Taliessin - 6th-century British bard to whom the Book of Taliessin is attributed + talis (l) - such, such like, this + Talis and Talis (l) - Such and Such.

optimally - in the best or most advantageous way + optimas (l) - belonging to the best or noblest, aristocratic + pessimism/optimism.

put up - contribute, pay

free + ri (ri) (gael) - king + a three cold Irish (Slang) - three pennyworth of Irish whiskey and cold water + ('will you buy me a drink?')

casual - showing (real or assumed) unconcern or lack of interest; happening or coming to pass without design, and without being foreseen or expected

tempt - to make an attempt upon (obs.); to attract or incite to some action or to do something; to seduce + FDV: Or a ladyeater may have perhaps casualised to you as you tempted temptoed her a la sourdine: Of you plates?

à la sourdine (fr) - on the sly

if you please [Lewis: Time and Western Man 77: (describes Joyce's) 'genteel decorum... with his "if you pleases" and "no thank-yous", his ceremonious Mister-this and Mister-that']. 

Tallis, Thomas (1515-85) - father of English cathedral music + tal dei tali (it) - Mr So-and-so. 

swordswallower - a performer who pretends to swallow a sword + Bulwer-Lytton: 'The pen is mightier than the sword'.

craterium (l) - little bowl, little mixing vessel + Criterion Theatre, London + FDV: is Is Talis and Talis, the swordswallower, who is on at the Craterium the same as Talis and Talis, the penswiper pencrusher, no fank funk you! who runs his duly mile?

funk - to fear, to be afraid of + thank

duly - to the extent or degree that is due, adequately, fully + Daily Mail + (who reads his newspaper).

post mortem - after death + vortex - a rapid movement of particles of matter round an axis + Postvorta - "Turned-backwards": Latin goddess of childbirth (with Post and Wyndham Lewis's Vortex paintings) + Wyndham Lewis and his followers called themselves Vorticists.  

police + FDV: Or this is a perhaps better example. At a recent postvortex piece-examination of a determined case of spinosism, an extension lecturer on the Hague Ague [[who was trying seesers] Dr 'sHet Ubeleeft] asked the question: Why is this which Suchman tails qualis:

investigation + fustigo (l) - to cudgel to death + fustigatio (l) - a cudgeling to death.

determinism - the doctrine that everything that happens is determined by a necessary chain of causation

splenosis - the presence in the body of numerous separate pieces of living splenic tissue + Spinoza, Benedict de - Dutch-Jewish philosopher, the foremost exponent of 17th-century Rationalism + spinosus (l) - thorny, pricky. 

extension lecturer - lecturer who extends the scope and work of the university, esp. by affording some of the advantages of university teaching and examination to non-resident students.

ague - an acute or violent fever (obs.); esp. a malarial fever, marked by successive fits or paroxysms, consisting of a cold, hot, and sweating stage + Bauch Spinoza, for whom space ("extension") was the physical aspect of God, lived in The Hague.

a matter of form - a point of formal procedure, a merely formal affair, a point of ordinary routine

seer - one to whom divine revelations are made in visions + scissors + Caesars.

Drs (doctorandus) - Dutch academic title

als het U belieft (Dutch) - if you please, if it pleases you + beleefd (Dutch) - polite.

borrow - to make temporary use of or to adopt (thoughts, expressions, modes of conduct) from another person, or (words, idioms, customs, etc.) from a foreign language or people.

Macht (German) = macht (Dutch) - power + matter of fact.

Gedanke (ger) - thought, imagination, idea + dank je (Dutch) - thank you.

Stuttgart - City, capital (1945) of Baden-Württemberg Land (state), southwestern Germany; Hegel was born and educated there. 

wet one's whistle - to take a drink

coarsely - in a coarse manner + tersely + FDV: and to whom Dr. Gedankje [of Stoutgirth] who was wiping his whistle toarsely returted: While you are though beast a son zoom of a whorl!

well + Weil du bist ein Sohn der Welt (ger) - because you are a son of the world. 

zoom (Dutch) - seam, hem, fringe + zoon (Dutch) - son + "There is but one moment when the Goddess of Fortune wafts by, and if you don't grab her then by the hem you won't get a second chance!" (Hitler's lecture to his adjutants).

whorl - a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops, 'a coil of rope' + son of a whore + "Death is a whorl, he said" (Carlos Castaneda: A Separate Reality).

qualis (l) - how constituted, of what sort; of such a sort

FDV: Professor Levis in his (though, as I shall shortly promptly prove, his whole account of the Sennacherib affair and the introduction of the Mr. Shekely and Dr. Hyde problem differs soto coelo from mine is again hopelessly vitiated by what I shall now call the cash diamond and cash-diamond fallacy) — his talked off confession Why Am I not a Born Like a Gentilman? (Feigenbaumblatt and Father, Judapest) wholeheartedly takes off his coat and wig, honest fellow, to show us make us see how as he says 'by Allswills Allswill the inception and the descent and the ends endswell of man is temporarily wrapped in obscenity.

