rose taupe - dark reddish gray + FDV: I bet you use [the her fine] French cream [to make [them] look so roses rosetop glowstop dontstop nostop]

slight - to treat with indifference or disrespect, disdain, ignore

..."For every got I care! I can pay my club like she. Three creamings"... (The word "got" may also be "jot" but probably the first letter is indeed a, be it hasty, g. The typist misses the second half of the addition (in the James Joyce Archives printed on the opposite page of the volume), but still somebody strikes out the entire addition as having been faithfully copied) (Robbert-Jan Henkes, 21 May 2002) 

creaming - treatment (of the skin) with a cosmetic cream

tissue - a piece of soft absorbent paper used as handkerchief, for drying or cleaning the skin

clean up - to wash up, change or arrange one’s clothes and tidy oneself

by (one’s) soul - exclamation

espouse - spouse + esposo (sp) - husband, spouse + espés (Provençal) - thick.

Clancarthy + FDV: when I think of Dan Hishon, [[the foodbrawler] & the sociationist party] the & his [other 14] maulers, bend come stoop a little closer, please feelse fealse, delicious simply, I haven't enjoyed such felt so turkish for ages & ages, what are they all the mucking lot of them only, pept, [that's right, hold it steady,]]

footballer - one who plays football

sociation - association, union + socialist

blacklead - to colour or rub with black lead (graphite)

Prendergast, Cecil - hero of Swinbunne's Sadopaideia + prendre (French) - to take + gast (Dutch) = Gast (ger) - visitor, guest + poltergeist - a ghost that announces its presence with rapping and the creation of disorder + "have been visited by him Brotfressor Prenderguest even underwittingly" [124.15]

innkeeper + goal-keeper.

fullback - defensive player

mauler - one who mauls; one who wrestles for ball when it is held over goal line + players

hurling - an Irish game resembling field hockey, an early form of football + hurling has fifteen players a side (so does rugby).

dago - a person of Italian or Spanish birth or descent + dickens

baiting - persistent annoyance, torment; beating (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) + waiting

ornery - commonplace, of poor quality + Orrery, Roger Boyle, 1st earl of (1621-79) - Irish-born British soldier, politician, dramatist for whom the ornery (illustrates motions of the stars by means of revolving balls) is named. 

because + eggcup.

egg and spoon trophy

ovally - in an oval manner or form + awfully - Slang, as simple intensive: Very, extremely.

provencial - rel. to Provence (a region of France)

Baldoyle - district of Dublin, has racecourse

Irish + Eily O'Connor - heroine of Boucicault's The Colleen Bawn.

assent - the concurrence of the will, compliance with a desire + accent he said.

admiración (sp) - admiration, wonder

seeking an opening - in football, trying to find a way to score + (trying to copulate).

belle - pretty, handsome + alliance - union by marriage + (notebook 1930): 'la belle alliance' Prussians called the Battle of Waterloo 'La Belle Alliance', as Napoleon's headquarters were at 'La Belle Alliance' farm (French la belle alliance: the beautiful alliance).

zeloso (Portuguese) - jealous + celoso (Spanish) - zealous, hot, jealous, on heat.

soso - tolerable, passable + soso (Spanish) - dull, insipid.

do (Spanish) - in + Moderation in everything (proverb).

todas (Portuguese) = todo (Spanish) - all + {'And you must not play the hot [jealous] one! Always calm!' such are the Spanish.}

Come a little closer, said the spider to the fly (nursery rhyme) + FDV: bend come stoop a little closer, please feelse fealse,

delightsome - delightful, very pleasing + FDV: delicious simply,

Juliet + jolio (Provençal) - jolly.

Romeo + romeu (Provençal) - pilgrim.

turkish delight - a sweet meat consisting of gelatine boiled, cubed and dusted with sugar

reminds me

the chocolate with a soul (notebook 1930)

mucky - dirty, filthy, contemptible

hairpin - a kind of pin used in dressing and fastening up the hair + three halfpenny - Expressing depreciation: Worth no more than a three halfpenny, of contemptible value + (mirror image *J* is speaking!).

pull one's leg - to fool someone + let me pull.

pu = pull = poo + pooh - An ejaculation expressing impatience, or contemptuous disdain or disregard for anything. Cf. phew, pho, phoo.

Come Back to Erin (song)

nudge - to prod lightly + longing   

miser - a wretched person, a wretch; one who hoards wealth and lives miserably in order to increase his hoard, a niggard



trousseau - a bride's outfit of clothes, house-linen, etc. + trousers - drawers, or knee-breeches.

extension - the reaching or stretching (the arm, hand) out or forth + Joyce's note, Penelope: 'clothes extend personality'.

trot - to run; to walk out with (as a lover), to escort

cabbagehead - a brainless fellow, a thick witted person + (cakes or chocolates).

snappy - stylish, highly pleasing

garter - a band worn round the leg, either above or below the knee, to keep the stocking from falling down

charm - any quality, attribute, trait, feature, etc., which exerts a fascinating or attractive influence, exciting love or admiration. In pl., esp. of female beauty, great personal attractions.

proud - pride (rare.) 

gloving - the action of putting on gloves + FDV: listen, lovest, of course, it was so kind of you miser, to remember my sighs in shockings and I'll always and always remind of it with my very best rolling in love even if he was to be ten a hundred vermilion times my age to live on creaking around on his arxle like a crosty old cornquake.

vermilion - of a bright red or scarlet colour + a million times (older than her).


Swift had a friend, Laetitia, wife of Reverend Mr Pilkington.

quoniam (l) - since now, seeing that, because, whereas + quondam (l) - at one time, formerly; at times + quoniam (Latin Slang) - vulva. 

flesh monger - one who deals with flesh, a butcher; a fornicator; a slave dealer; procurer (Slang)

solicit - to entreat or petition (a person) for, or to do, something; to court or beg the favour of (a woman), esp. with immoral intention

converse - conversation; intimate association, sexual intercourse

mug - a drinking-vessel, usually cylindrical, with or without a handle; a cooling drink

October - ale brewed in October + Brown October Ale (song).

pot - a pot of liquor; transf. liquor, drink; drinking, potation (also pl.); a vessel of cylindrical or other rounded form, and rather deep than broad + pot of tea.

on it - (Austral. colloq.): drinking heavily, 'hitting the bottle' + a pox on it!

creak - to move with creaking

Shanks' pony - one's own legs as a means of conveyance

frosty + crusty - having a hardened crust as a covering.

corncrake - a hand-rattle with a ratchet wheel, used to frighten birds from sown seed or growing corn' (Jamieson); also a nursery toy making a similiar grating noise

airman - a pilot + 4 elements: air, water, earth, fire.

water wag - a kind of small boat used at Dublin

terrier - a colloquial abbr. of territiorial applied to members of the territiorial army

blazer - one who proclaims or publishes, someone who attracts attention

[to the offer of more tea]

tickly - ticklish, ticklishly + tickler (Slang) - penis + pour quickly.

sall - shall

my mouth + (penis) + (tea) + (cake).

finger + O mind you poor fingy I'm very sorry mummum I'm terribly sorry I swear to you I am.

[tea is spilled at the end of the Letter ('the' at the end of FW)]

..."May you never see me in my figure how I sleep gracefully in my birthday pelts"... (The First-Draft Version runs: "May you never see me in my figure when I'm asleep in my birthday (dress) pelts". Really entirely lost line.) (Robbert-Jan Henkes, 21.05.2002).