me - my + FDV: While, for while ought I care for the contrary?, the all is where as in love in as war and the place plane where my me art arts was were soar you'd aisy run rouse a thunder from and where I cling clingtrue 'tis there I climb tree and where Innocent looks best (pick!) there is there's holly in his ives ives.

aisy (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - easy

rouse - to awaken from sleep; to stir up, to provoke to activity + Pretty Molly Brannigan (song): 'The place where my heart was you'd aisy roll a turnip in'.

Innocent I, SAINT - pope from 401 to 417, who condemned Pelagianism, a heresy concerning the role of grace and free will 

all my eye - all humbug, 'stuff and nonsense' + my eye - an expression of astonishment or emphatic denial + 'The Holly and the Ivy' is a traditional Christmas carol. This carol is probably related to an older carol: "The Contest of the Ivy and the Holly", a contest between the traditional emblems of woman and man respectively + honey in his hives.

holly - a plant of the genus Ilex; orig. and esp. the common European holly, I. Aquifolium, an evergreen shrub or small tree with dark-green tough glossy leaves, having indented edges set with sharp stiff prickles at the points, and bearing clusters of small green flowers succeeded by bright red berries; much used for decorating houses and churches at Christmas.

ivy - a well-known climbing evergreen shrub (Hedera Helix), indigenous to Europe and parts  of Asia and Africa, having dark-green shining leaves, usually five-angled, and bearing umbels of greenish-yellow flowers, succeeded by dark berries; it is a favourite ornamental covering of walls, old buildings, ruins, etc. The plant was anciently sacred to Bacchus.

brattock - a tiny brat, a young one + 'my dear little brothers in Christ' (James Joyce: A Portrait III) + LITTLE BRITAIN - French Bretagne or Brittany, North-West France; aka Armorica. Tristram died there; Amory Tristram, first Lord of Howth, was born there, or so James Joyce believed. Ptolemy called Ireland "Little Britain." 

augmentatively - by way of augmentation or addition + {parody of Tarr's lecture style in Wyndham Lewis's Tarr (1918)}

comparison - to make like, fashion after the likeness of (const. to)

Cadwan, Cadwalhon, Cadwalloner - kings of ancient Wales

revert - to return to a custom, practice, idea, etc.

expletive - profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; a word, letter, or syllable not necessary to the sense, but inserted to fill a vacancy

sermon - to preach to (a person) + sermo (l) - talk, conversation; ordinary speech + FDV: As my explanations here are probably above your understandings I shall revert to a method which I frequently use with muddleclass pupils.

middle-class schools - schools established for the education of the middle classes, intermediate between primary schools and the great public schools

urchin - a little fellow, a boy or youngster (often applied with commiserative force to children poorly, raggedly, or untidily clothed)

sniffly - sniffling; characterized by sniffling (to emit mucus from the nose; also, to draw up mucus audibly)

gosling - a young goose; a foolish, inexperienced person, one who is young and 'green' + FDV: Imagine for my purpose that you are a squad of urchins, snifflynosed, gandernecked goslingnecked, clothaired clottyheaded, tingled in your pants etc etc.

cloth head - a thick-head, blockhead + clothy - of cloth + Clotar - a tyrant who, in Blackmore's 'King Arthur', ruled France with an iron fist. Responding to please for justice from Clotar's vassals, Arthur traveled to France and killed the king. A certain King Clothair ruled the Franks in the middle of the sixth century.

tangled - interlaced or intertwined in a complicated and confused manner

lacing - a fastening lace for clothing + lessons.

tingle - to cause a thrilling or pricking sensation, stir, stimulate

etc. + Cicero (oration).

Bruno, Giordano (byname IL NOLANO) - Italian philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, and occultist + FDV: And you, Jones Smith, take your tongue out of your inkpot!

Javanese - the language of central Java, belonging to the Malayan family

free and easy - unconstrained, natural, unaffected + FDV: As none of you know javanese I will give you a free translation of an the old fibulist.

fabulist - one who relates fables or legends

parable - a short moral story (often with animal characters), a short fictitious narrative of something which might really occur in life or nature, by means of which a moral is drawn.

minor (l) - the lesser (British public schools: surname for younger of two brothers in the school) + "Allaboy, Major, I'll take your reactions in another place" [159.21]

satchel - a bag for carrying schoolbooks, with or without a strap to hang over the shoulders

audi (l) - listen! pay attention!

Jupiter (l) - Jove, chief god of the Romans

exaudi (l) - hear clearly! understand! + Litany of Saints: 'Christe, audi nos. Christe, exaudi nos' ('Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us').

The Fox and the Grapes: One hot summer's day a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. "Just the thing to quench my thirst," quoth he. Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: "I am sure they are sour." (It is easy to despise what you cannot get.)

