He had not yet fallen but he would fall silently, in an instant. The big student turned on him, frowning. He was for Ireland and Parnell and so was his father: and so was Dante too for one night at the band on the esplanade she had hit a gentleman on the head with her umbrella because he had taken off his hat when the band played GOD SAVE THE QUEEN at the end. The rector opened his mouth and said: --O! Then he smiled and said: --Well, if we broke our glasses we must write home for a new pair.