Misty morning

"A misty English morning the imp hypostasis tickled his brain": strangely, Stephen pairs a most abstruse thought (how Occam imagined that Christ's body could be simultaneously present in different wafers) with a bit of a nursery rhyme from Mother Goose. This incongruous intrusion of a popular ditty in Proteus resembles another in Hades.

JH 2017

Illustration of the nursery rhyme by English artist Walter Crane (1845-1915), from an unknown book. Source: www.mamalisa.com.