(Part i, NB 1)
What course did Bloom and Stephen follow returning?
Lower and Middle Gardiner streets and Mountjoy square, west. Then, bearing left, they Gardiner's place by an inadvertence as far as the farther corner of Temple street. Then, bearing right, Temple street, north, as far as Hardwicke place. They crossed the circus before George's church diametrically, the chord in any circle being less than the arc which it subtends.
|2Of what did they speak during their itinerary?
Music, literature, Ireland, Dublin, Paris, friendship, woman, diet, the influence of gaslight |aor the light of arc and glowlampsa| on the growth of |aadjoininga| trees, the Roman catholic church, jesuit education, careers, the study of medicine, |athe past daya| Stephen's breakdown.
Did Bloom discover similarity between their respective reactions to experience?
Both were sensitive to artistic impressions, musical in preference to plastic or pictorial. Both preferred |aaa| continental to |aana| insular manner of life. Both indurated by early domestic training and an inherited tenacity of resistance professed their disbelief in |amanya| accepted religious, national, social and ethical doctrines. Both admitted the alternately stimulating and obtunding influence of heterosexual magnetism.
Were their views on some points divergent?
Stephen dissented openly from Bloom's views on the importance of dietary and civic selfhelp while Bloom dissented tacitly from Stephen's views on the eternal affirmation of the spirit of man in literature. The collapse which Bloom ascribed to gastric inanition and certain chemical compounds of varying degrees of adulteration and alcoholic strength Stephen attributed to the reapparition of a matutinal cloud at first no bigger than a woman's hand.
Was there one point were equal and negative?
The influence of gaslight or electric light on the growth of adjoining trees.
Had Bloom discussed similar subjects during nocturnal perambulations in the past?
In 1884 with Owen Goldberg and Cecil Turnbull. In 1885 with Percy Apjohn. In 1886 |afrequently occasionallya| with casual acquaintances. In 1888 |afrequentlya| with major Brian Tweedy and his daughter Miss Marion Tweedy, together and separately. Once in 1892 and once in 1893 with Julius (Juda) Mastiansky.2|
What action did Bloom make on their arrival at their destination?
At the housesteps of number 7 Eccles street he put his hand mechanically into |2his the2| back pocket to get his latchkey.
Was it there?
It was in the corresponding pocket of the trousers which he had worn on the day but one preceding.
Why was he doubly irritated?
Because he had forgotten and because he remembered that he had reminded himself twice not to forget.
What were then the alternatives?
To enter or not to enter. To knock or not to knock.
A stratagem. He climbed over the area railings, compressedº his hat on his head, grasped the lower parts of two unread rails, lowered his body gradually by its length of five feet nine inches and a half to within two feet ten inches of the area pavement, and allowed his body to move freely in space by separating himself from the railings and crouching in preparation for the impact of the fall.
Did he fall?
By his weight of ten stone and four ounces in
measure, as certified by the graduated machine for periodical selfweighing in
the premises of Francis Froedman, pharmaceutical chemist of 19 Frederick street,
north, on the last feast of the Ascension, to wit, the twelfth day of May of the
year one thousand nine hundred and four of the christian era.
Did he rise uninjured?
He rose uninjured though shocked by the impact, raised the latch of the area door by leverage, entered the kitchen through the scullery, ignited a lucifer match by friction, lit set free inflammable coal gas by turning on the ventcock, lit a high flame which, by regulating, he reduced to quiescent candescence , and lit finally a portable candle.
Where was Stephen meanwhile?
Reclined against the area railings he perceived through the transparent kitchen panes a man regulating a gasflame, a man lighting a candle, a man removing in turn each of his two boots, a man leaving the kitchen holding a candle.
Did the man reappear elsewhere?
After a lapse of four minutes the glimmer of his candle was discernible through the glass fanlight over the halldoor. The halldoor turned gradually on its hinges. In the open space thus of the doorway the man reappeared without his hat, with his candle.
Did Stephen obey his sign?
Yes, entering softly, he helped to close and chain the door and followed softly along the hallway the man's back and candle past a lighted crevice of doorway on the left and |2carefully2| down a turning staircase of more than five steps. into the kitchen of Bloom's house.
What did Bloom do?
He extinguished the candle by a sharp ejection of breath upon its flame, drew two |2spoonseat deal2| chairs to the hearthstone, |2|aone for Stephen with his back to the area window, the other for himself when necessary,a| knelt on one knee,2| composed in the grate a pyre of crosslaid resintipped sticks and various coloured papers and irregular polygons of |2best2| Abram coal |2at twentyone shillings a ton2| from the yard of Messrs Flower and M'Donald of 7 D'Olier street, kindled it at three projecting points of paper with one ignited wooden match.
Of what similar apparitions did Stephen think?
Of others elsewhere in other times who, kneeling on one knee or
on two, had kindled fires for him, of Brother
Michael in the infirmary of the college of the Society of Jesus at Clongowes Wood in the county of Kildare, of his father, Simon Dedalus, in the unfurnished room of his first residence in Dublin, number thirteen |2North Richmond Fitzgibbon2| street, of his godmother Mrs Miss Kate Morkan in the house of her dying sister Miss Julia Morkan at 15 Usher's Island, of his aunt Sara, wife of Richie (Richard Goulding) in the kitchen of their lodgings at 62 Clanbrassil street, of his mother in the kitchen of number twelve North Richmond street on the morning of the feast of Saint Francis Xavier 1898, of the de dean of Studies, Father Butt, in the physics' theatre of university College, 16 Stephen's Green, north, of his sister Dilly (Delia) in his father's house in Cabra.
|2What did Stephen see on raising his gaze to the height of a yard from the fire towards the opposite wall?
A curvilinear rope stretched between two holdfasts |aathwarta| across the recess beside the chimney pier from which hung four smallsized square handkerchiefs |afolded unattached consecutively in adjacent rectanglesa| and one pair of grey Lisle ladies' stockings |ain their habitual positiona| clamped by three erect wooden pegs two at their outer extremities and the third at their point of junction.2|
|2Of what What2| did Bloom think of their different ages?
That neither could Stephen now have his age then nor he then Stephen's now.
By what act did he solve the problem?
He removed the saucepan to the left hob, rose and carried the iron kettle to the tap and sink in order to draw water by turning the |2cock faucet2| to let it flow.
Did it flow?
Yes. From Roundwood reservoir |2near Stillorgan, in county Wicklow, capable of containing 2400 million gallons, through |aan acqueduct ofa| filter pipes mains by Callowhill to Stillorgan, a distance of 22 statute miles, and thence by an a gradient of 250 feet to the city boundary at Leeson street bridge2| |2where though2| from prolonged summer drouth the water had fallen below the sill of the overflow weir for which reason the borough surveyor on the instructions of the waterworks committee had prohibited the use of municipal water for purposes other than those of consumption particularly as the South Dublin Guardians notwithstandingº their ration of 15 gallons per day per pauper supplied |2through2| a 6 inch meter had been convicted of a wastage of 20,000 gallons per night by a reading of their meter on the affirmation of the law agent of the corporation, Mr Ignatius Rice, thereby acting to the detriment of another section of the public, selfsupporting taxpayers, solvent, sound.
What in water did Bloom, carrying water, returning to the range, admire?
Its universality, its equality and constancy to its nature in seeking its own level, its vastness in the ocean of |2Mercalli's Mercator's2| projector, |2its unplumbed profundity in the Sundam trench of the Pacific exceedingº 8000 fathoms, |athe restlessness of its waves and surface particles visiting in turn all points of its seaboard, its quiescence in calm, its turgidity in neap and spring tides, its preponderance of 3 to itº over the dry land of the globe, its capacity to hold in solution all soluble substances including millions of tons of the most precious metals, its slow erosions of peninsulas and islands, its persistent formation of downwardtending promontories, its weight and volume and density, its gradation of colours in the torrid and temperate and frigid zones, its vehicular ramifications in continental lakecontained streams and |bconfluentb| oceanflowing rivers |bwith their tributariesb| and transoceanic currents, its violence in seaquakes and waterspouts, its vast circumterrestrial ahorizontal curve,a|2| its secrecy in springs exemplified by the well by the holunreade in the wall at Ashtown gate, |2the simplicity of its composition, two parts of hydrogen with one of oxygen,2| its healing virtues, |2its buoyancy in the waters of the Dead Sea,2| its properties for cleansing, quenching thirst and fire, nourishing plant life, its strength in rigid hydrants, its docility in working |2hydraulic2| millwheels, electric power stations, its utility in canals, rivers, if navigable, bleachworks, tanneries, scutchmills, its |2submarine2| fauna and flora |2numerically, the inhabitants of the globe, its ubiquity as it constituted 90% of the human body2|, its noxiousness in marshes, faded flowers, pestilential fens, stagnant pools in the waning moon.
Having set the halffilled kettle on the now burning coals why did he return to the stillflowing tap?
To wash his soiled hands with a partially consumed tablet of lemonflavoured soap |2to which paper still adhered2| bought thirteen hours previously for threepence and still unpaid for in fresh cold neverchangingº everchanging water and dry them, face and hands, in a long redbordered holland cloth passed over a wooden revolving roller.
What reason did Stephen give for declining Bloom's offer?
That he was hydrophobe, hating |2total2| contact |2with by immersion in cold2| water, his last bath having taken place in the month of October of the preceding year, disliking |2the2| acqueous substances of glass and crystal, distrusting aquacitees aquacities of thought and language
What impeded Bloom from giving Stephen counsels of hygiene and prophylactic with suggestions concerning a preliminary wetting of the head |2and contraction of the muscles with rapid splashing of the face and thoracic region2| in case of sea or river bathing?
What phenomenon took place in the vessel of liquid on the fire?
The phenomenon of ebullition.
was constantly and increasingly conveyed from the source of calorification to
the liquid contained in
through the uneven unpolished dark surface of the metal iron,
in part reflected,
in part absorbed, in part transmitted, gradually raising
the temperature of the water from normal to boiling point.
How What announced the accomplishment of this rise in temperature?
A |2double2| falciform ejection of water vapour from under the kettlelid at both sides simultaneously.
|2For what personal purpose could Bloom have applied the water so boiled?
To shave himself.
What advantages |aaccrued from attendeda| shaving by night?
