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Title: Finnegans Wake

Date of first publication: 1939

Author: James Joyce

Date first posted: Jan. 15, 2018

Date last updated: Jan. 15, 2018

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riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend
of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to
Howth Castle and Environs.

Sir Tristram, violer d'amores, fr'over the short sea, had passencore
rearrived from North Armorica on this side the scraggy
isthmus of Europe Minor to wielderfight his penisolate war: nor
had topsawyer's rocks by the stream Oconee exaggerated themselse
to Laurens County's gorgios while they went doublin their mumper
all the time: nor avoice from afire bellowsed mishe mishe to
tauftauf thuartpeatrick: not yet, though venissoon after, had a
kidscad buttended a bland old isaac: not yet, though all's fair in
vanessy, were sosie sesthers wroth with twone nathandjoe. Rot a
peck of pa's malt had Jhem or Shen brewed by arclight and rory
end to the regginbrow was to be seen ringsome on the aquaface.

The fall (bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonner-
nuk!) of a once wallstrait oldparr is retaled early in bed and later
on life down through all christian minstrelsy. The great fall of the
offwall entailed at such short notice the pftjschute of Finnegan,
erse solid man, that the humptyhillhead of humself prumptly sends
an unquiring one well to the west in quest of his tumptytumtoes:
and their upturnpikepointandplace is at the knock out in the park
where oranges have been laid to rust upon the green since devlinsfirst
loved livvy.

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What clashes here of wills gen wonts, oystrygods gaggin fishygods!
Brékkek Kékkek Kékkek Kékkek! Kóax Kóax Kóax! Ualu
Ualu Ualu! Quaouauh! Where the Baddelaries partisans are still
out to mathmaster Malachus Micgranes and the Verdons catapelting
the camibalistics out of the Whoyteboyce of Hoodie
Head. Assiegates and boomeringstroms. Sod's brood, be me fear!
Sanglorians, save! Arms apeal with larms, appalling. Killykillkilly:
a toll, a toll. What chance cuddleys, what cashels aired
and ventilated! What bidimetoloves sinduced by what tegotetabsolvers!
What true feeling for their's hayair with what strawng
voice of false jiccup! O here here how hoth sprowled met the
duskt the father of fornicationists but, (O my shining stars and
body!) how hath fanespanned most high heaven the skysign of
soft advertisement! But was iz? Iseut? Ere were sewers? The oaks
of ald now they lie in peat yet elms leap where askes lay. Phall if
you but will, rise you must: and none so soon either shall the
pharce for the nunce come to a setdown secular phoenish.

Bygmester Finnegan, of the Stuttering Hand, freemen's maurer,
lived in the broadest way immarginable in his rushlit toofarback
for messuages before joshuan judges had given us numbers
or Helviticus committed deuteronomy (one yeastyday he sternely
struxk his tete in a tub for to watsch the future of his fates but ere
he swiftly stook it out again, by the might of moses, the very water
was eviparated and all the guenneses had met their exodus so
that ought to show you what a pentschanjeuchy chap he was!)
and during mighty odd years this man of hod, cement and edifices
in Toper's Thorp piled buildung supra buildung pon the
banks for the livers by the Soangso. He addle liddle phifie Annie
ugged the little craythur. Wither hayre in honds tuck up your part
inher. Oftwhile balbulous, mithre ahead, with goodly trowel in
grasp and ivoroiled overalls which he habitacularly fondseed, like
Haroun Childeric Eggeberth he would caligulate by multiplicables
the alltitude and malltitude until he seesaw by neatlight of the
liquor wheretwin 'twas born, his roundhead staple of other days
to rise in undress maisonry upstanded (joygrantit!), a waalworth
of a skyerscape of most eyeful hoyth entowerly, erigenating from

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next to nothing and celescalating the himals and all, hierarchitec-
titiptitoploftical, with a burning bush abob off its baubletop and
with larrons o'toolers clittering up and tombles a'buckets clottering

Of the first was he to bare arms and a name: Wassaily Booslaeugh
of Riesengeborg. His crest of huroldry, in vert with
ancillars, troublant, argent, a hegoak, poursuivant, horrid, horned.
His scutschum fessed, with archers strung, helio, of the second.
Hootch is for husbandman handling his hoe. Hohohoho, Mister
Finn, you're going to be Mister Finnagain! Comeday morm and,
O, you're vine! Sendday's eve and, ah, you're vinegar! Hahahaha,
Mister Funn, you're going to be fined again!

What then agentlike brought about that tragoady thundersday
this municipal sin business? Our cubehouse still rocks as earwitness
to the thunder of his arafatas but we hear also through successive
ages that shebby choruysh of unkalified muzzlenimiissilehims that
would blackguardise the whitestone ever hurtleturtled out of
heaven. Stay us wherefore in our search for tighteousness, O Sustainer,
what time we rise and when we take up to toothmick and
before we lump down upown our leatherbed and in the night and
at the fading of the stars! For a nod to the nabir is better than wink
to the wabsanti. Otherways wesways like that provost scoffing
bedoueen the jebel and the jpysian sea. Cropherb the crunchbracken
shall decide. Then we'll know if the feast is a flyday. She
has a gift of seek on site and she allcasually ansars helpers, the
dreamydeary. Heed! Heed! It may half been a missfired brick, as
some say, or it mought have been due to a collupsus of his back
promises, as others looked at it. (There extand by now one thousand
and one stories, all told, of the same). But so sore did abe
ite ivvy's holired abbles, (what with the wallhall's horrors of rolls-
rights, carhacks, stonengens, kisstvanes, tramtrees, fargobawlers,
autokinotons, hippohobbilies, streetfleets, tournintaxes, megaphoggs,
circuses and wardsmoats and basilikerks and aeropagods
and the hoyse and the jollybrool and the peeler in the coat and
the mecklenburk bitch bite at his ear and the merlinburrow burrocks
and his fore old porecourts, the bore the more, and his

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blightblack workingstacks at twelvepins a dozen and the noobibusses
sleighding along Safetyfirst Street and the derryjellybies
snooping around Tell-No-Tailors' Corner and the fumes and the
hopes and the strupithump of his ville's indigenous romekeepers,
homesweepers, domecreepers, thurum and thurum in fancymud
murumd and all the uproor from all the aufroofs, a roof for may
and a reef for hugh butt under his bridge suits tony) wan warning
Phill filt tippling full. His howd feeled heavy, his hoddit did
shake. (There was a wall of course in erection) Dimb! He stottered
from the latter. Damb! he was dud. Dumb! Mastabatoom,
mastabadtomm, when a mon merries his lute is all long. For
whole the world to see.

Shize? I should shee! Macool, Macool, orra whyi deed ye diie?
of a trying thirstay mournin? Sobs they sighdid at Fillagain's
chrissormiss wake, all the hoolivans of the nation, prostrated in
their consternation and their duodisimally profusive plethora of
ululation. There was plumbs and grumes and cheriffs and citherers
and raiders and cinemen too. And the all gianed in with the shoutmost
shoviality. Agog and magog and the round of them agrog.
To the continuation of that celebration until Hanandhunigan's
extermination! Some in kinkin corass, more, kankan keening.
Belling him up and filling him down. He's stiff but he's steady is
Priam Olim! 'Twas he was the dacent gaylabouring youth. Sharpen
his pillowscone, tap up his bier! E'erawhere in this whorl would ye
hear sich a din again? With their deepbrow fundigs and the dusty
fidelios. They laid him brawdawn alanglast bed. With a bockalips
of finisky fore his feet. And a barrowload of guenesis hoer his head.
Tee the tootal of the fluid hang the twoddle of the fuddled, O!

Hurrah, there is but young gleve for the owl globe wheels in
view which is tautaulogically the same thing. Well, Him a being
so on the flounder of his bulk like an overgrown babeling, let wee
peep, see, at Hom, well, see peegee ought he ought, platterplate.
E on back Hum! From Shopalist to Bailywick or from ashtun to baronoath
or from Buythebanks to Roundthehead or from the foot of the
bill to ireglint's eye he calmly extensolies. And all the way (a
horn!) from fjord to fjell his baywinds' oboboes shall wail him

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rockbound (hoahoahoah!) in swimswamswum and all the livvylong
night, the delldale dalppling night, the night of bluerybells,
her flittaflute in tricky trochees (O carina! O carina!) wake him.
With her issavan essavans and her patterjackmartins about all
them inns and ouses. Tilling a teel of a tum, telling a toll of a teary
turty Taubling. Grace before Glutton. For what we are, gifs
à gross if we are, about to believe. So pool the begg and pass the
kish for crawsake. Omen. So sigh us. Grampupus is fallen down
but grinny sprids the boord. Whase on the joint of a desh? Finfoefom
the Fush. Whase be his baken head? A loaf of Singpantry's
Kennedy bread. And whase hitched to the hop in his tayle?
A glass of Danu U'Dunnell's foamous olde Dobbelin ayle. But,
lo, as you would quaffoff his fraudstuff and sink teeth through
that pyth of a flowerwhite bodey behold of him as behemoth for
he is noewhemoe. Finiche! Only a fadograph of a yestern scene.
Almost rubicund Salmosalar, ancient fromout the ages of the Ag-
apemonides, he is smolten in our mist, woebecanned and packt
away. So that meal's dead off for summan, schlook, schlice and

Yet may we not see still the brontoichthyan form outlined aslumbered,
even in our own nighttime by the sedge of the troutling
stream that Bronto loved and Brunto has a lean on. Hic cubat
edilis. Apud libertinam parvulam.
Whatif she be in flags or flitters,
reekierags or sundyechosies, with a mint of mines or beggar a
pinnyweight. Arrah, sure, we all love little Anny Ruiny, or, we
mean to say, lovelittle Anna Rayiny, when unda her brella, mid
piddle med puddle, she ninnygoes nannygoes nancing by. Yoh!
Brontolone slaaps, yoh snoores. Upon Benn Heather, in Seeple
Isout too. The cranic head on him, caster of his reasons, peer yuthner
in yondmist. Whooth? His clay feet, swarded in verdigrass,
stick up starck where he last fellonem, by the mund of the magazine
wall, where our maggy seen all, with her sisterin shawl.
While over against this belles' alliance beyind Ill Sixty, ollollowed
ill! bagsides of the fort, bom, tarabom, tarabom, lurk the
ombushes, the site of the lyffing-in-wait of the upjock and hockums.
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enjoyable of our mounding's mass, now Wallinstone national
museum, with, in some greenish distance, the charmful waterloose
country and the two quitewhite villagettes who hear show
of themselves so gigglesomes minxt the follyages, the prettilees!
Penetrators are permitted into the museomound free. Welsh and
the Paddy Patkinses, one shelenk! Redismembers invalids of old
guard find poussepousse pousseypram to sate the sort of their butt.
For her passkey supply to the janitrix, the mistress Kathe. Tip.

This the way to the museyroom. Mind your hats goan in!
Now yiz are in the Willingdone Museyroom. This is a Prooshious
gunn. This is a ffrinch. Tip. This is the flag of the Prooshious,
the Cap and Soracer. This is the bullet that byng the flag of
the Prooshious. This is the ffrinch that fire on the Bull that bang
the flag of the Prooshious. Saloos the Crossgunn! Up with your
pike and fork! Tip. (Bullsfoot! Fine!) This is the triplewon hat of
Lipoleum. Tip. Lipoleumhat. This is the Willingdone on his
same white harse, the Cokenhape. This is the big Sraughter Willingdone,
grand and magentic in his goldtin spurs and his ironed
dux and his quarterbrass woodyshoes and his magnate's gharters
and his bangkok's best and goliar's goloshes and his pulluponeasyan
wartrews. This is his big wide harse. Tip. This is the three
lipoleum boyne grouching down in the living detch. This is an
inimyskilling inglis, this is a scotcher grey, this is a davy, stooping.
This is the bog lipoleum mordering the lipoleum beg. A
Gallawghurs argaumunt. This is the petty lipoleum boy that
was nayther bag nor bug. Assaye, assaye! Touchole Fitz Tuomush.
Dirty MacDyke. And Hairy O'Hurry. All of them
arminus-varminus. This is Delian alps. This is Mont Tivel,
this is Mont Tipsey, this is the Grand Mons Injun. This is the
crimealine of the alps hooping to sheltershock the three lipoleums.
This is the jinnies with their legahorns feinting to read in their
handmade's book of stralegy while making their war undisides
the Willingdone. The jinnies is a cooin her hand and the jinnies is
a ravin her hair and the Willingdone git the band up. This is big
Willingdone mormorial tallowscoop Wounderworker obscides
on the flanks of the jinnies. Sexcaliber hrosspower. Tip. This

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is me Belchum sneaking his phillippy out of his most Awful
Grimmest Sunshat Cromwelly. Looted. This is the jinnies' hastings
dispatch for to irrigate the Willingdone. Dispatch in thin
red lines cross the shortfront of me Belchum. Yaw, yaw, yaw!
Leaper Orthor. Fear siecken! Fieldgaze thy tiny frow. Hugacting.
Nap. That was the tictacs of the jinnies for to fontannoy the
Willingdone. Shee, shee, shee! The jinnies is jillous agincourting
all the lipoleums. And the lipoleums is gonn boycottoncrezy onto
the one Willingdone. And the Willingdone git the band up. This
is bode Belchum, bonnet to busby, breaking his secred word with a
ball up his ear to the Willingdone. This is the Willingdone's hurold
dispitchback. Dispitch desployed on the regions rare of me
Belchum. Salamangra! Ayi, ayi, ayi! Cherry jinnies. Figtreeyou!
Damn fairy ann, Voutre. Willingdone. That was the first joke of
Willingdone, tic for tac. Hee, hee, hee! This is me Belchum in
his twelvemile cowchooks, weet, tweet and stampforth foremost,
footing the camp for the jinnies. Drink a sip, drankasup, for he's
as sooner buy a guinness than he'd stale store stout. This is Rooshious
balls. This is a ttrinch. This is mistletropes. This is Canon
Futter with the popynose. After his hundred days' indulgence.
This is the blessed. Tarra's widdars! This is jinnies in the bonny
bawn blooches. This is lipoleums in the rowdy howses. This is the
Willingdone, by the splinters of Cork, order fire. Tonnerre!
(Bullsear! Play!) This is camelry, this is floodens, this is the
solphereens in action, this is their mobbily, this is panickburns.
Almeidagad! Arthiz too loose! This is Willingdone cry. Brum!
Brum! Cumbrum! This is jinnies cry. Underwetter! Goat
strip Finnlambs! This is jinnies rinning away to their ousterlists
dowan a bunkersheels. With a nip nippy nip and a trip trippy
trip so airy. For their heart's right there. Tip. This is me Belchum's
tinkyou tankyou silvoor plate for citchin the crapes in
the cool of his canister. Poor the pay! This is the bissmark of the
marathon merry of the jinnies they left behind them. This is the
Willingdone branlish his same marmorial tallowscoop Sophy-Key-Po
for his royal diversion on the rinnaway jinnies. Gambariste
della porca! Dalaveras fimmieras! This is the pettiest

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of the lipoleums, Toffeethief, that spy on the Willingdone from
his big white harse, the Capeinhope. Stonewall Willingdone
is an old maxy montrumeny. Lipoleums is nice hung bushellors.
This is hiena hinnessy laughing alout at the Willingdone.
This is lipsyg dooley krieging the funk from the hinnessy.
This is the hinndoo Shimar Shin between the dooley boy and the
hinnessy. Tip. This is the wixy old Willingdone picket up the
half of the threefoiled hat of lipoleums fromoud of the bluddle
filth. This is the hinndoo waxing ranjymad for a bombshoob.
This is the Willingdone hanking the half of the hat of lipoleums
up the tail on the buckside of his big white harse. Tip. That was
the last joke of Willingdone. Hit, hit, hit! This is the same white
harse of the Willingdone, Culpenhelp, waggling his tailoscrupp
with the half of a hat of lipoleums to insoult on the hinndoo seeboy.
Hney, hney, hney! (Bullsrag! Foul!) This is the seeboy,
madrashattaras, upjump and pumpim, cry to the Willingdone:
Ap Pukkaru! Pukka Yurap! This is the Willingdone, bornstable
ghentleman, tinders his maxbotch to the cursigan Shimar Shin.
Basucker youstead! This is the dooforhim seeboy blow the whole
of the half of the hat of lipoleums off of the top of the tail on the
back of his big wide harse. Tip (Bullseye! Game!) How Copenhagen
ended. This way the museyroom. Mind your boots goan


What a warm time we were in there but how keling is here the
airabouts! We nowhere she lives but you mussna tell annaone for
the lamp of Jig-a-Lanthern! It's a candlelittle houthse of a month
and one windies. Downadown, High Downadown. And nummered
quaintlymine. And such reasonable weather too! The wagrant
wind's awalt'zaround the piltdowns and on every blasted
knollyrock (if you can spot fifty I spy four more) there's that
gnarlybird ygathering, a runalittle, doalittle, preealittle, pouralittle,
wipealittle, kicksalittle, severalittle, eatalittle, whinealittle, kena-
little, helfalittle, pelfalittle gnarlybird. A verytableland of bleakbard-
fields! Under his seven wrothschields lies one, Lumproar. His glav toside
him. Skud ontorsed. Our pigeons pair are flewn for northcliffs.

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The three of crows have flapped it southenly, kraaking of de
baccle to the kvarters of that sky whence triboos answer; Wail,
'tis well! She niver comes out when Thon's on shower or when
Thon's flash with his Nixy girls or when Thon's blowing toomcracks
down the gaels of Thon. No nubo no! Neblas on you liv!
Her would be too moochy afreet. Of Burymeleg and Bindmerollingeyes
and all the deed in the woe. Fe fo fom! She jist does
hopes till byes will be byes. Here, and it goes on to appear now,
she comes, a peacefugle, a parody's bird, a peri potmother,
a pringlpik in the ilandiskippy, with peewee and powwows in
beggybaggy on her bickybacky and a flick flask fleckflinging
its pixylighting pacts' huemeramybows, picking here, pecking
there, pussypussy plunderpussy. But it's the armitides toonigh,
militopucos, and toomourn we wish for a muddy kissmans to the
minutia workers and there's to be a gorgeups truce for happinest
childher everwere. Come nebo me and suso sing the day we
sallybright. She's burrowed the coacher's headlight the better to
pry (who goes cute goes siocur and shoos aroun) and all spoiled
goods go into her nabsack: curtrages and rattlin buttins, nappy
spattees and flasks of all nations, clavicures and scampulars, maps,
keys and woodpiles of haypennies and moonled brooches with
bloodstaned breeks in em, boaston nightgarters and masses of
shoesets and nickelly nacks and foder allmicheal and a lugly parson
of cates and howitzer muchears and midgers and maggets, ills and
ells with loffs of toffs and pleures of bells and the last sigh that
come fro the hart (bucklied!) and the fairest sin the sunsaw
(that's cearc!). With Kiss. Kiss Criss. Cross Criss. Kiss Cross.
Undo lives 'end. Slain.

How bootifull and how truetowife of her, when strengly forebidden,
to steal our historic presents from the past postpropheticals
so as to will make us all lordy heirs and ladymaidesses of a
pretty nice kettle of fruit. She is livving in our midst of debt and
laffing through all plores for us (her birth is uncontrollable), with
a naperon for her mask and her sabboes kickin arias (so sair! so
solly!) if yous ask me and I saack you. Hou! Hou! Gricks may
rise and Troysirs fall (there being two sights for ever a picture)

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for in the byways of high improvidence that's what makes lifework
leaving and the world's a cell for citters to cit in. Let young
wimman run away with the story and let young min talk smooth
behind the butteler's back. She knows her knight's duty while
Luntum sleeps. Did ye save any tin? says he. Did I what? with
a grin says she. And we all like a marriedann because she is mercenary.
Though the length of the land lies under liquidation
(floote!) and there's nare a hairbrow nor an eyebush on this glaubrous
phace of Herrschuft Whatarwelter she'll loan a vesta and
hire some peat and sarch the shores her cockles to heat and she'll
do all a turfwoman can to piff the business on. Paff. To puff the
blaziness on. Poffpoff. And even if Humpty shell fall frumpty
times as awkward again in the beardsboosoloom of all our grand
remonstrancers there'll be iggs for the brekkers come to mournhim,
sunny side up with care. So true is it that therewhere's a
turnover the tay is wet too and when you think you ketch sight
of a hind make sure but you're cocked by a hin.

Then as she is on her behaviourite job of quainance bandy,
fruting for firstlings and taking her tithe, we may take our review
of the two mounds to see nothing of the himples here as at elsewhere,
by sixes and sevens, like so many heegills and collines,
sitton aroont, scentbreeched and somepotreek, in their swishawish
satins and their taffetaffe tights, playing Wharton's Folly,
at a treepurty on the planko in the purk. Stand up, mickos!
Make strake for minnas! By order, Nicholas Proud. We may see
and hear nothing if we choose of the shortlegged bergins off
Corkhill or the bergamoors of Arbourhill or the bergagambols
of Summerhill or the bergincellies of Miseryhill or the countrybossed
bergones of Constitutionhill though every crowd has its
several tones and every trade has its clever mechanics and each
harmonical has a point of its own, Olaf's on the rise and Ivor's
on the lift and Sitric's place's between them. But all they are all
there scraping along to sneeze out a likelihood that will solve
and salve life's robulous rebus, hopping round his middle like
kippers on a griddle, O, as he lays dormont from the macroborg
of Holdhard to the microbirg of Pied de Poudre. Behove this

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sound of Irish sense. Really? Here English might be seen.
Royally? One sovereign punned to petery pence. Regally? The
silence speaks the scene. Fake!

So This Is Dyoublong?

Hush! Caution! Echoland!

How charmingly exquisite! It reminds you of the outwashed
engravure that we used to be blurring on the blotchwall of his
innkempt house. Used they? (I am sure that tiring chabelshoveller
with the mujikal chocolat box, Miry Mitchel, is listening) I
say, the remains of the outworn gravemure where used to be
blurried the Ptollmens of the Incabus. Used we? (He is only pretendant
to be stugging at the jubalee harp from a second existed
lishener, Fiery Farrelly.) It is well known. Lokk for himself and
see the old butte new. Dbln. W. K. O. O. Hear? By the mausolime
wall. Fimfim fimfim. With a grand funferall. Fumfum fumfum.
'Tis optophone which ontophanes. List! Wheatstone's
magic lyer. They will be tuggling foriver. They will be lichening
for allof. They will be pretumbling forover. The harpsdischord
shall be theirs for ollaves.

Four things therefore, saith our herodotary Mammon Lujius
in his grand old historiorum, wrote near Boriorum, bluest book
in baile's annals, f.t. in Dyfflinarsky ne'er sall fail til heathersmoke
and cloudweed Eire's ile sall pall. And here now they are, the fear
of um. T. Totities! Unum. (Adar.) A bulbenboss surmounted upon
an alderman. Ay, ay! Duum. (Nizam.) A shoe on a puir old
wobban. Ah, ho! Triom. (Tamuz.) An auburn mayde, o'brine
a'bride, to be desarted. Adear, adear! Quodlibus. (Marchessvan.) A
penn no weightier nor a polepost. And so. And all. (Succoth.)

So, how idlers' wind turning pages on pages, as innocens with
anaclete play popeye antipop, the leaves of the living in the boke
of the deeds, annals of themselves timing the cycles of events
grand and national, bring fassilwise to pass how.

1132 a.d. Men like to ants or emmets wondern upon a groot
hwide Whallfisk which lay in a Runnel. Blubby wares upat Ublanium.

566 a.d. On Baalfire's night of this year after deluge a crone that

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hadde a wickered Kish for to hale dead turves from the bog lookit
under the blay of her Kish as she ran for to sothisfeige her cowrieosity
and be me sawl but she found hersell sackvulle of swart
goody quickenshoon and small illigant brogues, so rich in sweat.
Blurry works at Hurdlesford.


566 a.d. At this time it fell out that a brazenlockt damsel grieved
(sobralasolas!) because that Puppette her minion was ravisht of her
by the ogre Puropeus Pious. Bloody wars in Ballyaughacleeaghbally.

1132 a.d. Two sons at an hour were born until a goodman
and his hag. These sons called themselves Caddy and Primas.
Primas was a santryman and drilled all decent people. Caddy
went to Winehouse and wrote o peace a farce. Blotty words for

Somewhere, parently, in the ginnandgo gap between antediluvious
and annadominant the copyist must have fled with his
scroll. The billy flood rose or an elk charged him or the sultrup
worldwright from the excelsissimost empyrean (bolt, in sum)
earthspake or the Dannamen gallous banged pan the bliddy duran.
A scribicide then and there is led off under old's code with
some fine covered by six marks or ninepins in metalmen for the
sake of his labour's dross while it will be only now and again in
our rear of o'er era, as an upshoot of military and civil engagements,
that a gynecure was let on to the scuffold for taking that
same fine sum covertly by meddlement with the drawers of his
neighbour's safe.

Now after all that farfatch'd and peragrine or dingnant or clere
lift we our ears, eyes of the darkness, from the tome of Liber Lividus
and, (toh!), how paisibly eirenical, all dimmering dunes
and gloamering glades, selfstretches afore us our fredeland's plain!
Lean neath stone pine the pastor lies with his crook; young pricket
by pricket's sister nibbleth on returned viridities; amaid her
rocking grasses the herb trinity shams lowliness; skyup is of evergrey.
Thus, too, for donkey's years. Since the bouts of Hebear
and Hairyman the cornflowers have been staying at Ballymun,

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the duskrose has choosed out Goatstown's hedges, twolips have
pressed togatherthem by sweet Rush, townland of twinedlights,
the whitethorn and the redthorn have fairygeyed the mayvalleys
of Knockmaroon, and, though for rings round them, during a
chiliad of perihelygangs, the Formoreans have brittled the tooath
of the Danes and the Oxman has been pestered by the Firebugs
and the Joynts have thrown up jerrybuilding to the Kevanses
and Little on the Green is childsfather to the City (Year!
Year! And laughtears!), these paxsealing buttonholes have quadrilled
across the centuries and whiff now whafft to us, fresh and
made-of-all-smiles as, on the eve of Killallwho.

