"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)

"he planted more than that in his time he might have planted me too if hed come a bit sooner then I wouldnt be here as I am" (U18.502)
"he ought to chuck that Freeman with the paltry few shillings he knocks out of it and go into an office or something where hed get regular pay or a bank where they could put him up on a throne to count the money all the day of course he prefers plottering about the house so you cant stir with him any side whats your programme today" (U18.503)
"I wish hed even smoke a pipe like father to get the smell of a man or pretending to be mooching about for advertisements when he could have been in Mr Cuffes still only for what he did then sending me to try and patch it up I could have got him promoted there to be the manager he gave me a great mirada once or twice first he was as stiff as the mischief really and truly Mrs Bloom" (U18.508)
"only I felt rotten simply with the old rubbishy dress that I lost the leads out of the tails with no cut in it but theyre coming into fashion again I bought it simply to please him I knew it was no good by the finish pity I changed my mind of going to Todd and Burns as I said" (U18.513)
"and not Lees it was just like the shop itself rummage sale a lot of trash I hate those rich shops get on your nerves nothing kills me altogether" (U18.517)
"only he thinks he knows a great lot about a womans dress and cooking mathering everything he can scour off the shelves into it" (U18.519)
"if I went by his advices every blessed hat I put on does that suit me yes take that thats alright" (U18.520)

Some hat fashions from 1904.
"the one like a weddingcake standing up miles off my head he said suited me" (U18.522)
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