James Joyce quote about drugs from Ulysses - Drugs age you after mental excitement. Lethargy then.
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Drugs age you after mental excitement. Lethargy then.
 James Joyce, Ulysses (1922). copy citation

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Author James Joyce
Source Ulysses
Topic drugs lethargy
Date 1922
Language English
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Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4300/4300-h/4300-h.htm

Context

“O, he can look it up in the prescriptions book.
The chemist turned back page after page. Sandy shrivelled smell he seems to have. Shrunken skull. And old. Quest for the philosopher's stone. The alchemists. Drugs age you after mental excitement. Lethargy then. Why? Reaction. A lifetime in a night. Gradually changes your character. Living all the day among herbs, ointments, disinfectants. All his alabaster lilypots. Mortar and pestle. Aq. Dist. fol.” source

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