Sunday, August 31, 2014

FW 1.75d --HCE's nostalgia for ALP--

1.75a: I've an eye on queer Behan and old Kate and the butter, trust me...
1.75b: The sternwheel's crawling strong. I seen your missus in the hall...
1.75c: Bald Tib does be yawning and smirking cats' hours on the Pollockses'...
1.75d: If you only were there to explain the meaning, best of men...
1.75e: She was flirtsome then and she's fluttersome yet. She can second...
1.75f: News, news, all the news. Death, a leopard, kills fellah in Fez...
1.75g: There'll be bluebells blowing in salty sepulchres the night...

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If you only were there to explain the meaning,

best of men, and talk to her nice of guldenselver.

'best of men': an epithet of the Buddha

Dutch gulden: golden; guilder, florin
gold and silver
anachronism: Gildersleeve

The lips would moisten once again.

As when you drove with her to Findrinny Fair.

cf? fw628: "Carry me along, taddy, like you done through the toy fair."

AngloIrish findrinny: silver-bronze, white-bronze (from Irish fionndruine)

Letters I.348 16Oct34: 'A 30-year wedding should be called a 'findrinny' one. Findrinny is a kind of white gold mixed with silver'

What with reins here and ribbons there all your hands were employed

archaic reins: kidneys, loins

colloquial ribbons: reins (for driving)

cf U225: " I was tucking the rug under her and settling her boa all the time. Know what I mean?"

so she never knew was she on land or at sea

or swooped through the blue like Airwinger's bride.

fw446: "Aerwenger's my breed"


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