incurable - that cannot be cured

wellesay - alas! + Wellesley, Garrett, Lord Mornington - Wellington's father, founded Hospital for Incurables on Lazar's Hill, Dublin, whence pilgrims with cockleshells in their hats embarked for the Shrine of Saint James the Less, at Santiago de Compostella, patron saint of lepers (Sterne called him 'Saint Iago').

welladay - exp. of sorrow, lament

cockle hat - a hat with cockleshell as the badge of a pilgrim + Ophelia's Song: 'by his cockle hat and staff'.

wangle - to accomplish (something) in an irregular way by scheming or contrivance + Jerry & Kevin [040.36] + FDV: He having been trying for over a year to get into Jervis street hospital without having been able to wangle it anyway.

Lisa O'Deavis = Mildew Lisa (O'Mara): *I*

roche - a rock or cliff + Rose Mongan = Peter Cloran: *J* + FDV: O'Donnell [Peter Cloran [as an understood thing,]] slept in the same bed one bunk with hosty when day dawned and the housewife dawn-of-all-work had not been many hours furbishing potlids, doorbrasses, scholars' applecheeks & horny buttons when that busker the busker and his bedmates bedroom suite was were up and afoot crosstown thrumming his square crewth fiddle  

O Mongain (o mongan) (gael) - descendant of Mongan (diminutive of Mongach, "hairy").

in common - in joint use or possession + (notebook 1924): 'so much in common, if the phrase be permitted'.

epi (gr) - upon + psychidion (gr) - a little soul + Shelley: Epipsychydion ('On the Soul/Spirit'); Shelley believed in free love and this poem is no exception to that. He says that he does not wish to be part of that "great sect" in which one woman is chosen and the rest are "confined to cold oblivion". He believed that "to divide is not to take away" and thus multiple partners were perfectly acceptable. At the start of the poem he describes his lifelong search for the eternal image of Beauty, the Platonic Form, in the form of his various wives, mistresses and female friends. It describes the triles and tribulations he encounters in this pursuit. For Shelley, sex plays a vital role in his relations with women, yet it did transcend the mere physicality of what he called, "that hyena lust". In Epipsychidion the penultimate section itself has a climactic structure in which the rhythm builds up into the final enamored exclamation of pant, "I sink, I tremble, I expire!" Sex is described as not only the coming together of bodies, but of souls as well and when he describes his sexual experience with Emily their "spheres" converge to "become the same" and through this they are "transfigured".  

hostis et odor insuper peteroperfractus (dog latin) - an enemy and a stink besides stony broke + odor insuper (l) - smell above + perfractus (l) - frustrated.

seaborne - conveyed by sea + Swinburne, Algernon Charles (1837-1909): The Triumph of Time: 'I will go back to the great sweet mother, Mother and lover of men, the sea' (Ulysses.1.77). 

undulant - having a rising and falling motion or appearance like that of waves

shaver - boy, a little child; one that shaves

shaw - a thicket, a small wood, copse or grove; show + George Bernard Shaw.

yokel - a contemptuous term for a (stupid or ignorant) countryman or rustic

William Butler Yeats  

waster - one who lives in idleness and extravagance

Oscar Wilde

bustling - full of energetic and noisy activity

tweeny - a maid who assisted two other members of a domestic staff + (notebook 1922-23): 'tweeny (betweenmaid)' Daily Sketch 13 Dec 1922, 3/3: 'Duke's Daughter Could Not be a "Tweeny"'.

of all works - employed in all kinds of work esp. in household (maid of all works)

meed - a reward, guerdon, or prize awarded for excellence or achievement + Byron's Maid of Athens begins, 'Maid of Athens, ere we part.' 

