"He thrust the sheets back and went into the inner office.
LET US HOPE
J.J. O'Molloy, about to follow him in, said quietly to Stephen:
- I hope you will live to see it published. Myles, one moment.
He went into the inner office, closing the door behind him." (U7.904)
"The masters of the Mediterranean are fellaheen today." (U7.911)
"The first newsboy came pattering down the stairs at their heels and rushed out into the street, yelling:
- Racing special!" (U7.912)"
"Dublin. I have much, much to learn." (U7.915)
They turned to the left along Abbey street.
- I have a vision too, Stephen said.
- Yes, the professor said, skipping to get into step. Crawford will follow.
Another newsboy shot past them, yelling as he ran:
- Racing special!" (U7.916)
"DEAR DIRTY DUBLIN
- Two Dublin vestals, Stephen said, elderly and pious, have lived fifty and fiftythree years in Fumbally's lane.
- Where is that? the professor asked.
- Off Blackpitts, Stephen said." (U7.921)
"Damp night reeking of hungry dough. Against the wall. Face glistening tallow under her fustian shawl. Frantic hearts. Akasic records." (U7.927)
On now. Dare it. Let there be life." (U7.929)
"They want to see the views of Dublin" (U7.931)
Nelson's pillar offered the city's best public viewing platform, reached by a spiral stairway inside the column. The original entrance to the pillar was underground, and thus not visible on this mid 19c. CDV.
"from the top of Nelson's pillar." (U7.931)
In 1894, a porch (designed by G. P. Baxter) was added to allow direct access from the street.
"They save up three and tenpence in a red tin letterbox moneybox. They shake out the threepenny bits and sixpences and coax out the pennies with the blade of a knife. Two and three in silver and one and seven in coppers. They put on their bonnets and best clothes and take their umbrellas for fear it may come on to rain.
- Wise virgins, professor MacHugh said.
LIFE ON THE RAW
- They buy one and fourpenceworth of brawn and four slices of panloaf at the north city dining rooms in Marlborough street from Miss Kate Collins, proprietress." (U7.932)
"They purchase four and twenty ripe plums from a girl at the foot of Nelson's pillar to take off the thirst of the brawn. They give two threepenny bits to the gentleman at the turnstile and begin to waddle slowly up the winding staircase," (U12.941)
I have enlarged a section of the previous PC to show the entrance at the foot of Nelson's pillar. The winding staircase had 168 narrow steps.
"grunting, encouraging each other, afraid of the dark, panting, one asking the other have you the brawn, praising God and the Blessed Virgin, threatening to come down, peeping at the airslits. Glory be to God. They had no idea it was that high." (U7.944)
Nelson's pillar rose 121 ft (36.8 m) from the ground and was topped by a 13 ft (3.9 m) tall statue, giving it a total height of 134 ft (40.8 m). In 1900, it was the 4th highest monument in the world. Nelson's statue was the work of Irish sculptor Thomas Kirk, R.H.A.
"Their names are Anne Kearns and Florence MacCabe. Anne Kearns has the lumbago for which she rubs on Lourdes water, given her by a lady who got a bottleful from a passionist father. Florence MacCabe takes a crubeen and a bottle of double X for supper every Saturday." (U7.948)
Passionists are a Roman Catholic order founded by the Italian Paul Francis Danei (St Paul of the Cross, 1694-1775) in the 1720s. Its main object was to awaken in the faithful the memory of the Passion of Christ. Their first house in Ireland was started in 1865 by Father Vincent Grotti, encouraged by Cardinal Cullen, on a property called Mount Argus, near Dublin. Father Paul Mary (nephew of Lord Wellington) was the first rector there. Father Charles of Mount Argus is mentioned in Circe. Passionists wear a rough wool tunic bearing the words 'Jesu XPI Passio,' meaning 'Passion of Jesus Christ.'
The main apostolate of Passionists has been retreats, missions, spiritual direction, and prayer groups. Passionists do not usually open schools or universities, except seminaries for students wishing to join their order. The congregation collectively owns only the community house and a bit of land attached to it. It relies on its own labor and on contributions to survive financially. A number of Passionists have been canonised, including St Paul of the Cross, St Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, St Vincent Strambi, some of the Passionist Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War, St Maria Goretti and St Gemma Galgani. Father Charles of Mount Argus (1821 - 1893) was beatified by John Paul II in 1988.
"- Antithesis, the professor said, nodding twice. Vestal virgins. I can see them. What's keeping our friend?
He turned." (U7.952)