Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses/Scylla and Charybdis/189
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Entr'acte (French) a short, usually comic and musical, performance in the interval between two acts of a play or opera. Stephen anticipates that Mulligan's arrival will interrupt the serious discussion and precipitate a comic interlude.
Was Du verlachst wirst Du noch dienen (German) That which you deride you shall nevertheless serve. This phrase is usually glossed as a German proverb, but Joyce's source has not yet been identified.
Glo-o-ri-a in ex-cel-sis De-o (Latin) Glory to God in the highest. See 079.11. The musical quotation is taken from a Plainchant setting of the Gloria in the Liber Usualis for Missa IV, In Festis II Classis 1 (Mass IV, For Feasts of the Second Class, Number 1). 16 June is the feast of the French Jesuit St John Francis Regis.