about its being late." (U13.527)
"And when Cissy came up Edy asked her the time and Miss Cissy, as glib as you like, said it was half past kissing time, time to kiss again. But Edy wanted to know because they were told to be in early.
- Wait, said Cissy, I'll ask my uncle Peter over there what's the time by his conundrum." (U13.531)
"Cissy said to excuse her would he mind please telling her what was the right time and Gerty could see him taking out his watch, listening to it and looking up and clearing his throat and he said he was very sorry his watch was stopped but he thought it must be after eight because the sun was set. His voice had a cultured ring in it and though he spoke in measured accents there was a suspicion of a quiver in the mellow tones. Cissy said thanks and came back with her tongue out and said uncle said his waterworks were out of order." (U13.544)
"Then they sang the second verse of the Tantum ergo and Canon O'Hanlon got up again" (U13.552)