"J.J. O'MOLLOY

(In barrister's grey wig and stuffgown, speaking with a voice of pained protest.) This is no place for indecent levity at the expense of an erring mortal disguised in liquor. We are not in a beargarden nor at an Oxford rag nor is this a travesty of justice."

(U15.938)

[Note: this is not J.J. O'Molloy]
"My client is an infant, a poor foreign immigrant who started scratch as a stowaway and is now trying to turn an honest penny."

(U15.942)
"The trumped up misdemeanour was due to a momentary aberration of heredity, brought on by hallucination, such familiarities as the alleged guilty occurrence being quite permitted in my client's native place, the land of the Pharaoh."

(U15.944)
"Prima facie, I put it to you that there was no attempt at carnally knowing. Intimacy did not occur and the offense complained of by Driscoll, that her virtue was solicited, was not repeated. I would deal in especial with atavism."

(U15.947)
"There have been cases of shipwreck and somnambulism in my client's family."

(U15.950)
"If the accused could speak he could a tale unfold -- one of the strangest that have ever been narrated between the covers of a book. He himself, my lord, is a physical wreck from cobbler's weak chest. His submission is that he is of Mongolian extraction and irresponsible for his actions. Not all there, in fact.

BLOOM

(Barefoot, pigeonbreasted, in lascar's vest and trousers, apologetic toes turned in, opens his tiny mole's eyes and looks about him dazedly, passing a slow hand across his forehead. Then he hitches his belt sailor fashion"

(U15.951)
"and with a shrug of oriental obeisance salutes the court, pointing one thumb heavenward.)
Him makee velly muchee fine night. (he begins to lilt simply)
Li li poo lil chile
Blingee pigfoot evly night
Payee two shilly ....

(He is howled down.)"

(U15.959)
"J.J. O'MOLLOY

(Hotly to the populace.) This is a lonehand fight. By Hades, I will not have any client of mine gagged and badgered in this fashion by a pack of curs and laughing hyenas. The Mosaic code has superseded the law of the jungle. I say it and I say it emphatically, without wishing for one moment to defeat the ends of justice, accused was not accessory before the act and prosecutrix has not been tampered with."

(U15.966)
"or cast a stone at a girl who took the wrong turning when some dastard, responsible for her condition, had worked his own sweet will on her. He wants to go straight. I regard him as the whitest man I know. He is down on his luck at present owing to the mortgaging of his extensive property at Agendath Netaim in faraway Asia Minor, slides of which will now be shown. (To Bloom.) I suggest that you will do the handsome thing.

BLOOM

A penny in the pound.

(The image of the lake of Kinnereth with blurred cattle cropping in silver haze is projected on the walL Moses Dlugacz, ferret eyed albino, in blue dungarees, stands up in the gallery, holding in each hand an orange citron and a pork kidney.)"

(U15.978)
"DLUGACZ

(Hoarsely.) Bleibtreustrasse, Berlin, W.13."

(U15.990)
"I was just chatting this afternoon"

(U15.1010)
"at the viceregal lodge" (U15.1010)
"to my old pals, sir Robert and lady Ball, astronomer royal, at the levee. Sir Bob, I said..."

(U15.1011)




Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1840 - 1913) was an Irish astronomer to Lord Rosse in 1865 and Irish Astronomer-Royal in 1874. In 1892 he was appointed Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry at Cambridge University. His lectures, articles and books (eg. 'Starland' and 'The Story of the Heavens') were popular and simple in style. 'The Story of the Heavens' is in Bloom's library.
"MRS YELVERTON BARRY

(In lowcorsaged opal balldress and elbowlength ivory gloves, wearing a sabletrimmed brick quilted dolman, a comb of brilliants and panache of osprey in her hair.)"

(U15.1013)
"Arrest him, constable. He wrote me an anonymous letter in prentice backhand when my husband was in the North Riding of Tipperary on the Munster circuit, signed James Lovebirch. He said that he had seen from the gods my peerless globes as I sat in a box of the Theatre Royal at a command performance of La Cigale. I deeply inflamed him, he said. He made improper overtures to me to misconduct myself at half past four p.m. on the following Thursday, Dunsink time. He offered to send me through the post a work of fiction by Monsieur Paul de Kock, entitled The Girl with the Three Pairs of Stays."

(U15.1016)
"MRS BELLINGHAM

(In cap and seal coney mantle, wrapped up to the nose, steps out of her brougham and scans through tortoiseshell quizzing-glasses which she takes from inside her huge opossum muff.) Also to me. Yes, I believe it is the same objectionable person. Because he closed my carriage door outside sir Thornley Stoker's one sleety day during the cold snap of February ninetythree when even the grid of the wastepipe and ballstop in my bath cistern were frozen."

(U15.1025)
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