A softer beard, quiet reflections upon the course of the day,º a cleaner sensation when awaking after a fresher sleep since matutinal noises, premonitions and perturbations, a clattered milkcan, a postman's double knock, a shock, a shoot, with thought of aught he sought though fraught with nought might cause a faster rate of shaving and a nick, |afor ona| which incision plaster with precision, cut and humected and applied, adhered: which was to be done.2|
What were the contents of the kitchen dresser when opened by Bloom?
On the lower shelf five vertical breakfast plates, six horizontal breakfast |2cups saucers2| on which rested inverted breakfast cups, a moustachecup, uninverted, and saucer of Crown Derby, four white goldrimmed eggcups, an open shammy purse displaying coins, mostly copper, a phial of aromatic comfits and a red bettingticket. On the middle shelf a chipped eggcup containing pepper, a drum of table salt, four black olives in oily paper, an empty jar of pot of Plumtree's potted meat, a Jersey pear, a halfempty bottle of William Gilbey and Co's white invalid port, a packet of Epps's soluble cocoa|2, five ounces of Anne Lynch's choice tea at 2/- per lb in a crinkled leadpaper bag2|, |2a bowl of a cylindrical canister containing the best crystallised2| lump sugar, |2a bisected onion two onions, one bisected., the larger, Spanish, entire, the other, smaller, Irish, bisected and more redolent2|, a jar of Irish Model dairy's cream, a jug |2of containing a naggin and a quarter of2| soured milk |2which added to the quantity subtracted for Mr Bloom's and Mrs Fleming's breakfasts, made one pint, the total quantity originally delivered2|, two cloves, a halfpenny and a small dish containing a slice of fresh ribsteak. On the upper shelf a battery of jamjars (empty) of various sizes.
How did Bloom prepare a |2meal collation2|?
He poured into two teacups two |2level2| spoonfuls, four in all, of Epps's soluble cocoa. and proceeded according to the directions for use printed on the label.
What marks of special hospitality did the host show his guest?
his right to the moustache cup of imitation crown Derby presented to him by his
only D daughter,
Millicent he drank from a cup identical with that of his guest
. and served to his
guest and, in reduced measure, to himself the cream usually reserved for
his the breakfast of his wife Marion (Molly)
Was the guest conscious of |2and did he acknowledge2| these |2attentions marks of hospitality2|?
His attention was directed to them by his host jocosely. and he accepted them |2in silence2| seriously|2. as they drank in silence.2|
Who drank more quickly?
Bloom., having the advantage of |2a few ten2| seconds at the start and and taking three sips to his opponent's one.
What cerebration accompanied his act?
Concluding that his silent companion was engaged in mental composition he reflected on the pleasures derived from literature of instruction rather than of amusement as he himself had applied to the works of Shakespeare more than once for the solution of difficult problems in imaginary or real life.
Had he found their solution?
In spite of careful and repeated reading of certain passages, aided by a glossary, he had not derived conviction from the text.
What lines concluded his first piece of original verse written at the age of 11 in 1877 written on the occasion of |2the offering of2| three prizes of 10/-, 5/- and 2/6 respectively |2offered2| for competition by the Shamrock|2, a2| weekly newspaper?
An ambition to squint
At my verses in print
Makes me hope that for these you'll find room.
If you so condescend
Then please place at the end
The name of yours truly, L. Bloom
Did he find four separating forces between his temporary guest and him?
Name, age, race, creed.
What anagrams had he made on his name in youth?
Old Ollebo, M.P.
What acrostic upon the abbreviation of
his first name had he sent to Miss Marion (Molly) Tweedy on the 14 February 1888?
Poets oft have sung in rhyme
Of music sweet their praise divine.
Let them hymn it nine times nine.
Dearer far than song or wine.
You are mine. The world is mine.
What relation existed between their ages?
16 years before |2in2| 1888 when Bloom was of Stephen's present age Stephen was 6. Sixteen years after in 1920 when Stephen would be of Bloom's present age Blond Bloom would be 54.
What events might nullify these calculations?
The cessation of existence of both or either, the inauguration of a new era or calendar, the annihilation of the world.
Had Bloom and Stephen met before that day?
Twice. The first time in the lilacgarden of Matthew Dillon's house, Medina Villa, Kimmage road, Roundtown, in 1887, |2in the company of his mother,2| Stephen being then of the age of 5 and reluctant to give his hand in salutation. The second time in the coffeeroom of Breslin's hotel |2in on a rainy Sunday in the January. of2| 1892, |2in the company of his father, and his granduncle,2| Stephen being then 5 years older.
Did Bloom accept the invitation to dinner given by the son and afterwards seconded by the father?
Very gratefully, appreciatively, sincerely, regretfully, he declined.
Did their conversation on the subject of these reminiscences reveal a third connecting link between them?
Mrs Riordan (Dante), a widow of independent means, had resided
in the house of Stephen's parents from 1 September 1888 to 29 December 1891
. and had also
resided from during
the years 1892, 1893 and 1894 in the City Arms Hotel owned by Elizabeth
O'Dowd of 54 Prussia street where, during parts of the years 1893 and 1894,
she had been a
informant of Bloom who resided also in the same hotel, being at that time a
clerk in the employment of Joseph Cuffe of 5 Smithfield for the superintendenceº
of sales in the |2adjacent2| Dublin Cattle market on the North Circular road.
Had he performed any special corporal work of mercy for her?
He had sometimes |2wheeled propelled2| her |2on warm summer evenings2|, an infirm widow of independent, if limited, means, in her bathchairº with some slow revolutions of its wheels as far as the corner of the North Circular road opposite Mr Gavin Low's place of business where she had remained for a certain time scanning through his onelensed fieldglasses unrecognisable citizens on tramcarsº, roadster bicycles, hackney carriages, tandems, private and hired landaus, dogcartsº, ponytraps and brakes passing from the city to the Phoenix Park and vice versa.
Why could he support |2this |aunread thata| his2| vigil with the greater equanimity?
Because in middle youth he had often sat observing through a |2glass2| boss of a multicoloured pane the spectacle offered with continual changes of the thoroughfare without, pedestriansº, quadrupeds, velocipedes, vehicles, passing slowly, quickly, evenly, round and round and round the rim of a round precipitous globe
|2What distinct different memories had each of her now eight years deceased?
The older, her bezique cards and counters, her Skye terrier, her suppositious wealth, her lapses of responsiveness: the younger, her lamp of colza oil before the statue of the Immaculate Conception, her green and maroon brushes for Parnell and for Michael Davitt, her tissue papers.2|
Were there no means still remaining to him to achieve the rejuvenation which these reminiscences divulged to a younger companion rendered the more desirable?
The indoor exercises, formerly intermittentlyº practised, subsequently abandoned, prescribed in Eugen Sandow's Physical Strength and How To to Obtain It which, designed particularly for commercial men engaged in sedentary occupations, were to be made with mental concentrationº in front of a mirror so as to bring into play the various families of muscles and produce successively a pleasant rigidity, a more pleasant relaxation and the most pleasant repristination of juvenile agility.
Had any special agility been his in earlier youth?
Though ringweight lifting had been beyond his strength and the full
circle gyration beyond his courage yet as a High school scholar he had excelled in his stable and protacted protracted execution of the half lever movement on the parallel bars in consequence of his abnormally developed abdominal muscles.
(Part ii, NB 2)
Did either openly allude to their racial difference?
What did Bloom think that Stephen thought about Bloom?
He thought that he thought that he was a jew whereas he knew that he knew that he knew that he wasn was not.
What were their respective parentages?
Bloom, only male heir of Rudolf Virag (subsequentlyº Rudolph Bloom) of Szombathély, Milan, London and Dublin and of Margaret |2Higgins2| second daughter of Julius ma Higgins (born Karoly) and Fanny Higgins (born Hegarty). Stephen, eldest |2surviving2| male heir of Simon Dedalus of Cork and Dublin and of Mary, daughter of Richard and Christina Goulding (born Grier).
Had Bloom and Stephen been baptised?
Stephen on Bloom three times, by the reverendº Mr Gilmer Johnston M.A., |2alone, |ain the |bprotestantb| church of Saint Nicholas Without, Coombea|2| by James O'Connor, Philip Gilligan and James Fitzpatrick|2, together, under a pump in the village of Swords,2| and by the reverend Charles Malone, C.C., in the church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar. Stephen (once) by the reverend Charles Malone, C.C., |2alone2| in the church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar.
|2Were Did they find2| their educational careers similar?
Bloom had passed successively through a dame's school and the high school: Stephen through the preparatory, junior, middle and senior grades of the intermediate and through the matriculationº, first arts, second arts and degree courses of the university.
Why did Bloom refrain from stating that he had frequented the university of life?
Because of his incertitude as to whether |2Stephen had said this to him already or he himself had said it to Stephen. this observation had been already made by him to Stephen or by Stephen to him?.2|
What two temperaments did they individually represent?
The scientific. The artistic.
What proofs did Bloom |2give adduce2| to prove that his tendency was towards applied, rather than to pure, science?
Certain |2possible2| inventions of which he had cogitated when reclining on his back in a state of repletion to aid digestion, stimulated by his appreciation of the importance of inventions now common but once revolutionary, for example, the parachute, the corkscrew, the safety pin, the canal lock.
Were these inventions principally intended for an improved scheme of kindergarten?
Yes. They comprised astronomical kaleidoscopes exhibiting the twelve constellations of the zodiac from the Aries to Pisces, arithmetical gelatine lozenges, geometrical to correspond to zoological biscuits, globemap playing balls, historically costumed dolls.
What |2encouraged also stimulated2| him in his cogitations?
The financial success achieved by Ephraim Marks and Charles A James, the former by his |2penny 1d2| bazaar at 42 George's street, south, the latter at 6½d shop and world's w |2fancy2| fair |2and2| waxwork exhibitionº at 30 Henry Street, admission |2sixpence 6d2|, children 1d: and the infinite possibilities hitherto unexploited of the modern art of advertisement if condensed in triliteral symbols of magnetising efficacy?
K. 11. Kino's 11/- Trousers.
House of Keyes Keys. Alexander J. Keyes
Such as not?
Look at this long candle. Calculate when it burns out and you
receive gratis 1 pair of our special non-compo boots
boots, guaranteed 1 c Candle power. Address: Barclay and Cook, 18 Talbot street.
What is home without Plumtree's Potted Meat?
With it an abode of bliss.
