Heer (ger) - army + Herr (ger) - Mr. + heer (Dutch) - master, lord, gentleman.

assessor - an official who evaluates property for the purpose of taxing it + (notebook 1931): 'Assessor S -' → Trobridge: A Life of Emanuel Swedenborg 302: 'Assessor Swedenborg' (Swedenborg was "Extraordinary Assessor" at the Swedish Board of Mines from 1716 to 1747).

Nelson + John Mac Neill - Irish Free State representative on the 1923-5 Boundary Commission, which considered the territory adjustment between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland.

Saorstat Eireann (serstat erun) (gael) - Irish Free State + (of poor hearing).

the diseased (defunct) (notebook 1923)

adenoids - a mass of lymphatic tissue at the back of the throat and behind the nose. "The adenoids" is a popular term for the swelling or enlargement of this tissue, which sometimes occurs in children and which makes breathing difficult + adenok' (Armenian) - formerly.

den (Dialect Pronunciation) - then.

Leixlip - urban village in north-east County Kildare, Ireland, on the confluence of the River Liffey and the River Rye + (notebook 1931): 'last great change' Trobridge: A Life of Emanuel Swedenborg 299: (speaking of death) 'Swedenborg spoke with eager anticipation of the last great change which he knew must come to him before long'.

retire - to withdraw (a thing) from notice; to hide away, put into obscurity

buckler - a small round shield + (notebook 1931): '1 buckle of gold - - - gems' (dashes ditto '1 buckle of') Trobridge: A Life of Emanuel Swedenborg 301: (of Swedenborg) 'Still, it happened sometimes, that when he prepared to go out... something would be forgotten or neglected in his dress; so that, for instance, he would put one buckle of gems and another of silver in his shoes'.

accurent - running or flowing into; affluent, tributary + accurate - exact, precise, correct, nice.

coupola = cupola - Arch. A rounded vault or dome forming the roof of any building or part of a building, or supported upon columns over a tomb, etc.

household - the inmates of a house collectively; an organized family, including servants or attendants, dwelling in a house + Howth.

nummer - number (obs.) + Book of Numbers - part of the Torah, the fourth book of the Bible + Leopold Bloom, 7 Eccles Street, Dublin + (seven household characters: *E* + *A* + *C* + *V* + *I* + *S* + *K*).

wideawake - thoroughly vigilant or on the alert; fully aware of what is going on, or of what it is best to do; intellectually keen, sharp-witted, knowing

windabout - that winds about, meandering

walkabout - a protracted walk or journey, or one that takes in a number of places + Wochenbett (ger) - childbed.

weakling - a person that lacks physical strength, or is weak in health or constitution

velvet - a textile fabric of silk having a short, dense, and smooth piled surface + (notebook 1931): 'black velvet' Trobridge: A Life of Emanuel Swedenborg 300: (of Swedenborg) 'The dress that he generally wore, when he went out to visit, was a suit of black velvet, made after an old fashion'.

Georgian - belonging to the time of the Georges, as Kings of Britain + Swedenborg wrote about the geology of metals.

mission - a body of persons sent to a foreign country, esp. for the purpose of conducting negotiations, establishing political or commercial relations, watching over certain interests, etc. + Georgian mansion.

senest (Danish) - at the latest

mangy - having the mange; squalid, poverty-stricken, shabby, 'seedy' + mange (Danish) - many + since many years.

Lane, Sir Hugh (1875-1915) - one of the foremost collectors and dealers of Impressionist paintings in Europe, and amongst those outstanding works purchased by him for the new gallery were La Musique aux Tuileries by Manet, Sur la Plage by Degas, Les Parapluies by Renoir and La Cheminée by Vuillard. "Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane", often simply known as "The Hugh Lane" was founded by him on Harcourt Street in 1908, and is the first known public gallery of modern art in the world. Lane did not live to see his gallery permanently located as he died in 1915 during the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, off the west coast of Cork, the county of his birth. [079.27]   

blank - to render blank or void; to veil from sight

autonautes (gr) - self-sailor

annex - an addition to a document; an addition that extends a main building

daarlig (Danish) - bad + darling.

bucktooth - a large projecting tooth + baby tooth (stuttering) + (notebook 1931): 'new teeth grew at 81 in E.S.' Trobridge: A Life of Emanuel Swedenborg 300: (quoting Cuno about Swedenborg) 'he told me that a new set of teeth was growing in his mouth; and who has ever heard this of a man eighty-one years old?' 

gobstick - a spoon

Nerses the Gracious (d. 1165) - Armenian poet + FDV: In his contrary this Mr. Heer assassor Neelsoen lasting laslast great change of retiring family buckle highly accurrect in his everythinks live here with howthhold of number seven in black velvet sidden mangy years yaars and got a baybay bucktooth coming on ever so nursely at 81.

