"just as well he has to go to Ennis" (U18.349)
"his fathers anniversary the 27th it wouldnt be pleasant if he did suppose our rooms at the hotel were beside each other and any fooling went on in the new bed I couldnt tell him to stop and not bother me with him in the next room" (U18.350)
"or perhaps some protestant clergyman with a cough knocking on the wall then hed never believe the next day we didnt do something its all very well a husband but you cant fool a lover after me telling him we never did anything of course he didnt believe me" (U18.353)
"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" (U18.369)
"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" (U18.371)
"that gets you on the stage" (U18.374)
"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 on account of father being in the army" (U18.375)
"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)
"and my singing the absentminded beggar" (U18.377)

"The Absent-Minded Beggar" is an 1899 patriotic poem by Rudyard Kipling, set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan and often accompanied by an illustration of a wounded but defiant British soldier,. The song was written as part of an appeal by the Daily Mail to raise money for soldiers fighting in the Second Boer War and their families. The fund was the first such charitable effort for a war.
The poem and song were a huge sensation and were widely performed, including in music halls. Maud Tree, the wife of actor-manager H. Beerbohm Tree, recited it at the Palace Theatre, every night before the show, for fourteen months.
The campaign raised more than £250,000, and Kipling was offered a Knighthood - which he declined..
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