layen - obs. pa. pple. of lie (v) + song My Lagan Love.
charm - fascinating quality; charmingness, attractiveness
hic sunt leones (l) - here live lions (unexplored regions) + hic sunt lenones (l) - here are pimps + Judge Michael Lennon attacked Joyce in Catholic World, 1931, despite their seeming friendship (James Joyce: Letters I.395: letter 06/08/37 to Constantine P. Curran: 'my fellow-countrymen... on the map of their island there is marked very legibly for the moment Hic sunt Lennones') + James Joyce: L'influenza letteraria universale del rinascimento: 'The compiler of atlases in the high middle ages did not lose his composure when he was in a quandary. He would write on the doubtful area the words: Hic sunt leones. The idea of solitude, the terror of strange beasts, the unknown were quite sufficient for him' (originally in Italian).
point blank - close to a target, direct, blunt
barrel - the metal tube of a gun, through which the bullet or shot is discharged + Joyce's note: 'found himself looking into barrel of revolver'.
irregular - not in accordance with what is usual or normal, abnormal
bulldog - a pistol or revolver esp. one of large caliber and short barrel + (notebook 1922-23): 'a tin with a purpose'.
quarreller - one who quarrels
supposedly - by supposition, as is (or was) supposed
tell off - to appoint to a particular task, object, position, or the like
shade - to cast one's shadow upon, to be close to
shiny - luminous, having a bright or glistening surface
(notebook 1923): 'look facts in face'
hue and cry + Hose (ger) - pants + creased (Anglo-Irish) - beaten + crease - to kill.
Jack the Ripper - popular name for a murderer of women in London in 1888, who mutilated the bodies of his victims + jack - to throw up, give up, abandon; to do for, ruin.
para (Portuguese) - for + exemplum (l) - example
incense - to excite, arouse the wrath or indignation
privy - of which the presence or existence is not known or not recognized, hidden; A private place of ease, a latrine + Lares (l) (privy gods) - tutelary spirits of the Roman household, hearth and slaves' quarters.
licensed - provided with a license; privileged, recognized, regular
pantry - a room or apartment in a house, etc., in which bread and other provisions are kept + Penates (l) (pantry gods) - guardian spirits of the larder in Roman households.
stator - sustainer, supporter (primarily an epithet of Jupiter) + Stator and Victor ("stand" and "vanquish") - epithets of Jupiter.
cut and run - to cut mooring cables and sail before the wind, to hurry off + kut (Dutch) - vulva.
mesa - isolated hill or mountain; a moderate brown + mesa (sp) - a table + mesa redonda (Portuguese) - round table.
redonda (sp) - district, province
Lourençao (Portuguese) - Laurence
convocation - the action of calling together or assembling by summons; the state or fact of being called together + convocaçao (Portuguese) - convocation + invencao (Portuguese) - invention.
disinteresting - not interesting
calumnious - slanderous, defamatory
column - fig. Support or prop
cloaca (l) - a sewer
Bengal fire - a kind of firework producing a steady and vivid blue-coloured light, used for signals + beacon - a signal; spec. a signal-fire.
bilis (l) - bile, anger, choler, ire + bilox (l) - bilious, angry.
Annamite - of or pertaining to Annam, a province of Vietnam, or its inhabitants.
aper - the european wild boar; one that apes (to imitate, copy, mimic) + ape
atrocity + atrox (l) - dark, horrible, gloomy; cruel, savage.
precise - exact; neither more nor less than; perfect, complete: opposed to approximate.
quare (l) - how? why? + qualify
diddy - teat + DRAFT TWO: What was this extremely low human type really engaged on? The answer is: a drug & drunkery addict megalomane at a loose end. This explains the litany of letters, honorific, highplaced, erudite, neoclassical which he loved to place after his name. It would have diverted much if ever seen the shuddersome spectacle of this zany in the grime of his den making believe to read his tattered eminently unreadable chapbook turning over 3 pages at a time sheets in the wind for what with the murky light, the botchy print, the tattered jacket the jigjagged page, [the itch jig in his ribs, the gush in his fundament,] the fumbling fingers, [the itch in his palm the tickle of his tail,] the scum in his eye, the drink in his pottle, the rats in his garret, the hullabaloo and the dust in his ears he was hardly fit to memorise more than a word a minute. Was there ever heard of such lowdown blackguardism?