The babbelers with their thangas vain have been (confusium
hold them!) they were and went; thigging thugs were and houhnhymn
songtoms were and comely norgels were and pollyfool
fiansees. Menn have thawed, clerks have surssurhummed, the
blond has sought of the brune: Elsekiss thou may, mean Kerry
piggy?: and the duncledames have countered with the hellish fellows:
Who ails tongue coddeau, aspace of dumbillsilly? And they
fell upong one another: and themselves they have fallen. And
still nowanights and by nights of yore do all bold floras of the
field to their shyfaun lovers say only: Cull me ere I wilt to thee!:
and, but a little later: Pluck me whilst I blush! Well may they
wilt, marry, and profusedly blush, be troth! For that saying is as
old as the howitts. Lave a whale a while in a whillbarrow (isn't
it the truath I'm tallin ye?) to have fins and flippers that shimmy
and shake. Tim Timmycan timped hir, tampting Tam. Fleppety!
Flippety! Fleapow!


In the name of Anem this carl on the kopje in pelted thongs a
parth a lone who the joebiggar be he? Forshapen his pigmaid
hoagshead, shroonk his plodsfoot. He hath locktoes, this shortshins,
and, Obeold that's pectoral, his mammamuscles most
mousterious. It is slaking nuncheon out of some thing's brain
pan. Me seemeth a dragon man. He is almonthst on the kiep
fief by here, is Comestipple Sacksoun, be it junipery or febrewery,
marracks or alebrill or the ramping riots of pouriose and

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froriose. What a quhare soort of a mahan. It is evident the michindaddy.
Lets we overstep his fire defences and these kraals of
slitsucked marrogbones. (Cave!) He can prapsposterus the pillory
way to Hirculos pillar. Come on, fool porterfull, hosiered
women blown monk sewer? Scuse us, chorley guy! You tollerday
donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease?
Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.
Let us swop hats and excheck a few strong verbs weak oach eather
yapyazzard abast the blooty creeks.

Jute.— Yutah!
Mutt.— Mukk's pleasurad.
Jute.— Are you jeff?
Mutt.— Somehards.
Jute.— But you are not jeffmute?
Mutt.— Noho. Only an utterer.
Jute.— Whoa? Whoat is the mutter with you?
Mutt.— I became a stun a stummer.
Jute.— What a hauhauhauhaudibble thing, to be cause! How,
Mutt.— Aput the buttle, surd.
Jute.— Whose poddle? Wherein?
Mutt.— The Inns of Dungtarf where Used awe to be he.
Jute.— You that side your voise are almost inedible to me.
Become a bitskin more wiseable, as if I were
Mutt.— Has? Has at? Hasatency? Urp, Boohooru! Booru
Usurp! I trumple from rath in mine mines when I
Jute.— One eyegonblack. Bisons is bisons. Let me fore all
your hasitancy cross your qualm with trink gilt. Here
have sylvan coyne, a piece of oak. Ghinees hies good
for you.

Louee, louee! How wooden I not know it, the intellible
greytcloak of Cedric Silkyshag! Cead mealy
faulty rices for one dabblin bar. Old grilsy growlsy!
He was poached on in that eggtentical spot. Here

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where the liveries, Monomark. There where the missers
moony, Minnikin passe.

Jute.— Simply because as Taciturn pretells, our wrongstoryshortener,
he dumptied the wholeborrow of rubbages
on to soil here.
Mutt.— Just how a puddinstone inat the brookcells by a
Jute.— Load Allmarshy! Wid wad for a norse like?
Mutt.— Somular with a bull on a clompturf. Rooks roarum
rex roome! I could snore to him of the spumy horn,
with his woolseley side in, by the neck I am sutton
on, did Brian d' of Linn.
Jute.— Boildoyle and rawhoney on me when I can beuraly
forsstand a weird from sturk to finnic in such a patwhat
as your rutterdamrotter. Onheard of and umscene!
Gut aftermeal! See you doomed.
Mutt.— Quite agreem. Bussave a sec. Walk a dun blink
roundward this albutisle and you skull see how olde
ye plaine of my Elters, hunfree and ours, where wone
to wail whimbrel to peewee o'er the saltings, where
wilby citie by law of isthmon, where by a droit of
signory, icefloe was from his Inn the Byggning to
whose Finishthere Punct. Let erehim ruhmuhrmuhr.
Mearmerge two races, swete and brack. Morthering
rue. Hither, craching eastuards, they are in surgence:
hence, cool at ebb, they requiesce. Countlessness of
livestories have netherfallen by this plage, flick as
flowflakes, litters from aloft, like a waast wizzard all of
whirlworlds. Now are all tombed to the mound, isges
to isges, erde from erde. Pride, O pride, thy prize!
Jute.— 'Stench!
Mutt.— Fiatfuit! Hereinunder lyethey. Llarge by the smal an'
everynight life olso th'estrange, babylone the great-
grandhotelled with tit tit tittlehouse, alp on earwig,
drukn on ild, likeas equal to anequal in this sound
seemetery which iz leebez luv.
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Jute.— 'Zmorde!
Mutt.— Meldundleize! By the fearse wave behoughted. Despond's
sung. And thanacestross mound have swollup
them all. This ourth of years is not save brickdust
and being humus the same returns. He who runes
may rede it on all fours. O'c'stle, n'wc'stle, tr'c'stle,
crumbling! Sell me sooth the fare for Humblin! Humblady
Fair. But speak it allsosiftly, moulder! Be in
your whisht!
Jute.— Whysht?
Mutt.— The gyant Forficules with Amni the fay.
Jute.— Howe?
Mutt.— Here is viceking's graab.
Jute.— Hwaad!
Mutt.— Ore you astoneaged, jute you?
Jute.— Oye am thonthorstrok, thing mud.

(Stoop) if you are abcedminded, to this claybook, what curios
of signs (please stoop), in this allaphbed! Can you rede (since
We and Thou had it out already) its world? It is the same told
of all. Many. Miscegenations on miscegenations. Tieckle. They
lived und laughed ant loved end left. Forsin. Thy thingdome is
given to the Meades and Porsons. The meandertale, aloss and
again, of our old Heidenburgh in the days when Head-in-Clouds
walked the earth. In the ignorance that implies impression that
knits knowledge that finds the nameform that whets the wits that
convey contacts that sweeten sensation that drives desire that
adheres to attachment that dogs death that bitches birth that entails
the ensuance of existentiality. But with a rush out of his
navel reaching the reredos of Ramasbatham. A terricolous vivelyonview
this; queer and it continues to be quaky. A hatch, a celt,
an earshare the pourquose of which was to cassay the earthcrust at
all of hours, furrowards, bagawards, like yoxen at the turnpaht.
Here say figurines billycoose arming and mounting. Mounting and
arming bellicose figurines see here. Futhorc, this liffle effingee is for
a firefing called a flintforfall. Face at the eased! O I fay! Face at the
waist! Ho, you fie! Upwap and dump em, F on faceace to F on backace! When a

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part so ptee does duty for the holos we soon grow to use of an
allforabit. Here (please to stoop) are selveran cued peteet peas of
quite a pecuniar interest inaslittle as they are the pellets that make
the tomtummy's pay roll. Right rank ragnar rocks and with these
rox orangotangos rangled rough and rightgorong. Wisha, wisha,
whydidtha? Thik is for thorn that's thuck in its thoil like thumfool's
thraitor thrust for vengeance. What a mnice old mness it
all mnakes! A middenhide hoard of objects! Olives, beets, kimmells,
dollies, alfrids, beatties, cormacks and daltons. Owlets' eegs
(O stoop to please!) are here, creakish from age and all now
quite epsilene, and oldwolldy wobblewers, haudworth a wipe o
grass. Sss! See the snake wurrums everyside! Our durlbin is
sworming in sneaks. They came to our island from triangular
Toucheaterre beyond the wet prairie rared up in the midst of the
cargon of prohibitive pomefructs but along landed Paddy Wippingham
and the his garbagecans cotched the creeps of them
pricker than our whosethere outofman could quick up her whatsthats.
Somedivide and sumthelot but the tally turns round the
same balifuson. Racketeers and bottloggers.

Axe on thwacks on thracks, axenwise. One by one place one
be three dittoh and one before. Two nursus one make a plausible
free and idim behind. Starting off with a big boaboa and threelegged
calvers and ivargraine jadesses with a message in their
mouths. And a hundreadfilled unleavenweight of liberorumqueue
to con an we can till allhorrors eve. What a meanderthalltale to
unfurl and with what an end in view of squattor and anntisquattor
and postproneauntisquattor! To say too us to be every tim, nick
and larry of us, sons of the sod, sons, littlesons, yea and lealittlesons,
when usses not to be, every sue, siss and sally of us, dugters
of Nan! Accusative ahnsire! Damadam to infinities!

True there was in nillohs dieybos as yet no lumpend papeer
in the waste and mightmountain Penn still groaned for the micies
to let flee. All was of ancientry. You gave me a boot (signs on
it!) and I ate the wind. I quizzed you a quid (with for what?) and
you went to the quod. But the world, mind, is, was and will be
writing its own wrunes for ever, man, on all matters that fall

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under the ban of our infrarational senses fore the last milchcamel,
the heartvein throbbing between his eyebrowns, has still to
moor before the tomb of his cousin charmian where his date is
tethered by the palm that's hers. But the horn, the drinking, the
day of dread are not now. A bone, a pebble, a ramskin; chip them,
chap them, cut them up allways; leave them to terracook in the
muttheringpot: and Gutenmorg with his cromagnom charter,
tintingfast and great primer must once for omniboss step rubrickredd
out of the wordpress else is there no virtue more in alcohoran.
For that (the rapt one warns) is what papyr is meed
of, made of, hides and hints and misses in prints. Till ye finally
(though not yet endlike) meet with the acquaintance of Mister
Typus, Mistress Tope and all the little typtopies. Fillstup. So you
need hardly spell me how every word will be bound over to carry
three score and ten toptypsical readings throughout the book of
Doublends Jined (may his forehead be darkened with mud who
would sunder!) till Daleth, mahomahouma, who oped it closeth
thereof the. Dor.

Cry not yet! There's many a smile to Nondum, with sytty
maids per man, sir, and the park's so dark by kindlelight. But
look what you have in your handself! The movibles are scrawling
in motions, marching, all of them ago, in pitpat and zingzang
for every busy eerie whig's a bit of a torytale to tell. One's upon
a thyme and two's behind their lettice leap and three's among the
strubbely beds. And the chicks picked their teeths and the dombkey
he begay began. You can ask your ass if he believes it. And
so cuddy me only wallops have heels. That one of a wife with
folty barnets. For then was the age when hoops ran high. Of a
noarch and a chopwife; of a pomme full grave and a fammy of
levity; or of golden youths that wanted gelding; or of what the
mischievmiss made a man do. Malmarriedad he was reversogassed
by the frisque of her frasques and her prytty pyrrhique.
Maye faye, she's la gaye this snaky woman! From that trippiery
toe expectungpelick! Veil, volantine, valentine eyes. She's the
very besch Winnie blows Nay on good. Flou inn, flow ann.
Hohore! So it's sure it was her not we! But lay it easy, gentle

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mien, we are in rearing of a norewhig. So weenybeenyveenyteeny.
Comsy see! Het wis if ee newt. Lissom! lissom!
I am doing it. Hark, the corne entreats! And the larpnotes

It was of a night, late, lang time agone, in an auldstane eld,
when Adam was delvin and his madameen spinning watersilts,
when mulk mountynotty man was everybully and the first leal
ribberrobber that ever had her ainway everybuddy to his lovesaking
eyes and everybilly lived alove with everybiddy else, and
Jarl van Hoother had his burnt head high up in his lamphouse,
laying cold hands on himself. And his two little jiminies, cousins
of ourn, Tristopher and Hilary, were kickaheeling their dummy
on the oil cloth flure of his homerigh, castle and earthenhouse.
And, be dermot, who come to the keep of his inn only the niece-
of-his-in-law, the prankquean. And the prankquean pulled a rosy
one and made her wit foreninst the dour. And she lit up and fireland
was ablaze. And spoke she to the dour in her petty perusienne:
Mark the Wans, why do I am alook alike a poss of porterpease?
And that was how the skirtmisshes began. But the dour
handworded her grace in dootch nossow: Shut! So her grace
o'malice kidsnapped up the jiminy Tristopher and into the shandy
westerness she rain, rain, rain. And Jarl van Hoother warlessed
after her with soft dovesgall: Stop deef stop come back to
my earin stop. But she swaradid to him: Unlikelihud. And there
was a brannewail that same sabboath night of falling angles somewhere
in Erio. And the prankquean went for her forty years'
walk in Tourlemonde and she washed the blessings of the lovespots
off the jiminy with soap sulliver suddles and she had her
four owlers masters for to tauch him his tickles and she convorted
him to the onesure allgood and he became a luderman. So then
she started to rain and to rain and, be redtom, she was back again
at Jarl van Hoother's in a brace of samers and the jiminy with
her in her pinafrond, lace at night, at another time. And where
did she come but to the bar of his bristolry. And Jarl von Hoother
had his baretholobruised heels drowned in his cellarmalt,
shaking warm hands with himself and the jimminy Hilary and

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the dummy in their first infancy were below on the tearsheet,
wringing and coughing, like brodar and histher. And the prankquean
nipped a paly one and lit up again and redcocks flew flackering
from the hillcombs. And she made her witter before the
wicked, saying: Mark the Twy, why do I am alook alike two poss
of porterpease? And: Shut! says the wicked, handwording her
madesty. So her madesty a forethought set down a jiminy and
took up a jiminy and all the lilipath ways to Woeman's Land she
rain, rain, rain. And Jarl von Hoother bleethered atter her with
a loud finegale: Stop domb stop come back with my earring stop.
But the prankquean swaradid: Am liking it. And there was a wild
old grannewwail that laurency night of starshootings somewhere
in Erio. And the prankquean went for her forty years' walk in
Turnlemeem and she punched the curses of cromcruwell with
the nail of a top into the jiminy and she had her four larksical
monitrix to touch him his tears and she provorted him to the
onecertain allsecure and he became a tristian. So then she started
raining, raining, and in a pair of changers, be dom ter, she was
back again at Jarl von Hoother's and the Larryhill with her under
her abromette. And why would she halt at all if not by the ward
of his mansionhome of another nice lace for the third charm?
And Jarl von Hoother had his hurricane hips up to his pantrybox,
ruminating in his holdfour stomachs (Dare! O dare!), and
the jiminy Toughertrees and the dummy were belove on the
watercloth, kissing and spitting, and roguing and poghuing, like
knavepaltry and naivebride and in their second infancy. And the
prankquean picked a blank and lit out and the valleys lay twinkling.
And she made her wittest in front of the arkway of trihump,
asking: Mark the Tris, why do I am alook alike three poss of porter
pease? But that was how the skirtmishes endupped. For like
the campbells acoming with a fork lance of lightning, Jarl von
Hoother Boanerges himself, the old terror of the dames, came
hip hop handihap out through the pikeopened arkway of his
three shuttoned castles, in his broadginger hat and his civic chollar
and his allabuff hemmed and his bullbraggin soxangloves
and his ladbroke breeks and his cattegut bandolair and his furframed

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panuncular cumbottes like a rudd yellan gruebleen orangeman
in his violet indigonation, to the whole longth of the
strongth of his bowman's bill. And he clopped his rude hand to
his eacy hitch and he ordurd and his thick spch spck for her to
shut up shop, dappy. And the duppy shot the shutter clup (Per-
rumathunaradidillifaititillibumullunukkunun!) And they all drank
free. For one man in his armour was a fat match always for any
girls under shurts. And that was the first peace of illiterative
porthery in all the flamend floody flatuous world. How kirssy the
tiler made a sweet unclose to the Narwhealian captol. Saw fore
shalt thou sea. Betoun ye and be. The prankquean was to hold
her dummyship and the jimminies was to keep the peacewave
and van Hoother was to git the wind up. Thus the hearsomeness
of the burger felicitates the whole of the polis.

O foenix culprit! Ex nickylow malo comes mickelmassed bonum.
Hill, rill, ones in company, billeted, less be proud of. Breast
high and bestride! Only for that these will not breathe upon
Norronesen or Irenean the secrest of their soorcelossness. Quarry
silex, Homfrie Noanswa! Undy gentian festyknees, Livia Noanswa?
Wolkencap is on him, frowned; audiurient, he would
evesdrip, were it mous at hand, were it dinn of bottles in the far
ear. Murk, his vales are darkling. With lipth she lithpeth to him
all to time of thuch on thuch and thow on thow. She he she ho
she ha to la. Hairfluke, if he could bad twig her! Impalpabunt,
he abhears. The soundwaves are his buffeteers; they trompe him
with their trompes; the wave of roary and the wave of hooshed
and the wave of hawhawhawrd and the wave of neverheedthem-
horseluggarsandlistletomine. Landloughed by his neaghboormistress
and perpetrified in his offsprung, sabes and suckers, the
moaning pipers could tell him to his faceback, the louthly one
whose loab we are devorers of, how butt for his hold halibutt, or
her to her pudor puff, the lipalip one whose libe we drink at, how
biff for her tiddywink of a windfall, our breed and washer givers,
there would not be a holey spier on the town nor a vestal flouting
in the dock, nay to make plein avowels, nor a yew nor an eye

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to play cash cash in Novo Nilbud by swamplight nor a' toole o'
tall o' toll and noddy hint to the convaynience.

He dug in and dug out by the skill of his tilth for himself and
all belonging to him and he sweated his crew beneath his auspice
for the living and he urned his dread, that dragon volant, and he
made louse for us and delivered us to boll weevils amain, that
mighty liberator, Unfru-Chikda-Uru-Wukru and begad he did,
our ancestor most worshipful, till he thought of a better one in
his windower's house with that blushmantle upon him from earsend
to earsend. And would again could whispring grassies wake
him and may again when the fiery bird disembers. And will
again if so be sooth by elder to his youngers shall be said. Have
you whines for my wedding, did you bring bride and bedding,
will you whoop for my deading is a? Wake? Usqueadbaugham!

Anam muck an dhoul! Did ye drink me doornail?

Now be aisy, good Mr Finnimore, sir. And take your laysure
like a god on pension and don't be walking abroad. Sure you'd
only lose yourself in Healiopolis now the way your roads in
Kapelavaster are that winding there after the calvary, the North
Umbrian and the Fivs Barrow and Waddlings Raid and the
Bower Moore and wet your feet maybe with the foggy dew's
abroad. Meeting some sick old bankrupt or the Cottericks' donkey
with his shoe hanging, clankatachankata, or a slut snoring with an
impure infant on a bench. 'Twould turn you against life, so
'twould. And the weather's that mean too. To part from Devlin
is hard as Nugent knew, to leave the clean tanglesome one lushier
than its neighbour enfranchisable fields but let your ghost have
no grievance. You're better off, sir, where you are, primesigned
in the full of your dress, bloodeagle waistcoat and all, remembering
your shapes and sizes on the pillow of your babycurls under
your sycamore by the keld water where the Tory's clay will scare
the varmints and have all you want, pouch, gloves, flask, bricket,
kerchief, ring and amberulla, the whole treasure of the pyre, in the
land of souls with Homin and Broin Baroke and pole ole Lonan
and Nobucketnozzler and the Guinnghis Khan. And we'll be
coming here, the ombre players, to rake your gravel and bringing

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you presents, won't we, fenians? And it isn't our spittle we'll stint
you of, is it, druids? Not shabbty little imagettes, pennydirts and
dodgemyeyes you buy in the soottee stores. But offerings of the
field. Mieliodories, that Doctor Faherty, the madison man,
taught to gooden you. Poppypap's a passport out. And honey is
the holiest thing ever was, hive, comb and earwax, the food for
glory, (mind you keep the pot or your nectar cup may yield too
light!) and some goat's milk, sir, like the maid used to bring you.
Your fame is spreading like Basilico's ointment since the Fintan
Lalors piped you overborder and there's whole households beyond
the Bothnians and they calling names after you. The menhere's
always talking of you sitting around on the pig's cheeks
under the sacred rooftree, over the bowls of memory where every
hollow holds a hallow, with a pledge till the drengs, in the Salmon
House. And admiring to our supershillelagh where the palmsweat
on high is the mark of your manument. All the toethpicks ever
Eirenesians chewed on are chips chepped from that battery
block. If you were bowed and soild and letdown itself from the
oner of the load it was that paddyplanters might pack up plenty and
when you were undone in every point fore the laps of goddesses
you showed our labourlasses how to free was easy. The game old
Gunne, they do be saying, (skull!) that was a planter for you, a
spicer of them all. Begog but he was, the G.O.G! He's duddandgunne
now and we're apter finding the sores of his sedeq
but peace to his great limbs, the buddhoch, with the last league
long rest of him, while the millioncandled eye of Tuskar sweeps
the Moylean Main! There was never a warlord in Great Erinnes
and Brettland, no, nor in all Pike County like you, they say. No,
nor a king nor an ardking, bung king, sung king or hung king.
That you could fell an elmstree twelve urchins couldn't ring
round and hoist high the stone that Liam failed. Who but a Mac-
cullaghmore the reise of our fortunes and the faunayman at the
funeral to compass our cause? If you was hogglebully itself and
most frifty like you was taken waters still what all where was
your like to lay the cable or who was the batter could better
Your Grace? Mick Mac Magnus MacCawley can take you off to

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the pure perfection and Leatherbags Reynolds tries your shuffle
and cut. But as Hopkins and Hopkins puts it, you were the pale
eggynaggy and a kis to tilly up. We calls him the journeyall
Buggaloffs since he went Jerusalemfaring in Arssia Manor. You
had a gamier cock than Pete, Jake or Martin and your archgoose
of geese stubbled for All Angels' Day. So may the priest of seven
worms and scalding tayboil, Papa Vestray, come never anear you
as your hair grows wheater beside the Liffey that's in Heaven!
Hep, hep, hurrah there! Hero! Seven times thereto we salute
you! The whole bag of kits, falconplumes and jackboots incloted,
is where you flung them that time. Your heart is in the system
of the Shewolf and your crested head is in the tropic of Copricapron.
Your feet are in the cloister of Virgo. Your olala is in the
region of sahuls. And that's ashore as you were born. Your shuck
tick's swell. And that there texas is tow linen. The loamsome
roam to Laffayette is ended. Drop in your tracks, babe! Be not
unrested! The headboddylwatcher of the chempel of Isid,
Totumcalmum, saith: I know thee, metherjar, I know thee, salvation
boat. For we have performed upon thee, thou abramanation,
who comest ever without being invoked, whose coming
is unknown, all the things which the company of the precentors
and of the grammarians of Christpatrick's ordered concerning
thee in the matter of the work of thy tombing. Howe of the shipmen,
steep wall!

Everything's going on the same or so it appeals to all of us,
in the old holmsted here. Coughings all over the sanctuary, bad
scrant to me aunt Florenza. The horn for breakfast, one o'gong
for lunch and dinnerchime. As popular as when Belly the First
was keng and his members met in the Diet of Man. The same
shop slop in the window. Jacob's lettercrackers and Dr Tipple's
Vi-Cocoa and the Eswuards' desippated soup beside Mother Seagull's
syrup. Meat took a drop when Reilly-Parsons failed. Coal's
short but we've plenty of bog in the yard. And barley's up again,
begrained to it. The lads is attending school nessans regular, sir,
spelling beesknees with hathatansy and turning out tables by
mudapplication. Allfor the books and never pegging smashers

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after Tom Bowe Glassarse or Timmy the Tosser. 'Tisraely the
truth! No isn't it, roman pathoricks? You were the doublejoynted
janitor the morning they were delivered and you'll be a grandfer
yet entirely when the ritehand seizes what the lovearm knows.
Kevin's just a doat with his cherub cheek, chalking oghres on
walls, and his little lamp and schoolbelt and bag of knicks, playing
postman's knock round the diggings and if the seep were milk
you could lieve his olde by his ide but, laus sake, the devil does
be in that knirps of a Jerry sometimes, the tarandtan plaidboy,
making encostive inkum out of the last of his lavings and writing
a blue streak over his bourseday shirt. Hetty Jane's a child of
Mary. She'll be coming (for they're sure to choose her) in her
white of gold with a tourch of ivy to rekindle the flame on Felix
Day. But Essie Shanahan has let down her skirts. You remember
Essie in our Luna's Convent? They called her Holly Merry her
lips were so ruddyberry and Pia de Purebelle when the redminers
riots was on about her. Were I a clerk designate to the Williams-
woodsmenufactors I'd poster those pouters on every jamb in the
town. She's making her rep at Lanner's twicenightly. With the
tabarine tamtammers of the whirligigmagees. Beats that cachucha
flat. 'Twould dilate your heart to go.

Aisy now, you decent man, with your knees and lie quiet and
repose your honour's lordship! Hold him here, Ezekiel Irons, and
may God strengthen you! It's our warm spirits, boys, he's spooring.
Dimitrius O'Flagonan, cork that cure for the Clancartys! You
swamped enough since Portobello to float the Pomeroy. Fetch
neahere, Pat Koy! And fetch nouyou, Pam Yates! Be nayther
angst of Wramawitch! Here's lumbos. Where misties swaddlum,
where misches lodge none, where mystries pour kind on, O
sleepy! So be yet!

