IN THE HEART OF THE HIBERNIAN METROPOLIS
Before Nelson’s pillar trams slowed, shunted, changed trolley started for
Blackrock, Kingstown and Dalkey, Clonskea, Rathgar and Terenure, Palmerston
park and upper Rathmines, Sandymount, Green Rathmines, Ringsend, and
Sandymount Tower, Harold’s Cross. The hoarse Dublin United Tramway
Company’s timekeeper bawled them off :
— Rathgar and Terenure!
— Come on, Sandymount Green!
Right and left parallel clanging ringing a doubledecker and a singledeck
moved from their railheads, swerved to the down line, glided parallel.
— Start, Palmerston park!
THE WEARER OF THE CROWN
Under the porch of the general post office shoeblacks called and
polished. Parked in North Prince’s street His Majesty’s vermilion mailcars,
bearing on their sides the royal initials, E. R., received loudly flung sacks
of letters, postcards, lettecards, parcels, insured and paid, for local, provincial,
British and overseas delivery.
GENTLEMEN OF THE PRESS
Grossbooted draymen rolled barrels dullthudding out of Prince’s stores
and bumped them up on the brewery float. On the brewery float bumped
dullthudding barrels rolled by grossbooted draymen out of Prince’s stores.
— There it is Red Murray said. Alexander Keyes.