anthem - a song, as of praise or gladness; a hymn + anth (gr) - flowers + ant/gasshopper [.12]

jiffy - a very short space of time + LDV: had not been very many hours furbishing potlids, doorbrasses, scholars' applecheeks and livery metals

furbish - to brighten by rubbing, to polish

potlid - the lid of a pot (when of iron, sometimes used as a warming-pan)

brass plate - a plate of brass, bearing an inscription, e.g. on or at a door or gate, bearing the resident's name

linkboy - a boy who carried a flaming torch to light the way for pedestrians at night. Linkboys were common in London in the days before street lighting. The linkboy's fee was commonly one farthing, and the torch was often made from burning pitch and tow. The term derives from "link", a term for the cotton tow that formed the wick of the torch. Several houses in Bath, UK still have the link extinguishers on the exteriors, shaped like outsized candle snuffers (PICTURE)

ashhopper - a lye (any detergent material used in washing; a cleansing substance) cask, resembling a hopper in a mill + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 32: 'one little hut all by itself away down against the back fence, and some outbuildings down a piece the other side; ash-hopper and big kettle to bile soap in by the little hut;'.

fella - fellow

bed and breakfast + bacon and eggs.

longa - long + longa (Beche-la-Mar) - to.

rejuvenate - to restore to youth; to make young or fresh again

busker - an itinerant entertainer

rave - frenzy, great excitement

rumble - commotion, bustle, tumult, uproar

Schinken (ger) - ham + shunka (Serbian) - ham.

broadawake - fully awake

suite - a train of followers, attendants, or servants; a retinue

shufle - to move the feet along the ground without lifting them, so as to make a scraping noise + LDV: when the rejuvenated busker and his bedroom suite were up and afoot crosstown

THE BARREL - The area behind a stone archway (recently a shop) on the West side of Meath Street, where the Friends' Meeting House stood; thus called in the Liberties because the Quakers gave out soup to the hungry + (notebook Chamber Music): 'Hosty's ballad wrapt round a barrel, mi fa venir la peine d'oca'.

cross - across, transversely + Joyce's note: 'crosstown' → O. Henry: The Four Million 168: 'From the Cabby's Seat': 'the fine hansom dashed away 'crosstown'.

linn (lin) - pool + Eblana - Ptolemy's name for Dublin.

chilled - made sensibly cold + Lord Byron: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.

thrie = three

route - a way, road, or course; a certain direction taken in travelling from one place to another

resting - a resting place

superficies - Geom. A magnitude of two dimensions, having only length and breadth + superficies (l) - surface. 

correspondent - in agreement or harmony, congruous, accordant with + correspondant (French) - corresponding.

linea (l) - lines

puncta = punctum - a (geometrical) point + puncta (l) - points.

twopenny + London Tube, Paris Metro.


maniplumbo (l) - to make by hand out of lead 

Oberflache (ger) - surface


thrum - to play (a stringed instrument, or a tune on it) idly, monotonously, or unskilfully

cruit (krit) (gael) - harp + crwth (Welsh) - bowed lyre.

fiddle - a stringed instrument of music; usually, the violin

Cremonesis (of Cremona) on many of Stradivari's labels suggests that he was born in the city instead of merely moving back there to work.

cronan (kronan) (gael) - hum, drone + John Francis Waller: The Spinning Wheel (song): 'crooning and moaning'.

witty - clever

leppy - a motherless calf + happy, leapy.

subject - one who is under the dominion of a monarch or reigning prince

festive - Of persons: Employed in, or fond of feasting; convivial, jovial + Fionnachta Fleadhach (finokhte flahokh) (gael) - "Fair-snow" (or, "Made known") the Festive; 7th century high king + (notebook 1923): 'King Finaghta the Festive' → Flood: Ireland, Its Saints and Scholars 88: 'King Finaghta the Festive' (story told of young Adamnan, who, while making way for Finaghta, the king of Tara, broke a jar of milk, complained, was promised the king would see to his future welfare, and was later summoned to court as a friend and adviser).

flavoury - having flavour (a smell, odour), fragrant

fryberry - a raspberry + fraise (fr) - strawberry + The Strawberry Beds, between Chapelizod and Lucan, along the north bank of the Liffey river + Peter: Dublin Fragments, Social and Historic 213: (of obsolete hawkers' cries) 'Another melodious cry... was that of the strawberry girl: Ripe strawberries, ripe strawberries'.

honeyman - a man who sells honey or has charge of bees + Peter: Dublin Fragments, Social and Historic 211: (of obsolete hawkers' cries) 'What has become of our old friend the honey-man?'

sd (Danish) - sweet + Peter: Dublin Fragments, Social and Historic 212: (of obsolete hawkers' cries) 'the tones of "Sweet lavender" do not echo through the streets'.

