"Her full lips, drinking, smiled. Rather stale smell that incense leaves next day. Like foul flowerwater.
- Would you like the window open a little?
She doubled a slice of bread into her mouth, asking:
- What time is the funeral?
- Eleven, I think, he answered. I didn't see the paper." (U4.315)
"Following the pointing of her finger he took up a leg of her soiled drawers from the bed. No? Then, a twisted grey garter looped round a stocking: rumpled, shiny sole.
- No: that book.
Other stocking. Her petticoat.
- It must have fell down, she said." (U4.321)
"He felt here and there. Voglio e non vorrei. Wonder if she pronounces that right: voglio." (U4.327)

In the aria 'La ci darem',' Zerlina sings:
Vorrei e non vorrei,
Mi trema un poco il cor.
Felice, è ver, sarei,
Ma può burlarmi ancor.

I want to, but then I don't,
My heart is trembling a little.
True, I could be happy,
But again it could be a trick)
"Not in the bed. Must have slid down. He stooped and lifted the valance. The book, fallen, sprawled against the bulge of the orangekeyed" (U4.328)

The (Greek) key is a geometrical pattern used by Ancient Greeks in carvings and on pottery. There are many variations on it. You can see a simple Greek key on the scarf of the woman in this PC, and on the head band of the famous Charioteer statue in Delphi. Although its meaning is unknown, it has been postulated that the Greek key may be connected to the labyrinth where Theseus fought the Minotaur.
— Show here, she said. I put a mark in it. There's a word I wanted to ask
4.332 you." (U4.330)

Now imagine the chamberpot with an orange key design along its rim...
"She swallowed a draught of tea from her cup held by nothandle and, having wiped her fingertips smartly on the blanket, began to search the text with the hairpin till she reached the word.
— Met him what? he asked.
— Here, she said. What does that mean?" (U4.333)
"He leaned downward and read near her polished thumbnail.
— Metempsychosis?
— Yes. Who's he when he's at home?
— Metempsychosis, he said, frowning. It's Greek: from the Greek. That means the transmigration of souls" (U4.338)
"—O, rocks! she said. Tell us in plain words.
He smiled, glancing askance at her mocking eyes. The same young eyes. The first night after the charades." (U4.343)
"Dolphin's Barn." (U4.345)
"He turned over the smudged pages. Ruby: the Pride of the Ring." (U4.345)
"Hello. Illustration. Fierce Italian with carriagewhip. Must be Ruby pride of the on the floor naked. Sheet kindly lent. The monster Maffei desisted and flung his victim from him with an oath. Cruelty behind it all." (U4.346)

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"Doped animals. Trapeze at Hengler's. Had to look the other way. Mob gaping. Break your neck and we'll break our sides." (U4.349)
"Families of them." (U4.351)
"Bone them young so they metamspychosis. That we live after death. Our souls. That a man's soul after he dies, Dignam's soul..." (U4.351)
"- Did you finish it? he asked.
- Yes, she said. There's nothing smutty in it. Is she in love with the first fellow all the time?
- Never read it. Do you want another?
- Get another of Paul de Kock's. Nice name he has.
She poured more tea into her cup, watching it flow sideways." (U4.354)
"Must get that Capel street library book renewed or they'll write to Kearney, my guarantor. Reincarnation: that's the word.
- Some people believe, he said, that we go on living in another body after death, that we lived before. They call it reincarnation. That we all lived before on the earth thousands of years ago or some other planet. They say we have forgotten it. Some say they remember their past lives.
The sluggish cream wound curdling spirals through her tea. Better remind her of the word: metempsychosis. An example would be better. An example?" (U4.360)

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