Ulysses by James Joyce

Leopold Bloom Telemachus
Scylla and Charybdis
Wandering Rocks
Oxen of the Sun

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[Telemachus] [908] He capered before them down towards the forty-foot hole, fluttering his
[Telemachus] [921] --O, Haines said, you have heard it before?
[Telemachus] [967] A crazy queen, old and jealous. Kneel down before me.
[Telemachus] [976] Haines detached from his underlip some fibres of tobacco before he spoke.
[Telemachus] [1097] Mulligan erect, with joined hands before him, said solemnly:
[Nestor] [1544] union twenty years before O'Connell did or before the prelates of your
[Nestor] [1586] Stephen seated himself noiselessly before the princely presence.
[Nestor] [1644] He raised his forefinger and beat the air oldly before his voice spoke.
[Nestor] [1756] City Arms hotel. I asked him to lay my letter before the meeting. You see
[Proteus] [1816] was aware of them bodies before of them coloured. How? By knocking his
[Proteus] [1869] breath. They clasped and sundered, did the coupler's will. From before the
[Proteus] [2174] A bloated carcass of a dog lay lolled on bladderwrack. Before him the
[Proteus] [2389] said. Found drowned. High water at Dublin bar. Driving before it a loose
[Calypso] [2621] He halted before Dlugacz's window, staring at the hanks of sausages,
[Calypso] [2933] after death, that we lived before. They call it reincarnation. That we
[Calypso] [2934] all lived before on the earth thousands of years ago or some other
[Calypso] [2942] PHOTO BITS: Splendid masterpiece in art colours. Tea before you put milk
[Calypso] [2953] Her spoon ceased to stir up the sugar. She gazed straight before her,
[Calypso] [3058] Wants to go out. Wait before a door sometime it will open. Let her wait.
[Calypso] [3110] and stale cobwebs he undid his braces. Before sitting down he peered
[Lotus-Eaters] [3202] In Westland row he halted before the window of the Belfast and Oriental
[Lotus-Eaters] [3310] Mr Bloom gazed across the road at the outsider drawn up before the door
[Lotus-Eaters] [3453] London waited all the afternoon to get in. Year before I was born that
[Lotus-Eaters] [3524] not deny my request before my patience are exhausted. Then I will tell you
[Lotus-Eaters] [3668] an instant before it, showing a large grey bootsole from under the lace
[Lotus-Eaters] [3768] before. Still like you better untidy. Good job it wasn't farther south. He
[Lotus-Eaters] [3771] while before him and behind two worshippers dipped furtive hands in the
[Hades] [3994] roadway before the tenement houses, lurched round the corner and,
[Hades] [4176] Before my patience are exhausted.
[Hades] [4609] On the curbstone before Jimmy Geary, the sexton's, an old tramp sat,
[Hades] [4671] Coffin now. Got here before us, dead as he is. Horse looking round at it
[Hades] [4693] --I was in mortal agony with you talking of suicide before Bloom.
[Hades] [4775] light. The coffin lay on its bier before the chancel, four tall yellow
[Hades] [4817] were before you rested. It's all written down: he has to do it.
[Hades] [5010] Come out and live in the graveyard. Dangle that before her. It might
[Hades] [5178] So he was before he got the job in the morgue under Louis Byrne.
[Hades] [5314] surprised. Regular square feed for them. Flies come before he's well dead.
[Aeolus] [5378] Before Nelson's pillar trams slowed, shunted, changed trolley, started
[Aeolus] [5735] something I forgot. Just to see: before: dressing. No. Here. No.
[Aeolus] [5928] --Drink! the editor cried. No drinks served before mass.
[Aeolus] [6078] --Begone! he said. The world is before you.
[Aeolus] [6409] the Phoenix park, before you were born, I suppose. I'll show you.
[Aeolus] [6520] were up before the recorder ...
[Aeolus] [6650] Myles Crawford. Lenehan lit their cigarettes as before and took his
[Lestrygonians] [7168] out. What was it she wanted? The Malaga raisins. Thinking of Spain. Before
[Lestrygonians] [7339] port into his soup before the flag fell. Bobbob lapping it for the inner
[Lestrygonians] [7657] my babies, she said. The spoon of pap in her mouth before she fed
[Lestrygonians] [7664] Before the huge high door of the Irish house of parliament a flock of
[Lestrygonians] [7749] before it gets too cold. Halffed enthusiasts. Penny roll and a walk with
[Lestrygonians] [7816] Coming events cast their shadows before. With the approval of the eminent
[Lestrygonians] [7847] He crossed at Nassau street corner and stood before the window of
[Lestrygonians] [7909] him good. Where Pat Kinsella had his Harp theatre before Whitbred ran
[Lestrygonians] [8007] all before him, old chap picking his tootles. Slight spasm, full, chewing
[Lestrygonians] [8008] the cud. Before and after. Grace after meals. Look on this picture then on
[Lestrygonians] [8193] --For near a month, man, before it came off. Sucking duck eggs by God till
[Lestrygonians] [8228] Saint Amant a fortnight before.
