Red Riding Hood - eaten by a wolf in a nursery tale and pantomime.
MacCabe, Edwand - 19th-century Dublin archbishop, cardinal.
Cullen, Paul, Cardinal (1803-78) - archbishop of Dublin, bitter enemy of the Fenians, execrated at Christmas dinner in Portrait.
nth - n-th number
'All the world's a stage' (William Shakespeare: As You Like It II.7.139)
in one's own way - within the limitations of one's character
forefather - ancestor + folkeforfatter (Danish) - popular author.
invariable - remaining ever the same, unchanging, constant
kerchief - handkerchief
shoulderblade - each of the two flat triangular bones articulated with the humerus, and lying over the ribs in the upper part of the back in all mammals.
wardrobe - a room in which theatrical costumes and properties are kept
panel - to ornament (a piece of drapery) with a panel or panels (a panel-shaped piece of embroidery or appliqué work for insertion in any drapery).
outstretch - to stretch beyond (a limit, etc.) + starch - to stiffen (linen, etc.) with starch; to make rigid, formal, or precise.
launder - to wash and 'get up' (the clothes)
claw hammer - a tail coat for evening dress
marbletopped - designating a piece of furniture the top of which is covered with marble.
highboy - a tall chest of drawers; one who lives 'high'; a 'fast' man, libertine, gallant.
pit - the ground floor of the theater
stall - a seat in the forward part of the main level of a theater
cast - example; Theat. The assignment of the parts in a play to the several actors; the part assigned to any actor (obs.); the set of actors to whom the parts of a particular play are assigned [Levey & O'Rorke: Annals of the Theatre Royal, Dublin 104: 'The cast was thus:'].
parterre - the part of the ground-floor of the auditorium of a theatre behind the orchestra.
standing room - a space for spectators after all seats are filled
habitual - an habitual drunkard + habitue - a habitual visitor or resident.
conspicuous - clearly visible, easy to be seen, obvious or striking to the eye.
emergant - suddenly appearing, arising as a logical outcome
base - low in the moral scale; without dignity of sentiment; despicably mean.
This is a sensible limitation which can easily be read into deed or will.
blurting - the uttering of words abruptly and heedlessly
bruit - to noise, report, rumour
wisecracker - one who makes clever remarks
mokhorath (Hebrew) - tomorrow, morrow
vile - physically repulsive, esp. through filth or corruption; horrid, disgusting.
atman (ind) - the supreme principle of life in the universe + ethmol (Hebrew) - yesterday.
unmanner - destroy
detractor - a defamer, traducer, calumniator, slanderer + Quarterly Review Oct 1922: 'Ulysses' (review of James Joyce: Ulysses by Shane Leslie): 'The practice of introducing the names of real people into circumstances of monstrous and ludicrous fiction seems to us to touch the lowest depth of Rabelaisian realism. When we are given details of the skin disease of an Irish peer, famous for his benefactions, we feel a genuine dislike of the writer. There are some things which cannot and, we should like to be able to say, shall not be done' (refers to Bloom's reflections in Ulysses: 'lord Ardilaun has to change his shirt four times a day. Skin breeds lice or vermin') (Deming: The Critical Heritage 209).
imperfectly - incompletely, defectively
warmblooded - ardent, fervent, passionate + Joyce's note: 'imperfectly warmblooded' → Daily Mail 15 Nov 1922, 8/4: 'The Wild Things in Winter': 'hedgehog, dormouse and bat are examples of creatures which have only... reached an imperfectly warm-blooded state... So at... cold weather they... lapse into a state of unconsciousness'.
caterpillar - a rapacious person; an extortioner; one who preys upon society + Great White Caterpillar - Oscar Wilde reminded Lady Colin Campbell of one.
enormity - a breach of law or morality, a transgression, crime; in later use, a gross and monstrous offence.
discredit - impaired reputation; disrepute, reproach
juke - to mess around + Juke family, descendendants of Ada Juke, of 1000 - 280 paupers, 60 thieves, 7 murderers, 40 other criminals, and other deviants.
Goddard - Kallikak family - Revolutionary War - Rev Martin - by 1912, of 480: 280 feebleminded, illegitmates births, alcoholics, prostitutes, of wife-none + (notebook 1922-23): 'Juke & Kellikek family - bred 250 criminals'.
mend - to correct (what is faulty), to improve by correction or alteration
alternately - by taking the alternate terms; by permutation
lay under - to put into a condition (usually one of exposure to view or danger).
ludicrous - foolish, absurd
imputation - the action of imputing or attributing something, usually a fault, crime, etc., to a person + (notebook 1923): 'It is not true that Pop was homosexual he had been arrested at the request of some nursemaids to whom he had temporarily exposed himself in the Temple gardens'.
PEOPLE'S FLOWER GARDENS, PEOPLE'S PARK - A scenic area at the East end of the Phoenix Park, near the Main Gate, surrounded by oak trees and walkways, with lakes at the center. Bishop's Wood lies at the North side of the area, near the NCR Gate + Harris: Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions II.608: (comment by Robert Ross concerning the father of Constance Wilde, Oscar's wife) 'The charge against Horatio Lloyd was of a normal kind. It was for exposing himself to nursemaids in the gardens of the Temple' (i.e. 'normal' as opposed to homosexual).
lea - a tract of open ground, either meadow, pasture, or arable land
joque - joke + song Little Brown Jug: 'Ho, ho, ho. He, he, he, Little brown jug don't I love thee'.
Christlikeness - likeness to Christ
thoroughout - through or during the whole of (a period of time or course of action); from beginning to end of + (notebook 1923): 'throughout my existence'.
excellency - high degree of skill, proficiency; As a title of honour
sleuth - to track, to investigate, to act as a detective; the track or trail of a person or animal; a detective.
boobytrap - a trap for a careless or unwary person
preposterous - absurd
quondam - at a certain time, formerly
pfui - an exclamation of contempt or disgust + Cicero: Oratio In Catilinam I: 'Fuit, fuit ista quondam' (Latin 'There was, there was once').
interim - time between events + interdum (l) - sometimes, occasionally.
quidam (l) - someone, somebody, a certain one
quoniam (l) - since now; because, whereas + (notebook 1930): '*C* if he did not exist it wd be necesse to invent him'.
stumble - to walk unsteadily
and with frequent stumbles + Joyce's note: now walking / about Dublin
MS 47472-98v, ILA:
a man named Lyons ^+quidam+^
^+then walking about Dublin ^+with a bad record+^+^ | JJA 45:007
| Aug-Sep 1923 |
Harun al-Rashid - Caliph of Baghdad in 'The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night'.