"sure you cant get on in this world without style all going in food and rent when I get it Ill lash it around I tell you in fine style I always want to throw a handful of tea into the pot measuring and mincing if I buy a pair of old brogues itself do you like those new shoes yes how much were they" (U18.466)
"Ive no clothes at all the brown costume and the skirt and jacket and the one at the cleaners 3 whats that for any woman" (U18.470)
"cutting up this old hat and patching up the other the men wont look at you and women try to walk on you because they know youve no man then with all the things getting dearer every day" (U18.472)
"for the 4 years more I have of life up to 35 no Im what am I at all Ill be 33 in September will I what O well look at that Mrs Galbraith shes much older than me I saw her when I was out last week her beautys on the wane she was a lovely woman magnificent head of hair on her down to her waist tossing it back like that like Kitty OShea in Grantham street 1st thing I did every morning to look across see her combing it as if she loved it and was full of it pity I only got to know her the day before we left" (U18.474)
"and that Mrs Langtry the jersey lily the prince of Wales was in love with" (U18.481)

Lily (or Lillie) Langtry (1853 - 1929) is an English actress, born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton on the channel island of Jersey. She was famous in the roles of Rosalind (As You Like It), and Kate (She Stoops to Conquer). Langtry's theatrical career was eclipsed by her fame as the mistress of Edward VII. Langtry was idolized by Americans, and Judge Roy Bean named a Texas town in her honor. Her nickname, 'The Jersey Lily,' is after the Jersey lily flower (Amaryllis belladonna) a symbol of Jersey; it was popularized when Sir John Everett Millais painted her portrait 'A Jersey Lily.'
"I suppose hes like the first man going the roads only for the name of a king theyre all made the one way only a black mans Id like to try" (U18.482)
"a beauty up to what was she 45" (U18.484)
"there was some funny story about the jealous old husband what was it at all and an oyster knife he went no he made her wear a kind of a tin thing round her and the prince of Wales yes he had the oyster knife cant be true a thing like that" (U18.484)
"like some of those books he brings me the works of Master Francois Somebody supposed to be a priest about a child born out of her ear because her bumgut fell out a nice word for any priest to write and her a--e as if any fool wouldnt know what that meant" (U18.487)
"I hate that pretending of all things with that old blackguards face on him anybody can see its not true and that Ruby" (U18.491)
"and Fair Tyrants he brought me that twice I remember when I came to page 50 the part about where she hangs him up out of a hook with a cord flagellate" (U18.493)

An illustration from 'Au Bon Vieux Temps', another novel by James Lovebirch.
"sure theres nothing for a woman in that all invention made up about he drinking the champagne out of her slipper after the ball was over" (U18.495)
"like the infant Jesus in the crib at Inchicore in the Blessed Virgins arms sure no woman could have a child that big taken out of her" (U18.497)
"and I thought first it came out of her side because how could she go to the chamber when she wanted to and she a rich lady of course" (U18.498)
"she felt honoured H R H he was in Gibraltar the year I was born" (U18.500)

"I bet he found lilies there too where he planted the tree" (U18.501)

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