"Palmerston Park and Upper Rathmines, all still, becalmed in short circuit. Hackney cars, cabs, delivery waggons, mailvans, private broughams, aerated mineral water floats with rattling crates of bottles, rattled, rolled, horsedrawn, rapidly." (U6.1046)
"WHAT? - AND LIKEWISE - WHERE?
- But what do you call it? Myles Crawford asked. Where did they get the plums?
VIRGILIAN, SAYS PEDAGOGUE. SOPHOMORE
PLUMPS FOR OLD MAN MOSES.
- Call it, wait, the professor said, opening his long lips wide to reflect. Call it, let me see. Call it: Deus nobis haec otia fecit." (U7.1050)
"- No, Stephen said, I call it A Pisgah Sight of Palestine or The Parable of the Plums.
—I see, the professor said." (U7.1057)
"He laughed richly.
— I see, he said again with new pleasure. Moses and the promised land. We gave him that idea, he added to J. J. O'Molloy.
HORATIO IS CYNOSURE THIS FAIR JUNE DAY
J. J. O'Molloy sent a weary sidelong glance towards the statue and held his peace.
— I see, the professor said." (U7.1060)
"He halted on sir John Gray's pavement island and peered aloft at Nelson through the meshes of his wry smile." (U7.1067)
Sir John Gray (1815 - 1875) was the proprietor of the Freeman's Journal, M.P. for Kilkenny city, and Chairman of the Dublin Corporation Water Works Committee from 1863 to 1875. In this latter role, he was instrumental in procuring, from Co. Wicklow, a clean water supply to Dublin and suburbs.
His statue on Sackville street stood between the monument to O'Connell and Nelson's pillar. The work of Irish artist Foley, it was unveiled in 1879.
This SV (1901) shows the pavement island of sir John Gray's statue, and the direction of the gaze of MacHugh.
"DIMINISHED DIGITS PROVE TOO TITILLATING FOR FRISKY FRUMPS. ANNE WIMBLES, FLO WANGLES - YET CAN YOU BLAME THEM?
- Onehandled adulterer, he said smiling grimly. That tickles me, I must say." (U7.1069)
"— Tickled the old ones too, Myles Crawford said, if the God Almighty's truth was known." (U7.1074)