Lycidas

Phrases from John Milton's pastoral elegy Lycidas (1637) sound in many parts of Ulysses. The earlier references (in Nestor, Proteus, and Scylla and Charybdis) connect to Stephen's fear of water, while later ones (in Cyclops and Eumaeus) echo the poem's setting in forests and pastures.

JH 2018

Edward King by Salvatore Tagliarino. Source: www.twickenhampress.com.

Lycidas, 1820 painting by Henry Fuseli. Source: miltonrevealed.berkeley.edu.

Samuel Palmer, illustration to Milton's Lycidas, date unknown (1860s?). Source: www.mutualart.com.