Not least of the bewildering ways in which Proteus plunges the reader into the waves of Stephen's thoughts, with little connection to the dry land of plot, dialogue, and action, is its refusal to translate his kaleidoscopic multilingualism into English. Along with French and Italian, he thinks frequently in the church language of Latin, where he has an impressive command thanks to the rigorous Jesuit education in which he excelled. This note glosses five easily glossable phrases.

JH 2016


An American subpoena Duces Tecum. Source:

Score for chant opening the requiem mass, with phrase "ad te omnis caro veniet." Source:

Calvin and Hobbes. Source: