Thursday, July 31, 2014

FW 3.1a --the cloud of witnesses--

3.1a: Chest Cee! 'Sdense! Corpo di baraggio! You spoof of visibility in a freakfog...
3.1b: Yet all they who heard or redelivered are now with that family of bards...
3.1c: Hilton St Just (Mr Frank Smith), Ivanne Ste Austelle (Mr J. F. Jones), Coleman of Lucan...
3.1d: Of the persins sin this Eyrawyggla saga (which, thorough readable...
3.1e: If they whistled him before he had curtains up they are whistling him still...
3.1f: and soldiered a bit with Wolsey under the assumed name of Blanco...
3.1g: Poor old dear Paul Horan, to satisfy his literary as well as his criminal...
3.1h: Sordid Sam, a dour decent deblaneer, haunted always by his ham...
3.1i: Though the last straw glimt his baring this stage thunkhard is said...
3.1k: and of all of whose I in my hereinafter of course by recourse demission me...
3.1l: and soldiered a bit with Wolsey under the assumed name of Blanco...
3.1m: Disliker as he was to druriodrama, her wife Langley, the prophet...
3.1n: so entirely spoorlessly (the mother of the book with a dustwhisk...
3.1o: Again, if Father Dan Browne, tea and toaster to that quaintestest...
3.1p: and was an objectionable ass who very occasionally cockaded...

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FDV: "A cloud of witnesses indeed!"

synopsis: what became of the previously-mentioned characters — as time passes, they are all dead

Chest Cee! 'Sdense! Corpo di baraggio!

the previous chapter ended with the singing of the ballad, so here the singer is prolonging the final note?

Souvenir of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Opening of The Gaiety Theatre 31: 'who that has seen him can ever forget the operatic tenor of the old school... the gentleman who so strangely and wonderfully used to work himself up to the point of delivering his famous chest C'

why CEE?

Stentor was a loud herald in Homer
it's dense (stupid?)
stench of corpse?

Italian corpo di Bacco!: body of Bacchus (by jove)
corpse, body

barrage: an excessive quantity (cf below "a poisoning volume of cloud barrage")
why only one R?
Baggio is a district of Milan [wiki] Joyce had occasional dealings in Milan
Coragio = courage! in Shakespeare?
sparagio = asparagus (Italian) makes urine stink

You spoof of visibility in a freakfog,

make fun of

visibility: HCE's exhibitionism?

freak fog

of mixed sex cases among goats, hill cat and plain mousey,

(mixed gender) [049.02] [050.06]

hellcat: ill-tempered woman; witch

mousy woman = plain, quiet

Bigamy Bob and his old Shanvocht!

is HCE ever accused of bigamy?
U445: "THE CRIER (Loudly.) Whereas Leopold Bloom of no fixed abode is a wellknown dynamitard, forger, bigamist, bawd and cuckold and a public nuisance to the citizens of Dublin and whereas at this commission of assizes the most honourable..."

song The Shan Van Vocht
AngloIrish shan van vocht: poor old woman (poetic name for Ireland)

two wives, one old (one younger?)

The Blackfriars treacle plaster outrage be liddled!

Blackfriars Theatre was Shakespeare's before the Globe
Blackfriars Lane, London: site of Dominican monastery where Henry VIII was granted divorce from Catherine of Aragon

treacle = molasses; or a cure-all; or sentimental style

treacle plaster (1920s) a sticky piece of brown paper used by a thief to remove glass carefully
also a quack cure applied to top of head

be lidded (applied to top of head?)

longshot: Alice P. Liddell: friend of Lewis Carroll and model for Alice in Wonderland (liDELL not LIDDel)

Therewith was released in that kingsrick of Humidia

(with the reciting of the ballad)

obsolete kingric: kingdom (cf bishopric, reich)
rick = haystack

humid (smells travel farther)

a poisoning volume of cloud barrage indeed!

poison gas

barrage: an excessive quantity
longshot: Arthur Barraclough: Dublin tenor


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