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543.01the ballwearied and then, doubling megalopolitan poleetness,
543.01+Balwearie, Scotland
543.01+Dublin Metropolitan Police
543.01+VI.B.29.136b (o): 'megalopolitan'
543.02my great great greatest of these charities, devaleurised the base
543.02+I Corinthians 13:13: 'but the greatest of these is charity'
543.02+VI.B.29.080a (o): 'charities'
543.02+The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. VIII, 'Dublin', 622a: 'The Roman Catholic Church has charge of a number of special charities'
543.02+De Valera
543.02+devalorised base money
543.02+Motif: fall/rise (rise, fell)
543.02+VI.B.29.070b (o): 'the base fellow'
543.02+Collins: Life in Old Dublin 78: (of two ladies' encounter with Billy in the Bowl) 'watching his opportunity, the base fellow attacked them' [542.35-543.03]
543.03fellows for the curtailment of their lower man: with a slog to
543.03+VI.B.29.069j ( ): 'his curtailment'
543.03+Collins: Life in Old Dublin 77: (of Billy in the Bowl) 'Nature had compensated for his curtailment by giving him fine dark eyes, an aquiline nose, and a well-formed mouth, with dark curling locks, and a body and arms of herculean power' [542.35-543.03]
543.03+VI.B.29.070c ( ): 'defect of his lower man'
543.03+Collins: Life in Old Dublin 79: (of two ladies' encounter with Billy in the Bowl) 'yet with all his strength, the defect of his lower man gave the unfortunate ladies an advantage' [542.35-543.03]
543.03+inner man
543.03+Joyce: Ulysses.5.561: 'with a slog to square leg'
543.03+slog: a hard hit at cricket
543.04square leg I sent my boundary to Botany Bay and I ran up a
543.04+square leg: cricket position
543.04+Botany Bay: quadrangle, Trinity College Dublin
543.04+Botany Bay: penal colony, New South Wales, Australia (for a long time synonymous with any penal deportation to Australia)
543.05score and four of mes while the Yanks were huckling the Em-
543.05+VI.B.29.113h (k): '24 Dublins'
543.05+Cosgrave: North Dublin, City and Environs 29n: 'there are twenty-four Dublins in the United States'
543.05+Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn
543.05+heckling the umpire
543.06pire: I have been reciping om omominous letters and widely-
543.06+receiving anonymous letters (King Mark supposedly got one)
543.06+(Motif: stuttering)
543.06+Sanskrit om: a sacred syllable of solemn affirmation, used in prayer and meditation
543.06+VI.B.29.167e (o): 'widelysigned petition'
543.06+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 309: (of magistrates and licenses for public-houses) 'Their action in refusing further demands for new licences has been usually supported by widely-signed petitions from the local inhabitants'
543.07signed petitions full of pieces of pottery about my monumental-
543.08ness as a thingabolls and I have been inchanting causeries to the
543.08+French causeries: discussions
543.09feshest cheoilboys so that they are allcalling on me for the song
543.09+German Colloquial feschest: smartest
543.09+Joyce sang in the Feis Ceoil (Festival of Music) in Antient Concert Rooms, Dublin, in 1904
543.09+Motif: Son of a bitch
543.10of a birtch: the more secretely bi built, the more openly palas-
543.10+I built
543.10+German Palast: palace
543.10+I plastered
543.11tered. Attent! Couch hear! I have becket my vonderbilt hutch
543.11+French attends!: wait!
543.11+French couche!: lay to bed!
