type - a small cupola or dome; that by which something is symbolized or figured; anything having a symbolical signification; a symbol, emblem
tope - an ancient structure, in the form of a dome or tumulus of masonry, for the preservation of relics or in commemoration of some fact + topos (gr) - place.
litter - odds and ends, fragments and leavings lying about, rubbish; a state of confusion or untidiness; a disorderly accumulation of things lying about
sundance - a religious dance in honour of the sun, accompanied with rites of self-torture, practised by certain North American Indian peoples
Pliny the Elder (23-79) - author of the Naturalia Historia. Pliny the Younger, his nephew (61-113), was an orator and letter writer.
Columella (l) - Roman agricultural writer + Colmcille (kulumkili) (gael) - Dove of the Church; saint, Latinized Columba + Sullivan: The Book of Kells 4: 'the famous Book of Kells, or as it is often called the Book of Colum Cille'.
giacinto (it) - hyacinth + "Today, as in the days of Pliny and Columella, the hyacinth disports in Gaul, the periwinkle in Illyria, the daisy on the ruins of Numantia;" (Quinet)
pervenche = periwinkle - the common name of plants of the genus Vinca (N.O. Apocynaceś), esp. of the two European species, V. minor and V. major, the Lesser and Greater Periwinkle, evergreen trailing sub-shrubs with light blue starry flowers, varying in V. minor with pure white.
margaret - a daisy
ghoulish - of the nature of, resembling, or characteristic of ghouls + Gallia (l) - land of the Gauls.
Illyria - ancient country in south-east Europe
Numantia - an ancient Celtiberian settlement. Numantia is famous for its role in the Celtiberian Wars. In the year 153 BC Numantia experienced its first serious conflict with Rome. After 20 years of hostilities, in the year 133 BC the Roman Senate gave Scipio Aemilianus Africanus the task of destroying Numantia. He laid siege to the city, erecting a nine kilometre fence supported by towers, moats, impaling rods and so on. After 13 months of siege, the Numantians decided to burn the city and die free rather than live and be slaves.
anastomosis - intercommunication between two vessels, channels, or distinct branches of any kind, by a connecting cross branch. A natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous.
preter - more than, in addition to, besides + praeter (l) - previously + praeteridentificatus (l) - previously identified.
para- - closely related to or resembling, beside, beyond + paraidiotikos (gr) - alongside the private, almost privately.
Adamic - Of or belonging to Adam + atomic - of or pertaining to atoms.
haphazard - mere chance or accident + Joyce's note: '*E* highly charged with electrons'.
cockalorum - a small boastful or self important person; boasting talk, self-important narration + menos (gr) - strength, spirit.
piping hot - so hot as to make a piping or hissing sound, as a simmering liquid, or a dish freshly cooked; hissing hot; hence gen. very hot
pit - Sc. and north. dial. form of put (v.) + puts pen to paper.
scribings - incised markings on stone, etc.; also, writings, scribblings
scrawled - scribbled, badly written + (drawings on Easter eggs).
in effect - Formerly. In fact, in reality, opposed to in show, in words. In mod. use, virtually, substantially, so far as the result is concerned + cause and effect.
FDV: Dear. And we go on to Dirtdump.
Revered. May we add majesty? We
Well, we have frankly
enjoyed more than anything those secret workings of natures (thanks even for it,
we humbly pray) and, well, was really so denighted of this lights time.
Muckbirds which bring up about uhrweckers they will come to know good.
Yen clouds will soon disappear looking forwards at a fine day. The honorable
Master Sarmon they should be first born like he was and it was between
Williamstown and Ailesbury on the top of the longcar we think of him looking at
us yet as if to pass away in a cloud. When he woke up in a sweat besides
it was to pardon him, golden one, but he dreamt we had a lonely face.
Back we were backed to the paladays last, the man what never put a drop in the
swags but milk from a national cows. [Sneaks
in the grass keep off! [If, we were to tick off all that
cafflers head, whisperers, for his accomodation the brothers me craw namely and
their bacon what priced butter. Stringstly is it forbidden by the honorary tenth
commendmant to shall not bare full sweetness against a
nighboor's wiles. [What those slimes up the door the lies is
coming out on them freckle fully had the shames to suggest can we ever? Never!
So may the law forget him their trespasses against Mr O'Reilly here in my bed
getting up. [A nought in nought Irrishmhan called Ervigsen by his first
mate. May all similar douters have that fancied widming!] For a pipe of
twist or less we could let out and someone would make a carpus of somebody with
the greatest of pleasure by private shootings. [And not enough left for
Peeler the Picker. How delitious for the three Sulvans of Dulkey
dump - a place where refuse material, esp. from a mine or quarry, or that collected from domestic refuse bins, is deposited
delighted + benighted.
last + lifetime.
muckrake - to explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures + Magrath + FDV: Muckbirds which bring up about uhrweckers they will come to know good.
