"an intuitive particoloured clown in quest of paternity had penetrated from the ring to a place in the auditorium where Bloom, solitary, was seated and had publicly declared to an exhilarated audience that he (Bloom) was his (the clown's) papa. The imprevidibility of the future: once in the summer of 1898 he (Bloom) had marked a florin (2/-)" (U17.976)
"with three notches on the milled edge and tendered it in payment of an account due to and received by J. and T. Davy, family grocers, 1 Charlemont Mall, Grand Canal, for circulation on the waters of civic finance, for possible, circuitous or direct, return." (U17.981)
"Was the clown Bloom's son?
Had Bloom's coin returned?
From a Dublin guidebook (1895): "The Rotunda [hospital] has 5 concert rooms of various sizes, and in these from time to time negro minstrel entertainments are given, dioramas are exhibited, and conjurors perform. There is also a large circus building attached, where the Charles Hengler troupe has generally appeared for about 2 months or more each summer." This 19c. photo, by Robinson on Grafton street, shows 3 Dublin clowns.
"inevitable accidents at sea, in mines and factories:" (U17.1000)
"In what order of precedence, with what attendant ceremony was the exodus from the house of bondage to the wilderness of inhabitation effected?
Lighted Candle in Stick
Diaconal Hat on Ashplant
"For what creature was the door of egress a door of ingress?
For a cat." (U17.1034)
"What spectacle confronted them when they, first the host, then the guest, emerged silently, doubly dark, from obscurity by a passage from the rere of the house into the penumbra of the garden?
The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit." (U17.1036)
"With what meditations did Bloom accompany his demonstration to his companion of various constellations?
Meditations of evolution increasingly vaster: of the moon invisible in incipient lunation, approaching perigee:of the moon invisible in incipient lunation, approaching perigee:" (U17.1040)
"of the infinite lattiginous scintillating uncondensed milky way, discernible by daylight by an observer placed at the lower end of a cylindrical vertical shaft 5000 ft deep sunk from the surface towards the centre of the earth": (U17.1043)
"of Sirius (alpha in Canis Maior) 10 lightyears (57,000,000,000,000 miles) distant and in volume 900 times the dimension of our planet: of Arcturus: of the precession of equinoxes:" (U17.1046)
"of Orion with belt and sextuple sun theta and nebula in which 100 of our solar systems could be contained:" (U17.1049)
"of moribund and of nascent new stars such as Nova in 1901: of our system plunging towards the constellation of Hercules:" (U17.1050)
A titbit (1890) from Sir Robert Ball.
"of the parallax or parallactic drift of socalled fixed stars, in reality evermoving wanderers from immeasurably remote eons to infinitely remote futures in comparison with which the years, threescore and ten, of allotted human life formed a parenthesis of infinitesimal brevity." (U17.1052)
"Were there obverse meditations of involution increasingly less vast?
Of the eons of geological periods recorded in the stratifications of the earth: of the myriad minute entomological organic existences concealed in cavities of the earth, beneath removable stones, in hives and mounds, of microbes, germs, bacteria, bacilli, spermatozoa: of the incalculable trillions of billions of millions of imperceptible molecules contained by cohesion of molecular affinity in a single pinhead:" (U17.1057)
"Did he find the problems of the inhabitability of the planets and their satellites by a race, given in species, and of the possible social and moral redemption of said race by a redeemer, easier of solution?
Of a different order of difficulty. Conscious that the human organism, normally capable of sustaining an atmospheric pressure of 19 tons, when elevated to a considerable altitude in the terrestrial atmosphere suffered with arithmetical progression of intensity, according as the line of demarcation between troposphere and stratosphere was approximated from nasal hemorrhage, impeded respiration and vertigo," (U17.1083)