02-02-2014, 09:55 AM
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The author James Joyce was born on this date in 1882. From Ulysses:

What advantages attended shaving by night? A softer beard: a softer brush if intentionally allowed to remain from shave to shave in its agglutinated lather: a softer skin if unexpectedly encountering female acquaintances in remote places at incustomary hours: quiet reflections upon the course of the day: a cleaner sensation when awaking after a fresher sleep since matutinal noises, premonitions and perturbations, a clattered milkcan, a postman's double knock, a paper read, reread while lathering, relathering the same spot, a shock, a shoot, with thought of aught he sought thought fraught with nought might cause a faster rate of shaving and a nick on which incision plaster with precision cut and humected and applied adhered which was to be done.

Joyce and his publisher Sylvia Beach at her bookshop, Shakespeare & Co.
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 02-02-2014, 12:15 PM
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Another lovely tidbit, John!

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 02-02-2014, 01:19 PM
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wonderful photo. thank you john.

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 02-02-2014, 01:28 PM
  • Elendil
  • Raggedy man, good night
  • The snow's back.
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I will gladly be stately, plump Buck Mulligan for the day.

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