"avine music, the isolated tread of an early wayfarer, the visible diffusion of the light of an invisible luminous body, the first golden limb of the resurgent sun perceptible low on the horizon." (U17.1266)
"Did he remain?

With deep inspiration he returned, retraversing the garden, reentering the passage, reclosing the door. With brief suspiration he reassumed the candle, reascended the stairs, reapproached the door of the front room, hallfloor, and reentered." (U17.1269)
"What suddenly arrested his ingress?

The right temporal lobe of the hollow sphere of his cranium came into contact with a solid timber angle where, an infinitesimal but sensible fraction of a second later, a painful sensation was located in consequence of antecedent sensations transmitted and registered." (U17.1274)
"Describe them.

One: a squat stuffed easychair, with stout arms extended and back slanted to the rere, which, repelled in recoil, had then upturned an irregular fringe of a rectangular rug and now displayed on its amply upholstered seat a centralised diffusing and diminishing discolouration." (U17.1291)
"The other: a slender splayfoot chair of glossy cane curves, placed directly opposite the former, its frame from top to seat and from seat to base being varnished dark brown, its seat being a bright circle of white plaited rush.

What significances attached to these two chairs?

Significances of similitude, of posture, of symbolism, of circumstantial evidence, of testimonial supermanence." ([U17.1295])
"What occupied the position originally occupied by the sideboard?

A vertical piano" (U17.1302)
"(Cadby)" (U17.1303)
"with exposed keyboard, its closed coffin supporting a pair of long yellow ladies' gloves and an emerald ashtray containing four consumed matches, a partly consumed cigarette and two discoloured ends of cigarettes, its musicrest" (U17.1303)
"its musicrest supporting the music in the key of G natural for voice and piano of Love's Old Sweet Song (words by G. Clifton Bingham, composed by J.L. Molloy," (U17.1306)
"sung by Madam Antoinette Sterling)" (U17.1308)

From EB11: Antoinette Sterling (d. 1904) was an Anglo-American (contralto) singer born at Sterlingville, New York. After singing for 2 years in the USA, she came to England (1873) and made her debut at Covent Garden. She rapidly became popular, her greatest successes being ballads such as 'Caller Herrin,' 'The Three Fishers,' and 'The Lost Chord.' She was a woman of deep religious feeling and many enthusiasms, and her name was constantly associated with philanthropy.
"open at the last page with the final indications ad libitum, forte, pedal, animato, sustained pedal, ritirando, close." (U17.1309)
"His next proceeding?
From an open box on the majolicatopped table he extracted a black diminutive cone, one inch in height, placed it on its circular base on a small tin plate, placed his candlestick on the right corner of the mantelpiece, produced from his waistcoat a folded page of prospectus (illustrated) entitled Agendath Netaim, unfolded the same, examined it superficially, rolled it into a thin cylinder, ignited it in the candleflame, applied it when ignited to the apex of the cone till the latter reached the stage of rutilance, placed the cylinder in the basin of the candlestick disposing its unconsumed part in such a manner as to facilitate total combustion." (U17.1320)
"What homothetic objects, other than the candlestick, stood on the mantelpiece?
A timepiece of striated Connemara marble, stopped at the hour of 4.46 a.m. on the 21 March 1896, matrimonial gift of Matthew Dillon: a dwarf tree of glacial arborescence under a transparent bellshade, matrimonial gift of Luke and Caroline Doyle: an embalmed owl, matrimonial gift of Alderman John Hooper." (U17.1333)
"What final visual impression was communicated to him by the mirror?

The optical reflection of several inverted volumes improperly arranged and not in the order of their common letters with scintillating titles on the two bookshelves opposite." (U17.1357)
"Catalogue these books.
Thom's Dublin Post Office Directory, 1886.
Denis Florence M'Carthy's Poetical Works (copper beechleaf bookmark at p. 5).
Shakespeare's Works (dark crimson morocco, goldtooled)." (U17.1361)

(Image courtesy of the ZJJF, Photo by Sam Slote)
"The Secret History of the Court of Charles II (red cloth, tooled binding).
The Child's Guide (blue cloth)." (U17.1367)
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