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water 26 Aug 2015, 02:02 by John Simpson

Priestly water-divining   U 8.34-40: No families themselves to feed. Living on the fat of the land […] Does himself well. No guests. All for number one. Watching his ...

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Heaven 30 Aug 2013, 02:07 by John Simpson

Treading water to paradise U 6.448-51: Cheaper transit. By easy stages. Houseboats. Camping out. Also hearses. To heaven by water . Perhaps I will without writing. Come as a ...

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Rates 28 Nov 2013, 13:15 by JJON Editors

Collecting the rates: Buckley, Cotter, Crofton, Henchy, and Weatherup     James Joyce’s father, John Stanislaus Joyce, joined the Office of the Dublin Collector-General of Rates in 1882 and remained ... he recalls Boylan’s father's pretended deafness when he visits him about the water rate. At the same time (“How are the mighty fallen!” 12.24) he seems to ...

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gas 31 May 2015, 00:42 by John Simpson

Laid on like the gas   D ("The Dead") 15.1028-9: – He has been laid on here like the gas, said Aunt Kate in the same tone, all during the ... power, in the form of compressed air, will be laid on, like gas or water , to the door of the manufactory. Journal of the Society of Arts (1872), 20 September ...

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aquacity 28 Nov 2013, 13:39 by JJON Editors

Aquacity: awash with watery thoughts       U 17.236-40 : What reason did Stephen give for declining Bloom’s offer? That he was a hydrophobe [...] disliking the aqueous substances of glass ... Furthermore, it is a word that is easily re-inventable, based on Latin aqua ‘water’ and the (reasonably) common termination –acity (as in vivacity, loquacity, opacity, etc.), and so it ...

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walk 25 Aug 2015, 15:05 by John Simpson

Musical breakfasts and a walk with the band   U 8.470-1: Halffed enthusiasts. Penny roll and a walk with the band. Don Gifford finds an explanation for Joyce’s ... 1859, the unwholesome “Irishman’s breakfast” was traditionally said to be “a glass of water and a walk with the band”, again possibly in allusion to the changing of the ...

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hencod 8 Feb 2016, 00:28 by John Simpson

Fried hencods’ roes and mutton kidneys: these are a few of his favourite things   U 4.2-5: He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liver ... cleanse them thoroughly by parboiling them for ten minutes, then lay then in cold water for five minutes, after which they should be stewed in a gallon, with carrot, celery ...

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throwaway 1 Mar 2016, 09:49 by JJON Editors

A crumpled throwaway: an arresting tale   U 10.752-4: North wall and sir John Rogerson’s quay, with hulls and anchorchains, sailing westward, sailed by a skiff, a crumpled ... is coming, rode lightly down the Liffey, under Loopline bridge, shooting the rapids where water chafed around the bridgepiers, sailing eastward past hulls and anchorchains, between the Customhouse old dock ...

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Crofton 28 Nov 2013, 13:17 by JJON Editors

James Crofton: a tradition of public service     D 12.477-80 : - This is Parnell’s anniversary, said O’Connor, and don’t let’s stir up any bad blood. We ... four generations. James Crofton’s father, Mervyn Paget Crofton, was Supervisor of the Pipe Water Department, and was frequently noted in the Freeman for attending fires in Dublin to ensure ...

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Whitsuntide 1 Sep 2014, 03:22 by John Simpson

Bad luck arrives at Whitsuntide   U 18.953: Whit Monday is a cursed day too no wonder that bee bit him In Ulysses there are four references to Whit Monday ... Whitsuntide as follows: Whitsuntide is a very fatal and unlucky time. Especially beware of water then, for there is an evil spirit in it, and no one should venture to ...

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