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: "and begad he did till his earsend to earsend." →
"and begad he did in his windower's house twith a blush mantle upon him from earsend to earsend. And would again could whispring grassies wake him."
Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker
German dialect Fru: wife
un-fru = without wife = widower?
'uru' = the west (Maori)
that mighty liberator, and begad he did,
the Liberator = Daniel O'Connell
slang begad: by God
archaic begat: begot
our ancestor most worshipful, till he thought of a better one
eg, a better excuse (not to do his duties)
in his windower's house with that blushmantle upon him from earsend to earsend.
George Bernard Shaw: Widowers' Houses: an unpleasant play [ebook]
Mark 12:38-40: 'Beware of the scribes... Which devour widows' houses'
phrase blushing from ear to ear (more often 'smiling')
1Kings 19:19: 'Elisha the son of Shaphat... and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him' (as a sign of succession)
fdv: "till his earsend to earsend"
year's end (December)
And would again could whispring grassies wake him.
whispering gases = Bloom's fart?
And may again when the fiery bird disembers.
phoenix rising from ashes
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