Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. New York: Viking, 1964. Print.96.

“O you hypocrites, o you white sepulchres, o you who present a smooth smiling face to the world while your soul within is a foul swamp of Sib, how will it fare with you in that terrible day?”

James Joyce is complaining about the hypocracy of people and the language he uses is intense to convey this.  He complains about fake people.