"Buck Mulligan, his pious eyes upturned, prayed:
-Blessed Margaret Mary Anycock!" (U9.646)
Mulligan is irreverently referring to Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647 - 1690), a French Nun of the Visitation Order and Apostle of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She was canonized by Benedict XV in 1920. Her visions and teachings have had considerable influence on the devotional life of Catholics, especially since the inauguration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Roman calendar in 1856. Represented as a nun in the Visitation habit holding a flaming heart; or kneeling before Jesus, who exposes (or hands) his Sacred Heart to her. She is also mentioned in Dubliners. This card predates 1920 since it is titled Bienheureuse = Blessed, and not Saint.
"- And Harry of six wives' daughter. And other lady friends from neighbour seats, as Lawn Tennyson, gentleman poet, sings. But all those twenty years what do you suppose poor Penelope in Stratford was doing behind the diamond panes? " (U9.647)
"Do and do. Thing done. In a rosery of Fetter Lane of Gerard, herbalist, he walks, greyedauburn." (U9.651)
"(One life is all. One body. Do. But do. Afar, in a reek of lust and squalor, hands are laid on whiteness." (U9.651)
"An azured harebell like her veins. Lids of Juno's eyes, violets. He walks." (U9.652)
"Old wall where sudden lizards flash. At Charenton I watched them.' (U9.662)
Though Charenton can mean several places, I think it refers to Charenton-le-Pont, a commune in the southeastern suburb of Paris, 6.2 km (3.8 miles) from the centre of Paris. Charenton is on the Seine river, and can be reached from Paris by boat, or simply by walking along the quays.
"Maybe, like Socrates, he had a midwife to mother as he had a shrew to wife." (U9.665)
"Why did he not leave her his best bed if he wished her to snore away the rest of her nights in peace?
- It is clear that there were two beds, a best and a secondbest, Mr Secondbest Best said finely." (U9.712)
"(don't forget Nell Gwynn Herpyllis) and let her live in his villa.
- Do you mean he died so? Mr Best asked with slight concern. I mean... " (U9.723)
"O, I must tell you what Dowden said!
- What? asked Besteglinton.
William Shakespeare and company, limited. The people's William.
For terms apply: E. Dowden, Highfield house ....
- Lovely! Buck Mulligan suspired amorously. I asked him what he thought of the charge of pederasty brought against the bard. He lifted his hands and said: All we can say is that life ran very high in those days. Lovely!" (U9.727)
- The sense of beauty leads us astray, said beautifulinsadness Best to ugling Eglinton.
Steadfast John replied severe:
- The doctor can tell us what those words mean. You cannot eat your cake and have it.
Sayest thou so? Will they wrest from us, from me, the palm of beauty?" (U9.734)
"- And the sense of property, Stephen said. He drew Shylock out of his own long pocket. The son of a maltjobber and moneylender he was himself a cornjobber and moneylender, with ten tods of corn hoarded in the famine riots. His borrowers are no doubt those divers of worship mentioned by Chettle Falstaff who reported his uprightness of dealing. He sued a fellowplayer for the price of a few bags of malt and exacted his pound of flesh in interest for every money lent. How else could Aubrey's ostler and callboy get rich quick? All events brought grist to his mill." (U9.741)
"Shylock chimes with the jewbaiting that followed the hanging and quartering of the queen's leech Lopez, his jew's heart being plucked forth while the sheeny was yet alive: Hamlet and Macbeth with the coming to the throne of a Scotch philosophaster with a turn for witchroasting." (U9.748)
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"The lost armada is his jeer in Love's Labour Lost. His pageants, the histories, sail fullbellied on a tide of Mafeking enthusiasm. Warwickshire jesuits are tried and we have a porter's theory of equivocation. The Sea Venture comes home from Bermudas and the play Renan admired is written with Patsy Caliban, our American cousin. The sugared sonnets follow Sidney's." (U9.752)
"As for fay Elizabeth, otherwise carrotty Bess, the gross virgin who inspired The Merry Wives of Windsor, let some meinherr from Almany grope his life long for deephid meanings in the depths of the buckbasket.
I think you're getting on very nicely. Just mix up a mixture of theolologicophilolological. Mingo, minxi, mictum, mingere." (U9.757)