..."As we there are where are we are we there haltagain. By recourse, of course, recoursing from tomtittot to teetootomtotalitarian."... (So the phrase got lost either on the (missing) typescript and proofs for transition No.23, July 1935, or on the marked transition pages for the typesetter of Storiella.) (Robbert-Jan Henkes, 10 April 2001).
unde (l) - where + et (l) - and + ubi (l) - when + unde et ubi (l) - whence and where.
tomtit - a common name of the Blue Titmouse (Parus cæruleus); transf. applied to a little man or boy + Tom Tit Tot - book by E. Clodd about primitive religions + tot - a very small or tiny child.
teetotum - a very little person; a four-sided disk spun in a game of chance + teetotal - absolute, complete, perfect, entire. (More emphatic than total) + totalitarian - an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government.
cap - to pass the comprehension of; to puzzle, bring to one's wit's end
hook - to attach oneself or be attached with or as with a hook; to catch hold of and draw as with a hook + hook and eye (Slang) - arm in arm.
hike - a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
pint - a measure of capacity for liquids, equal to half a quart or 18 of a gallon; a pint of ale or beer, or other liquor + pint of porter place - Earwicker's public house.
shot - a supply or amount of drink (obs.) + "why do I am alook alike two poss of porterpease? And: Shut! says the wicked, handwording her madesty."
Maurice Behan ('S) and his version of Ain Soph
Romish - belonging, pertaining, or adhering to Rome in respect of religion; Roman Catholic + rawmaish (Anglo-Irish) - romance or fiction, foolish nonsense, brainless talk (from Irish: ráiméis) + raw meat.
girlish - of or pertaining to a girl or to girlhood + Gaedhealg (gelg) (gael) - Irish language + garlic.
teanga (t'one) (gael) - tongue, language
Herod - king of Judæa (b.c. 74 - 4). He was described as "a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis." He is also known for his colossal building projects in Jerusalem and other parts of the ancient world. He suffered from a gangrenous skin infection at the time of his death. Others report that the visible worms and putrefaction described in his final days are likely to have been scabies.
Cromwell + Mark of Cornwall.
eczema - 'an acute, or chronic, non-contagious, simple inflammation of the skin, characterized by the presence of itching papules and vesicles which discharge a serous fluid, or dry up' (Syd. Soc. Lex.). There are many kinds of eczema; a form occurring in cattle (E. epizooticum), is known as 'the foot and mouth disease'.
go for - to have for one's aim; to concentrate effort on the attainment of (an object); to assail, attack (whether with physical force or violent language)
snuffler - a person who breathes noisily (as through a nose blocked by mucus); one who speaks through the nose; one who uses cant
canary - canary-bird; an informer, a stool pigeon + blue canary - an emergency worker (especially a police officer or first responder) whose death alerts other personnel to a hazardous situation; Etymological Note: From the use of canaries in coal mines, whose death would alert miners to the presence of dangerous gases + Mobsters would kill someone and place a dead canary next to the body to signify that the victim was a "stool pigeon" or a rat + 'Twas off the Blue Canaries (song).
beaver - a shade of brown resembling that of the fur of a beaver; a beard; the female genitals or the pubic area in general
itinerary - a line or course of travel, a route; a book describing a route by land or sea, or tracing the course of the roads in a region or district, with measurements of distance, accounts of places and objects of interest, and other information for travellers.
particular - pertaining or relating to a single definite thing or person, or set of things or persons, as distinguished from others; special; not general
universal - Logic and Philos. That which is predicated or asserted of all the individuals or species of a class or genus, or of many things which are regarded as forming a class; an abstract or general concept regarded either as having an absolute, mental, or nominal existence + (particular and universal propositions are opposites in logic).
whence - from what place or origin or source + FDV: So let us follow them quick lunch. Down Livy Lane, along Mezzofanti Mall, then across Lavatery Square, up Tycho Brahe Terrace, along Isaac Newton Avenue through S. Catechista's gate till we find ourselves (hoult!) in Guild Circus with memorability mosoleum Length Without Breath of one who is more Mob than Man. (The germ of this chapter is the section published as the "Muddest Thick That Was Ever Heard Dump" and called by Joyce the "triangle.")
quick lunch - establishment selling lunches that can be served and eaten quickly + (Joyce's note): 'quick lunch' → O. Henry: The Four Million 44: 'Between Rounds': ''Twas hasty puddin', as ye say,... and hurry-up turnips and get-a-move-on-ye coffee. 'Twas what ye could call a quick lunch, all right, and tell no lie'.
