"like the messengerboy today I thought it was a putoff first him sending the port and the peaches first and I was just beginning to yawn with nerves thinking he was trying to make a fool of me when I knew his tattarrattat at the door" (U18.340)
"he must have been a bit late because it was 1/4 after 3 when I saw the 2 Dedalus girls coming from school I never know the time even that watch he gave me never seems to go properly Id want to get it looked after when I threw the penny to that lame sailor for England home and beauty when I was whistling there is a charming girl I love and I hadnt even put on my clean shift or powdered myself or a thing then this day week were to go to Belfast" (U18.343)
"just as well he has to go to Ennis his fathers anniversary the 27th it wouldnt be pleasant if he did" (U18.349)
"no its better hes going where he is besides something always happens with him the time going to the Mallow concert at Maryborough ordering boiling soup for the two of us then the bell rang out he walks down the platform with the soup splashing about taking spoonfuls of it hadnt he the nerve" (U18.356)
"and the waiter after him making a holy show of us screeching and confusion for the engine to start but he wouldnt pay till he finished it the two gentlemen in the 3rd class carriage said he was quite right so he was too" (U18.360)
"hes so pigheaded sometimes when he gets a thing into his head a good job he was able to open the carriage door with his knife or theyd have taken us on to Cork I suppose that was done out of revenge on him" (U18.363)
"O I love jaunting in a train or a car with lovely soft cushions" (U18.366)
"I wonder will he take a 1st class for me he might want to do it in the train by tipping the guard well O I suppose therell be the usual idiots of men gaping at us with their eyes as stupid as ever they can possibly be" (U18.367)
"that was an exceptional man that common workman that left us alone in the carriage that day going to Howth Id like to find out something about him 1 or 2 tunnels perhaps then you have to look out of the window all the nicer then coming back suppose I never came back what would they say eloped with him that gets you on the stage" (U18.369)
"the last concert I sang at where its over a year ago when was it St Teresas hall Clarendon St" (U18.374)

The church of St Teresa (of Avila) on Clarendon St was opened in 1797, and belongs to the order of the Discalced Carmelites. St Teresa's [Total Abstinence and Temperance Loan Fund Society] Hall was at 43-44 Clarendon Street. It was a venue for popular theater. There Yeats' play 'Cathleen Ni Houlihan' opened in 1902, with Maud Gonne in the title role.
"little chits of missies they have now singing Kathleen Kearney and her like" (U18.375)
"on account of father being in the army and my singing the absentminded beggar and wearing a brooch for Lord Roberts when I had the map of it all and Poldy not Irish enough was it him managed it this time I wouldnt put it past him" (U18.376)
"like he got me on to sing in the Stabat Mater by going around saying he was putting Lead Kindly Light to music I put him up to that till the jesuits found out he was a freemason thumping the piano lead Thou me on copied from some old opera yes and he was going about with some of them Sinner Fein lately or whatever they call themselves talking his usual trash and nonsense" (U18.380)
"he says that little man he showed me without the neck is very intelligent the coming man Griffiths is he well he doesnt look it thats all I can say still it must have been him he knew there was a boycott I hate the mention of their politics after the war that Pretoria and Ladysmith and Bloemfontein where Gardner lieut Stanley G 8th Bn 2nd East Lancs Rgt of enteric fever" (U18.385)
"he was a lovely fellow in khaki and just the right height over me Im sure he was brave too he said I was lovely the evening we kissed goodbye at the canal lock my Irish beauty he was pale with excitement about going away or wed be seen from the road he couldnt stand properly and I so hot as I never felt they could have made their peace in the beginning" (U18.389)
"or old oom Paul and the rest of the other old Krugers go and fight it out between them instead of dragging on for years killing any finelooking men there were with their fever if he was even decently shot it wouldnt have been so bad" (U18.394)

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (1825 - 1904), better known as Paul Kruger, or fondly as Oom Paul (Afrikaans for 'Uncle Paul'), was a prominent Boer resistance leader against British rule, and president of the Transvaal Republic in South Africa.
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