"fifthly, the difficulties of the selection of appropriate music and humorous allusions from Everybody's Book of Jokes (1000 pages and a laugh in every one):" (U17.440)
"sixthly, the rhymes, homophonous and cacophonous, associated with the names of the new lord mayor, Daniel Tallon," (U17.443)

Daniel Tallon was Lord Mayor of Dublin 1898 - 1900.
"the new high sheriff, Thomas Pile" (U17.444)
"and the new solicitorgeneral, Dunbar Plunket Barton." (U17.445)

The Solicitor-General for Ireland was the holder of an Irish and then (from the Act of Union 1800) United Kingdom government office. The holder was a deputy to the Attorney-General for Ireland, and advised the Crown on Irish legal matters.

Sir Dunbar Plunket Barton held the position 1898 - 1900, followed by George Wright 1900 - 1903. James Henry Musson Campbell was S-G for Ireland in 1904. This photo shows Sir Edward Carson: he was S-G for Ireland in 1892, and S-G for England and Wales in 1904.
"What events might nullify these calculations?

The cessation of existence of both or either, the inauguration of a new era or calendar, " (U17.462)
"the annihilation of the world and consequent extermination of the human species, inevitable but impredictable." (U17.464)
"How many previous encounters proved their preexisting acquaintance?
Two. The first in the lilacgarden of Matthew Dillon's house, Medina Villa, Kimmage road, Roundtown, in 1887, in the company of Stephen's mother," (U17.466)
"Stephen being then of the age of 5 and reluctant to give his hand in salutation." (U17.469)
"The second in the coffeeroom of Breslin's hotel on a rainy Sunday in the January of 1892, in the company of Stephen's father and Stephen's granduncle, Stephen being then 5 years older.

Did Bloom accept the invitation to dinner given then by the son and afterwards seconded by the father?

Very gratefully, with grateful appreciation, with sincere appreciative gratitude, in appreciatively grateful sincerity of regret, he declined." (U17.470)
"Did their conversation on the subject of these reminiscences reveal a third connecting link between them?
Mrs Riordan (Dante), a widow of independent means, had resided in the house of Stephen's parents from 1 September 1888 to 29 December 1891 and had also resided during the years 1892, 1893 and 1894 in the City Arms Hotel owned by Elizabeth O'Dowd of 54 Prussia street where, during parts of the years 1893 and 1894 she had been a constant informant of Bloom who resided also in the same hotel," (U17.477)

Not her, but how I imagine Mrs. Riordan.
"being at that time a clerk in the employment of Joseph Cuffe of 5 Smithfield for the superintendence of sales in the adjacent Dublin Cattle market on the North Circular road." (U17.484)
"Had he performed any special corporal work of mercy for her?
He had sometimes propelled her on warm summer evenings, an infirm widow of independent, if limited, means, in her convalescent bathchair with slow revolutions of its wheels as far as the corner of the North Circular road opposite Mr Gavin Low's place of business where she had remained for a certain time scanning through his onelensed binocular field glasses unrecognisable citizens on tramcars, roadster bicycles equipped with inflated pneumatic tyres, hackney carriages, tandems, private and hired landaus, dogcarts," (U17.487)
An advertisement for various 'Invalid Comforts' including the bath chair (ILN, 1899)
"ponytraps and brakes passing from the city to the Phoenix Park and vice versa." (U17.495)
"Why could he then support that his vigil with the greater equanimity?

Because in middle youth he had often sat observing through a rondel of bossed glass of a multicoloured pane the spectacle offered with continual changes of the thoroughfare without, pedestrians, quadrupeds, velocipedes, vehicles, passing slowly, quickly, evenly, round and round and round the rim of a round and round precipitous globe." (U17.497)
"What distinct different memories had each of her now eight years deceased?

The older, her bezique cards and counters," (U17.503)
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