rue - sorrow, distress + (notebook 1923): 'they call her B-' + FW levels: '<barmaid> >reformed< <railway> railways barmaid's view (they call her Spilltears <Ruth> Rue ) was >thus expressed<:'

sympathizer - one who or that which sympathizes; esp. one disposed to agree with or approve a party, cause, etc.; a backer-up

dole - grief, sorrow, mental distress + dole (Serbian) - down.

Eleventh Avenue, New York City, once called Death Avenue (due to railway tracks running down the centre of street).

anent - in respect or reference to, respecting, regarding, concerning

ministrate - to manage as a steward, to carry on, or execute (an office, affairs, etc.); to dispense, furnish, supply, or give (anything beneficial to the recipient)

to wit - Used to introduce a list or explanation of what one has mentioned

syphon = siphon + (penis).

ehim (l) - ha!, what! + Earwicker's symbol "E" is given the title "Ehim" by this barmaid witness and is used three more times in following sentences, including the word "jailahim".

whissle = whistle + It's too late to shut the stable door after the horse has bolted (proverb) + "An interesting entry is Prairies B.14.124(c) ‘bury ass with him’, because the original text is about horses: ‘We have seen that in several tumuli bones of horses and oxen have been discovered’. It is not the first time that Joyce attributes to the ass what is told of the horse, see for instance Prairies B.14.023(f), where Joyce writes: ‘ce n’est pas la peine de siffler quand l’âne ne veut pas pisser’, whereas the original proverb goes ‘it’s no use to whistle when the horse doesn’t want to piss’." (Robbert-Jan Henkes)

Phyllls - in Joyce's library was The Law Concerning Draped Virginity, by Adrian, in which it says: "Though she make water often, Phillis wishes to be thought a virgin." + Joyce's levels: Ehim! B>It is [4 ever 4] too late to [4 <whistle> whissle 4] when Phyllis wets herC>floods her<C stable.<B<A3]

scarlet - Of an offence, hence occas. of an offender: Heinous, deep-dyed + LDV: A barmaid's view was: It would be a crying shame to jail him in consequence of his health.

lock up - jail + FDV: A barmaid: it would be a shame to jail him on account of his health.

Seddon - English murderer + Sarah Siddons - famous 18th century actress + sodomy.

meretrix (l) - prostitute, harlot + Joyce's levels: '<it> It would be <a> <crying> skarlot shame <, honour bright,> to <jail> him <ehim> jailahim in lockup, as was proposed to him by the Seddoms person >creature< <no matter> what matter what >wrongdoing< >merry tricks he< merrytricks went <on> off with his <revulveher.> revulverher'

go off - (of firearms) to be discharged, explode; to experience sexual orgasm

enjoin - to join, to take part in

illth - the condition of being economically unprosperous or miserable; ill being + Lilith - Adam's wife before Eve, according to kabbalistic lore + Joyce's levels: '<on account> in <consequence> connections <of> with his >bad >him enjoying>ehim being a norphan and enjoining such weak wicked health >illth< <.> , ehim!'  

Drom Cuill-Choille - Ir. "brow of a hazelwood" or "hazelwood ridge." According to Harris's History of Dublin (1766), "Drom-Chohl-Coil" was Dublin's original Irish name.  

kitty - kitten; wench, a girl of easy virtue + Tyrrel, Kity - air to T. Moore's "Oh Blame Not the Bard".

B O.T Board Trade (notebook 1924) + board of trade - an association of bankers and business people to promote common commercial interests.

benklæder (Danish) - drawers

unison + swoon.

God forgive his jury + jury leg - a wooden leg (in the place of a disabled leg) + Joyce's levels: 'sisters >daughters< murmured in unison: God forgive the jury!'

Brian O'Linn - Irish ballad hero, first to wear clothes, make them of simple materials like sheepskin, shells, etc. + FDV: Brian [Linsky], the boy curser, was questioned & immediately answered gave a snappy comeback: [I am for caveman sex life, curse it!] Them two whores ought to be get strangled or axed.  

curser - one who curses + (notebook 1922-23): 'The boy curser' → December 1922 English news-story about John Albert Smith, a boy thief of fifteen cursing a magistrate in a letter of appeal ('If you take no notice of my appeal, then I hope God's curse will be upon you and your family for the rest of your days').

shooting box - a residence for temporary use while following a particular sport (e.g. shooting)

BALLYNABRAGGET - Townland, County Down. Baile na Bragoide, Ir. "Town of the Pot-Ale." "Bragget" was the product of professional brewers.  