gracias! (sp) - thanks! + goods and graces - an attractive or pleasing quality or feature + goodness gracious!

park - a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property + (notebook 1931): 'parks of guns' Bowman: The Story of Lewis Carroll 51: (from a diary of Isa Bowman's visit to Oxford, written by Carroll) '"parks" of guns: that is, great rows of cannons, which stood there when King Charles the First was in Oxford, and Oliver Cromwell fighting against him'.

lit. aufgeregt (ger) - excited + FDV: That why all parks up cited excited about his gunnfadder.

gunfodder = cannonfodder - men regarded merely as material to be consumed in war + Michael Gunn, manager of Gaiety Theatre, Dublin + grandfather.

ekklesiastes (gr) - member of a congregation + Ecclesiastes - a book of the Hebrew Bible.

prime minister - the first or principal minister or servant of any sovereign, ruler, or state, or more vaguely of any person of rank or position + Confucius became Minister of Crime.

preach - to speak, plead, or argue in favour of

vittle = victual - food or provisions of any kind + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 21: 'spoon vittles' → He was drunk, and weaving about in his saddle; he was over fifty year old, and had a very red face. Everybody yelled at him and laughed at him and sassed him, and he sassed back, and said he'd attend to them and lay them out in their regular turns, but he couldn't wait now because he'd come to town to kill old Colonel Sherburn, and his motto was, "Meat first, and spoon vittles to top off on." He see me, and rode up and says: "Whar'd you come f'm, boy? You prepared to die?" Then he rode on. I was scared, but a man says: "He don't mean nothing; he's always a-carryin'
on like that when he's drunk. He's the best naturedest old fool in Arkansaw -- never hurt nobody, drunk nor sober."

proverbs + prava verba (l) - crooked words; improper, vicious words + prave (obs) - wicked, depraved, evil + Book of Proverbs, one of the books of the Hebrew Tanakh and the Old Testament.

persona erecta (l) - an upright person, upright character

Graeco-Romanus (l) - Greek-Roman + glykys (gr) - sweet + Joyce suffered from glaucoma.

Joyce was given arsenic injections for his eye problems in 1928.

feminiser + womaniser + Fomorians - In Irish mythology, the Fomoire (or Fomorians) are a semi-divine race said to have inhabited Ireland in ancient times.

Gilbert and Sullivan: Trial by Jury

celestial - Chinese

sunhat - a broad-brimmed hat worn in hot climates to protect the head from the sun

2 purses (notebook 1931) Bowman: The Story of Lewis Carroll 36: (of Carroll) 'the two purses that he carried'.

teapot - a pot with a lid, spout, and handle, in which tea is made or brought to table + theos (gr) - god + theepot (Dutch) - teapot + (notebook 1931): 'swinging teapot for 10 minutes' Bowman: The Story of Lewis Carroll 34: (of Carroll) 'He was very particular about his tea, which he always made himself, and in order that it should draw properly he would walk about the room swinging the tea-pot from side to side for exactly ten minutes'.

walkabout - a protracted walk or journey, or one that takes in a number of places + FDV: That why he man with two purses agitating his theopot with walkabout wokkleabout shake rather uncoherend from one 18 to one 18 bis.

incoherent - without logical or meaningful connection; unable to express yourself clearly or fluently + (notebook 1931): 'rather uncertain gait' → Bowman: The Story of Lewis Carroll 7: (of Carroll) 'always seemed a little unsteady in his gait'.

bis (l) - twice

things + C.G. Jung.

simply + sympolloi (gr) - many together + sympolis (gr) - a united-together city.

infuse - to instil or try to instil a notion or belief

tidbit - a brief and isolated interesting item of news or information + (tipidities, i.e. younger versions of Kate).

lock up - to lock up the house, lock the doors

rhaino (gr) - to sprinkle, to bestrew + daisy (Slang) - vulva + rainy days.

nine and twenty (*Q*)

toucher up - one who touches + (notebook 1931): 'stammer' Bowman: The Story of Lewis Carroll 10: (of Carroll) 'he found it impossible to avoid stammering in his speech'.

photographies + poietographia (gr) - poetry, poetry-writing + (notebook 1931): 'toucher up photographer' Bowman: The Story of Lewis Carroll 15: (of Carroll) 'he had been himself a great amateur photographer... He always said that modern professional photographers spoilt all their pictures by touching them up absurdly to flatter the sitter'.

