Peregrination

Etymology: 1528, from O.Fr. peregrination  (12c.), from L. peregrinationem  (nom. peregrinatio ) “a journey,” from peregrinatus,  pp. of peregrinari  “to journey or travel abroad,” from peregrinus  “from foreign parts, foreigner,” from peregre  “abroad,” properly “that found outside Roman territory,” from per-  (q.v.) + agri,  loc. of ager  “field, territory, land, country”.
peregrination. (n.d.). Online Etymology Dictionary.

“Would the departed never nowhere nohow reappear?

Ever he would wander, selfcompelled, to the extreme limit of his cometary orbit, beyond the fixed stars and variable suns and telescopic planets, astronomical waifs and strays, to the extreme boundary of space, passing from land to land, among peoples, amid events. Somewhere imperceptibly he would hear and somehow reluctantly, suncompelled, obey the summons of recall. Whence, disappearing from the constellation of the Northern Crown he would somehow reappear reborn above delta in the constellation of Cassiopeia and after incalculable eons of peregrination return an estranged avenger, a wreaker of justice on malefactors, a dark crusader, a sleeper awakened, with financial resources (by supposition) surpassing those of Rothschild or the silver king.”

→ James Joyce, “Ithaca” from Ulysses

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Sordid wanderer now residing in Surabaya Indonesia.

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