"and a fellow named Crofter or Crofton, pensioner out of the collector general's, an orangeman Blackburn does have on the registration and he drawing his pay or Crawford gallivanting around the country at the king's expense." (U12.1589)|
[NB: this is not Crofter, or Crofton]
|"- He's a perverted jew, says Martin, from a place in Hungary and it was he drew up all the plans according to the Hungarian system." (U12.1635)|
"- Isn't he a cousin of Bloom the dentist? says Jack Power. |
- Not at all, says Martin. Only namesakes." (U12.1638)
A plea for donations of winter clothes to The Children's Hospital on Upper Temple street lists, among the hospital's staff, M.J. Bloom, Surgeon Dentist. R.C.S.I. = Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.
|"- That's the new Messiah for Ireland! says the citizen. Island of saints and sages!" (U12.1642)|
"And every jew is in a tall state of excitement, I believe, till he knows if he's a father or a mother." (U12.1647)|
A similar 'joke' is used in this British PC to caricature the Irish.
|"I met him one day in the south city markets..." (U12.1651)|
"buying a tin of Neave's food six weeks before the wife was delivered." (U12.1652)|
A period ad for Neave's Food.
|I was surprised that Bloom would buy food for his unborn baby, then found out that Neave's was also marketed for pregnant and for nursing women. This ad is from the ILN (1899). Many of Neave's ads boasted that it was the choice of the Russian Imperial family.|
"- En ventre sa mere, says J.J. |
"- Do you call that a man? says the citizen.
- I wonder did he ever put it out of sight, says Joe.
- Well, there were two children born anyhow, says Jack Power.
- And who does he suspect? says the citizen.
Gob, there's many a true word spoken in jest. One of those mixed middlings he is." (U12.1653)
|"- A wolf in sheep's clothing, says the citizen. That's what he is. Virag from Hungary!" (U12.1666)|
|"And at the sound of the sacring bell, headed by a crucifer with acolytes, thurifers, boatbearers, readers, ostiarii, deacons and subdeacons, the blessed company drew nigh of mitred abbots and priors and guardians and monks and friars: the monks of Benedict of Spoleto," (U12.1676)|
"and therewith from Carmel mount" (U12.1682)|
Mount Carmel (from the Hebrew 'Karem El' = vineyards of God) is a coastal mountain range in then Palestine (now Israel) overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Jaffa (Haifa) is partially on Mt Carmel. Mt Carmel is mentioned in the Bible, and has since been considered a holy site. On it occured the miracles attending the competition between Baal and the Israelite God YHWH, after which the priests of Baal were put to death by the order of the prophet Elijah (1Kings 18).
|Tradition (undocumented) maintained that a community of Jewish hermits has lived on Mt Carmel ever since the time of Elijah.|
"the children of Elijah prophet led by Albert bishop" (U12.1683)|
The Carmelite order, a major Catholic order, was founded on Mt Carmel in the 12c. Prefixed to the 1281 Carmelite Constitution was this statement: "From the times when the prophet Elias (Elijah) and Eliseus dwelt devoutly on Mt Carmel, holy fathers both of the old and new Testament lived praiseworthy lives in holy penitence by the fountain of Elias in a holy succession uninterruptedly maintained."