Early draft, Spring 1921, draft level 1

MS NLI.13 Draft details

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(U84 17.1-117)

What course did Bloom and Stephen follow on their homeward way?

Lower and Middle Gardiner street they followed till Mountjoy square west and then bore left along Gardiner's Place and took Temple street on their right |1from the farther corner by an inadvertence as far as blank1|. They crossed the circus before George's church diametrically towards Eccles street to shorten their journey, the chord in any circle being lesser than the arc which it subtends.

|1Did Bloom like Eccles street?

He disliked to meet anywhere or at any time dwellers in it |aduring his perambulationsa|, he remembered Lombard street west and old friends no longer so since marriage & since he moved to the north side, yet |ahe comforted himself by remembering thata| in no 67 Isaac Butt had lived and the |aoldtimea| bells of George's Church (bells of George's) often calmed him.1|

|1Why did Bloom whistle? Bloom whistled1| softly when they halted|1?1| before his housesteps at number 7 Eccles street?

|1Not to call attention but because He was locked out1| on putting his hand |1mechanically1| into |1the his1| ba hip pocket |1of his mourning trousers1| he discovered that he had forgotten his latchkey in the corresponding pocket of the trousers which he had left off |1though he had at least three times reminded himself not to forget to change it,1|

How did they enter the house?

By this stratagem. Bloom, not wishing to alarm his wife, climbed over the area railings. He secured his hat on his head and |1grasping the lower rails under blank1| gently lowered himself to the full extent of his five feet nine inches to within two feet eight inches of the area flags. Taking breath he allowed himself to drop by his ten stone four weight |1per weighing machine of — McConnell, pharmaceutical chemists the preceding Easter eve, (periodic selfweighing being his habit1|), crouching on all fours to break the fall. He then rose, lifted up the latch of the areadoor and made his way in to the kitchen where he lit the gas and, husbanding the same match, a candle also.

Where was Stephen meanwhile?

On the footpath looking down. He saw Bloom make light in the |1kitchen basement1| and beckon and then saw him unlace and put off him off his boots and then leave the kitchen, holding the candle in a stick.

What happened after this?

after this |1Some few minutes1| Stephen saw a glimmer on the fanlight over Bloom's halldoor. The halldoor |1opened swung ajar1| on its hinges slowly and Bloom, without his hat and with his candlestick, appeared in the opening and said Sst! to enter.
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(U84 17.1497-1572)

What was his ultimate ambition?

No great demesne |1of so and so many acres roods and perches1| or baronial hall |1with gatelodge & drive1| with boards groaning under viands nor yet a terrace house or semidetached villa. He desired |1to purchase by private treaty in fee simple1| a thatched dwellinghouse |1|aof a southerly aspecta| with ivied or Virginiacreepered porch |aat Dundrum or Sutton, reputed like the |bexactb| South Pole, mild and soothing climates for chest troublesa|1| standing in five acres of its own grounds |1the Bungalow1| and situated not more than ten minutes from rail or trainline, the premises to be held under feefarm grant, lease 999 years and rising if possible upon a gentle eminence. The house to contain 1 sitting, 3 bedrooms, drawingroom, hot and cold bath, watercloset and outoffices, lounge hall fitted with linen |1wall1| press |1dinner gong1| and cosy corner fitments, tiled kitchen |1with close range & gas throughout1|. In time he hoped to have a rabbitry and fowlrun, a vegetable plot, containing plenty of kitchen stuff |1and a waterbutt1|, even scarletcrowned rhubarb, and a mellowtoned Japanese bell on the gate. |1Lilac and laburnum trees shading a sundial.1| Then, if all went well, |1winebin for distinguished guests1| a donkey and wicker trap |1or a good working mare1|.
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(U84 17.1603-1621)

|1Would he then be a gentleman farmer |awith a coat of armsa|?

It was not impossible, with 1 stripper cow 1 pike of upland hay and farm implements such as |aana| end to end churn and a turnip pulper

And his status among the landed gentry?

Resident magistrate or justice of the peace.

What course did he outline for himself in such capacity?

|aLoyal to the core his course would bea| The |ameting out of bare justice |btempered with mercyb| to the uttermost farthinga| maintenance of law and order, statute, common & the law merchant1|

(U84 17.1551-1561)

|1What would the grounds contain?

A tennis and fives court, a |aglazeda| summerhouse with palms equipped in the best style, a rockery with spray of water and an orchard and kitchen garden both walled in, and, possibly, a vinery1|

(U84 17.1606-1609)

|1What would be his pursuits there?

Those of gardener, groundsman, and cultivator.1|

(U84 17.1588-1591)

|1And his mental occupations?

|aSnapshota| Photography, the study of the religious problem, folklore relating to the international art of love and the reading of the starry heavens.1|

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|1Was there one particular story unread which he told himself often and often dreamed of?

Yes. That the famous Viennese millionaire Blum Pascha had died and bequeathed him a tithe of his great fortune.1| {!U84, 17. 1769-1773}

|1What usually were his last?

|aNews ads new attractive advertisements reduced to the their simplest of terms not exceeding the span of vision.a| to make men |astare &a| wonder at a poster.1|
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(U84 17.1754-1758)

Did he believe that one day all this would be his?

Hardly. But |1It was one of his tried maxims1| pleasant reflections |1or telling himself a story1| before sleeping |1to dream & remember the past1| were with him a cultivated habit as bringing after them a good night's rest.

|1Of one life of 3 score & ten years twenty years being passed in sleep, |aa dangerous region of terrors and follies. Once he He had waked and not known his room. Once his sleeping body had risen and crawled towards the hearth to lie there and waken. He feared to do murder or selfmurder in sleepa|1|

|1and at the end of one's life he felt |aas a philosophera| only a |ainfinitesimala| part of one's wishes was fulfilled1|

(U84 17.1657-1671)

What did he propose to pay for this country residence?

|1As per the prospectus of Irish Civil Service Building Society (Incorp. 1874)1| A maximum of £ |150 601| per annum |1|a1⁄6 the fifth ofa| of an |aassureda| annual income1| representing at 5% simple interest a capital of £1200 of which one third to be paid on acquisition and the balance in the form of rent, namely £800 plus |16% 3%1| interest on the same repayable to extinction within 20 years equal to £480 being in all £1280 representing a rental of £64 yearly headrent included, the titledeeds to remain in possession of the lender or lenders till expiry with a clause for forced sale, foreclosure and mutual compensation in case of failure to pay otherwise the messuage to become the property of the tenant-occupier on expiry of the term of years.

