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The Days Beyond Recall

Once in the dear dead days beyond recall,When on the world the mist began to fall,Out of the dreams that rose in happy throngin our hearts sang an old sweet song;in the disk where fell the fire light gleam,Softly it wove itself into our dream.

The Days Beyond Recall

Once in the dear dead days beyond recallWhen on the world the mists began to fall,Out of the dreams that rose in happy throng,Low to our hearts love sang an old sweet song.And in the dusk where fell the firelight gleamSoftly it wove itself into our dream.

In Penelope Molly hears a long train whistle whose "frseeeeeeeefronnnng" makes her think of "the end of Loves old sweeeetsonnnng." She is thinking of the last two syllables of the chorus: "sweet," given two simple eighth notes in the score, often lends itself to melismatic elaboration, and "song" occupies the space of a whole note. Later she hears the train again and thinks of the song in more detail: "Frseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeefrong that train again weeping tone once in the dear deaead days beyond recall close my eyes breath my lips forward kiss sad look eyes open piano ere oer the world the mists began I hate that istsbeg comes loves sweet sooooooooooong Ill let that out full when I get in front of the footlights again."And shortly afterward she thinks of the song a third time: "comes looooves old deep down chin back not too much make it double."

In these latter two passages Molly thinks about how she will perform the piece: the emotion she can communicate about "days beyond recall" with her eyes and her lips, the piano dynamics she must maintain through the phrase "ere o'er the world," the deep vowel sounds she can produce in "love's old" by keeping her chin back, the "weeping tone" she can get by doubling the single syllable of "dead" into "deaead" over the course of a quarter note, the difficulty of articulating all the clustered consonants of "mists began" ("istsbeg"), the extended whole note of the final "song" (in the 3/4 time signature of the sheet music, a dotted half note tied to a quarter note with a fermata). Molly is an artist. Elsewhere she thinks of aesthetic choices that two male singers have made in performing another popular song of the 19th century, approving of Simon Dedalus' natural articulation and scorning Bartell Darcy's pompous artificiality.

The first edition in 1922 contained what would seem to be one more literary imitation of musical effects: "days beyond recall" was printed as "days beyondre call." This typography was corrected in the Odyssey Press editions, but the Gabler edition restores it. Tempting as it is to find one more inventive deployment of language in the passage, my online text assumes that the editors of the 1930s knew what they were doing, because the short "re" seems to belong as firmly to its "call" as "be" does to its "yond." The song gives these two words a very natural musical expression, converting the iambs (be-YOND re-CALL) into a simple dotted rhythm (short-LONG short-LONG). If there is anything in the music corresponding to "beyondre," I cannot hear it.

Once in the dear dead days beyond recall,When on the world the mists began to fall,Out of the dreams that rose in happy throngLow to our hearts Love sang an old sweet song;And in the dusk where fell the firelight gleam,Softly it wove itself into our dream.

"MRS BREEN The dear dead days beyond recall. Love's old sweet song.BLOOM (Meaningfully dropping his voice.) I confess I'm teapot with curiosity to find out whether some person's something is a little teapot at present." (U15.454)

Once in the dear dead days beyond recall, an out-of-town visitor was being shown the wonders of the New York financial district. When the party arrived at the Battery, one of his guides indicated some handsome ships riding at anchor.

The lesson is that, when it comes to money, we find it hard to stay on the straight and narrow (get home to Ithaca) without some sort of commitment device. We spend frivolously, fail to put aside enough for rainy days and retirement, pay too much attention to the daily fluctuations of the stock market, etc.

"Once in the dear dead days beyond recall, an out-of-town visitor was being shown the wonders of the New York financial district. When the party arrived at the Battery, one of his guides indicated some handsome ships riding at anchor. He said, 'look, those are the bankers' and brokers' yachts.'"

"There are also several thousand burglars extant, all of whom refer to themselves these days as investment counsel. This is not the fault of the bona fide investment counsel; it is no doubt a subtle compliment to them. Some of these other gentry allocate the funds between themselves and their clients in the ancient classic manner, i.e. at the close of the day's business they take all the money and throw it up in the air. Everything that sticks to the ceiling belongs to the clients."

