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131.01life; Mount of Mish, Mell of Moy; had two cardinal ventures and
131.01+Mount Slemish: a small mountain in County Antrim (from Irish Sliabh Mis: Mountain of Mis), said to be the place where Saint Patrick tended his master's herds for six years, and where, years later, he watched the latter funeral pyre [130.36]
131.01+Magh Meall: Irish Elysium (Honey Plain)
131.01+(*IJ* and *VYC*)
131.01+cardinal virtues
131.01+two of Joyce's poems published in The Venture in 1904
131.02three capitol sinks; has a peep in his pocketbook and a packet-
131.02+capital sins
131.02+(Motif: P/K) [.03]
131.02+packet-boat: mail-boat
131.03boat in his keep; B.V.H., B.L.G., P.P.M., T.D.S., V.B.D.,
131.03+Bartholomew Van Homrigh (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin, 1697-8)
131.03+Benjamin Lee Guinness (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin, 1861)
131.03+Peter Paul McSwiney (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin, 1864, 1875)
131.03+T.D. Sullivan (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin, 1886-7)
131.03+Valentine Blake Dillon (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin, 1894-5)
131.04T.C.H., L.O.N.; is Breakfates, Lunger, Diener and Souper; as
131.04+T.C. Harrington (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin, 1901-4)
131.04+Laurence O'Neill (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin, 1917-23)
131.04+German iss: eat (imperative)
131.04+breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper (four meals)
131.04+Colloquial lunger: a person suffering from a lung disease (especially, tuberculosis)
131.04+German Diener: servant
131.04+Anglo-Irish souper: a Catholic who 'took the soup', namely converted to Protestantism in return for food during the Great Famine (James Joyce: Ulysses.8.1071: 'They say they used to give pauper children soup to change to protestants in the time of the potato blight')
131.04+song It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary: 'Up to mighty London came an Irishman one day As the streets were paved with gold, sure ev'ry one was gay'
131.05the streets were paved with cold he felt his topperairy; taught
131.05+phrase streets paved with gold (promise of a better place elsewhere; originally Revelation 21:21: (of New Jerusalem) 'the street of the city was pure gold', but later applied to other places, especially London (e.g. in pantomime Dick Whittington) and America)
131.05+left his Tipperary
131.05+(during and after the Great Famine, millions of Irish emigrated to America)
131.05+Colloquial topper: top-hat
131.05+(flimsy hat)
131.06himself skating and learned how to fall; distinctly dirty but rather
131.06+Motif: Dear Dirty Dublin
131.07a dear; hoveth chieftains evrywehr, with morder; Ostman
131.07+HCE (Motif: HCE)
131.07+German Wehr: defence, corps
131.07+German Mörder: murderer
131.07+German Ost: east
131.07+Ostmen: Viking invaders of Ireland and their settler descendants
131.07+Ottoman (named after founder of the dynasty, Osman)
131.08Effendi, Serge Paddishaw; baases two mmany, outpriams all
131.08+Effendi: Turkish title of respect for officials
131.08+serge: a type of heavy worsted fabric
131.08+Padishah: Persian title applied to ruler
131.08+paduasoy: a type of heavy silk fabric
131.08+Dutch baas: boss, master
131.08+Archaic buss: to kiss
131.08+too many
131.08+nanny, pram
131.08+outpreen: dress up better than
131.08+Priam of Troy, father of Paris
131.09his parisites; first of the fenians, roi des fainéants; his Tiara of
131.09+Finn was the leader of the Fianna, sometimes referred to as the Fenians
131.09+French Les Rois Fainéants: The Lazy Kings, The Do-Nothing Kings (epithet of the last of the Merovingian kings, a dynasty of Frankish monarchs that ruled Gaul in the 6th-8th centuries)
131.09+the papal tiara
131.09+Tara of the kings: ancient capital of Ireland
131.09+(uncrowned king of Ireland: an epithet of Parnell)
131.10scones was held unfillable till one Liam Fail felled him in West-
131.10+according to Keating, a 17th century Irish historian, the Coronation Stone (a.k.a. Stone of Scone) in the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey is Lia Fáil, the stone on which Irish kings were crowned at Tara, brought to London by Edward I from Scone, Scotland, where it was on loan
131.10+(papal infallibility)
131.10+Irish Liam: William
131.10+William Gladstone 'failed' Parnell in Westminster (when he threatened to break his alliance with the Irish Parliamentary Party if Parnell retains his leadership)
131.11munster; was struck out of his sittem when he rowed saulely to
131.11+while not borne out by the New Testament text, many paintings depict Saul's conversion on the road to Damascus, after which he adopted the name Paul, as if he had been riding a horse and was struck out of his saddle [.12]
131.11+French saoul: drunk
131.12demask us and to our appauling predicament brought as plagues
131.12+Damascus [.11]
131.12+Paul [.11]
131.13from Buddapest; put a matchhead on an aspenstalk and set the
131.13+Budapest: capital of Hungary
131.13+Archaic pest: plague
131.13+alpenstock: iron-spiked mountain-climbing staff
131.13+phrase set the Liffey on fire: make a name for oneself in the world [137.24]
131.13+(gave fire to mankind, as Prometheus did)
131.13+(burned at the stake)
131.14living a fire; speared the rod and spoiled the lightning; married
131.14+Motif: 4-stage Viconian cycle (thunder, marriage, burial, providence) [.14-.17]
131.14+proverb Spare the rod and spoil the child
131.14+lightning rod
131.14+proverb Marry in haste and repent at leisure
131.15with cakes and repunked with pleasure; till he was buried how-
131.15+Slang punk: prostitute