I've an eye on queer Behan and old Kate and the butter, trust me.
She'll do no jugglywuggly with her war souvenir postcards to
help to build me murial, tippers! I'll trip your traps! Assure a
sure there! And we put on your clock again, sir, for you. Did or
didn't we, sharestutterers? So you won't be up a stump entirely.
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seen your missus in the hall. Like the queenoveire. Arrah, it's
herself that's fine, too, don't be talking! Shirksends? You storyan
Harry chap longa me Harry chap storyan grass woman plelthy
good trout. Shakeshands. Dibble a hayfork's wrong with her only
her lex's salig. Boald Tib does be yawning and smirking cat's
hours on the Pollockses' woolly round tabouretcushion watching
her sewing a dream together, the tailor's daughter, stitch to
her last. Or while waiting for winter to fire the enchantement,
decoying more nesters to fall down the flue. It's an allavalonche that
blows nopussy food. If you only were there to explain the meaning,
best of men, and talk to her nice of guldenselver. The lips
would moisten once again. As when you drove with her to Findrinny
Fair. What with reins here and ribbons there all your
hands were employed so she never knew was she on land or at
sea or swooped through the blue like Airwinger's bride. She
was flirtsome then and she's fluttersome yet. She can second a
song and adores a scandal when the last post's gone by. Fond of
a concertina and pairs passing when she's had her forty winks
for supper after kanekannan and abbely dimpling and is in her
merlin chair assotted, reading her Evening World. To see is
it smarts, full lengths or swaggers. News, news, all the news.
Death, a leopard, kills fellah in Fez. Angry scenes at Stormount.
Stilla Star with her lucky in goingaways. Opportunity fair with
the China floods and we hear these rosy rumours. Ding Tams he
noise about all same Harry chap. She's seeking her way, a chickle
a chuckle, in and out of their serial story, Les Loves of Selskar
et Pervenche
, freely adapted to The Novvergin's Viv. There'll
be bluebells blowing in salty sepulchres the night she signs her
final tear. Zee End. But that's a world of ways away. Till track
laws time. No silver ash or switches for that one! While flattering
candles flare. Anna Stacey's how are you! Worther waist in the
noblest, says Adams and Sons, the wouldpay actionneers. Her
hair's as brown as ever it was. And wivvy and wavy. Repose you
now! Finn no more!

For, be that samesake sibsubstitute of a hooky salmon, there's
already a big rody ram lad at random on the premises of his

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haunt of the hungred bordles, as it is told me. Shop Illicit,
flourishing like a lordmajor or a buaboabaybohm, litting flop
a deadlop (aloose!) to lee but lifting a bennbranch a yardalong
(ivoeh!) on the breezy side (for showm!), the height of Brewster's
chimpney and as broad below as Phineas Barnum; humphing
his share of the showthers is senken on him he's such a
grandfallar, with a pocked wife in pickle that's a flyfire and three
lice nittle clinkers, two twilling bugs and one midgit pucelle.
And aither he cursed and recursed and was everseen doing what
your fourfootlers saw or he was never done seeing what you coolpigeons
know, weep the clouds aboon for smiledown witnesses,
and that'll do now about the fairyhees and the frailyshees.
Though Eset fibble it to the zephiroth and Artsa zoom it round
her heavens for ever. Creator he has created for his creatured
ones a creation. White monothoid? Red theatrocrat? And all the
pinkprophets cohalething? Very much so! But however 'twas
'tis sure for one thing, what sherif Toragh voucherfors and
Mapqiq makes put out, that the man, Humme the Cheapner,
Esc, overseen as we thought him, yet a worthy of the naym,
came at this timecoloured place where we live in our paroqial
fermament one tide on another, with a bumrush in a hull of a
wherry, the twin turbane dhow, The Bey for Dybbling, this
archipelago's first visiting schooner, with a wicklowpattern
waxenwench at her prow for a figurehead, the deadsea dugong
updipdripping from his depths, and has been repreaching himself
like a fishmummer these siktyten years ever since, his shebi
by his shide, adi and aid, growing hoarish under his turban and
changing cane sugar into sethulose starch (Tuttut's cess to him!)
as also that, batin the bulkihood he bloats about when innebbiated,
our old offender was humile, commune and ensectuous
from his nature, which you may gauge after the bynames was
put under him, in lashons of languages, (honnein suit and
praisers be!) and, totalisating him, even hamissim of himashim
that he, sober serious, he is ee and no counter he who will be
ultimendly respunchable for the hubbub caused in Edenborough.


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Now (to forebare for ever solittle of Iris Trees and Lili O'Rangans),
concerning the genesis of Harold or Humphrey Chimpden's
occupational agnomen (we are back in the presurnames
prodromarith period, of course just when enos chalked halltraps)
and discarding once for all those theories from older sources which
would link him back with such pivotal ancestors as the Glues, the
Gravys, the Northeasts, the Ankers and the Earwickers of Sidlesham
in the Hundred of Manhood or proclaim him offsprout of
vikings who had founded wapentake and seddled hem in Herrick
or Eric, the best authenticated version, the Dumlat, read the
Reading of Hofed-ben-Edar, has it that it was this way. We are
told how in the beginning it came to pass that like cabbaging
Cincinnatus the grand old gardener was saving daylight under his
redwoodtree one sultry sabbath afternoon, Hag Chivychas Eve,
in prefall paradise peace by following his plough for rootles in the
rere garden of mobhouse, ye olde marine hotel, when royalty was
announced by runner to have been pleased to have halted itself on
the highroad along which a leisureloving dogfox had cast followed,
also at walking pace, by a lady pack of cocker spaniels. Forgetful
of all save his vassal's plain fealty to the ethnarch Humphrey
or Harold stayed not to yoke or saddle but stumbled out hotface
as he was (his sweatful bandanna loose from his pocketcoat) hasting
to the forecourts of his public in topee, surcingle, solascarf and
plaid, plus fours, puttees and bulldog boots ruddled cinnabar with

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flagrant marl, jingling his turnpike keys and bearing aloft amid
the fixed pikes of the hunting party a high perch atop of which a
flowerpot was fixed earthside hoist with care. On his majesty, who
was, or often feigned to be, noticeably longsighted from green
youth and had been meaning to inquire what, in effect, had caused
yon causeway to be thus potholed, asking substitutionally to be
put wise as to whether paternoster and silver doctors were not
now more fancied bait for lobstertrapping honest blunt Haromphreyld
answered in no uncertain tones very similarly with a fearless
forehead: Naw, yer maggers, aw war jist a cotchin on thon
bluggy earwuggers. Our sailor king, who was draining a gugglet
of obvious adamale, gift both and gorban, upon this, ceasing to
swallow, smiled most heartily beneath his walrus moustaches and
indulging that none too genial humour which William the Conk
on the spindle side had inherited with the hereditary whitelock
and some shortfingeredness from his greataunt Sophy, turned towards
two of his retinue of gallowglasses, Michael, etheling lord
of Leix and Offaly and the jubilee mayor of Drogheda, Elcock,
(the two scatterguns being Michael M. Manning, protosyndic of
Waterford and an Italian excellency named Giubilei according to
a later version cited by the learned scholarch Canavan of Canmakenoise),
in either case a triptychal religious family symbolising
puritas of doctrina, business per usuals and the purchypatch of
hamlock where the paddish preties grow and remarked dilsydulsily:
Holybones of Saint Hubert how our red brother of Pouringrainia
would audibly fume did he know that we have for surtrusty
bailiwick a turnpiker who is by turns a pikebailer no seldomer
than an earwigger! For he kinned Jom Pill with his court
so gray and his haunts in his house in the mourning. (One still
hears that pebble crusted laughta, japijap cheerycherrily, among
the roadside tree the lady Holmpatrick planted and still one feels
the amossive silence of the cladstone allegibelling: Ive mies outs
ide Bourn.) Comes the question are these the facts of his nom-
inigentilisation as recorded and accolated in both or either of the
collateral andrewpaulmurphyc narratives. Are those their fata
which we read in sibylline between the fas and its nefas? No dung

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on the road? And shall Nohomiah be our place like? Yea, Mulachy
our kingable khan? We shall perhaps not so soon see. Pinck
poncks that bail for seeks alicence where cumsceptres with scentaurs
stay. Bear in mind, son of Hokmah, if so be you have metheg
in your midness, this man is mountain and unto changeth
doth one ascend. Heave we aside the fallacy, as punical as finikin,
that it was not the king kingself but his inseparable sisters, un-
controllable nighttalkers, Skertsiraizde with Donyahzade, who
afterwards, when the robberers shot up the socialights, came down
into the world as amusers and were staged by Madame Sudlow
as Rosa and Lily Miskinguette in the pantalime that two pitts
paythronosed, Miliodorus and Galathee. The great fact emerges
that after that historic date all holographs so far exhumed initialled
by Haromphrey bear the sigla H.C.E. and while he was
only and long and always good Dook Umphrey for the hungerlean
spalpeens of Lucalizod and Chimbers to his cronies it was
equally certainly a pleasant turn of the populace which gave him
as sense of those normative letters the nickname Here Comes
Everybody. An imposing everybody he always indeed looked,
constantly the same as and equal to himself and magnificently well
worthy of any and all such universalisation, every time he continually
surveyed, amid vociferatings from in front of Accept these
few nutties!
and Take off that white hat!, relieved with Stop his Grog
and Put It in the Log and Loots in his (bassvoco) Boots, from good
start to happy finish the truly catholic assemblage gathered together
in that king's treat house of satin alustrelike above floats and foot-
lights from their assbawlveldts and oxgangs unanimously to clapplaud
(the inspiration of his lifetime and the hits of their careers)
Mr Wallenstein Washington Semperkelly's immergreen tourers
in a command performance by special request with the courteous
permission for pious purposes the homedromed and enliventh
performance of the problem passion play of the millentury, running
strong since creation, A Royal Divorce, then near the approach
towards the summit of its climax, with ambitious interval band
selections from The Bo' Girl and The Lily on all horserie show
command nights from his viceregal booth (his bossaloner is ceilinged

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there a cuckoospit less eminent than the redritualhoods of
Maccabe and Cullen) where, a veritable Napoleon the Nth, our
worldstage's practical jokepiece and retired cecelticocommediant
in his own wise, this folksforefather all of the time sat, having the
entirety of his house about him, with the invariable broadstretched
kerchief cooling his whole neck, nape and shoulderblades and in
a wardrobe panelled tuxedo completely thrown back from a shirt
well entitled a swallowall, on every point far outstarching the
laundered clawhammers and marbletopped highboys of the pit
stalls and early amphitheatre. The piece was this: look at the lamps.
The cast was thus: see under the clock. Ladies circle: cloaks may
be left. Pit, prommer and parterre, standing room only. Habituels
conspicuously emergent.

A baser meaning has been read into these characters the literal
sense of which decency can safely scarcely hint. It has been blurtingly
bruited by certain wisecrackers (the stinks of Mohorat are
in the nightplots of the morning), that he suffered from a vile
disease. Athma, unmanner them! To such a suggestion the one
selfrespecting answer is to affirm that there are certain statements
which ought not to be, and one should like to hope to be able to
add, ought not to be allowed to be made. Nor have his detractors,
who, an imperfectly warmblooded race, apparently conceive him
as a great white caterpillar capable of any and every enormity in
the calendar recorded to the discredit of the Juke and Kellikek
families, mended their case by insinuating that, alternately, he lay
at one time under the ludicrous imputation of annoying Welsh
fusiliers in the people's park. Hay, hay, hay! Hoq, hoq, hoq!
Faun and Flora on the lea love that little old joq. To anyone who
knew and loved the christlikeness of the big cleanminded giant
H. C. Earwicker throughout his excellency long vicefreegal existence
the mere suggestion of him as a lustsleuth nosing for trouble
in a boobytrap rings particularly preposterous. Truth, beard
on prophet, compels one to add that there is said to have been
quondam (pfuit! pfuit!) some case of the kind implicating, it is
interdum believed, a quidam (if he did not exist it would be necessary
quoniam to invent him) abhout that time stambuling haround

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Dumbaling in leaky sneakers with his tarrk record who
has remained topantically anonymos but (let us hue him Abdullah
Gamellaxarksky) was, it is stated, posted at Mallon's at the
instance of watch warriors of the vigilance committee and years
afterwards, cries one even greater, Ibid, a commender of the
frightful, seemingly, unto such as were sulhan sated, tropped head
(pfiat! pfiat!) waiting his first of the month froods turn for
thatt chopp pah kabbakks alicubi on the old house for the chargehard,
Roche Haddocks off Hawkins Street. Lowe, you blondy
liar, Gob scene you in the narked place and she what's edith ar
home defileth these boyles! There's a cabful of bash indeed in
the homeur of that meal. Slander, let it lie its flattest, has never
been able to convict our good and great and no ordinary Southron
Earwicker, that homogenius man, as a pious author called him, of
any graver impropriety than that, advanced by some woodwards
or regarders, who did not dare deny, the shomers, that they had,
chin Ted, chin Tam, chinchin Taffyd, that day consumed their
soul of the corn, of having behaved with ongentilmensky immodus
opposite a pair of dainty maidservants in the swoolth of
the rushy hollow whither, or so the two gown and pinners pleaded,
dame nature in all innocency had spontaneously and about the
same hour of the eventide sent them both but whose published
combinations of silkinlaine testimonies are, where not dubiously
pure, visibly divergent, as wapt from wept, on minor points touching
the intimate nature of this, a first offence in vert or venison
which was admittedly an incautious but, at its wildest, a partial exposure
with such attenuating circumstances (garthen gaddeth green
hwere sokeman brideth girling) as an abnormal Saint Swithin's
summer and, (Jesses Rosasharon!) a ripe occasion to provoke it.

We can't do without them. Wives, rush to the restyours! Ofman
will toman while led is the lol. Zessid's our kadem, villapleach,
vollapluck. Fikup, for flesh nelly, el mundo nov, zole flen!
If she's a lilyth, pull early! Pauline, allow! And malers abushed,
keep black, keep black! Guiltless of much laid to him he was
clearly for once at least he clearly expressed himself as being with
still a trace of his erstwhile burr and hence it has been received of

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us that it is true. They tell the story (an amalgam as absorbing as
calzium chloereydes and hydrophobe sponges could make it) how
one happygogusty Ides-of-April morning (the anniversary, as it
fell out, of his first assumption of his mirthday suit and rights in
appurtenance to the confusioning of human races) ages and ages
after the alleged misdemeanour when the tried friend of all creation,
tigerwood roadstaff to his stay, was billowing across the
wide expanse of our greatest park in his caoutchouc kepi and
great belt and hideinsacks and his blaufunx fustian and ironsides
jackboots and Bhagafat gaiters and his rubberised inverness, he
met a cad with a pipe. The latter, the luciferant not the oriuolate
(who, the odds are, is still berting dagabout in the same straw
bamer, carryin his overgoat under his schulder, sheepside out, so
as to look more like a coumfry gentleman and signing the pledge
as gaily as you please) hardily accosted him with: Guinness thaw
tool in jew me dinner ouzel fin? (a nice how-do-you-do in Poolblack
at the time as some of our olddaisers may still tremblingly
recall) to ask could he tell him how much a clock it was that the
clock struck had he any idea by cock's luck as his watch was
bradys. Hesitency was clearly to be evitated. Execration as cleverly
to be honnisoid. The Earwicker of that spurring instant, realising
on fundamental liberal principles the supreme importance, nexally
and noxally, of physical life (the nearest help relay being pingping
K. O. Sempatrick's Day and the fenian rising) and unwishful as
he felt of being hurled into eternity right then, plugged by a softnosed
bullet from the sap, halted, quick on the draw, and replyin
that he was feelin tipstaff, cue, prodooced from his gunpocket
his Jurgensen's shrapnel waterbury, ours by communionism, his
by usucapture, but, on the same stroke, hearing above the skirling
of harsh Mother East old Fox Goodman, the bellmaster, over
the wastes to south, at work upon the ten ton tonuant thunderous
tenor toller in the speckled church (Couhounin's call!) told
the inquiring kidder, by Jehova, it was twelve of em sidereal and
tankard time, adding, buttall, as he bended deeply with smoked
sardinish breath to give more pondus to the copperstick he presented,
(though this seems in some cumfusium with the chapstuck

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ginger which, as being of sours, acids, salts, sweets and
bitters compompounded, we know him to have used as chawchaw
for bone, muscle, blood, flesh and vimvital,) that whereas
the hakusay accusation againstm had been made, what was
known in high quarters as was stood stated in Morganspost, by
a creature in youman form who was quite beneath parr and several
degrees lower than yore triplehydrad snake. In greater support
of his word (it, quaint anticipation of a famous phrase, has
been reconstricted out of oral style into the verbal for all time
with ritual rhythmics, in quiritary quietude, and toosammenstucked
from successive accounts by Noah Webster in the redaction
known as the Sayings Attributive of H. C. Earwicker,
prize on schillings, postlots free), the flaxen Gygas tapped his
chronometrum drumdrum and, now standing full erect, above
the ambijacent floodplain, scene of its happening, with one Berlin
gauntlet chopstuck in the hough of his ellboge (by ancientest
signlore his gesture meaning: E rotated 180°!) pointed at an angle of thirtytwo
degrees towards his duc de Fer's overgrown milestone as
fellow to his gage and after a rendypresent pause averred with
solemn emotion's fire: Shsh shake, co-comeraid! Me only, them
five ones, he is equal combat. I have won straight. Hence my
nonation wide hotel and creamery establishments which for the
honours of our mewmew mutual daughters, credit me, I am woowoo
willing to take my stand, sir, upon the monument, that sign
of our ruru redemption, any hygienic day to this hour and to
make my hoath to my sinnfinners, even if I get life for it, upon
the Open Bible and before the Great Taskmaster's (I lift my hat!)
and in the presence of the Deity Itself andwell of Bishop and
Mrs Michan of High Church of England as of all such of said
my immediate withdwellers and of every living sohole in every
corner wheresoever of this globe in general which useth of my
British to my backbone tongue and commutative justice that
there is not one tittle of truth, allow me to tell you, in that purest
of fibfib fabrications.

Gaping Gill, swift to mate errthors, stern to checkself, (diagnosing
through eustacetube that it was to make with a markedly

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postpuberal hypertituitary type of Heidelberg mannleich cavern
ethics) lufted his slopingforward, bad Sweatagore good murrough
and dublnotch on to it as he was greedly obliged, and
like a sensible ham, with infinite tact in the delicate situation seen
the touchy nature of its perilous theme, thanked um for guilders
received and time of day (not a little token abock all the same that
that was owl the God's clock it was) and, upon humble duty to
greet his Tyskminister and he shall gildthegap Gaper and thee his
a mouldy voids, went about his business, whoever it was, saluting
corpses, as a metter of corse (one could hound him out had one
hart to for the monticules of scalp and dandruff droppings blaze
his trail) accompanied by his trusty snorler and his permanent
reflection, verbigracious; I have met with you, bird, too late,
or if not, too worm and early: and with tag for ildiot repeated
in his secondmouth language as many of the bigtimer's verbaten
words which he could balbly call to memory that same kveldeve,
ere the hour of the twattering of bards in the twitterlitter between
Druidia and the Deepsleep Sea, when suppertide and souvenir to
Charlatan Mall jointly kem gently and along the quiet darkenings
of Grand and Royal, ff, flitmansfluh, and, kk, 't crept i' hedge
whenas to many a softongue's pawkytalk mude unswer u sufter
poghyogh, Arvanda always aquiassent, while, studying castelles
in the blowne and studding cowshots over the noran, he spat in
careful convertedness a musaic dispensation about his hearthstone,
if you please, (Irish saliva, mawshe dho hole, but would a respectable
prominently connected fellow of Iro-European ascendances
with welldressed ideas who knew the correct thing such as Mr
Shallwesigh or Mr Shallwelaugh expectorate after such a callous
fashion, no thank yous! when he had his belcher spuckertuck in his
pucket, pthuck?) musefed with his thockits after having supped
of the dish sot and pottage which he snobbishly dabbed Peach
Bombay (it is rawly only Lukanpukan pilzenpie which she knows
which senaffed and pibered him), a supreme of excelling peas,
balled under minnshogue's milk into whitemalt winesour, a proviant
the littlebilker hoarsely relished, chaff it, in the snevel season,
being as fain o't as your rat wi'fennel; and on this celebrating

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occasion of the happy escape, for a crowning of pot valiance,
this regional platter, benjamin of bouillis, with a spolish olive to
middlepoint its zaynith, was marrying itself (porkograso!) erebusqued
very deluxiously with a bottle of Phenice-Bruerie '98,
followed for second nuptials by a Piessporter, Grand Cur, of
both of which cherished tablelights (though humble the bounquet
'tis a leaman's farewell) he obdurately sniffed the cobwebcrusted

Our cad's bit of strife (knee Bareniece Maxwelton) with a quick
ear for spittoons (as the aftertale hath it) glaned up as usual with
dumbestic husbandry (no persicks and armelians for thee, Pomeranzia!)
but, slipping the clav in her claw, broke of the matter
among a hundred and eleven others in her usual curtsey (how
faint these first vhespers womanly are, a secret pispigliando, amad
the lavurdy den of their manfolker!) the next night nudge one
as was Hegesippus over a hup a' chee, her eys dry and small and
speech thicklish because he appeared a funny colour like he
couldn't stood they old hens no longer, to her particular reverend,
the director, whom she had been meaning in her mind primarily
to speak with (hosch, intra! jist a timblespoon!) trusting, between
cuppled lips and annie lawrie promises (mighshe never have
Esnekerry pudden come Hunanov for her pecklapitschens!) that
the gossiple so delivered in his epistolear, buried teatoastally in
their Irish stew would go no further than his jesuit's cloth, yet
(in vinars venitas! volatiles valetotum!) it was this overspoiled
priest Mr Browne, disguised as a vincentian, who, when seized
of the facts, was overheard, in his secondary personality as a
Nolan and underreared, poul soul, by accident—if, that is, the
incident it was an accident for here the ruah of Ecclectiastes
of Hippo outpuffs the writress of Havvah-ban-Annah—to
pianissime a slightly varied version of Crookedribs confidentials,
(what Mère Aloyse said but for Jesuphine's sake!) hands between
hahands, in fealty sworn (my bravor best! my fraur!) and, to the
strains of The Secret of Her Birth, hushly pierce the rubiend
aurellum of one Philly Thurnston, a layteacher of rural science
and orthophonethics of a nearstout figure and about the middle

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of his forties during a priestly flutter for safe and sane bets at the
hippic runfields of breezy Baldoyle on a date (W. W. goes
through the card) easily capable of rememberance by all pickersup
of events national and Dublin details, the doubles of Perkin
and Paullock, peer and prole, when the classic Encourage Hackney
Plate was captured by two noses in a stablecloth finish, ek and nek,
some and none, evelo nevelo, from the cream colt Bold Boy
Cromwell after a clever getaway by Captain Chaplain Blount's
roe hinny Saint Dalough, Drummer Coxon, nondepict third, at
breakneck odds, thanks to you great little, bonny little, portey
little, Winny Widger! you're all their nappies! who in his neverrip
mud and purpular cap was surely leagues unlike any other
phantomweight that ever toppitt our timber maggies.

'Twas two pisononse Timcoves (the wetter is pest, the renns are
overt and come and the voax of the turfur is hurled on our lande)
of the name of Treacle Tom as was just out of pop following the
theft of a leg of Kehoe, Donnelly and Packenham's Finnish pork
and his own blood and milk brother Frisky Shorty, (he was, to be
exquisitely punctilious about them, both shorty and frisky) a tipster,
come off the hulks, both of them awful poor, what was out
on the bumaround for an oofbird game for a jimmy o'goblin or
a small thick un as chanced, while the Seaforths was making the
colleenbawl, to ear the passon in the motor clobber make use of
his law language (Edzo, Edzo on), touchin the case of Mr Adams
what was in all the sundays about it which he was rubbing noses
with and having a gurgle off his own along of the butty bloke in
the specs.

This Treacle Tom to whom reference has been made had
been absent from his usual wild and woolly haunts in the land
of counties capalleens for some time previous to that (he was, in
fact, in the habit of frequenting common lodginghouses where
he slept in a nude state, hailfellow with meth, in strange men's
cots) but on racenight, blotto after divers tots of hell fire, red
biddy, bull dog, blue ruin and creeping jenny, Eglandine's choicest
herbage, supplied by the Duck and Doggies, the Galopping
Primrose, Brigid Brewster's, the Cock, the Postboy's Horn,

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the Little Old Man's and All Swell That Aimswell, the Cup and
the Stirrup, he sought his wellwarmed leababobed in a housingroom
Abide With Oneanother at Block W.W., (why didn't
he back it?) Pump Court, The Liberties, and, what with
moltapuke on voltapuke, resnored alcoh alcoho alcoherently to
the burden of I come, my horse delayed, nom num, the substance
of the tale of the evangelical bussybozzy and the rusinurbean
(the 'girls' he would keep calling them for the collarette
and skirt, the sunbonnet and carnation) in parts (it seemed he
was before the eyots of martas or otherwales the thirds of fossilyears,
he having beham with katya when lavinias had her mens
lease to sea in a psumpship doodly show whereat he was looking
for fight niggers with whilde roarses) oft in the chilly night (the
metagonistic! the epickthalamorous!) during uneasy slumber in
their hearings of a small and stonybroke cashdraper's executive,
Peter Cloran (discharged), O'Mara, an exprivate secretary of no
fixed abode (locally known as Mildew Lisa), who had passed
several nights, funnish enough, in a doorway under the blankets
of homelessness on the bunk of iceland, pillowed upon the stone
of destiny colder than man's knee or woman's breast, and
Hosty, (no slouch of a name), an illstarred beachbusker, who,
sans rootie and sans scrapie, suspicioning as how he was setting
on a twoodstool on the verge of selfabyss, most starved, with
melancholia over everything in general, (night birman, you served
him with natigal's nano!) had been towhead tossing on his shakedown,
devising ways and manners of means, of what he loved
to ifidalicence somehow or other in the nation getting a hold of
some chap's parabellum in the hope of taking a wing sociable
and lighting upon a sidewheel dive somewhere off the Dullkey
Downlairy and Bleakrooky tramaline where he could throw true
and go and blow the sibicidal napper off himself for two bits to
boldywell baltitude in the peace and quitybus of a one sure shot
bottle, he after having being trying all he knew with the lady's
help of Madam Gristle for upwards of eighteen calanders to get
out of Sir Patrick Dun's, through Sir Humphrey Jervis's and
into the Saint Kevin's bed in the Adelaide's hosspittles (from

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these incurable welleslays among those uncarable wellasdays
through Sant Iago by his cocklehat, good Lazar, deliver us!)
without after having been able to jerrywangle it anysides. Lisa
O'Deavis and Roche Mongan (who had so much incommon,
epipsychidically; if the phrase be permitted hostis et odor insuper
) as an understood thing slept their sleep of the
swimborne in the one sweet undulant mother of tumblerbunks
with Hosty just how the shavers in the shaw the yokels in the
yoats or, well, the wasters in the wilde, and the bustling tweeny-
dawn-of-all-works (meed of anthems here we pant!) had not been
many jiffies furbishing potlids, doorbrasses, scholars' applecheeks
and linkboy's metals when, ashhopperminded like no fella he go
make bakenbeggfuss longa white man, the rejuvenated busker (for
after a goodnight's rave and rumble and a shinkhams topmorning
with his coexes he was not the same man) and his broadawake
bedroom suite (our boys, as our Byron called them) were up
and ashuffle from the hogshome they lovenaned The Barrel, cross
Ebblinn's chilled hamlet (thrie routes and restings on their then
superficies curiously correspondant with those linea and puncta
where our tubenny habenny metro maniplumbs below the oberflake
underrails and stations at this time of riding) to the thrummings
of a crewth fiddle which, cremoaning and cronauning, levey
grevey, witty and wevey, appy, leppy and playable, caressed the
ears of the subjects of King Saint Finnerty the Festive who, in
brick homes of their own and in their flavory fraiseberry beds,
heeding hardly cry of honeyman, soed lavender or foyneboyne
salmon alive, with their priggish mouths all open for the larger
appraisiation of this longawaited Messiagh of roaratorios, were
only halfpast atsweeeep and after a brisk pause at a pawnbroking
establishment for the prothetic purpose of redeeming the songster's
truly admirable false teeth and a prolonged visit to a house
of call at Cujas Place, fizz, the Old Sots' Hole in the parish of
Saint Cecily within the liberty of Ceolmore not a thousand or one
national leagues, that was, by Griffith's valuation, from the site
of the statue of Primewer Glasstone setting a match to the march
of a maker (last of the stewards peut-être), where, the tale rambles

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along, the trio of whackfolthediddlers was joined by a further—
intentions—apply—tomorrow casual and a decent sort of the
hadbeen variety who had just been touching the weekly insult,
phewit, and all figblabbers (who saith of noun?) had stimulants
in the shape of gee and gees stood by the damn decent sort after
which stag luncheon and a few ones more just to celebrate yesterday,
flushed with their firestuffostered friendship, the rascals came
out of the licensed premises, (Browne's first, the small p.s. ex-ex-
executive capahand in their sad rear like a lady's postscript: I want
money. Pleasend), wiping their laughleaking lipes on their sleeves,
how the bouckaleens shout their roscan generally (seinn fion,
seinn fion's araun.) and the rhymers' world was with reason the
richer for a wouldbe ballad, to the balledder of which the world
of cumannity singing owes a tribute for having placed on the
planet's melomap his lay of the vilest bogeyer but most attractionable
avatar the world has ever had to explain for.

