It was then queried whether there were any special desires on the part of the defunct and the reply was: We greet you, friends of earth, who are still in the body.
But, leaving that for the moment, how much did you part with, he queried, if I am not too inquisitive?
—And what’s the number for? loafer number two queried.
—Am I right, skipper? he queried of the sailor, now returning after his private potation and the rest of his exertions.
—What belongs, queried Mr Bloom bending, fancying he was perhaps under some misapprehension.
—Are you bad in the eyes? the sympathetic personage like the townclerk queried.
—What age is he? queried one hearer who, by the way, seen from the side, bore a distant resemblance to Henry Campbell, the townclerk, away from the carking cares of office, unwashed of course and in a seedy getup and a strong suspicion of nosepaint about the nasal appendage.
Stephen, in reply to a politely put query, said he didn’t sing it but launched out into praises of Shakespeare’s songs, at least of in or about that period, the lutenist Dowland who lived in Fetter lane near Gerard the herbalist, who anno ludendo hausi, Doulandus, an instrument he was contemplating purchasing from Mr Arnold Dolmetsch, whom B. did not quite recall though the name certainly sounded familiar, for sixtyfive guineas and Farnaby and son with their dux and comes conceits andů