Re: Joyce, Episode 84: Braggadocio and Bigotry

jan 11, 2012
(There appears to be no Episode 82)

Re: Joyce, Episode 84: Braggadocio and Bigotry

“—I want that to be printed and read, Mr Deasy said.
You will see at the next outbreak they will put an
embargo on Irish cattle. And it can be cured. It is cured.

My cousin, Blackwood Price, writes to me it is regularly
treated and cured in Austria by cattledoctors there. They
offer to come over here. I am trying to work up influence
with the department. Now I’m going to try publicity. I
am surrounded by difficulties, by … intrigues by …
backstairs influence by …
He raised his forefinger and beat the air oldly before his
voice spoke.
—Mark my words, Mr Dedalus, he said. England is in
the hands of the jews. In all the highest places: her finance,
her press. And they are the signs of a nation’s decay.
Wherever they gather they eat up the nation’s vital
strength. I have seen it coming these years. As sure as we
are standing here the jew merchants are already at their
work of destruction. Old England is dying.
He stepped swiftly off, his eyes coming to blue life as
they passed a broad sunbeam. He faced about and back
—Dying, he said again, if not dead by now.
The harlot’s cry from street to street
Shall weave old England’s windingsheet.”

Mr. Deasy, in addition to his other qualities, is a paranoid and a bigot.


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