This, more krectly lubeen or fellow—me—lieder was first
poured forth where Riau Liviau riots and col de Houdo humps,
under the shadow of the monument of the shouldhavebeen legislator
(Eleutheriodendron! Spare, woodmann, spare!) to an overflow
meeting of all the nations in Lenster fullyfilling the visional
area and, as a singleminded supercrowd, easily representative,
what with masks, whet with faces, of all sections and cross sections
(wineshop and cocoahouse poured out to brim up the broaching)
of our liffeyside people (to omit to mention of the mainland minority
and such as had wayfared via Watling, Ernin, Icknild and
Stane, in chief a halted cockney car with its quotal of Hardmuth's
hacks, a northern tory, a southern whig, an eastanglian chronicler
and a landwester guardian) ranging from slips of young
dublinos from Cutpurse Row having nothing better to do than
walk about with their hands in their kneepants, sucking airwhackers,
weedulicet, jumbobricks, side by side with truant
officers, three woollen balls and poplin in search of a croust of
pawn to busy professional gentlemen, a brace of palesmen with
dundrearies, nooning toward Daly's, fresh from snipehitting and
mallardmissing on Rutland heath, exchanging cold sneers, massgoing

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ladies from Hume Street in their chairs, the bearers baited,
some wandering hamalags out of the adjacent cloverfields of
Mosse's Gardens, an oblate father from Skinner's Alley, bricklayers,
a fleming, in tabinet fumant, with spouse and dog, an aged
hammersmith who had some chisellers by the hand, a bout of
cudgel players, not a few sheep with the braxy, two bluecoat
scholars, four broke gents out of Simpson's on the Rocks, a
portly and a pert still tassing Turkey Coffee and orange shrub in
tickeyes door, Peter Pim and Paul Fry and then Elliot and, O,
Atkinson, suffering hell's delights from the blains of their annuitants'
acorns not forgetting a deuce of dianas ridy for the hunt, a
particularist prebendary pondering on the roman caster, the tonsure
question and greek uniates, plunk em, a lace lappet head or
two or three or four from a window, and so on down to a few good
old souls, who, as they were juiced after taking their pledge over at
the uncle's place, were evidently under the spell of liquor, from the
wake of Tarry the Tailor a fair girl, a jolly postoboy thinking off
three flagons and one, a plumodrole, a half sir from the weaver's
almshouse who clings and clings and chatchatchat clings to her, a
wholedam's cloudhued pittycoat, as child, as curiolater, as Caoch
O'Leary. The wararrow went round, so it did, (a nation wants
a gaze) and the ballad, in the felibrine trancoped metre affectioned
by Taiocebo in his Casudas de Poulichinello Artahut, stumpstampaded
on to a slip of blancovide and headed by an excessively
rough and red woodcut, privately printed at the rimepress of
Delville, soon fluttered its secret on white highway and brown
byway to the rose of the winds and the blew of the gaels, from
archway to lattice and from black hand to pink ear, village crying
to village, through the five pussyfours green of the united states
of Scotia Picta—and he who denays it, may his hairs be rubbed
in dirt! To the added strains (so peacifold) of his majesty the
flute, that onecrooned king of inscrewments, Piggott's purest, ciello
, which Mr Delaney (Mr Delacey?), horn, anticipating
a perfect downpour of plaudits among the rapsods, piped
out of his decentsoort hat, looking still more like his purseyful
namesake as men of Gaul noted, but before of to sputabout, the

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snowycrested curl amoist the leader's wild and moulting hair,
'Ductor' Hitchcock hoisted his fezzy fuzz at bludgeon's height
signum to his companions of the chalice for the Loud Fellow,
boys' and silentium in curia! (our maypole once more where he rose
of old) and the canto was chantied there chorussed and christened
where by the old tollgate, Saint Annona's Street and Church.

And around the lawn the rann it rann and this is the rann that
Hosty made. Spoken. Boyles and Cahills, Skerretts and Pritchards,
viersified and piersified may the treeth we tale of live in stoney.
Here line the refrains of. Some vote him Vike, some mote him
Mike, some dub him Llyn and Phin while others hail him Lug
Bug Dan Lop, Lex, Lax, Gunne or Guinn. Some apt him Arth,
some bapt him Barth, Coll, Noll, Soll, Will, Weel, Wall but I
parse him Persse O'Reilly else he's called no name at all. Together.
Arrah, leave it to Hosty, frosty Hosty, leave it to Hosty
for he's the mann to rhyme the rann, the rann, the rann, the king
of all ranns. Have you here? (Some ha) Have we where? (Some
hant) Have you hered? (Others do) Have we whered? (Others dont)
It's cumming, it's brumming! The clip, the clop! (All cla) Glass
crash. The (klikkaklakkaklaskaklopatzklatschabattacreppycrotty-

{Ardite, arditi!
Music cue.

"The Ballad of Persse O'Reilly."


musical score

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Have you heard of one Humpty Dumpty

How he fell with a roll and a rumble

And curled up like Lord Olofa Crumple

By the butt of the Magazine Wall,

    (Chorus) Of the Magazine Wall,

             Hump, helmet and all?


He was one time our King of the Castle

Now he's kicked about like a rotten old parsnip.

And from Green street he'll be sent by order of His Worship

To the penal jail of Mountjoy

    (Chorus) To the jail of Mountjoy!

             Jail him and joy.


He was fafafather of all schemes for to bother us

Slow coaches and immaculate contraceptives for the populace,

Mare's milk for the sick, seven dry Sundays a week,

Openair love and religion's reform,

    (Chorus) And religious reform,

             Hideous in form.


Arrah, why, says you, couldn't he manage it?

I'll go bail, my fine dairyman darling,

Like the bumping bull of the Cassidys

All your butter is in your horns.

    (Chorus) His butter is in his horns.

             Butter his horns!


(Repeat) Hurrah there, Hosty, frosty Hosty, change that shirt on ye,

Rhyme the rann, the king of all ranns!


Balbaccio, balbuccio!

We had chaw chaw chops, chairs, chewing gum, the chickenpox

             [and china chambers

Universally provided by this soffsoaping salesman.

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Small wonder He'll Cheat E'erawan our local lads nicknamed him

When Chimpden first took the floor

      (Chorus) With his bucketshop store

               Down Bargainweg, Lower.


So snug he was in his hotel premises sumptuous

But soon we'll bonfire all his trash, tricks and trumpery

And'tis short till sheriff Clancy'll be winding up his unlimited company

With the bailiff's bom at the door,

      (Chorus) Bimbam at the door.

               Then he'll bum no more.


Sweet bad luck on the waves washed to our island

The hooker of that hammerfast viking

And Gall's curse on the day when Eblana bay

Saw his black and tan man-o'-war.

      (Chorus) Saw his man-o'-war.

               On the harbour bar.


Where from? roars Poolbeg. Cookingha'pence, he bawls Donnez-

             [moi scampitle, wick an wipin'fampiny

Fingal Mac Oscar Onesine Bargearse Boniface

Thok's min gammelhole Norveegickers moniker

Og as ay are at gammelhore Norveegickers cod.

      (Chorus) A Norwegian camel old cod.

               He is, begod.


Lift it, Hosty, lift it, ye devil ye! up with the rann, the rhyming rann!


It was during some fresh water garden pumping

Or, according to the Nursing Mirror, while admiring the monkeys

That our heavyweight heathen Humpharey

Made bold a maid to woo

      (Chorus) Woohoo, what'll she doo!

               The general lost her maidenloo!


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He ought to blush for himself, the old hayheaded philosopher,

For to go and shove himself that way on top of her.

Begob, he's the crux of the catalogue

Of our antediluvial zoo,

    (Chorus) Messrs. Billing and Coo.

             Noah's larks, good as noo.


He was joulting by Wellinton's monument

Our rotorious hippopopotamuns

When some bugger let down the backtrap of the omnibus

And he caught his death of fusiliers,

    (Chorus) With his rent in his rears.

             Give him six years.


'Tis sore pity for his innocent poor children

But look out for his missus legitimate!

When that frew gets a grip of old Earwicker

Won't there be earwigs on the green?

    (Chorus) Big earwigs on the green,

             The largest ever you seen.


Suffoclose! Shikespower! Seudodanto! Anonymoses!


Then we'll have a free trade Gaels' band and mass meeting

For to sod the brave son of Scandiknavery.

And we'll bury him down in Oxmanstown

Along with the devil and Danes,

    (Chorus) With the deaf and dumb Danes,

             And all their remains.


And not all the king's men nor his horses

Will resurrect his corpus

For there's no true spell in Connacht or hell

    (bis) That's able to raise a Cain.


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Chest Cee! 'Sdense! Corpo di barragio! you spoof of visibility
in a freakfog, of mixed sex cases among goats, hill cat and plain
mousey, Bigamy Bob and his old Shanvocht! The Blackfriars
treacle plaster outrage be liddled! Therewith was released in that
kingsrick of Humidia a poisoning volume of cloud barrage indeed.
Yet all they who heard or redelivered are now with that family
of bards and Vergobretas himself and the crowd of Caraculacticors
as much no more as be they not yet now or had they then notever
been. Canbe in some future we shall presently here amid
those zouave players of Inkermann the mime mumming the mick
and his nick miming their maggies, Hilton St Just (Mr Frank
Smith), Ivanne Ste Austelle (Mr J. F. Jones), Coleman of Lucan
taking four parts, a choir of the O'Daley O'Doyles doublesixing
the chorus in Fenn Mac Call and the Serven Feeries of Loch Neach,
Galloper Troppler and Hurleyquinn
the zitherer of the past with his
merrymen all, zimzim, zimzim. Of the persins sin this Eyrawyggla
saga (which, thorough readable to int from and, is from tubb
to buttom all falsetissues, antilibellous and nonactionable and this
applies to its whole wholume) of poor Osti-Fosti, described as
quite a musical genius in a small way and the owner of an
exceedingly niced ear, with tenorist voice to match, not alone
but a very major poet of the poorly meritary order (he began
Tuonisonian but worked his passage up as far as the we-all-hang-together
Animandovites) no one end is known. If they

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whistled him before he had curtains up they are whistling him
still after his curtain's doom's doom. Ei fù. His husband, poor old
A'Hara (Okaroff?) crestfallen by things and down at heels at the
time, they squeak, accepted the (Zassnoch!) ardree's shilling at
the conclusion of the Crimean war and, having flown his wild
geese, alohned in crowds to warnder on like Shuley Luney,
enlisted in Tyrone's horse, the Irish whites, and soldiered a bit
with Wolsey under the assumed name of Blanco Fusilovna Bucklovitch
(spurious) after which the cawer and the marble halls
of Pump Court Columbarium, the home of the old seakings,
looked upon each other and queth their haven evermore for it
transpires that on the other side of the water it came about that on
the field of Vasileff's Cornix inauspiciously with his unit he
perished, saying, this papal leafless to old chap give, rawl chawclates
for mouther-in-louth. Booil. Poor old dear Paul Horan,
to satisfy his literary as well as his criminal aspirations, at the
suggestion thrown out by the doomster in loquacity lunacy, so
says the Dublin Intelligence, was thrown into a Ridley's for
inmates in the northern counties. Under the name of Orani he
may have been the utility man of the troupe capable of sustaining
long parts at short notice. He was. Sordid Sam, a dour decent
deblancer, the unwashed, haunted always by his ham, the unwished,
at a word from Israfel the Summoner, passed away painlessly
after life's upsomdowns one hallowe'en night, ebbrous and in
the state of nature, propelled from Behind into the great Beyond
by footblows coulinclouted upon his oyster and atlas on behanged
and behooved and behicked and behulked of his last fishandblood
bedscrappers, a Northwegian and his mate of the Sheawolving
class. Though the last straw glimt his baring this stage thunkhard
is said (the pitfallen gagged him as 'Promptboxer') to have
solemnly said—as had the brief thot but fell in till his head like
a bass dropt neck fust in till a bung crate (cogged!): Me drames,
O'Loughlins, has come through! Now let the centuple celves of
my egourge as Micholas de Cusack calls them,—of all of whose
I in my hereinafter of course by recourse demission me—by
the coincidance of their contraries reamalgamerge in that indentity

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of undiscernibles where the Baxters and the Fleshmans may
they cease to bidivil uns and (but at this poingt though the iron
thrust of his cockspurt start might have prepared us we are wellnigh
stinkpotthered by the mustardpunge in the tailend) this
outandin brown candlestock melt Nolan's into peese! Han var.
Disliken as he was to druriodrama, her wife Langley, the prophet,
and the decentest dozendest short of a frusker whoever stuck his
spickle through his spoke, disappeared, (in which toodooing he
has taken all the French leaves unveilable out of Calomnequiller's
Pravities) from the sourface of this earth, that austral
plain he had transmaried himself to, so entirely spoorlessly (the
mother of the book with a dustwhisk tabularasing his obliteration
done upon her involucrum) as to tickle the speculative to all but
opine (since the Levey who might have been Langley may have
really been a redivivus of paganinism or a volunteer Vousden)
that the hobo (who possessed a large amount of the humoresque)
had transtuled his funster's latitat to its finsterest interrimost. Bhi
Again, if Father San Browne, tea and toaster to that quaintesttest
of yarnspinners is Padre Don Bruno, treu and troster to
the queen of Iar-Spain, was the reverend, the sodality director,
that eupeptic viceflayer, a barefaced carmelite, to whose palpitating
pulpit (which of us but remembers the rarevalent and
hornerable Fratomistor Nawlanmore and Brawne.) sinning society
sirens (see the [Roman Catholic] presspassim) fortunately became
so enthusiastically attached and was an objectionable ass who very
occasionally cockaded a raffles ticket on his hat which he wore all
to one side like the hangle of his pan (if Her Elegance saw him
she'd have the canary!) and was semiprivately convicted of malpractices
with his hotwashed tableknife (glossing over the cark
in his pocket) that same snob of the dunhill, fully several yearschaums
riper, encountered by the General on that redletter
morning or maynoon jovesday and were they? Fuitfuit.

When Phishlin Phil wants throws his lip 'tis pholly to be fortune
flonting and whoever's gone to mix Hotel by the salt say water
there's nix to nothing we can do for he's never again to sea. It
is nebuless an autodidact fact of the commonest that the shape of

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the average human cloudyphiz, whereas sallow has long daze
faded, frequently altered its ego with the possing of the showers
(Not original!). Whence it is a slopperish matter, given the wet
and low visibility (since in this scherzarade of one's thousand one
nightinesses that sword of certainty which would indentifide the
body never falls) to idendifine the individuone in scratch wig,
squarecuts, stock lavaleer, regattable oxeter, baggy pants and
shufflers (he is often alluded to as Slypatrick, the llad in the llane)
with already an incipience (lust!) in the direction of area baldness
(one is continually firstmeeting with odd sorts of others at all
sorts of ages!) who was asked by free boardschool shirkers in
drenched coats overawall, Will, Conn and Otto, to tell them
overagait, Vol, Pov and Dev, that fishabed ghoatstory of the
haardly creditable edventyres of the Haberdasher, the two Curchies
and the three Enkelchums in their Bearskin ghoats! Girles
and jongers, but he has changed alok syne Thorkill's time! Ya, da,
tra, gathery, pimp, shesses, shossafat, okodeboko, nine! Those
many warts, those slummy patches, halfsinster wrinkles, (what
has come over the face on wholebroader E?), and (shrine of
Mount Mu save us!) the large fungopark he has grown! Drink!

Sport's a common thing. It was the Lord's own day for damp
(to wait for a postponed regatta's eventualising is not of Battlecock
Shettledore-Juxta-Mare only) and the request for a fully
armed explanation was put (in Loo of Pat) to the porty (a native
of the sisterisle—Meathman or Meccan?—by his brogue, exrace
eyes, lokil calour and lucal odour which are said to have
been average clownturkish (though the capelist's voiced nasal
liquids and the way he sneezed at zees haul us back to the craogs
and bryns of the Silurian Ordovices) who, the lesser pilgrimage
accomplished, had made, pats' and pigs' older inselt, the southeast
bluffs of the stranger stepshore, a regifugium persecutorum,
hence hindquarters) as he paused at evenchime for some or so
minutes (hit the pipe, dannyboy! Time to won, barmon. I'll take
ten to win.) amid the devil's one duldrum (Apple by her blossom
window and Charlotte at her toss panomancy his sole admirers,
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pastime of executing with Anny Oakley deadliness (the consummatory
pairs of provocatives, of which remained provokingly
but two, the ones he fell for, Lili and Tutu, cork em!) empties
which had not very long before contained Reid's family (you ruad
that before, soaky, but all the bottles in sodemd histry will not
soften your bloodathirst!) stout. Having reprimed his repeater
and resiteroomed his timespiece His Revenances, with still a life
or two to spare for the space of his occupancy of a world at a time,
rose to his feet and there, far from Tolkaheim, in a quiet English
garden (commonplace!), since known as Whiddington Wild, his
simple intensive curolent vocality, my dearbraithers, my most
dearbrathairs, as he, so is a supper as is a sipper, spake of the
One and told of the Compassionate, called up before the triad of
precoxious scaremakers (scoretaking: Spegulo ne helpas al malbellulo,
Mi Kredas ke vi estas prava, Via dote la vizago rispondas
fraulino) the now to ushere mythical habiliments of Our Farfar
and Arthor of our doyne.

Television kills telephony in brothers' broil. Our eyes demand
their turn. Let them be seen! And wolfbone balefires blaze
the trailmost if only that Mary Nothing may burst her bibby
buckshee. When they set fire then she's got to glow so we may
stand some chances of warming to what every soorkabatcha,
tum or hum, would like to know. The first Humphrey's latitudinous
baver with puggaree behind, (calaboose belong bigboss
belong Kang the Toll) his fourinhand bow, his elbaroom surtout,
the refaced unmansionables of gingerine hue, the state slate
umbrella, his gruff woolselywellesly with the finndrinn knopfs
and the gauntlet upon the hand which in an hour not for him
solely evil had struck down the might he mighthavebeen d'Esterre
of whom his nation seemed almost already to be about to
have need. Then, stealing his thunder, but in the befitting legomena
of the smaller country, (probable words, possibly said, of
field family gleaming) a bit duskish and flavoured with a smile,
seein as ow his thoughts consisted chiefly of the cheerio, he aptly
sketched for our soontobe second parents (sukand see whybe!)
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a fin fell. Boomster rombombonant! It scenes like a landescape
from Wildu Picturescu or some seem on some dimb Arras, dumb
as Mum's mutyness, this mimage of the seventyseventh kusin of
kristansen is odable to os across the wineless Ere no œdor nor
mere eerie nor liss potent of suggestion than in the tales of the
tingmount. (Prigged!)

And there oftafter, jauntyjogging, on an Irish visavis, insteadily
with shoulder to shoulder Jehu will tell to Christianier, saint
to sage, the humphriad of that fall and rise while daisy winks at
her pinker sister among the tussocks and the copoll between the
shafts mocks the couple on the car. And as your who may look
like how on the owther side of his big belttry your tyrs and cloes
your noes and paradigm maymay rererise in eren. Follow we up
his whip vindicative. Thurston's! Lo bebold! La arboro, lo
The augustan peacebetothem oaks, the monolith rising
stark from the moonlit pinebarren. In all fortitudinous ajaxious
rowdinoisy tenuacity. The angelus hour with ditchers bent upon
their farm usetensiles, the soft belling of the fallow deers (doerehmoose
) advertising their milky approach as midnight
was striking the hours (letate!) and how brightly the great tribune
outed the sharkskin smokewallet (imitation!) from his
frock, kippers, and by Joshua, he tips un a topping swank
cheroot, none of your swellish soide, quoit the reverse, and how
manfally he says, pluk to pluk and lekan for lukan, he was to just
pluggy well suck that brown boyo, my son, and spend a whole
half hour in Havana. Sorer of the kreeksmen, would not thore be
old high gothsprogue! Wherefore he met Master, he mean to say,
he do, sire, bester of redpublicans, at Eagle Cock Hostel on
Lorenzo Tooley street and how he wished his Honour the bannocks
of Gort and Morya and Bri Head and Puddyrick, yore
Loudship, and a starchboxsitting in the pit of his St Tomach's,
—a strange wish for you, my friend, and it would poleaxe your
sonson's grandson utterly though your own old sweatandswear
floruerunts heaved it hoch many as the times, when they were
turrified by the hitz.

Chee chee cheers for Upkingbilly and crow cru cramwells

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Downaboo! Hup, boys, and hat him! See! Oilbeam they're lost
we've found rerembrandtsers, their hours to date link these heirs
to here but wowhere are those yours of Yestersdays? Farseeingetherich
and Poolaulwoman Charachthercuss and his Ann van
Vogt. D.e.e.d! Edned, ended or sleeping soundlessly? Favour
with your tongues! Intendite!

Any dog's life you list you may still hear them at it, like sixes
and seventies as eversure as Halley's comet, ulemamen, sobranjewomen,
storthingboys and dumagirls, as they pass its bleak and
bronze portal of your Casaconcordia: Huru more Nee, minny
frickans? Hwoorledes har Dee det? Losdoor onleft mladies, cue.
Millecientotrigintadue scudi. Tippoty, kyrie, tippoty. Cha kai
rotty kai makkar, sahib? Despenseme Usted, senhor, en son succo,
sabez. O thaw bron orm, A'Cothraige, thinkinthou gaily?
Lick-Pa-flai-hai-pa-Pa-li-si-lang-lang. Epi alo, ecou, Batiste, tuvavnr
dans Lptit boing going. Ismeme de bumbac e meias de portocallie.
O.O. Os pipos mios es demasiada gruarso por O piccolo
pocchino. Wee fee? Ung duro. Kocshis, szabad? Mercy, and
you? Gomagh, thak.

And, Cod, says he with mugger's tears: Would you care to
know the prise of a liard? Maggis, nick your nightynovel! Mass
Travener's at the mike again! And that bag belly is the buck
to goat it! Meggeg, m'gay chapjappy fellow, I call our univalse
to witness, as sicker as moyliffey eggs is known by our good
househalters from yorehunderts of mamooth to be which they
commercially are in ahoy high British quarters (conventional!)
my guesthouse and cowhaendel credits will immediately stand
ohoh open as straight as that neighbouring monument's fabrication
before the hygienic gllll (this was where the reverent sabboth
and bottlebreaker with firbalk forthstretched touched upon
his tricoloured boater, which he uplifted by its pickledhoopy (he
gave Stetson one and a penny for it) whileas oleaginosity of an-
cestralolosis sgocciolated down the both pendencies of his mutsohito
liptails (Sencapetulo, a more modestuous conciliabulite
never curled a torn pocketmouth), cordially inwiting the adullescence
who he was wising up to do in like manner what all did

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so as he was able to add) lobe before the Great Schoolmaster's.
(I tell you no story.) Smile!

