1.70b: Unfru-Chikda-Uru-Wukru and begad he did, our ancestor most worshipful, till he thought...
1.70c: And will again if so be sooth by elder to his youngers shall be said. Have you whines...
1.71: Anam muck an dhoul! Did ye drink me doornail?
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FDV: "He sweated his crowd and urned his dead and made louse for us" →
"He sweated his crew
synopsis: the mighty liberator's deeds — he revives
He dug in and dug out by the skill of his tilth
dig in = eat, create defensive position
dig himself out = solve problem
dugout = canoe; shelter (eg baseball)
phrase by the skin of his teeth
Genesis 3:19: 'In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread'
tilth = tilled soil
for himself and all belonging to him
'with all belonging to X' phrase
and he sweated his crew beneath his auspice for the living
sweating work crew
beneath auspices (Vico)
Hospice for the Dying, Dublin
and he urned his dread, that dragon volant,
urned: deposited ashes in an urn
earned his bread
French dragon volant: a sort of cannon [cite]
literally 'flying dragon' (heraldry)
flying dragon: in alchemy, the substance resulting from the union of mercury and sulphur, which when kindled results in fire and poisonous vapor
'The Room in the Dragon Volant' by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [wiki] novella about premature burial [etext]
and he made louse for us and delivered us to boll weevils amain,
lice, weevils = vermin
boll weevil: a pest of cotton bolls
archaic amain: in full force, without delay
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