Butterly (Gogarty, 1937)

1.527. Oliver St. John Gogarty, As I Was Going Down Sackville Street: A Phantasy in Fact, (London: Rich & Cowan, Ltd., 1937), p. 65. BL 010821.ff.38

An extract from Oliver St. J. Gogarty, As I Was Going Down Sackville Street (1937).

Gogarty records an encounter with Butterly in terms which recall the line from ‘Telemachus’, suggesting that Joyce was recalling a particular verbal formula that Gogarty may have used with some frequency:

Going forth, I met Butterly, a spruce little barrister with a large red face who always seemed to be leaving in a hurry, though no one knew where he went or where he slept.