"planting aligned young firtrees, syringing, pruning, staking," (U17.1583)
"sowing hayseed, trundling a weedladen wheelbarrow without excessive fatigue at sunset amid the scent of newmown hay, ameliorating the soil, multiplying wisdom, achieving longevity." (U17.1584)
"What syllabus of intellectual pursuits was simultaneously possible?
Snapshot photography," (U17.1588)
"agreeable cottagers' fires of smoking peat turves (period of hibernation). Indoor: discussion in tepid security of unsolved historical and criminal problems: lecture of unexpurgated exotic erotic masterpieces: house carpentry with toolbox containing hammer, awl nails, screws, tintacks, gimlet, tweezers, bullnose plane and turnscrew." (U17.1598)
"Might he become a gentleman farmer of field produce and live stock?
Not impossibly, with 1 or 2 stripper cows, 1 pike of upland hay and requisite farming implements, e.g. an end-to-end churn, a turnip pulper etc." (U17.1603)
"(Mr and Mrs Leopold Bloom have left Kingstown for England)." (U17.1614)
"Prove that he had loved rectitude from his earliest youth.
To Master Percy Apjohn at High School in 1880 he had divulged his disbelief in the tenets of the Irish (protestant) church (to which his father Rudolf Virag (later Rudolph Bloom) had been converted from the Israelitic faith and communion in 1865 by the Society for promoting Christianity among the jews) subsequently abjured by him in favour of Roman catholicism at the epoch of and with a view to his matrimony in 1888." (U17.1636)
The London Society for the Promotion of Christianity among the Jews was founded in 1809. Its mission was the conversion of Jews of all classes, but it initially concentrated on the destitute Jews in the London area. It provided them with food and clothing, and some with training and employment in a textile mill and a printing plant established for that purpose. In time, the London Society had agents in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Muslim strongholds of N. Africa and the Levant. This PC shows Rev. Samuel Schor, born 1859 to Hebrew Christian parents in Jerusalem, and a member of the London Society.
"To Daniel Magrane and Francis Wade in 1882 during a juvenile friendship (terminated by the premature emigration of the former) he had advocated during nocturnal perambulations the political theory of colonial (e.g. Canadian) expansion" (U17.1640)
"and the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin, expounded in The Descent of Man and The Origin of Species." (U17.1644)
"In 1885 he had publicly expressed his adherence to the collective and national economic programme advocated by James Fintan Lalor, John Fisher Murray, John Mitchel, J.F.X. O'Brien and others, the agrarian policy of Michael Davitt, the constitutional agitation of Charles Stewart Parnell (M.P. for Cork City), the programme of peace, retrenchment and reform of William Ewart Gladstone (M.P. for Midlothian, N.B.)" (U17.1645)
"and, in support of his political convictions, had climbed up into a secure position amid the ramifications of a tree on Northumberland road to see the entrance (2 February 1888) into the capital of a demonstrative torchlight procession of 20,000 torchbearers, divided into 120 trade corporations, bearing 2000 torches in escort of the marquess of Ripon" (U17.1651)
"and (honest) John Morley." (U17.1656)
"How much and how did he propose to pay for this country residence?
As per prospectus of the Industrious Foreign Acclimatised Nationalised Friendly Stateaided Building Society (incorporated 1874), a maximum of £60 per annum, being 1/6 of an assured income, derived from giltedged securities, representing at 5% simple interest on capital of £1200 (estimate of price at 20 years' purchase), of which 1/3 to be paid on acquisition" (U17.1657)
"and the balance in the form of annual rent, viz. £800 plus 2 1/2% interest on the same, repayable quarterly in equal annual instalments until extinction by amortisation of loan advanced for purchase within a period of 20 years, amounting to an annual rental of £64, headrent included, the title deeds to remain in possession of the lender or lenders with a saving clause envisaging forced sale, foreclosure and mutual compensation in the event of protracted failure to pay the terms assigned, otherwise the messuage to become the absolute property of the tenant occupier upon expiry of the period of years stipulated." (U17.1662)
"What rapid but insecure means to opulence might facilitate immediate purchase?
A private wireless telegraph which would transmit by dot and dash system" (U17.1672)
"the result of a national equine handicap (flat or steeplechase) of 1 or more miles and furlongs won by an outsider at odds of 50 to 1 at 3hr 8m p.m. at Ascot (Greenwich time), the message being received and available for betting purposes in Dublin at 2.59 p.m. (Dunsink time)." (U17.1675)