543.11+Thomas à Becket
543.11+Danish bygget: built
543.11+wonder built
543.11+Hutchinson (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)
543.12in sunsmidnought and at morningrise was encampassed of
543.12+VI.B.29.032a (o): 'Morningside'
543.12+The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. VIII, 'Edinburgh', 939d: 'In the south side are the Grange, Newington or Echobank, and Morningside cemeteries'
543.13mushroofs. Rest and bethinkful, with licence, thanks. I con-
543.13+Joyce: Ulysses.8.491: 'Kerwan's mushroom houses'
543.13+VI.B.29.033e (o): 'Rest & Be Thankful'
543.13+The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. VIII, 'Edinburgh', 940b: 'Corstorphine Hill — from one point of which ("Rest and be Thankful") is to be had one of the best views of Edinburgh'
543.13+Matthew 6:28: 'Consider the lilies of the field... even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these'
543.14sidered the lilies on the veldt and unto Balkis did I disclothe
543.14+Afrikaans veldt: field
543.14+Balkis: Queen of Sheba
543.15mine glory. And this. This missy, my taughters, and these man,
543.16my son, from my fief of the villa of the Ostmanorum to Thor-
543.16+fief: an estate in land held on condition of service to a feudal lord
543.16+Villa Ostmanorum: an old Latin name of Oxmantown, a part of northern Dublin, where Ostmen (Viking invaders of Ireland and their settler descendants) once lived
543.16+VI.B.7.218b (r): 'Thornstein (Thornton red)' (last word not crayoned)
543.16+Haliday: The Scandinavian Kingdom of Dublin 102: 'After Aulaf's death his widow and her son, Thorstein, left Dublin... The Laxdæla Saga relates that "Auda while in Caithness heard that her son Thorsteinn the Red was betrayed by the Scots and killed"'
543.16+Thor Stein: centre of worship in Viking Dublin, near Hoggen Green (site of Parliament house, now College Green)
543.17stan's, recte Thomars Sraid, and from Huggin Pleaze to William
543.17+Latin recte: correctly
543.17+Irish Sráid Thomáis: Thomas Street, Dublin
543.17+Warburton, Whitelaw & Walsh: History of the City of Dublin I.95: 'We shall now give the form of riding the franchises, as the same was done on the 4th of September, in the fourth year of Henry VII. (1488) (Thomas Mayler being then mayor, William English and Robert Boys, bailiffs), taken from the white book of Christ-church, Dublin. "They proceeded well horsed... they came to an old lane, adjoining to the north side of the Chancellor's orchard, or Huggar-place... they marched southward as far as William English his house, which they passed through, mounting over the roof of another house'
543.17+Hogan Place, Dublin
543.18Inglis his house, that man de Loundres, in all their barony of
543.18+VI.B.29.085b (o): (k): 'de Loundres' (crayoned in two colours)
543.18+Fitzpatrick: Dublin, Historical and Topographical Account 38: 'To John Comyn, who died in 1212, succeeded as Archbishop of Dublin Henry de Loundres, or the Londoner, who became Viceroy in the following year'
543.18+VI.B.29.045i (o): 'Barony of Saltus'
543.18+Haliday: The Scandinavian Kingdom of Dublin 55n: 'Confey, in the county of Kildare, near Leixlip, (the Danish Lax-lep, Salmon Leap), in the barony of Salt (Saltus Salmonis)' (Leixlip)
543.19Saltus, bonders and foeburghers, helots and zelots, strutting oges
543.19+Latin saltus: pastureland
543.19+VI.B.29.050g (o): 'bonder'
543.19+Haliday: The Scandinavian Kingdom of Dublin 160: 'the godi sat with his "lagmen," the armed "bonders," and freemen standing around'
543.19+Danish bonder: yeoman
543.19+VI.B.29.105i (k): 'foeburghs' (the entry is preceded by a cancelled 'fau', where the 'a' further overwrites an 'e')
543.19+The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. XX, 'Paris', 805c: 'Outside the Grands Boulevards lie the faubourgs or old suburbs' (French)
543.19+Anglo-Norman city of Galway founded by Richard de Burgh
543.19+VI.B.29.201c (o): 'helot zelots'
543.19+Washington Irving: A History of New York, book V, ch. VII: 'A pale bilious orator took the floor... He was one of those furious zealots who blow the bellows of faction until the whole furnace of politics is red-hot with sparks and cinders'
543.19+VI.B.29.059a (o): 'Strutting O & Swaggering Mac'
543.19+Hardiman: The History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway 20n: (quoting from a 16th century Anglo-Norman by-law intended to keep native Irishmen out of Galway) 'That neither O, ne Mac, shoulde strutte ne swagger, throughe the streetes of Gallway'
