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537.01mens in gladshouses they shad not peggot stones. The elephant's
537.01+proverb People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
537.01+Gladstone
537.01+Slang peg: throw
537.01+Richard Pigott forged letters implicating Parnell in the Phoenix Park Murders
537.01+proverb The Englishman's house is his castle
537.01+EHC (Motif: HCE)
537.01+Elvery's Elephant House: Dublin raincoat shop
537.01+VI.B.29.121k (k): 'Elephant and Castle'
537.01+The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. XVI, 'London', 940b: 'South of the Thames the thoroughfares crossing the river between Lambeth and Bermondsey converge upon two circuses, St George's and the Elephant and Castle'
537.02house is his castle. I am here to tell you, indeed to goodness, that,
537.02+honest to goodness
537.03allbe I discountenanced beallpersuasions, in rinunciniation of
537.03+VI.B.24.296h (r): 'Taafe's brother having attempted about this time to take the life of a priest at the altar with a bill-hook discountenanced by all persuasions' (only last four words crayoned)
537.03+VI.B.29.080f (o): 'Rinunciniation'
537.03+The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. VIII, 'Dublin', 622d: 'In 1646 Dublin was besieged, but without success, by the Irish army... under the guidance of the Pope's nuncio Rinuccini and others'
537.03+Italian rinunciare: to renounce
537.03+Book of Common Prayer: Catechism: 'renounce... the pomps and vanities'
537.03+James Joyce: Dubliners: 'Grace': 'We'll all renounce the devil... together, not forgetting his works and pomps... All we have to do... is to stand up with lighted candles in our hands and renew our baptismal vows'
537.04pomps of heretofore, with a wax too held in hand, I am thorgt-
537.04+VI.B.29.080b (o): 'thorgfelt' (the entry is preceded by a cancelled 'thorgkfelt', where the initial 'th' and the final 't' replace previously-cancelled 'g' and 'thorgk', respectively)
537.04+The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. VIII, 'Dublin', 622a: 'The first Norseman who may be reckoned as king was Thorkel I. (832)' (also known as Turgesius)
537.04+thoughtful
537.05fulldt to do dope me of her miscisprinks and by virchow of those
537.05+Norwegian døpe: Dutch doopen: to baptise
537.05+Motif: mishe/tauf
537.05+misprints
537.05+Virchow: German pathologist and politician
537.05+Virchow Hospital, Berlin
537.05+virtue
537.06filthered Ovocnas presently like Browne umbracing Christina
537.06+Fifth Avenue, New York City
537.06+Ovocna Ulice: street in Prague
537.06+Ovoca or Avoca river
537.06+VI.B.29.051a (o): 'presently'
537.06+VI.B.29.156h (o): 'Browne embraces the Reformation'
537.06+Thom's Directory of Ireland/Dublin, Dublin Annals section 1535: 'George Brown, archbishop of Dublin, embraces the Reformation'
537.06+Latin umbra: shade
537.06+Christianity
537.06+Christiania: Oslo
537.07Anya, after the Irishers, to convert me into a selt (but first I must
537.07+Hungarian anya: mother
537.07+VI.B.29.061d (o): 'after the Irish (selon)' (French selon: according to)
537.07+Hardiman: The History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway 211: (quoting from a 16th century by-law) 'That no woman shall make no open noise of an unreasonable chree, after the Irishrie, either before, ne yet after, the death of any corpes'
537.07+Celt (English mispronunciation)
537.08proxy babetise my old antenaughties), when, as Sigismond Stol-
537.08+Mormons baptise their dead by proxy
537.08+Italian antenati: ancestors
537.08+Danish stolt: proud
537.08+Italian stolto forte: a great fool, greatly foolish
537.09terforth, with Rabbin Robroost for my auspicer and Leecher
537.09+Rabbi
537.09+Robin Redbreast
537.09+Robert Ross: faithful friend, first male lover, and literary executor of Oscar Wilde
537.09+Archaic leech: doctor
537.09+Dr Rutty: Dublin physician
537.10Rutty for my lifearst and Lorencz Pattorn (Ehren til viktrae!),
537.10+Italian rutti: belches, burps
537.10+Dutch lijfarts: personal physician
537.10+ALP (Motif: ALP)
537.10+Laurence, patron (Laurence O'Toole: patron saint of Dublin)
537.10+German Ehren: honours
537.10+Erin to victory