The house of Atreox is fallen indeedust (Ilyam, Ilyum! Maeromor
Mournomates!) averging on blight like the mundibanks of
Fennyana, but deeds bounds going arise again. Life, he himself
said once, (his biografiend, in fact, kills him verysoon, if yet not,
after) is a wake, livit or krikit, and on the bunk of our breadwinning
lies the cropse of our seedfather, a phrase which the
establisher of the world by law might pretinately write across
the chestfront of all manorwombanborn. The scene, refreshed,
reroused, was never to be forgotten, the hen and crusader ever-
intermutuomergent, for later in the century one of that puisne
band of factferreters, (then an excivily (out of the custom huts)
(retired), (hurt), under the sixtyfives act) in a dressy black modern
style and wewere shiny tan burlingtons, (tam, homd and dicky,
quopriquos and peajagd) rehearsed it, pippa pointing, with a
dignified (copied) bow to a namecousin of the late archdeacon
F. X. Preserved Coppinger (a hot fellow in his night, may the
mouther of guard have mastic on him!) in a pullwoman of our
first transhibernian with one still sadder circumstance which is a
dirkandurk heartskewerer if ever to bring bouncing brimmers
from marbled eyes. Cycloptically through the windowdisks and
with eddying awes the round eyes of the rundreisers, back to back,
buck to bucker, on their airish chaunting car, beheld with intouristing
anterestedness the clad pursue the bare, the bare the
green, the green the frore, the frore the cladagain, as their convoy
wheeled encirculingly abound the gigantig's lifetree, our fireleaved
loverlucky blomsterbohm, phoenix in our woodlessness,
haughty, cacuminal, erubescent (repetition!) whose roots they be
asches with lustres of peins. For as often as the Archicadenus,
pleacing aside his Irish Field and craving their auriculars to re-
cepticle particulars before they got the bump at Castlebar (mat
and far!) spoke of it by request all, hearing in this new reading
of the part whereby, because of Dyas in his machina, the new
garrickson's grimacing grimaldism hypostasised by substintuation
the axiomatic orerotundity of that once grand old elrington

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bawl, the copycus's description of that fellowcommuter's play
upon countenants, could simply imagine themselves in their bosom's
inmost core, as pro tem locums, timesported acorss the yawning
(abyss), as once they were seasiders, listening to the cockshyshooter's
evensong evocation of the doomed but always ventriloquent
Agitator, (nonot more plangorpound the billows o'er
Thounawahallya Reef!) silkhouatted, a whallrhosmightiadd, aginsst
the dusk of skumring, (would that fane be Saint Muezzin's
calling—holy places!—and this fez brimless as brow of faithful
toucher of the ground, did wish it were—blessed be the bones!
—the ghazi, power of his sword.) his manslayer's gunwielder
protended towards that overgrown leadpencil which was soon,
monumentally at least, to rise as Molyvdokondylon to, to be, to
be his mausoleum (O'dan stod tillsteyne at meisies aye skould
show pon) while olover his exculpatory features, as Roland rung,
a wee dropeen of grief about to sillonise his jouejous, the ghost
of resignation diffused a spectral appealingness, as a young man's
drown o'er the fate of his waters may gloat, similar in origin and
akkurat in effective to a beam of sunshine upon a coffin plate.

Not olderwise Inn the days of the Bygning would our Traveller
remote, unfriended, from van Demon's Land, some lazy
skald or maundering pote, lift wearywilly his slowcut snobsic
eyes to the semisigns of his zooteac and lengthily lingering along
flaskneck, cracket cup, downtrodden brogue, turfsod, wildbroom,
cabbageblad, stockfisch, longingly learn that there at the
Angel were herberged for him poteen and tea and praties and
baccy and wine width woman wordth warbling: and informally
quasi-begin to presquesm'ile to queasithin' (Nonsense! There
was not very much windy Nous blowing at the given moment
through the hat of Mr Melancholy Slow!)

But in the pragma what formal cause made a smile of that tothink?
Who was he to whom? (O'Breen's not his name nor the
brown one his maid.) Whose are the placewheres? Kiwasti, kisker,
kither, kitnabudja? Tal the tem of the tumulum. Giv the gav
of the grube. Be it cudgelplayers' country, orfishfellows' town or
leeklickers' land or panbpanungopovengreskey. What regnans

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raised the rains have levelled but we hear the pointers and can
gauge their compass for the melos yields the mode and the mode
the manners plicyman, plansiman, plousiman, plab. Tsin tsin tsin
tsin! The forefarther folkers for a prize of two peaches with
Ming, Ching and Shunny on the lie low lea. We'll sit down on
the hope of the ghouly ghost for the titheman troubleth but his
hantitat hies not here. They answer from their Zoans; Hear the
four of them! Hark torroar of them! I, says Armagh, and a'm
proud o'it. I, says Clonakilty, God help us! I, says Deansgrange,
and say nothing. I, says Barna, and whatabout it? Hee haw! Before
he fell hill he filled heaven: a stream, alplapping streamlet,
coyly coiled um, cool of her curls: We were but thermites then,
wee, wee. Our antheap we sensed as a Hill of Allen, the Barrow
for an People, one Jotnursfjaell: and it was a grummelung amung
the porktroop that wonderstruck us as a thunder, yunder.

Thus the unfacts, did we possess them, are too imprecisely
few to warrant our certitude, the evidencegivers by legpoll too
untrustworthily irreperible where his adjugers are semmingly
freak threes but his judicandees plainly minus twos. Nevertheless
Madam's Toshowus waxes largely more lifeliked (entrance,
one kudos; exits, free) and our notional gullery is now completely
complacent, an exegious monument, aerily perennious.
Oblige with your blackthorns; gamps, degrace! And there many
have paused before that exposure of him by old Tom Quad, a
flashback in which he sits sated, gowndabout, in clericalease habit,
watching bland sol slithe dodgsomely into the nethermore,
a globule of maugdleness about to corrugitate his mild dewed
cheek and the tata of a tiny victorienne, Alys, pressed by his
limper looser.

Yet certes one is. Eher the following winter had overed the
pages of nature's book and till Ceadurbar-atta-Cleath became
Dablena Tertia, the shadow of the huge outlander, maladik, multvult,
magnoperous, had bulked at the bar of a rota of tribunals in
manor hall as in thieves' kitchen, mid pillow talk and chithouse
chat, on Marlborough Green as through Molesworth Fields, here
sentenced pro tried with Jedburgh justice, there acquitted contestimony

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with benefit of clergy. His Thing Mod have undone
him: and his madthing has done him man. His beneficiaries are
legion in the part he created: they number up his years. Greatwheel
Dunlop was the name was on him: behung, all we are his bisaacles.
As hollyday in his house so was he priest and king to that: ulvy
came, envy saw, ivy conquered. Lou! Lou! They have waved his
green boughs o'er him as they have torn him limb from lamb.
For his muertification and uxpiration and dumnation and annuhulation.
With schreis and grida, deprofound souspirs. Steady,
sullivans! Mannequins pause! Longtong's breach is fallen down
but Graunya's spreed's abroad. Ahdostay, feedailyones, and feel
the Flucher's bawls for the total of your flouts is not fit to fan his
fettle, O! Have a ring and sing wohl! Chin, chin! Chin, chin!
And of course all chimed din width the eatmost boviality. Swiping
rums and beaunes and sherries and ciders and negus and citronnades
too. The strongers. Oho, oho, Mester Begge, you're
about to be bagged in the bog again. Bugge. But softsies seufsighed:
Eheu, for gassies! But, lo! lo! by the threnning gods,
human, erring and condonable, what the statues of our kuo, who
is the messchef be our kuang, ashu ashure there, the unforgettable
treeshade looms up behind the jostling judgements of those, as
all should owe, malrecapturable days.

Tap and pat and tapatagain, (fire firstshot, Missiers the Refuseleers!
Peingpeong! For saxonlootie!) three tommix, soldiers free,
cockaleak and cappapee, of the Coldstream. Guards were walking,
in (pardonnez-leur, je vous en prie, eh?) Montgomery Street. One
voiced an opinion in which on either wide (pardonnez!), nodding,
all the Finner Camps concurred (je vous en prie, eh?). It
was the first woman, they said, souped him, that fatal wellesday,
Lili Coninghams, by suggesting him they go in a field. Wroth
mod eldfar, ruth redd stilstand, wrath wrackt wroth, confessed
private Pat Marchison retro. (Terse!) Thus contenters with santoys
play. One of our coming Vauxhall ontheboards who is
resting for the moment (she has been callit by a noted stagey elecutioner
a wastepacket Sittons) was interfeud in a waistend pewty
parlour. Looking perhaps even more pewtyflushed in her cherryderry

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padouasoys, girdle and braces by the Halfmoon and Seven
Stars, russets from the Blackamoor's Head, amongst the climbing
boys at his Eagle and Child and over the corn and hay emptors
at their Black and All Black, Mrs F... A... saidaside, half in
stage of whisper to her confidante glass, while recoopering her
cartwheel chapot (ahat!—and we now know what thimbles a
baquets on lallance a talls mean), she hoped Sid Arthar would
git a Chrissman's portrout of orange and lemonsized orchids with
hollegs and ether, from the feeatre of the Innocident, as the
worryld had been uncained. Then, while it is odrous comparisoning
to the sprangflowers of his burstday which was a viridable
goddinpotty for the reinworms and the charlattinas and all
branches of climatitis, it has been such a wanderful noyth untirely,
added she, with many regards to Maha's pranjapansies. (Tart!)
Prehistoric, obitered to his dictaphone an entychologist: his propenomen
is a properismenon. A dustman nocknamed Sevenchurches
in the employ of Messrs Achburn, Soulpetre and
Ashreborn, prairmakers, Glintalook, was asked by the sisterhood
the vexed question during his midday collation of leaver and
buckrom alternatively with stenk and kitteney phie in a hashhoush
and, thankeaven, responsed impulsively: We have just been
propogandering his nullity suit and what they took out of his ear
among my own crush. All our fellows at O'Dea's sages with
Aratar Calaman he is a cemented brick, buck it all! A more nor
usually sober cardriver, who was jauntingly hosing his runabout,
Ginger Jane, took a strong view. Lorry hosed her as he talked
and this is what he told rewritemen: Irewaker is just a plain pink
joint reformee in private life but folks all have it by brehemons
laws he has parliamentary honours. Eiskaffier said (Louigi's, you
know that man's, brillant Savourain): Mon foie, you wish to ave
some homelette, yes, lady! Good, mein leber! Your hegg he must
break himself. See, I crack, so, he sit in the poele, umbedimbt!
A perspirer (over sixty) who was keeping up his tennises panted
he kne ho har twa to clect infamatios but a diffpair flannels climb
wall and trespassing on doorbell. After fullblown Braddon hear
this fresky troterella! A railways barmaid's view (they call her

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Spilltears Rue) was thus expressed: to sympathisers of the Dole
Line, Death Avenue, anent those objects of her pity-prompted
ministrance, to wet, man and his syphon. Ehim! It is ever too
late to whissle when Phyllis floods her stable. It would be skarlot
shame to jailahim in lockup, as was proposed to him by the
Seddoms creature what matter what merrytricks went off with
his revulverher in connections with ehim being a norphan and
enjoining such wicked illth, ehim! "Well done, Drumcollakill!
Kitty Tyrrel is proud of you, was the reply of a B.O.T. official
(O blame gnot the board!) while the Daughters Benkletter murmured
in uniswoon: Golforgilhisjurylegs! Brian Lynsky, the cub
curser, was questioned at his shouting box, Bawlonabraggat, and
gave a snappy comeback, when saying: Paw! Once more I'll
hellbowl! I am for caveman chase and sahara sex, burk you! Them
two bitches ought to be leashed, canem! Up hog and hoar hunt!
Paw! A wouldbe martyr, who is attending on sanit Asitas where
he is being taught to wear bracelets, when grilled on the point,
revealed the undoubted fact that the consequence would be that
so long as Sankya Moondy played his mango tricks under the
mysttetry, with shady apsaras sheltering in his leaves' licence and
his shadowers torrifried by the potent bolts of indradiction, there
would be fights all over Cuxhaven. (Tosh!) Missioner Ida Wombwell,
the seventeenyearold revivalist, said concerning the coincident
of interfizzing with grenadines and other respectable and
disgusted peersons using the park: That perpendicular person is
a brut! But a magnificent brut! 'Caligula' (Mr Danl Magrath,
bookmaker, wellknown to Eastrailian poorusers of the Sydney
Parade Ballotin) was, as usual, antipodal with his: striving todie,
hopening tomellow, Ware Splash. Cobbler. We have meat two
hourly, sang out El Caplan Buycout, with the famous padre's
turridur's capecast, meet too ourly, matadear! Dan Meiklejohn,
precentor, of S.S. Smack and Olley's was probiverbal with his
upsiduxit: mutatus mutandus. Dauran's lord ('Sniffpox') and Moirgan's
lady ('Flatterfun') took sides and crossed and bowed to
each other's views and recrossed themselves. The dirty dubs upin
their flies, went too free, echoed the dainly drabs downin their

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scenities, una mona. Sylvia Silence, the girl detective (Meminerva,
but by now one hears turtlings all over Doveland!) when supplied
with informations as to the several facets of the case in her cozydozy
bachelure's flat, quite overlooking John a'Dream's mews,
leaned back in her really truly easy chair to query restfully through
her vowelthreaded syllabelles: Have you evew thought, wepowtew,
that sheew gweatness was his twadgedy? Nevewtheless accowding
to my considewed attitudes fow this act he should pay
the full penalty, pending puwsuance, as pew Subsec. 32, section
11, of the C. L. A. act 1885, anything in this act to the contwawy
notwithstanding. Jarley Jilke began to silke for he couldn't get
home to Jelsey but ended with: He's got the sack that helped him
moult instench of his gladsome rags. Meagher, a naval rating,
seated on one of the granite cromlech setts of our new fishshambles
for the usual aireating after the ever popular act, with
whom were Questa and Puella, piquante and quoite, (this had a
cold in her brain while that felt a sink in her summock, wit's
wat, wot's wet) was encouraged, although nearvanashed himself,
by one of his co-affianced to get your breath, Walt, and gobbit
and when ther chidden by her fastra sastra to saddle up your
pance, Naville, thus cor replied to her other's thankskissing: I
lay my two fingerbuttons, fiancee Meagher, (he speaks!) he was
to blame about your two velvetthighs up Horniman's Hill—as
hook and eye blame him or any other piscman?—but I also
think, Puellywally, by the siege of his trousers there was someone
else behind it—you bet your boughtem blarneys—about
their three drummers down Keysars Lane. (Trite!).

Be these meer marchant taylor's fablings of a race referend
with oddman rex? Is now all seenheard then forgotten? Can it
was, one is fain in this leaden age of letters now to wit, that so
diversified outrages (they have still to come!) were planned and
partly carried out against so staunch a covenanter if it be true
than any of those recorded ever took place for many, we trow,
beyessed to and denayed of, are given to us by some who use
the truth but sparingly and we, on this side ought to sorrow for
their pricking pens on that account. The seventh city, Urovivla,

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his citadear of refuge, whither (would we believe the laimen and
their counts), beyond the outraved gales of Atreeatic, changing
clues with a baggermalster, the hejirite had fled, silentioussuemeant
under night's altosonority, shipalone, a raven of the wave,
(be mercy, Mara! A he whence Rahoulas!) from the ostmen's
dirtby on the old vic, to forget in expiating manslaughter and,
reberthing in remarriment out of dead seekness to devine previdence,
(if you are looking for the bilder deep your ear on the
movietone!) to league his lot, palm and patte, with a papishee.
For mine qvinne I thee giftake and bind my hosenband I thee
halter. The wastobe land, a lottuse land, a luctuous land, Emeraldilluim,
the peasant pastured, in which by the fourth commandment
with promise his days apostolic were to be long by the abundant
mercy of Him Which Thundereth From On High, murmured,
would rise against him with all which in them were, franchisables
and inhabitands, astea as agora, helotsphilots, do him hurt,
poor jink, ghostly following bodily, as were he made a curse for
them, the corruptible lay quick, all saints of incorruption of an
holy nation, the common or ere-in-garden castaway, in red resurrection
to condemn so they might convince him, first pharoah,
Humpheres Cheops Exarchas, of their proper sins. Business
bred to speak with a stiff upper lip to all men and most occasions
the Man we wot of took little short of fighting chances but
for all that he or his or his care were subjected to the horrors of
the premier terror of Errorland. (perorhaps!)

We seem to us (the real Us!) to be reading our Amenti in the
sixth sealed chapter of the going forth by black. It was after the
show at Wednesbury that one tall man, humping a suspicious
parcel, when returning late amid a dense particular on his home
way from the second house of the Boore and Burgess Christy
Menestrels by the old spot, Roy's Corner, had a barkiss revolver
placed to his faced with the words: you're shot, major: by an unknowable
assailant (masked) against whom he had been jealous
over, Lotta Crabtree or Pomona Evlyn. More than that Whenn
the Waylayer (not a Lucalizod diocesan or even of the Glendalough
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in a bytheway that he, the crawsopper, had, in edition to
Reade's cutless centiblade, a loaded Hobson's which left only twin
alternatives as, viceversa, either he would surely shoot her, the
aunt, by pistol, (she could be okaysure of that!) or, failing of such,
bash in Patch's blank face beyond recognition, pointedly asked
with gaeilish gall wodkar blizzard's business Thornton had with
that Kane's fender only to be answered by the aggravated
assaulted that that that was the snaps for him, Midweeks, to sultry
well go and find out if he was showery well able. But how transparingly
nontrue, gentlewriter! His feet one is not a tall man, not
at all, man. No such parson. No such fender. No such lumber. No
such race. Was it supposedly in connection with a girls, Myramy
Huey or Colores Archer, under Flaggy Bridge (for ann there is
but one liv and hir newbridge is her old) or to explode his
twelvechamber and force a shrievalty entrance that the heavybuilt
Abelbody in a butcherblue blouse from One Life One Suit (a
men's wear store), with a most decisive bottle of single in his
possession, seized after dark by the town guard at Haveyou-
caught-emerod's temperance gateway was there in a gate's way.

Fifthly, how parasoliloquisingly truetoned on his first time of
hearing the wretch's statement that, muttering Irish, he had had
had o'gloriously a'lot too much hanguest or hoshoe fine to
drink in the House of Blazes, the Parrot in Hell, the Orange Tree,
the Glibt, the Sun, the Holy Lamb and, lapse not leashed, in
Ramitdown's ship hotel since the morning moment he could
dixtinguish a white thread from a black till the engine of the
laws declosed unto Murray and was only falling fillthefluthered
up against the gatestone pier which, with the cow's bonnet
a'top o'it, he falsetook for a cattlepillar with purest peaceablest
intentions. Yet how lamely hobbles the hoy of his then pseudojocax
axplanation how, according to his own story, he was a
process server and was merely trying to open zozimus a bottlop
stoub by mortially hammering his magnum bonum (the curter the
club the sorer the savage) against the bludgey gate for the boots
about the swan, Maurice Behan, who hastily into his shoes with
nothing his hald barra tinnteack and came down with homp,

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shtemp and jumphet to the tiltyard from the wastes a'sleep in his
obi ohny overclothes or choker, attracted by the norse of guns
playing Delandy is cartager on the raglar rock to Dulyn, said
war' prised safe in bed as he dreamed that he'd wealthes in mormon
halls when wokenp by a fourth loud snore out of his land
of byelo while hickstrey's maws was grazing in the moonlight
by hearing hammering on the pandywhank scale emanating from
the blind pig and anything like it (oonagh! oonagh!) in the
whole history of the Mullingcan Inn he never. This battering
babel allower the door and sideposts, he always said, was not in
the very remotest like the belzey babble of a bottle of boose
which would not rouse him out o' slumber deep but reminded
him loads more of the martiallawsey marses of foreign musikants'
instrumongs or the overthrewer to the third last days of
Pompery, if anything. And that after this most nooningless
knockturn the young reine came down desperate and the old
liffopotamus started ploring all over the plains, as mud as she
cud be, ruinating all the bouchers' schurts and the backers'
wischandtugs so that be the chandeleure of the Rejaneyjailey
they were all night wasching the walters of, the weltering walters
off. Whyte.

Just one moment. A pinch in time of the ideal, musketeers!
Alphos, Burkos and Caramis, leave Astrelea for the astrollajerries
and for the love of the saunces and the honour of Keavens pike
puddywhackback to Pamintul. And roll away the reel world, the
reel world, the reel world! And call all your smokeblushes,
Snowwhite and Rosered, if you will have the real cream! Now for
a strawberry frolic! Filons, filoosh! Cherchons la flamme! Fammfamm!

Come on, ordinary man with that large big nonobli head, and
that blanko berbecked fischial ekksprezzion Machinsky Scapolopolos,
Duzinascu or other. Your machelar's mutton leg's getting
musclebound from being too pulled. Noah Beery weighed stone
thousand one when Hazel was a hen. Now her fat's falling fast.
Therefore, chatbags, why not yours? There are 29 sweet reasons
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they're raised on bruised stone root ginger though it winters on
their heads as if auctumned round their waistbands. If you'd had
pains in your hairs you wouldn't look so orgibald. You'd have
Colley Macaires on your lump of lead. Now listen, Mr Leer!
And stow that sweatyfunnyadams Simper! Take an old geeser
who calls on his skirt. Note his sleek hair, so elegant, tableau
. He vows her to be his own honeylamb, swears they will
be papa pals, by Sam, and share good times way down west in a
guaranteed happy lovenest when May moon she shines and they
twit twinkle all the night, combing the comet's tail up right and
shooting popguns at the stars. Creampuffs all to dime! Every
nice, missymackenzies! For dear old grumpapar, he's gone on
the razzledar, through gazing and crazing and blazing at the stars.
Compree! She wants her wardrobe to hear from above by return
with cash so as she can buy her Peter Robinson trousseau and cut
a dash with Arty, Bert or possibly Charley Chance (who knows?)
so tolloll Mr Hunker you're too dada for me to dance (so off she
goes!) and that's how half the gels in town has got their bottom
drars while grumpapar he's trying to hitch his braces on to his
trars. But old grum he's not so clean dippy between sweet you
and yum (not on your life, boy! not in those trousers! not by a
large jugful!) for someplace on the sly, where Furphy he isn't by,
old grum has his gel number two (bravevow, our Grum!) and he
would like to canoodle her too some part of the time for he is
downright fond of his number one but O he's fair mashed on
peaches number two so that if he could only canoodle the two,
chivee chivoo, all three would feel genuinely happy, it's as simple
as A. B. C., the two mixers, we mean, with their cherrybum
chappy (for he is simply shamming dippy) if they all were afloat
in a dreamlifeboat, hugging two by two in his zoo-doo-you-doo,
a tofftoff for thee, missymissy for me and howcameyou-e'enso for
Farber, in his tippy, upindown dippy, tiptoptippy canoodle, can
you? Finny.

Ack, ack, ack. With which clap, trap and soddenment, three to
a loaf, our mutual friends the fender and the bottle at the gate seem
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several of the earmarks of design, for there is in fact no use in
putting a tooth in a snipery of that sort and the amount of all
those sort of things which has been going on onceaday in and
twiceaday out every other nachtistag among all kinds of promiscious
individuals at all ages in private homes and reeboos
publikiss and allover all and elsewhere throughout secular
sequence the country over and overabroad has been particularly
stupendous. To be continued. Federals' Uniteds' Transports'
Unions' for Exultations' of Triumphants' Ecstasies.

But resuming inquiries. Will it ever be next morning the postal
unionist's (officially called carrier's, Letters Scotch, Limited)
strange fate (Fierceendgiddyex he's hight, d.e., the losel that
hucks around missivemaids' gummibacks) to hand in a huge
chain envelope, written in seven divers stages of ink, from blanchessance
to lavandaiette, every pothook and pancrook bespaking
the wisherwife, superscribed and subpencilled by yours A Laughable
Party, with afterwite, S.A.G., to Hyde and Cheek, Edenberry,
Dubblenn, WC? Will whatever will be written in lappish
language with inbursts of Maggyer always seem semposed, black
looking white and white guarding black, in that siamixed twoatalk
used twist stern swift and jolly roger? Will it bright upon us,
nightle, and we plunging to our plight? Well, it might now, mircle,
so it light. Always and ever till Cox's wife, twice Mrs Hahn, pokes
her beak into the matter with Owen K. after her, to see whawa
smutter after, will this kiribis pouch filled with litterish fragments
lurk dormant in the paunch of that halpbrother of a herm,
a pillarbox?

The coffin, a triumph of the illusionist's art, at first blench
naturally taken for a handharp (it is handwarp to tristinguish
jubabe from jabule or either from tubote when all three have just
been invened) had been removed from the hardware premises of
Oetzmann and Nephew, a noted house of the gonemost west,
which in the natural course of all things continues to supply
funeral requisites of every needed description. Why needed,
though? Indeed needed (wouldn't you feel like rattanfowl if you
hadn't the oscar!) because the flash brides or bride in their lily

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boleros one games with at the Nivynubies' finery ball and your
upright grooms that always come right up with you (and by jingo
when they do!) what else in this mortal world, now ours, when
meet there night, mid their nackt, me there naket, made their
nought the hour strikes, would bring them rightcame back in the
flesh, thumbs down, to their orses and their hashes.

To proceed. We might leave that nitrience of oxagiants to take
its free of the air and just analectralyse that very chymerical com-
bination, the gasbag where the warderworks. And try to pour
somour heiterscene up thealmostfere. In the bottled heliose case
continuing, Long Lally Tobkids, the special, sporting a fine breast
of medals, and a conscientious scripturereader to boot in the brick
and tin choorch round the coroner, swore like a Norewheezian
tailliur on the stand before the proper functionary that he was up
against a right querrshnorrt of a mand in the butcher of the blues
who, he guntinued, on last epening after delivering some carcasses
mattonchepps and meatjutes on behalf of Messrs Otto
Sands and Eastman, Limericked, Victuallers, went and, with his
unmitigated astonissment, hickicked at the dun and dorass against
all the runes and, when challenged about the pretended hick (it
was kickup and down with him) on his solemn by the imputant
imputed, said simply: I appop pie oath, Phillyps Captain. You
did, as I sostressed before. You are deepknee in error, sir, Madam
Tomkins, let me then tell you, replied with a gentlewomanly
salaam MackPartland, (the meatman's family, and the oldest in
the world except nick, name.) And Phelps was flayful with his
peeler. But his phizz fell.

