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179.01layen loves in meeingseeing, he got the charm of his optical
179.01+song My Lagan Love
179.01+phrase got the fright of his life: experienced extreme and sudden fear
179.02life when he found himself (hic sunt lennones!) at pointblank
179.02+VI.B.10.057c (r): 'found himself looking into barrel of revolver'
179.02+Latin hic sunt lenones: here are pimps
179.02+Latin hic sunt leones: here are lions (on medieval maps)
179.02+James Joyce: other works: 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)
179.02+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')
179.03range blinking down the barrel of an irregular revolver of
179.03+Irregulars: anti-treaty forces in the Irish Civil War, 1922-3
179.04the bulldog with a purpose pattern, handled by an unknown
179.04+Slang bulldog: pistol
179.04+the bulldog is a symbol of the British people
179.04+VI.B.10.113c (r): 'a tin with a purpose'
179.04+a 1922 advert for Bird's Egg Substitute referred to it as 'a tin with a purpose' (the purpose being making a housewife's task of baking a cake lighter) [619.02]
179.04+The Unknown Warrior: an unidentified British soldier killed in World War I and buried in Westminster Abbey in 1920
179.05quarreler who, supposedly, had been told off to shade and
179.05+shadow: to follow (someone) closely and clandestinely (like a shadow)
179.05+Motif: alliteration (sh) [.05-.06]
179.06shoot shy Shem should the shit show his shiny shnout out
179.06+Colloquial snout: nose
179.07awhile to look facts in their face before being hosed and creased
179.07+VI.B.3.137d (r): 'look facts in face'
179.07+Slang hosed: fired at with an automatic weapon
179.07+Anglo-Irish Slang creased: severely beaten
179.08(uprip and jack him!) by six or a dozen of the gayboys.
179.08+Motif: Up, guards, and at them!
179.08+Jack the Ripper
179.08+Anglo-Irish go-boy: sly harmful fellow
179.08+dayboys
179.09     What, para Saom Plaom, in the names of Deucalion and
179.09+{{Synopsis: I.7.1.O: [179.09-179.16]: this lowlife — what was he really at?}}
179.09+Para: Finnish spirit, bearer of milk, cream, butter
179.09+Portuguese para: for
179.09+French par exemple: for example
179.09+by Saint Paul!
179.09+Portuguese sao: saint
179.09+Sao Paulo, Brazil
179.09+Latin exemplum: example
179.09+Deucalion and Pyrrha: the only two survivors of the Flood in Greek mythology
179.10Pyrrha, and the incensed privy and the licensed pantry gods
179.10+Roman pantries had guardian spirits
179.11and Stator and Victor and Kutt and Runn and the whole mesa
179.11+Stator and Victor: epithets of Jupiter
179.11+Dutch Slang kut: female genitalia
179.11+phrase cut and run
179.11+Portuguese mesa redonda: round table
179.12redonda of Lorencao Otulass in convocacaon, was this dis-
179.12+Saint Laurence O'Toole, patron of Dublin
179.12+Portuguese Lourençao: Laurence
179.12+Portuguese convocaçao: convocation
179.12+Portuguese invencao: invention
179.12+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...convocacaon, was...} | {Png: ...convocacaon was...}
179.13interestingly low human type, this Calumnious Column of
179.13+Cluster: Lowness
179.13+CCC...BBB...AAA
179.14Cloaxity, this Bengalese Beacon of Biloxity, this Annamite Aper
179.14+Latin cloaca: sewer
179.14+(Budgen: James Joyce and the Making of Ulysses, ch. 5, p. 108: 'I said: "You remember that H. G. Wells... says you have a cloacal obsession...". "Cloacal obsession!" said Joyce. "Why, it's Wells's countrymen who build water-closets wherever they go' (referring to H.G. Wells's review in Nation, 24 Feb 1917 (Deming: The Critical Heritage 86)))
179.14+Biloxi: seaport, Mississippi
179.14+Latin bilis: anger, gall, bile
179.14+Annamite: Vietnamese (Annam was the common European name for Vietnam until the 1930s)
179.14+Latin aper: boar
179.14+Latin atrox: cruel, savage
179.15of Atroxity, really at, it will be precise to quarify, for he seems
179.15+Portuguese preciso + verb 'to be' indicates necessity
179.15+qualify
179.15+clarify
179.16in a badbad case?
179.16+ABC
179.17     The answer, to do all the diddies in one dedal, would sound:
179.17+{{Synopsis: I.7.1.P: [179.17-180.33]: his deterioration — his useless book}}
179.17+Anglo-Irish diddies: nipples (from Irish did)
179.17+daddies
179.17+Stephen Dedalus
179.17+dedal: labyrinth
179.17+Portuguese dedal: thimble
179.17+Portuguese dedo: finger
179.18from pulling himself on his most flavoured canal the huge chest-
179.18+favoured
179.18+HCE (Motif: HCE)
179.19house of his elders (the Popapreta, and some navico, navvies!)
