Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Page 139 (7.915-949) "Dublin. I... lady who got a"

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Dublin. I have much, much to learn.

They turned to the left along Abbey street.

— I have a vision too, Stephen said.

— Yes, the professor said, skipping to get into step. Crawford will follow.

Another newsboy shot past them, yelling as he ran:

— Racing special!

fd: [297]




cf p130 MC to SD "Give them something with a bite in it. Put us all into it, damn its soul."

— Two Dublin vestals, Stephen said, elderly and pious, have lived fifty and fiftythree years in Fumbally's lane.

1901 Fumbally's Lane 1909 map StreetView now

— Where is that? the professor asked.

— Off Blackpitts, Stephen said.

Damp night reeking of hungry dough. Against the wall. Face glistening tallow under her fustian shawl. Frantic hearts. Akasic records. Quicker, darlint!

"hungry dough"???

On now. Dare it. Let there be life.

— They want to see the views of Dublin from the top of Nelson's pillar. They save up three and tenpence in a red tin letterbox moneybox. They shake out the threepenny bits and sixpences and coax out the pennies with the blade of a knife. Two and three in silver and one and seven in coppers. They put on their bonnets and best clothes and take their umbrellas for fear it may come on to rain.

3 shillings = 36p
36p + 10p = 46p
cf Deasy's prim savingsbox, p30
1s7p in coppers = 19 copper pennies
2s3p in silver = 27p
= 1 sixpence + 7 tuppenceor 2 + 5, or 3 + 3, or 4 + 1

— Wise virgins, professor MacHugh said.


cf p130 "on the shaughraun"?

— They buy one and fourpenceworth of brawn and four slices of panloaf at the north city dining rooms in Marlborough street from Miss Kate Collins, proprietress. They purchase four and twenty ripe plums from a girl at the foot of Nelson's pillar to take off the thirst of the brawn. They give two threepenny bits to the gentleman at the turnstile and begin to waddle slowly up the winding staircase, grunting, encouraging each other, afraid of the dark, panting, one asking the other have you the brawn, praising God and the Blessed Virgin, threatening to come down, peeping at the airslits. Glory be to God. They had no idea it was that high.

girls at the foot of the pillar
meat from a pig's or calf's head that is cooked and pressed in a pot with jelly
Thom's confirms "Kate Collins" (1901 lists 9)
Marlborough street seems a bit out of their way?
46p - 1s4p = 46 - 16 = 30p
plums were 8 for a penny (p92)
30p - 3 = 27p
27p - 6p = 21p = 1s9p (minus panloaf)
a 4 lb loaf of bread was only 6p so 4 slices ought to be 2c max
Pillar height = 120ft

(a spoken paragraph break!)

Their names are Anne Kearns and Florence MacCabe. Anne Kearns has the lumbago for which she rubs on Lourdes water, given her by a lady who got a

FM'C was the imaginary name SD assigned that purported midwife p38
(one had an umbrella, one was a widow, they lived in the liberties)



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