1.3b: The great fall of the offwall entailed at such short notice the pftjschute of Finnegan...
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FDV: "The fall of the wall at once entailed the fall of Finnigan, and the humpty hill himself promptly sends an inquiring one well to the west in quest of his tumptytumtoes.
"The great fall of the wall entailed at such short notice the fall of Finnigan, the solid man, that the humpty hillhead himself prumptly sends an unquiring one well to the west in quest of his tumptytumtoes. The upturnpikepoint for place is at the knock out in the park where there have been oranges laid on the green ever & evermore since the Devlins first loved livy."
The great fall of the offwall entailed at such short notice
according to the 1st draft, the wall fell first, followed by Finnigan
Humpty Dumpty: 'Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall'
rugby has on-walls and off-walls
French oeuf: egg (Humpty Dumpty)
tail: the posterior
why "at such short notice"?
the pftjschute of Finnegan, erse solid man,
there's a Pfitsch, Italy about 200 miles from Trieste
French chute: fall
Schute = barge (German)
FDV, surprisingly, has "Finnigan" suggesting the book-title might once have been Finnigans Wake
_Obs_ Erse = Irish, or Scottish Gaelic
_G_ erste: first
arse: the posterior
'The Solid Man': W.J. Ashcroft, American-Irish Dublin music hall performer (because of his famous rendering of song Muldoon the Solid Man)
healthy (solid), wealthy (_L_ solidus) and wise (Solomon)
that the humptyhillhead of humself prumptly sends an unquiring one well to the west in quest of his tumptytumtoes:
a sleeping giant with Howth Hill as his head and with his feet sticking up in Phoenix Park
(do i hear an echo of Winnie the Pooh, 1926?)
rump: the posterior
longshot: un: in Egyptian mythology, the hare as a symbol of Osiris
un-quiring = taking apart a book
Amenti (originally meant 'The West'), Osiris' kingdom, is the Egyptian underworld
(Osiris was dismembered by Set and his organs scattered)
phrase: turn up one's toes: to die
and their upturnpikepointandplace is at the knock out in the park
HCE managed the royal turnpike at Chapelizod
|early turnpike design|
pike: a point at the toe of a shoe, fashionable in the 14thC
point: in ballet, the tip of the toes
Irish cnoc: hill (so 'the hill in the park'?)
Castleknock, just northwest of Phoenix Park, from Irish: Caisleán Cnucha, meaning "Cnucha's Castle" (site of the battle where Finn MacCool's father, Cumhal, was killed)
i can't find anyone using 'the knock' for a place
where oranges have been laid to rust upon the green since devlins first loved livvy.
orange/green = Protestant/Catholic
the Basque word for orange (laranja) is possibly folk-etymologised as 'the fruit that was first eaten' (ie by Adam and Eve)
Biddy the hen will find the Letter in a dungheap with orangepeels
laid to rest: buried
Dutch rust: rest
Adam loved Eve
FW1 had "devlinsfirst"
Russian palec: toe? pronounced paLETZ not place
slang orange: female genitalia
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