FDV: I can easily believe heartily in my own most spacious modality immensity of my own most ownhouse [&] micro microbe microbemost cosm when I am quite assured reassured that the cubes of my volumes are to the surfaces of their subjects as the sphericity of the these globe globes is to the feracity of Fairynelly's vacuum.

microcosm - the 'little world' of human nature; jocularly used for 'body'; man as an epitome of the universe (term also used by Spengler [.09])

ratio - Math. The relation between two similar magnitudes in respect of quantity, determined by the number of times one contains the other (integrally or fractionally) + radio.

cube - the third power of a quantity + Kepler's third planetary law: "The square of the period in which a planet orbits the Sun is proportional to the cube of its mean distance from the Sun."

volume - a separately bound portion or division of a work; one of two or more portions into which a work of some size is divided with a view to separate binding; one of a number of  books forming a related set or series.

surface - fig. usually denoting that part or aspect of anything which presents itself to a slight or casual mental view, or which is perceived without examination; outward appearance.

subject - that which forms or is chosen as the matter of thought, consideration, or inquiry; a topic, theme; the theme of a literary composition; what a book, poem, etc. is about.

sphericity - roundness + {volume of books/area of the subjects = roundnes of the planets/x → r/r = 4πr/x → x = 4πr, i.e. 2c [c (length of the circumference) = 2πr] → x = intersection of two circles}

globe - a body having (accurately or approximately) the form of a sphere + (testicles) [.07]

pressing - earnest, warm

parliamentary - enacted, ratified, or established by Parliament

deleteriousness - harmfulness

decorousness - propriety in manners and conduct; the state or quality of being decorous; limits of appropriate social behavior within set situations

morbidize - to make morbid

mand - Final element of com)mand, de)mand, etc.; skinner's term for an utterance aimed at producing an effect or result + man&mad + mand (Danish) - man + manda (Russian) - vulva.

feracity - fruitfulness, productiveness + Sweet Molly Mallone (song): 'In Dublin's fair city' + veracity - unwillingness to tell lies, truthfulness, truth + ferocity.

Farinelli - celebrated Italian castrato singer of the 18th century and one of the greatest singers in the history of opera + Fulcanelli is almost certainly a pseudonym assumed, in the early XXth century, by a French alchemist and esoteric author, whose identity is still debated + Joyce's note, Telemachos: 'I thought it was that bloody whore Nelly (c'etait)'.

vacuum energy - an underlying background energy that exists in space even when devoid of matter + Fulcanelli told Bergier: "You're on the brink of success, as indeed are several other of our scientists today. Please, allow me, be very very careful. I warn you... The liberation of nuclear power is easier than you think and the radioactivity artificially produced can poison the atmosphere of our planet in a very short time, a few years. Moreover, atomic explosives can be produced from a few grains of metal powerful enough to destroy whole cities. I'm telling you this for a fact: the alchemists have known it for a very long time... I shall not attempt to prove to you what I'm now going to say but I ask you to repeat it to M. Hellbronner: certain geometrical arrangements of highly purified materials are enough to release atomic forces without having recourse to either electricity or vacuum techniques... The secret of alchemy is this: there is a way of manipulating matter and energy so as to produce what modern scientists call 'a field of force'. The field acts on the observer and puts him in a privileged position vis--vis the Universe. From this position he has access to the realities which are ordinarily hidden from us by time and space, matter and energy. This is what we call the Great Work." 

apologize + anthropology.

unintentional + ob- - in direction of, towards + obintentio (l) - straining for.

neo Italian

Parisian - of or pertaining to Paris

schola (l) - school

tinker - a craftsman (usually itinerant) who mends pots, kettles, etc.; vagabond, tramp + thinkers.

spangler - one adorned with spangles + Spengler, Oswald (1880-1936) - German author of The Decline of the West. Wyndham Lewis attacks him in Time and Western Man.  

parce que (fr) - because + queue (fr) - tail.

revulsion - a sudden violent change of feeling; a strong reaction in sentiment or taste + Volsci (l) - powerful people of Latium, hostile to Rome (4th century revolt of Volscians was subdued by Rome).

