Well, folks, I just ran across this image on Wikipedia, and then I spotted the one thing that perfectly goes with it. The Dubliners singing the "Ballad of Pierce O'Reilley".
Perfect for Easter!
Here's the passage we just read about HCE, who is a sort of slumbrous background presence during the childer's games. (Don't forget they are his children and thus his offshoots.) I added a few notes of a couple of things I found and line numbers...I know I am a meeting behind here, but the egg made me do it.
HUMP (Mr Makeall Gone
[yes, close your eyes, this is the sort of thing Bishop loves]
, read the sayings from Laxdalesaga [Of Ketill Flatnose and his Descendants, 9th Century A.D, Jorunn, "Men's Wit-breaker," ...one ofKetill's daughters. She was the mother of Ketill the Finn] 24
in the programme about King Ericus of Schweden [Swedes believed a miracle occurred at Eric's death: a fountain was said to have sprung from the earth where the king's head fell after being chopped off.] and the spirit's 25
whispers in his magical helmet, cap-a-pipe with watch and top- 26
per, coat, crest and supporters, the cause of all our grievances, 27
the whirl, the flash and the trouble[the world, the flesh and the devil], who, having partially re- 28
covered from a recent impeachment [ or im-poach-ment] due to egg everlasting, but 29
throughandthoroughly proconverted, propounded for cyclo- 30
logical [subconscious, sleep, logic of Vico], is, studding [stuttering(Cad with Pipe), scudding, setting] sail once more [of course, everynightly Vico cycle] , jibsheets [need I point out that every time he is the piratical Danish rover the sheets are also teh bedsheets?] and royals, [later on he'll be three sheets to the wind...]