where have you been enjoying yrself all the morning Every where (notebook 1924)
wet bed = bed wetter - one who urinates in bed + (notebook 1924): 'deathbed confession SP' → Fleming: The Life of St. Patrick 20: ''This is my Confession before I die,' are the concluding words of the Saint's 'Confession''.
conceal - to hide + Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 191: 'I was invited... to conceal myself... in an adjoining room, where we could hear everything without being seen'.
Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 194: 'his words have stuck to my heart as the leech put to the arm of my little friend'.
Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 193: 'As I have said a moment ago, I was against my own daughter going to confession'.
nightlong - during the whole night
homely - such as belongs to home or is produced or practised at home, having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable
confiteor - a form of prayer, or confession of sins (Confiteor Deo Omnipotenti: "I confess to Almighty God," etc.) used in the Latin Church at the beginning of the mass, in the sacrament of penance, and on other occasions.
avick (Anglo-Irish) = a mhic (avik) (gael) - son, my boy
forty-five + (a fine of forty and a pope's bill for attendance in my confessional booth).
bill of attainder - a legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial + attender - one who gives heed or attention; an observer.
to boot - in addition
pray + pry - to spy.
Confiteor: 'in thought, word and deed'
cur (l) - why + quicquid (l) - whoever + ubi (l) - where, how + quomodo (l) - in what manner, how + quoties (l) - how often, how many times + Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 142: 'Lest the confessor should indolently hesitate in tracing out the circumstances of any sin, let him have the following versicle of circumstances in readiness: "Quis, quid, ubi, quibus auxiliis, cur, quomodo, quando. Who, which, where, with whom, why, how, when."'
quibus auxiliis (l) - with whose helps, with the helps of what persons + Cur, quicquid, ubi, quomodo, quoties, quibus auxiliis? - standard questions to be answered in Confession to establish the circumstances and the gravity of each sin.
fatten - to grow or become fat
two Easters in Irel (R.C & ortho Greek) (notebook 1923) → Fitzpatrick: Ireland and the Making of Britain 228: 'In the controversy which raged around the observance of Easter, Ronan was a zealous defender of the Roman view, which had long before been adopted by people in the southern half of Ireland, but which was strongly opposed by those who clung to the tradition of Columcille'.
piejaw (Slang) - admonition, moral advice + in the view of - in the sight of, within the sight of.
hilarious - boisterously joyous or merry, rollicking + SDV: You were bred & fed, & fostered & fattened in a land of this 2 easters island on a rollicking heaven & roaring hell
blunder - a gross mistake; an error due to stupidity or carelessness + Alfred Lord Tennyson: The Charge of the Light Brigade iii: 'Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them'.
catch as catch can - the Lancashire style of wrestling (utilizing any available means)
forsooth - in truth, truly + Joyce's note: 'forsooth' → Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 206n (sec. 204): (quoting from the Spectator) 'a set of readers [of prayers at church] who affect, forsooth, a certain gentleman-like familiarity of tone, and mend the language as they go on, crying instead of pardoneth and absolveth, pardons and absolves'.
nigger + noggy (Dialect) - tipsy + noga (Serbian) - leg → "In the stars of the Great Bear the Egyptians saw an adze or a fore-leg" (H. Te Velde: Seth, God of Confusion).
blanc (fr) - white + blanke (Afrikaans) - white man + blankards (Slang) - bastards + blackguards.
dastard - characterized by mean shrinking from danger, showing base cowardice + Joyce's note: 'a dastard century'.
twosome - a group of two persons or things, couple + SDV: and you have become a doubter of all known gods and, condemned fool egoarch, anarch & heresiarch, you have reared your kingdom upon the void of your very more than doubtful soul.
twi- - two, double, twice + twiminded - having two minds or thoughts (about something) + be in two minds (phrase) - vacillate between two options, be in doubt.
forenenst - over against, opposite to
condemned - pronounced guilty, wrong, etc.
anarch - rebel, anarchist + Joyce's note: 'Anarch Egoist' → Nation and Athenæum 22 Apr 1922, 124/2: 'Mr. Joyce's Ulysses' (review of Ulysses by John M. Murry): 'He is the egocentric rebel in excelsis, the arch-esoteric... His intention, as so far as he has any social intention, is completely anarchic'.
egoarches (gr) - I-leader, self-leader, ego-leader
heresiarch - a leader or founder of a heresy + Tiresias (bisexual seer).
rear - to build up, create, bring into existence
disunite - divide, separate, to alienate in spirit + United Kingdom.
a dog in the manger - a person who stops others from doing or enjoying something that he does not want or does not use himself + Luke 2:11-12: 'Christ the Lord... Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger'.
pay the piper (phrase) + by the by (phrase).
nerve - to get ready for something difficult or unpleasant + Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 27: 'I intend, at some future day, if God spares me and gives me time for it, to make known some of the innumerable things which the Roman Catholic theologians and moralists have written on this question. It will form one of the most curious books ever written; and it will give unanswerable evidence of the fact that, instinctively, without consulting each other, and with an unanimity which is almost marvellous, the Roman Catholic women, guided by the honest instincts which God has given them, shrink from the snares put before them in the confessional-box; and that everywhere they struggle to nerve themselves with a superhuman courage, against the torturer who is sent by the Pope, to finish their ruin and to make shipwreck of their souls.'
equip - to provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 24: 'the horrible necessity of speaking of things, on which they would prefer to suffer the most cruel death rather than to open their lips'.
Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 44: 'Dear sister, are you ready to begin your confession?'
slough off - to cast off, throw off, to get rid of + REFERENCE
tremor - a nervous thrill caused by emotion or excitement
swine + Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 30: 'I had to believe in spite of my own conscience and intelligence, that it was good, nay, necessary, to put those polluting, damning questions. My infallible Church was mercilessly forcing me to oblige those poor, trembling, weeping, desolate girls and women, to swim with me and all her priests in those waters of Sodom and Gomorrah, under the pretext that their self-will would be broken down, their fear of sin and humility increased, and that they would be purified by our absolutions.'.
Sodom - an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Gomorrah) was destroyed by God for the wickedness of its inhabitants
Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 81: 'Ah! would to God that all the honest girls and women whom the devil entraps into the snares of auricular confession, could bear the cries of distress of those poor priests whom they have tempted—forever destroyed! Would to God that they could see the torrents of tears shed by so many priests, because, from the hearing of confessions, they had forever lost the virtue of purity! They would understand that the confessional is a snare, a pit of perdition, a Sodom for the priest; and they would be struck with horror and shame at the idea of the continual, shameful, dishonest, degrading temptations by which their confessor is tormented day and night—they would blush on account of the shameful sins which their confessors have committed—they would weep over the irreparable loss of their purity—they would promise before God and men that the confessional-box should never see them any more—they would prefer to be burned alive, if any sentiment of honesty and charity remained in them, rather than consent to be a cause of constant temptations and damnable sins to that man. Would that respectable lady go any more to confess to that man, if, after her confession, she could hear him lamenting the continual, shameful temptations which assail him day and night, and the damning sins which he had committed, on account of what she has confessed to him? No! —a thousand times, no!'
covered - of concealed or ambiguous meaning (obs.) + Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 35: 'With some half-covered words, he made a criminal proposition, which I accepted with covered words also' (REFERENCE).
solemnity - a formal or ceremonial observance of an occasion or event + King Solomon.
While Bathsheba's husband, Uriah the Hittite, was away in battle, David saw her bathing and summoned her to his quarters. Without apparent protest, she joined the king in adultery and married him after he arranged for Uriah to be killed in battle. + Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 28: 'Was the heart of David pained and horror-struck at the sight of the fair Bath-sheba, when, imprudently, and too freely, exposed in her bath? Was not that holy prophet smitten, and brought down to the dust, by that guilty look? Was not the mighty giant, Samson, undone by the charms of Delilah? Was not the wise Solomon ensnared and befooled in the midst of the women by whom he was surrounded?'
inharmonious - not harmonious in relation, action, or sentiment
caldor (l) - warmth, heat + candour - the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech.
gee - exp. of enthusiasm or surprise; vulva (Dublin Slang)
apropos - with regard to + opprobrium - the disgrace or evil reputation attached to conduct considered shameful + approbro (l) - I reproach, I upbraid.
underslung - having the principal bulk below the point of support (understrung bowl of a pipe)
pipe (Slang) - penis + Jacob's pipe - pipe with porcelain head representing one of the patriarchs.
puerile - merely boyish or childish, juvenile
tubsuit - a suit of washing material
selfraising (notebook 1924)
feeder - an instrument, organ, or appliance for feeding + Joyce's note: 'twin feeders'
monsieur - mister
Abgott (ger) - idol
in ones heart of hearts - in the deepest part of ones mind or feelings
to ones cost - to ones disadvantage or loss
penal law - criminal law + Penal Laws - restrictions on Catholics in 17th and 18th century Ireland + SDV: At the age of While yet an adolescent (what do I say?) while still puerile you received a present of that syringe and feeder (you know as well as I do what I the mechanism I am alluding to)
poke - to search or inquire in a meddlesome way
wheeze - a joke or comic gag introduced into the performance of a piece by a clown or comedian, esp. a comic phrase or saying introduced repeatedly; hence, (gen. slang or colloq.) a catch phrase constantly repeated; more widely, a trick or dodge frequently used; also, a piece of special information, a 'tip'.
bould (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - bold
stroke - an act of striking; a single complete movement; a vigorous attempt to attain some object; a movement of the pen; an act of copulation (slang. rare.) + Mrs Centlivre: Bold Stroke for a Wife (play, 1717).
christen - to baptize and give a Christian name to + (notebook 1924): 'May you be as fine as the P.P. baptised you' → Sauvé: Proverbes et Dictons de la Basse-Bretagne no. 478: 'May God make thee, dear child, grow as big As the priest who baptised thee'.
sonny - a young boy
douth - virtue, excellence; good deed, manhood + in blessing of the baptismal water on Holy Saturday, the celebrant dips the paschal candle into it.
count up - to find the whole sum of by counting, to reckon up
progeny - the offspring
hungered - oppressed with hunger, very hungry
angered - provoked to wrath, irritated, inflamed + SDV: that you might repopulate the land & count up your progeny by the hundred & the hundred thousand
thwart - to hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of