[Lestrygonians] [8369] --It's not the wife anyhow, Nosey Flynn said. I met him the day before
[Lestrygonians] [8468] Tom Rochford spilt powder from a twisted paper into the water set before
[Lestrygonians] [8471] --That cursed dyspepsia, he said before drinking.
[Lestrygonians] [8578] line and saw again the dyeworks' van drawn up before Drago's. Where I saw
[Scylla and Charybdis] [8762] before his death.
[Scylla and Charybdis] [8988] the young player who stands before him beyond the rack of cerecloth,
[Scylla and Charybdis] [9065] ever. She died, for literature at least, before she was born.
[Scylla and Charybdis] [9283] is Hamlet you have a stern task before you.
[Scylla and Charybdis] [9411] --The soul has been before stricken mortally, a poison poured in the
[Scylla and Charybdis] [9652] blankets: WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR CAME BEFORE RICHARD III. And the gay
[Scylla and Charybdis] [10272] BEFORE MY THOUGHTS BEGIN TO RUN
[Scylla and Charybdis] [10374] A dark back went before them, step of a pard, down, out by the
[Wandering Rocks] [10405] crutches, growled some notes. He jerked short before the convent of the
[Wandering Rocks] [10643] Nones. He should have read that before lunch. But lady Maxwell had come.
[Wandering Rocks] [10838] H. E. L. Y.'S filed before him, tallwhitehatted, past Tangier lane,
[Wandering Rocks] [11002] original jews' temple was here too before they built their synagogue over
[Wandering Rocks] [11003] in Adelaide road. You were never here before, Jack, were you?
[Wandering Rocks] [11075] --No, Ned Lambert gasped, I caught a ... cold night before ... blast
[Wandering Rocks] [11076] your soul ... night before last ... and there was a hell of a lot of
[Wandering Rocks] [11225] morning after the night before. Coming home it was a gorgeous winter's
[Wandering Rocks] [11515] Mr Kernan halted and preened himself before the sloping mirror of Peter
[Wandering Rocks] [11657] Who has passed here before me? How to soften chapped hands. Recipe for
[Wandering Rocks] [11851] Conmee and laid the whole case before him.
[Wandering Rocks] [11959] before his cool unfriendly eyes, not quickly. In saddles of the leaders,
[Wandering Rocks] [12062] stickumbrelladustcoat dangling, shunned the lamp before Mr Law Smith's
[Wandering Rocks] [12119] for science was Jem Corbet before Fitzsimons knocked the stuffings out of
[Sirens] [13032] He ambled Dollard, bulky slops, before them (hold that fellow with
[Sirens] [13140] Pat served, uncovered dishes. Leopold cut liverslices. As said before he
[Sirens] [13207] Bloom ate liv as said before. Clean here at least. That chap in the
[Sirens] [13383] at mirror always before she answers the door. The hall. There? How do you?
[Sirens] [13483] Blazes Boylan's smart tan shoes creaked on the barfloor, said before.
[Sirens] [13485] reverend father Theobald Mathew, jaunted, as said before just now. Atrot,
[Sirens] [13784] Maybe now. Before.
[Sirens] [13972] The chords consented. Very sad thing. But had to be. Get out before
[Sirens] [14182] glasses all, brighteyed and gallant, before bronze Lydia's tempting
[Cyclops] [14497] --I saw him before I met you, says I, sloping around by Pill lane and
[Cyclops] [14712] out of the interment arrangements. Before departing he requested that it
[Cyclops] [14935] by our side and the foes we hate before us.
[Cyclops] [14955] NIGHT BEFORE LARRY WAS STRETCHED in their usual mirth-provoking fashion.
[Cyclops] [15105] down his throat till the Lord would call him before you'd ever
[Cyclops] [15338] possession of the evidence produced before a committee of the whole house.
[Cyclops] [15569] him before a judge and jury.