131.15+song Rosie O'Grady: 'And when we are married, O how happy we'll be'
131.16happy was he and he made the welkins ring with Up Micawber!;
131.16+Archaic welkin: sky
131.16+Wilkins Micawber in David Copperfield, always waiting for something to turn up (left England for Australia)
131.17god at the top of the staircase, carrion on the mat of straw;
131.17+Budge: The Book of the Dead xxxv: 'the position at the top of the staircase which in later days gained for Osiris the title of "the god at the top of the staircase;" on sarcophagi and elsewhere pictures are sometimes given of the god sitting on the top of the staircase'
131.17+Budge: The Book of the Dead xxi: (The early inhabitants of Egypt) 'made no attempt to mummify the bodies... still... many bodies have been found wrapped in skins of animals, and grass mats'
131.18the false hood of a spindler web chokes the cavemouth of his
131.18+VI.B.45.108f (o): 'Spiders' web over cavemouth'
131.18+Holland: The Story of Mohammed 82: (of a cave where Mohammed was hiding) 'some of the scouts came to the very mouth of the cave, and were about to enter when they noticed a thick network of spiders' webs spun across the opening. Feeling certain that no one could have passed into the cave for a considerable time, they agreed that further search was useless'
131.18+Swedish spindel: spider
131.19unsightliness but the nestlings that liven his leafscreen sing him
131.19+VI.B.45.108g (o): 'accacia tree with 2 wild pigeons'
131.19+Holland: The Story of Mohammed 82: (of a cave where Mohammed was hiding) 'a party of armed men... came to the entrance of the cave, and behold! an accacia tree had sprung up just in front of the narrow opening, and two wild pigeons were perched on its branches. One of the men called out to his companions that no one could have got in, as a tree on which a pigeon had made her nest blocked the entrance. Mohammed, crouching within, blessed the pigeons'
131.19+German Unsichtbarkeit: invisibility (literally 'unsightliness')
131.19+live in
131.20a lover of arbuties; we strike hands over his bloodied warsheet
131.20+song My Love's an Arbutus
131.20+Arbutus: genus of evergreens, including strawberry tree (abundant in Killarney)
131.20+phrase strike hands: shake hands, seal a bargain
131.21but we are pledged entirely to his green mantle; our friend
131.21+VI.B.45.108b (o): 'great pledge'
131.21+Holland: The Story of Mohammed 77: (of a famous early pledge to Islam) 'the Second or Great Pledge of Al-Akabah'
131.21+VI.B.45.108c (o): 'green mantle'
131.21+Holland: The Story of Mohammed 80: (to avert a plot against Mohammed) 'Ali laid himself down on the Prophet's bed, wrapped in his green mantle, to deceive any of the enemy who might chance to look in, thus allowing Mohammed time to get safely away'
131.22vikelegal, our swaran foi; under the four stones by his streams
131.22+sworn foe
131.22+Swaran: Norse leader defeated by Fingal (i.e. Finn)
131.22+French foi: fidelity, loyalty, guarantee, confidence
131.22+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.9: Fingal I: 'Four stones... rise on the grave of Câthba' (glossed in a footnote: 'This passage alludes to the manner of burial among the ancient Scots. They opened a grave six or eight feet deep... and four stones placed on end to mark the extent of the grave')
131.22+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.216: Temora III: 'It is pierced, by his streams' (describes the death of Tur-lathon, whose shield was apparently pierced by the streams of the the Moruth river)
131.23who vanished the wassailbowl at the joy of shells; Mora and
131.23+Archaic wassail-bowl: a large bowl or cup from which healths were drunk (especially on Twelfth-night and Christmas-eve celebrations)
131.23+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.142: The Death of Cuthullin: 'He offered him the shell of joy'
131.23+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian I.282: The War of Inis-Thona: 'They rejoiced in the shell' (glossed in a footnote: 'a phrase for feasting sumptuously and drinking freely' (as shells were used as drinking vessels))
131.23+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.242n: Temora V: 'From several passages in the poem we may form a distinct idea of the scene of the action of Temora. At a small distance from one another rose the hills of Mora and Lora'
131.24Lora had a hill of a high time looking down on his confusion till
131.24+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.242n: Temora V: 'Lora is often mentioned; it was a small and rapid stream in the neighbourhood of Selma'
131.24+phrase hell of a time
131.24+(kings on hilltops view the conflict of their armies beneath)
131.25firm look in readiness, forward spear and the windfoot of curach
131.25+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.220n: Temora III: 'Colc-ulla, firm look in readiness; he was the brother of Borbar-duthul, the father of Cairbar and Cathmor'
131.25+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.167: Temora I: 'forward spear' (glossed in a footnote: 'If a man, upon his first landing in a strange country, kept the point of his spear forward, it denoted in those days that he came in a hostile manner')
131.25+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.247: Temora V: (of a roe) 'her feet of wind'
131.25+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.5: Fingal I: 'Curach' (glossed in a footnote: 'Cu-raoch signifies the madness of battle')
131.26strewed the lakemist of Lego over the last of his fields; we
131.26+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.62: Fingal IV: 'I went, in suit of the maid, to Lego's sable surge. Twelve of my people were there, the sons of streamy Morven!'