(U84 17.404-409)

What were these anagrams?

Old Ollebo, M.P.
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(U84 17.540-547)

Was he baptised?

Twice. First, in church. Second, under a pump at Santry by some schoolfellows in |1friendly1| jest at his former religion. In both cases the water being poured at the same time as the words were spoken.

(U84 17.1579-1602)

What was to be the name of this country seat?

Bloomville or Bloomfield.
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|1Could he foresee himself?

aEasily. In loose garments with a cap and garden boots pushing a wheelbarrow |a& wateringcana| easily in pleasant sunset weather amid the scent of newmown hay.

And his evenings?

He thought of carpentry |aif he had smthg useful to makea| with a toolbox containing hammer, awl, gimlet, |abullnose planea| tweezers and turnscrew while his wife read music, played music or embroidered or sat with him at a draughtsboard |aor playing parlour tennis,a|

Was he sure or doubtful that she wd do so.

Doubtful. |aEspecially after the summer solstice when |adays nightsa| grew longer. It was a problem what to do with our wivesa|1|

(U84 17.1137-1145)

|1How were his thoughts?

Vast, of the infinite |adim starspeckleda| milky way, of Sirius, distant |aseveral ninea| lightyears |a& 900 times the sun, & Arcturis 142,a| of Orion and his belt and his nebula in which a hundred solar systems could be housed. |a|bits red stars old & dying, its white stars and new starsb| |bas one Nova three years beforeb|a| |aof our system plunging towards Hercules, of the Parallactic drift of socalled fixed stars, restless wanderers, from eon to eon.a|

His conclusion?

That it was a Utopia, |anew worlds for old,a| that humanity if it was different there |aa question he had often asked himselfa| was not if the same nature and life there |a|xor older as Marsx|a| |a|xA past |ahas beena| which perhaps no longer existed |athough its rays of light were visiblea|x| |xmore dead or lifeless than livingx|a| vanity of vanities.1|

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The stars, speckling the sky, were beautiful yet they could not see themselves any more than the girl Gerty could see what she let him see, pleasures being divided, man not knowing the pleasure of hair combing, woman not knowing the luxury of a cool shave.x|1|

(U84 17.993-1010)

|1He did not love our life?

Apart from social injustice and the hatred and greed of nations he saw much in life that might be amended.


|aAll cataclysms which made fear the basis of life. Earthquakes |bif happening their epicentresb|, as usually, in |binhabited congested districtsb| parts of the globe.a| The need to kill in order to procure food to live, the ordeal of birth, the unceasing menstruation of women for twentyfive years, dreadful accidents at sea, in mines and factories, certain very painful illnesses, inborn criminal & lunatic instincts, the fact itself of growth from infancy through maturity to decay.

Did he wish to reform all that?

It was a task for a higher intelligence as he did not know exactly what to suggest.1|

(U84 17.1256-1268)

|1To do what?

Wait up to see daybreak, a phenomenon he had not seen since but once a quarter of a century before when he had sat on a garden wall after a party to see it the diffusion of light |asheeta| the more active air, a cock the boots of an early riser, the first limb of the sun lower in the east1|
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(U84 absent)

To what end did his feelings tend?

By apprehension to comprehension.

(U84 17.392-401)

|1When he had written |athem ita|?

A prize of 10/-, 5/-, and 2/6d had been offered by the Shamrock. His verses had been written for the occasion.1|

What were those final lines?

An ambition to squint
At my verses in print
Makes me hope that for these you'll find room.
But if you do condescend
Why then place at the end
The name of yours truly, L. Bloom.

(U84 17.1242-1248)

What did he heard as he stood?

Bootsoles on the flags of the hollow lane, twanging a fourfold al four, the scale of a jew's harp. |1sound of the lane1|

And see?

|1The vastness of the milky way1| Dark night, stars, the lamp by her bedroom window. |1Lifting his reading eyes he saw the heaventree1|

And feel?

The creeping doubts of dawn. |1The cold of all space |ain which |bbelow zerob| some planets wandered though man lifted out of earth's athmosphere wd bleed at the nosea|1|

(U84 17.1157-1170)

How did he speak of the moon?

As an older colder world |1which some races of men perhaps had never seen,1| |1a cemetery as the earth wd be |ain the futurea| — air — water1|, of hills and |1waterless seas1| craters named after ours by false analogy. Yet the lunar influence he admitted, the lake of dreams, the seas of rains and mists, the gulf of dews, and on women chiefly, the sea of fecundity. He did not believe in her inconstancy. She rose and set, waxed and waned at her appointed times. Her aspect never varied was not variable.

(U84 17.561-575)

Had he |1|xa child of a race which had invented everything, a Mendelssohn, the composer of the, Mendoza the boxer, Spinoza, the philosopher,x|1| also kindergarten schemes?

Yes. |1Cogitated as he lay reclined to aid repletion1| Geometrical to correspond to zoological biscuits, |1|xastronomical kaleidoscopes showing the constellations of the zodiac,x|1| indiarubber mapballs, dolls in various historical costumes.