[Cyclops] [15674] sir, come up before me and ask me to make an order! A poor hardworking
[Cyclops] [15918] Spain and the French and with the Flemings before those mongrels were
[Cyclops] [16308] mouseabout. Mr Bloom with his argol bargol. And his old fellow before him
[Cyclops] [16415] --O, by God, says Ned, you should have seen Bloom before that son of his
[Cyclops] [16417] tin of Neave's food six weeks before the wife was delivered.
[Nausicaa] [16992] too much because she knew how to cry nicely before the mirror. You are
[Nausicaa] [17042] selves and before he went out to business he would give his dear little
[Nausicaa] [17099] after the storms of this weary world, kneeling before the feet of
[Nausicaa] [17335] of George's street on the Tuesday, no the Monday before Easter and there
[Nausicaa] [17344] fortnight before like a rag on her back and a bit of her petticoat hanging
[Nausicaa] [17348] its sweetness. You would have to travel many a long mile before you found
[Nausicaa] [17576] do the other thing before being married and there ought to be
[Nausicaa] [17601] half offered like those skirtdancers behaving so immodest before gentlemen
[Nausicaa] [17616] stands silent, with bowed head before those young guileless eyes. What a
[Nausicaa] [17815] old she was in front of Molly's dressingtable, just before we left Lombard
[Nausicaa] [17897] Wonder how is she feeling in that region. Shame all put on before
[Nausicaa] [17914] wearing her black and it had the perfume of the time before. Good
[Nausicaa] [17959] Here's this nobleman passed before. Blown in from the bay. Just went
[Nausicaa] [18019] Molly too. Eightyseven that was. Year before we. And the old major,
[Oxen of the Sun] [18320] Before born bliss babe had. Within womb won he worship. Whatever
[Oxen of the Sun] [18482] now was trespassed out of this world and the self night next before her
[Oxen of the Sun] [18656] before me that thou didst spurn me for a merchant of jalaps and didst
[Oxen of the Sun] [18702] mark and shrank together and his pitch that was before so haught uplift
[Oxen of the Sun] [18785] street a swash of water flowing that was before bonedry and not one chair
[Oxen of the Sun] [18867] greasy hoggets and wether wool, having been some years before actuary for
[Oxen of the Sun] [18887] What for that, says Mr Dixon, but before he came over farmer Nicholas
[Oxen of the Sun] [19097] Kitty told me today that she would dance in a deluge before ever she
[Oxen of the Sun] [19334] scene before them. The secret panel beside the chimney slid back and in
[Oxen of the Sun] [19386] before. But hey, presto, the mirror is breathed on and the young
[Oxen of the Sun] [19441] Francis was reminding Stephen of years before when they had been at
[Oxen of the Sun] [19546] of Madden. The chair of the resident indeed stood vacant before the
[Oxen of the Sun] [19656] very very happy. Those who have passed on, who have gone before, are
[Oxen of the Sun] [19701] The stranger still regarded on the face before him a slow recession of
[Oxen of the Sun] [19731] ago. But as before the lightning the serried stormclouds, heavy with
[Oxen of the Sun] [19846] boil! My tipple. MERCI. Here's to us. How's that? Leg before wicket.
[Circe] [20365] a virgin in the flash houses. Ten shillings. Don't be all night before
[Circe] [21023] not accessory before the act and prosecutrix has not been tampered with.
[Circe] [21432] BLOOM: (AS BEFORE) Rarely smoke, dear. Cigar now and then. Childish
[Circe] [21443] before another person whose name I forget brought the food. Suicide.
[Circe] [22690] SAS AGAPO. Have a notion I was here before. When was it not Atkinson his
[Circe] [22898] ZOE: (TEARS OPEN THE SILVERFOIL) Fingers was made before forks. (SHE
[Circe] [22965] before? Was then she him you us since knew? Am all them and the same now
[Circe] [22977] unposted letter bearing the extra regulation fee before the too late box
[Circe] [23006] I knelt once before today. Ah!
[Circe] [23065] Footstool! Feel my entire weight. Bow, bondslave, before the throne of
[Circe] [23147] prayed before. (HE THRUSTS OUT A FIGGED FIST AND FOUL CIGAR) Here, kiss
[Circe] [23157] before you.
[Circe] [23292] they come here the night before the wedding to fondle my new attraction
[Circe] [23475] BLOOM: (LIFTS A TURTLE HEAD TOWARDS HER LAP) We have met before. On
[Circe] [23875] STEPHEN: (HANDS HIM ALL HIS COINS) Be just before you are generous.
[Circe] [23880] STEPHEN: Why striking eleven? Proparoxyton. Moment before the next
[Circe] [24123] ZOE: Before you're twice married and once a widower.
[Circe] [25142] BLOOM: (RUNS TO STEPHEN) Come along with me now before worse happens.