537.11when I will westerneyes those poor sunuppers and outbreighten
537.11+Joseph Conrad: Under Western Eyes
537.11+westernise
537.11+Australian sundowner: tramp who arrives at station about sundown, to obtain food and night's lodging
537.11+(English)
537.11+German ausbreiten: expand
537.11+Brighton
537.12their land's eng. A man should stump up and I will pay my
537.12+Land's End, Cornwall
537.12+England (inverted)
537.12+Danish eng: meadow, field
537.12+German eng: Dutch eng: narrow
537.12+Slang stump up: pay up
537.12+(speak up)
537.13pretty decent trade price for my glueglue gluecose, peebles,
537.13+(Motif: stuttering)
537.13+glucose
537.13+Peebles, town, Scotland
537.13+people
537.14were it even, as this is, the legal eric for infelicitous conduict (here
537.14+Cluster: As This Is
537.14+VI.B.14.191k (r): 'eric'
537.14+O'Conor: Battles and Enchantments 37: (a noble complaining to king Bres at Tara) 'Nor service nor eric, the blood tax, has been continued to the tribes'
537.14+eric: according to early Irish law, a pecuniary blood-fine imposed for the murder of an Irishman or other violent crimes
537.14+conduct
537.15incloths placefined my pocketanchoredcheck) and, as a matter of
537.15+enclosed please find my pocket handkerchief (Motif: kerchief or handkerchief)
537.15+fine
537.15+VI.B.29.136c (o): '*E* cheque'
537.16fact, I undertake to discontinue entyrely all practices and I deny
537.16+VI.B.1.010e (r): 'I undertake to discontinue the practice'
537.16+entirely
537.16+VI.B.29.107c (k): 'tyre'
537.16+(I deny having conspired with Mr Billups to buy a female Negro slave or to sell my fourth part in her) [.16-.25]
537.17wholeswiping in toto at my own request in all stoytness to have
537.17+wiping
537.17+Latin in toto: in all
537.17+Entotto: old capital of Ethiopia
537.17+Stoyte (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)
537.17+stout
537.18confermentated and confoederated and agreed in times prebellic,
537.18+fermented
537.18+Latin confoederatus: united by a league
537.18+Latin bellum: war
537.19when here were waders for the trainsfolk, as it is now nuggently
537.19+waders: waterproof boots reaching above the knee (used by anglers)
537.19+townsfolk
537.19+Rainsford (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)
537.19+Nugent (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)
537.20laid to me, with a friend from mine, Mr Billups, pulleter, my
537.20+(laying eggs)
537.20+VI.B.14.151f (g): 'Mr Billups'
537.20+Webb: The Guilds of Dublin 9: 'The Guild Merchant of Dublin was recruited from many occupations. Amongst the members admitted in 1226 were... "Osbertus de Kilmainham pulleter"'
537.20+Obsolete pulleter: poulterer, dealer in poultry
537.21quarterbrother, who sometimes he is doing my locum for me
537.21+before 1782, Dublin tradesmen and craftsmen paid tax called quarterage for practicing their trade, whence they were called quarter brothers
537.21+Latin locum tenens: substitue
537.22on a grubstake and whom I have cleped constoutuent, for so it
537.22+American grubstake: money advanced to gold-prospectors
537.22+Grub Street: literary hack work
537.22+VI.B.29.201h (o): 'cleped'
537.22+Washington Irving: A History of New York, book VI, ch. III: 'that notable bird of the crane family, ycleped the Mudpoke'
537.22+Archaic ycleped: named, called
537.22+constituent
537.22+VI.B.29.201i (o): 'for so it was felt by me'
537.23was felt by me, at goodbuy cootcoops byusucapiture a mouth-
537.23+Dutch goedkoop: cheap
537.23+Middle English coup: to buy
537.23+VI.B.7.239c (b): 'usucapio'
537.23+Vico: Principj di una Scienza Nuova II.xxvi: (of acquisition of land) 'Determinazione delle prime Occupazioni, Usucapioni e Mancipazioni' (Italian 'Determination of the first Occupations, Usucapions and Mancipations') [576.04]
537.23+Latin usucapio: in Roman Law, acquisition of ownership through long use or possession
537.23+in 19th century, the Niger river was believed to have no outlet
537.24less niggeress, Blanchette Brewster from Cherna Djamja, Blaw-
537.24+P.T. Barnum bought in 1835 the rights to exhibit 'a negress aged 161 years' (Werner: Barnum 28), supposedly George Washington's nurse [.32]
537.24+Blanchette: Paris (in Rabelais)
