"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)
"The scenes depicted on the emunctory field, showing our ancient duns and raths and cromlechs and grianauns and seats of learning and maledictive stones, are as wonderfully beautiful and the pigments as delicate as when the Sligo illuminators gave free rein to their artistic fantasy long long ago in the time of the Barmecides." (U15.1446)
"the lovely lakes of Killarney, the ruins of Clonmacnois," (U12.1451)
The Cross of Cong (12c.) was commissioned by the king, Turlach O' Connor and was made in Roscommon in 1123. It is said to contain a relic from the cross of Christ. It was in the Cong Abbey and now in the National Museum of Ireland.
"Glen Inagh and the Twelve Pins," (U12.1452)