Re: Joyce, Episode 66: Mother Love

sep 14, 2011

Re: Joyce, Episode 66: Mother Love

“. . . The only true thing in life? His mother’s
prostrate body the fiery Columbanus in holy zeal bestrode. She was no more: the
trembling skeleton of a twig burnt in the fire, an odour of rosewood and wetted ashes. She
had saved him from being trampled underfoot and had gone, scarcely having been.. . .”

Eyeing the student Sargent, Stephen considers saints, sons, and mothers.

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