suspended - temporarily deprived of office, position, or privilege; supported by attachment above, hung

in irons - said of a person having the feet or hands fettered

drapery - a place where cloth is made; the sale of cloth and other textile fabrics + 'the Drapier' - Swift (left money to found lunatic asylum in Dublin).

antipope - a pope elected in opposition to one held to be canonically chosen + antipodes - Australia and New Zealand.

cardsharp - an expert in cheating at cards

clever + klanv (Breton) - sick.

Fleisch (ger) - meat, flesh + (notebook 1924): 'to pass the doctor (mother)'.

Feldpost (ger) - army postal service

censor - an official in some countries whose duty it is to inspect all books, journals, dramatic pieces, etc., before publication, to secure that they shall contain nothing immoral, heretical, or offensive to the government.

gach (gokh) (gael) - each, every + gack- (ger) - cackle + yac'h (Breton) - healthy.

fullblown - in full bloom

celibate - to restrain from marriage, compel to celibacy + celebrated.

Four Courts, Dublin

paunch - the belly, abdomen; the stomach, as the receptacle of food + judges + Humpty Dumpty (nursery rhyme): 'All the king's horses' + King's Bench Court, Dublin.

solitary - one who lives by himself in seclusion or retirement; a solitude, lonely place (obs.) + ver solitaire (French) - tapeworm.

William Shakespeare: Macbeth III.2.13: 'We have scotch'd the snake, not kill'd it.'

licence for consumption on premises (pub)

consumption - wasting of the body by disease; a wasting disease; now applied spec. to pulmonary consumption or phthisis; wasteful expenditure + (notebook 1924): '*C* consumption on premises *V*'.

syphilis + Dalkey Head + dolichocephalic and brachycephalic - longskulled and shortskulled.

brach - a kind of hound which hunts by scent; in later Eng. use, always feminine, and extended to any kind of hound; fig. A term of abuse (Cf. bitch) + back + brach - broke + brach (Czech) - comrade, mate.

dejeuner - the morning meal, breakfast + degenerate + jeune (fr) - young (feminine).

skeleton + skilly - skilled, skilful + skilly (Slang) - gruel.

bethink oneself - to call to mind, recollect + by drinking.

rot - Used in imprecations against a person or thing, sometimes merely an outburst of irritation or impatience.

flannel feet (notebook 1924) + Flannelfoot - nickname of Henry Edward Vicars, a notorious London cat burglar (carried out hundreds of burglaries over three decades until caught in 1937).

homosexual + Saint Augustine: Confessions: '"Tu quis est?" et respondit: homo': '"Who art thou?" And I answered "A man"'.

bedfellow - one who shares a bed with another; spec. A husband or wife + bedfellow (Slang) - penis.

put a nick in the post (Slang) - Said when unusual event occurs + dust unto dust.

crini- - hair + crinis (l) - hair + criminal.

a leopard never changes its spots - the basic character of a person cannot change.


housekeeping - the maintenance of a household; the management of household affairs + trans. idiom: ar a coimhead (gael) - "on his keeping": on the run, in flight (from authorities) + Genesis 4:9: 'Am I my brother's keeper?'

me + am I.

obnoxious - that is an object of aversion or dislike; offensive, odious, highly disagreeable + obnoximus (l) - most punishable, most liable, most submissive.

posthumus - a posthumous child (obs.) + Posthumus Leonatus - Imogen's husband in Cymbehine + obnoxious pessimist.

hornbook (notebook 1924) hornbook - an early form of child's primer, usually consisting of the alphabet, the ten digits, and the Lord's Prayer, written on a sheet of paper encased in a protective covering of translucent horn + unicorn.

Mark Twain: The Prince and the Pauper [.20]

blunder - to confound (in one's mind) stupidly; to move, act, or perform, blindly or stupidly + plundering.

TWO WORLDS - The journal in which the American Samuel Roth reprinted fragments of Finnegans Wake, then known as Work in Progress, in 1925-26. In 1927, Roth pirated a number of chapters in a separate journal, Two Worlds Monthly, leading to hot protests and a lawsuit by James Joyce.

Mussulman - a Muslim

ho - obs. f. he

nos - pl. of no + not

halfcousin - the child of one's father's or mother's cousin, a second cousin

famish - to die of starvation, perish from want of food

coiste (kushte) (gael) - jury + cuisne (kishne) (gael) - frost, ice + (notebook 1924): 'cuistha = 12th famine word meaning the hunger voluntarily endured by a person who will not eat his favourite food prepared for him because the person who prepared it?'

petition - to make a humble request or supplication to + FDV: — Will you not, dear Shaun, describe how? / — For three days, Shaun replied, she kept howling & bawling with him writing the language handling the pen with a hiccup. It all lasted seventy hours. / — What for, dear Shaun? I asked. — For the language, Shaun replied, in inside his letter.

