Red Riding Hood - eaten by a wolf in a nursery tale and pantomime + Joyce's note: "Red Riding Hood (Is)".
MacCabe, Edwand - 19th-century Dublin archbishop, cardinal, succeeded Cullen as Archbishop of Dublin
Cullen, Paul, Cardinal (1803-78) - archbishop of Dublin, bitter enemy of the Fenians, execrated at Christmas dinner in Portrait. MacCabe and Cullen were 19th century anti-nationalistic cardinals (who have red hats and are addressed 'your Eminence').
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 for insertion in any drapery) + FDV: wardrobepanelled coat clawhammer tuxedo thrown back from a shirt wellnamed a swallowall
swallow-tail - a tail-coat having a pair of pointed skirts
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 + FDV: far outstarching the laundered lordies clawhammers and marbletopped highboys of the pit.
marbletopped - designating a piece of furniture the top of which is covered with marble
highboy - a tall chest of drawers + Joyce's note: 'marble topped highboys'.
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:'
dress circle - a circular row of seats, originally reserved for spectators in evening dress
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 - having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
"This is a sensible limitation which can easily be read into deed or will".
blurting - the uttering of words abruptly and heedlessly
bruit - to tell or spread rumors, to spread news of; Med: an abnormal sound heard within the body during auscultation, esp a heart murmur + FDV: A baser meaning has been read into these letters, the literal sense of which decency can dare but touch. It has been suggested that he suffered from a vile disease. To such a suggestion the only selfrespecting answer is to affirm that there are certain statements which ought not to be, and one would like to be able to add, ought not to be allowed to be made.
wisecracker - one who makes clever remarks
mokhorath (Hebrew) - tomorrow, morrow
vase de nuit (French) - chamberpot (literally 'night-pot')
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
Quarterly Review Oct 1922: 'Ulysses' (review of 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').
detractor - one who disparages or belittles the worth of something
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 + Joyce's note: 'worst sin in calendar'.
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 + FDV: Nor have his detractors who [an imperfectly warmblooded race] apparently think him capable of any or every enormity [recorded to the discredit of the Juke & Kellikek families] mended their case by insinuating that he was at one time under the ludicrous imputation of annoying soldiers in the park rushes.
imputation - a statement attributing something dishonest + (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' → 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).
3 Fusiliers = Roaring Peter (Joyce's list of characters in I.2) + Joyce's note, Eumeus: 'annoying soldiers'.
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.
lea - a tract of open ground, either meadow, pasture, or arable land
joque - joke + Little Brown Jug (song): 'Ho, ho, ho. He, he, he, Little brown jug don't I love thee'.
Christlikeness - likeness to Christ + FDV: To anyone who knew and loved H. C. E. this suggestion is preposterous.
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; title of honour
viceregal + vice-free + frugal.
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 + Quidam = O'Donnell = Maurice (Joyce's list of characters in I.2)
quoniam (l) - since now; because, whereas, seeing that + (notebook 1930): '*C* if he did not exist it wd be necesse to invent him' → Voltaire: Epītres XCVI: A L'Auteur du Livre des Trois Imposteurs: 'Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait l'inventer' (French 'If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him') + Joyce's note, Circe: 'syphilis is the Austria of disease, if it did not exist it would be necessary to invent it (Metternich)'.
stumble - to walk unsteadily
and with frequent stumbles + Stamboul - older form of Istanbul + 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 + around