543.19+Irish óg: young person, youth
543.20and swaggering macks, the darsy jeamses, the drury joneses,
543.20+D'Arcys: one of the fourteen tribes of Galway (14 families, mostly Anglo-Norman, that dominated the political, commercial and social life of the city of Galway from the 13th to the 19th century)
543.20+D'Arcy (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)
543.20+James (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)
543.20+Motif: Shem/Shaun (James, John)
543.20+Henry Woodfall: song Derby and Joan
543.20+Drury Jones (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)
543.21redmaids and bleucotts, in hommage all and felony, all who have
543.21+VI.B.29.102c (k): 'redmaids bluecoats' (one of two entries inspired by Madrid) [553.36]
543.21+VI.B.29.079k (o): 'Blue Coat School'
543.21+The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. VIII, 'Dublin', 621d: 'The hospital and Free School of King Charles I., commonly called the Blue Coat hospital, was founded in 1670. It is devoted to the education and maintenance of the sons of citizens in poor circumstances'
543.21+VI.B.29.156f (o): 'homage & felony'
543.21+Thom's Directory of Ireland/Dublin, Dublin Annals section 1488: 'Sir Richard Edgecombe arrives in Dublin to take the homage and oaths of fealty of the great men of Ireland'
543.21+Brigham Young's account of Noah admitting people to Ark: 'all who have received tickets are aboard'
543.22received tickets, fair home overcrowded, tidy but very little
543.22+(room-to-let advertisements)
543.22+VI.B.29.139b (o): 'Fair home overcrowded'
543.22+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 21: 'Fair home, but overcrowded'
543.22+VI.B.29.139g (o): 'Tidy but overcrowded'
543.22+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 21: 'Tidy but overcrowded'
543.22+VI.B.29.139d (o): 'tidy'
543.22+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 21: 'Tidy' (appears numerous times)
543.22+VI.B.29.139f (o): 'very little furniture'
543.22+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 21: 'Untidy; very little furniture'
543.23furniture, respectable, whole family attends daily mass and is
543.23+VI.B.29.139e,j,k,p,t (o): 'respectable respectable very respectable respectable respectable' (first word not crayoned; Cluster: Respectable)
543.23+VI.B.29.140f,p,u (o): 'fairly respectable respectable almost respectable' (Cluster: Respectable)
543.23+VI.B.29.143d (o): 'respectable' (Cluster: Respectable)
543.23+VI.B.29.144f ( ): 'respectable' (Cluster: Respectable)
543.23+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life frequently uses the word 'respectable' (e.g. Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 17-25; Cluster: Respectable)
543.23+VI.B.29.144e (o): 'whole family attends daily mass'
543.24dead sick of bread and butter, sometime in the militia, mentally
543.24+VI.B.29.166d (o): 'dead sick of bread and butter'
543.24+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 281: 'She... complains of being "dead sick of bread and butter — nothing but bread and butter, until I hate the sight of it"'
543.24+VI.B.29.145b (o): 'sometime in the militia'
543.24+VI.B.29.165a (o): 'mental strain from reading work on German physics'
543.24+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 255: (quoting from Hutchinson's Food and the Principles of Dietetics) 'A man was confined in a respiration calorimeter for a number of days, and on certain of them he engaged in the severe mental work of reading a German treatise on physics... It was found that on the working days bodily waste was not greater than during rest'
543.25strained from reading work on German physics, shares closet
543.25+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 35: 'This house shares one closet and one water-tap with eight other houses'
543.26with eight other dwellings, more than respectable, getting com-
543.26+VI.B.29.140v (o): 'more than respectable' (Cluster: Respectable)
543.26+VI.B.29.139i (o): 'gets parish relief'
543.26+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 17: 'Gets parish relief'
543.26+VI.B.29.139m (o): 'comfortable'
543.26+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 21: 'Comfortable'
543.27fortable parish relief, wageearner freshly shaven from prison,
543.27+VI.B.29.137d (o): 'wages'
543.27+VI.B.29.139q (o): 'just out of prison'
543.27+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 17: 'Young son wants situation, just out of prison'
