1.73b: Coal's short but we've plenty of bog in the yard. Meat took a drop when Reilly-Parsons failed...
1.73c: Kevin's just a doat with his cherub cheek and his little lamp and schoolbelt...
1.73d: And Essie Shanahan has let down her skirts. You remember Essie...
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FDV: "Coal's short but we've plenty of bog in the yard. And barley's up again. The boys is attending school regular, sir."
Coal's short but we've plenty of bog in the yard.
can't afford coal so using peat (peatbog)
bog = outhouse
Meat took a drop when Reilly-Parsons failed.
price of meat is up (but is that good or bad for the speaker and HCE?)
'take a drop' = drink alcohol
when Persse O'Reilly fell
"Reilly-Parsons" sounds like a business
But barley's up again, begrained to it!
The lads is attending school nessons regular, sir.
Church of the Three Sons of Nessan, Ireland's Eye, Ireland (ruins, 8thC)
nice and regular
Spelling beesknees with hathatansy
slang bee's knees = great
Greek athanasia: immortality
and turning out tables by mudapplication.
table-turning: ouija-board variant
cf Muddest1: "Take mud. You take your river. Dump it at a given point to be called α but pronounced olfa. There's mud & α."
All for the books and never pegging smashers
one for the books (memorable, historical)
peg: to aim (a missile) cricket?
cf?? U83: "Still Captain Buller broke a window in the Kildare street club with a slog to square leg."
proverb People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones?
smasher: a bookbinder's compressing-machine; or a counterfeiter
after Tom Bowe-Glassarse or Timmy the Tosser.
French tombeau: tomb, grave
why Bowe? why Glassarse?
slang toss: masturbate
'Tisraely the truth! Now isn't it, roman pathoriks?
Benjamin Disraeli: 19thC British politician (opposed Gladstone and Irish Home Rule) (why?)
fw1 had "No"
Roman Catholics (P/K; L/R)
why no caps?
You were the doublejoynted janitor the morning they were delivered
why joYnt? overjoyed?
cf? U323: "Yes, says J. J., and every male that's born they think it may be their Messiah. And every jew is in a tall state of excitement, I believe, till he knows if he's a father or a mother."
and you'll be a grandfer yet entirely
cf below "he's such a granfallar"
when the ritehand seizes what the lovearm knows.
rite (what rite?)
Shakespeare: Venus and Adonis 158: 'Can thy right hand seize love upon thy left?' (left/right) maybe: Does your right side love your left? ie, are you in love with yourself? [cite]
NT-Matthew 6:3: 'let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth'
why arm? (does "lovearm" = penis?)
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