"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 unbuttoned successively in reversed direction waistcoat, trousers, shirt and vest along the medial line of irregular incrispated black hairs extending in triangular
convergence from the pelvic basin over the circumference of the abdomen and umbilicular fossicle along the medial line of nodes to the intersection of the sixth pectoral vertebra, thence produced both ways at right angles and
terminating in circles described about two equidistant points, right and left, on the summits of the mammary prominences. He unbraced successively each of six minus one braced trouser buttons, arranged in pairs, of which one incomplete." (U17.1436)
"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.
Debit Credit
£-s-d £-s-d
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," (U17.1479)
"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," (U17.1484 )
"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)
"Why with satisfaction?

Because the odour inhaled corresponded to other odours inhaled of other ungual fragments, picked and lacerated by Master Bloom, pupil of Mrs Ellis's juvenile school, patiently each night in the act of brief genuflection and nocturnal prayer and ambitious meditation." (U17.1492)
"In what ultimate ambition had all concurrent and consecutive ambitions now coalesced?
Not to inherit by right of primogeniture, gavelkind or borough English, or possess in perpetuity an extensive demesne of a sufficient number of acres, roods and perches, statute land measure (valuation £42), of grazing turbary surrounding a baronial hall with gatelodge and carriage drive nor, on the other hand, a terracehouse or semidetached villa, described as Rus in Urbe or Qui si sana," (U17.1497)
"but to purchase by private treaty in fee simple a thatched bungalowshaped 2 storey dwellinghouse of southerly aspect," (U17.1504)
"surmounted by vane and lightning conductor, connected with the earth," (U17.1505)
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