"He failed to perceive any very vast amount of harm in that always with the proviso no rumpus of any sort was kicked up. A move had to be made because that merry old soul," (U16.1623)
"the grasswidower in question, who appeared to be glued to the spot, didn't appear in any particular hurry to wend his way home to his dearly beloved Queenstown" (U16.1626)
"and it was highly likely some sponger's bawdyhouse of retired beauties where age was no bar off Sheriff street lower would be the best clue to that equivocal character's whereabouts for a few days to come, alternately racking their feelings (the mermaids')" (U16.1628)
"with sixchamber revolver anecdotes verging on the tropical calculated to freeze the marrow of anybody's bones" (U16.1631)
"because mostly they appeared to imagine he came from Carrick-on-Shannon or somewhereabouts in the county Sligo." (U16.1641)
"- I propose, our hero eventually suggested, after mature reflection while prudently pocketing her photo, as it's rather stuffy here, you just come with me and talk things over. My diggings are quite close in the vicinity. You can't drink that stuff. Do you like cocoa? Wait, I'll just pay this lot." (U16.1643)
"The cabby read out of the paper he had got hold of that the former viceroy, earl Cadogan, had presided at the cabdrivers' association dinner in London somewhere. Silence with a yawn or two accompanied this thrilling announcement." ([16.1662])
"Then the old specimen in the corner who appeared to have some spark of vitality left read out that Sir Anthony MacDonnell had left Euston for the chief secretary's lodge or words to that effect. To which absorbing piece of intelligence ec/ho answered why." (U16.1665)

Sir Antony Patrick MacDonnell (1844 - 1925) was an Irish-born British civil servant, much involved in the administration of India. He was Permanent Under-Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1902–1908).

The Chief Secretary's lodge was in Phoenix Park.
The Chief Secretary for Ireland was a key office-holder of state in the British administration in Ireland. He was in theory #2 in Dublin Castle, an aide to the #1 Lord Lieutenant (= Viceroy). However, from the late 18c., the office frequently eclipsed the Lord Lieutenant's. The Chief Secretary managed the legislative business for the Government in the Irish House of Commons, in which he sat as an M.P. He operated in a manner similar to that of the Prime Minister in the British Parliament.

This CDV shows Spencer Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, who was Chief Secretary for Ireland 1871 - 1874. His brother Lord Frederick Cavendish held briefly the position in 1882 and was assassinated during the Phoenix Park Murders.
George Wyndham (1863 – 1913) was chief secretary of Ireland 1900 - 1905.

From Wikipedia: He was an English politician and also a man of letters, noted for his elegance, and one of The Souls. He was a great-grandson of Irish revolutionary Lord Edward Fitzgerald, whom he greatly resembled physically. He brought forward a devolution scheme to deal with the Home Rule question. He also successfully saw the significant 1903 Irish Land Act into law. This change in the law ushered in the most radical change in history in Ireland's land ownership. Before it, Ireland's land was largely owned by landlords; within years of the Acts, most of the land was owned by their former tenants, who had been subvented in their purchases by government subsidies.
"Seeing that the ruse worked and the coast was clear, they left the shelter or shanty together and the élite society of oilskin and company whom nothing short of an earthquake would move out of their dolce far niente. Stephen, who confessed to still feeling poorly and fagged out, paused at the, for a moment... the door to... " (U16.1703)


From the Merriam Webster Dictionary:
Dolce far niente = pleasant relaxation in carefree idleness
Italian, literally, sweet doing nothing
First Known Use: 1814
"Wagnerian music, though confessedly grand in its way, was a bit too heavy for Bloom and hard to follow at the first go-off" (U16.1735)
"but the music of Mercadante's Huguenots, Meyerbeer's Seven Last Words on the Cross, and Mozart's Twelfth Mass, he simply revelled in, the Gloria in that being to his mind the acme of first class music as such, literally knocking everything else into a cocked hat." (U16.1737)
"He infinitely preferred the sacred music of the catholic church to anything the opposite shop could offer in that line such as those Moody and Sankey hymns or Bid me to live and I will live thy protestant to be. He also yielded to none in his admiration of Rossini's Stabat Mater, a work simply abounding in immortal numbers, in which his wife," (U16.1740)

Dwight Lyman Moody (1837 - 1899) was an American evangelist born in Northfield, MA. At 17, he moved to Boston and helped his uncle run a shoe store. He attended Mount Vernon Congregational Church, initially to please his uncle, but soon converted to Christianity. Moody started in Chicago the North Market Hall Sunday School which he built up to a membership of 1,500 (the largest of his time). During the Civil War, he was involved with the U.S. Christian Commission of the YMCA, and ministered at battlefields. It was on a trip to England in 1873 that he became famous as an evangelist preacher. Moody preached a Calvinistic creed which he accepted with all his heart, and was master of an effective style; his sermons abounded in personal allusions, shrewd remarks and home thrusts. He had no polish, little formal education, but he knew well the Bible and accepted it literally; he treated Bible characters very familiarly and enlivened his sermons by imaginary conversations with and between them. His preaching attracted gradually larger crowds, up to 30,000 people.
Moody led evangelical campains in England, Scotland, and later throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico. Starting in 1873, Moody was accompanied by Ira D. Sankey, initially as a solo singer, and later as music and choir director as well.

Ira D. Sankey (1840 - 1908) was an American gospel singer and composer born in Edinburg, PA. At age 16, he was converted at a revival meeting at the King's Chapel Church near his home. He was a soldier for the Union during the Civil War, then took a job with the Internal Revenue Service. He was involved with the U.S. Christian Commission of the YMCA, and president of their Newcastle branch. He became well known as a gospel singer, with a melodious baritone voice of rich resonant quality, and was invited to sing at conventions, conferences, and political gatherings. Sankey met Dwight L. Moody in 1870 at a YMCA convention in Indianapolis, IN and was invited to join him on his evangelical campaigns; he soon accepted, resigning from his government job. Sankey accompanied Moody on the 1873-75 revival in the British Isles, and later campaigns in the USA and throughout the world.
Moody would arouse the audience with his preaching, then Sankey would sing, usually accompanied by organ music; in later years, he also led a choir into song. Sankey wrote the music for numerous hymns, many still sung today (The Ninety and Nine, A Shelter in the Time of Storm, Faith Is the Victory, Hiding in Thee, I Am Praying for You, Trusting Jesus, Under His Wings, When the Mists Have Rolled Away) and overall compiled some 1,200 hymns. The first hymn-book bearing the names of Sankey and Moody was published in England in 1873 as 'Sacred Songs and Solos.' A 'Gospel Hymns' series followed, with numbers 1-6 being published 1875 - 1891. By 1900, more than a million dollars had been paid to Sankey and Moody in royalties for the hymns. Sankey is considered the man who ushered in the gospel song era.
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