[this is a paragraph menu, linking the four regular blog pages for chapter-one-paragraph-two-- 1.2a, 1.2b, 1.2c, 1.2d-- plus this extra intro page, 1.2:]
1.2a: Sir Tristram, violer d'amores, fr'over the short sea, had passencore rearrived...
1.2b: nor had topsawyer's rocks by the stream Oconee exaggerated themselse...
1.2c: nor avoice from afire bellowsed mishe mishe to tauftauf thuartpeatrick...
1.2d: Rot a peck of pa's malt had Jhem or Shen brewed by arclight...
having opened with a short simple clear (half)paragraph, Joyce proceeds to turn on the terror with a distinct list of seven things that 'haven't happened yet'. we need to look at the puzzle of why just these seven before digging into the evolution towards the published version:
- Sir Tristram had not encore arrived from North Armorica,
- nor stones exaggerated theirselves in Laurens county, Ga, doubling all the time,
- nor a voice answered mishe mishe to tufftuff thouartpatrick.
- Not yet had a kidson buttended an isaac
- not yet had twin sesthers played siege to twone Jonathan.
- Not a peck of malt had Shem and Son brewed
- & bad luck to the regginbrew was to be seen on the waterface.
Or it might be something as trivial as the seven days of the week, or the seven colors of the rainbow, or the seven deadly sins. But Joyce didn't secondguess himself as to what the basic seven were, or what order they should be presented in.
Fweet.org tags minor(?) 'clusters' for:
7 canonical hours
7 gifts of Holy Ghost
7 levels of the ecclesiastical hierarchy
7 kings of Rome
7 liturgical colors
7 wonders of the ancient world
and the quirky 7 items of clothing
1. Sir Tristram had not encore arrived from North Armorica, [emigration??]
2. nor stones exaggerated theirselves in Laurens county, Ga, doubling all the time, [procreation?]
3. nor a voice answered mishe mishe to tufftuff thouartpatrick. [baptism?]
4. Not yet had a kidson buttended an isaac [succession of generations?]
5. not yet had twin sesthers played siege to twone Jonathan. [seduction? marriage??]
6. Not a peck of malt had Shem and Son brewed [sobriety?]
7. & bad luck to the regginbrew was to be seen on the waterface. [god's promise??]
mishemishe/tauftauf qualifies as a fweet motif
vignettes: ROC, T&I, Berkeley, Kevin, Mmlj, Cad
there may be a faint reverse rainbow-- violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red-- added as an afterthought: violer, bellowsed, rory?
is it then immediately repeated?
What clashes of wills & wits were not here & there abouts!
1? or 5?? What chance cuddleys,
2? what castles aired & ventilated,
3? or 5?? what biddymetolives sinduced by what egosetabsolvers,
4 what true feeling for hair with false voice of haycup,
5? what rorycrucians byelected by rival emilies!
6 But O here how has sprawled upon the dust the father of fornications
7 but O, my stars & body, how has finespanned in high heaven the skysign of soft advertisement.
JJ to HSW 15/xi/926, Letters I, pp247-248
Above please find prosepiece ordered in sample form. Also key to same.
Hoping said sample meets with your approval
Sir Amory Tristram 1st earl of Howth changed his name to Saint Lawrence, b[orn] in Brittany (North Armorica)
Tristan et Iseult, passim
viola in all moods and senses
Dublin, Laurens Co[ounty], Georgia, founded by a Dubliner, Peter Sawyer, on r[iver] Oconee. Its motto: Doubling all the time. [details doubtful]
The flame of Christianity kindled by S. Patrick on Holy Saturday in defiance of royal orders
Mishe = I am (Irish) i.e. [I am] Christian
Tauf = baptise (German)
Thou art Peter and upon this rock etc (a pun in the original Aramaic)
Lat[in]: Tu es Petrus et super hane petram
Parnell ousted Isaac Butt from leadership
The venison purveyor Jacob got the blessing meant for Esau
Miss Vanhomrigh and Miss Johnson had the same christian name
Sosie = double [Moliere, French]
Willy brewed a peck of maut
Noah planted the vine and was drunk
John Jameson is the greatest Dublin distiller
Arthur Guinness, " " " " brewer
Arthur Wellesley (of Dublin) fought in the Peninsular war
rory = Irish = red
rory = Latin, roridus = dewy
at the rainbow's end are dew and the colour red
bloody end to the lie in Anglo-Irish=no lie regginbrow=German regenbogen + rainbow
ringsome = German ringsum, around
When all vegetation is covered by the flood there are no eyebrows on the face of the Waterworld
exaggerare = to mound up
themselse = another Dublin 5000 inhabitants
Isthmus of Sutton a neck of land between Howth head and the plain
passencore = pas encore and ricorsi storici of Vico
rearrived = idem
wielderfight = wiederfechten = refight
bellowed = the response of the peatfire of faith to the windy words of the apostle" [cite]
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