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278.01gobbet for its quantity of quality but who
278.01+Archaic gobbet: lump of food or raw flesh
278.02wants to cheat the choker's got to learn to
278.03chew the cud. Allwhichhole scrubs on scroll
278.03+(illuminated manuscripts)
278.04circuminiuminluminatedhave encuoniams here
278.04+CEH (Motif: HCE)
278.04+Latin circum: around
278.04+Latin minium: cinnabar
278.04+minium: vermillion
278.04+Latin inluminatus: illuminated
278.04+encomium: panegyric
278.05and improperies there.1 With a pansy for the
278.05+Improperia ('reproaches') in Easter liturgy
278.05+the word 'pansy' derives from French pensée: thought
278.05+(for *I*, who has to write a letter)
278.06pussy in the corner.2
278.06+children's game Pussy in the corner
278.06+Puss in the Corner: frightful animal-demon in Irish fairy tale
278.07     Bewise of Fanciulla's heart, the heart of
278.07+{{Synopsis: II.2.4+5.C: [278.07-278.24] [278.F05-278.F13] [278.L04-278.L16] [278.R01-278.R02]: Fanciulla — of letters}}
278.07+German Beweise: proofs
278.07+Italian fanciulla: young girl
278.07+Puccini: Fanciulla del West
278.08Fanciulla! Even the recollection of willow
278.08+willow, symbol of grief
278.09fronds is a spellbinder that lets to hear.3 The
278.09+German phrase das lässt sich hören: that sounds reasonable (literally 'that lets itself to hear')
278.10rushes by the grey nuns' pond: ah eh oh let
278.11me sigh too. Coalmansbell: behoves you
278.11+coal man's belle
278.11+Saint Patrick once commanded his disciples not to drink whiskey till after the vesper bell; Saint Colman, his disciple, misunderstood, did not drink at all, though engaged in hard labour in the harvest field, and dropped dead when the vesper bell rang
278.11+Luke 1:38: 'Behold the handmaid of the Lord'
278.12handmake of the load. Jenny Wren: pick, peck.
278.12+nursery rhyme 'Jenny Wren fell sick'
278.13Johnny Post: pack, puck.4 All the world's in
278.13+Shaun the Post (Motif: pen/post) [.19]
278.14want and is writing a letters.5 A letters from a
278.14+ALP (Motif: ALP)
278.15person to a place about a thing. And all the
278.15+(a noun denotes a person, a place, or a thing)
278.15+William Shakespeare: As You Like It II.7.139: 'All the world's a stage'
278.16world's on wish to be carrying a letters. A let-
278.17ters to a king about a treasure from a cat.6
278.18When men want to write a letters. Ten men,
278.18+(10 x 10 men = 100)
278.18+song 'Three men, two men, one man and his dog Went to mow a meadow'
278.19ton men, pen men, pun men, wont to rise a
278.19+(Shem the) Penman [.13]
278.19+song Finnegan's Wake: 'He fell from the ladder'
278.20ladder. And den men, dun men, fen men, fun
278.20+Irish dún: fort (French fort: strong)
278.20+Cornish fen: strong, eager, strenuous
278.21men, hen men, hun men wend to raze a leader.
278.22Is then any lettersday from many peoples,
278.22+letters today from any people
278.23Daganasanavitch? Empire, your outermost.7
278.23+Motif: Son of a bitch
278.24A posy cord. Plece.
278.25     We have wounded our way on foe tris
278.25+{{Synopsis: II.2.6+7.A: [278.25-281.03] [279.F01-279.F37] [280.L01-281.L02] [278.R03-279.R07]: memorising liquid music — Issy's letter}}
278.25+wended our way
278.26prince till that force in the gill is faint afarred
278.26+VI.B.45.136b (o): 'force'
278.26+Mawer: The Vikings 124: (in a list of Scandinavian elements in English place-names) '-FORCE. O.N. fors, waterfall'
278.26+VI.B.45.136a (o): 'gill (ravine)'
278.26+Mawer: The Vikings 124: (in a list of Scandinavian elements in English place-names) '-GILL. O.N. gil, deep narrow glen with a stream at the bottom'
278.F01     1 Gosem pher, gezumpher, greeze a jarry grim felon! Good bloke him!
