1.7a: What then agentlike brought about that tragoady thundersday this municipal sin business?...
Stay us wherefore in our search for tighteousness, O Sustainer, what time we rise and when...
Otherways wesways like that provost scoffing bedoueen the jebel and the jpysian sea. Cropherb...
It may half been a missfired brick, as some say, or it mought have been due to a collupsus...
(what with the wallhall's horrors of rollsrights, carhacks, stonengens, kisstvanes, tramtrees...
and the hoyse and the jollybrool and the peeler in the coat and the mecklenburk bitch bite...
and the noobibusses sleighding along Safetyfirst Street and the derryjellybies snooping...
of his ville's indigenous romekeepers, homesweepers, domecreepers, thurum and thurum...
wan warning Phill filt tippling full. His howd feeled heavy, his hoddit did shake. (There was a wall...
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synopsis: long parenthesis: Finnegans fall blamed on traffic noise
(what with the wallhall's horrors of
Vauxhall (pronounced FOXhaul) was a brand of motorcar and a neighborhood of London
rollsrights, carhacks, stone-engens,
Rollright Stones: stone circle near Chipping Norton
Carnac: site of megaliths in Brittany (Joyce was there in summer 1924)
colloquial hack: hackney coach, taxi cab
Stonehenge: a famous site of megaliths
FW1 has "stonengens," fweet prefers "stoneengens,"
kisstvanes, tramtrees, fargobawlers,
kistvaen: a stone burial-chest or burial-chamber
Tristram used the name Tramtris when in Ireland (or Tristan/Tantris)
Irish fág a bealach: clear the way (name for a useless person; motto of the Dublin Fusiliers)
modern Greek autokinêton: self-moving (thing), automobile
Greek hippos: horse
Colloquial hobbledehoy: a youth between boyhood and manhood (especially, a clumsy or awkward one)
cf VI.B.1.139: 'hobblesides' 'Aunt Hobblesides' was John Joyce's nickname for Aunt Josephine
cf VI.A "scribbledehobble"
Fleet Street, Dublin
VI.B10.43: 'fleet of motorcars'
Irish Times 18Nov22: (of Lord Northcliffe) 'he owned a wonderful fleet of motor cars'
VI.B16.49: 'Turn & Taxis'
Gallois: La Poste et les Moyens de Communication 91: (French 'the transition of the German postal organisation under the control of the princes of the famous family of Thurn und Taxis')
turn in (your) taxes
megaphoggs, circuses and wardsmoats
Phileas Fogg: the main character in Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days
circus = open round street intersection
ward = division of city
moats = barrier-ditches?
and basilikerks and aeropagods
Greek basilikos: royal
Dutch kerk: church
Aeropagus: the Supreme Court on the hill of Ares at Athens
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