Sir Peter Teazle

Sir Peter Teazle is a character in Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s School for Scandal. Mulligan seems to imply that Stephen's mother lost her mind toward the end of her illness: "She calls the doctor sir Peter Teazle and picks buttercups off the quilt. Humour her till it's over." But Joyce's mother did the same thing and there is no evidence that dementia was involved.

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William Warren (1812-88) as Sir Peter Teazle, in a photography of unknown date. Source: