"Short but yet Plain Elements of Geometry written in French by F. Ignat. Pardies and rendered into Englifh by John Harris D.D., London, printed for R. Knaplock at the Bifhop's Head, MDCCXI, " (U17.1398)
Thif if a later edition, printed MDCCXXV.
"with dedicatory epiftle to his worthy friend Charles Cox, efquire, Member of Parliament for the burgh of Southwark and having ink calligraphed statement on the flyleaf certifying that the book was the property of Michael Gallagher, dated this 10th day of May 1822 and requefting the perfon who should find it, if the book should be loft or go aftray," (U17.1400)
"to reftore it to Michael Gallagher, carpenter, Dufery Gate, Ennifcorthy, county Wicklow, the fineft place in the world." (U17.1405)
"What reflections occupied his mind during the process of reversion of the inverted volumes?
The necessity of order, a place for everything and everything in its place: the deficient appreciation of literature possessed by females: the incongruity of an apple incuneated in a tumbler and of an umbrella inclined in a closestool: the insecurity of hiding any secret document behind, beneath or between the pages of a book." (U17.1408)
"Which volume was the largest in bulk?
Hozier's History of the Russo-Turkish War.
What among other data did the second volume of the work in question contain?
The name of a decisive battle (forgotten), frequently remembered by a decisive officer, major Brian Cooper Tweedy (remembered)." ([U17.1415])
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"Why, firstly and secondly, did he not consult the work in question?
Firstly, in order to exercise mnemotechnic: secondly, because after an interval of amnesia, when, seated at the central table, about to consult the work in question, he remembered by mnemotechnic the name of the military engagement, Plevna." (U17.1421)
Advertisements for books, methods, or classes to enhance memory were common in the press of the time. Here an ad, in Pearson's Magazine, for the Pelman School of Memory.
"What caused him consolation in his sitting posture?
The candour, nudity, pose, tranquility, youth, grace, sex, counsel of a statue erect in the centre of the table, an image of Narcissus purchased by auction from P.A. Wren, 9 Bachelor's Walk." (U17.1426)
"What caused him irritation in his sitting posture?
Inhibitory pressure of collar (size 17) and waistcoat (5 buttons), two articles of clothing superfluous in the costume of mature males and inelastic to alterations of mass by expansion. (U17.1430)
"How was the irritation allayed?
He removed his collar, with contained black necktie and collapsible stud, from his neck to a position on the left of the table." (U17.1434)
"He inserted his left hand into the left lower pocket of his waistcoat and extracted and replaced a silver coin (I shilling), placed there (presumably) on the occasion (17 October 1903) of the interment of Mrs Emily Sinico, Sydney Parade." (U17.1451)
"Compile the budget for 16 June 1904.
1 Pork kidney 0-0-3 Cash in Hand 0-4-9
1 Copy Freeman's Journal 0-0-1 Commission recd Freeman's Journal 1-7-6
1 Bath And Gratification 0 - 1 - 6 Loan (Stephen Dedalus) 1 - 7 - 0
Tramfare 0 - 0 - 1
1 In Memoriam Patrick Dignam 0 - 5 - 0
2 Banbury cakes 0 - 0 - 1
1 Lunch 0 - 0 - 7
1 Renewal fee for book 0 - 1 - 0
1 Packet Notepaper & Envelopes0 - 0 - 2
1 Dinner and Gratification 0 - 2 - 0
1 Postal Order and Stamp 0 - 2 - 8
Tramfare 0 - 0 - 1
1 Pig's Foot 0 - 0 - 4
1 Sheep's Trotter 0 - 0 - 3" (U17.1455)
"1 Bath and Gratification 0-1-6
Loan (Stephen Dedalus) 1-7-0"
"1 Cake Fry's Plain Chocolate 0.1.0" (U17.1472)
We learn from Bloom's budget the brand and price of the chocolate he bought and shared in Circe.
... and advertised on a Dublin tram.
"Did the process of divestiture continue? Sensible of a benignant persistent ache in his footsoles he extended his foot to one side and observed the creases, protuberances and salient points caused by foot pressure in the course of walking repeatedly in several different directions, then, inclined, he disnoded the laceknots, unhooked and loosened the laces, took off each of his two boots for the second time detached the partially moistened right sock through the fore part of which the nail of his great toe had again effracted," (U17.1479 )
"raised his right foot and, having unhooked a purple elastic sock suspender, took off his right sock, placed his unclothed right foot on the margin of the seat of his chair, picked at and gently lacerated the protruding part of the great toenail, raised the part lacerated to his nostrils and inhaled the odour of the quick, then, with satisfaction, threw away the lacerated ungual fragment." (U17.1486)