SCYLLA & CHARYBDIS
"One thinks of Homer.
He stopped at the stairfoot.
— I have conceived a play for the mummers, he said solemnly.
The pillared Moorish hall, shadows entwined. Gone the nine men's morrice with caps of indices In sweetly varying voices Buck Mulligan read his tablet:
—Everyman His Own Wife
A Honeymoon in the Hand
(a national immorality in three orgasms)
He turned a happy patch's smirk to Stephen, saying:
— The disguise, I fear, is thin. But listen.
He read, marcato:
TOBY TOSTOFF (a ruined Pole)
MEDICAL DICK |
and } (two birds with one stone)
MOTHER GROGAN (a watercarrier)
ROSALIE (the coalquay whore). (U9.1165)