(U84 17.1709-1743)

And more ambitious schemes?

|1a proposal to the harbour commissioners and borough surveyor to |adevelop redevelopa| Irish waterways, |aonce a fashionable stage bargeline of four Irish miles per hour with due relays, now the home of drowned dogs and weedsa| the grand and royal canals, |adating from the reign of the 1st Georges |x1866 1876x|a| as trade channels, waterborne goods from wheresoever being cheaper than landborne |aso that from Limerick to Lough Neagh there might be a clear avenue of transit.a|1| To harness the tides, Poulaphouca waterfall, for cheap electrical power, white coal. To enclose the |1foreland peninsular delta1|
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of the North Bull |1at present a wild foreland given over to the hardy golfer1| and erect upon it casinos, booths, hotels, boardinghouses, readingrooms and bathing establishments |1along the foreland1|. |1Furthermore a tramline from the cattle market to along the N.C.R. to the quays |afor transita| which wd bring the mileage operated by the DUTC to close on twenty, but be well repaid in graziers' transport fares.1|

(U84 17.1968-1978)

Of what did he muse?

Of the many places in Ireland he might tour and see with a bicycle, a kitbag and an umbrella or raincape — the Giant's Causeway, the Golden Vale, Lough Neagh, the cliffs of Moher, Mullingar where Milly was.

(U84 17.1698-1708)

What |1ways other shortcuts1| to riches did he think of?

|1The use of dogvans & goatvans for milk delivery.1| The utilisation of wastepaper and even of the fells of sewer rats and even of the vast and unheeded quantities of human dung, every normal life being producing in his lifetime some —Ts.

(U84 17.1774-1815)

What did the first drawer contain?

A Vere Foster copybook of Milly's with bêtard drawings, |1marked Papli showing a head with five upstanding hairs, two eyes in profile, |aa |blarge longb| nosea| the trunk in front |awith 3 buttonsa| and one foot1| A |1fading1| photo of queen Alexandra and the |1beautiful1| actress Maud Branscombe, |1whom he liked for her name also as he liked the great actress Mrs Bracegirdle,1| for both of whom he had a |1sentimental1| cult in his young days, a |1Xmas Mizpah1| card of good wishes from M. Citron, dated Xmas 1892, hoping Yuletide might bring thee peace and joy, a butt of sealingwax, an old sandglass which rolled, a sealed prophecy |1written by him1| of the consequences of Gladstone's Home Rule Bill of 1886 which had not been opened since the bill had been rejected, Martha's three typewritten letters, |1a cutting from Modern Society about corporal chastisement in girls' schools, the ribbon which had festooned a chocolate Easter egg,1| two partly uncoiled preservatives with reserve pocket, four Austrian coins, of one and five |1& ten1| Kreutzer, and one gulden, respectively, two |1Royal1| Hungarian lottery |1tickets coupons1|, |1a bazaar ticket |ano 2004a| of S. Kevin's Church, 1st prize, handsome marble timepiece, |xmamma's cameo brooch, papa's cameo scarfpin,x| |xhis name & address in reversed alphabetic cipher, Nzigz Xoruuliw Wloksrmh Yzimx|1| a magnifying glass, two erotic photographs showing the act of coition between a torero and a señorita and a friar and an nun, a newspaper clipping for renovating old tan boots, a lavender 1d stamp of Queen Victoria,
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(U84 17.1854-1929)

What did the second drawer contain?

Documents: the birth certificate of Leopold Paula Bloom, an endowment policy of £100 in the Scottish Widows Society standing in the name of Emily (Milly) Bloom, a bank passbook |1with three used counterfoils & folded statement of a/c from last halfyear |xshowing a balance to the good of depositor of £27- 5 (twenty seven —)x|1| showing a balance of £27.14, grave dockets of the Catholic Cemeteries (Glasnevin), |1and a a green1| sealed envelope entitled |1Predictions Ireland1| for 1901 the twentieth Century containing a prediction political written by LB in 1890 and never opened, |1an old hagadah book where a pair of horn spectacles folded still showed the prayers for Seder night, a photocard of Ennis1| |1a notice of change of name from —1| |1I RV now resident formerly of blank hereby give notice that I have assumed & intend henceforth |aon all occasions & at all timesa|1| and a letter addressed in large handwriting to my dear son Leopold.


He reproached himself, remembering the old man |1when drugs |aresorted to against neuralgiaa| had begun their work,1| with his dog in bed, |1his head1| covered, sighing and his youthful sallies against the law of |1the RB's1| race |1which, after Heine, he had called a waste of time not a religion1| |1his jibes at the noneating of milk & meat at 1 meal. All he had reproached himself with when in Ennis |xthat he had taken off his bootsx| he bent and kissed a wrinkled selfkilled face |astreaked with poisona|1|.

How were his table manners

He ate often behatted. If he liked it he drank from the saucer the juice of stewed gooseberries or stewed plums. He |1cleaned napkined1| his lips sometimes in an old envelope or piece of paper |1for which purpose it was not intended1|. Sometimes |1if repleted1|, with advancing years more frequently, he belched. |1|xHe scouped coins slowly from his palm, counting change for him.x|1|

(U84 17.1843-1853)

Having replaced her letter did he feel remorse |1of conscience1|.

No, he |1suspected knew1| that there |1were might1| one or two secrets on the other side which would be told |1him a husband1| triumphantly in |1years time to come |a20 years aftera|1| when then irreparable. So none. He remembered from the day the eye of a wife, a maid, a nurse, in which his face & form had found favour. Naughty Henry |1He could still pass time not immediately test his powers of virile fascination at a private dinner in a private room and after with an elegant whore?1|
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(U84 17.674-697)

Was she often in need of his instruction?

She was weak in the multiplication |1tables tablebook1| when the washerwoman came |1asking him, for example, how much 5/- and 1/3 made1|. She understood little of foreign political relations. She believed, till corrected, that alias was a person in the scriptures.
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Had he remedied this |1thereafter1|?

Variously. By leaving about in conspicuous places at a book open, at a conspicuous place, by indirect allusion, by scoffing at another's (her) ignorance, by indirect suggestion, buying her a new |1dressy1| hat that she might take her umbrella which she hated but then did.
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(U84 17.1361-1407)

What books were there?