dedal - intricate, artistic, ingenious; an anglicized form of the proper name Dædalus; a skilful artificer or fabricator like Dædalus; a maze or labyrinth + dedal (Portuguese) - thimble.
flavoured - having flavour + favoured
elders - ancestors, predecessors
popa (Portuguese) - poop (of a ship) + preta (Portuguese) - black (feminine).
navigo (l) - to sail, to go by sea + navio (Portuguese) - ship.
navvy - an unskilled laborer; a labourer employed in the excavation and construction of earth-works, such as canals, railways, embankments, drains, etc.
flicker - to move by flapping the wings
flinder - to break into flinders or pieces
drunkery - a place to get drunk in; a contemptuous appellation of a public-house or drink-shop + Joyce notes: 'drug addict' & 'drunkery'.
addict - to devote, give up, or apply habitually to a practice + FDV: A drug addict, too, his manner when he was at a loose end was to write strings of honourable, learned, highplaced neoclassical initials after his name while, if you could only have seen into his den, whenever he made believe to read one of his tattered chapbooks he did nothing but turn over three or 4 pages at a time growling because what with the bad light the dirty print, the torn page, the scum in his eyes, the drink in his stomach, the rats in his garret and the hullabaloo in his ears he was not fit to memorise as much as a word a minute Was there ever heard of such low down blackguardism?
megalomania - the insanity of self-exaltation
loose - inexact, indefinite, indeterminate, vague
litany - Eccl. An appointed form of public prayer, usually of a penitential character, consisting of a series of supplications, deprecations, or intercessions in which the clergy lead and the people respond; a form of supplication (e.g. in non-Christian worship) resembling a litany; also, a continuous repetition or long enumeration resembling those of litanies.
septuncial - of seven ounces, or seven parts of the whole + (notebook 1924): 'uncial' → Sullivan: The Book of Kells 16: 'The text of the Gospel according to St. Matthew follows in large uncial and minuscule combined' (Matthew).
trumpet - a means or agent (real or imaginary) which proclaims, celebrates, or gives warning of something + (notebook 1924): 'trumpet' → Sullivan, The Book of Kells 15: (quoting Rev. Dr. Todd about the Monogram page) 'contains almost all varieties of design to be found in Celtic art... the divergent pattern known as the trumpet-pattern'.
honorific - importing honour or respect
highpitched - being lofty in tone or thought
erudite - learned, scholarly; Of literary productions, etc.: Characterized by erudition.
neoclassical - rel. to a revival or adaptation of classical style in literature
patricianly - in a patrician manner, aristocratically
manuscribe - to write with one's (own) hand [Joyce's note: 'manuscribe']
divert - to cause (the mind, attention, etc.) to turn from one channel to another, to distract.
shuddersome - marked by or producing shudders
demented - out of one's mind, crazed, mad; infatuated + (notebook 1924): 'semi demented' → Nation and Athenæum 22 Apr 1922, 124/2: 'Mr. Joyce's Ulysses' (review of 'Ulysses' by John M. Murry): 'an immense, a prodigious, self-laceration, the tearing-away from himself, by a half-demented man of genius, of inhibitions and limitations which have grown to be flesh of his flesh' (Deming: The Critical Heritage 196).
zany - a fool, simpleton, 'idiot'; a comic performer attending on a clown, acrobat, or mountebank, who imitates his master's acts in a ludicrously awkward way; a poor, bad, feeble, or ludicrous imitator.