Manufactured by George Plumtree, 23 Merchant'sº quay, Dublin|2, put up in 4 oz pots,2| and inserted by Councillor |2J. Joseph2| P. Nannetti ., M M.P., Rotunda Ward, 19 Hardwicke street, under the obituary notices and anniversaries of deceases. The name on the |2jar label2| is Plumtree. |2A plumtree in a meatpot, registered trade mark.2|
Which example did he adduce to induce Stephen to comprehend that originality does not invariably conduce to success?
His own ideated and rejected project of an illuminated showcart, drawn by a beast of burden, in which two smartly dressed girls were to be seated engaged in writing.
What |2suggested2| scene |2did this suggest to was then constructed by2| Stephen?
A solitary hotel in a mountain pass. Autumn. Twilight. A fire lit. In a dark corner a young man seated. A young woman enters. Restless. She sits. She goes to the window. She stands. She sits. Twilight. She thinks. On solitary hotel paper she writes. She thinks. She writes. She sighs. Wheels and hoofs. She hurries out. He comes from his dark corner. He seizes the solitary paper. He holds it towards the fire. Twilight. He reads.
In sloping, upright and backhands, Queen's Hotel, Queen's Hotel, Queen's Hotel. Queen's Ho …
What |2suggested2| scene |2did this suggest to was then reconstructed by2| Bloom?
Queen's Hotel, Ennis, county Clare where Rudolph Bloom (Rudolf Virag) died
on the 27 June 1886 of an overdose of
(aconite) in the form of a neuralgic liniment.
composed of 2 parts of aconite liniment to 1 of chloroform liniment
Did he attribute this homonymity |2unread2| to |2information or2| coincidence or intuition?
|2Did he depict the scene |ain words. verballya| For for his guest |ato seea|
He preferred himself to see and listen to another's words by which potential narration was realised and kinetic temperament relieved.2|
Did he see only a |2second2| coincidence in the second scene narrated to him, described by the narrator as A Pisgah Sight of Palestine or The Parable of the Plums?
It, with the preceding scenes scene and with others unnarrated by |2but2| existent by implicationº, seemed to him to contain in itself |2and in conjunction with the personal equation2| certain possibilities of financial|2, social, personal and sexual2| success, whether contributed in printed form|2, following the precedent of Philip Beaufoy or Doctor Dick or Heblon's Studies in Blue,2| to a publication of certified circulation and solvency or employed verbally as intellectual stimulation for a sympatheticº auditor auditors during the increasingly long nights gradually following the summer solstice.
Which domestic problem as much as, if not more than, any other frequently engaged his mind?
What |2to2| do with our wives.
What had been his hypothetical |2singular2| solutions?
Parlour games (dominos, bézique, halma, tiddledywinks, draughts or, chess or backgammonº): embroidery, darning or knitting for the policeaided clothing society: musical duets, mandoline and guitar, piano and flute, guitar and piano: legal scrivenery or envelope addressing: courses of even biweekly visits to variety entertainmentsº: commercial activity in a cool dairy shop or warm cigar divan: the clandestine satisfaction of erotic irritation in masculine brothels, state-inspected and medically controlled: courses of evening instruction specially designed to render instruction agreeable.
What instances of deficient mental
wife2| inclined him in
favour of the (lastmentioned) eighth solution?
In disoccupied moments she had more than once covered a sheet of paper with signs and hieroglyphics which she stated were Greek and Irish characters. She had interrogatedº constantly a at |2varying2| intervals as to the correct method of writing the capital initial of the name of a city in Canada, Quebec. She understood little of political complications, internal or external. In calculating the addenda of bills she frequently had recourse to digital aid. Unusual words polysyllables of foreign origin she interpreted phonetically or by false analogy or by both: metempsychosis (met him pike hoses), alias (a mendacious person mentioned in scripture).
How had he attempted to remedy this state of comparative ignorance?
Variously. By leaving in a conspicuous place a certain book open at a certain page, by assuming in her when alluding explanatorily a |2latent2| knowledge, by open ridicule in her presence of some absent other's ignorant lapse. |2By direct instruction.2|
With what |2success? success had he attempted direct instruction?2|
She followed not all, a part of the whole, gave attention with interest, comprehended with surprise, with care repeated, with greater difficulty remembered, forgot with ease, with misgiving remembered, repeated with error.
|2What system had proved more effective?
Indirect suggestion implicating selfinterest.
She disliked umbrella with rain, he liked woman with umbrella ., she disliked |arain witha| new hat |awith rain, |bhe liked woman with new hat,b|a| he bought new hat with rain. She carried umbrella with new hat.2|
Accepting the analogy implied in his guest's parable which examples of postexilic |2greatness eminence2| did he adduce?
Three seekers of the pure truth, Moses of Egypt, Moses Maimonides, author of More Nebukim (Guide of the Perplexed) and Moses Mendelssohnº of such eminence that from Moses (of Egypt) to Moses (Mendelssohn) there arose none like Moses (Maimonides).
|2What statement was made, under correction, by Bloom concerning a fourth seeker of pure truth, by name Aristotle, mentioned by Stephen?
What fragments of verse from the ancient Hebrew and ancient
Irish languages were cited
modulations of voice and translation of
texts2| by guest to host and by
host to guest?
By Stephen: suil, suil, suil arun, suil go siocair agus suil go cuin (walk, walk, walk your way, walk in safety, walk with care).
How was a glyphic comparison made of the phonic symbols of both languages?
|2By juxtapositionº.2| On the penultimate blank page of a book entitled Sweets of Sin (produced by Bloom |2and so manipulated that its front cover came in contact with the surface of the table2|) with a pencil (supplied by Stephen) Stephen wrote the Irish characters for gee, eh, dee, em, simple and modified, and Bloom in turn wrote the Hebrew characters qoph, ghimel, aleph, daleth and (in the absence of mem) a substituted qoph, explaining their arithmetical values of 3, 1, 4, and 100.
|2Was the knowledge possessed by both of each of these languages, the extinct and the revived, theoretical or practical?
Theoretical, being confined to some rules of grammar and syntax and practically excluding vocabulary.
What points of contact existed between between these languages and the peoples who spoke them?
The presence of guttural sounds in both |alanguagesa|, |athe antiquity of both, their antiquity,a| both having taught on the plain of Shinar 242 years after the deluge in the seminary instituted by Fenius Farsaigh, descendant of Noah, progenitor of Israel, and ascendant of Heber and Heremon, progenitors of Ireland, their vast |aarchaeologicala| genealogical and historical and religious literatures comprising the works of rabbis and culdees, Torah, Talmud, Pentateuch, Book of the Dun Cow, Book of Ballymote, Book of Kells: their dispersalº, persecution, survival and revival: the restoration in Chanah David of Zion and the possibility of Irish political autonomyº or devolution.
What anthem did Bloom chant partially in anticipation of that consummation?
Kolod balejwaw pnimah
Nefesch, jehudi, homijah.
Why did he not conclude?
In consequence of defective mnemotechnic.
How did he compensate for this deficiency?
By a periphrastic version of the general text.2|
In what common study did their mutual reflections merge?
The increasing simplification traceable from the Egyptian hieunreadroglyphs hieroglyphs to the Greek and Roman alphabets and the anticipation of modern stenography |2and telegraphic code2| in the cuneiform inscriptions (Semitic) and the virgular ogham writing (Celtic).
Doubly, by appending his signature in Irish and Roman characters.
What |2were was2| Stephen's auditive |2and visual sensations? sensation?2|
He heard in a profound ancient male unfamiliar melody the accumulation of the past|2, the predestination of the future2|.
What was Bloom's visual sensation?
What |2future2| careers had been possible for him in the past? past and with what exemplars?
In the church, Roman, Anglican or Nonconformistº: exemplars, the very reverend John Conmee S.J., the reverend T. Salmon, DD, provost of Trinity college, Dr Alexander J. Dowie. At the bar|2, English or Irish,2|: exemplar, Seymour Bushe, K.C., Rufus Isaacs, |2K.C., |aK.C.. K.C.a|2| On the stage, modern or Shakespearean: exemplars: Charles Wyndham, high comedian, Osmond Tearle († 1901), exponent of Shakespeare.
Did the host encourage his guest to chant in a modulated voice a strange legend on an allied theme?
Reassuringly, their place|2, where none could hear them talk,2| being secluded, reassured, the prepared beverages having been consumed.
Recite |2the first (major) part of2| this chanted legend?
Harry Hughes and his schoolfellows all
Went out for to play ball.
And the very first ball Little Harry Hughes played
He drove it o'er the jew's garden wall.
And the very second ball little Harry Hughes played
He broke the jew's windows all.
How did the host receive this first part?
Smiling, a jew, he heard with pleasure and saw the unbroken kitchen window.
Recite the second part (minor) of the legend.
out there came the old jew's daughter
And she all dressed in green.
“Come back, come back, you pretty little boy,
And play your ball again”
“I can't come back and I won't come back
Without my schoolfellows all.
For if my master he did hear
He'd make it a sorry ball”
She took him by the lilywhite hand
And led him along the hall
Until she led him to a room
Where none could hear him call.
How did the host receive this second part?
Unsmiling, he heard and saw with wonder a jew's daughter, Millicent (Milly), all dressed in green.
Condense Stephen's commentary.
One of all, the least of all, is the victim predestined. Once by inadvertence, twice by design he challenges his destiny. It comes when he is abandoned and challenges him reluctant and, as an apparition of hope and youth, holds him unresisting. It leads him to a strange habitation, to a secret infidel apartment, and there, implacable, immolates him, consenting.
Why was the host silent?
He weighed the possible evidences for and against ritual murder: the incitations of the hierarchy, the superstition of the populace, the |2desire of persecution: envy of opulence:2| the influence of retaliation, the sporadic reappearance of atavistic delinquency, the mitigating circumstances of fanaticism, hypnotic suggestion and sonambulism.º
(Part iii, NB 1)
Had this |2latter or any cognate2| phenomenon declared itself in any member of his family?
Twice, |2in Ontario terrace and in Holles street, in Holles street and in Ontario terrace,2| his daughter Millicent (Milly) at the ages of 6 and 8 years had exclaimed uttered in sleep an exclamation of terror and had replied to the interrogations of two figures in night attire with a vacant mute expression
What other infantile memories had he of her?
15 June 1889. A querulous female infant crying to cause and lessen |2pain congestion2|. A child renamed Padney Socks she shook with shocks her moneybox: counted his three free buttons, one, tloo, tlee: a doll, a boy, a sailor she threw away: |2fair blond2|, born of two dark, she had blond ancestry, remote, a |2military2| violation, Herr Hauptmann Hainau, |2a soldier Austrian army2|, proximate, a hallucination, lieutenant Mulvey, British navy
What endemic characteristics were present?