Thom's Dublin Directory, 1886 |1with nickering gilt titles1|, the Poetical Works of Lord Tennyson, |1in dark crimson morocco1|, goldtooled, a |1useful1| Ready Reckoner, his father's Hagadah book, the Beauties of Killarney, History of the Russo-Turkish War, |1|aLockhart's Life of Napoleon Bonaparte with marginal notes of its former owner. (Upstart, usurper, Down with the French) belittling his victories, aggrandising his defeats. Milly's Child's Guide with the answers to 250 questions.a| A History of the Court of Charles II, Eugen Sandow's Physical Strength & How to Obtain It. |aA handbook of astronomy with five handsome plates and antique letterpress |bin long primer typeb| Sir Robert Ball's — — — with marginal clues in brevier and author's footnotes in tiny picaa| Ready Reckoner, Soll und Haben,1| a Handbook of Astronomy (with plates), — — — Geometry published — — — in 17— — — once, as the inscription said, the property of Joe Toomey esq of Dunedin, the best place in the world, Thoughts from Spinoza, Talmud, The Secret (Hidden) Life of Christ, When We Were Boys by William O'Brian MP,

(U84 17.2321-2331)

Only of Sinbad the sailor?

No, |1watching |aintermittentlya| the flickering |aring circlea| of light & shadow upon the ceiling and remembering |aever alwaysa| more faintly what was said about a country important because it you it belonged to someone,1| also of Jinbad the jailer and Tinbad the tailor and Ninbad the nailer and Binbad the bailer and Finbad the Failer and Minbad the mailer, and Pinbad the pailer and Rinbad the railer and Whinbad the Whaler and Sinbad the sailor |1and Binbad the Tailor and Finbad the Lailer and Quinquad the Phthailer1|.

Did he remember?

He remembered that some very long time ago he was going to bed somewhere and there was a squareshaped or it was when he was there that he was going to bed.

(U84 17.1408-1414)


He believed in order. A place for everything and everything in its place.

(U84 17.759-768)

What song did he then sing in a throttled voice?

|1In the tongue of the lost ten tribes of Israel |aold deada| but not forgotten when Jesus, God of the Christians, lived.1| This — of Chanah David, David's house |1return of Zion |aafter thousands of years of dispersal, martyrdom & contumelya|1|.

Kolod balejwaw pnimah

Nefesch, jehudi, homijah.

He did not end?

No. |1He forgot it in part.1| Mentioning that the Thora was said to be dictated so rapidly that Moses could not put in the stops he expounded the sense of the words. That Israel was not yet lost. That she had hope yet to go back to the land where David's house shone.
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(U84 17.1070-1082)

Did he work out the sums?

To what end |1if not lunacy1|. |1Though quick at long tots1| He had once vainly tried to solve the problem of the quadrature of the circle and had learned that there were numbers |1computed to be1| so great that scarcely 33 closeprinted volumes |1of quires & reams of India paper1| could contain their integers, for example, the ninth power of the ninth power of nine.

(U84 17.1933-1947)

What did he foresee for himself if that stay failed him?

|1Beggary Beggary, hawking trinkets as in early youth1| in Dublin from pillar to post |1with all vagrants, the maimed |alyinga| sailor, the blind beggar, the bailiff 's man, the |acollector the |bman dunb| for the recovery ofa| of bad & doubtful debts, the dun the poor rate & deputy cess collector1|, the mockery of former women friends, the gibes of the common herd, broken bread to eat |1or living on samples |aof?a| as in Holles street1|, old friends avoiding him, the yelping of |1cur dogs scabby curs1|, a cabbagestump hurled at him by urchins from a lane.

(U84 17.1744-1751)

He regarded it as possible?

Possible, though problematic, |1with if1| the aid of rich financiers such as the Rothschilds, Guggenheims, |1Hirsches Hirsch1|, |1Montefiores Montefiore1|, Blum Pascha, possessing fortunes in six figures, were given the thing required was done.
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(U84 17.1274-1278)

And when he opened the door?

Proceeding, he banged his forehead against a solid |1timber1| angle.


|1A An infinitesimal but sensible1| fraction of a second later a painful impression was transmitted and duly registered as located on the left temple.

(U84 17.509-524)

What were these |1indoor1| exercises?

They were designed for business men |1& those engaged in sedentary occupations1| to be made with concentration of mind before a mirror, bringing into play the various families of muscles, producing at first a pleasant stiffness.

Had he any special powers?

|1Though ringweight lifting was beyond his strength1| As a boy at High school on the parallel bars he had excelled in the half lever movement in virtue of his abdominal muscles.

(U84 17.123-133)

What did he do?

He raked the ashes from the grate, set two chains by the hearthstone and built up a pyre of crosslaid sticks and paper with an irregular polygon of Flower and M'Donald's |1of d'Olier Street1| |1best1| Abram coal |1at 21/-1| which he then kindled at two projecting wasptails.

|1And then?

He removed the lipped saucepan to the left hob and set the kettle on the pyre of the fire1|

(U84 17.446-461)

|1And his thought?

Of their ages respectively.1|

Wd they ever have the same age?

Neither would Stephen |1at any time now1| have Bloom's age then nor Bloom then Stephen's now. |1Sixteen years before in 1888 Bloom was of Stephen's present age which sixteen years later |ain 1920a| when Stephen would be as old as Bloom now was Bloom would be double Stephen's present age with ten years added.1|

(U84 17.527-531)

Did Stephen LB he was a jew?

|1The idea of an idea.1| He knew that he knew that he knew

(U84 17.1203-1209)

|1and he thought of the circumcision of Jesus and of his divine foreskin in Calcata, the carnal bridal ring of the church, worthy of the 4th degree of latria |anot of hyperdulya| with his hair and toenail parings1|

(U84 17.657-673)

|1What Did any1| problem specially exercise his mind?

What to do with our wives.

His solutions?