MOOKSE: *V*, fox, space, stone, bishop's apron, Latin/Roman, right bank, Adrian IV, London, deaf, pope; moocow, mouse (Maurice [Behan]) + FDV: The Mookse and the Grapes Gripes

gripe - grasp, seizure, fast hold + gripes - pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines + Spasmodic stomach cramps, constipation and diarrhea, possibly the result of nervous tension, had been Hitler's curse since childhood and only grew more severe as he aged + GRIPES: *C*, grapes, time, tree, handkerchief, Greek/Russian, left bank, Barbarossa, Dublin, blind, heretic.

laity - unprofessional people, as opposed to those who follow some learned profession, to artists, etc. + ladies and gentlemen.

semicolon - ";"

highbred - of, pertaining to, or characteristic of high breeding or bringing-up; characterized by highly refined manners + hyphen - a punctuation mark "-".

lubberd = lubbard, lubber - a big, clumsy, stupid fellow; esp. one who lives in idleness; a lout + lowbred.

Ein (ger) - one + eins (ger) - one + Albert Einstein + once

"Once upon a time and very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo. (Joyce: Potrait of the Artist as a Young Man).

wast - arhaic p. of be

wohnen (ger) - to live, to dwell + er woonde eens (Dutch) - there once lived + Samuel Butler: Erewhon (in which watches are smashed; the title is name of a country, supposedly discovered by the protagonist. Butler meant the title to be read as the word Nowhere backwards, even though the letters "h" and "w" are transposed).

lonesomeness - loneliness + lit. einsam - lonely + Einsamkeit (German) = ensomhed (Danish) - solitude, loneliness (literally 'onesomeness').

all to - Employed in middle and early modern English as intensive to any verb

hermitlike + archon (gr) - ruler, commander, chief magistrate.

bloody awful

A Frog He Would A-wooing Go (nursery rhyme): 'With a rowley, powley, gammon and spinach Heigh ho! says Anthony Rowley' (also known as The Frog's Courting, The Lovesick Frog, The Wedding of the Frog and the Mouse, etc.)

by my hood - an asseveration (obs.) + I'll eat my hat - A display of confidence in a particular outcome.

William Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra + William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet.

summer + Sumerians.

gammon - a smoked or cured ham + gamon (gr) - marriage, sexual intercourse.


flabel - to fan + FDV:.A moose he would a walking go so he drubbed his eyes, ascented his nose, packed up his ears put on his impermeable and stepped out of his immoble and set off to see how badness in the west waste of all possible parsable words.

pilleolus (l) - a small felt skull-cap (formerly worn by prelates) + pilleo (l) - to place the pilleus (cap of freedom) on a person's head: token of manumission of a slave + blow the nose.

vaticinate - to foretell, predict, prognosticate, or prophesy (a future event) + vacated + VATICAN - On Mons Vaticanus, Rome, probably after vaticinium, Lat. "prophecy." It adjoins St Peter's Cathedral. Contains, among other art galleries, the Pinacoteca, and the Borgia apartments, commissioned by Alexander VI. In the Sistine Chapel the ceiling, Michelangelo's masterpiece, looks down on awed visitors. Vatican gardens, originally laid out in 16th century, include fountains but no waterfalls (It. cascata). The district around the Vatican is the Borgo, also called the Leonine City, after Leo IV, who fortified it in the 9th century. 

pallium - The Latin name for the large rectangular cloak or mantle worn by men, chiefly among the Greeks; esp. by philosophers, and by ascetics and others in the early Christian Church. 

impermeable - that does not permit the passage of water or other fluid + impermeable (fr) - raincoat.

impugnable - that cannot be assailed or overcome + (picked his sword) + Cervantes: Don Quixote, ch. 2: 'one morning before the dawning of the day (which was one of the hottest of the month of July) he donned his suit of armour, mounted Rocinante with his patched-up helmet on, braced his buckler, took his lance, and by the back door of the yard sallied forth upon the plain in the highest contentment and satisfaction at seeing with what ease he had made a beginning with his grand purpose. But scarcely did he find himself upon the open plain, when a terrible thought struck him' [.21-.36]

harp on - to dwell wearisomely upon in speech or writing + The Harp and Crown - 18th century Dublin pub + (put on a hat).

immobile - incapable of moving or of being moved, immovable

rure (l) - village

albus (l) - white + The motto of Adrian IV (the only English pope) was "De Rure Albo," "of the Alban country" + ALBA - Ancient name for area in Latium, Italy, including the Alban Hills.

choke full - packed full to capacity, full to suffocation + (England called Albion (from Latin albus: white) in allusion to its white chalk cliffs).


