1.73a: Everything's going on the same, or so it appeals to all of us, in the old holmsted here...
Coal's short but we've plenty of bog in the yard. Meat took a drop when Reilly-Parsons failed...
Kevin's just a doat with his cherub cheek and his little lamp and schoolbelt...
And Essie Shanahan has let down her skirts. You remember Essie...
"And Essie Shanahan has let down her skirts. 'Twould delight your heart to see."
And Essie Shanahan has let down her skirts.
short for Esther? [cites]
1901 census has 1200 female Shanahans
You remember Essie in Our Luna's Convent?
Irish Melodies: song You Remember Ellen: 'You remember Ellen, our hamlet's pride' "...Were I a clerk" below [song inspired film]
Latin luna: moon
Il Conte di Luna: character in Verdi's opera Il Trovatore (has two sons who quarrel over Eleonora, without knowing they are brothers)
They called her Holly Merry her lips were so ruddy berry
and Pia de Purebelle when the redminers' riots was on about her.
'pia e pura bella': Vico's phrase for the religious wars of his heroic age ('pious and pure wars')
miners (strikes and riots were not uncommon)
Were I a clerk designate to the Williamswoods menufactors
IM: song You Remember Ellen [air: Were I a Clerk]
Williams and Wood's jam [info] (U: "not those 2 lb pots of mixed plum and apple from the London and Newcastle Williams and Woods goes twice as far")
William Wood's halfpence fw11: "woodpiles of haypennies"
I'd poster those pouters on every jamb in the town.
post those posters
cf U: Marie Kendall, charming soubrette
pouting lips, red from jam?
She's making her rep at Lanner's twicenightly.
colloquial rep: reputation
Katti Lanner: famous 19thC Austrian-British ballet dancer and choreographer (Ulysses 15.4044: 'The Katty Lanner step')
(but here it's a place)
two shows per night
With the tabarine tamtammers of the whirligigmagees.
Les Amours de Tabarin and Isabelle (play) 17thC
taborin: a small drum
tam-tam: a drum; a gong
French slang: faire du tam-tam: to kick up a row
song The Ball of Mr Whirligig Magee Esquire ♬
archaic slang whirligigs: testicles
Beats that cachucha flat.
cachucha: a Spanish dance [yTube]
'Twould dilate your heart to go.
dilate your eyes?
in fdv, refers to Essie letting down her skirts
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