Were hypothetical. Tandem cycle rides |1to points on the periphery of Dublin1|, mandoline & guitar duets, |1scrivenery, addressing envelopes for payment,1| biweekly visits to the Tivoli and Empire musichalls, |1|xor a cool dairy or a warm cigardivanx| |xor dominos.x|1|

(U84 17.576-580)

What encouraged him in these fancies?

The money which Marks and James
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had made, the former with his 1d bazaar, the latter with his sixpence halfpence shop & worlds fair waxwork exhibition, admission sixpence, children one penny.

(U84 17.1421-1425)

Why did he not consult the work at once?

So as to exercise his mnemotechnic

Did he remember?

No. But on taking the book from the case he remembered

And the battle was?


(U84 17.1357-1360)

What did he then observe?

That several books had been replaced |1upside down inverted1|.

(U84 17.1408-1414)

Did he set them right?

Yes, |1he loved order, a place for everything, everything in its place and neither should an apple |asit be wedgeda| in a tumbler nor a wet umbrella |adrip drip aslanta| in a closestool1| reflecting that it was unsafe to hide anything, a letter for example, in or behind a book

(U84 17.2114-2125)

|1How did he enter?

Prudently. |aTwo ofa| The mattress |aspirala| springs being aged, a the brass quoits and drooping serpent radii loose and prone to ring. Prudently, |anot to disturb her, lightly though she moved over,a| always reverently, it was the bed in which she had been conceived in Gibraltar, in which her marriage had been consummated and in which — —1|

What did his stretching limbs feel?

|1The imprint of a |amale |x(he fucks she fucks it fucks)x|a| human form not his |ain his beda|.1| Crumbs and some precooked flakes of potted meat in the warmth of her full body. These he removed.

Did he like the warmth?

|1Yes More1| if it had been combined with a cool cold pillow |1an idea to be patented1|.

(U84 17.359-365)

Did he show him a special mark of hospitality?

The milk in the brown jug |1being having been1| soured by the thunderstorm he gave him from a small jar |1reserved for his wife1| two spoonfuls of cream from John Wyse Nolan's |1model1| dairy.

(U84 17.2090-2100)

|1on the oblong trunk |aquadruple battened |bwith capped cornersb|, various labelleda| marked B.C.T. (Brian Cooper Tweedy)1| Her halfsilk |1nonsmelling1| stockings with violet garters, her outsize |1|xgrey whitex|1| drawers |1(a pin in them) which smelled of opoponax and a Havana cigar1| |1folded curvilinear1| of India mull, cut on generous lines.
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(U84 17.296-318)

What odours proceeded from the opened dresser?

Mixed. Five ounces of Beckes Anne Lynch's tea in |1crinkled1| lead paper at 2/- the lb, a |1gill or1| naggin and a quarter of milk soured by thunder weather being the remainder over from the morning's |1pint, milk, which |awith the quantity added to thata| subtracted for his breakfast and Mrs Fleming's the charwoman's tea, made up one pint, the original quantity delivered,1| four green Spanish olives in oily paper, a cylindrical canister containing cubes of the best crystallised lump sugar, two unequal onions, one, the greater, Spanish, entire, the other, a fragment, Irish, and more redolent,

(U84 17.288-295)

Could he shave with such felicity?

Even in the dark by the sense of touch. He had a firm full sure woman's hand. He could have been a successful surgeon but that he would have preferred to be a physician, being loath to shed men's blood even when the end justified the means.
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(U84 17.1333-1339)

What adorned the mantelshelf?

A marble clock, stopped a long time
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ago at twenty to eight and a stuffed owl the wedding gift of Alderman Hooper.

Did it look at him?

With a clear sad wise bright unmoving pitying eye?

(U84 17.909-919)

Had these gifts any practical use?

He had used the clock with moveable hands |1|xwedding gift of Wisdom Helyx|1| to teach his daughter Milly to read the hours, explaining the pendulum, the wheelwork of the clockwork and the times in each hours |1five and the five eleventh minutes per hour progressively1| when minute and hour hands overlapped.

She understood?

Something not all |1less than all1|.

(U84 17.864-883)

What memories had he of her?

|1Rattling her moneybox. |xA querulous girlbaby but a crying woman but cry lessened pain. Her skipping Fair of two dark parents, she had come from some ancestor or a youthful lover. |aMulvey was fair.a| Twice alarmed in sleep she called and answered |ahis theira| nightshirted |a& nightdresseda| questions with strange fair eyes awake before her body. |aat nine yearsa| She fled from an |aEnga| tourist with a Kodak who wished to snapshot her as an Irish beauty feared he might filch from her her imagex|1| As a child he called her Padney Socks. She had shown him the place of a sleeping minnow in the basin of B. Gardens by a tiny spit which caused ripples, her present of a moustachecup, followed by a queer man |1of unread1| she went down — street & back again, |1holding up her fair hair for her to be ribboned1| a sailorboy doll he bought for her which she neglected as he wondered would she, she pulled her |1hair1| plait to remember the date of Waterloo |1her silly dream |ashe tolda| of —1|. Silly Milly.

(U84 17.2000-2005)

What advt wd appear if he disappeared?

£5 reward, missing gent age about forty (cf MB), height 5ft 9½ in, full build, dark complexion, may have since grown a beard. When last seen was. When last seen was dressed in black. Above will be paid for information leading to his discovery.

(U84 17.1958-1967)

How did he envisage parting?

|1Well, why not, the most natural thing in the world.1| Offspring being made & provided for it seemed to him not wholly unnatural as too much living together revealed to each too constantly another's defects. |1It was to increase & multiply. Which being done and offspring reared hatred if undivided they had to love again & mate which was absurd.1| Toleration of contrary moods. When one up the other down |1gloomy1|.

Would he regret?

How know. Sometimes on shopping tours with relief he had left both Milly & Molly. |1They understood each other in misunderstandings. Both set on him |alatera| if he spoke for either1| Yet he wd miss her |1curlpapers with |aburnt long scorcheda| furrows1|
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(U84 absent)

How did her absence affect him?

|1When He did not believe the superstition that when1| cat |1leaves goes1| luck leaves. Yet he knew that an overdiet of meat ruined a good mouser and in the pantry there were mice. Yet he knew that if ill a cat would journey |1far miles1| by night to find a herb to cure and come back to her house if not to her master.

