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073.01his langwedge and quite quit the paleologic scene, telling how
073.01+language
073.01+cuneiform script (literally 'wedge-shaped') [072.18]
073.01+Archaic paleology: science or study of antiquities
073.02by his selfdenying ordnance he had left Hyland on the dissenting
073.02+self-denying ordinance: act of 1645 preventing members of the English Parliament from holding military office
073.02+C. Hyland: manager of the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, in the 1920s
073.02+German Heiland: the Saviour
073.02+Ireland
073.02+upon leaving Ireland for Australia in 1856, Charles Gavan Duffy famously said: 'A change might come, but unless the existing condition of things alter, there is no more hope for Ireland than for a corpse on the dissecting-table' [.20-.21]
073.03table, after exhorting Earwicker or, in slightly modified phrase-
073.03+
073.04ology, Messrs or Missrs Earwicker, Seir, his feminisible name of
073.04+sir
073.04+Luke 8:30: 'And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him'
073.05multitude, to cocoa come outside to Mockerloo out of that for
073.05+(Motif: stuttering) [.10]
073.05+Waterloo
073.06the honour of Crumlin, with his broody old flishguds, Gog's
073.06+'Timothy' stems from Greek time: honour and Greek theos: god [.06]
073.06+Crumlin: district of Dublin
073.06+Dutch brood: bread
073.06+bloody
073.06+James Joyce: Ulysses.1.366: 'fishgods of Dundrum'
073.06+Danish gud: god
073.06+Gog: legendary giant (always paired with Magog)
073.06+God's
073.07curse to thim, so as he could brianslog and burst him all dizzy,
073.07+Anglo-Irish Pronunciation thim: them
073.07+Brian Boru
073.07+brain
073.07+Colloquial slog: to hit, to strike
073.07+day
073.08you go bail, like Potts Fracture did with Keddle Flatnose and
073.08+phrase you go bail: you can be sure
073.08+Pott's fracture: a type of fracture of the fibula (and often also the tibia) close to the ankle
073.08+proverb The pot calling the kettle black: criticising another for one's own faults (hypocrisy)
073.08+VI.B.16.004i (b): 'Kettle Flatnose'
073.08+Walsh: Scandinavian Relations with Ireland during the Viking Period 48: 'Ketill Flatnose, a famous chief in the Hebrides, all of whose family, with the exception of his son, Björn the Easterner, adopted Christianity'
073.09nobodyatall with Wholyphamous and build rocks over him, or
073.09+nobody at all with Polyphemus (Odysseus called himself Noman in order to trick the cyclops)
073.09+(bury)
073.10if he didn't, for two and thirty straws, be Cacao Campbell, he
073.10+Motif: 432
073.10+strokes (Cluster: Cricket)
073.10+(Motif: stuttering) [.05]
073.10+Thomas Campbell: South-African cricketer (Cluster: Cricket)
073.10+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...Campbell, he...} | {Png: ...Campbell he...}
073.11didn't know what he wouldn't do for him nor nobody else no-
073.11+VI.B.5.150l (r): 'nor nothing else no more nor me'
073.11+Connacht Tribune 19 Jul 1924, 3/4: 'Dunmore District Court': (husband's evidence in a marital dispute trial) 'I could not knock any rights out of her nor anybody else no more than me'
073.12more nor him after which, batell martell, a brisha a milla a stroka
073.12+Charles Martel ('the Hammer'): 8th century Frankish general, best remembered for stopping the Muslim invasion of Europe at the Battle of Tours and for being Charlemagne's grandfather
073.12+Irish ag briseadh: breaking
073.12+Irish ag milleadh: destroying
073.12+Irish ag stracadh: tearing
073.12+strike a ball
073.13a boola, so the rage of Malbruk, playing on the least change of
073.13+Irish ag buaileadh: beating
073.13+song Marlbrough s'en va-t-en guerre (French Marlborough goes to war; very popular 18th century French folk song about the supposed death and burial of the First Duke of Marlborough (referred to as Malbrouk in some versions of the song); incorporated into Leoncavallo's opera, as well as into many other works)