Conversely the nasal and frontal formationº was derived in a direct line of lineage which, though interrupted, would continue at distant intervals to more distant intervals to its most distant intervals
What memories had he of her adolescence?
She relegated her skippingrope to a recess. On the duke's
lawn entreated by an English visitor she declined to permit him to make and take
away her photographicº image. On the
South Circular road in the company of Elsa Potter, followed by an individual of
sinister aspect, she went half way down Stamer street and turned abruptly back.
On the vigil of the 15th anniversary of her birth she wrote a
letter from Mullingarº, county Westmeath,
making a brief allusion to a
Did that first division, portending a second division, afflict him?
Less than he had imagined, more than he had hoped.
What second departure was contemporaneously perceived by him |2and differently, if similarly? similarly, if differently?2|
A temporary departure of his cat.
Why similarly, why differently?
Similarly, because actuated by a secret purpose the quest of a male or of a healing herb. Differently, because of different possible returns to the inhabitantsº or to the habitation.
In other respects were their differences similar?
In passivity, in economy, in the instinct of tradition, in unexpectedness.
Leaning she sustained her blond hair for him to ribbon it for her. On the free surface of the lake in Stephen's green amid inverted reflections of trees her uncommented spit, describing concentric circles of waterrings, indicated by the constancy of its permanence the locus of a somnolent prostrate fish. In order to remember the date, combatants, issue and consequences of a famous militaryº engagement she pulled a plait of her hair. Silly Milly, she dreamed of having had an unspoken unremembered conversation with a horse whose name had been Joseph to whom (which) she had offered a tumblerful of lemonade which it (he) had appeared to have accepted.
In what way had he utilised |2given gifts gifts given2| as matrimonial auguries to interest and to instruct her?
As object lessons to explain: 1) the nature and habits of
oviparous animals, the possibility of aerial flight, certain abnormalities of
vision, the secular process of imbalsamation: 2) the principle of the pendulum,
exemplified in bob, wheelgear and regulator, the translation
in terms of human
or social regulation of the various positions of moveable indicators on an
the exactitude of the
hour of an instant in each hour, when the longer and the shorter indicator were at the same angle of
inclination, videlicet, 5 5⁄11 minutes past each hour per hour in arithmetical progression.
In what manners did she reciprocate?
She remembered: on the 27th anniversary of his birth she presented to him a breakfast moustachecup of imitation crown Derby porcelain ware. She provided: at quarter day or thereabouts if or when purchases had been made by him not for her she showed herself attentive to his necessities, anticipating his desires. She admired: a natural phenomenon having been explained by him to her she expressed the immediate desire to possess without |2gradual2| acquisition a fraction of his science, |2the moiety,2| the quarter, a thousandth part.
What proposal did Bloom, diambulist, father of Milly, sonambulist, make to Stephen, noctambulist?
To pass in repose the hours intervening between Thursday (proper) and Friday (normal) on an extemporised cubicle in the apartment immediately above the kitchen and immediately adjacent to the sleeping apartment of his host and hostess.
What various advantages would or might have resulted from a prolungation of such an extemporisation?
For the guest: security of domicile and seclusion of study. For the host: rejuvenationº of intelligence, vicarious satisfactionº. For the hostess: disintegration of obsession, acquisition of correct Italian pronunciation.
Was the proposal accepted?
Promptly, inexplicably, with amicability, gratefully it was declined.
To inaugurate a
of Italian instruction, place the residence of the instructed. To inaugurate a
course of vocal instruction, place the residence of the instructress. To
inaugurate a series of static, semistatic and peripatetic intellectual dialogues,
places the residence of both speakers (if both speakers were resident in the same place), the Ship hotel and tavern, 6 Lower Abbey street (W. and E Connery, proprietors), the National Library of Ireland, 10 Kildare street, the National Maternity Hospital, 29, 30 and 31 Holles street, a public garden, the vicinity of a place of worship, a conjunction of two or more streets public thoroughfares, the point of bisection of a right line drawn between their residences (if both speakers were resident in different places).
What rendered problematic |2for Bloom2| the realisation of these mutually selfexcluding |2proposals propositions2|?
The irreparability of the past: once at a performance of Albert Hengler's circus in the Rotunda, Rutland square, Dublin an intuitive |2particlo particoloured2| clown |2in quest of paternity2| had had penetrated from the ring to a place in the auditorium where Bloom, solitary, was seated and had publicly declared to an exhilarated audience that he (Bloom) was his (the clown's) papa. The imprevidability imprevidibility of the future: once in |2the summer of2| 1898 he (Bloom) had marked a florin (2/-) with three notches on the milled edge and tendered it in payment of an account due to and received by J and T Davy, family grocers, 1 Charlemont Mall, Grand Canal, for circulationº on the waters of civic finance, for possible, circuitous or direct, return.
Was the clown Bloom's son?
Had Bloom's coin returned?
Why would a recurrent frustration the more depress him?
Because at the critical turningpoint of human existence he desired to amend many social conditions, the product of inequality and avarice and international animosity.
He believed then that human life was infinitely perfectible, eliminating these conditions?
There remained the generic conditions imposed by natural, as
distinct from human law: the necessity of destruction to procure alimentary sustenance,
the painful character of birth and death, the monotonous menstruation of simian , and (particularly) human females extending from the age of puberty to the menopause, |2catastrophic2| inevitable accidents at sea, in mines and factories, certain very painful maladies and their resultant surgical operations, innate lunacy and criminalityº, catastrophic cataclysms which make terror the basis of human mentality, seismic upheavals the epicentres of which are located in densely populated regions, the fact of vital growth from infancy through maturity to decay.
Why did he desist from speculation?
Because it was a task for a high superior intelligence to substitute other phenomena in the place of those to be removed.
Did Stephen participate in his dejection?
He affirmed his significance as a consciousº rational reagent between a micro and a macrocosm constructed upon the incertitude of the void.
Was this affirmation apprehended by Bloom?
Not literally, substantially.
What spectacle confronted them when they, first the host, then the guest, emerged |2silently, doubly dark,2| by a passage from the rere of the house into the garden?
The heaventree of |2the2| stars hung with humid nightblue fruit.
With what meditations did Bloom accompanyº his demonstration to his companion of various constellations?
Meditations increasingly vaster: of the infinite lattiginous
milky way, of Sirius 9 lightyears distant and in volume 900 times the dimension
of our planet, of
Arcturus, of Orion
with belt and nebula in which 100 of our solar systems could be contained,
of moribund, of
nascent new stars such as
Nova in 1901, of
our system plunging towards the constellation of Hercules, of the
parallactic drift of socalled fixed
stars, in reality evermoving wanderers from immeasurably remote eons to infinitely remote futures in comparison with which the years, threescore and ten, of allotted human life formed a period of infinitesimalº brevity.
Why did he not elaborate these calculations to a more precise result?
Because |2he had learned2| some years previously in 1886 when occupied with the problem of the quadrature of the circle he had learned of the existence of |2numbers a number computed to be2| of such magnitude, |2e.g.,2| the 9th power of the 9th power of 9, that 33 closely printed volumes of 1000 pages each of innumerable quires and reams of India paper would have to be requisitioned in order to contain the complete tale of its printed integers.
Did he find the problem of the inhabitability of the |2stars planets2| and their satellites easier of solution?
Of a different order of difficulty. Conscious that the human organism when elevated to a considerable altitude in the terrestrial atmosphere suffered from nasal hemorrhageº, impeded respiration and vertigo, when proposing this problem for solution, he had conjectured that an a more ancient and differently constructed race of beings might subsist otherwise under Martian, Mercurial, Veneral, Jovian, Saturnian, Neptunian or Uranian conditions, though humanity would probably there as here remain inalterably attached to vanities of vanities.
His logical conclusion?
That it was a Utopia, a past which possibly |2no longer2| had ceased to exist before its spectators had entered existence.
Was he more convinced of the esthetic value of the spectacle?
Indubitably in consequence of the reiterated examples of poets
in the delirium of
the frenzy of love or in the abasement of rejection
invoking resplendent constellations or the frigidity of the |2blank2| ea satellite of their e planet?
Did he then accept the theory of astrological influences?
It seemed to him |2as2| possible of proof as of confutation and the nomenclature employed in its geographi semelographical charts as attributable to verifiable intuition as to erroneous fallacious analogy: the lake of dreams, the seas of rains, the gulf of dews, the ocean of fecundity.
What special affinity affinities appeared to him to exist between the moon and woman?
Her antiquity in preceding and surviving successive generations, her nocturnal predominance, her satellitic dependence, her luminary reflection, her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning, the invariability of her aspect, her potency over effluent and refluent waters, the tranquil inscrutabilityº of her visage, her omens of tempest and of calm, the stimulationº of her light, her motion and her presence, the admonition of her craters, her arid seas, her silence: her splendour, when visible, her attraction when invisible.
|2In the second storey (rere) of his Bloom's house2| The light of a paraffin oil lamp with oblique shade projected on a screen of roller blind supplied by Frank O'Hara, window blind, curtain pole and revolving manufacturer, 16 Aungier street.
How did he elucidate the mystery of an invisible person, his wife Marion (Molly) Bloom, indicated by a visible vigilant luminous sign, a lamp?
With indirect and direct
or affirmations: with subdued affection and admiration: with description: with impediment: with suggestion.
Both then were silent?
Silent, each contemplating the other in both mirrors of the flesh of fellowfaces.
Were they indefinitely inactive?
At Stephen's suggestion, at Bloom's instigation both, first Stephen, then Bloom, in penumbra urinated, their sides contiguous, their organs of micturition reciprocally rendered invisible by manual circumposition, their gazes, first Bloom's, then Stephen's, elevated to the projected luminous and semiluminous shadow.
The trajectories of their, first sequent, then simultaneous, urinations were dissimilar: Bloom's longer, less irruent, |2a in the |aincompletea| form of the2| bifurcated |2antepult |aantepenultimate penultimateºa|2| letter who in his ultimate year at High School (1880) had been capable of attaining the point of greatest altitude against the whole strength of the institution 210 scholars: Stephen's higher, more sibilant, who in the ultimate hours of the previous day had augmented by consumption an insistent vesical pressure.