Now to the obverse. From velveteens to dimities is barely a
fivefinger span and hence these camelback excesses are thought
to have been instigated by one or either of the causing causes of
all, those rushy hollow heroines in their skirtsleeves, be she magretta
be she the posque. Oh! Oh! Because it is a horrible thing
to have to say to say to day but one dilalah, Lupita Lorette, shortly
after in a fit of the unexpectednesses drank carbolic with all
her dear placid life before her and paled off while the other
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one day while dodging chores that she stripped teasily for binocular
man and that her jambs were jimpjoyed to see each other, the
nautchy girly soon found her fruitful hat too small for her and
rapidly taking time, look, she rapidly took to necking, partying
and selling her spare favours in the haymow or in lumber closets
or in the greenawn ad huck (there are certain intimacies in all
ladies' lavastories we just lease to imagination) or in the sweet
churchyard close itself for a bit of soft coal or an array of thin
trunks, serving whom in fine that same hot coney a la Zingara
which our own little Graunya of the chilired cheeks dished up
to the greatsire of Oscar, that son of a Coole. Houri of the coast
of emerald, arrah of the lacessive poghue, Aslim-all-Muslim, the
resigned to her surrender, did not she, come leinster's even, true
dotter of a dearmud, (her pitch was Forty Steps and his perch old
Cromwell's Quarters) with so valkirry a licence as sent many a
poor pucker packing to perdition, again and again, ay, and again
sfidare him, tease fido, eh tease fido, eh eh tease fido, toos topples
topple, stop, dug of a dog of a dgiaour, ye! Angealousmei!
And did not he, like Arcoforty, farfar off Bissavolo, missbrand
her behaveyous with iridescent huecry of down right mean false
sop lap sick dope? Tawfulsdreck! A reine of the shee, a shebeen
quean, a queen of pranks. A kingly man, of royal mien, regally
robed, exalted be his glory! So gave so take: Now not, not now!
He would just a min. Suffering trumpet! He thought he want.
Whath? Hear, O hear, living of the land! Hungreb, dead era,
hark! He hea, eyes ravenous on her lippling lills. He hear her voi
of day gon by. He hears! Zay, zay, zay! But, by the beer of his
profit, he cannot answer. Upterputty till rise and shine! Nor needs
none shaft ne stele from Phenicia or Little Asia to obelise on
the spout, neither pobalclock neither folksstone, nor sunkenness
in Tomar's Wood to bewray how erpressgangs score off the rued.
The mouth that tells not will ever attract the unthinking tongue
and so long as the obseen draws theirs which hear not so long
till allearth's dumbnation shall the blind lead the deaf. Tatcho,
tawney yeeklings! The column of lumps lends the pattrin of the
leaves behind us. If violence to life, limb and chattels, often as

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not, has been the expression, direct or through an agent male, of
womanhid offended, (ah! ah!), has not levy of black mail from
the times the fairies were in it, and fain for wilde erthe blothoms
followed an impressive private reputation for whispered sins?

Now by memory inspired, turn wheel again to the whole of
the wall. Where Gyant Blyant fronts Peannlueamoore There was
once upon a wall and a hooghoog wall a was and such a wallhole
did exist. Ere ore or ire in Aaarlund. Or you Dair's Hair or
you Diggin Mosses or your horde of orts and oriorts to garble
a garthen of Odin and the lost paladays when all the eddams ended
with aves. Armen? The doun is theirs and still to see for menags
if he strikes a lousaforitch and we'll come to those baregazed
shoeshines if you just shoodov a second. And let oggs be good
old gaggles and Isther Estarr play Yesther Asterr. In the drema
of Sorestost Areas, Diseased. A stonehinged gate then was for
another thing while the suroptimist had bought and enlarged
that shack under fair rental of one yearlyng sheep, (prime) value
of sixpence, and one small yearlyng goat (cadet) value of eightpence,
to grow old and happy (hogg it and kidd him) for the reminants
of his years; and when everything was got up for the
purpose he put an applegate on the place by no means as some
pretext a bedstead in loo thereof to keep out donkeys (the pigdirt
hanging from the jags to this hour makes that clear) and just
thenabouts the iron gape, by old custom left open to prevent
the cats from getting at the gout, was triplepatlockt on him on
purpose by his faithful poorters to keep him inside probably and
possibly enaunter he felt like sticking out his chest too far and
tempting gracious providence by a stroll on the peoplade's eggday,
unused as he was yet to being freely clodded.

O, by the by, lets wee brag of praties, it ought to be always
remembered in connection with what has gone before that there
was a northroomer, Herr Betreffender, out for his zimmer holedigs,
digging in number 32 at the Rum and Puncheon (Branch of
Dirty Dick's free house) in Laxlip (where the Sockeye Sammons
were stopping at the time orange fasting) prior to that, a Kommerzial
(Gorbotipacco, he was wreaking like Zentral Oylrubber)

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from Osterich, the U.S.E. paying (Gaul save the mark!) 11/- in
the week (Gosh, these wholly romads!) of conscience money in
the first deal of Yuly wheil he was, swishing beesnest with blessure,
and swobbing broguen eeriesh myth brockendootsch, making
his reporterage on Der Fall Adams for the Frankofurto Siding,
a Fastland payrodicule, and er, consstated that one had on him
the Lynn O'Brien, a meltoned lammswolle, disturbed, and wider
he might the same zurichschicken other he would, with tosend
and obertosend tonnowatters, one monkey's damages become.
Now you must know, franksman, to make a heart of glass, that
the game of gaze and bandstand butchery was merely a Patsy
O'Strap tissue of threats and obuses such as roebucks raugh at
pinnacle's peak and after this sort. Humphrey's unsolicited visitor,
Davy or Titus, on a burgley's clan march from the middle west,
a hikely excellent crude man about road who knew his Bullfoost
Mountains like a starling bierd, after doing a long dance untidled
to Cloudy Green, deposend his bockstump on the waityoumaywantme,
after having blew some quaker's (for you! Oates!) in
through the houseking's keyhole to attract attention, bleated
through the gale outside which the tairor of his clothes was hogcallering,
first, be the hirsuiter, that he would break his bulsheywigger's
head for him, next, be the heeltapper, that he would
break the gage over his lankyduckling head the same way he
would crack a nut with a monkeywrench and, last of all, be the
stirabouter, that he would give him his (or theumperom's or anybloody
else's) thickerthanwater to drink and his bleday steppebrodhar's
into the bucket. He demanded more wood alcohol to
pitch in with, alleging that his granfather's was all taxis and that
it was only after ten o'connell, and this his isbar was a public
oven for the sake of irsk irskusky, and then, not easily discouraged,
opened the wrathfloods of his atillarery and went on at
a wicked rate, weathering against him in mooxed metaphores
from eleven thirty to two in the afternoon without even a luncheonette
interval for House, son of Clod, to come out, you jewbeggar,
to be Executed Amen. Earwicker, that patternmind, that
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although whitening under restraint in the sititout corner of
his conservatory, behind faminebuilt walls, his thermos flask and
ripidian flabel by his side and a walrus whiskerbristle for a tuskpick,
compiled, while he mourned the flight of his wild guineese,
a long list (now feared in part lost) to be kept on file of all abusive
names he was called (we have been compelled for the rejoicement
of foinne loidies ind the humours of Milltown etcetera by Josephine
Brewster in the collision known as Contrastations with Inkermann
and so on and sononward, lacies in loo water, flee, celestials,
one clean turv): Firstnighter, Informer, Old Fruit, Yellow Whigger,
Wheatears, Goldy Geit, Bogside Beauty, Yass We've Had His
, York's Porker, Funnyface, At Baggotty's Bend He
, Grease with the Butter, Opendoor Ospices, Cainandabler,
Ireland's Eighth Wonderful Wonder, Beat My Price, Godsoilman,
Moonface the Murderer, Hoary Hairy Hoax, Midnight Sunburst,
Remove that Bible, Hebdromadary Publocation, Tummer the Lame
the Tyrannous
, Blau Clay, Tight before Teatime, Read Your
, Acoustic Disturbance, Thinks He's Gobblasst the Good
Dook of Ourguile
, W.D.'s Grace, Gibbering Bayamouth of Dublin,
His Farther was a Mundzucker and She had him in a Growler,
Burnham and Bailey, Artist, Unworthy of the Homely Protestant
, Terry Cotter, You're Welcome to Waterfood, signed the
, Lobsterpot Lardling, All for Arthur of this Town,
Hooshed the Cat from the Bacon, Leathertogs Donald, The Ace
and Deuce of Paupering
, O'Reilly's Delights to Kiss the Man
behind the Borrel
, Magogagog, Swad Puddlefoot, Gouty Ghibeline,
Loose Luther, Hatches Cocks' Eggs, Muddle the Plan, Luck before
, I Divorce Thee Husband, Tanner and a Make, Go to
Hellena or Come to Connies
, Piobald Puffpuff His Bride, Purged
out of Burke's
, He's None of Me Causin, Barebarean, Peculiar
, Grunt Owl's Facktotem, Twelve Months Aristocrat,
Lycanthrope, Flunkey Beadle Vamps the Tune Letting on He's
, Thunder and Turf Married into Clandorf, Left Boot Sent
on Approval
, Cumberer of Lord's Holy Ground, Stodge Arschmann,
Awnt Yuke, Tommy Furlong's Pet Plagues, Archdukon Cabbanger,
Last Past the Post, Kennealey Won't Tell Thee off Nancy's Gown,

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Scuttle to Cover, Salary Grab, Andy Mac Noon in Annie's Room,
Awl Out, Twitchbratschballs, Bombard Street Bester, Sublime
, A Ban for Le King of the Burgaans and a Bom for Ye Sur
of all the Ruttledges
, O'Phelim's Cutprice, And at Number Wan
Wan Wan
, What He Done to Castlecostello, Sleeps with Feathers
end Ropes
, It is Known who Sold Horace the Rattler, Enclosed
find the Sons of Fingal
, Swayed in his Falling, Wants a Wife and
Forty of Them
, Let Him Do the Fair, Apeegeequanee Chimmuck,
Plowp Goes his Whastle, Ruin of the Small Trader, He — —
, Vee was a Vindner, Sower Rapes,
Armenian Atrocity, Sickfish Bellyup, Edomite, —'Man Devoyd of
the Commoner Characteristics of an Irish Nature
, Bad Humborg,
Hraabhraab, Coocoohandler, Dirt, Miching Daddy, Born Burst Feet
, Woolworth's Worst, Easyathic Phallusaphist, Guilteypig's
, Fast in the Barrel, Boose in the Bed, Mister Fatmate,
In Custody of the Polis, Boawwll's Alocutionist, Deposed, but anar-
chistically respectsful of the liberties of the noninvasive individual,
did not respond a solitary wedgeword beyond such sedentarity,
though it was as easy as kissanywhere for the passive resistant in
the booth he was in to reach for the hello gripes and ring up Kimmage
Outer 17.67, because, as the fundamentalist explained, when
at last shocked into speech, touchin his woundid feelins in the
fuchsiar the dominican mission for the sowsealist potty was on at
the time and he thought the rowmish devowtion known as the
howly rowsary might reeform ihm, Gonn. That more than
considerably unpleasant bullocky before he rang off drunkishly
pegged a few glatt stones, all of a size, by way of final mocks
for his grapes, at the wicket in support of his words that he was
not guilphy but, after he had so slaunga vollayed, reconnoitring
through his semisubconscious the seriousness of what he
might have done had he really polished off his terrible intentions
finally caused him to change the bawling and leave downg the
whole grumus of brookpebbles pangpung and, having sobered
up a bit, paces his groundould diablen lionndub, the flay the
flegm, the floedy fleshener, (purse, purse, pursyfurse, I'll splish
the splume of them all!) this backblocks boor bruskly put out

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his langwedge and quite quit the paleologic scene, telling how
by his selfdenying ordnance he had left Hyland on the dissenting
table, after exhorting Earwicker or, in slightly modified phraseology,
Messrs or Missrs Earwicker, Seir, his feminisible name of
multitude, to cocoa come outside to Mockerloo out of that for
the honour of Crumlin, with his broody old flishguds, Gog's
curse to thim, so as he could brianslog and burst him all dizzy,
you go bail, like Potts Fracture did with Keddle Flatnose and
nobodyatall with Wholyphamous and build rocks over him, or
if he didn't, for two and thirty straws, be Cacao Campbell, he
didn't know what he wouldn't do for him nor nobody else nomore
nor him after which, batell martell, a brisha a milla a stroka
a boola, so the rage of Malbruk, playing on the least change of
his manjester's voice, the first heroic couplet from the fuguall
tropical, Opus Elf, Thortytoe: My schemes into abeyance for This
time has had to fall
: they bit goodbyte to their thumb and, his
bandol eer his solgier, dripdropdrap on pool or poldier, wishing
the loff a falladelfian in the morning, proceeded with a Hubbleforth
slouch in his slips backwords (Et Cur Heli!) in the directions
of the duff and demb institutions about ten or eleven hundred
years lurch away in the moonshiny gorge of Patself on the Bach.

And thus, with this rochelly exetur of Bully Acre, came to
close that last stage in the siegings round our archicitadel which
we would like to recall, if old Nestor Alexis would wink the
worth for us, as Bar-le-Duc and Dog-an-Doras and Bangen-op-Zoom.

Yed he med leave to many a door beside of Oxmanswold for
so witness his chambered cairns a cloudletlitter silent that are at
browse up hill and down coombe and on eolithostroton, at
Howth or at Coolock or even at Enniskerry, a theory none too
rectiline of the evoluation of human society and a testament of
the rocks from all the dead unto some the living. Olivers lambs
we do call them, skatterlings of a stone, and they shall be gathered
unto him, their herd and paladin, as nubilettes to cumule,
in that day hwen, same the lightning lancer of Azava Arthurhonoured

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(some Finn, some Finn avant!), he skall wake from
earthsleep, haught crested elmer, in his valle of briers of Greenman's
Rise O, (lost leaders live! the heroes return!) and o'er dun
and dale the Wulverulverlord (protect us!) his mighty horn skall
roll, orland, roll.

For in those deyes his Deyus shall ask of Allprohome and
call to himm: Allprohome! And he make answer: Add some.
Nor wink nor wunk. Animadiabolum, mene credidisti mortuum?
Silence was in thy faustive halls, O Truiga, when thy green
woods went dry but there will be sounds of manymirth on the
night's ear ringing when our pantriarch of Comestowntonobble
gets the pullover on his boots.

Liverpoor? Sot a bit of it! His braynes coolt parritch, his pelt
nassy, his heart's adrone, his bluidstreams acrawl, his puff but a
piff, his extremeties extremely so: Fengless, Pawmbroke, Chilblaimend
and Baldowl. Humph is in his doge. Words weigh no
no more to him than raindrips to Rethfernhim. Which we all
like. Rain. When we sleep. Drops. But wait until our sleeping.
Drain. Sdops.


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As the lion in our teargarten remembers the nenuphars of his
Nile (shall Ariuz forget Arioun or Boghas the baregams of the
Marmarazalles from Marmeniere?) it may be, tots wearsense full
a naggin in twentyg have sigilposted what in our brievingbust,
the besieged bedreamt him stil and solely of those lililiths undeveiled
which had undone him, gone for age, and knew not
the watchful treachers at his wake, and theirs to stay. Fooi, fooi,
chamermissies! Zeepyzoepy, larcenlads! Zijnzijn Zijnzijn! It may
be, we moest ons hasten selves te declareer it, that he reglimmed?
presaw? the fields of heat and yields of wheat where corngold
Ysit? shamed and shone. It may be, we habben to upseek a bitty
door our good township's courants want we knew't, that with
his deepseeing insight (had not wishing oftebeen but good time
wasted), within his patriarchal shamanah, broadsteyne 'bove citie
(Twillby! Twillby!) he conscious of enemies, a kingbilly whitehorsed
in a Finglas mill, prayed, as he sat on anxious seat, (kunt
ye neat gift mey toe bout a peer saft eyballds!) during that three
and a hellof hours' agony of silence, ex profundis malorum, and
bred with unfeigned charity that his wordwounder (an engles to
the teeth who, nomened Nash of Girahash, would go anyold where
in the weeping world on his mottled belly (the rab, the kreeponskneed!)
for milk, music or married missusses) might, mercy to
providential benevolence's who hates prudencies' astuteness, unfold
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blackfaced connemaras not of the fold but elder children of his
household, his most besetting of ideas (pace his twolve predamanant
passions) being the formation, as in more favoured climes,
where the Meadow of Honey is guestfriendly and the Mountain
of Joy receives, of a truly criminal stratum, Ham's cribcracking
yeggs, thereby at last eliminating from all classes and masses with
directly derivative decasualisation: sigarius (sic!) vindicat urbes
(sicker!): and so, to mark a bank taal she arter, the
obedience of the citizens elp the ealth of the ole.

Now gode. Let us leave theories there and return to here's here.
Now hear. 'Tis gode again. The teak coffin, Pughglasspanelfitted,
feets to the east, was to turn in later, and pitly patly near the
porpus, materially effecting the cause. And this, liever, is the
thinghowe. Any number of conservative public bodies, through
a number of select and other committees having power to add to
their number, before voting themselves and himself, town, port
and garrison, by a fit and proper resolution, following a koorts
order of the groundwet, once for all out of plotty existence, as
a forescut, so you maateskippey might to you cuttinrunner on a
neuw pack of klerds, made him, while his body still persisted,
their present of a protem grave in Moyelta of the best Lough
Neagh pattern, then as much in demand among misonesans as
the Isle of Man today among limniphobes. Wacht even! It was
in a fairly fishy kettlekerry, after the Fianna's foreman had taken
his handful, enriched with ancient woods and dear dutchy deeplinns
mid which were an old knoll and a troutbeck, vainyvain of
her osiery and a chatty sally with any Wilt or Walt who would
ongle her as Izaak did to the tickle of his rod and watch her
waters of her sillying waters of and there now brown peater
arripple (may their quilt gild lightly over his somnolulutent
form!) Whoforyou lies his last, by the wrath of Bog, like the
erst curst Hun in the bed of his treubleu Donawhu.

Best. This wastohavebeen underground heaven, or mole's
paradise which was probably also an inversion of a phallopharos,
intended to foster wheat crops and to ginger up tourist trade
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he should petrifake suchanevver while the contractors Messrs
T. A. Birkett and L. O. Tuohalls were made invulnerably venerable)
first in the west, our misterbilder, Castlevillainous, openly
damned and blasted by means of a hydromine, system, Sowan and
Belting, exploded from a reinvented T.N.T. bombingpost up
ahoy of eleven and thirty wingrests (circiter) to sternbooard out
of his aerial thorpeto, Auton Dynamon, contacted with the expectant
minefield by tins of improved ammonia lashed to her
shieldplated gunwale, and fused into tripupcables, slipping
through tholse and playing down from the conning tower into
the ground battery fuseboxes, all differing as clocks from keys
since nobody appeared to have the same time of beard, some
saying by their Oorlog it was Sygstryggs to nine, more holding
with the Ryan vogt it was Dane to pfife. He afterwards whaanever
his blaetther began to fail off him and his rough bark was
wholly husky and, stoop by stoop, he neared it (wouldmanspare!)
carefully lined the ferroconcrete result with rotproof bricks and
mortar, fassed to fossed, and retired beneath the heptarchy of
his towerettes, the beauchamp, byward, bull and lion, the white,
the wardrobe and bloodied, so encouraging (insteppen, alls als
hats beliefd!) additional useful councils public with hoofd offdealings
which were welholden of ladykants te huur out such as the
Breeders' Union, the Guild of Merchants of the Staple et, a.u.c. to
present unto him with funebral pomp, over and above that, a stone
slab with the usual Mac Pelah address of velediction, a very fairworded
instance of falsemeaning adamelegy: We have done ours
gohellt with you, Heer Herewhippit, overgiven it, skidoo!

But t'house and allaboardshoops! Show coffins, winding sheets,
goodbuy bierchepes, cinerary urns, liealoud blasses, snuffchests,
poteentubbs, lacrimal vases, hoodendoses, reekwaterbeckers,
breakmiddles, zootzaks for eatlust, including upyourhealthing
rookworst and meathewersoftened forkenpootsies and for that
matter, javel also, any kind of inhumationary bric au brac for
the adornment of his glasstone honophreum, would, met these
trein of konditiens, naturally follow, halas, in the ordinary course,
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him, to live all safeathomely the presenile days of his life of
opulence, ancient ere decrepitude, late lents last lenience, till
stuffering stage, whaling away the whole of the while (hypnos
chilia eonion!
) lethelulled between explosion and reexplosion
(Donnaurwatteur! Hunderthunder!) from grosskopp to megapod,
embalmed, of grand age, rich in death anticipated.

But abide Zeit's sumonserving, rise afterfall. Blueblitzbolted
from there, knowing the hingeworms of the hallmirks of habitationlesness,
buried burrowing in Gehinnon, to proliferate through
all his Unterwealth, seam by seam, sheol om sheol, and revisit
our Uppercrust Sideria of Utilitarios, the divine one, the hoarder
hidden propaguting his plutorpopular progeniem of pots and
pans and pokers and puns from biddenland to boughtenland, the
spearway fore the spoorway.

The other spring offensive on the heights of Abraham may
have come about all quite by accidence, Foughtarundser (for
Breedabrooda had at length presuaded him to have himself to be
as septuply buried as the murdered Cian in Finntown), had not
been three monads in his watery grave (what vigilantes and ridings
then and spuitwyne pledges with aardappel frittling!) when
portrifaction, dreyfussed as ever, began to ramp, ramp, ramp, the
boys are parching. A hoodenwinkle gave the signal and a blessing
paper freed the flood. Why did the patrizien make him scares
with his gruntens? Because the druiven were muskating at the
door. From both Celtiberian camps (granting at the onset for the
sake of argument that men on the two sides in New South Ireland
and Vetera Uladh, bluemin and pillfaces, during the ferment
With the Pope or On the Pope, had, moors or letts, grant ideas,
grunted) all conditions, poor cons and dives mor, each, of course,
on the purely doffensive since the eternals were owlwise on their
side every time, were drawn toowards their Bellona's Black
Bottom, once Woolwhite's Waltz (Ohiboh, how becrimed,
becursekissed and bedumbtoit!) some for want of proper feeding
in youth, others already caught in the honourable act of slicing
careers for family and carvers in conjunction; and, if emaciated
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took the ham of, the plain being involved in darkness, low cirque
waggery, nay, even the first old wugger of himself in the flesh,
whiggissimus incarnadined, when falsesighted by the ifsuchhewas
bully on the hill for there had circulated freely fairly among his
opposition the feeling that in so hibernating Massa Ewacka, who,
previous to that demidetached life, had been known of barmicidal
days, cook said, between soups and savours, to get outside
his own length of rainbow trout and taerts atta tarn as no man
of woman born, nay could, like the great crested brebe, devour
his threescoreten of roach per lifeday, ay, and as many minnow a
minute (the big mix, may Gibbet choke him!) was, like the salmon
of his ladderleap all this time of totality secretly and by suckage
feeding on his own misplaced fat.

Ladies did not disdain those pagan ironed times of the first
city (called after the ugliest Danadune) when a frond was a friend
inneed to carry, as earwigs do their dead, their soil to the earthball
where indeeth we shall calm decline, our legacy unknown.
Venuses were gigglibly temptatrix, vulcans guffawably eruptious
and the whole wives' world frockful of fickles. Fact, any human
inyon you liked any erenoon or efter would take her bare godkin
out, or an even pair of hem, (lugod! lugodoo!) and prettily pray
with him (or with em even) everyhe to her taste, long for luck,
tapette and tape petter and take pettest of all. (Tip!) Wells she'd
woo and wills she's win but how the deer knowed where she'd
marry! Arbour, bucketroom, caravan, ditch? Coach, carriage,
wheelbarrow, dungcart?

Kate Strong, a widow (Tiptip!)--she pulls a lane picture for
us, in a dreariodreama setting, glowing and very vidual, of old
dumplan as she nosed it, a homelike cottage of elvanstone with
droppings of biddies, stinkend pusshies, moggies' duggies, rotten
witchawubbles, festering rubbages and beggars' bullets, if not
worse, sending salmofarious germs in gleefully through the
smithereen panes—Widow Strong, then, as her weaker had
turned him to the wall (Tiptiptip!), did most all the scavenging
from good King Hamlaugh's gulden dayne though her lean
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there being no macadamised sidetracks on those old nekropolitan
nights in, barring a footbatter, Bryant's Causeway, bordered
with speedwell, white clover and sorrel a wood knows, which
left off, being beaten, where the plaintiff was struck, she
left down, as scavengers, who will be scavengers must, her
filthdump near the Serpentine in Phornix Park (at her time called
Finewell's Keepsacre but later tautaubapptossed Pat's Purge),
that dangerfield circling butcherswood where fireworker oh
flaherty engaged a nutter of castlemallards and ah for archer
stunned's turk, all over which fossil footprints, bootmarks,
fingersigns, elbowdints, breechbowls, a. s. o. were all successively
traced of a most envolving description. What subtler
timeplace of the weald than such wolfsbelly castrament to will
hide a leabhar from Thursmen's brandihands or a loveletter,
lostfully hers, that would be lust on Ma, than then when ructions
ended, than here where race began: and by four hands of forethought
the first babe of reconcilement is laid in its last cradle
of hume sweet hume. Give over it! And no more of it! So pass
the pick for child sake! O men!

For hear Allhighest sprack for krischnians as for propagana
fidies and his nuptial eagles sharped their beaks of prey: and
every morphyl man of us, pome by pome, falls back into this
terrine: as it was let it be, says he! And it is as though where
Agni araflammed and Mithra monished and Shiva slew as mayamutras
the obluvial waters of our noarchic memory withdrew,
windingly goharksome, to some hastyswasty timberman torchpriest,
flamenfan, the ward of the wind that lightened the fire that
lay in the wood that Jove bolt, at his rude word. Posidonius
O'Fluctuary! Lave that bloody stone as it is! What are you
doing your dirty minx and his big treeblock way up your path?
Slip around, you, by the rare of the ministers'! And, you, take
that barrel back where you got it, Mac Shane's, and go the way
your old one went, Hatchettsbury Road! And gish! how they
gushed away, the pennyfares, a whole school for scamper, with
their sashes flying sish behind them, all the little pirlypettes!
Issy-la-Chapelle! Any lucans, please?

