The Messiah

In Lestrygonians Bloom sees a sign advertising the Mirus Bazaar "In aid of funds for Mercer's hospital" and thinks, "The Messiah was first given for that. Yes. Handel." He is correct. In Circe the oratorio's triumphant Hallelujah chorus turns on him, proclaiming him an enemy of the Christian faith.

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Drawing of the Musick Hall by an unknown artist, published in The Musical Times, December 1903, p. 799. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

The old Musick Hall on Fishamble Street, converted into an iron foundry by the time of this watercolor by Flora Mitchell. Source: Vanishing Dublin.