Gibraltar: The Embattled Rock

. . . I love to see a regiment pass in review the first time I saw the Spanish cavalry at La Roque it was lovely after looking across the bay from Algeciras all the lights of the rock like fireflies or those sham battles on the 15 acres the Black Watch with their kilts in time at the march ast the 10th hussars the prince of Wales own or the lancers O the lancers they're grand . . .

So mused Molly Tweedy Bloom in her celebrated life-affirming soliloquy, which closes James Joyce's Ulysses. Probably the most famous citizen...

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