"the annular cinctures of Saturn:" (U17.1107)
"the condensation of spiral nebulae into suns: the interdependent gyrations of double suns: the independent synchronous discoveries of Galileo, Simon Marius, Piazzi, Le Verrier, Herschel, Galle:" (U17.1108)
"the systematisations attempted by Bode and Kepler of cubes of distances and squares of times of revolution: the almost infinite compressibility of hirsute comets and their vast elliptical egressive and reentrant orbits from perihelion to aphelion:" (U17.1110)
"the sidereal origin of meteoric stones: the Libyan floods on Mars about the period of the birth of the younger astroscopist:" (U17.1113)
"the annual recurrence of meteoric showers about the period of the feast of S. Lawrence" (U17.1115)
S. Lawrence is a 3c archdeacon of Rome, born at Huesca (Spain). He was the keeper of the treasures of the church in a time when Christianity was outlawed. On 6 August 258, by decree of Emperor Valerian, Pope Sixtus II and six deacons were beheaded, leaving Lawrence as the ranking Church official in Rome. After the death of Sixtus, the prefect of Rome demanded that Lawrence turn over the riches of the Church. Lawrence asked for three days to gather together the wealth, then distributed as much Church property to the poor as possible. He then presented himself to the prefect of Rome accompanied by a multitude of Rome's poor and crippled, declaring that these were the true treasures of the Church. This act of defiance led directly to his martyrdom.
Tradition holds that he was grilled to death, August 10th 258, hence his symbol the gridiron. He is buried in the cemetery of Saint Cyriaca on the road to Tivoli, Italy.
"(martyr, 10 August):" (U11.1116)
The Perseid shower of meteors, which occurs annually between August 8-14, was known in the middle ages as the “burning (or fiery) tears of St Lawrence”.
"the monthly recurrence known as the new moon with the old moon in her arms: the posited influence of celestial on human bodies: the appearance of a star (1st magnitude) of exceeding brilliancy dominating by night and day (a new luminous sun generated by the collision and amalgamation in incandescence of two nonluminous exsuns) about the period of the birth of William Shakespeare over delta in the recumbent neversetting constellation of Cassiopeia and of a star (2nd magnitude) of similar origin but of lesser brilliancy which had appeared in and disappeared from the constellation of the Corona Septentrionalis about the period of the birth of Leopold Bloom and of other stars of (presumably) similar origin which had (effectively or presumably) appeared in and disappeared from the constellation of Andromeda about the period of the birth of Stephen Dedalus, and in and from the constellation of Auriga some years after the birth and death of Rudolph Bloom, junior, and in and from other constellations some years before or after the birth or death of other persons:" (U17.1117)
"the attendant phenomena of eclipses, solar and lunar, from immersion to emersion, abatement of wind, transit of shadow," (U17.1132)
"taciturnity of winged creatures, emergence of nocturnal or crepuscular animals, persistence of infernal light, obscurity of terrestrial waters, pallor of human beings." (U17.1133)
"His (Bloom's) logical conclusion, having weighed the matter and allowing for possible error?
That it was not a heaventree, not a heavengrot, not a heavenbeast, not a heavenman. That it was a Utopia, there being no known method from the known to the unknown: an infinity renderable equally finite by the suppositious apposition of one or more bodies equally of the same and of different magnitudes: a mobility of illusory forms immobilised in space, remobilised in air: a past which possibly had ceased to exist as a present before its probable spectators had entered actual present existence." (U17.1137)
"What special affinities appeared to him to exist between the moon and woman?" (U17.1157)
"Her antiquity in preceding and surviving successive tellurian generations:" (U17.1159)
"her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection:" (U17.1160)
"her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning:" (U17.1161)
the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: " (U1.1162)
"her potency over effluent and refluent waters:" (U17.1163)