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