King Mark of Cornwall

melken (ger) - milk + melekh (Hebrew) - king + making

murry - merry + murrisch (ger) - surly, morose.

steep - having a sharp inclination; let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse + deep

armour + arbour + amour - affair, a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship.

fain - glad, rejoiced, well-pleased

furry - resembling fur, fur-like, soft + Furry Glen in Phoenix Park, also called Hawthorn Glen.

shoe - to put a shoe on, to cover with a shoe + show one's nose - to allow oneself to be seen, make an appearence + show up - to expose (something underneath).

pimp - to spy on lovers + peeps

pomp - magnificent show, splendid display or celebration

blackguard + 'The king was in his countinghouse, counting out his money, The queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey, The maid was in the garden, hanging out the clothes, Down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose' (nursery rhyme).

pump gun - a pump action shotgun or rifle

foreteller - one who or that which foretells

rear - to bring (a thing) to or towards a vertical position; to set up, or upright

comether = come hither - coaxing invitation to cows, horses, etc., to coax, wheedle + put the comether on (Slang) - coax, wheedle.

acre - a definite measure of land, originally as much as a yoke of oxen could plough in a day

stripe - a long narrow tract of land 

Anakreon (gr) - lyric poet, fl. 540 B.C. + eanach (anokh) (gael) - marsh, fen + Krawatte (ger) - necktie + Eliot: The Waste Land 199-201: 'Mrs Porter... They wash their feet in soda water'.

he + whou = how + {he missed Mrs Porter [ALP]}

what + whot = hot.

set - to take a journey + 'O Mr Porter, Whatever shall I do, I want to go to Birmingham and they're taking me on to Crewe' (song).

Pimpla (gr, l) - place and fountain in Pieria sacred to the Muses + Pimlico Street, Dublin + {Miss Pimp-Loco [Issy]}

overawe - to make submissive by awe or fear, inspire awe in + 'Deutschland, Deutschland über alles' (song).

ST EDMUND, KING AND MARTYR - London church, North side of Lombard Street, in the City. Edmund was king of East Anglia, killed by Danes in 870 AD.

Saint Dunstan-in-the-East - London church 

pitre (fr) - clown + ST PETER-LE-POER - London church, West side of Old Broad Street, demolished ca 1912.

Petrin - highest hill in Prague 

Bart (ger) - beard + Saint Bartholomew the Great - London church.

Saint Bartholomew-by-the-Exchange - London church + (4 churches/historians & ass).

hesten (Danish) - horse + STATUE OF WILLIAM III - The equestrian statue erected in College Green 1 July 1701 was long a symbol of the Protestant Ascendancy, a point of contention between the Orange faction (William was Prince of Orange), for whom it was a rallying point, and Irish nationalists. Before it was finally blown up in 1929, and removed, it was frequently covered with tan and grease, defaced, or partially blown up. Generations of Dubliners commented on the fact that the statue faced the Dame street and Castle, turning its back on TCD. 

troth - faithfulness, good faith, loyalty, honesty (obs.) + trot + street + {he hastens towards the girls 'Truth' and 'Wedding-Hand'}

ORANGE - Town and region, South France. The title was inherited by William the Silent, 1st prince of Orange-Nassau, and founder of the Dutch Republic. 

Nassau - German duchy until 1866. William the Silent, founder of the Dutch Republic, inherited the title of Nassau-Dillenburg from his father, of Orange-Chalons from his cousin, was 1st prince of Orange-Nassau + Orange Nassau - Dutch Royal family + Nassau Street, Dublin, runs south of Trinity College. 

Bowlbeggar Bill-the-Bustonly - as Mr Mink says, a legless criminal of Stoneybatter who used his powerful arms to propel himself in an iron bowl and to strangle and rob passersby + bull beggar (Slang) - someone who scares children. 

brow - a steep hill or slope

hazel wood - a wood or thicket of hazel bushes + Drom-Choll-Coil - old Irish name of Dublin, means 'the brow of hazel wood'.

Dublin's name derives from Irish dubh linn: black pool

BULLOCK CASTLE - One of 7 castles in Dalkey, South-East of Dublin. The name is a corruption of its earlier Danish name, Blowick

artesian well - well made in Artois in the 18th cent., in which a perpendicular boring into a synclinal fold or basin of the strata produces a constant supply of water rising spontaneously to the surface of the ground. By extension applied to water obtainable by artesian boring.

The name of the Phoenix Park is derived from a misunderstanding by English speakers of fionn uisge, Irish "clear water," a spring in the park. The transliteration Feenisk was corrupted to "Phoenix," and the mistake is commemorated by the stately bird atop the Phoenix Pillar.

handwriting - writing with the hand, manuscript

face wall - a wall built to sustain the face of a natural bank of earth; the front wall (of a building) + (writing on wall at Belshazzar's feast).

conchoid - Geom. A plane curve of the fourth order invented by Nicomedes + siphono- - tube, pipe + -stomata - mouth, opening + kryptokonchoeidesiphonostomata (gr) - hidden-shell-like-tube-mouths + Charles Collette: Cryptoconchoidsyphonostomata (a patter-farce given at Theatre Royal, Dublin; literally 'hidden shell-like tube-mouths').

