leave out - to omit
foreconscious = preconscious - not present in consciousness but capable of being recalled without encountering any inner resistance (PICTURE).
warp and woof + word and place and person + SDV: except the simple word & person they had cornered him about until they were completely undeceived about him.
snoozer - a fellow, a chap
undeceive - to free (a person) from deception or mistake; to deliver from an erroneous idea [Joyce's note: 'undeceived'].
off the reel - without stopping, in an uninterrupted course or succession
recital - an enumeration or detailed account of a number of things, facts, etc.
rigmarole - a succession of incoherent statements, an unconnected or rambling discourse, a long-winded harangue of little meaning or importance + Desmond MacCarthy: Criticism (1932): (of Work in Progress) 'rigmaroles' [183.22] [189.04]
SDV: It went without saying that he disliked anything anyway approaching a plain common straightforward standup or knockdown row & once when he was called in to umpire an octagonal argument among slangwhangers the low accomplished washout always agreed rubbed shoulders with the last speaker and agreed to every word as soon as half uttered with all his heart and then at once turned focussed his whole unbalanced attention to on the next octagonist who managed to catch a listener's eye, asking & imploring him out of his piteous one blinker winker whether there was anything in the wide world he cd do for to please him & to overflow his tumbler for him yet once more.
that goes without saying - 'that is a matter of course'
cull - a dupe, silly fellow, simpleton, fool; a man, fellow, chap
straightforward - free from duplicity or concealment; frank, honest
stand up - Pugilism. Of a contest: In which the combatants stand up fairly to one another without wrestling, flinching or evasion; esp. in (a fair, square, etc.) stand-up fight.
knock down - a stand up or free fight + "A collision with someone was the type of blunder which no sorcerer, much less a nagual, should ever make." (Carlos Castaneda: The Power of Silence)
row - a noisy dispute or quarrel + (notebook 1923): 'from anything whatsoever approaching a row' ('ever' not clear).
umpire - to settle or decide (a matter in dispute) as as umpire or arbitrator
octagonal - eight-sided
slangwhanger - a noisy or abusive talker or writer
accomplished - highly skilled, complete in acquirements usually as the result of training + SDV: the low accomplished washout always agreed rubbed shoulders with the last speaker and agreed to every word as soon as half uttered with all his heart
washout - one who fails in a course of study; a complete failure, a useless person, a person eliminated from a course of training + (notebook 1922-23): 'She is a washout' + 'a washout'.
rub shoulders with - to come into contact, to associate, with others + Joyces' note: 'rub shoulders with' → Irish Times 30 Dec 1922, 9/2: 'Resignation of Trinity's Chief Steward': 'We have kept Mr. Marshall's acquaintance with Royalty to the last. He rubbed shoulders (literally) with them on various occasions'.
meanly disagreed with last speaker' + 'cf opinion of the last speaker' (notebook 1924).
clasp hands - to join one's hands by interlocking the fingers; also, to close or firmly join hands with another + (Joyce had a limp handshake).
Your servant! (Joyce's note) → Kinane: St. Patrick 17: (a prayer) 'From my hidden sins cleanse me, O Lord, and from those of others spare Thy servant'.
to think that ...! - introducing a statement of a fact thought of as remarkable or surprising
also, gut (ger) - quite so
quaeso (old latin) - please + quite so.
muchas gracias (sp) - many thanks
is there Gaelic on you? (Anglo-Irish) - do you understand Gaelic?
sulphur - pungent talk, 'sulphurous' language + honour
unbiased - not unduly or improperly influenced or inclined; unprejudiced, impartial + SDV: and then at once turned focussed his whole unbalanced attention to on the next octagonist who managed to catch a listener's eye,
piteous - deserving or inciting pity, sorrowful, mournful
eyewinker - eyelash or eyelid + SDV: asking & imploring him out of his piteous one blinker winker
hemoptysis - expectoration of blood from some part of respiratory tract + haimoptysia (gr) - a state of blood-spitting + diadymenos (gr) - slipping through + haimoptysma diadyomenon (gr) - evading bloody sputum.
overflow - to fill (a vessel) so full that it runs over
tantalizer - a tormentor who offers something desirable but keeps it just out of reach + FDV: & asking imploring him out of his piteous eyes to fill up his glass tumbler for him.
FDV: Of course he disliked a good sensible row and once when he was called in as umpire in an octagonal argument among the low mean evilsmelling wretch washout agreed always rubbed shoulders with the last speaker & quite fully agreed [with all his heart] with every word as soon as uttered & absorbed while he nudged the one octagonist who was speaking at once turned his attention to the next octagonist who managed to speak nudging him & asking imploring him out of his piteous eyes to fill up his glass tumbler for him.
