Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Page 703 (18.479-516) "to look across... to Todd and"

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to look across see her combing it as if she loved it and was full of it
pity I only got to know her the day before we left

and that Mrs Langtry the Jersey Lily the prince of Wales was in love with
I suppose hes like the first man
going the roads only for the name of a king
theyre all made the one way
only a black mans Id like to try

a beauty up to what was she 45
there was some funny story about the jealous old husband
what was it at all
and an oyster knife
he went
no he made her wear a kind of a tin thing round her
and the prince of Wales yes
he had the oyster knife
cant be true a thing like that

like some of those books he brings me
the works of Master Francois Somebody
supposed to be a priest
about a child born out of her ear because her bumgut fell out
a nice word for any priest to write
and her a--e
as if any fool wouldnt know what that meant

I hate that pretending
of all things
with that old blackguards face on him
anybody can see its not true

and that Ruby and Fair Tyrants
he brought me that twice
I remember when I came to page 50
the part about where she hangs him up out of a hook with a cord
sure theres nothing for a woman in that
all invention made up
about he drinking the champagne out of her slipper after the ball was over

like the infant Jesus in the crib at Inchicore in the Blessed Virgins arms
sure no woman could have a child that big taken out of her
and I thought first it came out of her side
because how could she go to the chamber when she wanted to

and she a rich lady of course
she felt honoured
H R H he was in Gibraltar the year I was born
I bet he found lilies there too
where he planted the tree
he planted more than that in his time
he might have planted me too if hed come a bit sooner
then I wouldnt be here as I am

he ought to chuck that Freeman
with the paltry few shillings he knocks out of it
and go into an office or something where hed get regular pay
or a bank where they could put him up on a throne
to count the money all the day

of course he prefers plottering about the house
so you cant stir with him any side
whats your programme today
I wish hed even smoke a pipe like father to get the smell of a man
or pretending to be mooching about for advertisements

when he could have been in Mr Cuffes still
only for what he did then
sending me to try and patch it up
I could have got him promoted there to be the manager
he gave me a great mirada once or twice
first he was as stiff as the mischief
really and truly Mrs Bloom

only I felt rotten simply with the old rubbishy dress
that I lost the leads out of the tails with no cut in it
but theyre coming into fashion again
I bought it simply to please him
I knew it was no good by the finish
pity I changed my mind of going to Todd and




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