"The twins were now playing again right merrily for the troubles of childhood are but as fleeting summer showers." (U13.381)
"Cissy Caffrey played with baby Boardman till he crowed with glee, clapping baby hands in air. Peep she cried behind the hood of the pushcar and Edy asked where was Cissy gone and then Cissy popped up her head and cried ah! and, my word, didn't the little chap enjoy that! And then she told him to say papa.
- Say papa, baby. Say pa pa pa pa pa pa pa. " (U13.382)
"And baby did his level best to say it for he was very intelligent for eleven months everyone said and big for his age and the picture of health, a perfect little bunch of love, and he would certainly turn out to be something great, they said.
- Haja ja ja haja." (U13.388)
"Cissy wiped his little mouth with the dribbling bib and wanted him to sit up properly and say pa pa pa but when she undid the strap she cried out, holy saint Denis, that he was possing wet and to double the half blanket the other way under him. Of course his infant majesty was most obstreperous at such toilet formalities and he let everyone know it:" (U13.393)
"- Habaa baaaahabaaa baaaa.
And two great big lovely big tears coursing down his cheeks. It was all no use soothering him with no, nono, baby, no and telling him all about the geegee and where was the puffpuff but Ciss, always readywitted, gave him in his mouth the teat of the suckingbottle" (U13.398)
"and the young heathen was quickly appeased. Gerty wished to goodness they would take their squalling baby home out of that and not get on her nerves no hour to be out and the little brats of twins." (U13.402)
"She gazed out towards the distant sea. It was like the paintings that man used to do on the pavement with all the coloured chalks and such a pity too leaving them there to be all blotted out, the evening and the clouds coming out and the Bailey light on Howth and to hear the music like that and the perfume of those incense they burned in the church like a kind of waft. And while she gazed her heart went pitapat. " (U13.406)
"Yes, it was her he was looking at, and there was meaning in his look. His eyes burned into her as though they would search her through and through, read her very soul. Wonderful eyes they were, superbly expressive, but could you trust them? People were so queer." (U13.411)
"She could see at once by his dark eyes and his pale intellectual face that he was a foreigner, the image of the photo she had of Martin Harvey, the matinee idol, only for the moustache which she preferred because she wasn't stagestruck like Winny Rippingham that wanted they two to always dress the same on account of a play" (13.415)
Martin Harvery (1863 - 1944), later Sir John Martin-Harvey (knighted 1921) was an extremely popular English stage actor. He made his debut in 1881. He was a member of the companies of Sir Henry Irving (1882), then Johnston Forbes-Robertson (1897), before starting his own. He was married to actress Miss N. de Silva (1869 - 1949). He had enormous success with The Only Way (adapted from Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities) and The Breed of the Treshams. With his company, he often toured the provinces to enthusiastic and adoring audiences.
Here without a moustache...
...and here with.
Harvey's repertoire included Shakespeare's plays. In 1904, Harvey and his company were in Dublin where they opened Hamlet, before moving it to London in 1905. Harvey produced Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III and Henry V for the Shakespeare tercentenary in 1916. Between 1916 and 1931, he starred in 5 movies (4 silent and 1 talkie).
"but she could not see whether he had an aquiline nose or a slightly retroussé from where he was sitting." (U13.419)
"He was in deep mourning, she could see that, and the story of a haunting sorrow was written on his face. She would have given worlds to know what it was. He was looking up so intently, so still and he saw her kick the ball and perhaps he could see the bright steel buckles of her shoes if she swung them like that thoughtfully with the toes down." (U13.421)
"She was glad that something told her to put on the transparent stockings thinking Reggy Wylie might be out but that was far away. Here was that of which she had so often dreamed. It was he who mattered and there was joy on her face because she wanted him because she felt instinctively that he was like no-one else." (U13.425)
"The very heart of the girlwoman went out to him, her dreamhusband, because she knew on the instant it was him. If he had suffered, more sinned against than sinning, or even, even, if he had been himself a sinner, a wicked man, she cared not. Even if he was a protestant or methodist she could convert him easily if he truly loved her. There were wounds that wanted healing with heartbalm." (U13.430)
" She was a womanly woman not like other flighty girls, unfeminine, he had known, those cyclists showing off what they hadn't got " (U13.435)
"and she just yearned to know all, to forgive all if she could make him fall in love with her, make him forget the memory of the past. Then mayhap he would embrace her gently, like a real man, crushing her soft body to him, and love her, his ownest girlie, for herself alone." (U13.437)