What different problems presented themselves to each concerning the invisible audible organ of the other?
To Bloom: the problems of irritability, tumescence, rigidity, reactivity, dimension, sanitariness, pelocity pelosity.
To Stephen: the problem of the sacerdotalº integrabil integrity of Jesus circumcised (1 January, holiday of obligation to hear mass and abstain from unnecessary servile work) and the problem as to whether the divine prepuce, the carnal bridal ring of the |2holy2| Roman catholic apostolic church, conserved in Calcata, were deservingº of simple hyperduly or of the 4th degree of latria accorded to the abscission of divine hair and toenails.
|2Alone, what did Bloom hear?
The double reverberation of retreating feet, the double twang of a jew's harp in the resonant lane2|
Alone, what did Bloom, feel?
The cold of interstellar space, thousands
of degrees below the zero of Fahrenheit, Centigrade or Réaumur: the incipient intimations of proximate dawn.
What prospect of what phenomenon inclined him to remain?
Had he ever been a spectator of that phenomenon?
Once, in 1887, after a |2protracted2| performance of charades in the house of Luke Doyle, Kimmage he had awaited with patience the apparition of the diurnal phenomenon, seated on a wall, his gaze turned in the direction of the east.
He remembered the initial paraphenomena?
More active air, a matutinal distant cock, ecclesiastical clocks at various points, avine music, the isolated tread of an early wayfarer, the visible diffusion of the light of an invisible luminous body, the first golden limb of the resurgent sun perceptible low on the horizon.
(Part iv, NB 2)
His right temporal lobe came into contact with a solid timber angle where, an infinitesimalº but sensible fraction of a second later, a painful sensation was located in consequence of antecedent sensations transmitted and registered.
Describe the alterations effected in the disposition of the articles of furniture.
A sofa upholstered in prune plush had been translocated from
opposite the door to the ingleside near the compactly furled Union Jack (an alteration which he had frequently intended
to execute), the blue and white checker inlaid majolicatopped table had been placed opposite the door in the place vacated by the prune plush sofa|2,:2| the walnut sideboard (a projecting angle of which had arrested his ingress) had been moved from its position beside the door to a |2more advantageous but more perilous2| position in front of the door: two chairs had been moved from right and left of the ingleside to the position originally occupied by the blue and white checker inlaid majolicatopped table.
One: a squat stuffed easychair|2, with stout arms extended and back slanted to the rere,2| which pushed repelled in recoil had upturned an irregular fringe of a rectangular rug. and displayed on its amply upholstered seat a centralised diffusing and diminishing discolouration. The other: a slender splayfoot |2chair2| of glossy cane curves, placed directly opposite the former, its frame bei from top to |2middle seat2| and from |2middle seat2| to base being varnished dark brown, its |2middle seat2| being a bright circle of white woven plaited rush.
Significances of similitude, of posture, of symbolism, of circumstantial evidence, of testimonial supermanence.2|
What occupied the position originally occupied by the sideboard?
(Cadby) with exposed keyboard, its closed coffin supporting a pair of long
yellow ladies' gloves and an emerald ashtray containing four consumed
matches, a partly consumed
two discoloured ends of cigarettes, its musicrest supporting the music
the key of G naturala| for
voice and piano2| of
Love's Old Sweet Song (words by G. Clifton Bingham, composed by J.L.
Molloy, sung by Madam Antoinette Sterling) open at the last page with the final indications
ad libitum, forte, pedal, animato, sustained pedal, ritirando, close.
With what sensations did Bloom contemplate in rotation these objects?
With strain, elevating a candlestick: with pain feeling on his right temple a |2contused2| tumescence: with attention, focussing his gaze on a large dull passive and a slender bright active: with amusement, remembering Dr Malachi Mulligan's scheme of colour containing the gradation of green: with pleasure, repeating the words and antecedent act and perceiving through various channels of internal sensibility the consequent and concomitant tepid pleasant diffusion of gradual discolouration.
His next proceeding?
From an open box on the majolicatopped table he extracted a black diminutive cone, 1 inch in height, placed it on its circular base on a small tin plate, placed his candlestick on the right corner of the mantelpiece, produced from his waistcoat a folded typed letter, unfolded the folded letter, examined it superficiallyº, rolled it into a thin cylinder, ignited it in the candleflame, applied it when ignited to the apex of the cone till the latter reached the stage of rutilance, th placed the cylinder in the basin of the candlestick disposing its unconsumed part in such a manner as to facilitate total combustionº.
What objects, other than the candlestick, stood on the mantelpiece?
A timepiece of striated marble, stopped at the hour of 4.46 a.m. on the 21 March 1896, matrimonial gift of Matthew Dillon, a dwarf tree of glacial arborescence under a |2transparent2| bellshade, matrimonial gift of Luke and Caroline Doyle, an embalmed owl, matrimonial gift of Alderman John Hooper.
What interchanges of looks took place between these three objects and Bloom?
In the mirror of the gild giltbordered pierglass the undecorated back of the dwarf tree regarded the upright back of the embalmed owl. Before the mirror the matrimonial gift of Alderman John Hooper with a clear melancholy wise bright motionless compassionate gaze regarded Bloom while Bloom with obscure tranquil profound motionless compassionated gaze regarded the matrimonial gift of Luke and Caroline Doyle.
What composite image in the mirror then attracted his attention?
The image of a solitary |2mutable2| man.
Brothers and sisters had he none.
Yet that man's father was his grandfather'sº son.
From infancy to maturity he had
ressembled his maternal procreatrix. From maturity to senility he would increasingly ressemble his paternal procreator.
What final visual impression was communicatedº to him by the mirror?
The |2optical2| reflection of several inverted books volumes |2with scintillating titles2| on the two bookshelves opposite.
Catalogue these books.
Thom's Dublin Post Office Directory 1886
Denis Florence M'Carthy's Poetical Works
Shakespeare's Works (dark crimson morocco, goldtooled)
The Useful Ready Reckoner (brown cloth)
The Secret History of the Court of Charles II (red cloth)
The Child's Guide (blue cloth)
The Beauties of Killarney (wrappers)
When We Were Boys by William O'Brien M.P. (green cloth, slightly faded)
Thoughts from Spinoza (maroon leather)
Philosophy of the Talmud (sewn pamphlet)
Lockart's Life of Napoleon (cover wanting, marginal annotations ), minimising victories, aggrandising defeats of the protagonist)
Soll und Haben (black boards)
A Handbook of Astronomy (cover, brown leather, detached, f 5 plates ), antique letterpress long primer, author's footnotes pica, marginal clues brevier)
The Hidden Life of Christ (black boards)
In the Track of the Sun (yellow cloth, titlepage missing)
Physical Strength and How to Obtain It by Eugen Sandow (red cloth)
Short but yet Plain Elements of Geometry written in French by F. Ignat. Pardies and rendered into English by John
Harris D.D,. London, printed for R. Knaplock at the Bishop's Head, MDCCXI, with dedicatoryº epistle to his worthy friend Charles Cox, esquire, Member of Parliament for the burgh of Southwark and having ink calligraphed statement on the flyleaf certifying that the book was the property of Michael Gallagher, dated this 10th day of May 1822, and requesting the finder, if the book should be lost or go astray, to restore it to Michael Gallagher, carpenterº, Dufery Gate, Enniscorthy, county Wicklow, the finest place in the world.
What reflections occupied his mind during the process of rein reversion of the inverted volumes?
The necessity of order, a place for everything and everything in its place: the deficient appreciation of literature possessed by females: the incongruity of an apple incuneated in a tumbler and of an umbrella inclined in a closestool, closestool: the insecurity of hiding any secret document behind, beneath or between the pages of a book.
Why, firstly and secondly, did he not consult the work in question?
Firstly, in order to exercise mnemotechnic: secondly, because after an interval of amnesia, when|2, seated at the central table,2| about to consult the work in question, he remembered by mnemotechnic the name of the military engagement: engagement, Plevna.
Inhibitory pressure of collar (size 17) and waistcoat (5 buttons), two articles of
clothing superfluous in the costume of mature males and inelastic to alterations of mass by expansion.
How was the irritation allayed?
He removed his collar, with contained black necktie and collapsible stud, from his neck to a position on the left of the table. He unbuttoned successively |2in reversed direction2| waistcoat, trousers, shirt and vest along the medial line of irregular incrispated black hairs extending in triangular convergence from the pelvic basin over the circumference of the abdomenº and umbilicular fossicle along the medial line of nodes to the intersection of the sixth pectoral vertebrae, thence produced both ways at right angles and terminating in circles described about two equidistant points, right and left, on the summits of the mammary prominences.
What involuntary actions followed?
He compressed between 2 fingers the flesh circumjacent to a cicatrice |2in the left infracostal region below the diaphragm2| resulting from a sting inflicted 2 weeks and 3 days previously (23 May 1904) by a bee. He scratched |2imprecisely2| with his right hand, though insensible of prurition, various points and surfaces of his partly exposed wholly abluted skin. He inserted his left hand into the left lower pocket of his waistcoat and extracted and replaced a shill a silver coin (1 shilling), placed there (presumably) on the occasion |2(10 October 1903)2| of the interment of Mrs Emily Sinico, Sydney Parade.
Did the process of disvestiture continue?
Sensible of a benignant persistent ache in his footsoles he
extended his foot to one side and observed the creases, protuberances and
salient points caused by foot pressure in the course
of walking repeatedly in v several different directions, then, inclined, he disnoded the laceknots, unhooked and loosened the laces, took off each of his two boots for the second time, detached the partially moistened s right sock through the fore part of which the nail of his great toe had again effracted, raised his right and, having unhooked a purple elastic sock suspender, took off his right sock, placed his |2right unclothed unclothed right2| foot on the ledge margin of the seat of his chair, picked at and gently lacerated the protruding part of the great toenail, raised the part lacerated to his nostrils and inhaled the odour of the quick, then, with satisfaction, threw away the lacerated unghial fragment.
Why with satisfaction?