Romanitas (l) - Romanism; the Roman way or manner + Romanticism (opposed by Wyndham Lewis).

tread on someones toes - to offend a person esp. by saying something that is against his opinions + FDV: I need not antropologise for downtrodding on my foes.

brullo (it) - bare + Lvy-Bruhl [150.15]

F.D. - Fidei Defensor (defender of the faith)

SAXE-WEIMAR-EISENACH - Former grand duchy, largest of the Thuringian states, South-East of Prussia + eitel (ger) - vain. 

him + hin (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - hen.

Nuremberg egg - an early and bulky portable watch, globular in shape + (joke of absent-minded professor who holds egg in hand and boils watch).

cauldron - a large kettle or boiler + Lewis: The Childermass (1928), 150: 'your witches' cauldron, Time'.

apan = upon + upon the other + {an experiment holding an egg and watching a watch boil in a witch's cauldron}

ostensibly - apparently, on the face of it, seemingly

Robert Ket's rebellion (1549) + the pot calls the kettle black - Said of a person who blames another for something of which he himself is also guilty.

square - solidly or firmly constituted, characterized by honesty and fairness + square feet.

appreciably - to a noticeable degree

augment - to make greater in size, number, amount, degree, etc.

nother - other + nether - situated down or below + Egyptian term for goddess was netjeret and the term for god was netjer. The hieroglyph represents a pole or staff wrapped in cloth with the free end of the cloth shown at the top. Alternative glyphs for gods include a star, a squatting human figure or a hawk on a perch + slogging - to strike heavily, esp. with the fist or a bat.

cupolar - cupola like + FDV: Professor Levis Brueller finds, because the number of square squeer faiths in weakly circulation will not be appreciably augmended by the netherslogging of a these my couple of cupolar clods.  

clod - a lump or mass (especially of earth, turf, or clay); Applied depreciatively to the human body as being a mass of 'clay'.

pine after - to long eagerly, to languish with intense desire

Tompion, Thomas (1639-1713) - English watchmaker, inventor of the dead-beat escapement 

haunt - to resort habitually; to stay or remain usually (in a place)

crevice - a crack producing an opening in the surface or through the thickness of anything solid; a cleft, rift

deadbeat escapement - In a watch or clock it is the mechanism that controls the transfer of energy from the power source to the counting mechanism, and in which the escape wheel remains stationary when not moving forward.

escapement - the act of escaping; In a watch or clock, the mechanism which intervenes between the motive power and regulator + O. W. Holmes Aut. Breakf.-t. (1865) 73 'Death alone can silence at last the clicking of the terrible escapement we have carried so long beneath our wrinkled foreheads'.

het - heat; hot + he + het (Dutch) - it, the.

importune - to ask for (a thing) urgently and persistently; to crave or beg for

Mitleid (ger) - compassion, pity + FDV: What the romantic in rags pines after & what he importunes our Mitleid for is a waste of time.

in accordance with - in agreement or harmony with; in conformity to + Cornish - the ancient language of Cornwall, a member of the Brythonic branch of the Celtic languages; it became extinct in the latter part of the 18th c.

mortadella - a large spiced pork sausage; Bologna sausage + Sir Thomas Malory: Morte d'Arthur.

tradition + Tara - ancient capital of Ireland + {is like all time-champions looking for the escapement device explaining time, and like the search for the Holy Grail, all just a waste of time}

common or garden - common, ordinary

retaliation + Book of Taliessin - 6th century Welsh poetry.

overpast - that has come to an end, past + overcast + FDV: His everpresent toes are always far out through his past boots. Hear him squeak!

take heed - pay attention, take notice

loos-wallah (Slang) - rascal, thief + Lewis Waller (1860-1915) - played the role of "Satan" in the stage version of Marie Corelli's Sorrows of Satan. Joyce's sad Satan is Stephen Dedalus, a young man much criticized by Wyndham Lewis. W. Lewis, Lewis Waller, and Lucifer are combined in "looswallawer." (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake).

bolos (gr) - a throw, cast + bolo the bat (Slang) - speak the language + {Hear him squawk, that thief, about how well he uses language!}

tyro - novice + Tyro (gr, l) - daughter of Salmoneus (king of Elis), mother by Poseidon of Neleus and Pelias + tyros (gr) - cheese + The Tyro - art-review edited by Wyndham Lewis, 1921-2.

