apron stage - the flat wide part of the Elizabetan stage projecting into the audience and used as a main acting area

dovey - a term of affection, little or dear love

cuddle - to hug or embrace affectionately, to fondle

ye - you

divil = devil + angel, devil (Mick/Nick motif).

toot -  a note or short blast of a horn, trumpet, or other wind instrument + tete a tete - a private conversation or interview between two persons.

hear hear - a cheer; to shout 'hear hear', to cheer

courtship - office or position at court; the action of courting, soliciting, or enticing

territorial - a territorial military unit or its member

sot - one who commonly or habitually drinks to excess, a soaker + The Old Sot's Hole, Essex Gate, Dublin; Swift used to frequent it; a discussion there in 1757 led to the 'Commissioners for Wide Streets' + At the Old Sots' Hole, Hosty, O'Mara and Cloran, "the trio of whackfolthediddlers", are joined by "a further – intentions – apply – tomorrow casual and a decent sort".

commission - to appoint to a certain task; to send on a mission, dispatch

nonsense + commit no nuisance (phrase).

Henry Arthur Jones: Michael and His Lost Angels [.02] + Mick/Nick (motif).

aves silvae aquae vallis (l) - birds of the wood, waters of the valley + Ave, Salve, atque Vale (l) - Hail, Good Health, and also Farewell (O Hehir, Brendan; Dillon, John M. / A classical lexicon for Finnegans wake).

Sing a Song of Sixpence (nursery rhyme): 'four and twenty blackbirds, baked into a pie' + eight and twenty class maids.

stile - an arrangement of steps, rungs, or the like, contrived to allow passage over or through a fence to one person at a time, while forming a barrier to the passage of sheep or cattle. 

finger - identify, indicate, designate

eurhythmic - a system of rhytmical bodily movements esp. dancing exercises + arithmetic - the science of numbers; the art of computation by figures.

selftaught - taught by oneself without aid from others, self-educated

in the name of God and all that's holy (phrase)

mistle = missel, mizzle + mistletoe.

Saint Ives, town, Cornwall + The Holly and the Ivy (song).

hoost - a cough

ahem - an exclamation to attract attention to the speaker, or to give him time to consider what he is to say + Issy shaded into all young girls and splintered into phases of the female psyche, a mystery the writer seems to have found more intriguing as he aged. What may be involved here is something we are not yet prepared to explore, the writer's perception of the nature of sanity (Hayman, David / The "Wake" in transit).

Delia (l) - Diana (from her birth on Delos)

íde (Irish) - thirst

Is reads + coughs (Joyce's note)

mina (l) - smooth

Ops - Roman goddess of fertility, agriculture, wife of Saturn 

Queenie - Parnell's name for Mrs O'Shea 

úna (Irish) - famine

Xenia ("gifts for strangers") - title of Martial's Epigrams. Heroine of Boris Godunov + xenia (gr) - hospitality. 

Phoebe - the Moon personified, a shepherdess in As You Like It. 'Phoebe Dearest' is a song.  

reformatory - an institution to which juvenile incorrigibles or offenders against the law are sent with a view to their reformation 

goal - the destination of a (more or less laborious) journey + going in.




providence - the guardianship and control exercised by a deity + pravda (Russian) - truth + pravda (Serbian) - justice.

penancy - penitency, repentance

myrtle - a shrub growing abundantly in Southern Europe, having shiny evergreen leaves and white sweet-scented flowers, and now used chiefly in perfumery. The myrtle was held sacred to Venus and is used as an emblem of love + mortal

bells + Sing a Song of Sixpence (nursery rhyme): 'When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing'.

Ring-a-ring o'roses (nursery rhyme)

the wish is the father to the thought (proverb)

plant - to fix, settle, establish firmly as a principle, opinion or doctrine, to introduce an idea or sentiment in the mind

poser - puzzle, a puzzling or baffling question or problem

nomenclature - a list or collection of names or particulars; a catalogue, a register

day nursery - a nursery used by children during the day 

chaperon - a person, esp. a married or elderly woman, who, for the sake of propriety, accompanies a young unmarried lady in public, as guide and protector + (nurse is chaperone).

mall - a sheltered walk serving as a promenade; in some towns adopted as a proper name

mistletoe - a parasitic plant of Europe, Viscum album, growing on various trees. This plant was held in veneration by the Druids, esp. when found growing on the oak. It is still used in England in Christmas decorations, a bunch of it being commonly hung from the ceiling of a room or hall.

love ribbon - a narrow gauze ribbon with satin stripes

diva (it) - goddess, lady-love, 'fine lady' + Casta Diva - goddess worshipped by Norma in Bellini's opera (about Roman occupation of Britain and druidical opposition to it; the goddess is the Moon) + casta diva (l) - chaste or pure goddess + chista deva (Pan-Slavonic) - immaculate virgin, clean maiden + Dievas (Lithuanian) - God.

sundry - different for each, diverse, separate + Sunday

amour - love, affection + 'In the gloaming, oh, my darling' (song).

PHIBSBOROUGH (PHIBSBORO) - District and Road, North Dublin + All Saints Church, Phibsborough Road, Dublin, has a dome.  

dome - a stately building, a mansion; a cathedral church (obs.); a cupola

saint Andrew - one of the 12 apostoles (patron of Scotland) + ST ANDREW UNDERSHAFT, CHURCH OF - in the City of London, at foot of St Mary Avenue. The name is apparently from the Maypole set up annually until 1517. Andrew Undershaft of Shaw's Major Barbara was a foundling named after the church. 


underworld - the abode of the departed, imagined as being under the earth

nightie - nightgown esp. for a woman or child

wonderworld - a fairylike imaginary realm + FDV: FDV: Move your mouth towards me, more, more and more, don't be a, I'm not going to, no, I swear to you by all I hold secret in this world & in my underworld and in the whole wondersworld.

must not - (you are) not allowed to

buss (Archaic) - kiss + FDV: Close you, mustn't look, now open, pette, your lips, pepette, like I used to do with Dan Holohan told taught me, wholohan will have ears like yours ours.

O'hUallachain (o'hulehan) (gael) - descendant of Uallachain (dim. of uallach, "proud") + "Is milked Dan Tollan - without indecent exposure - near Fox and Geese every Tuesday and Friday" (James Joyce, Scribbledehobble p. 55.) + 'The Fox and Geese' is the archetypal name for an English inn or public house.

facetious - witty, humorous, amusing

flanel = flannel - an open woollen stuff; nonsense, unnecessary ostentation

SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE - Built 1662 in Orange Street, later Smock Alley, now site of church of SS Michael and John (1815), Exchange Street. It was the principal theater in Ireland for over a century, until it closed in 1788.  

pouder = powder + smell powder - to actually experience fighting.

pipetta (it) - little pipe + pupetta mia (it) - my little darling.

linguo = lingo - foreign speech or language

silenzioso (it) - silent + Prezioso [146.31] + {conversation with a mirror/reader} + FDV: Do you like that, silenziosus? Are you enjoying, my life, my love?