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177.01wottle at his feet to stoke his energy of waiting, moaning feebly,
177.01+
177.02in monkmarian monotheme, but tarned long and then a nation
177.02+The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk (James Joyce: Ulysses.10.585)
177.02+Mon Khmer language [178.15-.16]
177.02+Mount Merrion: district of Dublin
177.02+Maid Marian: Robin Hood's sweetheart
177.02+monotone
177.02+American Slang tarnation: damnation
177.02+song Yankee Doodle, stanza 15: 'So 'tarnal long'
177.02+song Yankee Doodle, stanza 6: 'a nation louder'
177.03louder, while engaged in swallowing from a large ampullar, that
177.03+Latin ampulla: flask
177.04his pawdry's purgatory was more than a nigger bloke could bear,
177.04+Genesis 4:13: 'And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear'
177.04+Saint Patrick's Purgatory: a small cave on an island in Lough Derg, said to have been revealed to Saint Patrick as an entrance to purgatory (a major pilgrimage site since at least the 12th century and possibly much earlier)
177.04+Archaic bawdry: lewdness, obscenity
177.04+Colloquial nigger: a black person
177.04+Knickerbocker: a New Yorker
177.05hemiparalysed by the tong warfare and all the shemozzle, (Daily
177.05+tong: a Chinese secret society
177.05+VI.B.6.033l (r): 'shemozzle'
177.05+Slang shemozzle: a quarrel, rumpus, uproar; a muddle, complication
177.05+Daily Mail (newspaper)
177.06Maily, fullup Lace! Holy Maly, Mothelup Joss!) his cheeks and
177.06+Angelic Salutation: 'Hail Mary, full of grace. Holy Mary, mother of God' (Litany of Blessed Virgin Mary)
177.06+Pidgin joss: God
177.06+VI.B.25.160a (r): 'his trousers changed colour'
177.06+(turning pale and shitting himself in fright)
177.07trousers changing colour every time a gat croaked.
177.07+VI.B.6.035l (r): 'croak with a gat (shoot)'
177.07+American Slang gat: gun, revolver (gangsters' slang, 1920s)
177.07+American Slang croak: to die; to kill (gangsters' slang, 1920s)
177.07+cracked
177.08     How is that for low, laities and gentlenuns? Why, dog of the
177.08+James Joyce: Letters I.139: letter 13/03/20 to Frank Budgen: (at the end of a long paragraph about the design of the Oxen of the Sun episode of James Joyce: Ulysses) 'How's that for High?'
177.08+Cluster: Lowness
177.08+ladies and gentlemen
177.08+VI.B.18.090a (b): 'gentlenun'
177.08+Power: Medieval English Nunneries 4: (quoting an upper class medieval nun) 'I am a gentlewoman, comen of the greatest of Lancashire and Cheshire'
177.08+phrase dog of a Christian!
177.09Crostiguns, whole continents rang with this Kairokorran low-
177.09+Crossguns Bridge, Dublin
177.09+VI.B.6.042a (r): 'continents rang'
177.09+Karakorum: ancient capital of Mongolia, established by Genghis Khan
177.09+Cairo
177.09+Finnish koira: dog
177.09+Koran
177.09+Cluster: Lowness
177.10ness! Sheols of houris in chems upon divans, (revolted stellas
177.10+Sheol: in the Bible, usually means the grave; sometimes, hell
177.10+shoals of herrings
177.10+(James Joyce: Ulysses.13.791: (of women) 'Shoals of them every evening poured out of offices')
177.10+houri: nymph of the Muslim paradise
177.10+VI.B.5.085f (g): 'chem(ise)'
177.10+Freeman's Journal 23 Jun 1924, 1/6: 'CLERYS SOME WONDERFUL BARGAINS FOR THIS SUMMER': (of chemises) 'Useful Chem. In good quality Longcloth, daintly trimmed Swiss work with V or square shaped neck. Bargain Price 1/11'
177.10+divan: Oriental couch
177.10+Italian stella: star
177.10+Swift's Stella and Swift's Vanessa
177.11vespertine vesamong them) at a bare (O!) mention of the scaly
177.11+vespertine: of evening
177.11+whispering among
177.12rybald exclaimed: Poisse!