hurray - a shout expressive of approbation, encouragement, or exultation

mullock - rubbish, dirt, a state of confusion + mullo (Gipsy) - dead man, dead + Malachi Mulligan.

clod - a copper coin (usu. in pl.) + Thomas Moore: Let Erin Remember the Days of Old (song): 'When Malachi wore the collar of gold' [an encounter between Malachi (the Monarch of Ireland in the tenth century) and the Danes, in which Malachi defeated two of their champions... taking a collar of gold from the neck of one, and carrying off the sword of the other].

strip - to divest (a person, body) of clothing, to undress + FDV: When Mullocky won the couple of bob. When we were stripped stripping in number three I will drink I prefer would like the neat drop that would malt in my mouth but I cannot see when.

neat - Of liquors: Pure, unadulterated; spec. not mixed with water, undiluted.

drop - a small quantity of drink or intoxicating liquor

malt - melt + melt in the mouth - said of articles of food that are extremely tender.

purposely - intentionally, deliberately

refrain - to hold back, restrain (a person) from something, esp. some act or course of action

expound - to explain (what is difficult or obscure), to interpret, comment upon

fallacy - erroneousness, delusiveness (of opinions, expectations, etc.)

as to - as it regards, so far as it concerns

specific gravity - the degree of relative heaviness characteristic of any kind or portion of matter; commonly expressed by the ratio of the weight of a given volume to that of an equal volume of some substance taken as a standard (viz. usually water for liquids and solids, and air for gases).

deglutible - capable of being swallowed + FDV: (I am purposing refraining from exposing the obvious fallacy as to the specific gravity gravities of the two liquids lickquids implied. Students of mixed hydrostatics & pneumocanics pneumodipsics will after some difficulty grapple away with my meanings).

lapsus lingu - a slip of the tongue + loquor (l) - to speak, talk + liqueo (l) - to be fluid or liquid.

royal - noble, splendid, first-rate. Also used as an intensifier, freq. with ironic force.

gorge - the internal throat (now only rhetorical) + Royal George - British ship that sank with 800 persons in 1782; The Royal Gorge is a canyon in Colorado. 

hydrostatics - that department of physics which treats of the pressure and equilibrium of liquids at rest

pneumodynamics - that branch of physics which treats of the forces exerted by air or gases (esp. in motion); pneumatics + pneuma (gr) - breath + dipsios (gr) - thirsty, dry + pneumatodipsesis (gr) - air-thirst, spirit-thirst.

grapple with - to try to overcome (a difficulty); to try to solve (a problem)

Meinung (ger) - opinion

merde alors (fr) - expletive (coarse slang) + merde - dung, excrement + Myrrdin - Merlin, in early Welsh accounts.

Cambrian - Welshman, Welsh + Marshall Cambronne, said to have shouted 'merde' at the battle of Waterloo [009.27] + Giraldus Cambrensis - Welsh historian, wrote on Ireland in 12th century.

brull- (ger) - roar + Brille (ger) - eye glasses + Wyndham Lewis (was of Welsh background).

plea - an argument or reason urged by or on behalf of a litigant or party to a suit, in support of his case + (if you please).

posh - rubbish, bosh (pretentious nonsense, absurd talk)

rubbage - worthless, ridiculous, nonsensical ideas, discourse, or writing + stuff and nonsense (phrase) - senseless talk, rubbish, nonsense.

melodeon - a wind instrument, furnished with a keyboard, the bellows being moved by means of pedals worked by the feet of the performer music hall + melos (gr) - music; limb + de (gr) - song + mastodontic - pertaining to, or resembling, a mastodon (as, "mastodontic dimensions").

quando (l) - when + candour - openness of mind, freedom from malice, favourable disposition, kindliness + quondam - that once was + FDV: But, on Professor Levis Brueller's showing, the plea is all posh and rabbage for on a melodeontic scale since his man's when is an no other man's quandom.

dank je (Dutch) - thank you + nein (ger) - no + (no, thank you).

for aught I care - as far as I am concerned

all is fair in love and war