coach and four - a coach with four horses
peck - to kiss perfunctorily, a snappy kiss + song Peg O' My Heart (Peg o' my heart, I love you, / We'll never part, I love you, / Dear little girl, sweet little girl, / Sweeter than the Rose of Erin).
anew - as if a new start were being made and without reference to past actions + XO
bask - to expose oneself to, or disport oneself in, an ambient flood of genial warmth, as in the sunshine, the rays of a fire; to lie enjoying the heat which radiates upon one. fig. of the 'sunshine' of love, favour, prosperity.
panorama - a mental vision in which a series of images passes before the minds eye.
flore = floor + flores (Portuguese) - flowers.
duly - to the extent or degree that is due; adequately, sufficiently, fully.
duty + Alexander: Space, Time and Deity (discussed in Lewis: 'Time and Western Man').
sooty - foul or dirty with soot + city
plenty + planxty - a harp tune of a sportive and animated character, moving in triplets.
gouty - affected with gout, distorted with swellings or protuberances
vacant - a vacant space, a vacuum
sleepish - somewhat sleepy
hapless - unfortunate, unlucky, luckless
accuracy - the state of being accurate; precision or exactness resulting from care; hence, precision, nicety, exactness, correctness.
Camelot - king Arthur's palace, a place of idyllic happiness + Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (William Shakespeare: Hamlet).
auctus (l) - increase, growth + actual
future + futuo (l) - to fuck.
preterite - of or pertaining to bygone time, former
suspensive - having the power or effect of suspending, deffering or temporarily stopping the operation of something.
exanimation - deprivation of spirits, disheartening, discouragement
accord (with) - to agree, be in harmony, be consistent
the eye of a needle - a minute opening or space
sight - to get or catch sight of, to see
ingredient - present as an ingredient (a component part, constituent, element).
egregious - prominent, projecting; Of persons and personal qualities: Distinguished, eminent, excellent, renowned (obs.)
recourse - course, movement, or flow in some direction; resort or application to some person or thing for assistance, help, or safety; a periodical recurrence; a running, coming or flowing back, a return (freq. in phr. course and recourse).
reverberation - a re-echoing sound; a reflection of light or colour.
nut cracking night - hellowe’en (the night of all the witches which the church transf. into the eve of all saints) + knot (Slang) - coit.
conjugation - the action of joining together or uniting
node - a knot or complication; an entanglement
redissolution - an act of dissolving again
mouldered - turned to dust, crumbled, decayed
William Shakespeare: As You Like It II.7.26: 'And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale'.
nonesuch (Slang) - vulva
even - evening; the eve of a holy day or church festival
silencer - one who silences
intempestuous = intempestive - untimely, unseasonable, inopportune + intempesta nox (l) - the dead of night + intempesta... Nox (l) - dismal Night (mother of the Furies), Vergil, Aen. XII. 846.
nox (l) - night + Nox - Roman goddess of night.
gallicrow - scarecrow
spot - to pick out, detect, notice, to locate accurately
lucinus (l) - light-bringing + lucens (l) - shining + M. Annaeus Lucanus (39-65 A.D.) (l) - poet, author of Pharsalia, epic on Roman Civil War.
twain - two, couple, pair
melt - metal or other substance in a melted condition. Also fig.
tother - the other (of two) + proverb One man's meat is another man's poison.
coining - the making of coin, minting; fig. Deliberate invention, fabrication + Poyning, Sin Edward - in 1459 induced the Irish parliament to pass "Poyning's Law," which said all acts of the English parliament were in force in Ireland, and the Irish parliament could pass no laws without the king's approval.
sap - the vital juice or fluid which circulates in plants; a fool + sun + surprising
fole = foil (a leaf); fool + fulfilling
nimb - nimbus, halo
nihil (l) - nothing
girly - girlish + Galahad - son of Lancelot, Grail knight.
becoming - befitting, suitable, having graceful fitness
wrestless - restless; 'not admitting of being turned aside' + Jacob and Esau struggled in the womb (Vulgate Genesis 25:22).
Ecclesiastes 1:7: 'All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full'
starring - the action of the verb star; spec. the acting or touring of a 'star' performer.
Hengest and Horsa, the Saxon brothers who led the initial invasion of England.
Japhet and his brother Ham.
beau - a man who gives particular, or excessive, attention to dress, mien, and social etiquette.
pale - paleness, palor + tales
pall - to become dull or uninteresting, to become pale
rosered - red like a rose
oragious - stormy, tempestuous + orange
gelb (ger) - yellow
to blow out - to extinguish (a flame) by a current of air
star gazer - one who gazes at the stars
kaleidoscope - an optical instrument, consisting of from two to four reflecting surfaces placed in a tube, at one end of which is a small compartment containing pieces of coloured glass: on looking through the tube, numerous reflections of these are seen, producing brightly-coloured symmetrical figures, which may be constantly altered by rotation of the instrument. fig. A constantly changing group of bright colours or coloured objects; anything which exhibits a succession of shifting phases.
yurn = yearn + Issy
love match - a marriage of which the motive is love
shee - she + shee (Anglo-Irish) - fairy.
that + toit (tit) (gael) - smoke.
drawe = draw; p. of drive
smoke - something of little substance or value
retourne = return + Rosseter: song 'What then is love but mourning, What Desire but a self-burning, Till she that hates doth love return'.
pette = pet
pitouet (Provençal) - young boy
angiolo, angiola (it) - angel (masculine, feminine)
gnaw - to bite (something) persistently so as to injure it or remove portions of it.
-een (Anglo-Irish) - (diminutive)
nudge - to touch or push (one) slightly with the elbow for the purpose of attracting attention.
(notebook 1922-23): 'I bet you'
Parisian - rel. to Paris
smear - ointment
vanity table - a dressing table