Thursday, September 18, 2014

FW 1.15b --it's like kids at a teaparty--

1.15a: Then as she is on her behaviourite job of quainance bandy, fruting for firstlings and taking her tithe...
1.15b: like so many heegills and collines, sitton aroont, scentbreeched and somepotreek, in their swishawish...
1.15c: We may see and hear nothing if we choose of the shortlegged bergins off Corkhill or the bergamoors...
1.15d: though every crowd has its several tones and every trade has its clever mechanics and each harmonical...
1.15e: But all they are all there scraping along to sneeze out a likelihood that will solve and salve life's robulous...
1.15f: Behove this sound of Irish sense. Really? Here English might be seen. Royally? One sovereign punned...

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like so many heegills and collines sitton aroont,

boys and girls

German Hügel: hill

French colline: hill
AngloIrish colleen: girl

sitting around
Sarah Siddons??

AngloIrish aroon: my dear, beloved

scentbreeched and somepotreek,


St Brigid and St Patrick: patron saints of Ireland

chamberpot reek?

in their swishawish satins and their taffetaffe tights,


taffeta: a type of fabric

playing Wharton's Folly at a treepurty

playing a game

playing music (the lyrics of song Lillibullero are attributed to Lord Thomas Wharton)

Wharton's Folly: 'The Star Fort', an unfinished fortress in Phoenix Park, built by Viceroy Wharton on high ground, now between the Magazine Fort and the Zoo (a term also spuriously attributed to the Magazine Fort, despite it being built twenty years after Wharton's death)

tea party
Tripartite Life of Saint Patrick: a medieval manuscript describing Saint Patrick's life

on the planko in the purk.

Esperanto: planco: ground
pachinko? 1930


Stippup, mickos! Make strake for minnas!

step up

'Move up, Mick, make room for Dick' (a Dublin graffito after Collins' death, 1922, referring to Michael Collins and Richard Mulcahy, his successor)

Dublin slang: micky = penis

make straight

By order, Nicholas Proud.

Nicholas Proud: secretary of the Dublin Port and Docks Board in Joyce's time
62yo in 1901

saying: 'proud as Lucifer/Satan'


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