278.F01+Downing: Digger Dialects 26: 'GEZUMPHER (n.) — A big shell' (World War I Slang)
278.F01+Slang gezumpher: swindler
278.F01+Downing: Digger Dialects 24: 'FREEZE-A! — A catch word satirically applied to a popularity-hunter (corruption of "for he's a jolly good fellow!")' (World War I Slang)
278.F01+Downing: Digger Dialects 30: 'JERRY — To understand suddenly. "Take a jerry" — change (for the better) one's course of conduct' (World War I Slang)
278.F01+Alfred Jarry: eccentric playwright
278.F01+God bless him
278.F01+Downing: Digger Dialects 26: 'GOOD BLOKE — (See FREEZE-A)' (World War I Slang)
278.F02     2 And if they was setting on your stool as hard as my was she could beth
278.F02+(they... your... my... she... her... he... our)
278.F02+song 'I'm sitting on the stile, Mary'
278.F02+I was
278.F02+bet her bottom dollar
278.F03her bothom dolours he'd have a culious impressiom on the diminitive that
278.F03+French cul: arse
278.F03+curious impression
278.F03+Obsolete diminitive: diminutive
278.F03+William Shakespeare: Hamlet V.2.10: 'There's a divinity that shapes our ends'
278.F04chafes our ends.
278.F05     3 When I'am Enastella and am taken for Essastessa I'll do that droop on the
278.F05+I am
278.F05+Italian stella: star
278.F05+Swift's Stella and Swift's Vanessa
278.F05+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...Essastessa...} | {Png: ...Essatessa...}
278.F05+Italian essa stessa: she herself
278.F06pohlmann's piano.
278.F06+Pohlmann and Company: Dublin pianoforte (piano) manufacturers and importers, music sellers and publishers (40 Dawson Street, Dublin)
278.F07     4 Heavenly twinges, if it's one of his I'll fearly feint as swoon as he enter-
278.F07+Heavenly Twins (Gemini)
278.F07+nearly faint
278.F09     5 To be slipped on, to be slept by, to be conned to, to be kept up. And when
278.F09+Motif: 4-stage Viconian cycle (?)
278.F09+VI.B.33.159e (r): 'slept on your letters' [.14]
278.F09+Young: Trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson 179: (letter from Edith Thompson to Bywaters, trial exhibit 50) 'I slept on your letter last night darlint unopened I had no chance to read it but got up at quarter to six this morning to do so'
278.F10you're done push the chain.
278.F10+pull the chain (toilet)
278.F11     6 With her modesties office.
278.F11+On Her Majesty's Service (letters)
278.F12     7 Strutting as proud as a great turquin weggin that cuckhold on his Eddems
278.F12+Tarquin the Proud, last king of Rome (also appears in William Shakespeare: other works: The Rape of Lucrece)
278.F12+German wegen: because of
278.F12+VI.B.3.142e-f (r): 'Trist (et Is) cocu / Is takes his hat' (French et: and; French cocu: cuckold)
278.F12+ECH (Motif: HCE)
278.F12+song Adams and Clay (1824 American presidential election campaign song)
278.F12+Hebrew adama: earth, clay
278.F13and Clay's hat.
278.L01Pitchcap and
278.L01+VI.B.14.217c (o): 'pitchcap triangle'
278.L01+R.R. Madden: United Irishmen I.xi.337: 'The numbers tied up to the triangles and tortured with the scourge, or tormented with the pitch-caps... in the year 1798' (quoted in the Oxford English Dictionary under 'pitch-cap')
278.L01+pitch-cap: cap lined with pitch used as an instrument of torture (e.g. during the Irish rebellion of 1798)
278.L02triangle, noose
278.L02+triangle: tripod formed of three halberds to which soldiers were bound to be flogged (e.g. during the Irish rebellion of 1798)
278.L03and tinctunc.
278.L03+Obsolete tintregh: torture
278.L03+Latin tunc: then
278.L04Uncle Flabbius
278.L04+VI.B.33.199b (r): 'Flabby & the Flapper' [.L06]
278.L04+Fabius Maximus: Roman dictator
278.L05Muximus to
278.L05+Latin maximus: largest
278.L06Niecia Flappia
278.L06+Slang flapper: a young woman [.L04]
278.L07Minnimiss. As
278.L07+Latin minimus: smallest
278.L08this is. And as
278.L09this this is.
278.L10Dear Brotus,
278.L10+J.M. Barrie: Dear Brutus
278.L11land me arrears.
278.L11+William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar III.2.73: 'lend me your ears'
278.L12Rockaby, babel,
278.L12+nursery rhyme Rockabye, Baby
278.L13flatten a wall.
278.L13+nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty: 'Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall'
278.L14How he broke the
278.L14+Browning: How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix
278.L15good news to
278.R01+Latin incipit intermissio: intermission begins
278.R03+major and minor modes (music)

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