537.24+Brewster (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)
537.24+Tcherna Djamja: Black Mosque in Sofia, Bulgaria
537.24+jamjar
537.24+VI.B.7.229d-e (b): 'Blaaland hit Mikla Africa' (only first word crayoned)
537.24+Haliday: The Scandinavian Kingdom of Dublin 116n: 'Ynglinga Saga, cap 1. — "Blaland hit Mikla," or Great Blueland, being the name of Africa, and Blae men the name for Africans' (Old Norse)
537.25lawnd-via-Brigstow, or to illsell my fourth part in her, which al-
537.25+Brigstow: old name for Bristol (headquearters of English slave trade) [538.09]
537.26though allowed of in Deuterogamy as in several places of Scrip-
537.26+deuterogamy: marriage after death of first spouse
537.26+Deuteronomy
537.26+VI.B.29.117e (o): 'In divers places of scripture'
537.27ture (copyright) and excluded books (they should quite rightly
537.27+(Apocrypha)
537.28verbanned be), would seem eggseggs excessively haroween to
537.28+German verbannt: banished
537.28+German Verbannte: Exiles (Joyce's play James Joyce: Exiles)
537.28+harrowing
537.29my feelimbs for two punt scotch, one pollard and a crockard or
537.29+feelings
537.29+Dutch punt: point, tip
537.29+pound
537.29+Thom's Directory of Ireland/Dublin, Dublin Annals section 1300: 'Base coin, called Pollards and Crocards, cried down by proclamation'
537.29+Thomas Crofton Crocker: Three Pebbles on the Beach (folktale)
537.30three pipples on the bitch. Thou, Frick's Flame, Uden Sulfer,
537.30+French Slang frick: cash, money, expense
537.30+Henry Clay Frick: American coal and steel millionaire
537.30+Frigg: the chief Norse goddess and wife of Odin (goddess of marriage, among others)
537.30+Danish uden: without
537.30+Woden: the chief Anglo-Saxon god (equivalent of Odin)
537.30+(sulphur in matches)
537.31who strikest only on the marryd bokks, enquick me if so be I
537.31+matchbox (safety matches)
537.31+Danish bokse: box
537.32did cophetuise milady's maid! In spect of her beavers she is a
537.32+King Cophetua made a beggarmaid his queen
537.32+covet
537.32+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...maid! In...} | {Png: ...maid, in...}
537.32+Werner: Barnum 206: (a prison physician and a prison matron issued an affidavit concerning The Bearded Lady exhibited by P.T. Barnum in 1853, stating that they were) 'perfectly convinced that, in spite of her beard, she is a woman' [.24]
537.32+VI.B.29.189h (o): 'beaver'
537.32+Washington Irving: A History of New York, book II, ch. VIII: 'a sleek beaver was emblazoned on the city standard as indicative of the amphibious origin and patient persevering habits of the New Amsterdamers'
537.32+Slang beaver: female genitalia
537.33womanly and sacret. Such wear a frillick for my comic strip,
537.33+sacred
537.33+secret
537.33+were a frolic
537.34Mons Meg's Monthly, comes out aich Fanagan's Weck, to bray
537.34+VI.B.29.028b (o): 'Mons Meg'
537.34+The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. VIII, 'Edinburgh', 937c: (in Edinburgh Castle) 'a huge piece of ancient artillery, called Mons Meg'
537.34+Anglo-Irish Pronunciation aich: each
537.34+William Fanagan: funeral establishment, Aungier Street, Dublin
537.34+song Finnegan's Wake
537.34+German wecken: to wake
537.34+week
537.34+Bray, town, County Wicklow
537.35at by clownsillies in Donkeybrook Fair. It would lackin mackin
537.35+VI.B.29.135a (k): 'Clonsilla'
537.35+Clonsilla, village northwest of Dublin
537.35+silly clowns
537.35+VI.B.29.078m (o): 'Donnybrook Donkeybrook'
537.35+The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. VIII, 'Dublin', 620d: 'South of the city are Rathmines... and Donnybrook, celebrated for its former fair'
537.35+song Donnybrook Fair
537.35+Brooks (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)
537.35+lacking make in
537.36Hodder's and Cocker's erithmatic. The unpurdonable preemp-
537.36+HCE (Motif: HCE)
537.36+James Hodder: Arithmetick, The Penman's Recreation
537.36+Edward Cocker: Arithmetick
537.36+unpardonable presumption
537.36+Purdon (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)
537.36+pre-emption
537.36+Empson (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)


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