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    That's true. The examples of mitre 2 'bevel at...

    That's true. The examples of mitre 2 'bevel at the corners' are of a later date.

    But that may be a coincidence.

    And even if the earlier appearance of mitre 1 'bishop's headgear' in the...
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    EXACTLY. If the napkins are mitred by the house...

    EXACTLY. If the napkins are mitred by the house servant, that could also mean merely folding and producing angles of 45 degrees. So if Bald Pat mitres the napkins, only this one first step might be...
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    Thank you, too. Yes, that is a mitre quite...

    Thank you, too.

    Yes, that is a mitre quite similar to the one I found on my plate when I went out for lunch on Whitsun (the Whitsun one was made of paper, but certainly it would be possible to...
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    THANK YOU! That is very good. I suppose,...

    THANK YOU!



    That is very good. I suppose, it means that Bald Pat has a pack of ironed napkins there, all square in form, and then he folds them into the typical napkin-triangle, so that they...
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    Sticky: Thank you. May be you know the answer?

    Thank you. May be you know the answer?
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    What is Bald Pat doing to the napkins?

    The episode is "Sirens" (episode 11 of Joyce's Ulysses, 1904)

    After Leopold Bloom has had his dinner in Ormond Hotel and has completed his pseudonymous love letter to "Martha", he wants to pay and...
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    Sticky: Hi everybody. I am an Anglist from Wuerzburg...

    Hi everybody.

    I am an Anglist from Wuerzburg (Germany). Rereading Episode 11 of Ulysses (Sirens) I wanted to ask a question about the deaf waiter Bald Pat, which I shall do in an appropriate forum...
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