131.26+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.273: Temora VII: 'The poet describes a kind of mist, which rose by night from the Lake of Lego, anw was the usual residence of the souls of the dead, during the interval between their decease and the funeral song'
131.26+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.209: Temora III: (of Fingal, i.e. Finn) 'brightening in the last of his fields'
131.27darkened for you, faulterer, in the year of mourning but we'll
131.27+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.293: Temora VIII: (of Fingal's companions) 'They looked side-long on Erin's host, and darkened as they went' (i.e. grieved)
131.27+VI.B.45.106k (o): 'Year of mourning'
131.27+Holland: The Story of Mohammed 64: (of the death of Mohammed's wife Khadijah and of his uncle and protector Abu Talib) 'With good reason was the year in which these events took place called the Year of Mourning'
131.28fidhil to the dimtwinklers when the streamy morvenlight calls up
131.28+'fidhil' is English 'feel' spelt as Irish
131.28+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.4: Fingal I: 'Fithil' (glossed in a footnote: 'an inferior bard'; also Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.230: Temora IV) [133.02]
131.28+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.27: Fingal II: 'the ghost of Crugal came from his cave. The stars dim twinkled through his form!'
131.28+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.167: Temora I: 'Fingal, who is terrible in battle, the king of streamy Morven!'
131.28+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.45: Fingal III: 'Morven' (glossed in a footnote: 'All the north-west coast of Scotland probably went of old under the name of Morven, which signifies a ridge of very high hills')
131.28+German Morgenlicht: early morning light
131.29the sunbeam; his striped pantaloons, his rather strange walk;
131.29+Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian II.70: Fingal IV: 'sun-beam' (glossed in a footnote: 'Fingal's standard was distinguished by the name of sun-beam; probably on account of its bright colour, and its being studded with gold. To begin a battle is expressed, in old composition, by lifting of the sun-beam')
131.30hereditatis columna erecta, hagion chiton eraphon; nods a nap for
131.30+HCE (Motif: HCE)
131.30+Latin hereditas columna erecta: the lofty column of inheritance
131.30+HCE (Motif: HCE)
131.30+Greek hagios chitôn eripheios: holy garment of a kid, sacred tunic of a young he-goat
131.31the nonce but crows cheerio when they get ecunemical; is a simul-
131.31+phrase for the nonce: for the particular occasion, for the time being
131.31+ecumenical; general, universal, worldwide (often applied to general councils of the Catholic Church)
131.32taneous equator of elimbinated integras when three upon one is
131.32+simultaneous equation
131.32+eliminated integrals
131.32+3/1 is an improper fraction
131.33by inspection improper; has the most conical hodpiece of con-
131.33+comical headpiece (Confucius had a strange bump on his forehead)
131.33+song Finnegan's Wake: 'Tim Finnegan... he carried a hod'
131.34fusianist heronim and that chuchuffuous chinchin of his is like
131.34+hair on him
131.34+Dialect chuff: chubby
131.34+Confucius and his mother moved to Chufu after father's death
131.34+(the Chinese letter 'Chin' looks like *M*)
131.34+chin-chin (toast)
131.35a footsey kungoloo around Taishantyland; he's as globeful as a
131.35+Festy King [085.23]
131.35+Confucius said to be ten feet tall
131.35+Confucius (Kung Fu-tze) born after his parents' prayer at a shrine from which Tai Shan (The Great Mountain, a sacred mountain) was visible to the North
131.35+kangaroo (Motif: L/R)
131.35+Ashantiland: the Ashanti region in the Gold Coast British Colony (modern Ghana)
131.35+Anglo-Irish shanty: old house
131.36gasometer of lithium and luridity and he was thrice ten anular
131.36+Slang gasometer: voluble talker
131.36+lithium: lightest metal
131.36+(thirty years old)

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