(U84 17.2311-2318)

How did he like his sleeping position?

Almost well. Though his head |1at foot of bed1| did not was not towards the east, the holy land, he lay |1on his left side, under light bedclothes on a low pillow to obviate snoring |acurled as in boyhood when he dreamed of finding gold, |bhis ab| hand on his nosebridge as in Apjohn's snapshot,a|1| parallel to the |1spinning earth's1| equator & hoped for pleasant dreams.

(U84 17.1446-1454)

In undressing?

|1In his waistcoat pocket he discovered a shilling, dating from Mrs Sinico's funeral.1| His soles |1still1| ached |1but when bootless happily1|. |1|aUnder his shirt left of his breastbone a fiveweek old beesting attracted his fingers.a| He undress unbuttoned his waistcoat front an article he would have eliminated from the costume of mature grown men.1| The creases of his |1carried1| boots and trousers |1worn last at Mrs Sinico's funeral |ain Clanbrassil streeta|1| tired him with his ended day. |1All over him under his shirt he scratched an unitching skin1| He detached his socks which his right great toenail had again begun to pierce. The nail he picked, tore gently |1away off1|, smelt and cast away. It smelled as fifteen, 20, 30 yrs before|1., when as a boy at Mrs —— |aa dame'sa| school he picked it and the left great toenail & smelt its quick.1|

(U84 17.272-274)

What announced it.

Horns of kettlesmoke.

(U84 17.1320-1329)

How did he light |1it the pyramid of incense1|?

Inclining the candle he let fall three round |1hot1| waxdrops and stood the candle in their molten amalgam.

(U84 17.382-387)

What did he think?

Seeing him silent he deduced he was composing and envied him the pleasures derived from literature |1for he had sometimes applied to Shakespeare for instruction, not amusement, |afor the solution of difficult problemsa| on points of life, read with care and been disappointed1|.

(U84 17.2240-2243)


He kissed the plump mellow yellow |1smellow1| melons of her rump, on each and in their furrow, then lastly because beauty is equal in every part her hole behind. She stirred in sleep, murmuring. He recovered reverently the part kissed with her nightdress and sheet and blanket and bedspread, and lay down. It was the end of a perfect day |1as days go1|.
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(U84 17.2044-2083)

|1Morning letters, bath, funeral, Keyes's ad, light lunch, visit to museum and library, bookhunt along the quays, songs in Ormond, Finn MacCool in Barney's Kiernan's, then a blank somehow, ah yes Dignam's etc, |athen hera| legs on the beach, Mrs Purefoy delivered, the brothel & the brawl. |aThough the ad was not fixed up and he had not got the tea from Tom Kernan or seen Mrs B.P. in Leah yeta|1|

(U84 17.2081-2083)

|1|a|bresembled had a look ofb|a| Whom?

Her late father, major Brian Tweedy. In the jaw and in facial expression.1|

(U84 17.2035-2041)

|1Had she advantages?

She kept the bed warm. Trousers placed rightly folded under the mattress were |anext morninga| mangled on the premises. |aShe there house was not empty. She gone, he there, it would bea|1|
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(U84 17.1191-1196)


|1The trajectories of1| Their jets were different, Bloom's longer |1a long woman's trailing Y bifurcating Y incomplete1|, Stephen's higher arched |1a manly N1| yet in his youth at High school Bloom |1by unread {a beat}1| easily had hit the third brick of the wall |1against all comers of the whole strength of the college, 2501|.

(U84 17.229-235)

Why did he wash under the tap?

|1To utilise the longcarried and longbought |aunpaida| paperstuck lemon soap and depaper.1| To wash in fresh cold never ever changing water.

(U84 17.163-228)

Did it come when he turned the cock?

Yes. From Roundwood reservoir near Stillorgan, though from long drouth in June the water had fallen below the sill of the overflow weir and the borough surveyor and waterworks committee had forbidden the laving of all shopfronts and all waste beyond. Particular offenders being the South Dublin Guardians notwithstanding their ration of 15 gallons per day per pauper supplied through 6 inch pipe reading of the meter showing a wastage of 20,000 gallons per night |1stated by the law agent of the corporation, Ignatius Rice1| to the loss of |1|athe best section of the publica| selfsupporting1| taxpayers.
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|1He admired water?

Yes, its universality |aand equality, ever seeking its own level, constant to its nature,a| its vastness in oceans |aon Mercalli's projectora|, its secrecy in springs |asuch as the Hole in the Wall well by the Ashtown gatea|, its healing virtues, its properties for washing, |anourishing flowers & plantsa| quenching thirst, and fire, its strength in hard hydrants, its docility in working millwheels, canals, electric power stations, |aits utility in bleachworks, tanneries, scutchmills,a| the fauna and flora it gave life to, its evil in marshes, faded flowers, pestilent fens, stagnant pools when the moon waned.1|

(U84 17.1171-1184)

He spoke?

Of the light in a secondstorey window. A slanted lampshade on the blind. The bedroom of his wife. He spoke. Softly, tenderly with regret, wonder & estrangement. Then was silent |1as though sad & Stephen too1|.

|1Was it all he could have desired?

Virginia creeper or ivy should have framed the casement unread.1|

Did either weep?

Both in |1silence darkness1|, first Stephen, then Bloom, pissed, screening from each other the organ of their common act, in silence, their gaze raised to the lamplit window.

What did Stephen see?

|1A mirror of flesh in which his Each gazed in the mirror of the flesh of his fellows face.1| |1An1| past accumulated which no future could evade.

(U84 17.787-794)

What did Bloom see?

