1.66a: True there was in nillohs dieybos as yet no lumpend papeer in the waste and mightmountain Penn...
But the world, mind, is, was and will be writing its own wrunes for ever, man, on all matters that fall...
But the horn, the drinking, the day of dread are not now. A bone, a pebble, a ramskin; chip them, chap...
For that (the rapt one warns) is what papyr is meed of, made of, hides and hints and misses in prints...
So you need hardly spell me how every word will be bound over to carry three score and ten toptypsical...
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"But the world, mind, is, was & will be writing its own wrunes for ever, man, on all matters that fall under the ban of our senses."
But the world, mind, is, was and will be
world-mind = pantheist philosophy, maybe Theosophical?
writing its own wrunes for ever, man,
U37: "Signatures of all things I am here to read"
righting its own wrongs?
"mind... man" (both set off by commas)
on all matters that fall under the ban of our infrarational senses
ban: proclamation, curse, prohibition
longshot: Cornish: ban: Welsh ban: mountain, height
(in what sense were those things whose signatures Stephen read "under the ban of" his eyesight? was he writing his own runes on them?)
senses below reason
U-Telemachus (Mulligan): "I can't remember anything. I remember only ideas and sensations."
fore the last milch camel, the heartvein throbbing between his eyebrowns,
before, in time or space? (presumably not time, since their properly-viconian writing "is, was and will be")
milch: (of domestic mammals) kept for milk
The speeches and table-talk of the Prophet Mohammad xiv: 'The hospitality of the Arab is a proverb... it is strictly true. The last milch-camel must be killed rather than the duties of the host neglected' [ebook]
cf U-Telemachus, of Stephen: "Pulses were beating in his eyes, veiling their sight"
STPM xxvii: (of Mohammad) 'Fine long arched eyebrows were divided by a vein, which throbbed visibly in moments of passion'
(aren't all veins heartveins?)
Mohammed = camel??
has still to moor before the tomb of his cousin charmian
moor = eg, Othello
the term 'moor' was applied by Europeans to north Africans, usually black, often Muslim, but Mohammed would not be considered a moor
xxiii: (of ancient Arab superstition) 'a few tied camels to the graves
of the dead that the corpse might ride mounted to the judgement-seat'
STPM xxvi: (of Mohammad) 'his rich cousin, Khadija, whom he presently married at the age of twenty-five'
their mothers were third cousins [wiki]
she died after 25yrs of monogamous marriage
cousin-german: first cousin (not related to 'German')
(did Joyce mistakenly think she was his 1st-cousin?)
the camel's cousin?
Charmian: lady attending on Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra (based on Plutarch's account, where she is called Charmion)
(why no capital?)
where his date is tethered by the palm that's hers.
the camel moors where his date is tethered??
STPM xxx: (of Mohammad) 'his ordinary food was dates and water'
cf U-Nestor, of Sargent: "On his cheek, dull and bloodless, a soft stain of ink lay, dateshaped, recent and damp as a snail's bed. "
STPM xxiii: (of ancient Arab superstition) 'a few tied camels to the graves of the dead that the corpse might ride mounted to the judgement-seat'
(cf Stephen wearing black for a year?)
"by" = beside, or by her hand?
(what palm is hers?)
(can this be obscenely depicting Mohammed-- and/or Gogarty-- as in incestuous love with a camel?)
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