The house that Jack built

Strains of the nursery rhyme The House that Jack Built sound twice in Oxen of the Sun. In his mocking rant against the church Stephen refers to "Peter Piscator who lives in the house that Jack built," and in the medley of anonymous voices at the end of the chapter someone calls the man in the macintosh a "Man all tattered and torn that married a maiden all forlorn.

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1905 drawing graph for the opening verses of The House that Jack Built. Source:

Poster made from an engraved print for the pantomime Harlequin and The House that Jack Built, produced at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, 1850-1851. Print is held in the Granger Historical Picture Archive, Brooklyn, New York. Source: