"Bloom viewed a gallant pictured hero in Lionel Marks's window. Robert Emmet's last words. Seven last words. Of Meyerbeer that is." (U11.1274)
Robert Emmet (1778 - 1803) was an Irish nationalist rebel leader. He led an abortive rebellion against British rule in 1803 and was captured (August 25), tried (September 19) and executed (September 20).