543.28highly respectable, planning new departure in Mountgomery
543.28+Cluster: Respectable
543.28+VI.B.29.144c (o): 'planning new departure in cyclefinishing' ('cyclefinishing' is preceded by a cancelled 'bi'; fourth word not crayoned)
543.28+New Departure: a make of bicycle brakes
543.28+Variants: {FnF, Vkg, JCM: ...Mountgomery...} | {Png: ...mountgomery...}
543.28+Montgomery (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)
543.28+Montgomery Street, Dublin
543.29cyclefinishing, eldest son will not serve but peruses Big-man-up-
543.29+VI.B.29.145a (o): 'eldest son will not serve'
543.29+Joyce: A Portrait V: 'I will not serve, answered Stephen'
543.29+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 37: 'Man... will not work; dirty'
543.29+VI.B.29.208h (o): 'Big-Man-Up-in-the-Sky stuff'
543.29+Ferguson: The Confusion of Tongues 430: (of Hopgood of the Atheist movement) 'He calls the Bible a cesspool of Asiatic superstition, says that in three hundred years there won't be a church in America, and is hell-bent to rid the land of the Big-Man-up-in-the-Sky stuff'
543.30in-the-Sky scraps, anoopanadoon lacking backway, quasi respec-
543.30+VI.B.29.150c (o): 'an oop-an'-a-doon' ('p' is followed by a cancelled apostrophe)
543.30+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 152: 'a two-roomed house (usually called "an oop-an'-a-doon")'
543.30+VI.B.29.150a (o): 'no backway'
543.30+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 151: 'Occasionally there is no back way, and all ashes and refuse from the midden privy have to be removed through the living-room. Under existing bye-laws, however, a back entrance to every house is insisted upon'
543.30+Latin quasi: as if
543.30+Cluster: Respectable
543.31table, pays ragman in bones for faded windowcurtains, staircase
543.31+VI.B.29.146l (o): 'paid ragman in bones for faded window curtain'
543.31+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 55: 'Old garments, cast off by some wealthier family, are sometimes bought from the ragman for a few coppers; or perhaps they are not paid for in cash, but some older rags and a few bones are given in exchange for them... she once bought a pair of old curtains from the ragman for 3d'
543.31+VI.B.29.144b (o): 'stairs incessantly lit up with guests' ('incessantly' replaces a cancelled 'always')
543.32continually lit up with guests, particularly respectable, house
543.32+VI.B.29.142a (o): 'particularly respectable' (Cluster: Respectable)
543.32+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 34: 'Particularly clean'
543.32+VI.B.29.146d-e (o): 'house lost in dirt blocked with refuse'
543.32+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 49: '"house lost in dirt"... The closets in this yard are blocked with refuse'
543.33lost in dirt and blocked with refuse, getting on like Roe's dis-
543.33+phrase to get on like a house on fire
543.33+Roe (Cluster: Lord-Mayors of Dublin)
543.33+Roe's Distillery, James Street, Dublin
543.33+fire at Marrowbone Lane Distillery, Dublin, ca. 1860: whiskey ran down gutters in Cork Street
543.34tillery on fire, slovenly wife active with the jug, in business for
543.34+VI.B.29.146f (o): 'slovenly wife'
543.34+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 50: 'Slovenly wife'
543.34+VI.B.29.168a (o): 'adults going in with jugs'
543.34+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 322: (of a public-house) 'The whole of the drink sold for "off" consumption was fetched by the children; no adults went in with jugs during the three days'
543.34+VI.B.29.146c (o): 'in business for himself'
543.34+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 48: 'Butcher... Formerly in business for himself, but trade was not good'
543.35himself, has a tenth illegitimate coming, partly respectable,
543.35+VI.B.29.143h ( ): 'has a tenth child coming' ('tenth' is interpolated into the entry)
543.35+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 44: 'As soon as she knew that a child was coming she began saving odd coppers'
543.35+VI.B.29.140k (o): 'relief stopped for illegitimacy' [.27]
543.35+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 23: 'Nine young children. Had parish relief stopped for illegitimate child'
543.35+Cluster: Respectable
543.36following correspondence courses, chucked work over row, both
543.36+VI.B.29.141i (o): 'Chucked work over row'
543.36+Rowntree: Poverty: A Study of Town Life 33: 'Chucked his work over a row'

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