Because the odour inhaled corresponded to other odours inhaled of other unghial fragments, picked and lacerated by Master Bloom, pupil of Mrs Jowett's juvenile school, patiently each night in the act of |2brief2| genuflection and |2blank2| nocturnal prayer |2and ambitious meditation2|
an to inherit or
posses in perpetuity2|
extensive demesne of
a sufficient number
of2| acres, roods and
a2| baronial hall with
gatelodge and carriage drive nor, on the other hand, a terracehouse or
semidetachedº villa, described as Rus
in Urbe or Qui si sana but to purchase by private treaty in fee
simple a thatched
dwellinghouseº of southerly aspect,
porch covered by parasitic plants (ivy or Virginia creeper), rising, if
possible, upon a gentle eminence and standing in 5 or 6 acres of its own
ground,2| situate at
a given point not
less than 1 statute
mile from the periphery of the metropolis,
a time limit of not more than 15 minutes from tram or train line,
rising, if possible, upon a gentle
(e.g., Dundrum, south, or Sutton, north, both
equally reported by
trial to resemble the
poles in being
favourable climates for phthysical subjects), |2standing in 5 or 6 acres of its own ground,2| the premises to be held under feefarm grant, lease 999 years, the messuages to consist of 1 drawingroom, 1 sittingroom, 4 bedrooms, bathroom (hot and cold), tiled kitchen with close range and scullery, lounge hall fitted with linen wallpresses, dinner gong and comfortable corner fitments|2, and pyramidically prismatic central chandelier lustre,2| water closet with tipup seat, outoffices, coal and wood cellarage with winebin for distinguished guests, if entertained, gas throughout.
|2What facilities of transit were desirable?
When citybound frequent connection by train or tram from their respective intermediate station or terminal. When countrybound velocipedes, a chainless freewheel roadster cycle with side basketcar attached, or draught conveyance, a donkey with wicker trap or smart phaeton with good working cob.2|
What additional attractions might the grounds contain?
As addenda, a tennis and fives court, a glass summerhouse with tropical palms, equipped in the best botanical manner, a rockery with waterspray, an orchard, a kitchen garden and a vinery, all protectedº |2from against2| illegal trespassers by glasstoppedº mural enclosures.
What improvements might be subsequently introduced?
What might be the name of this residence?
Bloom Cottage. Saint Leopold's. Flowerville.
Could Bloom of 7 Eccles Street foresee Bloom of Flowerville?
In loose allwool garments with Harris tweed cap, price 8s/6d,
and garden boots and wateringcan, trundling a weedladen wheelbarrow without
excessive fatigue at sunset amid the scent of newmown hay.
|2What mental |arecreations occupationsa| were simultaneously possible?
Snapshot photography, comparative study of religions, folklore relative to various amatory and superstitious practices, contemplation of the celestial constellations.
What lighter recreations?
House carpentry with a toolbox containing hammer, awl, nails, screws, tintacks, gimlet, tweezers, bullnose plane and turnscrew.2|
Might be become a gentleman farmer?
Not impossibly, with 1 or 2 stripper cows, 1 pike of upland hay and requisite farming implements, e.g., an end-to-end churn, a turnip pulper etc.
What would be his social status among the county families and landed gentry?
Successively, that of gardener, groundsman, cultivator, breeder, and at the zenith of his career, resident magistrate or justice of the peace with a family crest and coat of arms and appropriate classical motto.
What course of action did he outline for himself in such capacity?
A course that lay between undue clemency and excessive rigour, the dispensation of unbiassed justice, tempered with mitigants , but exactable to the uttermost farthing. Loyal to the core with an innate love of rectitude his aims would be the strict maintenance of public order, the repression of many abuses though not |2of2| all simultaneously, the upholding of the letter of the law (common, statute and law merchant) against all instigators of international persecution, all |2perpetrators perpetuatorsº2| of international animosities, all violators of domestic connubiality.
Prove that he had loved rectitude from his earliest youth.
To Master Percy Apjohn at High School in 1880 he had divulged
his disbelief in the tenets of the Irish (protestant) church
which his father Rudolph Virag (later Rudolph Bloom) had been converted from the
Israelitish faith and communion in 1865 by the Society for promoting
Christianity among the
abjured by him
with a view to2| his
in 1888 in favour of Roman catholicism. To Daniel Magrane
Francis Wade2| in 1882
during a juvenile friendship (terminated by the premature emigration of the former) he had advocated during
nocturnal perambulations the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin, expounded in The Descent of Man and The Origin of Species. In 1885 he had publicly expressedº his adherence to |2the collective |aand nationala| economic programme advocated by James Fintan Lalor, John Fisher Murray, John Fisher Murray, John Mitchel, J.F.X. O'Brien and others,2| the agrarian policy of Michael Davitt, the constitutional agitation of the William Ewart Gladstone (later th Charles Stewart Parnell (M.P. for Cork City), the programme of peace, retrenchment and reform of William Ewart Gladstone (M.P. for Midlothian) and, in support of his |2political2| convictions, had climbed up into a secure position on a amid the ramifications of a tree on Northumberland road to see the entrance into the capital of a demonstrative torchlight procession in escort of Viscount Ripon and (honest) John Morley.
|2Was his ambition2| |2practically2| |2realisable?2|
How much and how did he propose to pay for this country residence?
As per prospectus of the Irish Civil
Building Society (incorporated 1874), a
maximumº of £60 per annum, being
1⁄6 of an assured income, representing at 5% simple interest a capital of
£1200, of which 1⁄3 to be paid
the society to
acquisition and the balance in the form of rent, viz, £ 800 plus
2½% interest on the same, repayable
in equal annual rates until extinction of loan advanced for purchase
or till within a
period of 20 years, amounting to an annual rental of £ 64, headrent
included, the titledeeds to remain in possession of the lender or lenders with a
saving clause envisagingº forced sale,
foreclosure and mutual compensation in the event of protracted failure to pay
terms assigned otherwise the messuage to become the
absolute property of the tenant occupier upon expiry of the period of years stipulated.
What rapid but insecure means to opulence might facilitate immediate purchase?
A private wireless telegraph unread which would transmit by dot and dash system the result of a national won by an outsider at odds of 50 to 1 at 3 hr 8 m p.m at Ascot (Greenwich time) the message being received and available for betting purposes |2in Dublin2| at 2.59 p.m (Dunsink time). A prepared scheme |2based on a study of the laws of probability2| to break the bank at Monte Carlo. A solution of the secular problem of the quadrature of the circle, premium £1,000,000 sterling.
Was vast wealth acquirable through industrial channels?
The reclamation of |2dunams of2| waste |2arenary2| soil proposed in the prospectus of Agendath |2Nunreadtaim Netaim2|, Bleibtreustrasse, Berlin, W. 15, by the cultivation of orange plantations and melonfields |2and reafforestation2|. The utilisation of waste paper, fells of sewer rodents, human excrement possessing chemical properties, in the view of the vast production of the first, vast number of the second and immense quantity of the third, every normal human being of average vitality and appetite producing annually a sum total of 3 cwt to be multiplied by 4,235,000 the total population of Ireland according to census returns of 1901.
Were there schemes of wider scope?
A schemes to be formulated and submitted for approval to the
and for the
exploitation of white
obtained at Dublin
bar or Poulaphouca or Powerscourt for the economic production of electricity. A scheme
to enclose the peninsular delta of the North Bull at Dollymount and |2transform it from a erect on the space |aof the forelanda| used for2| golf links and ringle r rifle ranges casinos, booths, shooting galleries, hotels, boardinghousesº, readingrooms, establishments for mixed bathing. A scheme for the use of dogvans and goatvans for the delivery of early morning milk. A scheme for the repristination of passenger and goods traffics over Irish waterways, when freed from weedbeds. A scheme to connect by tramline the Cattle Market (North Circular road and Prussia street) with the quays (Sheriff street, lower and East Wall), the cost of |2acquired rolling stock for animal transport and of2| additional mileage operated by the Dublin United Tramways Company, limited, to be covered by graziers' fees.
Was it possible to contract for these several schemes?
Given the support|2, by deed of gift during donor's lifetime or by bequest after donor's painless extinction,2| of eminent financiers (Blum Pasha, Rothschild, Guggenheim, Hirsch, Montefiore, Morgan, Rockefeller) possessing fortunes in 6 figures|2, ammassed during a successful life,2| and joining capital with opportunity the thing required was done.
For what reason did he meditate on schemes so difficult of realisation?
It was one of his axioms that similar meditations or the automatic relation to himself of a narrative concerning himself or tranquil recollection of the past when practised habitually before retiring for the night allievated fatigue and produced as a result sound repose and renovated vitality
As a physicist he had learned that
our the 70 years of
complete human life at least 2⁄7, viz, 20 years are passed in sleep.
As a philosopher he
knew that at the termination of any allotted life only an infinitesimal part of any person's desires has been realised. As a physiunread physiologist he believed in the artificial placation of malignant agencies chiefly operative during somnolence.
What were habitually his final meditations?
Of some one sole unique advertisement to cause passers to stop in wonder, a poster novelty, with all extraneous accretions excluded, reduced to its simplest and most efficient terms not exceeding the span of casual vision and possessing the velocity of modern life.
(Part v, NB 1)
What did the first drawer unlocked contain?
A Vere Foster's handwriting copybook,
of Milly (Millicent)
Bloom,2| certain pages
of which bore
drawings, marked Papli, which showed a large globular head with 5 hairs
erect, 2 eyes in profile, the trunk full front with
three 3 large
buttons, 1 triangular foot: 2 fading photographs of queen Alexandra of England
and of Maud Branscombe, actress and beauty: a Yuletide card,
bearing on it a
pictorial representation of a parasitic plant, the legend Mizpah, the
date Xmas 1892, the name of the senders:
from Mr & Mrs M.
