How foolish his aim had been! He had tried to build a break-water of order and elegance against the sordid tide of life without him and to dam up, by rules of conduct and active interest and new filial relations, the powerful recurrence of the tides within him. --I walked bang into him, said Mr Dedalus for the fourth time, just at the corner of the square. Something, however, may be effected by the means which they have placed in my hands. I can hear again, as I write, the intense hush in which the sounds of evening dropped.