roundabout - not following a straight course; circuitous, indirect + (notebook 1931): '*E* turns red when Isa' Bowman: The Story of Lewis Carroll 18: (of Carroll seeing Isa Bowman drawing a caricature of him) 'suddenly he turned round and saw what I was doing. He got up from his seat and turned very red, frightening me very much. Then he took my poor little drawing, and tearing it into small pieces threw it into the fire without a word'.

frumpishly - in a dowdy unfashionable manner + (notebook 1931): 'old maidishly' Bowman: The Story of Lewis Carroll 11: (of Carroll) 'in the society of people of maturer age he was almost old-maidishly prim in his manner'.

samhradh (soure) (gael) - summer + Samhaoir (souir) (gael) - fem. name; daughter of Fionn Mac Cumhail + samhar (Bearlagair Na Saer) -  posterior, arse.

tionnur (tinur) (gael) - sleep, doze + tionnor (Bearlagair Na Saer) - posterior, arse + sour tenor (spelled as Irish) + summer thunder.

falls (ger) - if, in case + if someone make noise + FDV: Old grand tut tut toucher up of your poetographies and he turn round quick red allmaidishly if some make one noise.

last lap - the final circuit of a track, course, etc.; also fig.

The 1912 disaster of the White Star liner "Titanic" appears in FW by way of the popular song, "It's Your Last Trip, Titanic, Fare Thee Well."

Revelation - The Book of Revelation, also called the Revelation of St. John, the Apocalypse of John, and the Revelation of Jesus Christ, is the last book of the New Testament.

true bill
- (in Law), a bill of indictment found by a Grand Jury to be supported by sufficient evidence to justify the hearing of a case; Hence allusively, a true statement or charge + true bill (phrase) - that's right + (notebook 1931): 'a true bill no - -' Crofts: Women under English Law 12: 'The grand jury either brings in a "true bill," in which case the trial is held before the court of quarter sessions or assize, or "no true bill," whereupon the person charged is discharged forthwith'.

jury of matrons - a jury of discreet women impanelled to inquire into a case of alleged pregnancy + (notebook 1931): 'jury of matrons' Crofts: Women under English Law 14: 'Until 1919 women were not eligible to sit as jurors, except in the rare event of a Jury of Matrons being required. When a female prisoner condemned to death declares herself to be pregnant, a jury composed only of women can be empanelled. If it finds the woman's statement to be correct, sentence of death is postponed until after the birth of the child, and, in practice, is now commuted to penal servitude for life'.

stoney - a child's coloured marble made of stone or a stone-like material + story

badder - obs. comparative of bad + STONEYBATTER - Road, North-West Dublin, a section of the main road to Navan. Its name combines English and Irish: bothar, Ir. "road." It has been conjectured that it was originally the route of Slighe Cualann, the ancient road from Tara through Dublin to South-East Ireland: hence the original "rocky road to Dublin."  

Ulysses.15.437: 'a holy show'

Thing - In Scandinavian countries (or settlements, as in parts of England before the Conquest): A public meeting or assembly; esp. a legislative council, a parliament; a court of law + (notebook 1931): 'his thing' + THING MOTE - The assembly place, usually on a mound, established by the Vikings whenever they settled. In Dublin, the Thing Mote was on a low hill South of the present Dame Street, at the intersection of Church Lane and Suffolk Street. The hill of the Thing Mote was called the Howe, Haugh, or "Howe over the Stein" (Steyne), from haugr, Old Danish "hill, sepulchral mound."

the whole way - to the goal; not stopping short of sexual intercourse

rightup - steep; rising straight up + FDV: A fact. True bill. And his By a jury of matrons. And his thing went the whole way up Suffogate Street.

suffragette - a female supporter of the cause of women's political enfranchisement, esp. one of a violent or 'militant' type

strate = street (obs.)

helpmeet - a fitting or suitable helper; a helpmate: usually applied to a wife or husband + Genesis 2:18: 'I will make him an help meet for him' (Eve) + FDV: Helpmeat too, his fiery goosemother, [woman who did,] he tell princes of the age about. who not knows she early when first come into the pictures factory fresh wronged by whomsoever. he take rap for that [early] party. and whenceforward Ani Mama and her forty bustles terrified of mountains? but would wave her hat to the papal legate on account of all he quaqueduxed.

contrasta toga (l) - a contrasted toga: kinds of togas included pura, praetexta, virilis, candida, pulla, and libera, but not contrasta + toga contrastata (l) - a put-on-instead-of-toga: toga was slang for "prostitute," prostitutes not being permitted the proper female stola; a prostitute's dress would be de facto a toga contrastata.

fairy godmother - a fairy who acts as godmother or protector to a mortal child; also transf., a benefactress

hotsy totsy - satisfactory, just right + Lao-tse (fl. 604 B.C.) - Chinese sage (whose name may mean "Old Boy,"), author of a celebrated treatise on virtuous ways, Tao Teh King, reputed founder of the Taoist religion. 

