Saturday, September 27, 2014

FW 1.5e --HCE's drunken erection--

1.5a: Bygmester Finnegan, of the Stuttering Hand, freemen's maurer, lived in the broadest way...
1.5b: (one yeastyday he sternely struxk his tete in a tub for to watsch the future of his fates...
1.5c: and during mighty odd years this man of hod, cement and edifices in Toper's Thorp...
1.5d: Oftwhile balbulous, mithre ahead, with goodly trowel in grasp and ivoroiled overalls...
1.5e: until he seesaw by neatlight of the liquor wheretwin 'twas born, his roundhead staple...
1.5f: erigenating from next to nothing and celescalating the himals and all, hierarchi­tecti­tipti­toploftical...

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FDV: "He would see by the light of the liquor his roundup tower to rise on itself (joy grant it!), with a skierscape of an eyeful hoyth entirely"

until he seesaw by neatlight of the liquor wheretwin 'twas born

night light

(amniotic fluid)


FW1 has a comma after "born"

his roundhead staple of other days

roundhead: a supporter of the Parliamentary party in the English Civil War

Round Table

German Stapfe: foot-print


to rise in undress maisonry upstanded (joygrantit!),

VI.B3.012: 'undressed masonry'

IISS 116: 'The earliest buildings were made without cement, and with undressed masonry'


French maison: house


Danish opstandelse: resurrection

God grant it


Antit: the boat of the Sun in Egyptian mythology

a waalworth of a skyerscape of most eyeful hoyth entowerly,

German Wal: whale

Uaa: the boat of the Dawn in Egyptian mythology

Woolworth Building, New York City (skyscraper)

fire escape (Parnell alleged to have escaped from Captain O'Shea down one)

awful height

Eiffel Tower

(Anita Loos: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, chapter 4: 'when a girl looks at the Eyefull Tower she really knows she is looking at something'; _JJltrs_ I.246: letter 08/11/26 to Harriet Shaw Weaver: (of Weaver's "order" for the contents of chapter I.1) 'I set to work at once on your esteemed order... and so hard indeed that I almost stupefied myself and stopped, reclining on a sofa and reading Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for three whole days')

hoy: a small boat, a sloop

Greek hoys: earth




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