|"like Isaac Butt," (U7.707)|
"like silvertongued O'Hagan. Eh? Ah, bloody nonsense. Psha! Only in the halfpenny place. |
His mouth continued to twitch unspeaking in nervous curls of disdain.
Would anyone wish that mouth for her kiss? How do you know? Why did you write it then?" (U7.707)
"RHYMES AND REASONS |
Mouth, south. Is the mouth south someway? Or the south a mouth? Must be some. South, pout, out, shout, drouth. Rhymes: two men dressed the same, looking the same, two by two.
. . . . . . . . la tua pace
. . . . . che parlar ti piace
mentreche il vento, come fa, si tace." (U7.713)
|"Why not bring in Henry Grattan and Flood and Demosthenes and Edmund Burke? Ignatius Gallaher we all know and his Chapelizod boss, Harmsworth of the farthing press, and his American cousin of the Bowery gutter sheet" (U7.731)|
|"not to mention Paddy Kelly's Budget, Pue's Occurrences and our watchful friend The Skibbereen Eagle. Why bring in a master of forensic eloquence like Whiteside? Sufficient for the day is the newspaper thereof." (U7.734)|
"LINKS WITH BYGONE DAYS OF YORE |
- Grattan and Flood wrote for this very paper, the editor cried in his face. Irish volunteers. Where are you now? Established 1763. Dr Lucas." (U7.737)
|"Who have you now like John Philpot Curran? Psha!" (U7.739)|
"ITALIA, MAGISTRA ARTIUM |
- He spoke on the law of evidence, J.J. O'Molloy said, of Roman justice as contrasted with the earlier Mosaic code, the lex talionis. And he cited the Moses of Michelangelo in the Vatican.
- A few wellchosen words, Lenehan prefaced. Silence!
Pause. J.J. O'Molloy took out his cigarette case.
False lull. Something quite ordinary." (U7.754)
"Messenger took out his matchbox thoughtfully and lit his cigar. |
I have often thought since on looking back over that strange time that it was that small act, trivial in itself, that striking of that match, that determined the whole aftercourse of both our lives." (U7.762)
"A POLISHED PERIOD |
J.J. O'Molloy resumed, moulding his words:
- He said of it: that stony effigy in frozen music, horned and terrible, of the human form divine, that eternal symbol of wisdom and of prophecy which, if aught that the imagination or the hand of sculptor has wrought in marble of soultransfigured and of soultransfiguring deserves to live, deserves to live." (U7.766)
"He took a cigarette from the case. J.J. O'Molloy offered his case to Myles Crawford. Lenehan lit their cigarettes as before and took his trophy, saying: |
- Muchibus thankibus.
A MAN OF HIGH MORALE
- Professor Magennis was speaking to me about you, J.J. O'Molloy said to Stephen." (U7.777)
|"- No, thanks, professor MacHugh said, waving the cigarette case aside. Wait a moment. Let me say one thing. The finest display of oratory I ever heard was a speech made by John F. Taylor at the college historical society." (U7.791)|
|"Mr Justice Fitzgibbon, the present lord justice of appeal, had spoken and the paper under debate was an essay (new for those days) advocating the revival of the Irish tongue." (U7.794)|
"He turned towards Myles Crawford and said: |
- You know Gerald Fitzgibbon. Then you can imagine the style of his discourse. " (U7.797)
From Dictionary of National Biography ed. Sidney Lee, 2001:
Gerald Fitzgibbon (1837 - 1909) was Lord Justice of appeal in Ireland. He was born in Dublin. His father was Master in Chancery and a leading member of the Irish bar, and his brother Henry president of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Fitzgibbon became a classical scholar 1858 at Trinity, distinguished himself in classics, law, oratory and English composition. He was called to the Irish bar in 1860, became legal advisor to Dublin Castle (1876), solicitor general for Ireland in Lord Beaconsfield's government (1877), then was promoted to Lord Justice of Appeal (1878).
Outside of his profession as a judge, he was a member of the church of Ireland, a freemason (Trinity College lodge, 1876), chairman of the educational endowment in Ireland (1855-1897) and commissioner of national education.
He had a country home in Howth where George Salmon, John Visc. Morley, Mr. Arthur Balfour, Lord Roberts, Woleseley, and Lord Randolph Churchil were regular visitors.
He is buried in St Fintan in Howth and has a marble statue in St Patrick cathedral.
"- He is sitting with Tim Healy, J.J. O'Molloy said, rumour has it, on the Trinity college estates commission.|
- He is sitting with a sweet thing in a child's frock, Myles Crawford said. Go on. Well?" (U7.800)