tofee - a sweet-meat made from sugar or treacle, butter, and sometimes a little flour, boiled together + 'Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a Thief' (nursery rhyme) + Toughertrees - the reverted Tristopher (Shem) in the Tale of Jarl van Hoother (FW 022.24).
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE - originally named Cabo Tormentoso (Cape of Storms) by Bartholomeu Diaz, 1488. The ship of the Flying Dutchman was usually sighted in the latitudes of the Cabo Tormentoso + FDV: This is the gay first lipoleum boy that spy the Willingdone Williamstown on his white harse. Tip.
stonewall - Used as an epithet for one who seeks to confound by dogged resistance. Chiefly applied to Thomas Jonathan ('Stonewall') Jackson (1824-63), Confederate general during the American Civil War.
maxie (Slang) - big mistake + foxy.
matrimony - a husband + FDV: The Willingdone is an old many mantrment mantrument montrument mantrumon mantrumoney montrumeny lipoleum is nice old young bustellen.
hung (Slang) - (of a male) having large genitals + young
busheller - one who repairs garments for tailors + bachelors
American humorist Finley Peter Dunne is creator of Irish-American bartender Mr Dooley and Mr Hennessy; among his works are Mr Dooley in Peace and War + fhionn (Irish) - fair (Pronunciation 'hin'; *V*) + Ó Fhionnghusa (Irish) - descendant of Fionnghus ('fair choice').
hyena + Battle of Jena-Auerstedt, 1806 (Napoleon's victory over the Prussians).
alout - to stoop, to bow down + aloud + FDV: This is lipoleum lipeleum hennessy hinnessy that spy the Willingdone on his big white harse. This is the three little lopoleums. Tip. This is the hinnessy that spy laughing spying the Willingdone, this is the lipsyg dooley that get the funk from the hinnessy.
Leipzig, Battle of - Napoleon's defeat by the Prussians and their allies in 1813 + syg (Danish) - sick.
dubh (Irish) - dark (Pronunciation 'dhoo'; *C*) + Ó Dubhlaoich (Irish) - descendant of Dubhlaoch ('black warrior').
Krieg (ger) - war
Funk (ger) - spark, radio + funk (Middle English) - spark.
Hindoo - an Aryan of Northern India (Hindustan) + an fhionndubh siomar sin (un hindu shimer shin) (gael) - that fair-dark trefoil (or, shamrock) + fhionndubh (Irish) - fair-dark (Pronunciation 'hindhoo'; *Y*).
Samar Singh (Hindustani) - typical name for a soldier (literally 'lion in battle') + siomar sin (Irish) - trefoil, shamrock + Shem/Shaun + FDV: This is the hindoo Shim Shin with his tubabine between the dooleyboy hiena & the hinnessy. Tip.
waxy (Slang) - angry + foxy.
G.E. Pickett - American Confederate general + picked up.
threefold - having three parts + FDV: This is the Willingdone, he laugh that his & pick up from the field bluttlefield bluttlefilth bluddlefilth a flag hat-o'-the-ffrinch lipoleums.
bloody filth + battlefield.
Ranji ("Jam Sahib") - Rajput cricketer, played for England, made over 3,000 runs + raging.
pumpship (Slang) - urinate + FDV: This the hindoo getting mad ranjymad for a bombshell bombshoot.
hank - to fasten with a hank + hanging + FDV: This is the Willingdone hang the half of a flag hat o' the lipoleum on at the tail at on the backend of his big white wide white harse.
culpa (l) - fault + Copenhagen.
waggle - to move (anything held or fixed at one end) to and fro with short quick motions, or with a rapid undulation; esp. to shake (any movable part of the body)
tail (Slang) - buttocks; penis + crupper - the buttocks of a horse + telescope + FDV: This the harse of the Willingdone wangling his tailiscrupp tailoscrupp [& the half o'hat] to the hindoo seeboy.
insult + Iseult + insulto (l) - I jump + Soult, Nicolas Jean de Dieu, Duke of Dalmatia (1769-1851) - French marshal who fought Wellington in the peninsula and at Waterloo.
sepoy - a native of India serving in the british army
Ney, Marshal - one of Napoleon's marshals, fought at Waterloo + (onomat.)
red rag to a bull - Said of something which deliberately provokes or infuriates.
MAHRATTA WAR - The Mahratta Confederation, which replaced the Mogul Empire, was the main force opposing Britain colonialization in India throughout the 18th cent. In the decisive Mahratta War of 1803-1805, Wellington won victories at Assaye and elsewhere + mad as a hatter - completely mad.
Up guards and at 'em! - Wellington's order in the last charge at Waterloo + FDV: This is the hindoo hattermad madrashattaras, upjump & pumpt pumpim [, like as [he cry to the Willingdone. [Ap] Bukkarru Pukkarru! [Pukka] Yurep!]]
ABOUKIR (ABUKIR) - Bay and village, 13 miles North-East of Alexandria, Egypt. In A Bay was fought the "Battle of the Nile" (1798) in which Nelson defeated the French fleet. Later, Napoleon defeated Turks (1799) and Sir Ralph Abercromby defeated French (1801) there.