snappy - quickly made or done, sudden + Joyce's levels: 'Brian >Linsky< <Linskey> <Lynskey> Lynsky, the boy >cub< curser, was questioned at his shouting box, Bawlonabraggat, and immediately answered >gave a snappy comeback< when saying'

come-back (Slang) - verbal retort + (notebook 1922-23): 'a snappy comeback'.

paw - naughty, indecent, obscene; a natural exclamation of disgust + (onomat.)

howl + bawl + Once more I say - (notebook 1924) Daily Mail 27 May 1924, 10/1: 'Vaquier': (Vaquier's statement read in a trial of the murder by poison of Mr Jones, an English hotel landlord, by Vaquier, a French tenant and lover of the landlord's wife) 'Once more I say that the poison was introduced' + Joyce's levels: 'Once more I say I'll <hellhowl> hellbowl'

caveman - cave-dweller + (notebook 1922-23): 'caveman style (Cyc)' + (notebook 1922-23): 'Jackie Coogan believes in caveman attitude to W' Daily Sketch 21 Dec 1922, 6/1: 'Jackie Coogan Comes to London': (of Jackie Coogan, eight-year old film star) 'He believes in the cave-man attitude to women'.

burk - to kill by suffocation + mark you + (curse you) + Joyce's levels: 'I am for caveman >chase and sahara< sex <life> <curse it> burk you'

leash - to put a leash on (a dog); to beat or lash with a leash, to whip + (notebook 1922-23): 'that woman ought to be strangled' Daily Sketch 14 Dec 1922, 7/3: 'My Married Life' (a regular column of juxtaposed diary entries of a wife and husband, offering views of daily events): 'My Diary — By Him': 'Heavens, that woman ought to be strangled — I mean Diana's mother'.

cave canem (l) - beware the dog + Joyce's levels: 'Themtwo <whores> <women> bitches ought to be <strangled> leashed >or axed< <curse them,> canem!'

hog - wild boar or sow

hoar - a grey-haired man (obs.) + boar

sage Asita (also called Kala Devala) - King Suddhodana's teacher and religious adviser, who predicted that his child will become Buddha + sanitas (l) - health, sanity.

bracelet - an ornamental ring or band worn on the arm or wrist; a fetter for the wrist, hand-cuff + bracelets (Slang) - handcuffs + Buddha's sister tried to teach him to wear bracelets.

grill - to subject to severe questioning; to broil on a gridiron over or before a fire (some martyrs were tortured on a grill)

sankhya - [calculation, number (Hind.)], an ortodox Hindu system based on dualism whose contact produces phenomenal world + Sakya Muni - a epithet of Gautama Buddha + Dwight Lyman Moody and Ira David Sankey - late 19th century American missionary evangelists (worked together, Moody preaching and Sankey singing).

mango trick - an Indian juggling trick in which a mango-tree appears to spring up and bear fruit within an hour or two + monkey tricks.

mystery + mistletoe + Tet - wooden pillar representing the body of Osiris in Egyptian lore.

shady - shaded, producing or affording shade

Asparas - maidens set to entertain Buddha when young; dropped on him from mango tree

shadower - one who shadows, one who follows another in order to keep watch upon his actions

torrify - to roast, scorch or dry by fire + terrified + torréfier (fr) - to roast, scorch.

bolt - a discharge of lightning, a thunderbolt

Indra - chief of the Vedic gods of India. A warlike, typically Aryan god, he conquered innumerable human and demon enemies and his weapons are lightning and the thunderbolt + Buddha, meditating under tree, was suspected to be Indra, the thunder-god + interdiction - authoritative prohibition.

Cuxhaven - city, northwestern Germany, port at the mouth of the Elbe. Irish revolutionary Roger Casement was decorated for leading a World War I raid on it.

tosh - neat, snug; sheer nonsense, bosh, twaddle

missioner - one sent on a mission, a missionary; esp. (in early use) a Jesuit missionary + FDV: Mrs Ida Wombwell, the 17 old girl daring [revivalist] preacher, said of him the fusiliers incident [with the rosiest of cheeks]: That man is a brute - but he is a magnificent brute.

revivalist - a clergyman who promotes religious revivals (renewed interest in religion); one who revives former conditions, methods, etc.

coincident - thing or event occuring at same time

interface - to come into interaction with + fizz - to exhibit strong excitement, to make hissing sound + interfering.

grenadine - a silk yarn, a moderate reddish orange, medium sized carnation + grenadier - Originally, a soldier who threw grenades. At first four or five were attached to each company, but, later, each battalion or regiment had a company of them. Though grenades went out of general use in the eighteenth century, the name of 'grenadiers' was retained for a company of the tallest and finest men in the regiment.

disgusted - filled with disgust, irritated and out of patience

perpendicular - vertical, erect + particular + the perpendicular pronoun - I, the first person.

