Friday, August 15, 2014

Page 135 (7.770-804) "that the imagination... will not say"

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that the imagination or the hand of sculptor has wrought in marble of soultransfigured and of soultransfiguring deserves to live, deserves to live.

His slim hand with a wave graced echo and fall.

— Fine! Myles Crawford said at once.

— The divine afflatus, Mr O'Madden Burke said.

— You like it? J.J. O'Molloy asked Stephen.

Stephen, his blood wooed by grace of language and gesture, blushed. He took a cigarette from the case. J.J. O'Molloy offered his case to Myles Crawford. Lenehan lit their cigarettes as before and took his trophy, saying:

— Muchibus thankibus.


— Professor Magennis was speaking to me about you, J.J. O'Molloy said to Stephen. What do you think really of that hermetic crowd, the opal hush poets: A.E. the master mystic? That Blavatsky woman started it. She was a nice old bag of tricks. A.E. has been telling some yankee interviewer that you came to him in the small hours of the morning to ask him about planes of consciousness. Magennis thinks you must have been pulling A.E.'s leg. He is a man of the very highest morale, Magennis.

33yo in 1901
Joyce would burn his bridges with Russell et al in August via his "Holy Office" poem.

Blavatsky had died in 1891 age 59

we saw on p31 that SD owes AE a guinea
the night-visit was in 1902 and more likely targeted AE's neighbor Maud Gonne, who wasn't home [bio]
the 'interview' was only published in 1913
"opal" x7, "hush"

Speaking about me. What did he say? What did he say? What did he say about me? Don't ask.

(cultivating aura of mystery)

— No, thanks, professor MacHugh said, waving the cigarette case aside. Wait a moment. Let me say one thing. The finest display of oratory I ever heard was a speech made by John F. Taylor at the college historical society. Mr Justice Fitzgibbon, the present lord justice of appeal, had spoken and the paper under debate was an essay (new for those days) advocating the revival of the Irish tongue.

24 Oct 1901 at the Law Students' Debating Society, probably with Joyce present
JF Taylor died in 1902 [info]
Joyce's reading:

He turned towards Myles Crawford and said:

— You know Gerald Fitzgibbon. Then you can imagine the style of his discourse.

63yo in 1901

— He is sitting with Tim Healy, J.J. O'Molloy said, rumour has it, on the Trinity college estates commission.

45yo in 1901, listed religion as 'Idolator'
Healy's 1904 speeches in House of Commons

— He is sitting with a sweet thing in a child's frock, Myles Crawford said. Go on. Well?

(Gabler repositions "in a child's frock" so it can comically modify Fitzgibbon or Healy or Crawford)
the wording hints that the "sweet thing" is not herself a child

— It was the speech, mark you, the professor said, of a finished orator, full of courteous haughtiness and pouring in chastened diction, I will not say

(surely it's accidental that "chastened diction" sounds like Mason-Dixon? cliche?)



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