1.66a: True there was in nillohs dieybos as yet no lumpend papeer in the waste and mightmountain Penn...
But the world, mind, is, was and will be writing its own wrunes for ever, man, on all matters that fall...
But the horn, the drinking, the day of dread are not now. A bone, a pebble, a ramskin; chip them, chap...
For that (the rapt one warns) is what papyr is meed of, made of, hides and hints and misses in prints...
So you need hardly spell me how every word will be bound over to carry three score and ten toptypsical...
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"A bone, a pebble, a ramskin: chip them, chop them, cut them allways:
leave them in the slow of their oven: and the day of magnum charter we
must one way dawn else there is no virtue more in alcohoran." →
"A bone, a pebble, a ramskin: chip them, chap them, cut them allways: leave them to terracook in the slowth of their mutthering pot: and the gutenmorg of a magnum charter we must one way dawn else is there no virtue more in alcohoran."
But the hour, the smiting, the day of decision is not now.
STPM xxxix: 'The day of judgement is a stern reality to Mohammad... he calls it the Hour... the Smiting... the Day of Decision' unmodified!
A bone, a pebble, a ramskin; chip them, chap them, cut them up allways;
13: 'The Prophet... effortlessly retained the divine verses in memory...
and could... dictate them to his secretaries... Those wrote them
down... on palm leaves, flat pebbles, skins and shoulder blades of
ram's skin may have been for special documents because it was larger
leave them to terracook in the slowth of the muttheringpot:
Italian terracotta: baked earth
cook in pot
(Joyce wrote slowly)
German Mutter: mother
and Gutenmorg with his cromagnom charter,
FDV: "the day of magnum charter we must one way dawn"
Gutenberg invented printing press (1439)
German 'guten Morgen' = good morning
Cro-Magnon man (40000 BC)
Magna Carta (1215)
Dubliners: 'The Sisters': 'gnomon'
tintingfast and great primer
German Tintenfass: inkwell
German fast: almost
fast = won't fade
Tintagel? Arthur's home
great primer: 18pt typesize (used especially for bibles)
must once for omniboss step rubrickredd out of the wordpress
phrase once and for all
Latin omnibus: for everybody (so 'for omnibus' is redundant?)
rubric: a heading of a section of a book, printed in red
brick-red (cf? "This earth is not but brickdust" above)
else is there no virtue more in alcohoran.
"else is there no virtue more" poetic phrasing
'virtue' = alchemists' name for chemical properties
al Koran (this Islam-ref predates the rest)
(did Joyce ever credit alcohol with helping him write?)
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