Brut (Brutus) - great-grandson of Aeneas (legendary founderer of England) + brute - one of the lower animals as distinguished from man; a man resembling a brute in want of intelligence, cruelty, coarseness, sensuality, etc. Now (colloq.) often merely a strong term of reprobation or aversion, and sometimes extended to things.

Caligula (12-41) - Roman emperor. The name comes from caligae, foot-soldier's boots. Caligula led his troops to the coast opposite Britain (now the site of Boulogne) and ordered them to pick up seashells to be dedicated to the gods of Rome as spoils of the sea (see Letters, I, 245). 

Daniel McGrath - grocer and publican, 4-5 Charlotte Street, Dublin (in Joyce's time)

Magrath - seems to be the Cad, Gill, Snake; he is HCE's enemy, traducer, Anna Livia's special hate. His wife is Lily Kinsella, his servant is Sully the Thug (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake) + Treacle Tom = Magrath Bros (Joyce's list of characters in I.3.).

bookmaker - one that makes books; a proffesional betting man + bootmaker.

"Eastralia" was proposed by the Sydney Bulletin as a name for East Australia + Australian perusers.

SYDNEY PARADE AVENUE - Residential street in Sandymount, South-East Dublin. In Joyce's 'A Painful Case', Mrs Sinico is killed by a train at Sydney Parade Station. 

bulletin - a broadcast report of news, weather, etc. + Australian Ballot - a type of secret ballot using pre-printed ballot papers (so called because it originated in Australia in the 1850s).

antipodal - diametrically opposite; Australasian

strive - to struggle, endeavour to make one's way, against a natural force, e.g. winds, waves + hodie (l) - 'today', fitting with the "here today, gone tomorrow" rhythm of the phrase [a catch-phrase indicating a constant change of events or someone (or something) remaining in a place for a short time].  

to mellon (gr) - the future + Joyce's note, Wandering Rocks: ''Opening tomorrow'' + REFERENCE

wire - to send (a message) 'over the wires', to telegraph

splash - the prominent display in a newspaper of an advertisement, headline, or story + cash

cobbler - a clumsy workman, a mere botcher; Also, a bootmaker + brother + cabler - one who sends a cable message + cobber (Australian Colloquial) - mate, close friend.

early + Wilde: De Profundis: 'But I met you either too late or too soon'.

Captain Boycott - British land-agent in 19th century Ireland, famous for being ostracised + el capitan (Spanish) - the captain.

padre - priest, a christian monk

Turridu - hero of Mascagni's opera Cavalleria Rusticana (John McCormack's role in his Covent Garden debut in 1907) + turris dura (l) - a hard tower + toreador's.

(makes sweeping gesture with his cape) 

matador - in Spanish bullfights the man appointed to kill the bull + Call Me Early, Mother Dear (song).

precentor - one who leads or directs the singing of a choir or congregation

S.S. - saints

SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE - Built 1662 in Orange Street, later Smock Alley, now site of church of SS Michael and John (1815), Exchange Street. It was the principal theater in Ireland for over a century, until it closed in 1788. 

proverbial - that has passed into a proverb, or into common talk + proba verba (l) - good words, honorable language.

upsydaisy - Used to exp. reassurance to a small child when it is being lifted + upsy - In the phrases upsy Friese, Dutch, English, 'after the Frisian, German (or Dutch), English fashion' + ipse dixit (l) - he himself said (dogmatic assertion).

mutatis mutandis (l) - 'with the necessary changes having been made'; 'with the necessary modifications'; with due alteration of details (in comparing cases)

Cad = The Dorans (Joyce's list of characters in I.3)

lord - a husband; a master, ruler; the male head of the household

snuff box - a box for holding snuff; the nose (slang)

Morgan, Lady Sidney (1783-1859) - Irish novelist, author of such works as O'Donnell, The Wild Irish Girl.

fluttering fan (Lady Morgan was often described fluttering a huge green fan) 

take sides - to have the same position or interests

dub - clumsy or stupid person + Levey & O'Rorke: Annals of the Theatre Royal, Dublin 31: '"Der Freischutz" was performed... The performers of the echoes were "supers." chosen from the Dublin Militia, then called the "dirty Dubs"... when Caspar calls "one," the echo should be "one! one! one!"... Mr. Calcraft... explained and told each man the order, saying, "You, Murphy, are first; you, Daly, are second; you, Callaghan, are third; and, mind you, give the echoes in this order"... Caspar called out "One!" "One!" said Murphy. "Two!" roared Daly'.

flies - Theat. The space over the proscenium, including the upper mechanism and the galleries on each side from which it is worked + open their flies.

one two three

dainty + daily.

drab - prostitute, whore