"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" (U18.369)
"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..
"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.
"I love to see a regiment pass in review the first time I saw the Spanish cavalry at La Roque it was lovely after looking across the bay from Algeciras all the lights of the rock like fireflies" (U18.397)
"or those sham battles on the 15 acres the Black Watch with their kilts in time at the march" (U18.400)
"past the 10 th hussars the prince of Wales own" (U18.401)
"or the lancers O the lancers theyre grand or the Dublins that won Tugela his father made his money over selling the horses for the cavalry" (U18.402)