179.19+Portuguese popa: poop (of a ship)
179.19+Portuguese preta: black (feminine)
179.19+Portuguese navio: ship
179.20he had flickered up and flinnered down into a drug and drunkery
179.20+Slang flicker: drink
179.20+VI.B.10.036g (r): 'drug addict'
179.20+VI.B.25.157e (r): 'drunkery'
179.20+Slang drunkery: a public-house or drink-shop, a place to get drunk in
179.21addict, growing megalomane of a loose past. This explains the
179.21+habbit
179.21+megalomania
179.21+ALP (Motif: ALP)
179.22litany of septuncial lettertrumpets honorific, highpitched, erudite,
179.22+Obsolete septuncial: of seven ounces, of seven parts
179.22+VI.B.6.057j (r): 'uncial'
179.22+Sullivan: The Book of Kells 16: 'The text of the Gospel according to St. Matthew follows in large uncial and minuscule combined' (Matthew)
179.22+uncial: (of letters) capital
179.22+VI.B.6.057i (r): 'trumpet'
179.22+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'
179.22+HEC (Motif: HCE)
179.23neoclassical, which he so loved as patricianly to manuscribe after
179.23+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...neoclassical, which...} | {Png: ...neoclassical which...}
179.23+VI.B.14.129k (r): 'musicianly'
179.23+patrician: related to the patricians of medieval Italy or ancient Rome; related to Saint Patrick
179.23+VI.B.6.107i (r): 'manuscribe'
179.23+inscribe
179.24his name. It would have diverted, if ever seen, the shuddersome
179.24+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...diverted, if ever seen, the...} | {Png: ...diverted if ever seen the...}
179.25spectacle of this semidemented zany amid the inspissated grime
179.25+VI.B.6.116h (r): 'semi demented'
179.25+Nation and Athenæum 22 Apr 1922, 124/2: 'Mr. Joyce's Ulysses' (review of James Joyce: 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)
179.25+VI.B.6.118a (r): 'inspissated'
179.25+Nation and Athenæum 22 Apr 1922, 125/1: 'Mr. Joyce's Ulysses' (review of James Joyce: 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)
179.25+Boswell: Life of Johnson, 16/10/1769: 'inspissated gloom'
179.26of his glaucous den making believe to read his usylessly unread-
179.26+glaucous: pale bluish-green
179.26+glaucoma (Joyce suffered from)
179.26+uselessly
179.26+James Joyce: Ulysses
179.27able Blue Book of Eccles, édition de ténèbres, (even yet sighs the
179.27+VI.B.6.118j (r): 'bluebook'
179.27+Manchester Guardian 15 Mar 1923, 39: 'Modern Irish Literature' (review of James Joyce: 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)
179.27+Blue Books: the official reports of the English Parliament [013.21] [014.29]
179.27+the early printings of James Joyce: Ulysses were bound in blue paper
179.27+Book of Kells (Sullivan: The Book of Kells)
179.27+Eccles Street, Dublin (Bloom's residence in James Joyce: Ulysses)
179.27+French édition de ténèbres: edition of darkness
179.27+(Finnegans Wake might be seen as a 'night' or 'dark' counterpart of James Joyce: Ulysses)
179.28Most Different, Dr. Poindejenk, authorised bowdler and censor,
179.28+M.D.
179.28+Most Reverend
179.28+(not indifferent)
179.28+French point de jeu: game point
179.28+Ezra Pound, while editing the "Calypso" chapter of James Joyce: Ulysses for publication in The Little Review, censorially deleted portions of the risqué text dealing with Bloom's visit to the privy (see Pound/Joyce appendix C)
179.28+Colloquial the Yank: the American (which Pound was)
179.28+AB...C
179.28+Bowdler expurgated Shakespeare
179.29it can't be repeated!) turning over three sheets at a wind, telling
179.29+Slang phrase three sheets in the wind: very drunk
179.29+(three pages at a time)
179.30himself delightedly, no espellor mor so, that every splurge on the
179.30+Portuguese no: in the
179.30+Portuguese espelho: mirror
179.30+Obsolete speller: preacher
179.30+Portuguese mor: bigger
179.30+Irish mór: great
179.30+more
179.31vellum he blundered over was an aisling vision more gorgeous
179.31+VI.B.6.140m (r): 'vellum'
179.31+VI.B.14.166l (r): 'aisling (vision)'
179.31+Irish aisling: Anglo-Irish aisling: vision, dream, visionary poem
179.31+ailing
179.32than the one before t.i.t.s., a roseschelle cottage by the sea for
179.32+that is to say
179.32+German Esche: ash tree
179.32+German Schelle: bell
179.32+song My Love and Cottage near Rochelle
179.33nothing for ever, a ladies tryon hosiery raffle at liberty, a sewer-
179.33+ladies'
179.33+try-on
179.33+The Liberties: district of Dublin
179.33+Liberty's: London department store
179.33+ewer
179.33+(Fendant [171.25])
179.34ful of guineagold wine with brancomongepadenopie and sick-
179.34+Guinea Gold: a brand of cigarettes
179.34+guinea-gold: of the colour of a gold guinea
179.34+Portuguese branco: white
179.34+blancmange, pudding or pie
179.34+Portuguese monge: monk
179.34+Portuguese padeiro: baker
179.34+six
179.35cylinder oysters worth a billion a bite, an entire operahouse
179.35+
179.36(there was to be stamping room only in the prompter's box and
179.36+standing


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