He spat blank." (U9.1131)
The Abbey was closely associated with the Celtic Revival. Its founding was the joint effort of the Irish Literary Theatre (founded 1899 by Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn and W.B. Yeats, with the help of George Moore), Irish actors William and Frank Fay, and manager Annie Horniman."
Sir Thomas Lucy (1532 - 1560) was an English squire in Warwickshire. Nicholas Rowe wrote (1710) that Lucy prosecuted Shakespeare for stealing a deer from Charlecote Park in 1585, and the bard aggravated the offense by mocking Lucy in a ballad. The incident, it is said, drove Shakespeare from Stratford to London.
Afterwit. Go back.
The dour recluse still there (he has his cake) and the douce youngling, minion of pleasure, Phedo's toyable fair hair.
Eh ... I just eh .... wanted ... I forgot ... eh ...
— Longworth and M'Curdy Atkinson were there ..." (U9.1135)
— I hardly hear the purlieu cry
Or a Tommy talk as I pass one by
Before my thoughts begin to run
On F. M'Curdy Atkinson,
The same that had the wooden leg
And that filibustering filibeg
That never dared to slake his drouth,
Magee that had the chinless mouth.
Being afraid to marry on earth
They masturbated for all they were worth.
Jest on. Know thyself.
Halted, below me, a quizzer looks at me. I halt.
— Mournful mummer, Buck Mulligan moaned. Synge has left off wearing black to be like nature. Only crows, priests and English coal are black.
A laugh tripped over his lips." (U9.1142)
He went on and down, mopping, chanting with waving graceful arms:
— The most beautiful book that has come out of our country in my time." (U9.1160)
He stopped at the stairfoot.
— I have conceived a play for the mummers, he said solemnly.
The pillared Moorish hall, shadows entwined. Gone the nine men's morrice with caps of indices In sweetly varying voices Buck Mulligan read his tablet:
—Everyman His Own Wife
A Honeymoon in the Hand
(a national immorality in three orgasms)
He turned a happy patch's smirk to Stephen, saying:
— The disguise, I fear, is thin. But listen.
He read, marcato:
TOBY TOSTOFF (a ruined Pole)
MEDICAL DICK |
and } (two birds with one stone)
MOTHER GROGAN (a watercarrier)
ROSALIE (the coalquay whore). (U9.1165)
Buck Mulligan is referring to a real incidentas told on the James Joyce Centre website. On June 20, 1904, Joyce turned up very drunk to attend a rehearsal of the National Theatre Society at the Camden Hall and collapsed in a passageway. One of the actors, Vera Esposito, stumbled over him...
About to pass through the doorway, feeling one behind, he stood aside.
Part. The moment is now. Where then? " (U9.1195)
Interesting trivia: Vera Esposito was a postcard collector, exchanging postcards with pen friends in France.
My will: his will that fronts me. Seas between.
A man passed out between them, bowing, greeting.
— Good day again, Buck Mulligan said." (U9.1199)
Here I watched the birds for augury. Ængus of the birds. They go, they come. Last night I flew. Easily flew. Men wondered. Street of harlots after. A creamfruit melon he held to me. In. You will see." (U9.1205)
A dark back went before them, step of a pard, down, out by the gateway, under portcullis barbs.
Offend me still. Speak on.
Kind air defined the coigns of houses in Kildare street. No birds. Frail from the housetops two plumes of smoke ascended, pluming, and in a flaw of softness softly were blown." (U9.1213)