The Woman Who Did (1895) - novel by Grant Allen about a young, self-assured middle-class woman who defies convention as a matter of principle and who is fully prepared to suffer the consequences of her actions.

princeage - princes collectively

sound on (someone) - to taunt, to criticize (someone) + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 19: 'But the duke kind of soured on him, and didn't look a bit satisfied with the way things was going' + Book of Judges - one of the books of the Old Testament of the Bible.

brisken - to make brisk or lively; Also with up; to become brisk, to speed up + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 26: 'There was an old hair trunk in one corner, and a guitar-box in another, and all sorts of little knickknacks and jimcracks around, like girls brisken up a room with'.

The Books of Kings - part of the Bible, divided into two parts

mem - vulgar variant of ma'am + mayim (Hebrew) - water.

Liffey given as Avenelith in Charter of Prince John, 1192 + ebhen (Hebrew) - stone + lithos (gr) - stone.

viviparous - involving the production of young in a living state (not laying eggs)


fenny - spoiled with damp, mouldy, musty; of the nature of, or characterized by, fen; boggy, swampy + funny.

vulgar + fulgor (l) - flashing lightning + 'gingko fulgaration' (notebook 1924).

laat = late (obs.) + hoe laat? (Dutch) - what time?

soever - Used with generalizing or emphatic force after words or phrases preceded by how, what, which, whose, etc. (Cf. howsoever, etc.)

so long - good-bye + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 17: 'a saw-log' (floated down river).

come up - to present itself as the subject of attention; to arise, to turn up; to rise in the mind

all standing - i.e. without dismantling or unrigging; transf. with one's clothes on, dressed + '*A* logs came up all standing' (notebook 1924).

Psalms - a book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament + 'Sing a Song of Sixpence, a pocket full of rye' (nursery rhyme).

apocryphal - of doubtful authenticity; spurious, fictitious, false; an apocryphal writing (obs. rare.) + Apocrypha - books published in a separate section of some editions of the Bible despite not necessarily being considered part of the canon.

Allah + alpha (gr) - letter A + (notebook 1931): 'cheekmole of Allah = a city' The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Supplemental Nights, vol. VII, 167n: The Tale of Attaf: 'Damascus is entitled "Shám" because it is the "Shámat" cheek-mole (beauty-spot) of Allah upon earth'.

foriver (Irish Pronunciation) - forever

all in all - all things in all respects, all things altogether in one

Koran - the sacred book of the Muslims, consisting of revelations orally delivered at intervals by Muhammad, and collected in writing after his death

be the owner of thyself (divorce) (notebook 1931) The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Supplemental Nights, vol. VII, 178: The Tale of Attaf: (Attaf speaking about his wife) 'I bade her be the owner of herself' (glossed in a footonote: 'One of the formulć of divorce').

swop - to give or dispose of in exchange for something else

Ecke (ger) - corner + eget hjem (Dutch) - own home.

Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-98) - British prime minister, "The Grand Old Man" or "G.O.M .", "The Grand Old Spider" (Parnell's term), "William the Conqueror", "The People's William." His house was Hawarden Castle + (notebook 1931): 'Hawarden Castle England' → Hall: Random Records of a Reporter 219: 'Hawarden Castle, the home of Mr. Gladstone' (in Wales).

be - obs. and dial. form of by

allowance - permission

erne - an eagle + Ierne (gr, l) - Ireland

flamen - a priest devoted to the service of a particular deity + flaming waistcoat.

waistcoat - a garment covering the upper part of the body down to the waist + Westcott, William Wynn - Supreme Magus of the London Rosicrucians, wrote their history, 1900. 

figure + fibula (l) - clasp, buckle, pin.

brooch - an ornamental fastening, consisting of a safety pin, with the clasping part fashioned into a ring, boss, shield, or other device of precious metal or other material, artistically wrought, set with jewels, etc.; Formerly also in a more general sense: according to Johnson 'a jewel, an ornament of jewels'.

mantle - a loose sleeveless cloak of varying length + wintermantel (Dutch) - winter coat.

pontifex - Rom. Antiq. A member of the principal college of priests in ancient Rome, the head of which was the Pontifex Maximus or chief priest; Eccl. A bishop.

cooly - of cool refreshing quality + couler (fr) - flow.

spa - a medicinal or mineral spring or well + spaewife - a female fortune-teller; a sybil, a witch.

laird - lord (sc.); a landed proprietor. In ancient times limited to those who held immediately from the king.

manna - spiritual nourishment; food divinely supplied, whether for mind or body, esp. the holy eucharist + manor