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Joyce’s Ulysses 2

Page 33 of the Borders edition of Ulysses that is a facsimile of the 1922 edition:

“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.”

And later, p. 36:

“– I just wanted to say, he said. Ireland, they say, has the honour of being the only country which never persecuted the jews. Do you know that? No. And do you know why?

“He frowned sternly on the bright air.

“– Why, sir, Stephen asked, beginning to smile.

“– Because she never let them in, Mr Deasy said solemnly.

“A coughball of laughter leaped from his throat dragging after it a rattling chain of phlegm. He turned back quickly, coughing, laughing, his lifted arms waving to the air.”

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