inspissated - brought to a thick consistence, thickened + (notebook 1924): 'inspissated' → Nation and Athenæum 22 Apr 1922, 125/1: 'Mr. Joyce's Ulysses' (review of 'Ulysses' by John M. Murry): 'Every thought that a super-subtle modern can think seems to be hidden somewhere in its inspissated obscurities' (Deming: The Critical Heritage 197).
grime - soot, smut, coal-dust, or other black particles, deposited upon or ingrained in some surface, esp. the human skin.
glaucous - of a dull or pale green colour passing into greyish blue
den - a small confined room or abode; esp. one unfit for human habitation
uselessly - in a useless or fruitless manner; ineffectually + Ulysess
blue book - a book bound in blue + (notebook 1924): 'bluebook' → Manchester Guardian 15 Mar 1923, 39: 'Modern Irish Literature' (review of 'Ulysses' by Stephen Gwynn): 'Seven hundred pages of a tome like a Blue-book are occupied with the events and sensations in one day of a renegade Jew' (Deming: The Critical Heritage 301).
Eccles - town in Lancashire + Kells + Eccles Street, Dublin (Bloom's residence in Ulysses).
édition de ténèbres (fr) - edition of darkness
Ezra Pound, while editing the "Calypso" chapter of Ulysses for publication in The Little Review, censorially deleted portions of the risqué text dealing with Bloom's visit to the privy.
bowlder - boulder + Bowdler, Thomas (1754-1825) - expurgated Shakespeare, Gibbon, and the Old Testament.
censor - an official in some countries whose duty it is to inspect all books, journals, dramatic pieces, etc., before publication, to secure that they shall contain nothing immoral, heretical, or offensive to the government; an adverse critic, one given to fault-finding.
three sheets in the wind - very drunk
no (Portuguese) - in the + espelho (Portuguese) - mirror + mor (Portuguese) - bigger.
splurge - a showy display + FDV: imagine telling himself fancying [over & over] that every splurge on the vellum he mumbled over was a vision more beautiful beauteousful than the last a rose cottage by the sea for nothing a year, or a ladies' hosiery sale at Arnott's, or a sewerful of pale gold wine or an entire theatre of noblewomen flinging all their clothes at him in wild enthusiasm for having sung the topnote in After the Ball or for seven & 1/2 minutes with a cocked hat & feathers on his head.
vellum - a fine kind of parchment [Joyce's note: 'vellum']
blunder - to confound (in one's mind) stupidly
aisling - a poetical or dramatic description or presentation of a vision + aisling (ashlin) (gael) - vision, dream + (notebook 1924): 'aisling (vision)'.
tits - a woman's breasts
"My Love and Cottage Near Rochelle" is a 2nd act aria in the opera "The Siege of Rochelle" by Balfe + Schelle (ger) - bell.
cottage - a dwelling-house of small size and humble character; In U.S. spec. A summer residence (often on a large and sumptuous scale) at a watering-place or a health or pleasure resort.
for nothing - without payment or cost, free
try on - the act of trying on a garment
hosiery - hose collectively
raffle - a form of lottery, in which an article is assigned by drawing or casting of lots to one person among a number who have each paid a certain part of its real or assumed value.
at liberty - free + Liberty's - London silk goods firm, named for its founder.
sewer - an artificial channel or conduit, now usually covered and underground, for carrying off and discharging waste water and the refuse from houses and towns.
guinea gold - gold of 22 karats from which guineas were coined + guinea gold vine - evergreen vine widely cultivated for their large bright yellow single flowers
blancmange - a preparation of cornflour and milk, with flavouring substances + puddingpie - a name for various forms of pastry; a tart made with pie-crust and custard + branco (Portuguese) - white + monge (Portuguese) - monk.
billion - orig. and still commonly in Great Britain: A million millions; In U.S., and increasingly in Britain: A thousand millions.
bite - a piece bitten off (usually to eat), a mouthful
opera house - a theatre for the performance of operas
standing room - accommodation for persons or a person standing; also in phr. standing room only, esp. in a theatre or similar place of resort + stamp - to bring down the foot heavily.
prompt box - the prompter's box on the stage