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Yes, the viability of vicinals if invisible is invincible. And we
are not trespassing on his corns either. Look at all the plotsch!
Fluminian! If this was Hannibal's walk it was Hercules' work.
And a hungried thousand of the unemancipated slaved the way.
The mausoleum lies behind us (O Adgigasta, multipopulipater!)
and there are milestones in their cheadmilias faultering along
the tramestrack by Brahm and Anton Hermes! Per omnibus
secular seekalarum. Amain. But the past has made us this present
of a rhedarhoad. So more boher O'Connell! Though rainyhidden,
you're rhinohide. And if he's not a Romeo you may
scallop your hat. Wereupunder in the fane of Saint Fiacre! Halte!

It was hard by the howe's there, plainly on this disoluded and a
buchan cold spot, rupestric then, resurfaced that now is, that
Luttrell sold if Lautrill bought, in the saddle of the Brennan's
(now Malpasplace?) pass, versts and versts from true civilisation,
not where his dreams top their traums halt (Beneathere! Benathere!)
but where livland yontide meared with the wilde, saltlea
with flood, that the attackler, a cropatkin, though under medium
and between colours with truly native pluck, engaged the Adversary
who had more in his eye than was less to his leg but whom for
plunder sake, he mistook in the heavy rain to be Oglethorpe or
some other ginkus, Parr aparrently, to whom the headandheelless
chickenestegg bore some Michelangiolesque resemblance,
making use of sacrilegious languages to the defect that he would
challenge their hemosphores to exterminate them but he would
cannonise the b—y b—r's life out of him and lay him out
contritely as smart as the b—r had his b—y nightprayers
said, three patrecknocksters and a couplet of hellmuirries (tout
est sacré pour un sacreur, femme à barbe ou homme-nourrice
) at the
same time, so as to plugg well let the blubbywail ghoats out of
him, catching holst of an oblong bar he had and with which he
usually broke furnitures he rose the stick at him. The boarder
incident prerepeated itself. The pair (whethertheywere Nippoluono
engaging Wei-Ling-Taou or de Razzkias trying to reconnoistre
the general Boukeleff, man may not say), struggled
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to one and oppositely from the other on its law of capture and
recapture), under the All In rules around the booksafe, fighting
like purple top and tipperuhry Swede, (Secremented Servious of
the Divine Zeal!) and in the course of their tussle the toller man,
who had opened his bully bowl to beg, said to the miner who
was carrying the worm (a handy term for the portable distillery
which consisted of three vats, two jars and several bottles though
we purposely say nothing of the stiff, both parties having an
interest in the spirits): Let me go, Pautheen! I hardly knew ye.
Later on, after the solstitial pause for refleshmeant, the same
man (or a different and younger him of the same ham) asked in
the vermicular with a very oggly chew-chin-grin: Was six victolios
fifteen pigeon takee offa you, tell he me, stlongfella, by
picky-pocky ten to foul months behindaside? There were some
further collidabanter and severe tries to convert for the best part
of an hour and now a woden affair in the shape of a webley (we
at once recognise our old friend Ned of so many illortemporate
letters) fell from the intruser who, as stuck as that cat to that
mouse in that tube of that christchurch organ, (did the imnage of
Girl Cloud Pensive flout above them light young charm, in
ribbons and pigtail?) whereupon became friendly and, saying not
his shirt to tear, to know wanted, joking and knobkerries all
aside laying, if his change companion who stuck still to the invention
of his strongbox, with a tenacity corrobberating their
mutual tenitorial rights, happened to have the loots change of
a tenpound crickler about him at the moment, addling that hap
so, he would pay him back the six vics odd, do you see, out of
that for what was taken on the man of samples last Yuni or Yuly,
do you follow me, Capn? To this the other, Billi with the Boule,
who had mummed and mauled up to that (for he was hesitency
carried to excelcism) rather amusedly replied: Woowoo would
you be grossly surprised, Hill, to learn that, as it so happens, I
honestly have not such a thing as the loo, as the least chance of
a tinpanned crackler anywhere about me at the present mohomoment
but I believe I can see my way, as you suggest, it
being Yuletide or Yuddanfest and as it's mad nuts, son, for you

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when it's hatter's hares, mon, for me, to advance you something
like four and sevenpence between hopping and trapping which
you might just as well have, boy baches, to buy J. J. and S. with.
There was a minute silence before memory's fire's rekindling and
then. Heart alive! Which at very first wind of gay gay and whiskwigs
wick's ears pricked up, the starving gunman, strike him
pink, became strangely calm and forthright sware by all his lards
porsenal that the thorntree of sheol might ramify up his Sheofon
to the lux apointlex but he would go good to him suntime
marx my word fort, for a chip off the old Flint, (in the Nichtian
glossery which purveys aprioric roots for aposteriorious tongues
this is nat language at any sinse of the world and one might as
fairly go and kish his sprogues as fail to certify whether the
wartrophy eluded at some lives earlier was that somethink like a
jug, to what, a coctable) and remarxing in languidoily, seemingly
much more highly pleased than tongue could tell at this opening
of a lifetime and the foretaste of the Dun Bank pearlmothers
and the boy to wash down which he would feed to himself in
the Ruadh Cow at Tallaght and then into the Good Woman at
Ringsend and after her inat Conway's Inn at Blackrock and, first
to fall, cursed be all, where appetite would keenest be, atte,
funeral fare or fun fain real, Adam and Eve's in Quantity Street
by the grace of gamy queen Tailte, her will and testament: You
stunning little southdowner! I'd know you anywhere, Declaney,
let me truthfully tell you in or out of the lexinction of life and
who the hell else, be your blanche patch on the boney part!
Goalball I've struck this daylit dielate night of nights, by golly!
My hat, you have some bully German grit, sundowner! He
spud in his faust (axin); he toped the raw best (pardun); he
poked his pick (a tip is a tap): and he tucked his friend's leave. And,
with French hen or the portlifowlium of hastes and leisures, about
to continue that, the queer mixture exchanged the pax in embrace
or poghue puxy as practised between brothers of the same breast,
hillelulia, killelulia, allenalaw, and, having ratified before the
god of the day their torgantruce which belittlers have schmallkalled
the treatyng to cognac, turning his fez menialstrait in the

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direction of Moscas, he first got rid of a few mitsmillers and
hurooshoos and levanted off with tubular jurbulance at a bull's
run over the assback bridge, spitting his teeths on rooths, with the
seven and four in danegeld and their humoral hurlbat or other
uncertain weapon of lignum vitae, but so evermore rhumanasant of
a toboggan poop, picked up to keep some crowplucking appointment
with some rival rialtos anywheres between Pearidge
and the Littlehorn while this poor delaney, who they left along
with the confederate fender behind and who albeit ballsbluffed,
bore up wonderfully wunder all of it with a whole number of
plumsized contusiums, plus alasalah bruised coccyx, all over him,
reported the occurance in the best way he could, to the flabbergaze
of the whole lab, giving the Paddybanners the military
salute as for his exilicy's the O'Daffy, in justifiable hope that,
in nobiloroman review of the hugely sitisfactuary conclusium
of their negotiations and the jugglemonkysh agripment deinderivative,
some lotion or fomentation of poppyheads would be
jennerously exhibited to the parts, at the nearest watchhouse in
Vicar Lane, the white ground of his face all covered with diagonally
redcrossed nonfatal mammalian blood as proofpositive of the
seriousness of his character and that he was bleeding in self
defience (stanch it!) from the nostrils, lips, pavilion and palate,
while some of his hitter's hairs had been pulled off his knut's
head by Colt though otherwise his allround health appeared to
be middling along as it proved most fortunate that not one of
the two hundred and six bones and five hundred and one muscles
in his corso was a whit the whorse for her whacking. Herwho?

Nowthen, leaving clashing ash, brawn and muscle and brassmade
to oust earthernborn and rockcrystal to wreck isinglass but
wurming along gradually for our savings backtowards motherwaters
so many miles from bank and Dublin stone (olympiading
even till the eleventh dynasty to reach that thuddysickend Hamlaugh)
and to the question of boney's unlawfully obtaining a
pierced paraflamme and claptrap fireguard there crops out the
still more salient point of the politish leanings and town pursuits
of our forebeer, El Don De Dunelli, (may his ship thicked stick

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in the bottol of the river and all his crewsers stock locked in the
burral of the seas!) who, when within the black of your toenail,
sir, of being mistakenly ambushed by one of the uddahveddahs,
and as close as made no matter, mam, to being kayoed offhand
when the hyougono heckler with the Peter the Painter wanted
to hole him, was consistently practising the first of the primary
and imprescriptible liberties of the pacific subject by circulating
(be British, boys to your bellybone and chuck a chum a chance!)
alongst one of our umphrohibited semitary thrufahrts, open to
buggy and bike, to walk, Wellington Park road, with the curb
or quaker's quacknostrum under his auxter and his alpenstuck in
his redhand, a highly commendable exercise, or, number two of
our acta legitima plebeia, on the brink (beware to baulk a man at
his will!) of taking place upon a public seat, to what, bare by
Butt's, most easterly (but all goes west!) of blackpool bridges, as
a public protest and naturlikevice, without intent to annoy either,
being praisegood thankfully for the wrathbereaved ringdove and
the fearstung boaconstrictor and all the more right jollywell
pleased, which he was, at having other people's weather.

But to return to the atlantic and Phenitia Proper. As if that
were not to be enough for anyone but little headway, if any, was
made in solving the wasnottobe crime cunundrum when a child
of Maam, Festy King, of a family long and honourably associated
with the tar and feather industries, who gave an address in
old plomansch Mayo of the Saxons in the heart of a foulfamed
potheen district, was subsequently haled up at the Old Bailey
on the calends of Mars, under an incompatibly framed indictment
of both the counts (from each equinoxious points of view, the one
fellow's fetch being the other follow's person) that is to see, flying
cushats out of his ouveralls and making fesses immodst his forces
on the field. Oyeh! Oyeh! When the prisoner, soaked in methylated,
appeared in dry dock, appatently ambrosiaurealised, like
Kersse's Korduroy Karikature, wearing, besides stains, rents and
patches, his fight shirt, straw braces, souwester and a policeman's
corkscrew trowswers, all out of the true (as he had purposely torn
up all his cymtrymanx bespokes in the mamertime), deposing for

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his exution with all the fluors of sparse in the royal Irish vocabulary
how the whole padderjagmartin tripiezite suet and all the sulfeit
of copperas had fallen off him quatz unaccountably like the
chrystalisations of Alum on Even while he was trying for to stick
fire to himcell, (in feacht he was dripping as he found upon stripping
for a pipkin ofmalt as he feared the coold raine) it was
attempted by the crown (P.C. Robort) to show that King, elois
Crowbar, once known as Meleky, impersonating a climbing boy,
rubbed some pixes of any luvial peatsmoor o'er his face, plucks
and pussas, with a clanetourf as the best means of disguising
himself and was to the middlewhite fair in Mudford of a Thoorsday,
feishts of Peeler and Pole, under the illassumed names of
Tykingfest and Rabworc picked by him and Anthony out of a
tellafun book, ellegedly with a pedigree pig (unlicensed) and a
hyacinth. They were on that sea by the plain of Ir nine hundred
and ninetynine years and they never cried crack or ceased from
regular paddlewicking till that they landed their two and a
trifling selves, amadst camel and ass, greybeard and suckling,
priest and pauper, matrmatron and merrymeg, into the meddle
of the mudstorm. The gathering, convened by the Irish Angricultural
and Prepostoral Ouraganisations, to help the Irish muck
to look his brother dane in the face and attended thanks to
Larry by large numbers, of christies and jew's totems, tospite of
the deluge, was distinctly of a scattery kind when the ballybricken
he could get no good of, after cockofthewalking through
a few fancyfought mains ate some of the doorweg, the pikey
later selling the gentleman ratepayer because she, Francie's sister,
that is to say, ate a whole side of his (the animal's) sty, on a
struggle Street, Qui Sta Troia, in order to pay off, hiss or lick,
six doubloons fifteen arrears of his, the villain's not the rumbler's

Remarkable evidence was given, anon, by an eye, ear, nose
and throat witness, whom Wesleyan chapelgoers suspected of
being a plain clothes priest W.P., situate at Nullnull, Medical
Square, who, upon letting down his rice and peacegreen coverdisk
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being grilled, smiled (he had had a onebumper at parting from
Mrs Molroe in the morning) and stated to his eliciter under his
morse mustaccents (gobbless!) that he slept with a bonafides and
that he would be there to remember the filth of November,
hatinaring, rowdy O, which, with the jiboulees of Juno and the
dates of ould lanxiety, was going, please the Rainmaker, to
decembs within the ephemerides of profane history, all one with
Tournay, Yetstoslay and Temorah, and one thing which would
pigstickularly strike a person of such sorely tried observational
powers as Sam, him and Moffat, though theirs not to reason why,
the striking thing about it was that he was patrified to see, hear,
taste and smell, as his time of night, how Hyacinth O'Donnell,
B.A., described in the calendar as a mixer and wordpainter, with
part of a sivispacem (Gaeltact for dungfork) on the fair green
at the hour of twenty-four o'clock sought (the bullycassidy of
the friedhoffer!) to sack, sock, stab and slaughter singlehanded
another two of the old kings, Gush Mac Gale and Roaring
O'Crian, Jr., both changelings, unlucalised, of no address and
in noncommunicables, between him and whom, ever since wallops
before the Mise of Lewes, bad blood existed on the ground
of the boer's trespass on the bull or because he firstparted his
polarbeeber hair in twoways, or because they were creepfoxed
andt grousuppers over a nippy in a noveletta, or because they
could not say meace, (mute and daft) meathe. The litigants, he
said, local congsmen and donalds, kings of the arans and the dalkeys,
kings of mud and tory, even the goat king of Killorglin,
were egged on by their supporters in the shape of betterwomen
with bowstrung hair of Carrothagenuine ruddiness, waving crimson
petties and screaming from Isod's towertop. There were
cries from the thicksets in court and from the macdublins on the
bohernabreen of: Mind the bank from Banagher, Mick, sir! Prodooce
O'Donner. Ay! Exhibit his relics! Bu! Use the tongue
mor! Give lip less! But it oozed out in Deadman's Dark Scenery
Court through crossexanimation of the casehardened testis that
when and where that knife of knifes the treepartied ambush was
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by Waterhose's Meddle Europeic Time, near Stop and Think,
high chief evervirens and only abfalltree in auld the land) there
was not as much light from the widowed moon as would dim a
child's altar. The mixer, accordingly, was bluntly broached, and
in the best basel to boot, as to whether he was one of those
lucky cocks for whom the audible-visible-gnosible-edible world
existed. That he was only too cognitively conatively cogitabundantly
sure of it because, living, loving, breathing and sleeping
morphomelosophopancreates, as he most significantly did, whenever
he thought he heard he saw he felt he made a bell clipper-
clipperclipperclipper. Whether he was practically sure too of his
lugs and truies names in this king and blouseman business? That
he was pediculously so. Certified? As cad could be. Be lying! Be
the lonee I will. It was Morbus O' Somebody? A'Quite. Szerday's
Son? A satyr in weddens. And how did the greeneyed
mister arrive at the B.A.? That it was like his poll. A crossgrained
trapper with murty odd oogs, awflorated ares, inquiline
nase and a twithcherous mouph? He would be. Who could bit
you att to a tenyerdfuul when aastalled? Ballera jobbera. Some
majar bore too? Iguines. And with tumblerous legs, redipnominated
Helmingham Erchenwyne Rutter Egbert Crumwall Odin
Maximus Esme Saxon Esa Vercingetorix Ethelwulf Rupprecht
Ydwalla Bentley Osmund Dysart Yggdrasselmann? Holy Saint
Eiffel, the very phoenix! It was Chudley Magnall once more
between the deffodates and the dumb scene? The two childspies
waapreesing him auza de Vologue but the renting of his rock
was from the three wicked Vuncouverers Forests bent down
awhits, arthou sure? Yubeti, Cumbilum comes! One of the oxmen's
thingabossers, hvad? And had he been refresqued by the
founts of bounty playing there—is—a—pain—aleland in
Long's gourgling barral? A loss of Lordedward and a lack of sirphilip
a surgeonet showeradown could suck more gargling
bubbles out of the five lamps in Portterand's praise. Wirrgeling
and maries? As whose wouldn't, laving his leaftime in Blackpool.
But, of course, he could call himself Tem, too, if he had
time to? You butt he could anytom. When he pleased? Win and

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place. A stoker temptated by evesdripping aginst the driver who
was a witness as well? Sacred avatar, how the devil did they
guess it! Two dreamyums in one dromium? Yes and no error.
And both as like as a duel of lentils? Peacisely. So he was pelted
out of the coram populo, was he? Be the powers that be he was.
The prince in principel should not expose his person? Macchevuole!
Rooskayman kamerad? Sooner Gallwegian he would
say. Not unintoxicated, fair witness? Drunk as a fishup. Askt to
whether she minded whither he smuked? Not if he barkst into
phlegms. Anent his ajaciulations to his Crosscann Lorne, cossa?
It was corso in cursu on coarser again. The gracious miss was
we not doubt sensible how yellowatty on the forx was altered?
That she esually was, O'Dowd me not! As to his religion, if
any? It was the see-you-Sunday sort. Exactly what he meant by
a pederast prig? Bejacob's, just a gent who prayed his lent. And
if middleclassed portavorous was a usual beast? Bynight as useful
as a vomit to a shorn man. If he had rognarised dtheir gcourts
marsheyls? Dthat nday in ndays he had. Lindendelly, coke or
skilllies spell me gart without a gate? Harlyadrope. The grazing
rights (Mrs Magistra Martinetta) expired with the expiry of the
goat's sire, if they were not mistaken? That he exactly could not
tell the worshipfuls but his mother-in-waders had the recipis for
the price of the coffin and that he was there to tell them that
herself was the velocipede that could tell them kitcat. A maundarin
tongue in a pounderin jowl? Father ourder about the
mathers of prenanciation. Distributary endings? And we recommends.
Quare hircum? No answer. Unde gentium fe...? No ah.
Are you not danzzling on the age of a vulcano? Siar, I am deed.
And how olld of him? He was intendant to study pulu. Which
was meant in a shirt of two shifts macoghamade or up Finn,
threehatted ladder? That a head in thighs under a bush at the
sunface would bait a serpent to a millrace through the heather.
Arm bird colour defdum ethnic fort perharps? Sure and glomsk
handy jotalpheson as well. Hokey jasons, then, in a pigeegeeses?
On a pontiff's order as ture as there's an ital on atac. As a gololy
bit to joss? Leally and tululy. But, why this hankowchaff and

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whence this second tone, son-yet-sun? He had the cowtaw in his
buxers flay of face. So this that Solasistras, setting odds evens at
defiance, took the laud from Labouriter? What displaced Tob,
Dilke and Halley, not been greatly in love with the game. And,
changing the venders, from the king's head to the republican's
arms, as to the pugnaxities evinxed from flagfall to antepost
during the effrays round fatherthyme's beckside and the regents
in the plantsown raining, with the skiddystars and the morkernwindup,
how they appealed to him then? That it was wildfires
night on all the bettygallaghers. Mickmichael's soords shrieking
shrecks through the wilkinses and neckanicholas' toastingforks
pricking prongs up the tunnybladders. Let there be fight? And
there was. Foght. On the site of the Angel's, you said? Guinney's
Gap, he said, between what they said and the pussykitties. In the
middle of the garth, then? That they mushn't toucht it. The devoted
couple was or were only two disappainted solicitresses on
the job of the unfortunate class on Saturn's mountain fort? That
was about it, jah! And Camellus then said to Gemellus: I should
know you? Parfaitly. And Gemellus then said to Camellus: Yes,
your brother? Obsolutely. And if it was all about that, egregious
sir? About that and the other. If he was not alluding to the whole
in the wall? That he was when he was not eluding from the whole
of the woman. Briefly, how such beginall finally struck him now?
Like the crack that bruck the bank in Multifarnham. Whether he
fell in with what they meant? Cursed that he suppoxed he did.
Thos Thoris, Thomar's Thom? The rudacist rotter in Roebuckdom.
Surtopical? And subhuman. If it was, in yappanoise language,
ach bad clap? Oo! Ah! Augs and ohrs with Rhian O'kehley
to put it tertianly, we wrong? Shocking! Such as turly
pearced our really's that he might, that he might never, that he
might never that night? Treely and rurally. Bladyughfoulmoeck-
ppatupperstrippuckputtanach, eh? You have it alright.

Meirdreach an Oincuish! But a new complexion was put upon
the matter when to the perplexedly uncondemnatory bench
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king of all, Pegger Festy, as soon as the outer layer of stucckomuck
had been removed at the request of a few live jurors,
declared in a loudburst of poesy, through his Brythonic interpreter
on his oath, mhuith peisth mhuise as fearra bheura muirre
hriosmas, whereas take notice be the relics of the bones of the
story bouchal that was ate be Cliopatrick (the sow) princess
of parked porkers, afore God and all their honours and king's
commons that, what he would swear to the Tierney of Dundalgan
or any other Tierney, yif live thurkells folloged him about
sure that was no steal and that, nevertheless, what was deposited
from that eyebold earbig noseknaving gutthroat, he did not fire
a stone either before or after he was born down and up to that
time. And, incidentalising that they might talk about Markarthy
or they might walk to Baalastartey or they might join the nabour
party and come on to Porterfeud this the sockdologer had the
neck to endorse with the head bowed on him over his outturned
noreaster by protesting to his lipreaders with a justbeencleaned
barefacedness, abeam of moonlight's hope, in the same trelawney
what he would impart, pleas bench, to the Llwyd Josus and the
gentlemen in Jury's and the four of Masterers who had been all
those yarns yearning for that good one about why he left
Dublin, that, amreeta beaker coddling doom, as an Inishman was
as good as any cantonnatal, if he was to parish by the market steak
before the dorming of the mawn, he skuld never ask to see sight or
light of this world or the other world or any either world, of Tyrenan-Og,
as true as he was there in that jackabox that minute, or
wield or wind (no thanks t'yous!) the inexousthausthible wassailhorn
tot of iskybaush the hailth up the wailth of the endknown abgod
of the fire of the moving way of the hawks with his heroes in
Warhorror if ever in all his exchequered career he up or lave a
chancery hand to take or throw the sign of a mortal stick or stone
at man, yoelamb or salvation army either before or after being
puptised down to that most holy and every blessed hour. Here,
upon the halfkneed castleknocker's attempting kithoguishly to
lilt his holymess the paws and make the sign of the Roman Godhelic
faix, (Xaroshie, zdrst!—in his excitement the laddo had

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broken exthro Castilian into which the whole audience perseguired
and pursuited him olla podrida) outbroke much yellachters
from owners in the heall (Ha!) in which, under the mollification
of methaglin, the testifighter reluctingly, but with ever so
ladylike indecorum, joined. (Ha! Ha!)

The hilariohoot of Pegger's Windup cumjustled as neatly
with the tristitone of the Wet Pinter's as were they isce et ille
equals of opposites, evolved by a onesame power of nature or of
spirit, iste, as the sole condition and means of its himundher
manifestation and polarised for reunion by the symphysis of
their antipathies. Distinctly different were their duasdestinies.
Whereas the maidies of the bar, (a pairless trentene, a lunarised
score) when the eranthus myrrmyrred: Show'm the Posed:
fluttered and flattered around the willingly pressed, nominating
him for the swiney prize, complimenting him, the captivating
youth, on his having all his senses about him, stincking thyacinths
through his curls (O feen! O deur!) and bringing busses to his
cheeks, their masculine Oirisher Rose (his neece cleur!), and
legando round his nice new neck for him and pizzicagnoling his
woolywags, with their dindy dandy sugar de candy mechree me
postheen flowns courier to belive them of all his untiring young
dames and send treats in their times. Ymen. But it was not unobserved
of those presents, their worships, how, of one among
all, her deputised to defeme him by the Lunar Sisters' Celibacy
Club, a lovelooking leapgirl, all all alonely, Gentia Gemma of the
Makegiddyculling Reeks, he, wan and pale in his unmixed admiration,
seemed blindly, mutely, tastelessly, tactlessly, innamorate
with heruponhim in shining aminglement, the shaym of his hisu
shifting into the shimmering of her hers, (youthsy, beautsy, hee's
her chap and shey'll tell memmas when she gays whom) till the
wild wishwish of her sheeshea melted most musically mid the
dark deepdeep of his shayshaun.

And whereas distracted (for was not just this in effect which
had just caused that the effect of that which it had caused to occur?)
the four justicers laid their wigs together, Untius, Muncius,
Punchus and Pylax but could do no worse than promulgate

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their standing verdict of Nolans Brumans whereoneafter King,
having murdered all the English he knew, picked out his pockets
and left the tribunal scotfree, trailing his Tommeylommey's tunic
in his hurry, thereinunder proudly showing off the blink pitch to
his britgits to prove himself (an't plase yous!) a rael genteel. To
the Switz bobbyguard's curial but courtlike: Commodore valley O
hairy, Arthre jennyrosy?: the firewaterloover returted with such a
vinesmelling fortytudor ages rawdownhams tanyouhide as would
turn the latten stomach even of a tumass equinous (we were prepared
for the chap's clap cap, the accent, but, took us as, by surprise
and now we're geshing it like gush gash from a burner!) so that all
the twofromthirty advocatesses within echo, pulling up their briefs
at the krigkry: Shun the Punman!: safely and soundly soccered
that fenemine Parish Poser, (how dare he!) umprumptu rightoway
hames, much to his thanks, gratiasagam, to all the wrong
donatrices, biss Drinkbattle's Dingy Dwellings where (for like
your true venuson Esau he was dovetimid as the dears at
Bottome) he shat in (zoo), like the muddy goalbind who he was
(dun), the chassetitties belles conclaiming: You and your gift of
your gaft of your garbage abaht our Farvver! and gaingridando:
Hon! Verg! Nau! Putor! Skam! Schams! Shames!

