"-The French! says the citizen. Set of dancing masters! Do you know what it is? They were never worth a roasted fart to Ireland." (U12.1385)

A PC from 1903 caricatures the 'dance' of the European leaders.
"Aren't they trying to make an entente cordial now at Tay Pay's dinnerparty with perfidious Albion? Firebrands of Europe and they always were.
- Conspuez les Fran├žais, says Lenehan, nobbling his beer." (U12.1386)

A French PC illustrating the 'entente cordiale' between France and perfidious Albion. Ironically, Joan of Arc is burning at the stake in the background!
"- And as for the Prooshians and the Hanoverians, says Joe, haven't we had enough of those sausageeating bastards on the throne from George the elector" (U12.1390)
"down to the German lad" (U12.1392)
"and the flatulent old bitch that's dead?" (U12.1392)

The FOBTsD, here in a portrait by Lafayette of Dublin.
"Jesus, I had to laugh at the way he came out with that about the old one with the winkers on her, blind drunk in her royal palace every night of God, old Vic, with her jorum of mountain dew" (U12.1393)

'Mountain dew' is a slang term similar to 'moonshine' = home-distilled alcohol, especially where illegal. It is made from local products such as corn, potatoes, grapes, cane sugar etc. Irish mountain dew (aka as poteen), was potato based. This PC shows a still in Connemara, with children in charge of watching it.
"and her coachman carting her up body and bones to roll into bed and she pulling him by the whiskers and singing him old bits of songs about Ehren on the Rhine and come where the boose is cheaper." (U12.1395)

'Come where the booze is cheaper' is a music-hall song with lyrics by E.W. Rogers and music by A.E. Durandeau. This PC from 1900 suggests that the booze is cheaper in Ireland!
'Mountain dew' is a slang term similar to 'moonshine' = home-distilled alcohol, especially where illegal. It is made from local products such as corn, potatoes, grapes, cane sugar etc. Irish mountain dew (aka as poteen), was potato based. The PC (and photograph from which it derives) show a still in Connemara, with children in charge of watching it.
"- 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)
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