177.12+Czech ryba: Russian ryba: Polish ryba: fish
177.12+French Slang poisse: bad luck; ponce
177.12+French Slang poisser: to be boring, to get on one's nerves; to be caught; to steal
177.12+French poisson: fish
177.13     But would anyone, short of a madhouse, believe it? Neither of
177.13+{{Synopsis: I.7.1.M: [177.13-178.07]: his vanity — his high opinion of himself}}
177.13+New York Times Book Review 28 May 1922, 6: 'James Joyce's Amazing Chronicle' (review of James Joyce: Ulysses by Joseph Collins): (of Joyce) 'He is the only individual that the writer has encountered outside of a madhouse who has let flow from his pen random and purposeful thoughts just as they are produced' (Deming: The Critical Heritage 224)
177.14those clean little cherubum, Nero or Nobookisonester himself,
177.14+VI.B.6.116k (r): 'clean little cherubs'
177.14+Sporting Times 1 Apr 1922, 4: 'The Scandal of Ulysses' (review of James Joyce: Ulysses by Aramis): 'Joyce is more than a bit like that himself. Lenehan and Boylan are clean little cherubs compared with him' (Deming: The Critical Heritage 193)
177.14+VI.B.5.059g (r): 'Nobookishonester (Nabucco)'
177.14+no book is honester
177.14+Nebuchadnezzar II: king of Babylon in 6th century B.C. and the subject of Verdi's Nabucco
177.15ever nursed such a spoiled opinion of his monstrous marvellosity
177.15+New York Times Book Review 28 May 1922, 6: 'James Joyce's Amazing Chronicle' (review of James Joyce: Ulysses by Joseph Collins): (of Bloom's thoughts) 'the product of the unconscious mind of a moral monster' (Deming: The Critical Heritage 225; also appears in Collins: The Doctor Looks at Literature 43) [.16]
177.16as did this mental and moral defective (here perhaps at the
177.16+VI.B.25.165b (r): 'mental defective'
177.17vanessance of his lownest) who was known to grognt rather than
177.17+Swift's Vanessa
177.17+quintessence
177.17+lowness (Cluster: Lowness)
177.17+love-nest
177.17+French grogner: to grunt
177.17+French grognard: a grouser, a grumbler
177.18gunnard upon one occasion, while drinking heavily of spirits to
177.18+French guignard: unlucky person
177.19that interlocutor a latere and private privysuckatary he used to
177.19+VI.B.14.134k (r): 'a latere †i'
177.19+Latin a latere Christi: from the side of Christ (a term applied to a type of highly-ranked papal legate; usually just 'a latere')
177.19+private secretary
177.19+Sucat: Saint Patrick's original name
177.20pal around with, in the kavehazs, one Davy Browne-Nowlan, his
177.20+Hungarian kávéház: café, coffee-house
177.20+one day
177.20+Motif: Browne/Nolan
177.21heavenlaid twin, (this hambone dogpoet pseudoed himself under
177.21+the heavenly twins: an epithet applied to Castor and Pollux (born from eggs laid by Leda)
177.21+Slang hambone: amateur
177.21+Greek pseudô: beguile
177.21+phrase give a dog a bad name and hang him
177.22the hangname he gave himself of Bethgelert) in the porchway of
177.22+agnomen: name added to family name, generally on account of some exploit
177.22+Bethgelert: grave of Gelert, dog wrongfully killed in Welsh story
177.22+German gelehrt: learned, taught
177.22+German geleert: emptied, poured out
177.23a gipsy's bar (Shem always blaspheming, so holy writ, Billy, he
177.23+Gipsy Bar, Paris, frequented by Joyce
177.23+B + (Motif: 5 vowels) + lly: I [.23], E [.24], O [.25], U [.27] (A may be 'Ballade' [.27] or 'Batty' [.29] or missing) [096.04]
177.24would try, old Belly, and pay this one manjack congregant of
177.24+Old Bailey Court, London
177.24+VI.B.14.173i (r): '1 congregant'
177.24+manjack: a single person
177.25his four soups every lass of nexmouth, Bolly, so sure as thair's a
177.25+French sou: a five centimes coin
177.25+last of next month
177.25+Latin nex: murder
177.25+phrase as sure as there's a tail on a cat
177.26tail on a commet, as a taste for storik's fortytooth, that is to
177.26+tail, comet
177.26+Italian storico: historic
177.26+Russian starik: old man
177.26+Stoics' fortitude
177.27stay, to listen out, ony twenny minnies moe, Bully, his Ballade
177.27+say
177.27+only twenty minutes more
177.27+VI.B.3.117d (r): 'Bully!'
