"To what inconsequent polysyllabic question of his host did the guest return a monosyllabic negative answer?
If he had known the late Mrs Emily Sinico, accidentally killed at Sydney Parade railway station, 14 October 1903." (U17.945)
A Mme Sinico, singer, photographed in Dublin in the late 19c.
"What rendered problematic for Bloom the realisation of these mutually selfexcluding propositions?
The irreparability of the past: once at a performance of Albert Hengler's circus in the Rotunda, Rutland Square, Dublin," (U17.973)
"an intuitive particoloured clown in quest of paternity had penetrated from the ring to a place in the auditorium where Bloom, solitary, was seated and had publicly declared to an exhilarated audience that he (Bloom) was his (the clown's) papa. The imprevidibility of the future: once in the summer of 1898 he (Bloom) had marked a florin (2/-) with three notches on the milled edge and tendered it in payment of an account due to and received by J. and T. Davy, family grocers, 1 Charlemont Mall, Grand Canal, for circulation on the waters of civic finance, for possible, circuitous or direct, return." (U17.976)
"Was the clown Bloom's son?
Had Bloom's coin returned?
From a Dublin guidebook (1895): "The Rotunda [hospital] has 5 concert rooms of various sizes, and in these from time to time negro minstrel entertainments are given, dioramas are exhibited, and conjurors perform. There is also a large circus building attached, where the Charles Hengler troupe has generally appeared for about 2 months or more each summer." This 19c. photo, by Robinson on Grafton street, shows 3 Dublin clowns.
"inevitable accidents at sea, in mines and factories:" (U17.1000)
"In what order of precedence, with what attendant ceremony was the exodus from the house of bondage to the wilderness of inhabitation effected?
Lighted Candle in Stick
Diaconal Hat on Ashplant
"For what creature was the door of egress a door of ingress?
For a cat." (U17.1034)
"With what meditations did Bloom accompany his demonstration to his companion of various constellations?
Meditations of evolution increasingly vaster: of the moon invisible in incipient lunation, approaching perigee:of the moon invisible in incipient lunation, approaching perigee:" (U17.1040)
"of the infinite lattiginous scintillating uncondensed milky way, discernible by daylight by an observer placed at the lower end of a cylindrical vertical shaft 5000 ft deep sunk from the surface towards the centre of the earth": (U17.1043)
"of Sirius (alpha in Canis Maior) 10 lightyears (57,000,000,000,000 miles) distant and in volume 900 times the dimension of our planet: of Arcturus: of the precession of equinoxes:" (U17.1046)
"of Orion with belt and sextuple sun theta and nebula in which 100 of our solar systems could be contained:" (U17.1049)
"of moribund and of nascent new stars such as Nova in 1901: of our system plunging towards the constellation of Hercules:" (U17.1050)
A titbit (1890) from Sir Robert Ball.
"of the parallax or parallactic drift of socalled fixed stars, in reality evermoving wanderers from immeasurably remote eons to infinitely remote futures in comparison with which the years, threescore and ten, of allotted human life formed a parenthesis of infinitesimal brevity." (U17.1052)
"though an apogean humanity of beings created in varying forms with finite differences resulting similar to the whole and to one another would probably there as here remain inalterably and inalienably attached to vanities, to vanities of vanities" (U17.1096)
"and to all that is vanity.
And the problem of possible redemption?
The minor was proved by the major.
Which various features of the constellations were in turn considered?
The various colours significant of various degrees of vitality (white, yellow, crimson, vermilion, cinnabar): their degrees of brilliancy: their magnitudes revealed up to and including the 7th: their positions: the waggoner's star: Walsingham way: the chariot of David:" (17.1099)