Hellespontos (gr) - Sea of Helle (legendary girl drowned there): strait between Europe and Asia, the Dardanelles + Hero (gr) - priestess beloved by Leander who repeatedly swam to her accross the Hellespont, but at length drowned + heros (gr) - a hero + Herospontos (gr) - Sea of Hero; Sea of Heroes.

ylde = isle + Abdul Hamid II, Sultan from 1876, centralized all government functions in the Yibdiz Kiosk, a palace on the heights above the suburb of Beshiktash, and in fear of assassination withdrew behind its fortifications after the 1895 massacres + oldest

Glasnevin (Dublin cemetery) sounds like Irish 'Glaisin Aoibhinn', which means 'pleasant little field' (spurious etymology) 

kiosk - an open pavilion or summerhouse of light construction, often supported by pillars and surrounded with a balustrade; common in Turkey and Persia, and imitated in gardens and parks in Western Europe.

peninsula + plena (l) - full.

youngest + angustus (l) - narrow, close.

hostel - a public house, inn

Ireland, island of saints and scholars

night light - the light which burns or shines during the night + The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.

Daniel O'Connell killed D'Esterre in duel on the Fifteen Acres, Phoenix Park (Ulysses.6.249: 'hugecloaked Liberator's form').

deck - cover, dress, to adorn + a white horse is a symbol of William III, painted on walls by loyalists.

rudder - a broad, flat piece or framework of wood or metal, attached vertically to the sternpost of a boat or ship in such a way that it can be employed in steering it + Budge: The Book of the Dead ch. CXXII: (naming parts of the deceased's boat) '"Evil is it" is the name of the rudder'. 

Horus, Osiris and Set: Egyptian gods [22-23.]

mairie - (fr. mayor) a town hall (in France) + 'Amerikay' (James Joyce: A Portrait II).

quai - a public way constructed on the quay, spec. such a street on either band of the Seine in Paris + "The destination of Osiris in the above example, "Mairie Quai" seems obscure as we read it; the aural significance is, however, very close to "Amerikee", which reinforces the image of Osiris sailing off to a new world in the west." (Mark L. Troy)


Hun - one of an Asiatic race of warlike nomads, who invaded Europe c a.d. 375, and in the middle of the 5th c., under their famous king Attila (styled Flagellum Dei, the scourge of God), overran and ravaged a great part of this continent.

dartars - a disease of sheep + daugthers

Tartar - a native inhabitant of the region of Central Asia extending eastward from the Caspian Sea, and formerly known as Independent and Chinese Tartary. First known in the West as applied to the mingled host of Mongols, Tartars, Turks, etc., which under the leadership of Jenghiz Khan (1202-1227) overran and devastated much of Asia and Eastern Europe.

repulse - to drive or beat back (an assailant); to repel by force of arms

oston (gr) - bone + Osten (ger) - East + Ton (ger) - sound, tone + Adams and Liberty (song): 'For unmoved at its portals would Washington stand, And repulse with his breast the assaults of the thunder; Of its scabbard would leap, His sword from the sleep, And conduct, with its point, every flash to the deep!'

falchion - to cut with a falchion (a broad sword), use a falchion upon + fashioned.

downs - 3d. sing of down

locative - pertaining to location

vehicule = vehicle


circulation + celi- - belly, abdomen + caelicola (l) - dweller in heaven, deity.

Eblana - name of Dublin used by Ptolemy + flood, ebb.

Hewitt - name used by Robert Emmet

castèllo (it) - castle + Howth Castle.

equerry - an officer in the service of a royal or other exalted personage, charged with the care of the horses


outing - the action of going out

look forward - to look ahead, to look expectantly towards the future or to a coming event

rhodon (gr) - rose + rhododendrons (on Howth Head).

doldrums - a condition of dullness or drowsiness; dumps, low spirits, depression + Dundrum, district of Dublin.

seedcake (in Ulysses) + sea level.

luminiferous - producing or transmitting light + legumen - the fruit, or the edible portion of a leguminous plant, e.g. beans, peas, pulse + leguminiferous zone - that in which podbearing plants grow. 

Balfe: The Bohemian Girlsong: 'When other lips and other hearts... Then you'll remember me' + {when he is old he’ll resemble his spouse ALP}

clipping - a press cutting + Joyce's note: '*E* made of clippings'

void - to clear

buttress - a brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it

stave - the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written + {the night train whistle sings his name, a song written by birds on a stave of wires}

wire - a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance + James Joyce: A Portrait II: 'He was travelling with his father by the night mail to Cork... the insistent rhythm of the train; and silently, at intervals of four seconds, the telegraph-poles held the galloping notes of the music between punctual bars' + 'song in a train' (notebook 1924) [singing motif].

crawl - to be all 'alive' with crawling things + (he is an insect).

lice - pl. of louse + '*E* crawls with lice' (notebook 1924).

swarm with - to be crowded or thronged with; to contain swarms or great numbers of

maggots + sagart (Anglo-Irish) - priest.