Nor avoice from afire
- nor a voice redffire → nor avoice from afire
- Joyce's letter to Harriet Shaw Weaver of 15 November 1926: "The flame of Christianity kindled by S. Patrick on Holy Saturday in defiance of royal order"
- a voice from afar → cf. bellowsed
- voice from a fire → Issy's voice transmitted down the chimney flue from her bedroom, which is directly above HCE's, as she and her alter ego converse together
- fire → St Brigid's flame → is there an allusion here to the zodiacal sign of Virgo?
- a fire → the fireplace in HCE's bedroom, linking this, the third of seven clauses in this paragraph, with Adam's (i.e. the Robert Adam's mantel), the third of seven elements in the first paragraph → the 3rd of 7 elements in a second circuit of HCE's bedroom
- avoice from afire → Both 'no voice from no fire' (cf. Greek prefix a- or an, 'not') and its opposite (cf. OE intensifier a- as in arise or awake)
- afire: on fire