Lévy-Bruhl, Lucien (1857-1939) - French author who, according to The Skeleton Key, wrote La Mentalité primitive (1922), which says time is vague to primitives, whose speech is poor in time-words, rich in space-words + Lowe (ger) - lion + brull- (ger) - roar.

promptly - readily, quickly; at once, without a moment's delay

Shahnanesir and Sennacherib - Assyrian kings whose "sanitational reforms" consisted respectively of (1) exiling the Jews; (2) planning to kill the Jews. In context, this is a reflection of Wyndham Lewis' hopes for a final solution (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake).

sanitation - the devising and application of means for the improvement of sanitary conditions; Also spec. (the provision of) toilet facilities.

shekel - chief silver coin of Hebrews + Jekyll - the name of the hero of R. L. Stevenson's story, 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (published 1886), who appears as a benevolent and respectable character under the name of Jekyll and the opposite under the name of Hyde: used allusively in reference to opposite sides of a person's character or to persons or things of a dual character, alternately good and evil. 

toto caelo - 'by the whole heaven', diametrically

Jericho - name of a town in Palestine, where David bade his servants tarry until their beards were grown; Used in slang or colloq. phrases for a place of retirement or concealment, or a place far distant and out of the way + go to Jericho (Slang) - go to an out of the way place; go to the devil; be drunk.

Coventry - an ancient town in Warwickshire + to send (a person) to Coventry - to exclude him from the society of which he is a member on account of objectionable conduct.

vitiate - to render corrupt in morals, to deprave in respect of principles or conduct; to render of no effect, to invalidate either completely or in part

resolve - to decide, determine, settle (a doubtful point)

diamond - the most brilliant and valuable of precious stones, and the hardest substance known + FDV: I shall now call the cash diamond and cash-diamond fallacy

fallacy - unsoundness (of arguments), erroneousness; a deceptive or misleading argument, a sophism. In Logic esp. a flaw, material or formal, which vitiates a syllogism + J.F. Dunne: Experiment with Time: describes 'the great Time Fallacy' (common man's notion concerning time).

talk of - to speak of, about, or in reference to (anything)

leonine - resembling lion, lion-like

confinement - the fact or condition of being confined, or kept in one place, imprisonment; concluding state of pregnancy, from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child.

'Time and Western Man' says that 'Ulysses' tells us nothing about Jews and criticises Stephen for 'trying to be a gentleman' + The Letter: "born gentleman".

eatables - food + Wilde on fox hunters: 'The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable' + FDV: — his talked off confession Why Am I not a Born Like a Gentilman? (Feigenbaumblatt and Father, Judapest)

Feige (ger) - fig, fig tree + Baum (ger) - tree + Feigenbaum (ger) - fig tree + Blatt (ger) - leaf + (Adam and God).

Budapest - capital of Hungary (had a large Jewish population) + Jude (ger) - Jew (Lévy-Bruhl [.15] was one).

A[nno] M[undi] (l) - in the Year of the World (5688 Anno Mundi = 1927 (or 1928) Anno Domini (date of 'Time and Western Man').

wholeheartedly - with one's whole heart, thoroughly earnest or sincere; completely devoted

overcoat - a large coat worn over the ordinary clothing, esp. in cold weather + gabber - to talk volubly, to jabber + William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice I.3.109: 'spit upon my Jewish gaberdine' + gaberdine - a loose coat reaching down to the ankles, a coarse frock or loose upper garment formerly worn by Jews.

draughty - artful, crafty; rubbishy, filthy; pertaining to a draught, or current of air

All's well that ends well (proverb) + (allswill ~ Demiurge).

inception - origination, beginning

descent - decline + Charles Darwin: 'The Descent of Man'.

endsville - the end of the road, 'the end' + FDV: wholeheartedly takes off his coat and wig, honest fellow, to show us make us see how as he says 'by Allswills Allswill the inception and the descent and the ends endswell of man is temporarily wrapped in obscenity.

temporarily - for a time (only), during a limited time

obscenity - impurity, indecency, lewdness (esp. of language); foulness, loathsomeness + obscurity.

phoroscope - an instrument for reproducing a visual image at a distance by means of electricity + faroscope - far-seeing + faro (it) - lighthouse.

subtraction - Math. the taking of one quantity from (out of) another; the operation of finding the difference between two quantities, the result being termed the remainder.

betterment - improvement

readjustment - a second adjustment, a new or different adjustment

refrangible - admitting of, susceptible to, refraction + angle of refraction - the angle between the refracted ray and the perpendicular to the surface of the refracting medium at the point of incidence.

squeal - a shrill sound, complain + square - the second power of a quantity + (notebook 1924): 'tin a pig's squeal' Crawford: Thinking Black 54: 'the Chicago packer's boast that everything about the pig is tinned except the squeal'.

hypothesis - a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation + Pythagorean proposition or theorem: "The square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides".

tin - airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc. + FDV: Looking through at these accidents through the farscope faroscope of television (this [nightlife] instrument needs still some subtractional betterment in the adjustment of the refrangibility angle to the squeals of the hypothesis on the outer tinsides)

heartily - earnestly, sincerely, really; with courage, zeal, or spirit

spacious - great, extensive, ample

immensity - immeasurableness, boundlessness, infinity + {I can easily believe in my own theory that the immensity of space is mirrored in my own microcosm}