BARNSTAPLE - Market town and seaport, South-West England; one of the most ancient royal boroughs. The allusion is also to Thackeray, Lectures on the English Humorists, "If Swift was Irish, then a man born in a stable is a horse." Wellington (whose birthplace in Ireland is still a matter of dispute) is also supposed to have denied his Irishness on the grounds that "a man is not a horse because he was born in a stable" + The Letter: born gentleman.
tinder - to become inflamed, glow, burn + tenders his matchbox + tinderbox (to light bomb).
cursing + Corsican (Napoleon).
shimmer - a shimmering light or glow; a subdued tremulous light + shimmering shine.
BUSACO - Sierra de Busaco, Portugal, site of battle, 27 Sept 1810, in which Wellington repulsed a French attack + bazooka - an anti-tank weapon invented in 1918.
usted (sp) - you (formal)
FDV: This the hindoo he shaking [warm] hands with hinself shoot the hat of lipoleums off the tail & blow the whole of the half hat of o' lipoleum off the end of the tale of the back backend back of the big wide harse. Tip. This way the mewseyroom mewseyruin. Mind your boots going out.
do for - to ruin, damage or injure fatally; to act for or in behalf of + Lord Dufferin - famous 19th century British diplomat, including Viceroy of India.
bullseye - the center of a target, a shot that hits a bull's eye
"—What a time you were! she said." (Molly Bloom in Ulysses) + (long time).
phew - a vocal gesture expressing impatience, disgust, discomfort, or weariness + FDV: Phew!
cooling + killing + FDV: How warming 'twas to have been in there! But how keling is the airabouts here! Such reasonable weather too.
Jack-o'-lantern is typically a carved pumpkin. It is associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween, and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called ignis fatuus or jack-o'-lantern + lamp of Aladdin.
Howth + candlelit house + kind of little house.
windy - window; a tall story; a piece of boasting or exaggeration + 29 (i.e. the 28 days of February plus one leap day) windows + winding steps.
'Down in yonder green field / Down a down hey down hey down / There lies a knight slain 'neath his shield' (song The Three Ravens).
Nummer (ger) = nummer (Dutch) - number
quaint - of things: Skilfully made, so as to have a good appearance, ingeniously or cunningly designed or contrived + 29
vagrant - one who wanders or roams about; wandering, straying, roving + WAGRAM - Village, Austria, 12 miles North-East of Vienna. Napoleon defeated the Austrian army there on 5-6 July 1809.
piltdown - the name of a village in Sussex, England (Piltdown Man, alleged missing link in human evolution, now known to be a forgery) + (notebook 1924): 'Piltdown man (Sussex)' + '150,000 Piltdown (Sussex)' + pillars.
knolly - full or abounding in knolls or hillocks
spy - to catch sight of, to discover + Spy, Man of - prehistoric fossils were found in the Belgian cave of Spy + fifty-four = LIV in Roman numerals - ALP or Anna LIVia Plurabelle.
gnarly - covered with protuberances; distorted, twisted + 'it’s the early bird that gets the worm' (proverb) + - Ancient Egyptian sign used for small and evil things alike + Biddy Doran, the hen that inhabits the yard behind HCE's tavern, here clearly associated with ALP.
ygathering - 'gathering together' (in archaic English the prefix y- represented a preposition meaning 'with' or 'together')
pree - to try what (a thing) is like esp. by tasting
helf- (ger) - help
pelf - to spoil, rob + FDV: The wind is so westerly sowesterly around the downs & on every blasted knolly-oak - rock stuck high there's a the same gnarlybird gathering up one little true little free little poor little fine little slick little civil little late little nice little swell little a runlittle dolittle preelittle porelittle wipelittle pickalittle kickalittle eatlittle waitlittle dinelittle pinelittle kenlittle livealittle aleavenalittle leavenalittle pilfalittle gnarlybird.
veritable tableland + (The Kosovo Maiden or Maiden of the Blackbird Field, 1919: In it, a young beauty searches the battlefield for her betrothed husband and helps wounded Serbian warriors with water, wine and bread after the Battle of Kosovo).
bleak - barren, dismal + blackbird - a well-known European song-bird, a species of thrush + Battle of the Blackbird Fields - better known as the Battle of Kosovo. An 1389 battle between Christian Serbia and the Ottoman Empire.
Rothschild - one who resembles a member of the Rothschild family in being exceptionally rich; a millionaire + wroth - angry, filled with wrath + seven sheaths - the seven sheaths that clothe the essence of the soul according to occultists (physical, astral, mental, buddhic, nirvanic, anupadakic, and adic).
uproar - loud confused noise from many sources + L'empereur (fr) - The emperor + "When we emerge to pursue our oversight of the battlefield we find that the Emperor lies dead; the survivors have flown south like the Wild Geese after the Jacobite defeat." (McHugh, Roland: The sigla of Finnegans wake)
glav, glave, glaive (gael, archaic) - sword + glava (Serbian) - head → It's the predominant version of legend about Battle of Kosovo but not a settled historical fact that Lazar was actually beheaded as a prisoner. He may have simply died in battle, or of wounds taken sustained in the fight (REFERENCE).
beside + to-side (archaic) - one side.
skud (Danish) - a gun-shot + skjold (Danish) - shield + skut (Serbian) - lappet; skirt + Several horses were shot from under General Ney at Waterloo.