Comerford, the versicle: May this Yuletide bring to thee, Joy and peace
and welcome glee: a butt of red partly
sealing wax, obtained from the stores department of Messrs Hely's, Ltd, 89,
90, and 91 Dame street: an old sandglass which rolled containing
sand which rolled: a sealed prophecy |2(never unsealed)2| written by Leopold Bloom in 1886 concerning the consequences of the passing into law of William Ewart Gladstone's Home rule bill of 1886 (never passed into law): a bazaar ticket, no 2004, of S. Kevin's Charity Fair, price 6 d, 100 prizes: a cameo brooch, property of Ellen Bloom, |2, deceased,2| (born Higgins)|2, deceased,2|: a cameo scarfpin, property of Rudolph Bloom (born Virag), deceased: 3 typewritten letters, addressee, Henry Flower, c/o. P.O. Westland Row, addresser, Martha Clifford, c/o. P.O. Dolphin's Barn: the name and address of the addresser of the 3 letters in reversed alphabetic cipher, Nzigsz Xoruuliw, Wloksrmh Yzim: a press cutting from an English weekly periodical Modern Society, subject the corporal chastisement in girls' schools: a pink ribbon which had festooned an Easter egg in the year 1899: two partly uncoiled rubber preservativesº with reserve pockets, purchased by post from Box 320, P.O., Charing Cross, London, W.C.: 1 pack of 1 dozen creamlaid envelopes, now reduced by 3: some assorted Austrian-Hungarian coins: 2 coupons of the Royal and Privileged Hungarian lottery: a lowpower magnifying glass: 2 erotic photocards showing a) buccal coition between |2nude2| senorita and nude torero b) anal violation |2by male religious (fully clothed)2| of female religious (partly clothed), purchased by post from Box 320, P.O., Charing Cross, London, W.C.: a press cutting of ca recipe for renovation of old hats tan boots: a 1 d stamp, lavender, of the reign of Queen Victoria: a chart of the measurements of Leopold Bloom unread compiled before during and after 2 months' consecutiveº use of Sandow-Whiteley's pulley exerciser, men's 15/-, athlete's 20/-, viz, chest 28 in and 29½ in, biceps 9 in and 10 in, forearmº 8½ in and 9 in, thigh 10 in and 12 in, calf 11 in and 12 in: 1 prospectus of the The Wonderworker, the world's greatest remedy for rectal complaints, direct from Wonderworkerº,
Coventry House, South Place, London E C, addressed (erroneously) to Mrs L. Bloom with brief accompanying note commencing (erroneously): Dear Madam.
|2What advantages did |aWhat notable advantages Quote the textual terms in whicha|2| the prospectus |2claim claimed2| |2advantages2| for this remedy.
It heals and soothes while you sleep, in case of trouble in breaking wind, assists nature in the most formidable way insuringº instant relief in discharge of gases, keeping parts clean and free natural action, an initial outlay of 7/6 making a new man of you and life worth living. Ladies find w Wonderworker especially useful, a pleasant surprise when they note delightful result like a cool drink of fresh spring water on a sultry summer's day. Recommend it to your lady and gentlemen friends, lasts a lifetime. Insert long round end. Wonderworker.
Were their testimonials?
How did absentminded beggar's testimonial conclude?
What object did Bloom add to this collection of objects?
A |2|a3rd] 4tha|2| typewritten letter received by Henry Flower from Martha Clifford
What pleasant reflection accompanied this action?
The reflection that, apart from the letter in question, his
face, form and address had been favourably received during the course of the
preceding day by a wife (Mrs Josephineº
Breen, born Josie Powell), a nurse, Miss Callan (Christian name unknown), a maid
Gertrude, (Gerty), (family name unknown)
What possibility suggested itself?
The possibility of executing exercising virile power of fascination in the not immediate future after an elegant expensive repast in a private apartmentº in the company of an elegant courtesan, of corporal beauty, moderatelyº mercenary, variously instructed, a lady by origin.
What did the 2nd drawer contain?
Documents: the birth certificate of Leopold Paula Bloom: an endowment policy |2of £1002| in the Scottish Widows' Assurance Society, intestated Milicent (Milly) Bloom, payable at 21 years: a bank passbook issued by the Ulster Bank, College Green branch showing statement of a/c for halfyear ending 31 December 1903, balance in depositor's favour: £18-14-6 |2(eighteen pounds, fourteen shillings and sixpence, sterling)2|, net personalty: dockets of the Catholic Cemeteries' |2(Glasnevin)2| Committee, relative to a graveplot purchased: a |2local2| presscutting press cutting concerning change of name by deedpoll.
Quote the textual terms of this notice.
I, Rudolph Virag, now resident at no 52 Clanbrassil street, Dublin, formerly of Szombathely in the kingdom of Hungary hereby give that I have assumed and intend henceforth upon all occasions and at all times to be known by the name of Rudolph Bloom
What other objects relative to Rudolph Bloom (born Virag) were in the 2nd drawer?
Rudolph Virag and
his father Leopold Virag executed in the year 1852 in the portrait atelier of
their (respectively) 1st and 2nd cousin,
Stefan Virag of Szesfehervar, Hungary.
A letter An ancient
hagadah book in which a pair of hornrimmed convex spectacles inserted marked the
passage of thanksgiving in the ritual prayers for Pessach (Passover): a
photocard of the Queen's Hotel, Ennis, proprietor, Rudolph Bloom: an envelope
addressed: To My Dear Son Leopold.
What reminiscences did these objects evoke in Bloom?
An old man, |2widowed widower2|, unkempt of hair, in bed, with head covered, sighing: an infirm dog, Athos: veronal, resorted to by |2increasing doses of2| grains and scruples as a palliative of recrudescent neuralgia: the face in death of a suicide by poison.
Why did Bloom f experience a sentiment of remorse?
Because in immature impatience he had treated with disrespect certain |2paternal2| beliefs and practices.
How did these beliefs and practices now appear to him?
Not more irr rational than they had then appeared, not less rational than other beliefs and practices now appeared.
What first reminiscence had he of Rudolph Bloom (deceased)?
Rudolph Bloom (deceased) narrated to his son Leopold Bloom |2(aged 6)2| a retrospective arrangement of migrations and settlements in and between Dublin, London, Florence, Milan, Szombathely with statements of satisfaction (his grandfather having seen Maria Theresia, empress of Austria, queen of Hungary), with commercial advice (having taken care of pence, the pounds having taken care of themselves). Leopold Bloom |2(aged 6)2| had accompanied this narrations by constant consultation of a geographical map of Europe (political) and by suggestions for the establishment of affiliated business premises in the various centres mentioned.
Had time equally but differently obliterated the memory of these migrations in
narrator and listener?
In narrator by the access of years and in consequence of the use of narcotic toxin: in listener by the access of years and in consequence of the action of distraction upon vicarious experiences.
What idiosyncracies of the narrator were concomitant products of amnesia?
Occasionally he ate with hatted without having previously removed his hat. Occasionally he drank voraciously the juice of gooseberry fool from an inclined plate. Occasionally he removed from his lips the traces of food by means of a lacerated envelope or other fragment of paper.
What two phenomena were more frequent?
The endowment policy, the bank pass book, the certificate of the possession of scrip.
From what reverse of fortune did these supports protect their possessor?
Mendicancy: that of the sandwichman, distributor of throwaways, nocturnal vagrant, maimed sailor, blind stripling, bailiff's man. Poverty: that of the outdoor commerce hawker of imitation jewellery, the dun for the recovery of bad and doubtful debts, the poor rate and deputy cess collector.
With which attendant indignities?
The |2contempt indifference2| of previously amiable females, the contempt of males, the recept acceptance of fragments of bread, the simulated ignorance of casual acquaintances, the latration of illegitimate vagabond dogs, the infantile discharge of vegetable missiles.
By what could such a situation be precluded?
By decease: by departure.
What considerations rendered |2it departureº2| not entirely undesirable.
Constant cohabitation impeding mutual toleration of personal defects. The habit of independent purchase increasingly cultivated.
What considerations rendered |2it departureº2| not irrational?
The parties concerned|2, uniting,2| had increased and multiplied, which being done, and offspring produced and educed to maturity, the parties, if |2still united, not disunited2| for increase and multiplication were obliged to reunite to form the originalº couple of |2uniting2| parties, which was absurd.
What considerations rendered it desirable?
The attractive character of certain localities in Ireland and abroad.
|2As? In Ireland?2|
|2In Ireland: the The2| cliffs of Moher, the windy wilds of Connemara, lough Neagh with submerged petrified city, the Giant's Causeway, Fort Camden and Fort Carlisle, the Golden Vale of Tiperraryº, the islands of Aran, the pastures of royal Meath, Brigid's elm in Kildare, the Queen's Island shipyard in Belfast, the Salmon Leap, the lakes of Killarney.
spicegardens supplying tea to Tom
Kernan)2|, the temple
of Jerusalem (where meeting was convened from year to year), the straits of
Gibraltar (the unique birthplace of Marion Tweedy), the Parthenon (containing
statues of nude
divinities), the Wall street money market (which controlled international
finance), the Plaza de Toros
at La Linea, Spain
(where O'Hara of the Camerons had slain the bull), Niagara
(over which no human being had passed with impunity), the land of the Eskimos, (eaters of soap), the forbidden country of Thibet (from which no traveller returns), the bay of Naples (to see which was to die), the dead sea.
What public advertisement would divulge the occultation of the departed?
£5 reward, missing gent about 40, height 5 ft 8½ inches, full build, olive complexion, may have since grown a beard, when last seen was wearing a black suit. Above sum will be paid for information leading to his discovery.
Would the departed never |2anywhere somehow nowhere nohowº2| reappear?
Ever he would wander to the extreme limit of his cometary orbit, beyond the fixed stars and variable suns and telescopic planets, astronomical waifs and strays., passing from land to land, among peoples, amid events. Somewhere imperceptibly he would hear and obey the summons of recall. Disappearing from the constellationº of the Northern Crown he would somehow reappear reborn above delta in the constellation of Cassiopeiaº and after incalculable eons of peregrination return an avenger, a wreaker of justice on malefactors, a dark crusader, a sleeper awakened, with financial resources surpassing those of Rothschild or the silver king.
What rendered departure undesirable and irrational?
The lateness of the hour, the obscurity of the night, the uncertainty of thoroughfares, the necessity for repose, the proximity of |2a an occupied2| bed, the anticipationº of warmth (human) tempered with coolness (linen).
What advantages were possessed by an occupied, as distinct from an unoccupiedº bed?
The removal of nocturnal solitude, the stimulation of matutinal
contact, the economy |2in of2| mangling done on the premises in the case of trousers accurately folded and placed lengthwise between the spring mattress and the woollen mattress.
What |2past2| consecutive causes of fatigue did Bloom, before rising, silently enumerate?
The preparation of breakfast, the bath, the funeral, the advertisement of Alexander Keyes, the unsubstantial lunch, the visit to museum and national library, |2the bookhunt along Bedford row, Merchants Arch, Wellington Quay,2| the music in the Ormond Hotel, the altercation in Bernard Kiernan's premises, a blank period of time including a cardrive, a visit to a house of mourning, a leavetaking, the eroticism produce by feminine exhibitionism, the prolonged delivery of Mrs Mina Purefoy, the visit to the |2brothel disorderly house2| of Mrs Bella Cohen, |281 822| Tyrone street, lower and subsequent brawl in Beaver street, nocturnal perambulation to and from the cabman's shelter, Butt Bridge.