FDV: One night As recently as 20 years ago he was alternately kicked through the deserted village from 82 Dublin Square as far as the lefthand corner of Europe Europa Parade by two groups of argumentalists who finally went home disgustedly, thought they had better be going home disgustedly one & all, reconciled to a friendship, fast & furious, solely on account of his perfect lowness. It was [thus] hoped that people might, after giving him a roll in the dust, pity & forgive him but —
SDV: One holiday kailkannon night as recently as 20 years ago he was therefore kicked alternately through the deserted village from 82 Dublin square as far as the lefthand corner of Europa Parade by rival teams of argumentalists who finally as they had been detained out rather late thought they had better be going streaking for home disgustedly one and all, reconciled to a friendship, fast & furious, which only merely arose out of his perfect lowness.
halcyon days - fourteen days of calm weather, anciently believed to occur about the winter solstice when the halcyon was brooding + colcannon (Anglo-Irish) - potatoes mashed with butter and milk and chopped cabbage and chopped scallions, traditional Anglo-Irish dish for All Hallow's Eve.
attended - accompanied
downpour - a pouring down; esp. a heavy, continuous fall (of rain, etc.) + (notebook 1924): 'snows = years downpours = day'.
as recently as yesterday (notebook 1922-23)
snows = years downpours = day (Joyce's note) → Chateaubriand: Œuvres Choisies Illustrées I.35, Atala: 'it will be seven times ten snows, and three snows more, since my mother brought me into the world' (glossed in a footnote: 'Snow for year, seventy-three years') + Otto Muck came to the conclusion that the final breaking up of Atlantis occurred on June 5, 8498 B.C.
soccer - the game of football as played under Association rules + soccered (i.e. kicked) + soggarth (Anglo-Irish) - priest.
unsuspectingly - without suspicions
Oliver Goldsmith: The Deserted Village [.31]
Dublin on the Liffey (notebook 1924)
VANHOMRIGH HOUSE - Bartholomew Vanhomrigh (father of Swift's Vanessa) lived in Celbridge when Swift visited his daughter Esther there. Earlier the Vanhomrighs lived in central Dublin, on the South bank of the Liffey in the vicinity of the present George's Quay. The Ballast Office Journal for 20 Feb 1707-08 records the opinion that the channel of the Liffey should be dredged and banked "from Mr. Mercer's (formerly Vanhomrigh's) house directly with Green Patch, a little without Ringsend point" (Haliday, 235). Finnegans Wake moves Vanhomrigh's house across the river to Mabbot's Mill. The name Vanessa was invented by Irish writer Jonathan Swift for Esther Vanhomrigh, whom Swift had met in 1708 and whom he tutored. The name was created by taking “Van” from Vanhomrigh’s last name and adding “Essa”, the pet form of Esther.
Ulysses.15.1287: 'ZOE. No, eightyone. Mrs. Cohen's' + Ulysses.17.2055: 'Mrs Bella Cohen, 82 Tyrone Street, lower'.
bis (French) - Indicating a second unit at the same adress + Haliday: The Scandinavian Kingdom of Dublin 234n: 'River tried from Mr. Vanhomrigh's house to Ringsend point... Channel should run from Mr. Mercer's (formerly Vanhomrigh's) house directly with Green Patch... made good the bank as far as opposite Mabbot's mill... The bank at the west end of Cock (or Cockle) Lake called Salmon Pool bank, running southwards to the Brickfields is very high' (advice of an early 18th century committee on the forming of a new channel for the river Liffey).
MABBOT'S MILL - In the 17th and early 18th centuries it stood on North bank of Liffey, about the present Talbot Street. Built by Gilbert Mabbot, whose name survived in Mabbot Lane and Mabbot (now Corporation) Street, in the heart of the (erstwhile) brothel district.
mall - a sheltered walk serving as a promenade; in some towns adopted as a proper name + FDV: from 82 Dublin Square as far as the lefthand corner of Europe Europa Parade
GREEN PATCH - A pool and anchorage in Dublin Bay just off Ringsend, before the South Wall was extended in the 18th cent. About 1710 it was decided that the South Wall should run "from Mr Mercer's (formerly Vanhomrigh's) house to Green Patch".
brickfield - a place where bricks are made + BRICKFIELDS - Area between Merrion and Sandymount, so-called in the 17th and 18th centuries; aka Lord Merrion's Brickfields. According to early records quoted by Haliday, "The bank at the west end of Cock (on Cockle) Lake called Salmon Pool bank, running southwards to the Brick Fields is very high."
SALMON POOL - Channel of the Liffey between the Dodder River and Poolbeg; an anchorage before the South and North Walls were built into Dublin Bay. Haliday, 237n: "The bank at the west end of Cock Lake cabled Salmon Pool bank, running Southwards to the Brick Fields..."
counter - a table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a long, narrow table or bench, on which goods are laid for examination by purchasers, or on which they are weighed or measured.
quicklime - a white crystalline oxide. On treatment with water it gives putty-like substance, and is used in finish coats of plastering; to treat with quicklime + James Joyce: The Shade of Parnell: 'The citizens of Castlecomer threw quicklime in his eyes' + FDV: by two groups of argumentalists
Egan O'Rahilly - 18th century Irish poet + Persse [.28] O'Reilly
detain - to keep from proceeding or going on, to delay
latish - somewhat late + SDV: who finally as they had been detained out rather late
streak - to rush swiftly + striking + SDV: thought they had better be going streaking for home disgustedly one and all,
AUBURN - Oliver Goldsmith's poem, "The Deserted Village" ("Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain"), is about Auburn, an idealized village set in England but based on memories from the poet's Irish childhood.
rugger - Slang or colloquial alteration of Rugby (in the sense of 'Rugby football').
reconcile - to restore to friendship + Joyce's note: 'alighted disgustedly'.
cullion - testis; a mean or base fellow, rascal + curious + Joyce's note: 'cookmaid cullion'.
truffle - any one of several kinds of roundish, subterranean fungi, usually of a blackish color + 'Troubles' (Irish Civil War, 1922-3).
noxious - injurious to physical or mental health
pervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior