"— Jews, he softly imparted in an aside in Stephen's ear, are accused of ruining. Not a vestige of truth in it, I can safely say. History, would you be surprised to learn, proves up to the hilt Spain decayed when the inquisition hounded the jews out" (U16.1119)
"England prospered when Cromwell, an uncommonly able ruffian, who, in other respects, has much to answer for, imported them. Why? Because they are imbued with the proper spirit. They are practical and are proved to be so. I don't want to indulge in any because you know the standard works on the subject and then orthodox as you are. But in the economic, not touching religion, domain the priest spells poverty. Spain again, you saw in the war, compared with goahead America. Turks. It's in the dogma. Because if they didn't believe they'd go straight to heaven when they die they'd try to live better, at least so I think. That's the juggle on which the p.p's raise the wind on false pretences. I'm, he resumed with dramatic force, as good an Irishman as that rude person I told you about at the outset and I want to see everyone, concluded he, all creeds and classes pro rata having a comfortable tidysized income, in no niggard fashion either, something in the neighbourhood of £300 per annum. That's the vital issue at stake and it's feasible and would be provocative of friendlier intercourse between man and man. At least that's my idea for what it's worth. I call that patriotism. Ubi patria, as we learned a smattering of in our classical days in Alma Mater, vita bene. Where you can live well, the sense is, if you work." (U16.1122)
"Over his untasteable apology for a cup of coffee, listening to this synopsis of things in general, Stephen stared at nothing in particular. He could hear, of course, all kinds of words changing colour like those crabs about Ringsend in the morning, burrowing quickly into all colours of different sorts of the same sand where they had a home somewhere beneath or seemed to." (U16.1141)
"Then he looked up and saw the eyes that said or didn't say the words the voice he heard said, if you work.
— Count me out, he managed to remark, meaning work.
The eyes were surprised at this observation because as he, the person who owned them pro tem. observed or rather his voice speaking did, all must work, have to, together.
— I mean, of course, the other hastened to affirm, work in the widest possible sense." (U16.1146)
"Also literary labour not merely for the kudos of the thing. Writing for the newspapers which is the readiest channel nowadays. That's work too. Important work. After all, from the little I know of you, after all the money expended on your education you are entitled to recoup yourself and command your price. You have every bit as much right to live by your pen in pursuit of your philosophy as the peasant has. What? You both belong to Ireland, the brain and the brawn. Each is equally important." (U16.1153)
"- You suspect, Stephen retorted with a sort of a half laugh, that I may be important because I belong to the faubourg Saint Patrice called Ireland for short." (U16.1160)
In French, a faubourg is a district originally outside city limits (= suburb). This PC shows the faubourg St Denis in Paris; St Denis is the patron saint of Paris.
"Stephen, patently crosstempered, repeated and shoved aside his mug of coffee, or whatever you like to call it, none too politely, adding:
- We can't change the country. Let us change the subject." (U16.1162)
"And then the usual dénouement after the fun had gone on fast and furious he got landed into hot water" (U16.1189)
"and had to be spirited away by a few friends, after a strong hint to a blind horse from John Mallon of Lower Castle Yard, so as not to be made amenable under section two of the Criminal Law Amendment Act," (U16.1191)
"certain names of those subpoenaed being handed in but not divulged, for reasons which will occur to anyone with a pick of brains. six sixteen which he pointedly turned a deaf ear to, Antonio and so forth, jockeys and esthetes" (U16.1194)
"and the tattoo which was all the go in the seventies or thereabouts," (U16.1197)
"even in the House of Lords," (U16.1198)
"because early in life the occupant of the throne, then heir apparent, the other members of the upper ten and other high personages simply following in the footsteps of the head of the state," (U16.1198)
In 1862 Albert, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), visited the Holy Land and had a Jerusalem Cross tattooed on his arm. In 1882, his sons the Duke of Clarence and the Duke of York (later King George V) visited Japan and both had dragons tattooed on their arms.
"Ladies who like distinctive underclothing should, and every welltailored man must, trying to make the gap wider between them by innuendo and give more of a genuine
filip to acts of impropriety between the two, she unbuttoned his and then he untied her, mind the pin, whereas savages in the cannibal island, say, at ninety degrees in the shade not caring a continental." (U16.1207)
"However, reverting to the original, there were on the other hand others who had forced their way to the top from the lowest rung by the aid of their bootstraps. Sheer force of natural genius, that. With brains, sir.
For which and further reasons he felt it was his interest and duty even to wait on and profit by the unlookedfor occasion though why he could not exactly tell being as it was already several shillings to the bad having in fact let himself in for it." (U16.1212)
"especially as the lives of the submerged tenth, viz. coalminers, divers, scavengers etc., were very much under the microscope lately." (U16.1225)