And the gay lakin, mistress Fitton, mount and cry O, and his dainty birdsnies, lady Penelope Rich, a clean quality woman is suited for a player, and the punks of the bankside, a penny a time." (U9.637)
—The height of fine society. And sir William Davenant of oxford's mother with her cup of canary for any cockcanary.
Buck Mulligan, his pious eyes upturned, prayed:" (U9.642)
French minet/minette = kittycat, pussycat, pussy. Faire minette = cunnilingus.
-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.
— It seems so, Stephen said, when he wants to do for him, and for all other and singular uneared wombs, the holy office an ostler does for the stallion." (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.
Stephen turned boldly in his chair.
— The burden of proof is with you not with me, he said frowning. If you deny that in the fifth scene of Hamlet he has branded her with infamy tell me why there is no mention of her during the thirtyfour years between the day she married him and the day she buried him." (U9.666)
— It is clear that there were two beds, a best and a secondbest, Mr Secondbest Best said finely.
— Separatio a mensa et a thalamo, bettered Buck Mulligan and was smiled on.
— Antiquity mentions famous beds, Second Eglinton puckered, bedsmiling. Let me think." (U9.712)