snare drum - a drum with strands of snares made of curled metal wire, metal cable, plastic cable, or gut cords stretched across the drumhead, typically the bottom + eardrum.
yer - repr. a dial. or vulgar pronunc. of your
lug - ear + SDV: Put your ear to it! It's the soldiers! Lay yer lug to the ground, man! They're playing thimbles & bodkins. / Hep! whu's within? / Zinzin. Zinzin / Crom abu! Cromwell to victory! / We'll get goad gore them and gat gash them and geld them g. . . gloat on them / Zinzin.
G.K. Chesterton: Manalive (a 1912 novel about an innocent fool who is wrongly accused of numerous crimes)
bodkin - a small pointed instrument, of bone, ivory, or steel, used for piercing holes in cloth, etc. + Thimble and Bodkin Army - (Eng. Hist.): a nickname of the Parliamentary Army of the Civil War (In London, the Parliament too was gathering an army. Every one was eager to help. Those who could not fight brought money and jewels. Women who had nothing else to give brought their silver thimbles and bodkins, so that the Cavaliers, as the King's friends were called, named it, in scorn, "the thimble and bodkin army.")
Gael - a Scottish Highlander or Celt; also, an Irish Celt + Clan na nGael - American Fenian organisation.
Donegal - the name of a county in the north-west of Ireland + Dubh-gall (Irish) - Black foreigner, Dark foreigner (i.e. Dane).
fionn (Irish) - fair + shark's fin.
ring - a ringing sound or noise + running + riding.
crum - to break down into crumbs or small fragments + Crom (krum) (gael) - Crouching; ancient idol overthrown by St. Patrick.
abu! (abu) (gael) - to victory! + Crom abú! - war cry of the Fitzgeralds.
gore - to pierce or stab deeply, with a sharp weapon, spike, spur, or the like (obs.)
gash - to cut, slash or wound (the body); to cut or tear asunder (nonce-use.)
gun - to assail or fight with guns (obs.), to shoot (a person)
gloat on - to feast one's eyes upon, to contemplate, think of, or dwell upon with fierce or unholy joy
yeoman - a volunteer cavalry force in the British army, originally formed at the time of the French revolution, and consisting chiefly of men of the yeomanry class or status; first embodied in 1794 + Yorkmen (Wars of the Roses) + SDV: O, widows & orphan's orphans! It's the yeomanry. Redshanks for ever!
redshank - one of the Celtic inhabitants of the Scottish Highlands and of Ireland
Lancastrian - an adherent of the house of Lancaster; one of the Lancastrian faction in the Wars of the Roses (whose emblem was the Red Rose)
roedeer - deer, or a deer, of the roe kind + St Patrick was a poet, author of the Lorica (also called The Breast Plate, or Cry of the Deer) + SDV: Up, my doggies, up! It's the The cry of the deer it is! View halloo!
White, Harold Robert (1872-1940) - Dublin composer of "Cry of the Deer (St Patrick at Tara)" and of an opera Shaun the Post + Isolde of the White Hands.
hind - the female of the deer, esp. of the red deer + The White Hind - The Roman Catholic Church, in Dryden's Hind and Panther (The Hind and the Panther falls into three parts: the first is a description of the different religious denominations, in which the Roman Catholic church appears as "A milk-white Hind, immortal and unchanged", the Church of England as a panther, the Independents as a bear, the Presbyterians as a wolf, the Quakers as a hare, the Socinians as a fox, the Freethinkers as an ape, and the Anabaptists as a boar.)
slot - the track or trail of an animal, esp. a deer, as shown by the marks of the foot
Horn and Hound - English hunting journal
sanctus (l) - holy + send us a piece (i.e. a newspaper article).
(newspaper boy or newspaper editor shouting)
freedman - a man who has been a slave and is manumitted, an emancipated slave + Saint Patrick's hymn Cry of the Deer: 'Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ below me, Christ above me'.
chairman + chare (Obsolete) - the return of a time + Freeman's Journal.
Daily Express + SDV: Christ in the fort! Christ in the chariot chariotseat! / Zinzin /
slog - to hit or strike hard; to drive with blows; Also fig., to assail violently.
schlagt (ger) - beats, conquers + slagte (Danish) - slaughter.
sluagh (slue) (gael) - host, army + slaughter + SDV: Water Waterdaughter Slog & doughter Rape the daughter doughter! Choke the pope poper! / Zinzin /
aureus (l) - golden + aude (l) - hear + SDV: O cloudy father! Nongood! / Zinzin! /
cloudy - fig. Darkened by misfortune, grief, anger, forebodings, etc.; full of gloom or trouble; gloomy, sullen, frowning.
unsure - not safe against attack or mishap; Of persons, etc.: Not to be trusted or relied upon, unreliable, untrustworthy + Vater unser (ger) - Our Father.
bride of the brine [399.02] [595.05]
erste (ger) - first + Erster (ger) - first one + "Stella and Vanessa: Esther Johnson and Esther Vanhomrigh, young spinsters (he named them Stella and Vanessa) with whom Swift obscurely involved himself. Joyce said Exiles was "a distant reminiscence of the strange Stella-Vanessa story" (Letters, II, 456-57). In FW they are identified with Procne and Philomela and form part of the girl-ravished-with-cold theme, which also includes Ophelia and the frozen hen of Francis Bacon. Ravished, the girls become vengeful stars of blindness (Letters, I, 269, 273-74, Ulysses, 40). They are also goddesses - Ishtar, Vanessa, an Orphic deity; they are furies, heavenly bodies, flowers, disease, and dangerous as hell" (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake).
sister + sidste (Danish) - last + SDV: Sold! I am sold! Brinabride, goodbye! Brinabride! / Pipette dear! Me! Me!
fort - to defend or protect with a fortification, to fortify, to enclose in a fort + fort! (ger) - away! + SDV: Fortramon & traharp Arch March!
BAYREUTH - Town, Germany. Wagner festivals have been held there since 1876 in the Festspielhaus, designed by Wagner + bereit! (ger) - ready!.
through - finished, at an end; defeated, 'done for' + SDV: Me! I am true I'm true. [True.] Isolde! Pipette, my precious! / Zinzin / Brinabride, get my price! My price. Brinabride! / Your My price, my preciousest! / Zin. / Brinabride, my price! When you sell me get my price! / Zin. / Pipette! Pipette, my precious one! Zinzin. Zinzin.
Parnell's citations: "Do not throw me to the wolves!" "When you sell, get my price!" (Redmond, defending him on the first day of Committee room 15, observed: 'where we are asked to sell our leader to preserve an alliance, it seems to me that we are bound to inquire into what we are getting for the price we are paying.' Parnell interrrupted here 'Don't' sell me for nothing. If you get my value, you may change me tomorrow.')
John 19:26: 'behold thy son'
tune in - to tune a radio or television to (a particular station or transmission, or a particular frequency)
forain - obs. form of foreign + SDV: Now, we're getting it. Hello! / Zinzin / Hello! / Abride! /