queer (Slang) - homosexual + square (one's) shoulders - to prepare to face adversity, as in "She knew it wouldn't be easy but she squared her shoulders and faced the hostile audience." This expression transfers standing erect with the shoulders pulled back, forming an angle much like a square's right angle, to the situations calling for this stance. It was first recorded in 1819.

cleanse - to make clean, to free from dirt or filth + clenching my fists.

fists + Faust or Faustus - 16th-century magician who sold his soul to the devil, subject of works by Marlowe and Goethe.  

we were

puff (Slang) - homosexual + (puffing our cheeks).

so were you

thrust - a lunge or stab made with a weapon

parry - the act of warding off or turning aside a blow or weapon by opposing one's own weapon or other means of defence

dvojnja (Russian) = dvoinya (Russian) - twins + brat'ya (Russian) - brothers + brathair (brahir) (gael) - kinsman; brother (in religion); friar.

manchild - a male child + mankind's.

parlement = parliament (obs.) + mad Parliament (Parliamentum insanum) - name given to the meeting of the barons at Oxford in 1258 + long Parliament - that which met on 3 Nov. 1640, commenced the Civil War, and brought about the death of Charles I + rump Parliament - the remnant of the long Parliament, in its later history.

lacklearning Parliament - that convened by Hen. IV at Coventry in 1404, from which all lawyers were excluded

merciless or wonderful Parliament - that of 1388, which condemned the favourites of Richard II + {The competition (between brothers) is seen in mankind’s long history of parlements, which are both merciless and wonderful}

Saint Mary - Virgin Mary + (notebook 1923): 'S Mobhi of Glasnevin' Flood: Ireland, Its Saints and Scholars 81: 'St. Finnian founded the School of Clonard in 520 A.D. and thither came as his pupils the Saints who were known as the Twelve Apostles of Erin... Mobhi of Glasnevin' + St Mo-bhi of Glasnevin, Columba's tutor. 'Pleasant Grin' comes from a false etymology which assumes Glasnevin to mean glas ("green") aoibhinn ("pleasant"). Glasnevin and Mount St Jerome are Dublin cemeteries. The twins, as Mr Kelleher says, wish each other in the grave  (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake).

Prospect Cemetery, Glasnevin (Catholics)

vielen Dank (ger) - many thanks

exchange - the act of giving something in return for something received

reverse - to turn in the opposite direction

Jerome, St (340-420) - translator of the original Vulgate. St Jerome toured the Holy Land, preaching celibacy to Roman virgins. They were admired in the Middle Ages and condemned by Luther as dealing "only with fasting, meats, and virginity."   

harlot house - a brothel + Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harold's Cross, Dublin (Protestants).

abetter - one who abets; an instigator, supporter, or promoter + better.

gracias + gratias ago (l) - I give thanks + "Gratias agam," said Patrick.

FDV: The bivetellines oxeye each other, superfetated, while the belles are in transfusion to know who is orthodux from whose heliotropic that the great may be great and for exceedingly nice girls can have exceedingly hard times unless the rightly chosen's by to (what though of riches he have none & hope against hope's his heart's horizon) make their great moments be the greater. Till they go round if they go round again before break parts parks and now dismiss. They keep. Step. Keep. Step stop. 

wrought - p. of work

continence - self-restraint; spec. Self-restraint in the matter of sexual appetite, displayed either by due moderation or (as more frequently taken) by entire abstinence + countenance - the appearance conveyed by a person's face + 'Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell' (Genesis 4:5).

vitelline - the yolk; coloured like the yolk of an egg + bivitellum (l) - double-eggyolk (Castor and Pollux hatched from one egg).

metals + Metellus (l) - "Hired" or "Mercenary": name of a Roman family in the gens Caecilia.

ametallikos (gr) - unmetallic

pretender - a claimant to a throne or the office of a ruler + Henrik Ibsen: "The Crown-Pretenders".

abscindo (l) - to tear off, to tear away + gemein (ger) - mean + Gemeinde (ger) - community + Kipling: The Absent-Minded Beggar + obsceneminded bickerers.

vary - to quarrel or be at strife with, to contend against, another (obs.)

erase + urus (l) - a wild ox + uraeus - double-serpented crown of Pharaohs [.15] + FDV: The bivetellines oxeye each other, superfetated,


superfetation - secondary implantation during pregnancy (also figuratively) + superfeto (l) - to conceive while pregnant.

fiercely - furiously, impetuously, violently

anointer - one who anoints as a religious ceremony

hinge - a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other

treegrown girl (notebook 1923)

game - spec. Amorous sport or play, now esp. signifying sexual intercourse

deign - to think it worthy of oneself (to do something); to think fit

transfusion - the action of pouring a liquid from one vessel into another; also fig. transference; transmission; translation + confusion

'twixt Timothy Thomas (twins)

orthodox - the specific epithet of the Eastern Church, which recognizes the headship of the Patriarch of Constantinople + Artus dux - Art the leader, General Arthur (obscure historical figure who seems to underlie the legendary King Arthur).

Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 13: 'for gracious sakes'

heterotropic - in the wrong place, in an abnormal place, misplaced + heterodox + FDV: while the belles are in transfusion to know who is orthodux from whose heliotropic

on the couch

shyly - in a shy manner

bawn - a fortified enclosure or circumvallation + ban (ban) (gael) - white, pretty.

nurtured + slowly nursed.

richt - obs. or Sc. form of right + FDV: that the great may be great and for exceedingly nice girls can have exceedingly hard times unless the rightly chosen's by to

what though? - what does it matter? what then? 

dash - to destroy or break ("dashed ambitions and hopes") + FDV: (what though of riches he have none & hope against hope's his heart's horizon)

gar - to make, to cause (in various constructions) + FDV: make their great moments be the greater.

strait - with rigorous exactness; with strict correctness; exactly, precisely (obs.) 

on the spot - at the place where one’s presence is needed; immediately

Wasserstoff (ger) - hydrogen + Stickstoff (ger) - nitrogen + wishy-washy stuff.

selfmade - made by oneself, one's own action or efforts; of one's own making + 'selfmade world' (notebook 1924) [selfmade man].

you can't believe a word he writes (notebook 1924) [Dublin on Joyce/Ulyssess/Portrait?]

Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 12: 'Not for pie'

naturel = natural + natural selection - a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment + 'natural rejection' (notebook 1924).

Charley - the name formerly given to a night-watchman; a fool, simpleton + (notebook 1931): 'Charly is my darlin' Charlie Is My Darlin' (song) [a Jacobite song about Bonny Prince Charlie] + Charley the Chimp - ape in Dublin Zoo + Charles Darwin.

sequent - that follows as a result or a logical conclusion

assent - mental acceptance or approval + ascent + The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871) - work by Charles Darwin.

breakfast + FDV: Till they go round if they go round again before break parts parks and now dismiss. They keep. Step. Keep. Step stop.

fleur - an ornamental flower + fleur (fr) - flower.

ange - trouble, affliction, anguish + ange (fr) - angel.

gardoun = guerdon - a reward, requital, or recompense + garden (or guardian angel).

creedless - destitute of a creed (any system of principles or beliefs)

FDV: Creedless crownless hangs his haughty. He does not know how his grandson's grandson's grandson's grandson will stammer up as a Peruvian for in the ersebest idiom I have done it means I soon shall do. He dares not think the grandmother of his grandmother of his grandmother coughed Russky with a husky accent. Nor that the mappamund has been changing pattern as youth plays moving from st to st. Since time was and races were and wise ants hoarded and sauterelles were spendthrifty nor that the wee voice turtling of a London's alderman is ladled out by the earful to the regionals of pigmy land. His part should say in honour bound:—[So help me symetthy, selluc, sammarc, selluc & singim,] I will stick to you, by gum, no matter what and in case of the event coming off beforehand [even so you was to release me for the sake of the other [[cheap girl's] baby's name]] even if I was toseleep across 2 beds plaster me but I will pluckily well put pull on the buckskin gloves. But his Noodynaady's actual ingrate tootle is of come into the garner, mauve, and thy nice are crimsome flowers and buy me a bunch of iodines because it is the month of brums brumes.

moe = mo - more + ain't no more.

red devil - the drug secobarbital (Seconal); also, a tablet of this drug (coloured red)

white of the eye - white part of the eyeball, surrounding the coloured iris + Sainéan: La Langue de Rabelais II.353: (of euphemistic appellations for the devil) 'The one who has no white in the eye... by allusion to the demon who has fire-red eyes'.

braglodytes (gr) - one who creeps into or lives in shallows [modelled on Greek troglodytes: one who creeps into or lives in caves] + Sainéan: La Langue de Rabelais II.399: French-Greek: Braguettodyte, that inhabits the trouser-fly... burlesque compund formed by analogy to troglodyte, the inhabitant of caves'.

to a

katadoupeo (gr) - to fall with a crash + dupe (Serbian) - arse + G Catadupa (l) - the first Cataract of the Nile + Sainéan: La Langue de Rabelais II.59: 'Catadupe, a waterfall in a river and especially in the Nile'.

condamn = condemn (v.)

quondam - that formerly was or existed + Sainéan: La Langue de Rabelais II.299: 'sexe... quoniam, avec le même sens' (French 'vulva... quoniam, with the same meaning').

John Thomas (Slang) - penis + Jonathan Swift.

af (Danish) - of, from, by

sackbut - a trumpet of the Renaissance + Sainéan: La Langue de Rabelais II.305: 'La musique... les termes techniques prennent un sens érotique... jouer de la sacqueboute' (French 'music... the technical terms take an erotic meaning... to play the sackbut') + butt.

stammer - to falter or stumble in one's speech