"Is that then the divine substance wherein Father and Son are consubstantial? Where is poor dear Arius to try conclusions? Warring his life long on the contransmagnificandjewbangtantiality. Illstarred heresiarch! In a Greek watercloset he breathed his last: euthanasia." (U3.49)
"With beaded mitre and with crozier, stalled upon his throne, widower of a widowed see, with upstiffed omophorion, with clotted hinderparts.
Airs romped round him, nipping and eager airs. They are coming, waves. The whitemaned seahorses, champing, brightwindbridled, the steeds of Mananaan.
I mustn't forget his letter for the press. And after? The Ship, half twelve. By the way go easy with that money like a good young imbecile. Yes, I must." (U3.52)

A mitre is the official headdress of a bishop in the Western Church, a tall cap with a top deeply cleft crosswise, the outline of the front and back resembling that of a pointed arch. A crozier is the ceremonial staff carried by a bishop or an abbot, hooked at one end like a shepherd's crook.
In this PC of an Irish woman 'Going to Mass,' the mitre and crozier are emblems of Irish Catholicism. Others are the Muckross Abbey and the cross of Monasterboice.
"His pace slackened. Here. Am I going to Aunt Sara's or not? My consubstantial father's voice. Did you see anything of your artist brother Stephen lately? No? Sure he's not down in Strasburg terrace with his aunt Sally? Couldn't he fly a bit higher than that, eh? And and and and tell us, Stephen, how is uncle Si?" (U3.61)
"O weeping God, the things I married into! De boys up in de hayloft. The drunken little costdrawer and his brother, the cornet player. Highly respectable gondoliers!" (U3.65)

'The Gondoliers or The King of Barataria' is an opera by Gilbert & Sullivan, seen here in an Irish production. The characters include the gondolier brothers Marco and Giuseppe Palmieri, and 'a highly respectable brigand'.
"And skeweyed Walter sirring his father, no less. Sir. Yes, sir. No, sir. Jesus wept: and no wonder, by Christ!" (U3.67)
"I pull the wheezy bell of their shuttered cottage: and wait.
They take me for a dun, peer out from a coign of vantage.
- It's Stephen, sir.
- Let him in. Let Stephen in.
A bolt drawn back and Walter welcomes me.
- We thought you were someone else." (U3.70)
"In his broad bed nuncle Richie, pillowed and blanketed, extends over the hillock of his knees a sturdy forearm. Cleanchested. He has washed the upper moiety.
- Morrow, nephew. Sit down and take a walk.
He lays aside the lapboard whereon he drafts his bills of costs for the eyes of Master Goff and Master Shapland Tandy, filing consents and common searches and a writ of Duces Tecum. A bogoak frame over his bald head: Wilde's Requiescat." (U3.76)
"The drone of his misleading whistle brings Walter back.
- Yes, sir?
- Malt for Richie and Stephen, tell mother. Where is she?" (U3.83)
"- Bathing Crissie, sir.
Papa's little bedpal. Lump of love.
- No, uncle Richie...
- Call me Richie." (U3.87)
"Damn your lithia water. It lowers. Whusky!
- Uncle Rickie, really...
- Sit down or by the law Harry I'll knock you down" (U3.90)

Lithia water is mineral water containing lithium (Li) salts. Medicinal interest in Li began in the mid-1800s when Lipowitz and Ure reported that Li solutions dissolved uric acid crystals. This led to the belief that Li was useful in gout, and other diseases thought to be due to an imbalance in uric acid (including angina, asthma, arthritis, depression, headaches, hypertension, epilepsy). Li is used nowadays in the treatment of mood disorders.
"— Uncle Rickie, really...
— Sit down or by the law Harry I'll knock you down.
Walter squints vainly for a chair.
— He has nothing to sit down on, sir.
— He has nowhere to put it," (U3.93)
"you mug." (U3.95)



Mug = face (e.g. a mug shot) or a stupid person easily deceived.
"Bring in our Chippendale chair." (U3.95)

Thomas Chippendale (1718 - 1779) was a famous London cabinet-maker and furniture designer in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. He published (1754) a book of his designs, titled 'The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director' that established the fashion for furniture for that period. Malahide Castle has a fine collection of Chippendale chairs.
"Would you like a bite of something? None of your damned lawdeedaw airs here. The rich of a rasher fried with a herring? Sure? So much the better. We have nothing in the house but backache pills.
All'erta!
He drones bars of Ferrando's aria di sortita. The grandest number, Stephen, in the whole opera. Listen.
His tuneful whistle sounds again, finely shaded, with rushes of the air, his fists bigdrumming on his padded knees.
This wind is sweeter." (U3.96)
"Houses of decay, mine, his and all. You told the Clongowes gentry you had an uncle a judge and an uncle a general in the army. Come out of them, Stephen. Beauty is not there." (U3.103)
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