The future which his past had never attained, a career in the church, at the bar, on the stage with the very reverent John Conmee SJ, Seymour Bushe KC, and the late Osmond Tearle (died 1901).
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(U84 17.1354-1356)

What |1impressed him did he find by inspection1| in the mirror?

Whereas in childhood & youth he had taken after his mother now |1since he had passed the middlepoint of life1| |1in proportion as he grew older1| he the took after man who met him wore |1another a changed1| face?

(U84 17.1351-1353)

What thought went from him?

Brothers and sisters have I none.
Yet that man's father was his grandfather's son.

(U84 17.377-381)

Did both drink cocoa in silence

|1Singly at first, then1| Together. |1Stephen from a blank. Bloom from his moustachecup birthday gift of Milly.1| Bloom, having a start of a few seconds and taking three sips to Stephen's one.

|112 10am 12.30 1111|

(U84 17.2126-2142)

He smiled?

It amused him that each man fancied himself the first to enter the breach whereas he was the last of a series through Penrose, — — — —, Bloom, Holohan, Bodkin, Mulvey, — — — —

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He mentioned alluded to experiences|1, extraordinary of their kind,1| related to him |1in confidence strictly confidentially1| by a friend of his, a wonderful man in his way, Virag. Stephen made no answer
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(U84 17.477-496)

Had they a |1personal1| link beyond that in the past?

Mrs Riordan (Dante), who had lived in Stephen's parents' house during the Parnell |1split national schism1| from 1890-92 and whom Bloom had known in the City Arms Hotel, Prussia street when he lodged there for early morning work |1in the adjacent cattle parks of the market NCR,1| for Joseph Cuffe of the same thoroughfare |1|xwhere in her bathchair he had sometimes |awheeled pusheda| her with slow revolutions of the wheels as far as N.C.R. |aand where she remained for some halfhours in the evening aira| |ascanning through Bloom's onelensed fieldglasses the people on trams, bicycles, tandems, tricycles, cars, landaus, traps and brakes, all going to the Phoenix Parka|x|1|.
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(U84 17.503-508)

Both remembered her now nine years deceased?

Yes. Her bitter bigotry and love of loss. Her lamp of colza oil before a statue of the Immaculate Conception. Her gr maroon velvetbacked brush for Michael Davitt and the brush which had been greenvelvetbacked for Parnell now thirteen years deceased





(U84 17.1302-1310)


On the |1Cadby's London1| piano Molly's long yellow gloves were thrown. On a jadegreen ashtray |1rested inclined1| a |1partly scarcely1| smoked cigarette with burnt matches while deeper in the bowl of the tray lay two moist short butts. On the musicrest stood Love's Old Sweet Song, open at the closing page.

(U84 17.1905-1915)

And looking back in retrospective?

An old man he had boasted of his deeds of business cunning |1how he came penniless, |ahad fallen on his feet, held on, when given an inch taking an ell,a| how won his way in various cities, Szombathely, in Florence, |ain Vienna, Budapest,a| in London, in Dublin.1| A child Bloom, he remembered, |1seated wideeared on a lopeared hassock,1| had run with finger over the map of Europe, Dublin, Florence, Vienna, Budapest, Szombathely & asked {for reasons} which his father freely conceded in all capitals.

(U84 17.322-341)

What did he discover from this connection?

Opening the paper |1the at1| the |1telegraph by special wire1| page he found that the Gold Cup race at Ascot had been won by |1a dark horse1| Throwaway at 20 to 1.

He recapitulated?

That he had read this before in the cabman's shelter and had heard of it in Barney Kiernan's, that on O'Connell bridge and a dark man had placed in his hand a throwaway, that Bantam had |1been inspired to snatched the morning Freeman from him1| |1when just as1| he was about to throw it away.
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Love changed from instant to instant, |1cooling in one when kindling in the other, when up seesaw the other down & |aviceversa deedawa| |ajawhanging & down gloomya|1| though often returning to a blank point, a |1widening everwidening1| circle in a pond. Silent lovers, quarrelling lovers, violent lovers, |1weeping lovers,1| all he had marked. It had to be, it or something for it |1false or real or illicit and nobody a penny the worse1| to create it again |1in a moment of naked sincerity, one of the only ones.1| |1It was born |aby both's consenta| in the instant of discharge from pole to antipole.1|

(U84 17.277-282)

Why at such an hour?

The beard was softer, the sleep after cleaner, and the skin had not to face a hostile air.

(U84 17.585-601)

|1Such But1| as?

|1Barclay & Cook's candle, calculate when it burns out and you receive one pair of non compo boots.1| Alexander J Keyes, tea wine and spirit merchant |1family grocer1|, Ballsbridge, licensed for the sale of beer, wine & spirits for consumption on the premises. Keyes's on the Bridge.

Such as not?

|1|xBirths, Death & Marriages. Month's mind.x|1| What is |1meat home1| without Plumtree's potted meat


With it an abode of bliss.

Manufactured by George Plumtree |131 231| Merchant's Quay, Dublin.

|1Which seemed to him?

The work of a wellintentioned imbecile.1|

(U84 17.698-702)

Was it so with many women

With success?

She listened |1with interest1|, understood |1with wonder1|, |1remembered repeated1| |1with care1|, |1remembered with difficulty then1| forgot |1with ease1|, |1then1| remembered |1with error1|, repeated |1with misgiving1|.

(U84 17.466-476)

They had met before?

In the lilacgarden of Mat Dillon's house at Roundtown when Stephen |1with his mother1| was a boy of three|1, |ashy to give his handa|. The second time1| in the coffeeroom of Breslin's Hotel, Bray, county Wicklow six years later on a rainy Sunday when Stephen had invited Bloom home to dine, his father seconding.

Did he accept?

Very gratefully, appreciatively, sincerely regretfully he declined.
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(U84 17.323)

These were?

Coincidences. Truth stranger than fiction.

(U84 17.342-347)

Was he depressed at his not having understood these signs?

It was |1not always well always difficult1| and |1always difficult not always well1| to understand for, while one could conjecture one's loss |1at not by failure1| understanding one could never know what greater losses understanding might have brought in time.

