FOOTNOTES:

1. NOTHANDLE: Schutte relates nothandle to onehandled adulterer


2. "MET HIM WHAT." HE ASKED: As Hugh Kenner pointed out, Bloom is repeating a speech by Molly not given in the text, her first attempt to pronounce metempsychosis syllable by syllable. Her initial utterance probably resembled the paraphrase frequently recalled in the text, met him pike hoses. In addition, Molly's implied mispronunciation may be the point of departure for Bloom's odd mispronunciation, metamspychosis, later in this scene (see also below, note 4).

met appears 165 times in Ulysses.

Bloom repeats eight times some form of Molly's apparent paraphrase of metempsychosis as met him pike hoses :

Ulysses
4 :336 -- Met him what? he asked.
8 :112 parallax. Met him pike hoses she called it till I told her about the
8 :1148 for sins you did in a past life the reincarnation met him pike hoses. Dear,
11 :500 Mrs Marion. Met him pike hoses. Smell of burn. Of Paul de Kock.
11 :1062 man the tune. Met him pike hoses. Philosophy. O rocks!
11 :1188 Mady, with sweets of sin with frillies for Raoul with met him pike hoses
16 :1473 Ruby with met him pike hoses ( sic ) in it which must have fell down
17 :686 or by false analogy or by both: metempsychosis ( met him pike hoses), alias

But when Molly herself recalls I asked him about that word met something with hoses in it and he came out with some jawbreakers about the incarnation (18: 565-66), she seems to be re-quoting Bloom, not repeating herself.



3. METEMPSYCHOSIS: a major motif, device, and subject in Ulysses, too elaborate to more than summarize here ... See Gilbert, Thornton, kabbalah, Mme Blavatsky, AE, Yeats... [ADD LINKS]

metempsychosis appears 10 times in Ulysses:

Ulysses
4 :339 -- Metempsychosis?
4 :341 -- Metempsychosis, he said, frowning. It's Greek: from the Greek. That
4 :367 remind her of the word: metempsychosis. An example would be better. An
4 :375 -- Metempsychosis, he said, is what the ancient Greeks called it. They used
13 :1118 tree, so blind. Have birds no smell? Metempsychosis. They believed you
14 :897 the guest with himself, the wonderfully unequal faculty of metempsychosis
14 :1100 of metempsychosis, it is she, the everlasting bride, harbinger of the daystar,
15 :1226 By metempsychosis. Spooks.
15 :1706 Venus Metempsychosis, and plaster figures, also naked, representing
17 :686 or by false analogy or by both: metempsychosis (met him pike hoses), alias

RUBY: Bloom comes close to describing the illustration and caption in Amye Reade's actual Ruby.

Ruby appears 18 times in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake:

Ulysses
4 :346 smudged pages. Ruby: the Pride of the Ring. Hello. Illustration. Fierce
4 :347 Italian with carriagewhip. Must be Ruby pride of the on the floor naked.
10 :811 hips, on her gross belly flapping a ruby egg.
12 :340 luminosity of ruby light became gradually visible, the apparition of the
14 :1108 a myriad metamorphoses of symbol, it blazes, Alpha, a ruby and triangled
15 :468 this hand, carefully, slowly. (tenderly, as he slips on her finger a ruby ring)
15 :716 Mademoiselle Ruby, the pride of the ring.
15 :1490 (Bloom assumes a mantle of cloth of gold and puts on a ruby ring.
15 :2967 you understand, Ruby Cohen? and don the shot silk luxuriously rustling
15 :3067 and a dishclout tied to your tail. Won't that be nice? (he places a ruby ring
15 :3077 Miss Ruby, and spank your bare bot right well, miss, with the hairbrush.
15 :4965 He has a delicate mauve face. On his suit he has diamond and ruby
16 :1473 Ruby with met him pike hoses ( sic ) in it which must have fell down
17 :1530 comfortable lounge settees and corner fitments, upholstered in ruby plush
18 :493 Ruby and Fair Tyrants he brought me that twice I remember when I came

Finnegans Wake

vi:156 the Mookse nobily, for par the unicum of Elelijiacks, Us am in Our stabulary and that is what Ruby and Roby fall for, blissim. The Pills, the Nasal Wash (Yardly's), the Army Man Cut, as british as
ii:440 maid, thou dust art powder but Cinderella thou must return (what are you robbing her sleeve for, Ruby? And pull in your tongue, Polly!). Cog that out of your teen times, everyone. The lad who brooks
iii:494 the flabberghosted farmament and bump where the camel got the needle. Talk about iridecencies! Ruby and beryl and chrysolite, jade, sapphire, jasper und lazul. -- Orca Bellona! Heavencry at
METAMSPYCHOSIS: Gabler's restoration of metamspychosis [1922,1927] as Bloom's possible bridge from metempsychosis to the pronunciation remembered afterwards as met him pike hoses presents us with an unsolved problem.

Bloom's thoughts telescope two sentences, producing an accidental metaphor: To bone acrobats young so they metempsychosis (or metamspychosis) is to overcome their fear of heights so they can be trained to fly, an Ovidian metamorphosis of human into a flying animal. It is possible to to force a Wakean reading here, me-tam-spy-chosis being Joyce's possible multiple overlay of metam-orphosis upon metem-psychosis to which has been added Molly's possible of the silent p in ps, transposed to sp:

Normal:metempsychosismetemsyekosis
Bloom:metamspychosismetamspyckosis
Molly: methimpikehoses

Unfortunately neither of the resulting puns -- tam for tim and spy or spike for sy -- seems particularly meaningful.