lavender - any of various aromatic Old World plants of the genus Lavandula, especially L. angustifolia, having clusters of small purplish flowers that yield an oil used in perfumery.

foyne = few + Peter: Dublin Fragments, Social and Historic 212: (of obsolete hawkers' cries) 'Another itinerant provision merchant who had a very distinctive cry was the seasonable salmon-vendor. In a voice resonant but rather nasal he announced: Boyne salmon alive, Boyne salmon. Few would have gathered from the cry that the excellent fish had been extracted from the river Boyne, and some small people, at all events, imagined that it was "Foin salmon alive fine salmon" the man was calling'.

priggish - characteristic of a prig; dandish; conceited, pragmatical

appraise - to estimate quality or excellence of

Messiah + Handel's Messiah oratorio was first performed in the Fishamble Street Music-Hall, Dublin.

roaration = oration - a prayer; a formal speech; a noise or hubbub + Hughes: The Pre-Victorian Drama in Dublin 6: 'John Barrington... sang and danced here his Roratorios in derision of the Oratorios in Fishamble Street'.

asleep + Ulysses.18.908: 'sweeeee theres that train far away'.

pawnbroking - the occupation of lending money on the security of articles pawned + FDV: and after a visit to a public house near not 1,000 miles from Parnell's statue [where the trio were] in company of two decent boys joined by another casual & a decent sort who had just pocketed his weekly insult where all had stimulants [[in the shape of gee and gees stood by the decent sort] at the decent sort's expense [& came out of the licensed premises wiping their mouth on their sleeves]]

prothetikos (gr) - setting before itself, prefixing + prothetic - of prothesis, placing of elements ready for use in Eucharistic office + prosthetic - pertaining to replacement of lost teeth, etc. 

redeem - to free (mortgaged property), to recover (a person or thing put in pledge), by payment of the amount due

songster - poet

house of call - a house where journeymen of a particular trade assemble, where carriers call for commissions, or where various persons in request may be heard of; Esp. lodging-place for tailors.

Cujas, Rue de - A short street in the 5th Arr, Paris. Joyce lived at several addresses in the area. He went first to Cecilia Street medical school in Dublin, than tried Paris in 1902-03 + cujas (l) - whence? from what place? + cuja (sp) - bedstead.

fizz - an effervescing drink, esp. champagne + viz. - [Latin, A contraction of the term videlicet, to wit, namely, or that is to say.] A term used to highlight or make more specific something previously indicated only in general terms. 

sot - one who commonly or habitually drinks to excess, a soaker + Old Sots' Hole - The Old Men's Home; also a chop-house which stood in a recess between Essex Bridge and the Custom House in Dublin, and which from the first years of the eighteenth century maintained the reputation of having the best ale and beef-stakes in the city + Peter: Dublin Fragments, Social and Historic 93: (of old inns) '"The Old Sots' Hole" was at Essex Gate' (frequented by Swift).

Saint Cecilia - patron of music + The National University Medical School was in Cecilia Street, Dublin (Joyce attended it in 1902-3).

liberty - a district of some british cities within which certain immunities are enjoyed + Liberties, Dublin.

ceol mor (kyol mor) (gael) - great music

league - an itinerary measure of distance, varying in different countries, but usually estimated roughly at about 3 miles

Griffith, Arthur (1872-1922) - edited The United Irishman, founded Sinn Fein, was briefly president of the Free State + Griffith's Valuation - a rent reduced to the government rating valuation of the farm.  

site - the situation or position of a place, town, building, etc., esp. with reference to the surrounding district or locality

premier + LDV: and, after a visit to a publichouse not a thousand leagues from the site of Parnell's statue where, the tale runs on,

Gladstone, William Ewart - statesman and four-time prime minister of Great Britain

"No man has a right to fix the boundary to the march of a nation; no man has a right to say to his country - thus far shalt thou go and no further": Parnell's speech in Cork, 1885 (inscribed on his monument in O'Connell Street, Dublin).

steward - an administrator and dispenser of wealth, favours, etc.; esp. one regarded as the servant of God or of the people + Charles Stewart Parnell + James II was the last reigning Stuart.

peut-tre (fr) - perhaps