Reclined against the area railings he perceived through the transparent kitchen panes a man regulating a gasflame of 14 CP, a man lighting a candle of 1 CP, a man removing in turn each of his two boots, a man leaving the kitchen holding a candle." (U17.108)
He extinguished the candle by a sharp expiration of breath upon its flame, drew two spoonseat deal chairs to the hearthstone, one for Stephen with its back to the area window, the other for himself when necessary, knelt on one knee," (U17.123)
Of others elsewhere in other times who, kneeling on one knee or on two, had kindled fires for him, of Brother Michael in the infirmary of the college of the Society of Jesus at Clongowes Wood, Sallins, in the county of Kildare: of his father, Simon Dedalus, in an unfurnished room of his first residence in Dublin, number thirteen Fitzgibbon street: of his godmother Miss Kate Morkan in the house of her dying sister Miss Julia Morkan at 15 Usher's Island:" (U17.134)
St Francis Xavier (1506 - 1552) was a Spanish nobleman. He studied philosophy and theology at the University of Paris. He met St Ignatius of Loyola and together they founded the 'Society of Jesus' (= Jesuits). Francis Xavier became the first Jesuit missionary. He traveled thousands of miles, most on foot, tolerated appalling conditions on long sea voyages, and saw the greater part of the Far East. He was a successful missionary for 10 years in India, the East Indies, and Japan, baptizing more than 40,000. He sought and helped the sick and the forgotten, preached in the streets, and taught children the catechism. It is said that he had the gift of tongues, was a healer and miracle worker, and calmed storms. He died in China of a febrile illness. Represented as a young bearded Jesuit. Feast December 3.
Under a row of five coiled spring housebells a curvilinear rope, stretched between two holdfasts athwart across the recess beside the chimney pier, from which hung four smallsized square handkerchiefs folded unattached consecutively in adjacent rectangles and one pair of ladies' grey hose with Lisle suspender tops and feet in their habitual position clamped by three erect wooden pegs, two at their outer extremities and the third at their point of junction." (U17.148)
On the right (smaller) hob a blue enamelled saucepan: on the left (larger) hob a black iron kettle.
What did Bloom do at the range?
He removed the saucepan to the left hob, rose and carried the iron kettle to the sink in order to tap the current by turning the faucet to let it flow." (U17.157)
Yes. From Roundwood reservoir in county Wicklow of a cubic capacity of 2400 million gallons, percolating through a subterranean aqueduct of filter mains of single and double pipeage constructed at an initial plant cost of £5 per linear yard by way of the Dargle, Rathdown, Glen of the Downs and Callowhill" (U17.163)