(U84 17.709-714)

What great ones did he single out for mention.

|13 Seekers of the Pure truth, Moses of Egypt,1| Moses Maimonides, |1author of More Nebukim,1| and Moses Mendelssohn. From Moses (of Egypt) to Moses (Mendelssohn) there arose none like Moses (Maimonides).
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(U84 17.354-358)

How much

In each cup a two level treaspoonfuls and a half as he liked his cocoa strong.

(U84 17.920-928)

Could she flatter?

If he amused instructed her with amusement while amusing she wished that she knew one quarter |1or the 1000th part1| of what he knew. If he had |1after quarter day1| bought new clothes clothing for her mother she asked him if he needed anything.

(U84 17.2271-2297)

Had he liberty to go & come?

They asked him: Where were you? Where are you going? Why at this hour? For what?

(U84 absent)

With what money?

|1Besides his interest on Consol falling due for the 2nd quarter on the 25 instant £25.0.01| |1equivalent = 12 weeks1| If he obtained a 3 m's renewal of Keyes's ad at |13 21| insertions weekly at £34.4 the insertion at four shillings the inch per column. Multiplied by twelve made £44.8.0 £50.8.0 at ten per cent made £5 roughly less 3/- lent to Hynes (exclusive of interest) in Meaghers £4-17. or if interest reckoned £4.16. odd.

|125 insert (counting extra day) at £1.15.0 the insertions of the inch per column made £25 plus the half 12½, 37½ & the ¼ again 6¼ £43 ¾ or £43.15.01|


His possibilities as a kitchen gardener for why buy greens grow them

What deterred him?

Firstly, the outlay, secondly, the reflection that such |1initial1| expense would be justified only if he intended to remain tenancy were prolonged, thirdly, that no longer to be able to move meant to end one's days

(U84 17.1279-1290)

Were there changes?

The plush sofa had been transferred from opposite the door to the ingle |1near the tightfolded Union Jack1| a change which he had always intended to make), the greymarbletopped had been placed opposite the door (where it was seen to better advantage) while — — — had moved from the ingle to the place previously occupied |1on the beeswaxed margin1| by the greymarbletopped table |1an improvement1|

|1Two chairs had been moved. Which?1|
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(U84 17.2143-2209)

How did he think of Blazes?

|1Handsome, vigorous, wellproportioned but a man & business man but nothing more.1| Often he had seen that light in men's eyes on her, first with alarm, then with understanding, then with desire, now with fatigue. He was |1a friend, of 3 years' standing |asince meeting in Mesias, Burgh Quay, their common tailora|, 1901-19041| a guest |1one of few,1| had rights, was still young, not mean. |1Divorce proceedings (if connivance were not proved) might bring him £200. Or husband only £100. To humble him. |aBillsticker!a| On {the} hands down. |xDuel he wd not.x|1| It was not the end of the world |1a dark sun colliding1|. Theft, fraud, murder, arson, cruelty to children were worse things. He found himself in it. The body slowly, every body, found itself in foods, in drinks, in habits, desires and disease.

(U84 17.973-988)

Would they meet?

He wondered. He had no son. He might adopt, might have adopted. A clown in Hengler's Circus, knowing him sonless, had scrambled from the ring and told the exhilarated audience: This is my papa. But would she? Once |1in 1898 |ain the late spring, the end of May or June the middle of Junea|1| he had marked a certain halfcrown |1with 3 notches on the milled edge and paid it out in a grocer's, sent it on its way |ain circulation |bon the waters of financeb|a| to voyage and return1|.

|1It had returned.


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The story of a thing done, a deed, a crime, the room contained (in chairs).x|1| |1|xA smell, his added to hers, theirs. (here eliminates {proving})x|1|

(U84 17.1214-1219)


Withdrew the rusty staple from its bolt, opened the backdoor, tendered his hand

(U84 absent)

It was then (MB's fuck) full and free?

If only she had not laughed. She had admired, been attracted by, thought of, been drawn to, the face of the William II, German emperor. He had fanned the incipient, encouraged the tentative, to the degree of vicarious surrender, or the acme at the supreme instant.


Suddenly she laughed, relaxing, disintegrating, laughing. — He: no no think. She: O swing out of his whiskers.
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(U84 17.277-287)

Why shave by night?

A softer beard, the quiet, reflections of the day, the smooth soft nightrest, |1morning waking1| clean. Morning noises {stirred}, a clattered milkcan, postknock, a shock, a shoot, and thought of aught he |1faster1| sought though fraught with thought nought might give a |1faster1| nick for plaster.

(U84 17.2101-2107)

What cooler objects in all the room met his gaze?

The orangekeyed ware |1on the washstand1|, |1bought of Price & Co 37 & 39 Moore Street 16/91| basin, pitcher, soapdish, |1and1| brushtray, on the floor near the washstand and bedfoot respectively ample jar pitcher and wideformed toilet article.

(U84 17.497-502)


Through a glass boss of the pane the spectacle of the street pedestrians, vehicles, quadrupeds, velocipedes, passing slowly, quickly, evenly, round and round and round the rim of the

(U84 17.1634-1656)

In his youth had he loved justice

He had climbed into the fork of a tree on Northumberland road to wait to see the entry into the city of Viscount Ripon and John Morley

(U84 absent)

What wd he (RB) do as housework?

|1Though old, illcaredfor, he liked newcomers around him.1| {List} over the crevices of doors with tacked on felt strips. Reseat an odd cushioncarrying chair by stringing it tight with |1stout fibre twine1| closestring at right angles a network of even squares |1Or with old gloves and smock |a& brusha| refresh with lime the kitchen walls1|

(U84 17.148-156)

What position did they take?

Bloom on a chair facing the area window, Stephen on a chair opposite a clothesline on which hung four hanks and a pair of grey ladies' stockings clamped by three erect wooden pegs at the outer extremities and one at the point of junction of the ropes.