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I particularly got a kick out of him working the word "groatsworth" into the narrative, I can only imagine how small a portion of the audience gets that reference.
He had a good groatsworth of wit, Stephen said, and no truant memory.
* Robert Greene, A groatsworth of Wit bought with a million of repentance.
Eating your groatsworth of _mou en civet_, fleshpots of Egypt, elbowed by belching cabmen.
-- He had a good groatsworth of wit, Stephen said, and no truant memory.
To the Abbey not a groatsworth of damage will I do.
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