illustrious - possessing lustre by reason of high birth or rank, noble or lofty action or qualities; distinguished, eminent; renowned, famous

this + put one's pride in one's pocket (phrase)

prince's pride & pauper's purse (notebook 1924) Irish Rivers, The Tolka 402/2: (of the Maguire family) 'By successive confiscations and continued improvidence, their vast estates were exhausted, and the small patrimony which Bryan inherited was early squandered. He obtained a commission in the army, as his royal descent would not allow him to stoop to any other merely useful employment. With a prince's pride and a pauper's purse, his position in society was anything but enviable'.

unravel - to free from intricacy or obscurity, to reveal or disclose + (notebook 1924): 'narrate in yr own words'.

obsequent - compliant, yielding, obedient + (notebook 1924): 'your very humble & yr' Gallois: La Poste et les Moyens de Communication 110: (of a French letter to the Postmaster General in Leipzig, 1730) 'We observe its final words: Sir, your very humble and very your (sic) obedient servant, de Brühl').

foible - a weak point; a failing or weakness of character + Aesop's fable.

get the better of - to win or gain a victory over (someone or something)

hearty - Of a meal or portion of food or drink: Satisfying to the appetite, abundant, ample, full.

honeycomb - a structure of wax containing two series of hexagonal cells separated by thin partitions, formed by bees for the reception of honey and their eggs

Braham, John (1774-1856) - English tenor, composed "The Death of Nelson" [Pearce: Sims Reeves, Fifty Years of Music in England 135: 'Braham sings duets with Reeves at the Wednesday concerts']

melos (l) - honey + melos (ger) - song, tune, melody + edible + eat one's hat - declare one's certainty that something will not happen or is untrue.

tryon - an attempt, esp. an attempt at imposition or deceit; the act of trying on a garment

triune - three in one, constituting a trinity in unity; a being that is three in one; a group of three things united

and welcome + (talking with his mouth full, hence the '-um' sounds).

honoris causa (l) - honorary degree

telemetry - the use of radio waves, telephone lines, etc., to transmit the readings of measuring instruments to a device on which the readings can be indicated or recorded + thelemon (gr) - willing + elementary + the alimentary canal.

BADEN - (1) Spa in Lower Austria, 14 miles South-West of Vienna; known as spa since Roman times. (2) Baden-Baden, 18 miles South-West of Karlsruhe, Germany; known as spa since Roman times + baden (ger) - bathing.

St. Dominic - the founder of an order of preaching friars. Cambrensis says the Irish saint, Domnoc or Dominicus (d. 664), introduced bees into Ireland.

commonplace - having nothing out of the common; devoid of originality or novelty + Court of Common Pleas, Four Courts, Dublin + (notebook 1924): 'as wellknown as Nelson's Pillar'.

allus - repr. dial. and colloq. pronunc. of always

pueblo - a town or village in Spain or Spanish America; esp. a communal village or settlement of Indians; short for Pueblo Indian + pueblo (sp) - people.

bunkum - empty clap-trap oratory, 'tall talk', humbug

Trafalgar - cape on the S. coast of Spain, famed for a great victory of the British fleet over the combined fleets of France and Spain on 21 Oct. 1805, in which Admiral Nelson was killed + The Nelson Monument, or Nelson Column, in Trafalgar Square, London, a colossal statue on a high column, dates from 1843 + trifulgureus (Latin Artificial) - thrice charged with lightning.  

barman - a man who serves at the bar of a public-house, etc. + Blind man's bluff (children’s game).

bluff - the action of bluffing at cards, in the game of poker; Hence, challenging or boastful language or demeanour, not intended to be carried out, but merely 'tried on' with the design of frightening or influencing an opponent who allows himself to be imposed upon by it.

Old Nol - nickname of Cromwell

borrowing - taking on loan, taking at second-hand, etc.; also concr., that which is borrowed

Lilien (ger) - lilies + *IJ*.

veldt (Afrikaans) - open bushy country in South Africa + Matthew 6:28: 'lilies of the field'.

folletta (it) - sprite (a small or elusive supernatural being, an elf or pixie)

jambe (fr) - leg

mem - vulgar variant of ma'am

hem (Archaic) - them + Shem, Ham and Japhet (*VYC*).

Wucherer (ger) - usurer (one who lends money at interest, especially at an exorbitant or unlawfully high rate)


lay out - to take out and expose to view + FDV: — For three days, Shaun replied, she kept howling & bawling with him writing the language handling the pen with a hiccup. It all lasted seventy hours. /

squeal - to utter (or give out) a more or less prolonged loud sharp cry, esp. by reason of pain or sudden alarm; to scream shrilly + (notebook 1924): 'Will you describe difference For 3 days you kept on & howling' ('difference' and '& howling' not clear).

noisy - characterized by noise + night prayers + nosy priers.

prior - a superior officer of a religious house or order + prayers + nisi prius (l) - unless before (writ of summons to jurors) + Nisi Prius Court, Dublin.

bawl - to shout at the top of one's voice, with a loud, full, protracted sound; Often emphasized by out.