Tomorrow will be a week that I received... it is no use Leopold to be... with your dear mother... that is not more to stand... to her... all for me is out... be kind to Athos, Leopold... my dear son... always... of me... das Herz... Gott... dein..." (U17.1882)
An old man, widower, unkempt of hair, in bed, with head covered, sighing: an infirm dog, Athos: aconite, resorted to by increasing doses of grains and scruples as a palliative of recrudescent neuralgia: the face in death of a septuagenarian, suicide by poison.
Why did Bloom experience a sentiment of remorse?
Because in immature impatience he had treated with disrespect certain beliefs and practices." (U8.1887)
The prohibition of the use of fleshmeat and milk at one meal: the hebdomadary symposium of incoordinately abstract, perfervidly concrete mercantile coexreligionist excompatriots: the circumcision of male infants: the supernatural character of Judaic scripture: the ineffability of the tetragrammaton: the sanctity of the sabbath.
How did these beliefs and practices now appear to him?
Not more rational than they had then appeared, not less rational than other beliefs and practices now appeared." (U17.1896)
Rudolph Bloom (deceased) narrated to his son Leopold Bloom (aged 6) a retrospective arrangement of migrations and settlements in and between Dublin" (U17.1905)
Maria Theresia (1717 - 1780) was the first and only ruling Empress of the 650-yr Habsburg dynasty. Her titles included Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Hungary, and Queen of Bohemia from 1740 until her death. She also became the Holy Roman Empress when her husband was elected Holy Roman Emperor. She was one of the most powerful rulers of her time, ruling over much of central Europe, and one of the 'enlightened despots.' She was the eldest daughter of Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbattel and Charles VI, whose sole male heir -Leopold Johann- died as an infant in 1716. Maria Theresia was married to Francis Stephen, Duke of Lorraine. They had 16 children, with 11 daughters (all with the first name Maria) and 5 sons surviving to adulthood; their youngest daughter was Maria Antonia (later known as Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI of France).
Had time equally but differently obliterated the memory of these migrations in narrator and listener?
In narrator by the access of years and in consequence of the use of narcotic toxin: in listener by the access of years and in consequence of the action of distraction upon vicarious experiences." (U17.1911)
Occasionally he ate without having previously removed his hat. Occasionally he drank voraciously the juice of gooseberry fool from an inclined plate. Occasionally he removed from his lips the traces of food by means of a lacerated envelope or other accessible fragment of paper.
What two phenomena of senescence were more frequent?
The myopic digital calculation of coins, eructation consequent upon repletion.
What object offered partial consolation for these reminiscences?
The endowment policy, the bank passbook, the certificate of the possession of scrip." (U17.1921)
Successively, in descending helotic order: Poverty: that of the outdoor hawker of imitation jewellery, the dun for the recovery of bad and doubtful debts, the poor rate and deputy cess collector." (U17.1933)
The unsympathetic indifference of previously amiable females, the contempt of muscular males," (U17.1948)