Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses/Sirens/247

Annotations edit

Is that her? ... yes, sitting with his ex     Is that Lady Dudley? ... yes, sitting with her husband, his excellency the Lord Lieutenant, William Humble Ward, Earl of Dudley. See 242.03.

eau de Nil     (French) water of the Nile.[1] Eau de Nil is the name of a pale yellowish green colour. Here it refers to the colour of the Lord Lieutenant's uniform, contrasted with Lady Dudley's pearl grey dress.

beau     (French) boyfriend; male lover.

References edit

  1. Gifford (1988) 295.
Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses
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