Having my way with Ulysses

Begone! The world is before you.

Slow in the hazy light I have been asking, Almost as a comfort, if the past Belonging to this now unhappy Adam Was nothing but a magic fantasy Of that God I dreamed. Now it is imprecise in memory, that lucid paradise, But I know it exists and will persist Though not for me. The unforgiving earth is my affliction, and the incestuous wars of Cains and Abels and their progeny. Nevertheless, it means much to have loved To have been happy, to have laid my hand on The living Garden, even for one day.12:20 am

In a hurry to get that ad.  Just need to run out to get that Keyes ad.  What’s that Lenehan is doing under the desk there?  Geometry?  Don’t want to trample him.  Bull in china.  I’m in a hurry.  Going now.  Better get going because I want to catch Keyes.  Got to go.  Let’s blow.  Breeze on out.  Ease on down the road.  Descend that staircase.  No time like the present.  Here I go.  I’ll take my coat and my leave.  Just run round to Dillons.  Mazurka round to Dillons.  Steal a march round to Dillons.  Ok?  Is that ok?  I’ll be right back.  Back in no time.  Fast as the wind.