"Balor of the Evil Eye, the Queen of Sheba," (U12.198)
"at his feet reposed a savage animal of the canine tribe whose stertorous gasps announced that he was sunk in uneasy slumber," (U12.200)
"a supposition confirmed by hoarse growls and spasmodic movements which his master repressed from time to time by tranquillising blows of a mighty cudgel rudely fashioned out of paleolithic stone." (U12.202)
"So anyhow Terry brought the three pints Joe was standing and begob the sight nearly left my eyes when I saw him land out a quid. O, as true as I'm telling you. A goodlooking sovereign.
- And there's more where that came from, says he." (U12.206)
"- Were you robbing the poorbox, Joe? says I." (U12.210)
"- Sweat of my brow, says Joe. 'Twas the prudent member gave me the wheeze.
- I saw him before I met you, says I, sloping around by Pill lane and Greek street with his cod's eye counting up all the guts of the fish. " (U12.211)
"Who comes through Michan's land, bedight in sable armour? O'Bloom, the son of Rory: it is he. Impervious to fear is Rory's son: he of the prudent soul." (U12.215)
"- For the old woman of Prince's street, says the citizen, the subsidised organ. The pledgebound party on the floor of the house. And look at this blasted rag, says he. Look at this, says he. The Irish Independent, if you please," (U12.218)
"founded by Parnell to be the workingman's friend. Listen to the births and deaths in the Irish all for Ireland Independent and I'll thank you and the marriages." (U12.221)
"And he starts reading them out:
- Gordon, Barnfield Crescent, Exeter; Redmayne of Iffley, Saint Anne's on Sea, the wife of William T. Redmayne, of a son. How's that, eh? Wright and Flint, Vincent and Gillett to Rotha Marion daughter of Rosa and the late George Alfred Gillett, 179 Clapham Road, Stockwell, Playwood and Ridsdale at Saint Jude's, Kensington by the very reverend Dr Forrest, Dean of Worcester, eh? Deaths. Bristow, at Whitehall lane, London: Carr, Stoke Newington, of gastritis and heart disease:" (U12.224)
"Cockburn, at the Moat house, Chepstow...
- I know that fellow, says Joe, from bitter experience.
- Cockburn." (U12.231)
W. Cockburn M.D. was the author of "The Symptoms, Nature, Cause and Cure of a Gonorrhoea" in the 18c. Could that be the reason Joe is familiar with the name? (Suggested by Harald Beck)
Another prominent person by this name was the judge Sir Alexander Cockburn who was involved in the 'treason felony' trial of Michael Davitt (1870) and sentenced him to 15 years of penal servitude. He also handled the case of the Tichborne claimant, Arthur Orton in 1873-74, who was found guilty perjury; Justice Cockburn sentenced him, on February 28th 1874, to 14 years of penal servitude.
"Dimsey, wife of Davie Dimsey, late of the admiralty: Miller, Tottenham, aged eightyfive: Welsh, June 12, at 35 Canning Street, Liverpool, Isabella Helen. How's that for a national press, eh, my brown son? How's that for Martin Murphy, the Bantry jobber?" (U12.234)
"- Ah, well, says Joe, handing round the boose. Thanks be to God they had the start of us. Drink that, citizen.
- I will, says he, honourable person.
- Health, Joe, says I. And all down the form.
Ah! Owl! Don't be talking! I was blue mouldy for the want of that pint. Declare to God I could hear it hit the pit of my stomach with a click." (U12.238)
"And lo, as they quaffed their cup of joy," (U12.244)
"a godlike messenger came swiftly in, radiant as the eye of heaven, a comely youth," (U13.244)