Ulysses chapter two-- Nestor

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-- Jorn (jorn@mcs.com), October 21, 1999


"Across the page the symbols moved in grave morrice, in the mummery of their letters, wearing quaint caps of squares and cubes. Give hands, traverse, bow to partner: so: imps of fancy of the Moors. Gone too from the world, Averroes and Moses Maimonides, dark men in mien and movement, flashing in their mocking mirrors the obscure soul of the world, a darkness shining in brightness which brightness could not comprehend."

I think the above is some kind of puzzle. Joyce must have expressed some equation with actual figures and symbols by the above. However, I can only guess that "Give hands" must be "="(equal). Can you help me to solve the puzzle?

Mikio Kawai

-- Mikio Kawai (kawai@erc-info.com), July 09, 2001.

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