"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" (U13.497)
"and the choir began to sing Tantum ergo" ([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)...
"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)
"and there wasn't a brack on them and that was what he was looking at, transparent,, and not at her insignificant ones that had neither shape nor form (the cheek of her!) because he had eyes in his head to see the difference for himself" (U13.501)
"Cissy came up along the strand with the two twins and their ball with her hat anyhow on her to one side after her run and she did look a streel tugging the two kids along with the flimsy blouse she bought only a fortnight before like a rag on her back and a bit of her petticoat hanging like a caricature." (U13.505)
"Gerty just took off her hat for a moment to settle her hair and a prettier, a daintier head of nutbrown tresses was never seen on a girl's shoulders - a radiant little vision, in sooth, almost maddening in its sweetness. You would have to travel many a long mile before you found a head of hair the like of that. She could almost see the swift answering flash admiration in his eyes that set her tingling in every nerve. She put on her hat so that she could see from underneath the brim and swung her buckled shoe faster for her breath caught as she caught the expression in his eyes.." (U13.509)
"He was eying her as a snake eyes its prey. Her woman's instinct told her that she had raised the devil in him and at the thought a burning scarlet swept from throat to brow till the lovely colour of her face became a glorious rose." (U13.517)
"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)
"So over she went and when he saw her coming she could see him take his hand out of his pocket, getting nervous, and beginning to play with his watchchain, looking up at the church. Passionate nature though he was Gerty could see that he had enormous control over himself. One moment he had been there, fascinated by a loveliness that made him gaze, and the next moment it was the quiet gravefaced gentleman, selfcontrol expressed in every line of his distinguishedlooking figure" (U13.537)