Saturday, September 6, 2014

FW1.68q --Jarl's costume--

1.68a: It was of a night, late, lang time agone, in an auldstane eld, when Adam was delvin...
1.68b: and Jarl van Hoother had his burnt head high up in his lamphouse, laying cold hands on himself...
1.68c: And, be dermot, who come to the keep of his inn only the niece-of-his-in-law, the prankquean...
1.68d: And spoke she to the dour in her petty perusienne: Mark the Wans, why do I am alook alike...
1.68e: And Jarl van Hoother warlessed after her with soft dovesgall: Stop deef stop come back to my earin...
1.68f: And the prankquean went for her forty years' walk in Tourlemonde and she washed the blessings...
1.68g: So then she started to rain and to rain and, be redtom, she was back again at Jarl van Hoother's...
1.68h: And Jarl von Hoother had his baretholobruised heels drowned in his cellarmalt, shaking warm hands...
1.68i: And the prankquean nipped a paly one and lit up again and redcocks flew flackering from the hillcombs...
1.68k: So her madesty a forethought set down a jiminy and took up a jiminy and all the lilipath ways...
1.68l: And there was a wild old grannewwail that laurency night of starshootings somewhere in Erio...
1.68m: So then she started raining, raining, and in a pair of changers, be dom ter, she was back again...
1.68n: And Jarl von Hoother had his hurricane hips up to his pantrybox, ruminating in his holdfour stomachs...
1.68o: And the prankquean picked a blank and lit out and the valleys lay twinkling. And she made her wittest...
1.68p: For like the campbells acoming with a fork lance of lightning, Jarl von Hoother Boanerges himself...
1.68q: in his broadginger hat and his civic chollar and his allabuff hemmed and his bullbraggin soxangloves...
1.68r: And he clopped his rude hand to his eacy hitch and he ordurd and his thick spch spck for her to shut...
1.68s: And they all drank free. For one man in his armour was a fat match always for any girls under shurts...
1.68t: Saw fore shalt thou sea. Betoun ye and be. The prankquean was to hold her dummyship and the jimminies...

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FDV: "yellow green blue red orange violet in his allbuffshirt like a redwary orangeman in his violet indigonation {by the whole length of the strength of his bowman's bill}." →
"yellow green blue red orange violet in his broadginger his civic chollar & allbuffshirt like a redyellan orangeman in his violet indigonation to the whole longth of the strongth of his bowman's bill."

in his broadginger hat and his civic chollar

7 items of clothing

Brobdingnag: a land of giant people in Swift's Gulliver's Travels

civic crown: a garland of oak leaves and acorns, bestowed in Roman times upon one that had saved the life of a fellow-citizen in war

choler: bile, anger

and his allabuff hemmed and his bullbraggin soxangloves

FDV: "allbuffshirt"
in the buff = naked
buff = yellow-brown color

German Hemd: Dutch hemd: shirt

Balbriggan, County Dublin: the site of unsuccessful cotton industry in the 18thC

socks and gloves


and his ladbroke breeks and his cattegut bandolair

Ragnar Lodbrok, Viking chief, was said to have had snakeproof pants

Dialect breeks: breeches, trousers

catgut: dried sheep intestines (used for the strings of musical instruments)
Kattegat: sea between Denmark and Sweden

bandoleer: a type of shoulder-belt with loops for holding musket-cartridges

and his furframed panuncular cumbottes

framed with fur

The Peninsular War
Latin panuncula = 'the thread wound upon the bobbin in a shuttle'

Roman loom?
gumboots (i.e. Wellingtons)
French bottes: boots

like a rudd yellan gruebleen orangeman in his violet indigonation,

7 colors of rainbow

rudd: a kind of fish, also known as the red-eye 
rude yelling

yella: (Anglo-Irish) yellow; Orange, Loyalist, Unionist

blue-green (spoonerism)
grĂ¼blend: (German) worried

Orangeman: a member of the secret Association of Orangemen, a society for the maintenance of Protestant ascendancy in Ireland

violent indignation

to the whole longth of the strongth of his bowman's bill.



Strongbow: leader of the Anglo-Normans who invaded Ireland in the 12thC
Odysseus is recognized when he alone has the strength to string his own bow

Isa Bowman: friend of Lewis Carroll

bill of cap
workman's bill for job

(would archers really ever carry bills, too?)


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