Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Page 146 (8.64-101) "That is how... burning him."

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That is how poets write, the similar sounds. But then Shakespeare has no rhymes: blank verse. The flow of the language it is. The thoughts. Solemn.

(many exceptions)

Hamlet, I am thy father's spirit
Doomed for a certain time to walk the earth.
Hamlet I.v "I am thy father's spirit; Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night"

 — Two apples a penny! Two for a penny!

1p in 1904 = 50 cents today

His gaze passed over the glazed apples serried on her stand. Australians they must be this time of year. Shiny peels: polishes them up with a rag or a handkerchief.

"serried" = in rows like soldiers

Wait. Those poor birds.

He halted again and bought from the old applewoman two Banbury cakes for a penny and broke the brittle paste and threw its fragments down into the Liffey. See that? The gulls swooped silently two, then all, from their heights, pouncing on prey. Gone. Every morsel.

mincemeat filling (dried fruit)

Aware of their greed and cunning he shook the powdery crumb from his hands. They never expected that. Manna. Live on fish, fishy flesh they have, all sea birds, gulls, seagoose. Swans from Anna Liffey swim down here sometimes to preen themselves. No accounting for tastes. Wonder what kind is swanmeat. Robinson Crusoe had to live on them.

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They wheeled, flapping weakly. I'm not going to throw any more. Penny quite enough. Lot of thanks I get. Not even a caw. They spread foot and mouth disease too. If you cram a turkey, say, on chestnut meal it tastes like that. Eat pig like pig. But then why is it that saltwater fish are not salty? How is that?

foot-and-mouth spreads easily but gulls aren't documented vectors

pigs are considered too 'unclean' to eat for many religions, especially Judaism

pondering generalisations-and-exceptions is very aristotelian (modern biochemistry finally puts such things in perspective)

Gulls Only Interested in Man's Bread [Onion]

His eyes sought answer from the river and saw a rowboat rock at anchor on the treacly swells lazily its plastered board.


11 shillings in 1904 is $70 today


Good idea that. Wonder if he pays rent to the corporation. How can you own water really? It's always flowing in a stream, never the same, which in the stream of life we trace. Because life is a stream. All kind of places are good for ads. That quack doctor for the clap used to be stuck up in all the greenhouses. Never see it now. Strictly confidential. Dr Hy Franks. Didn't cost him a red like Maginni the dancing master self advertisement. Got fellows to stick them up or stick them up himself for that matter on the q.t. running in to loosen a button. Flybynight. Just the place too. POST NO BILLS. POST 110 PILLS. Some chap with a dose burning him.

Ellmann: 'Professor Maginni, the dark, middle-aged dancing master of North Great George's Street. Everyone knew his costume of tailcoat and dark grey trousers, silk hat, immaculate high collar with wings, gardenia in buttonhole, spats on mincing feet, and a silver-mounted, silk umbrella in hand.'

45yo in 1901

'greenhouse' (urinal) in 1969



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