177.27+O. Henry: The Four Million 219: 'After Twenty Years': '"How has the West treated you, old man?" "Bully; it has given me everything I asked it for"'
177.27+Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière: Le Malade Imaginaire
177.28Imaginaire which was to be dubbed Wine, Woman and Water-
177.28+in 1917, Joyce was approached by a man called Jules Martin to rewrite a screenplay entitled 'Wine, Women, and Song'
177.28+phrase wine, women and song (hedonistic pleasures)
177.28+waterclosets
177.29clocks, or How a Guy Finks and Fawkes When He Is Going Batty,
177.29+a magazine wanted Joyce to write 'What you feel and do when you are going blind'
177.29+Guy Fawkes
177.29+thinks and talks
177.29+Slang fucks: has sex with
177.30by Maistre Sheames de la Plume, some most dreadful stuff in a
177.30+Thackeray: Diary of C. Jeames de la Pluche, Esq. (contains letters with many comical misspellings)
177.30+French plume: feather, pen
177.31murderous mirrorhand) that he was avoopf (parn me!) aware
177.31+(writing can be read by holding up to mirror)
177.31+(hiccup) [.33]
177.31+pardon
177.31+darn
177.32of no other shaggspick, other Shakhisbeard, either prexactly
177.32+shaggy
177.32+Shakespeare
177.32+Shakespeare
177.32+VI.B.6.091h (r): 'exactly unlike or precisely the same as what I know or imagine myself to be' [.32-.35]
177.32+Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 139 (sec. 135): (quoting Charles Dickens) 'they are exactly unlike. They are utterly dissimilar in all respects'
177.32+Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 136 (sec. 133): 'More than in anything else the richness of the English language manifests itself in its great number of synonyms, whether we take this word in its strict sense of words of exactly the same meaning or in the looser sense of words with nearly the same meaning... Sometimes the Latin word is used in a more limited, special or precise sense than the English, as is seen by a comparison of identical and same'
177.33unlike his polar andthisishis or procisely the seem as woops
177.33+antithesis
177.33+(hiccup) [.31]
177.33+pardon
177.33+darn
177.34(parn!) as what he fancied or guessed the sames as he was him-
177.34+(fancies himself a Shakespeare [.32])
177.35self and that, greet scoot, duckings and thuggery, though he was
177.35+Scott, Dickens and Thackeray
177.35+Motif: Tom, Dick and Harry
177.36foxed fux to fux like a bunnyboy rodger with all the teashop
177.36+foxed: cheated
177.36+Wyndham Lewis: The Lion and the Fox (1927, about Shakespeare) [178.01]
177.36+face to face
177.36+Slang phrase fuck like a rabbit: have sex eagerly and often
177.36+Slang bunny: female genitalia
177.36+bunny: pet-name for a rabbit
177.36+Charles Dickens: all works: Barnaby Rudge
177.36+Slang rod: penis
177.36+Slang to roger: to have sex with
177.36+bishop


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