073.13+Ruggero Leoncavallo: Malbrouck (opera; premiered in Rome, 1910)
073.13+last chance
073.14his manjester's voice, the first heroic couplet from the fuguall
073.14+His Majesty's
073.14+His Master's Voice: unofficial name of The Gramophone Company, a British gramophone record label, whose logo showed a dog listening attentively to a gramophone
073.14+jester
073.14+VI.B.6.064g (b): 'heroic couplet'
073.14+heroic couplet: a verse form consisting of two iambic pentameters
073.14+fugal: in music, pertaining to fugues
073.15tropical, Opus Elf, Thortytoe: My schemes into obeyance for This
073.15+trope: in medieval music, the interpolation of a short musical embellishment into the traditional liturgical plainsong
073.15+German elf: Dutch elf: eleven
073.15+Motif: 1132
073.15+Thor
073.15+abeyance: temporary suspension
073.16time has had to fall: they bit goodbyte to their thumb and, his
073.16+Greek time: honour [.17]
073.16+Finn burnt his thumb while cooking the Salmon of Knowledge and bit it to ease the pain, thereby obtaining absolute wisdom and knowledge of all things
073.16+phrase bite one's thumb (at another, as a gesture of contempt or defiance)
073.16+bid goodbye
073.16+song Off to Philadelphia in the Morning : 'With my bundle on my shoulder There's no one could be bolder And I'm off to Philadelphia in the morning' [.16-.18]
073.17bandol eer his solgier, dripdropdrap on pool or poldier, wishing
073.17+bandoleer: a soldier's shoulder-belt fitted with loops or pockets for cartridges
073.17+Dutch eer: honour [.16]
073.17+soldier
073.17+polder: land reclaimed from the sea through the use of dykes (a Dutch term)
073.18the loff a falladelfian in the morning, proceeded with a Hubble-
073.18+lot
073.18+Jack Hubble: English cricketer (Cluster: Cricket)
073.18+Edwin Hubble: American astonomer (his discovery of nebulae outside the Milky Way was first published in 1924)
073.18+Hurdle Ford (name of Dublin)
073.19forth slouch in his slips backwords (Et Cur Heli!) in the directions
073.19+slips, backward: cricket terms pertaining to a player's position (Cluster: Cricket)
073.19+backwards
073.19+ECH (Motif: HCE)
073.19+Latin et cur: and why?
073.19+James Joyce: other works: Et Tu, Healy (poem maybe written by Joyce at age nine, on Parnell's death)
073.20of the duff and demb institutions about ten or eleven hundred
073.20+Charles Gavan Duffy: Irish nationalist, co-founder of The Nation, and later an Australian politician [.02] [.21]
073.20+in Joyce's time, there were two deaf-and-dumb institutions in Dublin
073.21years lurch away in the moonshiny gorge of Patself on the Bach.
073.21+Moonshine Gorge: a gorge in the Kimberley region of Western Australia [.02] [.20]
073.21+pat self on the back
073.21+German Bach: brook
073.22Adyoe!
073.22+Volapük adyö: adieu
073.23     And thus, with this rochelly exetur of Bully Acre, came to
073.23+{{Synopsis: I.3.3.D: [073.23-073.27]: the assailant's departure — bringing the last stage in the siegings to an end}}
073.23+Balfe: The Siege of Rochelle (opera) [.24]
073.23+Latin exitus: a going-out
073.23+Bully's Acre: oldest Dublin cemetery, Kilmainham
073.23+Clontarf (site of the famous battle of Brian Boru) means 'Bull Meadow' (from Irish Cluain Tarbh)
073.24close that last stage in the siegings round our archicitadel which
073.24+sieging [.23] [.26]
073.24+German sie ging: she went
073.24+German siegen: to triumph, to win
073.25we would like to recall, if old Nestor Alexis would wink the
073.25+
073.26worth for us, as Bar-le-Duc and Dog-an-Doras and Bangen-op-
073.26+Bar-le-Duc: town in France, staging area for the siege of Verdun, 1916
073.26+bar the door, dog at door, bang on door
073.26+Irish deoch an dorais: parting drink
073.26+Dutch bangen: those who are afraid
073.26+Bergen-op-Zoom: town in Netherlands, frequently besieged
073.26+Dutch op: on
073.27Zoom.
