Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses/Telemachus/009
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009.13 Sassenach "Sassenach" is a Gàidhlig loanword, denoting "Saxon." It bears a disparaging meaning, and is often used in jest.
009.20-22 And no more . . . brazen cars These words are from a poem by William Butler Yeats titled Who Goes with Fergus.  In the following paragraph, 'Woodshadows' and 'white breast of the dim sea' also refer to this poem. Joyce repeatedly quotes poems by Yeats, perhaps to reinforce his statement about the cracked mirror as "a symbol of Irish art" on page 007.02.