What imperfections in a perfect day did Bloom, walking, silently enumerate?
A |2temporary provisional2| failure to obtain renewal of an advertisement., to obtain a certain quantity of tea from Thomas Kernan, agent for Pulbrook, Robertson and Co, Mincing Lane, London E.C., to obtain admission (gratuitous or paid) to the performance of Leah by Mrs Bandmann Palmer at the Gaiety Theatre, South Anne street.
What impression of an absent face did Bloom, arrested, silently recall?
The face of her father, the late Major Brian Cooper Tweedy, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, of Gibraltar and Rehoboth, Dolphin's Barn.
What personal objects were perceived by him?
A pair of new inodorous halfsilk black ladies' stockings,
a pair of new violet garters, a pair of
ladies' drawers of India mull,
cut on generous
of opoponaxº, jessamine and
cigarettes and containing a long bright steel safety pin,
folded curvilinear, a camisole of batiste with thin lace border, a short blue silk petticoat, all these objects being disposed irregularly on the top of an a rectangular trunk, quadruple battened, |2having capped corners,2| with multicolouredº labels, initialled on its fore side in white lettering B.C.T. (Brian Cooper Tweedy).
What impersonal objects were perceived?
Orangekeyed ware, bought of Henry Price, basket, fancy goods, chinaware and ironmongery manufacturer 21 to 23 Moore street, disposed |2regularly irregularly2| on the washstandº |2and floor2| and consisting of basin, soapdish and brushtray (on the washstand|2, together2|), pitcher and night article (on the floor, separate)
He deposited the articles of clothing on a chair, removed his other articles of clothing, took from beneath the bolster at the head of the bed a folded long white nightshirt, inserted his head and arms into the proper aperturesº of the nightshirt, removed a pillow from the head to the foot of the bed, prepared the bedlinen accordinglyº and entered the bed.
With circumspection, as invariably when entering an abode (his own or not his own): with solicitude, the snakespiral springs of the mattress being old, the brass quoits and pendent viper radii loose and tremulous |2under stress and strain2|: prudently, as entering a lair or ambush of lust or adders: lightly, the less to disturb: reverently, the bed of conception and birth and dea, of consummation of marriage and breach of marriage, of sleep, of death.
What did his limbs when gradually extended encounter?
presence of additional odours, the presence of a human form,
female, hers, the imprint of a human form, male, not his, some crumbs, some
flakes of potted meat, recooked, which he removed.
If he had smiled why would he have smiled?
To reflect that each one who enters imagines himself to be the first to enter whereas he is always the last terms term of a preceding series even if the first term of a succeeding one|2., each imagining himself to be first, last, only and alone whereas he is neither first nor last nor only nor alone.2|
What preceding series?
Assuming Mulvey |2to be2| the first term of his series, Penrose, Bartell d'Arcy, professor Goodwin, Julius Mastiansky, John Henry Menton, Father Bernard Corrigan, a farmer at the Royal Dublin Society's Horse Show, Maggot O'Reilly, Matthew Dillon, Valentine Blake Dillon (Lord Mayor of Dublin), Christopher Callinan, Lenehan, an Italian organgrinderº, an unknown gentleman in the Gaiety Theatre, Benjamin Dollard, Simon Dedalus, Andrew (Pisser) Burke, Joseph Cuffe, Wisdom Hely, Alderman John Hooper, Dr Brady, Father Sebastian of Mount Argus, a bootblack at the General Post office, Edward (Blazes) Boylan.
What were his reflections concerning the last member of this series and last occupantº of the bed?
Why this last quality?
Because he had observed |2with augmenting frequency2| in the preceding members of the same series the same concupiscence, inflammably transmitted, first with alarm, then with understanding, then with desire, finally with fatigue, with alternate symptoms of comprehension and apprehension.
With what |2antagonistic2| sentiments were his subsequent reflections affected?
Envy, jealousy, abnegation, equanimity.
Of a bodily and mental |2male2| organism specially adapted for the superincumbent posture of energetic human copulation necessary for the complete satisfaction of a constant but not acute concupiscence resident in a bodily and mental female organismº passive but not obtuse.
Because a nature full and volatile, in her free state, was alternately the source agent and reagent of attraction. Because attraction between agents and reagents at all instants varied, with inverse proportion of increase and decrease, with |2invariable incessant2| circular extension and radial reentrance. Because the controlled contemplation of the fluctuation of attraction produced, if desired, a fluctuation of pleasure.
In virtue of a) acquaintance initiated in Septemberº 1903 in the establishment of George Mesias, merchant tailor and outfitter, 5 Eden Quay, b) hospitality extended and received, c) comparative youth subject to influences of ambition and magnanimityº.
As not so calamitous as a cataclysmic annihilation of the planet in consequence of a collision with a dark sun. As less reprehensible than theft, highway robberyº, cruelty to children and animals, obtaining money under false pretences, forgery, embezzlement, misappropriation of public money, betrayal of public trust, malingering, mayhem, corruptionº of minors, criminal liber, blackmailº, contempt of court, arson, treason felony, mutiny on the high seas, trespass, burglary, jailbreaking, practiceº of unnatural vice, desertion from armed forces in the field, perjury, poaching, usury, intelligence with the king's enemies, impersonation, criminalº assault, manslaughter, wilful and premeditated murder. As not more abnormal than all other parallel processes of adaptation to altered conditions of existence, resulting in a reciprocal equilibrium between the bodily organism and its |2external attendant2| circumstances, foods, beverages, acquired habits, indulged inclinations, significant disease. As more than inevitable, irreparable.
What retribution, if any?
Assassination, never. Duel by combat,
no. Divorce, not yet. Damages |2by legal influence2|, not impossibly. Hushmoney |2by moral influence2|, possibly. If any, positively, connivance, introductionº of emulation, depreciation, alienation, humiliation, separation protecting one separated from the other, co protecting the separator from both.
Satisfaction at the ubiquity in eastern and western |2terrestrial2| hemispheres of adipose |2anterior and posterior2| female hemispheres, redolent of excretory|2,2| sanguine|2, and2| seminal|2, animal2| warmth, expressive of mute, immutable mature animality.
The visible signs of satisfaction?
An approximate erection: a solicitous |2reversion |ainversion adversiona|2|: a gradual elevation: a tentative revelation: a silent contemplation.
The visible signs of |2resatisfaction postsatisfaction2|?
A silent contemplation: a tentative velation: a gradual abasement: a solicitous aversion: a proximate erection.
What followed this silent action?
Did he With what modifications did the narrator reply to this interrogations.
Negative: he omitted to mention the
correspondence between Martha Clifford and Henry Flower, the public altercation
at, in and in the vicinity of the licensed premises of Bernard Kiernan and Co,
Limited, 8, 9 and 10 Little Britain street,
the erotic provocation and response thereto caused by the exhibitionism of Gertrude (Gerty), surname unknown. Positive: he included mention of a performance by Mrs Bandmann Palmer of Leah at the Gaiety Theatre, South Anne street, |2a charitable visit to the National Lying-in Hotel Hospital, 29, 30 and 31 Holles street,2| an invitation to supper at Wynn's (Murphy's) Hotel 35, 36 and 37 Lower Abbey street, a |2temporary2| concussion caused by a falsely calculated movement in the course of a postcenal gymnastic display, the victim (since completely recovered) being Stephen Dedalus, |2aged 22| professor and author, eldest surviving son of Simon Dedalus, of no fixed occupation.
Was the narration otherwise unaltered by modifications?
Which event or person emerged as the salient point of his narration?
Stephen Dedalus, professor and author.
What limitations of activity were perceivedº by listener and narrator concerning themselves during the course of this intermittent and increasingly laconic narration?
By the listener a limitation of fertility inasmuch as
marriage have been
18th anniversary of her birth (8 September 1870), viz, 8
and consummated on the
been previously consummated on the 10 July of the same year
and consummated on the
same2| with female
issue born 15 June 1889, having been anticipatorily consummated on the 10
of September of the
same year and complete carnal
intercourseº, with ejaculation of semen
natural organ, having
taken taken place 5
viz, 27 November
1894,2| to the birth
December 18942| of
second (and only male) issue, deceased 9 January 1895, aged 11 days, there
remained a period of 9 years, 5 months and 18 days during which carnal
intercourse had been incomplete, without ejaculation of semen within
the natural female organ. By the narrator a limitation of activity, mental and corporal, inasmuch as complete mental intercourse |2between himself and the listener2| had not taken place since the consummation of puberty, indicated by catamenic hemorrhage, of the female issue of narrator and listener, 15 Septemberº 1903, there remained a period of 9 months and 1 day during which, in consequence of a preestablishment preestablished |2sexual natural female2| comprehension in incomprehension between the consummated females (listener and issue), complete corporal liberty of action had been |2inhibited circumscribed2|.
By various reiterated interrogation concerning the |2place destination2| whither, the place where, the time at which, the duration for which, the object with which in the case of temporary absences, projected or effected.
|2What moved visibly above the listener's and the narrator's invisible thoughts?
An The upcast reflection of a lamp and shade, an inconstant series of concentric circles of varying gradations of light and shadow.2|
In what state of rest or motion?
At rest relatively to themselves and to each other. In motion being each and both carried westward, forward and rereward respectively, by the proper perpetual motion of the earth through everchanging tracks of neverchanging space.
In what posture?
Listener: reclined semilaterally, left, left hand under head,
right leg extended in a straight line and resting on left leg, flexed, in the
attitude of Gea-Tellus,
big with seed. Narrator:
laterally, left, with right and left legs flexed, the
and thumb of the2|
right hand resting on the bridge of the nose, in the attitude depicted in a
snapshot photograph made by Percy Apjohn, the childman
weary, the manchild in the womb.
He rests. He has travelled.
Sinbad the Sailor and Tinbad the Tailor and Jinbad the Jailer and Whinbad the Whaler and Ninbad the Nailer and Finbad the Failer and Binbad the Bailer and Pinbad the Pailer and Minbad the Mailer and Hinbad the Hailer and Rinbad the Railer and Dinbad the Kailer and Vinbad the Gailer and Linbad the Yailer and Xinbad the Phthailer.
Going to |2dark2| bed there was a square round Sinbad the Sailor auk's rok's auk's egg in the |2night of2| bed of all the auks of the roks of the Darkinbad the Brightdayler.