073.27+
073.28     Yed he med leave to many a door beside of Oxmanswold for
073.28+{{Synopsis: I.3.3.E: [073.28-074.05]: he is gone — until he awakes again}}
073.28+Volapük yed: yet
073.28+Danish med: with
073.28+made
073.28+Oxmantown: a part of North Dublin, where Ostmen (Viking invaders of Ireland and their settler descendants) once lived [047.22]
073.28+wold: elevated piece of open country [.30]
073.29so witness his chambered cairns a cloudletlitter silent that are at
073.29+chambered cairn: stone-age burial monument, consisting of a cairn or pile of stones enclosing a chamber
073.29+Archaic litten: lighted, lit
073.29+silent letter
073.30browse up hill and down coombe and on eolithostroton, at
073.30+phrase up hill and down dale
073.30+H...C...E (Motif: HCE)
073.30+VI.B.3.054e (r): 'Coombe'
073.30+Corkery: The Hounds of Banba 39: 'On the Heights': 'remembering how warm it had been in the coom'
073.30+coombe: deep valley, deep hollow (especially on the flank of a hill; also spelt 'coomb' and 'coom')
073.30+The Coombe: street and area west of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
073.30+Greek neo lithostrôton: new stone pavement
073.30+VI.B.10.089b (r): 'eoliths of Kentish weald'
073.30+eolith: primitive stone instrument, stone age chipped flint (from Greek eos: dawn and Greek lithos: stone)
073.30+Vulgate John 19:13: 'lithostrotos' (Latin 'mosaic pavement'; on which Pilate's judgement seat was placed on Good Friday)
073.31Howth or at Coolock or even at Enniskerry, a theory none too
073.31+H...C...E (Motif: HCE)
073.31+Howth: promontory and peninsula on the northern side of Dublin Bay
073.31+Coolock: district of Dublin
073.31+Enniskerry: village, County Wicklow
073.32rectiline of the evoluation of human society and a testament of
073.32+Obsolete rectiline: rectilinear, forming or lying on a straight line
073.32+Hugh Miller: The Testimony of the Rocks, 1857 (a book about geology)
073.33the rocks from all the dead unto some the living. Olivers lambs
073.33+Oliver's lambs: Irish name for Cromwell's soldiers
073.33+Oliver: one of the two most famous of Charlemagne's twelve paladins [.35] [074.05]
073.34we do call them, skatterlings of a stone, and they shall be ga-
073.34+Danish skatter: treasure
073.34+Archaic scatterling: vagrant
073.34+shall [074.01] [074.04]
073.35thered unto him, their herd and paladin, as nubilettes to cumule,
073.35+paladin: knightly hero, knight errant (originally one of Charlemagne's twelve knights) [.33] [074.05]
073.35+Latin nubila: clouds (i.e. little clouds)
073.35+cumulus clouds (characterised by a heaped-up appearance)
073.35+Cumhal: Finn's father [074.01]
073.36in that day hwen, same the lightning lancer of Azava Arthur-
073.36+Danish hvem: who
073.36+when
073.36+save
073.36+as part of the Peninsular War, on 25 September 1811, forces under Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington) had a minor clash with part of the French army near Carpio, Spain, on the banks of the Azava river
073.36+King Arthur [074.01]


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