1.15a: Then as she is on her behaviourite job of quainance bandy, fruting for firstlings and taking her tithe...
like so many heegills and collines, sitton aroont, scentbreeched and somepotreek, in their swishawish...
We may see and hear nothing if we choose of the shortlegged bergins off Corkhill or the bergamoors...
though every crowd has its several tones and every trade has its clever mechanics and each harmonical...
But all they are all there scraping along to sneeze out a likelihood that will solve and salve life's robulous...
Behove this sound of Irish sense. Really? Here English might be seen. Royally? One sovereign punned...
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synopsis: an overview of the city and its hills — so this is Dublin
FDV: "The best plan is to tour round east & north & review the two mounds." →
"The cheapest plan is to tour round east & north to the review of two mounds."
(east and north of Dublin, eg Howth)
Then as she is on her behaviourite job of quainance bandy,
Queen Anne's Bounty: provision for maintenance of the poor clergy
Quaintance: rare surname
bandy = tossing back and forth, bowlegged
fruting for firstlings and taking her tithe,
'frut' = boy (Friulian)
Jewish Day of First Fruits
tithe = 10% religious tax
we may take our review of the two mounds,
FDV: "The best plan is to... review the two mounds"
Revue des Deux Mondes: major French literary review (literally French 'Review of the Two Worlds')
two mounds (cf 5 hills below)
if Howth is the head and Phoenix Park is the toes, where are the buttocks?
to see nothing of the himples here as at elsewhere,
to say nothing
cf below "We may see and hear nothing if we choose..."
German Himmel: sky, heavens
by sixes and sevens,
phrase at sixes and sevens: disordered
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