Quotation by James Joyce

The jews in the wilderness and on the mountaintop said: it is meet to be here. Let us build an altar to Jehovah. The Roman, like the Englishman who follows in his footsteps, brought to every new shore on which he set his foot (on our shore he never set it) only his cloacal obsession. He gazed about him in his toga and he said: It is meet to be here. Let us construct a watercloset.
James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 7, "Aeolus," The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986).

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