The night Judy Price got shot with her own gun she'd been walking her dog on a ridge above the Rio Grande. It was two days before Thanksgiving in 2009. As she and her fluffy Samoyed set off into her Albuquerque, New Mexico, neighborhood of flat-roofed homes and rock landscaping, Price carried her semiautomatic pistol against her belly.

Even when a gun manufacturer receives customer complaints like Price's, there's no threat of a government enforced recall hanging over its head. As the United States grapples with a rash of mass shootings and calls for tighter limits on gun purchases, another, lesser-known dynamic effectively shelters gun manufacturers from government oversight: Under decades-old legislation, Congress has consistently adopted positions championed by the gun lobby and the National Rifle Association, writing special provisions that effectively exempt firearms from regulation by consumer watchdog agencies.

In mid-December, the Violence Policy Center listed more than 40 safety alerts and recall notices from 13 gun manufacturers, including Winchester Repeating Arms, Smith & Wesson, and Sturm, Ruger & Co. Experts can't pinpoint the exact number of deaths and injuries from defective firearms, because there is no national data that tracks it. But there were 215,422 non-fatal injuries from unintentional gunshots between 2001 and 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During that same period, 8,383 people died from unintentional shootings.

The absence of safety regulations raises the stakes for plaintiff's lawyers. Carter's lawsuit prompted one of just two proposed class action settlements in which a gun manufacturer has agreed to effectively recall its firearms. Under a separate pending settlement between gun owners and Remington Arms, the company said it would fix more than 7 million guns, following dozens of personal-injury lawsuits over the past quarter century.

Last year, nearly 10 percent of cars on the road were recalled, up from just 4 percent in 1990. Some observers suggest that Detroit's lawyers are just becoming more cautious. But others attribute the trend at least partly to faster rollout of new models.

While the recalls may not indicate a rise in serious safety problems - indeed, customer satisfaction continues to rise - the drive to get more-complex vehicles out quickly has caused more glitches as drivers become field testers for new-model cars. At many companies, "Job No. 1 is putting out a couple hundred thousand units a year to generate the revenue to create the next generation, more-reliable product," says Tom Warren of Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina. "[Companies] are not going to overinvest and make it twice as reliable as the competitor's product if it takes an extra six months."

That said, the rise in recalls hints at some deeper problems, experts say. While some point simply to skittish legal departments, others note the high levels of overtime auto workers are putting in, suggesting that tired employees are more likely to make mistakes. Others say the growing complexity of new cars makes it hard for automakers to get it right the first time.

"In the software industry, there's an awful lot of temptation these days to put products out with lots of known bugs, because you know six months from now that there's going to be a new product out there that solves at least some of the bugs," says Mr. Warren of Research Triangle Institute. "As long as there are no safety issues involved, you can take care of it through service."

The Dodge Neon, for example, had several problems when it first came out that were subsequently fixed, Mr. Ditlow says. The Ford Aerostar endured several recalls in its first year as the manufacturer worked to get its product right.

Firestone, which acted more slowly, has endured more criticism. Tuesday, congressional investigators announced they have found new evidence the tiremaker knew about tread-separation problems as early as 1996, when eight of 18 tires taken off the production line failed speed tests. The same day, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has received 800 more complaints about the recalled Firestone tires.

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The exhibit has a life-size model of queues at state-owned shops, and displays of what were regarded as luxuries: a French-made bicycle, an electric fan, a bar of scented Camay soap. In those days, Soviet laundry detergent sometimes served for bath suds.

MADISON, Wisconsin: Voters head to the polls tomorrow in Wisconsin to determine whether six incumbent Republican senators will survive recall attempts. Polls will be open from 7am-8pm CST. Ballotpedia will display results here as they become available.

With total spending for the recalls estimated to be at $40 million, campaign spending records are being broken left and right. Five of the nine races have already beat the state legislative race record of $3 million, set back in 2000. According to Mike McCabe, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, "Candidates are barely being heard from. They're being outspent on the order of 5-1 by interest groups that have a near monopoly on campaign spending."[8] As of August 5, 31 registered interest groups have spent about $13.2 million while McCabe estimates spending by unregistered groups has eclipsed the $13 million mark.[9] 350c69d7ab


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