"- Well! says J.J. We have Edward the peacemaker now.
- Tell that to a fool, says the citizen. There's a bloody sight more pox than pax about that boyo. Edward Guelph-Wettin!" (U12.1399)

From EB 1911: "In his first two years the king had already earned the title of Edward the Peacemaker. Treaties of arbitration were concluded by Great Britain with France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Portugal in 1903 and 1904. This reputation was confirmed in the years which followed. The entente cordiale with France was promoted by his influence, notably by his reception of President Fallieres in England in 1908. The conclusion of the Anglo-Russian agreement (1907), hotly criticised in Radical quarters, was attributed with some reason to royal policy."
"- And what do you think, says Joe, of the holy boys, the priests and bishops of Ireland doing up his room in Maynooth in His Satanic Majesty's racing colours" (U12.1402)
"and sticking up pictures of all the horses his jockeys rode. The earl of Dublin, no less." (U12.1404)

This is the stallion Persimmon (1893 - 1908), one of the Prince of Wales' most successful racing horses. One of Persimmon's offspring was the filly Sceptre, who won in 1902 every classic race except the Derby.
"- They ought to have stuck up all the women he rode himself, says little Alf." (U12.1406)

Edward was a well known womanizer. A French PC (1902) caricatures his coronation, showing the 'United Parisian Delegation' of Breda and Marbeuf streets, the Moulin Rouge, the Palace of Mirrors, and the Casino de Paris.
"And says J.J.:
- Considerations of space influenced their lordships' decision." (U12.1408)

In another French caricature, a chorus of 'all the London ladies' is exclaiming: "Oh swell, he is so cute our Prince of Wales, in his handsome royal outfit."
"- Will you try another, citizen? says Joe.
- Yes, sir, says he, I will.
- You? says Joe.
- Beholden to you, Joe, says I." (U12.1409)
"Bloom was talking and talking with John Wyse and he quite excited with his dunducketymudcoloured mug on him and his old plumeyes rolling about.
- Persecution, says he, all the history of the world is full of it. Perpetuating national hatred among nations.
- But do you know what a nation means? says John Wyse.
- Yes, says Bloom." (U2.1411)
"May your shadow never grow less.
- Repeat that dose, says Joe." (U12.1412)
"- What is it? says John Wyse.
- A nation? says Bloom. A nation is the same people living in the same place." (U12.1421)
"- By God, then, says Ned, laughing, if that's so I'm a nation for I'm living in the same place for the past five years.
So of course everyone had a laugh at Bloom and says he, trying to muck out of it:" (U12.1424)
"- Or also living in different places.
- That covers my case, says Joe." (U12.1428)
"-- What is your nation if I may ask? says the citizen.
- Ireland, says Bloom. I was born here. Ireland." (U12.1430)
"The citizen said nothing only cleared the spit out of his gullet and, gob, he spat a ster out of him right in the corner.
— After you with the push, Joe, says he, taking out his handkerchief to swab himself dry.
— Here you are, citizen, says Joe. Take that in your right hand and repeat after me the following words." (U12.1432)
"The muchtreasured and intricately embroidered ancient Irish facecloth" (U12.1438)
"attributed to Solomon of Droma and Manus Tomaltach og MacDonogh, authors of the Book of Ballymote, was then carefully produced and called forth prolonged admiration." (U12.1439)
"No need to dwell on the legendary beauty of the cornerpieces, the acme of art, wherein one can distinctly discern each of the four evangelists in turn presenting to each of the four masters his evangelical symbol, a bogoak sceptre, a North American puma (a far nobler king of beasts than the British article, be it said in passing), a Kerry calf and a golden eagle from Carrantuohill." (U12.1441)
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