"After them march the guilds and trades and trainbands with flying colours: coopers, bird fanciers," (U15.1426)
"millwrights, newspaper canvassers, law scriveners, masseurs, vintners, trussmakers, chimneysweeps, lard refiners, tabinet and poplin weavers, farriers, Italian warehousemen, church decorators, bootjack manufacturers, undertakers, silk mercers, lapidaries, salesmasters, corkcutters, assessors of fire losses, dyers and cleaners, export bottlers, fell mongers, ticketwriters, heraldic seal engravers, horse repository hands, bullion brokers, cricket and archery outfitters, riddlemakers, egg and potato factors, hosiers and glovers, plumbing contractors." (U15.1427)
"After them march gentlemen of the bedchamber, Black Rod, Deputy Garter," (U15.1436)
"Gold Stick, the master of horse, the lord great chamberlain, the earl marshal," (U15.1437)
"the high constable carrying the sword of state, saint Stephen's iron crown, the chalice and bible. Four buglers on foot blow a sennet. Beefeaters reply, winding clarions of welcome." (U15.1438)
"Under an arch of triumph" (U15.1441)
"Under an arch of triumph Bloom appears, bareheaded," (U15.1441)
"in a crimson velvet mantle trimmed with ermine, bearing Saint Edward's staff, the orb and sceptre with the dove, the curtana." (U15.1442)

The various objects Bloom is wearing or carrying are part of the British regalia (Crown Jewels), used during the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey and at various state functions. The original regalia was likely assembled by Edward the Confessor (St Edward, reigned 1042-66); he is seen on this card in a crimson velvet mantle trimmed with ermine. Most items were destroyed, altered or replaced over the centuries, notably when Cromwell ordered that the regalia be 'totally broken' following the execution of Charles I (1649). Most of the ones in current use were made for the coronation of Charles II (1661), though a few older pieces remain.
This PC (1902) shows Edward and Alexandra with the main items from the coronation regalia. They include Crowns, the Sovereign's Orb, Sceptres (with the Cross, or the Dove), Rings, the Anointing Spoon, the Ampulla (a vessel shaped like an eagle, that carries the anointing oil), Swords etc.
This PC shows Edward VII at the end of the coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey. He is bearing Saint Edward's staff in the right hand, the Orb in the left hand, and has on his head the Imperial State Crown.
"bearing Saint Edward's staff," (U15.1443)

St Edward's Staff (= The Sceptre with the Cross, the Sovereign's Sceptre, or the Royal Sceptre) symbolises the temporal authority of the monarch. It was originally made for the coronation of Charles II in 1661. In 1905, it was redesigned to incorporate one of the largest diamonds in the world, the Cullinan I, which weighs over 530 carats (106 g). It is held in the right hand during part of the coronation.
"the orb" (U15.1443)

The Sovereign's Orb symbolizes the monarch's role as Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. It was created for the coronation of Charles II in 1661 at a cost of £1,150. The Orb is a hollow gold sphere weighing 42 ounces and about 16.5 cm (6.5 in.) in diameter. Around the centre is a band of pearls and gemstones. There is a similar half-band running across the top half of the Orb. Atop the Orb is an amethyst surmounted by a Cross.

During the coronation, the Archbishop of Canterbury delivers the Orb to the Monarch's right hand. The Orb is then placed on an altar, where it remains for the remainder of the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, the Monarch holds the Orb in the left hand, the Sceptre with the Cross in the right hand, and wears the Imperial State Crown as he or she leaves Westminster Abbey.
"and sceptre with the dove, the curtana." (U15.1443)

The Sceptre with the Dove (= the Rod with the Dove, or the Rod of Equity and Mercy), symbolizes the spiritual authority of the Monarch. It was originally made for the coronation of King Charles II in 1661. It is a gold rod with bands of gemstones, surmounted by a sphere and an enamelled dove, representing the Holy Ghost.

The Curtana (= the Sword of Mercy), symbolizes the mercy of the monarch. It is a sword with a blunted square tip (from Latin curtus = shortened). It is believed to have been made for the coronation of Charles I, and to have escaped (together with the Sword of Temporal Justice and the Sword of Spiritual Justice) melting down by Cromwell. The Curtana is the sword used during knighting ceremonies.
"He is seated on a milkwhite horse with long flowing crimson tail, richly caparisoned, with golden headstall. Wild excitement." (U15.1444)
"The ladies from their balconies throw down rosepetals." (U15.1446)
"The air is perfumed with essences. The men cheer. Bloom's boys run amid the bystanders with branches of hawthorn and wrenbushes.)

BLOOM'S BOYS
The wren, the wren,
The king of all birds,
Saint Stephen's his day
Was caught in the furze." (U15.1447)
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