"Us too: the tie he wore, his lovely socks and turnedup trousers. He wore a pair of gaiters the night that first we met. His lovely shirt was shining beneath his what? of jet." (U13.800)
"Say a woman loses a charm with every pin she takes out. Pinned together. O Mairy lost the pin of her. Dressed up to the nines for somebody. Fashion part of their charm. Just changes when you're on the track of the secret. Except the east: Mary, Martha: now as then. No reasonable offer refused. She wasn't in a hurry either. Always off to a fellow when they are. They never forget an appointment. Out on spec probably. They believe in chance because like themselves. And the others inclined to give her an odd dig." (U11.802)
"Girl friends at school, arms round each other's neck or with ten fingers locked, kissing and whispering secrets about nothing in the convent garden. Be sure now and write to me. And I'll write to you. Now won't you? Molly and Josie Powell. Till Mr Right comes along, then meet once in a blue moon." (U13.809)
"Tableau! O, look who it is for the love of God! How are you at all? What have you been doing with yourself? Kiss and delighted to, kiss, to see you." (U13.815)
"Picking holes in each other's appearance. You're looking splendid. Sister souls. Showing their teeth at one another. How many have you left? Wouldn't lend each other a pinch of salt." (U13.817)
"Saw something in me. Wonder what. Sooner have me as I am than some poet chap with bearsgrease plastery hair, lovelock over his dexter optic." (U13.833)
"To aid gentleman in literary. Ought to attend to my appearance my age." (U13.835)
"Didn't let her see me in profile. Still, you never know. Pretty girls and ugly men marrying. Beauty and the beast. Besides I can't be so if Molly." (U13.836)
"Took off her hat to show her hair. Wide brim bought to hide her face, meeting someone might know her, bend down or carry a bunch of flowers to smell. Hair strong in rut. Ten bob I got for Molly's combings when we were on the rocks in Holles street. Why not?" (U13.838)
"Suppose he gave her money. Why not? All a prejudice. She's worth ten, fifteen, more, a pound. What? I think so. All that for nothing. Bold hand: Mrs Marion. Did I forget to write address on that letter like the postcard I sent to Flynn? And the day I went to Drimmie's without a necktie. Wrangle with Molly it was put me off. No, I remember. Richie Goulding. He's another. Weighs on his mind." (U13.841)
"Funny my watch stopped at half past four. Dust. Shark liver oil they use to clean. Could do it myself. Save. Was that just when he, she?
O, he did. Into her. She did. Done.
Mr Bloom with careful hand recomposed his wet shirt. O Lord, that little limping devil. Begins to feel cold and clammy. Aftereffect not pleasant. Still you have to get rid of it someway." (U13.846)
"They don't care. Complimented perhaps. Go home to nicey bread and milky and say night prayers with the kiddies. Well, aren't they? See her as she is spoil all." (U13.853)
"Must have the stage setting, the rouge, costume, position, music. The name too." (U13.855)
"Amours of actresses. Nell Gwynn," (U13.856)
Eleanor 'Nell' Gwynn (1650 - 1687), was one of the earliest English actresses to receive prominent recognition, and a long-time mistress of King Charles II. She was called "pretty, witty Nell" by Samuel Pepys. She has entered history as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England, and also as a folk heroine who lived a Cinderella rags-to-royalty tale. She gave 2 sons to the King: Charles Beauclerk (b. 1670) and James Beauclerk (b. 1671). Nell was the only one of Charles II's mistresses to be genuinely popular with the English public.
American playwright Paul Kester (1870 - 1933) wrote 'Sweet Nell of Old Drury,' a comedy in 4 acts popular on the Edwardian stage. This PC from the 1900s shows Julia Neilson as Nell and Malcolm Cherry as Charles II.
"Mrs Bracegirdle," (U13.857)