Uhr (ger) - watch, clock + Wecker (ger) - alarm clock + Earwicker.
come to no good (notebook 1922-23)
yon - that + FDV: Yen clouds will soon disappear looking forwards at a fine day.
sarmon = sermon + salmon.
twohanded - wielded with both hands, as a sword, etc.; involving the use of both hands + two-handled weapon + Joyce's note: '2 handed sword' → Thom's Directory of Ireland/Dublin, Howth section: 'Howth Castle is an embattled structure, with a tower at each end; the hall, running the whole length of the building, is decorated with armour and military weapons, among which is a large two-handed sword, said to have been that used by Sir Amorey against the Danes'.
WILLIAMSTOWN - Former name of residental area, South of the intersection of Merrion and Ailesbury Roads, and just North of Blackrock; a railway station and former tram stop + William III and Queen Mary.
(tram on Merrion Road)
pass away - to die, expire; to spend (time, etc.), to while away + Job 30:15: 'my welfare passeth away as a cloud' + pass in a crowd - to be satisfactory only so long as he is not examined too closely, not to fall so short of the standard as to be noticed; not to be conspicuously below the average (freq. with the implication of mediocrity).
goldylocks - one who has golden hair + FDV: When he woke up in a sweat besides it was to pardon him, golden one,
My heaven on earth (Joyce's note) → My Heaven on Earth (song first sung in the 1938 film Start Cheering)
daydream - to indulge in day-dreams; to transport (oneself) imaginatively by means of a day-dream
lovely + The Letter: lovely face + FDV: but he dreamt we had a lonely face.
Jack the Giant Killer - in a nursery tale and English pantomime + Joyce's note: 'jerk of a beamstark'.
back - to move back, recede, retreat backward
Pleiades or Seven Sisters - in Greek myth, they were hunted by Orion and his dog on earth, in the sky. The lost Pleiad is Merope, who hides her light for sorrow at the fall of Troy, or for shame at having had sex with Sisyphus, a mortal + John Milton: Paradise Lost.
WABASH - River, Indiana and Illinois, US. Song: "On the Banks of the Wabash" + Joyce's notes: 'banks of Wabash' & 'The Wobblish'.
swag - a bulgy bag (obs.); a swagman's (tramp's) pack or bundle of personal belongings (Australian) + Joyce's note: 'swags'
cows + natural cause + FDV: Back we were backed to the paladays last, the man what never put a drop in the swags but milk from a national cows.
prick of the spindle (Joyce's note) → in pantomime Sleeping Beauty, the heroine falls asleep after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel spindle.
dreamland - the land or country which one sees in dreams, and which exists only in imagination; an ideal or imaginary land + I Will Give You the Keys to Heaven (song).
sneaker - someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police; a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole + snakes + FDV: [Sneaks Sneakers in the grass keep off!
tick off - to read off, to describe with succint accurancy + take off.
caffler - a young rogue, an impish, saucy young fellow, an impertinent boy
whisperer - one who communicates something quietly or secretly; esp. a secret slanderer or tale-bearer + FDV: [If, we were to tick off all that cafflers head, whisperers, for his accomodation the brothers me craw namely and their bacon what priced butter.
accommodation - anything which supplies a want, or affords aid or refreshment, or ministers to one's comfort; a convenience, an appliance
Mag Raith (mogra) (gael) - son of Mac Raith ("son of grace"); anglic. Magraw, McGrath, etc. + mo ghradh (mugra) (gael) - my love + cradh (kra) (gael) - misery, torment.
margarine + By the Magazine Wall, zinzin, zinzin (motif).
strictly + strengstens verboten (ger) - strictly forbidden.
honorary - denoting or bringing honour; conferred or rendered in honour
commendment (obs.) - commendation (recommendation) + Tenth Commandment: 'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods' (according to Roman Catholic tradition).
Eighth Commandment: 'Thou shalt not bear false witness' (according to Roman Catholic tradition)
wile - a crafty, cunning, or deceitful trick; a sly, insidious, or underhand artifice + Ninth Commandment: 'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife' (according to Roman Catholic tradition) + FDV: Stringstly is it forbidden by the honorary tenth commendmant to shall not bare full sweetness against a nighboor nighboor's wiles.
slime - fig. Applied disparagingly to the human body, to man in general, or to single persons.
tavern + FDV: [What those slimes up the door the lies is coming out on them freckle fully had the shames to suggest can we ever? Never!
caoineadh (kinu) (gael) - mourning, lamenting
freckle - any small spot or discoloration
Lord forgive them their trespasses + Lord's Prayer: 'Forgive us our trespasses'.