gorgeously + VILLA BORGHESE - in Rome. Known for the extensive and parklike Borghese Gardens, which contain art museums (It. pinacoteca) and fountains, but no waterfalls (It. cascata).  

let out - to extend in dimension

strown - scattered

cascade - a small waterfall; esp. one of a series of small falls, formed by water in its descent over rocks, or in the artificial works of the kind introduced in landscape gardening + cascata (it) - waterfall.

pinacoteca (it) - painting-gallery + Pinacoteca Vaticana - art gallery in Vatican, erected under Pope Pius XI.

aqueduct + hortus (l) - garden + orthodoxos (gr) - having correct beliefs in religion.

currycomb - a comb or instrument of metal used for currying horses, etc. + catacombs.

set off - to set in motion, to start a journey

Lud's Town = London - from mythical King of Brit: "And on the gates of Lud's town set your heads" (Shakespeare, Cymbeline IV, ii) + Caerludd (Welsh) - London (Ludd's town).

a spasso (it) - (to go) for a walk + a space.

badness - the quality or state of being bad + Business is business (proverb).

worst + Voltaire: Candide: 'best of all possible worlds'.

pensible - hanging down, pendant + pensable (fr) - conceivable + see how badness in the west waste of all possible parsable words.

lancia spezzata (it) - a prince's bodyguard (literally 'broken lance' or 'broken spear') + Thomas Moore: Irish Melodies: The Minstrel Boy (song): 'The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone, In the ranks of death you'll find him; His father's sword he has girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him'.

turkeys + tarheel (U.S. Colloquial) - a nickname for a native of North Carolina (from tar being a major product of this state) + Thorgil (Turgesius) - Viking invader of Ireland + (legs, heels).

one and only - one's sweetheart, one's only child or love

Nicholas Breakspear - papal legate to Scandinavia, who later became the only English pope as Adrian IV + REFERENCE

clank - to move with a clanking sound


vee - "V", something having the shape of the letter V + Papal Veto - Jus ExclusivŠ, a right claimed by several Catholic monarchs to veto a candidate for the papacy (exercised about a dozen times from the 17th to the 20th century).

treetop - the top of a tree + (triple crown of the pope).

every inch - every bit, entirely, in every respect + William Shakespeare: King Lear IV.6.106: 'every inch a king'.

"I will tell You what did Nyarlathotep, when there was Great Chaos and when Universe Manifested as such. He, the Voice of the Gods, was growing in Strength and Wisdom and wanted to acquire Dreadful Secret hidden behind the other side of the Stars. He arrived at the foot of the Mountain. He asked for a Sign and Triple Sword forged of steel was hurled above Him, and stuck before his feet. He, anchored, proceeded with ascent. When He reached the Top he found Nuhr and He refused Him. Then Nyarlathotep Seven Times said double Word of Secret power: Yach-Dahn. This Word is Hidden in enchanted Forest, in deepest Kingdom of Dream, where everything Is and Is Not. From that World there is no escape. Only Way towards the exit is to confront Mysterious Guardian who is Hidden on the other side of Abyss across the Fire Star. And He rose in all His Might and confronted the young God who wanted to obtain the Secret known as the Seal of OTH. But God blew it all away with an Enchantment and the Guardian drew back. And He, astride the Shantak, crossed the Bridge of Infinity and, brandishing the Flaming Sword, his symbol, He passed through the Great Door of Black Stone. And He saw the Seal, Mighty, Flaming, Destructive. And a Voice full of Majesty was heard, coming from the Center of Infinite Nothingness. Thundering, Booming, like a Flaming Dart thrown across the Skies, Great Nadur broke forth in all His Glory. And He bestowed on the young God who came to this point, the Great Seal. A lightning flashed in Nyarlathotep's mind. And He was Created, Impregnated by Himself. In front of Him the Eons were promulgated. And in front of Him, Nadur spoke Their Names, and thus the Circle of the Gods was created. And Their Kingdom shall last by Day and Night into Infinity." (Frank G. Ripel: The Magick of Atlantis: Sauthenerom, the Source of the Necronomicon)

pent- (gr) - five + (5 x 2 = 10) + FDV: He had not made but a few parsecs when at the dirty of a wrong lane he met the Grapes he came upon a little river stream.

parsec - 30.8 trillion km: unit of interstellar distance, equal to the distance giving rise to a heliocentric parallax of one second of arc, or 3.26 light-years (from parallax + second) + paces.

asylum - inviolable shelter; refuge, protection; a secure place of refuge, shelter, or retreat + Azilian culture probably dates to the period of 10,000 years ago (10,000 BC uncalibrated) and followed the Magdalenian culture.

turning - a place or point where a road, path, etc. turns, or turns off

sunshine + Shem/Shaun + Saint John Lateran, cathedral, Rome.