"His brother used men as pawns. Let them all go to pot. Afraid to pass a remark on him. Freeze them up with that eye of his. That's the fascination: the name. All a bit touched. Mad Fanny and his other sister Mrs Dickinson driving about with scarlet harness. Bolt upright like surgeon M'Ardle. Still David Sheehy beat him for south Meath. Apply for the Chiltern Hundreds and retire into public life. The patriot's banquet. Eating orangepeels in the park. Simon Dedalus said when they put him in parliament that Parnell would come back from the grave and lead him out of the house of commons by the arm." (U8.511)
"- Of the twoheaded octopus, one of whose heads is the head upon which the ends of the world have forgotten to come while the other speaks with a Scotch accent. The tentacles..
They passed from behind Mr Bloom along the curbstone. Beard and bicycle. Young woman.
And there he is too. Now that's really a coincidence: second time."(U8.520)
"Coming events cast their shadows before." (U8.526)
"With the approval of the eminent poet Mr Geo Russell. That might be Lizzie Twigg with him. A.E: what does that mean? Initials perhaps. Albert Edward, Arthur Edmund, Alphonsus Eb Ed El Esquire. What was he saying? The ends of the world with a Scotch accent. Tentacles: octopus. Something occult: symbolism. Holding forth. She's taking it all in. Not saying a word. To aid gentleman in literary work." (U8.526)
"His eyes followed the high figure in homespun, beard and bicycle, a listening woman at his side. Coming from the vegetarian. Only weggebobbles and fruit." (U8.533)
"Don't eat a beefsteak. If you do the eyes of that cow will pursue you through all eternity. They say it's healthier." (U8.535)
"Wind and watery though. Tried it. Keep you on the run all day." (U8.537)"
"Bad as a bloater. Dreams all night. Why do they call that thing they gave me nutsteak? Nutarians. Fruitarians. To give you the idea you are eating rumpsteak. Absurd. Salty too. They cook in soda. Keep you sitting by the tap all night." (U8.537)
"Her stockings are loose over her ankles. I detest that: so tasteless. Those literary ethereal people they are all. Dreamy, cloudy, symbolistic. Esthetes they are." (U8.542)
""I wouldn't be surprised if it was that kind of food you see produces the like waves of the brain the poetical. For example one of those policemen sweating Irish stew into their shirts you couldn't squeeze a line of poetry out of him. Don't know what poetry is even. Must be in a certain mood.
The dreamy cloudy gull
Waves o'er the waters dull." (U8.544)
"He crossed at Nassau street corner and stood before the window of Yeates and Son, pricing the field glasses. Or will I drop into old Harris's and have a chat with young Sinclair? Wellmannered fellow. Probably at his lunch. Must get those old glasses of mine set right." (U8.551)
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"Astonishing the things people leave behind them in trains and cloak rooms. What do they be thinking about? Women too. Incredible. Last year travelling to Ennis had to pick up that farmer's daughter's bag and hand it to her at Limerick junction." (U8.557)
"There was a lot of talk about those sunspots when we were in Lombard street west. Looking up from the back garden. Terrific explosions they are." (U8.567)
"There will be a total eclipse this year: autumn some time." (U8.569)
Bloom is correct. There will be a total eclipse of the sun Sep 9th 1904 at 20:44, lasting 6min and 20sec.
"Now that I come to think of it, that ball falls at Greenwich time. It's the clock is worked by an electric wire from Dunsink. Must go out there some first Saturday of the month. If I could get an introduction to professor Joly or learn up something about his family. That would do to: man always feels complimented." (U8.571)
"Wait. The full moon was the night we were Sunday fortnight exactly there is a new moon." (U8.587)
This is a Hold-To Lights (HTL) PC of the Die Cut kind. Such cards have 3 layers: the top one has the picture with areas cut out, the middle layer is thin colored tissue paper, and the bottom layer is the Address backing. When held up to a strong light, the cutout portions (here the moon, windows, street and tram lights) appear brightly illuminated. Most were published in Germany.