[Eumeus] [25476] court next day before Mr Tobias or, he being the solicitor rather, old
[Eumeus] [25513] happened before but it cost him no small effort before he remembered that
[Eumeus] [25628] the night before last and fined ten bob for a drunk and disorderly and
[Eumeus] [25767] before, the former having previously whispered to the latter a few hints
[Eumeus] [25786] some appreciable time before transferring his rapt attention to the
[Eumeus] [26109] snapped the blade to and stowed the weapon in question away as before in
[Eumeus] [26153] Our SOI-DISANT sailor munched heavily awhile hungrily before answering:
[Eumeus] [26241] of before.
[Eumeus] [26319] and concentrate and remember before he could say:
[Eumeus] [26336] believe it was before his time Galileo was the man, I mean, and the same
[Eumeus] [26547] dictates of humanity knowing him before shifted about and shuffled in his
[Eumeus] [26548] box before composing his limbs again in to the arms of Morpheus, a truly
[Eumeus] [26699] Erin and so on. Then as for the other he had heard not so long before the
[Eumeus] [26849] number of years before under their veneer in a way scarcely intended by
[Eumeus] [26978] died of it amid widespread regret before a fortnight was at an end or
[Eumeus] [26981] before there was absolutely no clue as to his whereabouts which were
[Eumeus] [27090] means, I never heard that rumour before. Possible, especially there, it
[Eumeus] [27266] --The day before yesterday, Stephen said, improving on himself.
[Ithaca] [27652] disparate, at relaxed walking pace they crossed both the circus before
[Ithaca] [27720] 1886, 1888, 1892, 1893, 1904 did Bloom make before their arrival at their
[Ithaca] [27749] What were then the alternatives before the, premeditatedly (respectively)
[Ithaca] [28222] 16 years before in 1888 when Bloom was of Stephen's present age Stephen
[Ithaca] [28296] deafness: the younger, her lamp of colza oil before the statue of the
[Ithaca] [29145] constellations some years before or after the birth or death of other
[Ithaca] [29161] present before its probable spectators had entered actual present
[Ithaca] [29438] dwarf tree regarded the upright back of the embalmed owl. Before the
[Ithaca] [29945] recollection of the past when practised habitually before retiring for
[Ithaca] [30015] before, during and after 2 months' consecutive use of Sandow-Whiteley's
[Ithaca] [30316] What past consecutive causes, before rising preapprehended, of
[Ithaca] [30317] accumulated fatigue did Bloom, before rising, silently recapitulate?
[Penelope] [30700] Yes because he never did a thing like that before as ask to get his
[Penelope] [30746] only knew him as well as I do yes because the day before yesterday he was
[Penelope] [30754] that I care two straws now who he does it with or knew before that way
[Penelope] [30906] flour in any case I let out too much the night before talking of dreams
[Penelope] [30915] though he was too beautiful for a man and he was a little before we got
[Penelope] [30947] asked him hed say its from the Greek leave us as wise as we were before
[Penelope] [30953] noticed at once even before he was introduced when I was in the D B C
[Penelope] [30979] face before somewhere I noticed him when I was tasting the butter so I
[Penelope] [31001] he saw me from behind following in the rain I saw him before he saw me
[Penelope] [31117] things I must buy a mothball like I had before to keep in the drawer with
[Penelope] [31195] and was full of it pity I only got to know her the day before we left and
[Penelope] [31275] meadero I tried to draw a picture of it before I tore it up like a
[Penelope] [31328] heat there before the levanter came on black as night and the glare of
[Penelope] [31406] consul that was there from before the flood dressed up poor man and he in
[Penelope] [31506] said on the black water but it was too short then the day before he left
[Penelope] [31555] knows what I did with her beloved husband before he ever dreamt of her in
[Penelope] [31694] flannel trousers Id like to have tattered them down off him before all
[Penelope] [31749] and carelessness before she left that I got that little Italian boy to
[Penelope] [31771] windowsill before all the people passing they all look at her like me
[Penelope] [31810] how was it there was a weed in the tea or I didnt sleep the night before
[Penelope] [31892] doctor only it would be like before I married him when I had that white
[Penelope] [32061] young stranger neither dark nor fair you met before I thought it meant
[Penelope] [32120] his shoes and trousers there on the chair before me so barefaced without
[Penelope] [32148] still can I its a wonder Im not an old shrivelled hag before my time
[Penelope] [32153] us the same 2 lumps of lard before ever Id do that to a man pfooh the
[Penelope] [32324] who was the first person in the universe before there was anybody that