Thus the books of Protagoras were by the judges of Areopagus commanded to be burnt, and himself banished the territory for a discourse begun with his confessing not to know WHETHER THERE WERE GODS, OR WHETHER NOT. --That's great! he said, well pleased. --Ay, bedad! And there's the Groceries sure enough! cried Mr Dedalus. Perhaps even it would be nearer the truth to say that--without a word--he himself had cleared it up.