'quick march... by the left' (army) + SDV: Hither let us as we have rest and followed them, quick lunch, buy our lefts, halt, long Livius Lane, Mid Mezzofanti Mall, diagonising Lavatery Square, up Tycho Brahe Crescent, Shouldering Berkeley's Alley? under Saint Cecilia's Archeway, to befinding ourselves, when old is sad and one, afore a mosoleum, Length without Breath, of Him, a chip off the evums who is more mob than Man. (The preceding passage, which Joyce may have dictated to his typist, seems to have been added late even to the typescript where it occupies a page by itself.)
menly = meanly + mainly - for the most part; in the main + MAINLY ABOUT PEOPLE - London weekly, known as "M.A.P.," published 1898-1911 by Thomas Power ("Tay Pay") O'Connor, Irish politician and journalist.
peeble - obs. forms of pebble, piece + "peebles in the Play" is an ancient ballad which Percy didn't include in his Reliques because it was too obsolete. Peebles is a place in Scotland. A note in Buffalo Workbook #10 suggests it may have to do with Sligo.
Mezzofanti - the name of Giuseppe Mezzofanti (1774-1849), an Italian cardinal who was master of more than fifty languages, used to denote a person of exceptional linguistic ability.
mall - a sheltered walk serving as a promenade; in some towns adopted as a proper name
diagonalize - to move in a diagonal + (AL forms the diagonal of the APLπ square [293.12]).
lavatory - a room equipped with toilet facilities + Lavater, Johann Kaspar (1741-1801) - Swiss poet and physiognomist.
Tycho Brahe - Danish astronomer whose work in developing astronomical instruments and in measuring and fixing the positions of stars paved the way for future discoveries.
crescent - a row of houses built in the form of the inner bow of a crescent moon or arc of a circle + (continue up to π).
mercery - a term for expensive fabrics (silk, linen, and fustian textiles) + MATER MISERICORDIAE HOSPITAL - At Eceles Street and Berkeley Road (Mulligan works there) + Mercury - Roman god of merchants, thieves, money, etc., etc., identified with Hermes and Thoth. As Shaun walks the Via Dolorosa backward in III,i ii, he is always illustrating some attribute of backward-walking Mercury-Hermes-Thoth, and, therefore, the naming of the god gives no notion of how he dominates the material. In Ulysses, Mulligan is Mercury, and so is, in part, one of the models for Shaun. (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake).
dripping - having liquid falling off in drops + Joyce's note: 'drippy nipples' ('y' replaces a cancelled 'ing') → Crawford: Back to the Long Grass 107: 'stubby little milch goats waddling along with dripping nipples'.
shoulder - Of inanimate things: To form a shoulder, project as a shoulder.
Berkeley George - (1685-1753), Anglo-Irish Anglican bishop, philosopher, and scientist, best known for his Empiricist philosophy, which holds that everything save the spiritual exists only insofar as it is perceived by the senses.
retch - to throw up in vomiting + Solfa: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do.
down and out - completely without resources or means of livelihood; absolutely 'done'
quer (ger) - across
Gainsborough Thomas - (1727-1788), portrait and landscape painter, the most versatile English painter of the 18th century.
carfax - a place where four roads or streets meet (sometimes extended to more than four); the 'Four Arts': music, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy.
Guido d'Arezzo - (990-1050), medieval music theorist whose principles served as a foundation for modern Western musical notation.
gateway - a frame or arch in which a gate is hung; a structure built at or over a gate, for ornament or defence + gade (Danish) - street.
while - to pass or get through (a vacant time), esp. by some idle or trivial occupation
whither - to move with force or impetus, to rush
before + fahr (ger) - ride.
fear (Irish) - man
slavish - of, belonging to, or characteristic of, a slave; befitting a slave; servile, abject
filial - of or pertaining to a son or daughter
montan - obs. form of mountain
wetting (Slang) - fucking + wedding.
moll - a prostitute; gen., a girl, woman; a girl-friend or sweetheart, esp. of a criminal
enthusiast - one who is full of 'enthusiasm' for a cause or principle, or who enters with enthusiasm into a pursuit
cuckle - dial. var of cockle (n.) + cuddling.
hoyden - a rude, or ill-bred girl (or woman); a boisterous noisy girl, a romp
floodlight - a light providing a beam of intense illumination
exponent - he who or that which sets forth as a representative or type, as a symbol or index
play A.K. Divorce (Joyce's note) → Real life behind the floodlights as shown by the best exponents of a royal divorce (late 1934-March 1935)
rougy - full of, sprinkled with, rouge; resembling rouge (a fine red powder prepared from safflower, and used as a cosmetic to give an artificial colour to the cheeks or lips) + (red).