And so it all ended. Artha kama dharma moksa. Ask Kavya for
the kay. And so everybody heard their plaint and all listened to
their plause. The letter! The litter! And the soother the bitther!
Of eyebrow pencilled, by lipstipple penned. Borrowing a word
and begging the question and stealing tinder and slipping like
soap. From dark Rosa Lane a sigh and a weep, from Lesbia
Looshe the beam in her eye, from lone Coogan Barry his arrow
of song, from Sean Kelly's anagrim a blush at the name, from
I am the Sullivan that trumpeting tramp, from Suffering Dufferin
the Sit of her Style, from Kathleen May Vernon her Mebbe
fair efforts, from Fillthepot Curran his scotchlove machreether,
from hymn Op. 2 Phil Adolphos the weary O, the leery,
O, from Samyouwill Leaver or Damyouwell Lover thatjolly
old molly bit or that bored saunter by, from Timm Finn again's
weak tribes loss of strenghth to his sowheel, from the wedding

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on the greene, agirlies, the gretnass of joyboys, from Pat Mullen,
Tom Mallon, Dan Meldon, Don Maldon a slickstick picnic made
in Moate by Muldoons. The solid man saved by his sillied woman.
Crackajolking away like a hearse on fire. The elm that whimpers
at the top told the stone that moans when stricken. Wind broke
it. Wave bore it. Reed wrote of it. Syce ran with it. Hand tore
it and wild went war. Hen trieved it and plight pledged peace.
It was folded with cunning, sealed with crime, uptied by a harlot,
undone by a child. It was life but was it fair? It was free but was
it art? The old hunks on the hill read it to perlection. It made
ma make merry and sissy so shy and rubbed some shine off Shem
and put some shame into Shaun. Yet Una and Ita spill famine
with drought and Agrippa, the propastored, spells tripulations
in his threne. Ah, furchte fruchte, timid Danaides! Ena milo melomon,
frai is frau and swee is too, swee is two when swoo is free,
ana mala woe is we! A pair of sycopanties with amygdaleine
eyes, one old obster lumpky pumpkin and three meddlars on
their slies. And that was how framm Sin fromm Son, acity arose,
finfin funfun, a sitting arrows. Now tell me, tell me, tell me then!


What was it?
A . . . . . . . . . . !
? . . . . . . . . . O!

So there you are now there they were, when all was over
again, the four with them, setting around upin their judges'
chambers, in the muniment room, of their marshalsea, under the
suspices of Lally, around their old traditional tables of the law
like Somany Solans to talk it over rallthesameagain. Well and
druly dry. Suffering law the dring. Accourting to king's evelyns.
So help her goat and kiss the bouc. Festives and highajinks and
jintyaun and her beetyrossy bettydoaty and not to forget now
a'duna o'darnel. The four of them and thank court now there
were no more of them. So pass the push for port sake. Be it soon.
Ah ho! And do you remember, Singabob, the badfather, the
same, the great Howdoyoucallem, and his old nickname, Dirty
Daddy Pantaloons, in his monopoleums, behind the war of the
two roses, with Michael Victory, the sheemen's preester, before

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he caught his paper dispillsation from the poke, old Minace and
Minster York? Do I mind? I mind the gush off the mon like Ballybock
manure works on a tradewinds day. And the O'Moyly
gracies and the O'Briny rossies chaffing him bluchface and playing
him pranks. How do you do, todo, North Mister? Get into
my way! Ah dearome forsailoshe! Gone over the bays! When
ginabawdy meadabawdy! Yerra, why would he heed that old
gasometer with his hooping coppin and his dyinboosycough and
all the birds of the southside after her, Minxy Cunningham, their
dear divorcee darling, jimmies and jonnies to be her jo? Hold
hard. There's three other corners to our isle's cork float. Sure, 'tis
well I can telesmell him H2 C E3 that would take a township's
breath away! Gob and I nose him too well as I do meself, heaving
up the Kay Wall by the 32 to 11 with his limelooking horsebags
full of sesameseed, the Whiteside Kaffir, and his sayman's
effluvium and his scentpainted voice, puffing out his thundering
big brown cabbage! Pa! Thawt I'm glad a gull for his pawsdeen
fiunn! Goborro, sez he, Lankyshied! Gobugga ye, sez I! O
breezes! I sniffed that lad long before anyone. It was when I was
in my farfather out at the west and she and myself, the redheaded
girl, firstnighting down Sycomore Lane. Fine feelplay we had
of it mid the kissabetts frisking in the kool kurkle dusk of the
lushiness. My perfume of the pampas, says she (meaning me)
putting out her netherlights, and I'd sooner one precious sip at
your pure mountain dew than enrich my acquaintance with that
big brewer's belch.

And so they went on, the fourbottle men, the analists, unguam
and nunguam and lunguam again, their anschluss about her
whosebefore and his whereafters and how she was lost away
away in the fern and how he was founded deap on deep in anear,
and the rustlings and the twitterings and the raspings and the
snappings and the sighings and the paintings and the ukukuings
and the (hist!) the springapartings and the (hast!) the bybyscuttlings
and all the scandalmunkers and the pure craigs that used to
be (up) that rime living and lying and rating and riding round
Nunsbelly Square. And all the buds in the bush. And the laughing

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jackass. Harik! Harik! Harik! The rose is white in the darik!
And Sunfella's nose has got rhinoceritis from haunting the roes
in the parik! So all rogues lean to rhyme. And contradrinking
themselves about Lillytrilly law pon hilly and Mrs Niall of the
Nine Corsages and the old markiss their besterfar, and, arrah,
sure there was never a marcus at all at all among the manlies and
dear Sir Armoury, queer Sir Rumoury, and the old house by the
churpelizod, and all the goings on so very wrong long before
when they were going on retreat, in the old gammeldags, the
four of them, in Milton's Park under lovely Father Whisperer
and making her love with his stuffstuff in the languish of flowers
and feeling to find was she mushymushy, and wasn't that very
both of them, the saucicissters, a drahereen o machree!, and (peep!)
meeting waters most improper (peepette!) ballround the garden,
trickle trickle trickle triss, please, miman, may I go flirting?
farmers gone with a groom and how they used her, mused her,
licksed her and cuddled. I differ with ye! Are you sure of yourself
now? You're a liar, excuse me! I will not and you're another!
And Lully holding their breach of the peace for them. Pool
loll Lolly! To give and to take! And to forego the pasht! And
all will be forgotten! Ah ho! It was too too bad to be falling
out about her kindness pet and the shape of OOOOOOOO
Ourang's time. Well, all right, Lelly. And shakeahand. And
schenkusmore. For Craig sake. Be it suck.


Well, even should not the framing up of such figments in the
evidential order bring the true truth to light as fortuitously as
a dim seer's setting of a starchart might (heaven helping it!) uncover
the nakedness of an unknown body in the fields of blue
or as forehearingly as the sibspeeches of all mankind have foliated
(earth seizing them!) from the root of some funner's stotter
all the soundest sense to be found immense our special mentalists
now holds (securus iudicat orbis terrarum) that by such playing
possum our hagious curious encestor bestly saved his brush with
his posterity, you, charming coparcenors, us, heirs of his tailsie.
Gundogs of all breeds were beagling with renounced urbiandorbic

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bugles, hot to run him, given law, on a scent breasthigh,
keen for the worry. View! From his holt outratted across the
Juletide's genial corsslands of Humfries Chase from Mullinahob
and Peacockstown, then bearing right upon Tankardstown, the
outlier, a white noelan which Mr Lœwensteil Fitz Urse's basset
beaters had first misbadgered for a bruin of some swart, led
bayers the run, then through Raystown and Horlockstown and,
louping the loup, to Tankardstown again. Ear canny hare for
doubling through Cheeverstown they raced him, through
Loughlinstown and Nutstown to wind him by the Boolies. But
from the good turn when he last was lost, check, upon Ye Hill
of Rut in full winter coat with ticker pads, pointing for his rooming
house his old nordest in his rolltoproyal hessians a deaf fuchser's
volponism hid him close in covert, miraculously ravenfed
and buoyed up, in rumer, reticule, onasum and abomasum, upon
(may Allbrewham have his mead!) the creamclotted sherriness of
cinnamon syllabub, Mikkelraved, Nikkelsaved. Hence hounds
hied home. Preservative perseverance in the reeducation of his
intestines was the rebuttal by whilk he sort of git the big bulge
on the whole bunch of spasoakers, dieting against glues and gravies,
in that sometime prestreet protown. Vainly violence, virulence
and vituperation sought wellnigh utterly to attax and abridge,
to derail and depontify, to enrate and inroad, to ongoad
and unhume the great shipping mogul and underlinen overlord.

But the spoil of hesitants, the spell of hesitency. His atake is
it ashe, tittery taw tatterytail, hasitense humponadimply, heyheyheyhey
a winceywencky.

Assembly men murmured. Reynard is slow!

One feared for his days. Did there yawn? 'Twas his stommick.
Eruct? The libber. A gush? From his visuals. Pung? Delivver
him, orelode! He had laid violent hands on himself, it was
brought in Fugger's Newsletter, lain down, all in, fagged out,
with equally melancholy death. For the triduum of Saturnalia
his goatservant had paraded hiz willingsons in the Forum while
the jenny infanted the lass to be greeted raucously (the Yardstated)
with houx and epheus and measured with missiles too from

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a hundred of manhood and a wimmering of weibes. Big went
the bang: then wildewide was quiet: a report: silence: last Fama
put it under ether. The noase or the loal had dreven him blem,
blem, stun blem. Sparks flew. He had fled again (open shunshema!)
this country of exile, sloughed off, sidleshomed via the
subterranean shored with bedboards, stowed away and ankered
in a dutch bottom tank the Arsa, hod S.S. Finlandia, and was
even now occupying, under an islamitic newhame in his seventh
generation, a physical body Cornelius Magrath's (badoldkarakter,
commonorrong canbung) in Asia Major, where as Turk of
the theater (first house all flatty: the king, eleven sharps) he had
bepiastered the buikdanseuses from the opulence of his omnibox
while as arab at the streetdoor he bepestered the bumbashaws
for the alms of a para's pence. Wires hummed. Peacefully general
astonishment assisted by regrettitude had put a term till his existence:
he saw the family saggarth, resigned, put off his remainders,
was recalled and scrapheaped by the Maker. Chirpings
crossed. An infamous private ailment (vulgovarioveneral) had
claimed endright, closed his vicious circle, snap. Jams jarred.
He had walked towards the middle of an ornamental lilypond
when innebriated up to the point where braced shirts meet knickerbockers,
as wangfish daring the buoyant waters, when rodmen's
firstaiding hands had rescued un from very possibly several
feel of demifrish water. Mush spread. On Umbrella Street where
he did drinks from a pumps a kind of workman, Mr Whitlock,
gave him a piece of wood. What words of power were made fas
between them, ekenames and auchnomes, acnomina ecnumina?
That, O that, did Hansard tell us, would gar ganz Dub's ear
wag in every pub of all the citta! Batty believes a baton while
Hogan hears a hod yet Heer prefers a punsil shapner and Cope
and Bull go cup and ball. And the Cassidy—Craddock rome
and reme round e'er a wiege ne'er a waage is still immer and
immor awagering over it, a cradle with a care in it or a casket
with a kick behind. Toties testies quoties questies. The war is
in words and the wood is the world. Maply me, willowy we,
hickory he and yew yourselves. Howforhim chirrupeth evereachbird!

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From golddawn glory to glowworm gleam. We were
lowquacks did we not tacit turn. Elsewere there here no concern
of the Guinnesses. But only the ruining of the rain has
heard. Estout pourporteral! Cracklings cricked. A human pest
cycling (pist!) and recycling (past!) about the sledgy streets, here
he was (pust!) again! Morse nuisance noised. He was loose at
large and (Oh baby!) might be anywhere when a disguised exnun,
of huge standbuild and masculine manners in her fairly fat
forties, Carpulenta Gygasta, hattracted hattention by harbitrary
conduct with a homnibus. Aerials buzzed to coastal listeners of
an oertax bror collector's budget, fullybigs, sporran, tie, tuft,
tabard and bloody antichill cloak, its tailor's (Baernfather's) tab
reading V.P.H., found nigh Scaldbrothar's Hole, and divers
shivered to think what kaind of beast, wolves, croppis's or fourpenny
friars, had devoured him. C. W. cast wide. Hvidfinns lyk,
drohneth svertgleam, Valkir lockt. On his pinksir's postern, the
boys had it, at Whitweekend had been nailed an inkedup name
and title, inscribed in the national cursives, accelerated, regressive,
filiform, turreted and envenomoloped in piggotry: Move
up. Mumpty! Mike room for Rumpty! By order, Nickekellous
Plugg; and this go, no pentecostal jest about it, how gregarious
his race soever or skilful learned wise cunning knowledgable
clear profound his saying fortitudo fraught or prudentiaproven,
were he chief, count, general, fieldmarshal, prince, king or Myles
the Slasher in his person, with a moliamordhar mansion in the
Breffnian empire and a place of inauguration on the hill of Tullymongan,
there had been real murder, of the rayheallach royghal
raxacraxian variety, the MacMahon chaps, it was, that had done
him in. On the fidd of Verdor the rampart combatants had left
him lion with his dexter handcoup wresterected in a pureede
paumee bloody proper. Indeed not a few thick and thin wellwishers,
mostly of the clontarfminded class, (Colonel John Bawle
O'Roarke, fervxamplus), even ventured so far as to loan or beg
copies of D. Blayncy's trilingual triweekly, Scatterbrains' Aftening
Posht, so as to make certain sure onetime and be satisfied of
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beetly dead whether by land whither by water. Transocean
atalaclamoured him; The latter! The latter! Shall their hope then
be silent or Macfarlane lack of lamentation? He lay under leagues
of it in deep Bartholoman's Deep.

Achdung! Pozor! Attenshune! Vikeroy Besights Smucky
Yung Pigeschoolies. Tri Paisdinernes Eventyr Med Lochlanner
Fathach I Fiounnisgehaven. Bannalanna Bangs Ballyhooly Out
Of Her Buddaree Of A Bullavogue.

But, their bright little contemporaries notwithstanding, on
the morrowing morn of the suicidal murder of the unrescued expatriate,
aslike as asnake comes sliduant down that oaktree onto
the duke of beavers, (you may have seen some liquidamber exude
exotic from a balsam poplar at Parteen-a-lax Limestone. Road
and cried Abies Magnifica! not, noble fir?) a quarter of nine,
imploring his resipiency, saw the infallible spike of smoke's jutstiff
punctual from the seventh gable of our Quintus Centimachus'
porphyroid buttertower and then thirsty p.m. with oaths upon
his lastingness (En caecos harauspices! Annos longos patimur!) the
lamps of maintenance, beaconsfarafield innerhalf the zuggurat, all
brevetnamed, the wasting wyvern, the tawny of his mane, the
swinglowswaying bluepaw, the outstanding man, the lolllike lady,
being litten for the long (O land, how long!) lifesnight, with
suffusion of fineglass transom and leadlight panes.

Wherefore let it hardly by any being thinking be said either or
thought that the prisoner of that sacred edifice, were he an Ivor
the Boneless or an Olaf the Hide, was at his best a onestone parable,
a rude breathing on the void of to be, a venter hearing his
own bauchspeech in backwords, or, more strictly, but tristurned
initials, the cluekey to a worldroom beyond the roomwhorld, for
scarce one, or pathetically few of his dode canal sammenlivers
cared seriously or for long to doubt with Kurt Iuld van Dijke
(the gravitational pull perceived by certain fixed residents and
the capture of uncertain comets chancedrifting through our system
suggesting an authenticitatem of his aliquitudinis) the canonicity
of his existence as a tesseract. Be still, O quick! Speak him
dumb! Hush ye fronds of Ulma!

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Dispersal women wondered. Was she fast?

Do tell us all about. As we want to hear allabout. So tellus tellas
allabouter. The why or whether she looked alottylike like
ussies and whether he had his wimdop like themses shut? Notes
and queries, tipbids and answers, the laugh and the shout, the
ards and downs. Now listed to one aneither and liss them down
and smoothen out your leaves of rose. The war is o'er. Wimwim
wimwim! Was it Unity Moore or Estella Swifte or Varina Fay
or Quarta Quaedam? Toemaas, mark oom for yor ounckel! Pigeys,
hold op med yer leg! Who, but who (for second time of
asking) was then the scourge of the parts about folkrich Lucalizod
it was wont to be asked, as, in ages behind of the Homo
Capite Erectus, what price Peabody's money, or, to put it
bluntly, whence is the herringtons' white cravat, as, in epochs
more cainozoic, who struck Buckley though nowadays as thentimes
every schoolfilly of sevenscore moons or more who knows
her intimologies and every colleen bawl aroof and every red-
flammelwaving warwife and widowpeace upon Dublin Wall for
ever knows as yayas is yayas how it was Buckleyself (we need
no blooding paper to tell it neither) who struck and the Russian
generals, da! da!, instead of Buckley who was caddishly struck
by him when be herselves. What fullpried paulpoison in the spy
of three castles or which hatefilled smileyseller? And that such
a vetriol of venom, that queen's head affranchisant, a quiet stink-
ingplaster zeal could cover, prepostered or postpaid! The loungelizards
of the pumproom had their nine days' jeer, and pratschkats
at their platschpails too and holenpolendom beside, Szpaszpas
Szpissmas, the zhanyzhonies, when, still believing in her
owenglass, when izarres were twinklins, that the upper reaches
of her mouthless face and her impermanent waves were the better
half of her, one nearer him, dearer than all, first warming creature
of his early morn, bondwoman of the man of the house, and
murrmurr of all the mackavicks, she who had given his eye for
her bed and a tooth for a child till one one and one ten and one
hundred again, O me and O ye! cadet and prim, the hungray and
anngreen (and if she is older now than her teeth she has hair that

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is younger than thighne, my dear!) she who shuttered him after
his fall and waked him widowt sparing and gave him keen and
made him able and held adazillahs to each arche of his noes, she
who will not rast her from her running to seek him till, with the
help of the okeamic, some such time that she shall have been after
hiding the crumbends of his enormousness in the areyou lookingfor
Pearlfar sea, (ur, uri, uria!) stood forth, burnzburn the gorggony
old danworld, in gogor's name, for gagar's sake, dragging
the countryside in her train, finickin here and funickin there,
with her louisequean's brogues and her culunder buzzle and her
little bolero boa and all and two times twenty curlicornies for her
headdress, specks on her eyeux, and spudds on horeilles and a
circusfix riding her Parisienne's cockneze, a vaunt her straddle
from Equerry Egon, when Tinktink in the churchclose clinked
Steploajazzyma Sunday, Sola, with pawns, prelates and pookas
pelotting in her piecebag, for Handiman the Chomp, Esquoro,
biskbask, to crush the slander's head.

Wery weeny wight, plead for Morandmor! Notre Dame de la
, mercy of thy balmheartzyheat! Ogrowdnyk's beyond herbata
tay, wort of the drogist. Bulk him no bulkis. And let him
rest, thou wayfarre, and take no gravespoil from him! Neither
mar his mound! The bane of Tut is on it. Ware! But there's a
little lady waiting and her name is A.L.P. And you'll agree. She
must be she. For her holden heirheaps hanging down her back.
He spenth his strenth amok haremscarems. Poppy Narancy, Giallia,
Chlora, Marinka, Anileen, Parme. And ilk a those dames had
her rainbow huemoures yet for whilko her whims but he coined a
cure. Tifftiff today, kissykissy tonay and agelong pine tomauranna.
Then who but Crippled-with-Children would speak up for


Sold him her lease of ninenineninetee,

Tresses undresses so dyedyedaintee,

Goo, the groot gudgeon, gulped it all.

Hoo was the C. O. D.?


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At Island Bridge she met her tide.

Attabom, attabom, attabombomboom!

The Fin had a flux and his Ebba a ride.

Attabom, attabom, attabombomboom!

We're all up to the years in hues and cribies.

That's what she's done for wee!


Nomad may roam with Nabuch but let naaman laugh at Jordan!
For we, we have taken our sheet upon her stones where we
have hanged our hearts in her trees; and we list, as she bibs us,
by the waters of babalong.


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In the name of Annah the Allmaziful, the Everliving, the
Bringer of Plurabilities, haloed be her eve, her singtime sung, her
rill be run, unhemmed as it is uneven!

Her untitled mamafesta memorialising the Mosthighest has
gone by many names at disjointed times. Thus we hear of, The
Augusta Angustissimost for Old Seabeastius' Salvation
, Rockabill
Booby in the Wave Trough
, Here's to the Relicts of All Decencies,
Anna Stessa's Rise to Notice, Knickle Down Duddy Gunne and
Arishe Sir Cannon
, My Golden One and My Selver Wedding,
Amoury Treestam and Icy Siseule, Saith a Sawyer til a Strame, Ik
dik dopedope et tu mihimihi
, Buy Birthplate for a Bite, Which of
your Hesterdays Mean Ye to Morra? Hoebegunne the Hebrewer
Hit Waterman the Brayned
, Arcs in His Ceiling Flee Chinx on the
, Rebus de Hibernicis, The Crazier Letters, Groans of a Briton-
ess, Peter Peopler Picked a Plot to Pitch his Poppolin, An Apology
for a Big
(some such nonoun as Husband or husboat or hosebound
is probably understood for we have also the plutherplethoric
My Hoonsbood Hansbaad's a Journey to Porthergill gone
and He Never Has the Hour
), Ought We To Visit Him? For Ark
see Zoo
, Cleopater's Nedlework Ficturing Aldborougham on the
Sahara with the Coombing of the Cammmels and the Parlourmaids
of Aegypt
, Cock in the Pot for Father, Placeat Vestrae, A New
Cure for an Old Clap
, Where Portentos they'd Grow Gonder how
I'd Wish I Woose a Geese; Gettle Nettie
, Thrust him not, When the

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Myrtles of Venice Played to Bloccus's Line, To Plenge Me High
He Waives Chiltern on Friends
, Oremunds Queue Visits Amen
, E'en Tho' I Granny a-be He would Fain Me Cuddle, Twenty
of Chambers
, Weighty Ten Beds and a Wan Ceteroom, I Led the
, Through the Boxer Coxer Rising in the House with the Golden
, The Following Fork, He's my O'Jerusalem and I'm his
, The Best in the West, By the Stream of Zemzem under Zigzag
, The Man That Made His Mother in the Marlborry
, Try Our Taal on a Taub, The Log of Anny to the Base
, Nopper Tipped a Nappiwenk to his Notylytl Dantsigirls, Prszss
Orel Orel the King of Orlbrdsz
, Intimier Minnelisp of an Extorreor
, Drink to Him, My Juckey, and Dhoult Bemine
Thy Winnowing Sheet
, I Ask You to Believe I was his Mistress,
He Can Explain, From Victrolia Nuancee to Allbart Noahnsy,
Da's a Daisy so Guimea your Handsel too, What Barbaras Done
to a Barrel Organ Before the Rank
, Tank and Bonnbtail, Huskvy
, What Jumbo made to Jalice and what Anisette to Him,
Ophelia's Culpreints, Hear Hubty Hublin, My Old Dansh, I am
Older northe Rogues among Whisht I Slips and He Calls Me his
Dual of Ayessha
, Suppotes a Ventriliquorst Merries a Corpse,
Lapps for Finns This Funnycoon's Week, How the Buckling Shut
at Rush in January
, Look to the Lady, From the Rise of the
Dudge Pupublick to the Fall of the Potstille
, Of the Two Ways
of Opening the Mouth
, I have not Stopped Water Where It Should
Flow and I Know the Twentynine Names of Attraente
, The Tortor
of Tory Island Traits Galasia like his Milchcow
, From Abbeygate
to Crowalley Through a Lift in the Lude
, Smocks for Their Graces
and Me Aunt for Them Clodshoppers
, How to Pull a Good Horuscoup
even when Oldsire is Dead to the World
, Inn the Gleam of
, Fathe He's Sukceded to My Esperations, Thee Steps
, Two Stops Back, My Skin Appeals to Three Senses and
My Curly Lips Demand Columbkisses; Gage Street on a Crany's
, Them Lads made a Trion of Battlewatschers and They
Totties a Doeit of Deers
, In My Lord's Bed by One Whore Went
Through It
, Mum It is All Over, Cowpoyride by Twelve Acre Terriss
in the Unique Estates of Amessican
, He Gave me a Thou so I

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serve Him with Thee, Of all the Wide Torsos in all the Wild Glen,
O'Donogh, White Donogh, He's Hue to Me Cry, I'm the Stitch
in his Baskside You'd be Nought Without Mom
, To Keep the
Huskies off the Hustings and Picture Pets from Lifting Shops
, Norsker
Torsker Find the Poddle
, He Perssed Me Here with the Ardour
of a Tonnoburkes
, A Boob Was Weeping This Mower was Reaping,
O'Loughlin, Up from the Pit of my Stomach I Swish you the White
of the Mourning
, Inglo-Andean Medoleys from Tommany Moohr,
The Great Polynesional Entertrainer Exhibits Ballantine Brautchers
with the Link of Natures
, The Mimic of Meg Neg and
the Mackeys
, Entered as the Lastest Pigtarial and My Pooridiocal
at Stitchioner's Hall
, Siegfield Follies and or a Gentlehomme's Faut
, See the First Book of Jealesies Pessim, The Suspended Sentence,
A Pretty Brick Story for Childsize Heroes, As Lo Our Sleep,
I Knew I'd Got it in Me so Thit settles That, Thonderbalt Captain
Smeth and La Belle Sauvage Pocahonteuse
, Way for Wet Week
Welikin's Douchka Marianne
, The Last of the Fingallians, It Was
Me Egged Him on to the Stork Exchange and Lent my Dutiful
Face to His Customs
, Chee Chee Cheels on their China Miction,
Pickedmeup Peters, Lumptytumtumpty had a Big Fall, Pimpimp
, Measly Ventures of Two Lice and the Fall of Fruit,
The Fokes Family Interior, If my Spreadeagles Wasn't so Tight
I'd Loosen my Cursits on that Bunch of Maggiestraps
, Allolosha
Popofetts and Howke Cotchme Eye
, Seen Aples and Thin Dyed,
i big U to Beleaves from Love and Mother, Fine's Fault was no
, Exat Delvin Renter Life, The Flash that Flies from Vuggy's
Eyes has Set Me Hair On Fire
, His is the House that Malt Made,
Divine Views from Back to the Front, Abe to Sare Stood Icyk
Neuter till Brahm Taulked Him Common Sex
, A Nibble at Eve
Will That Bowal Relieve
, Allfor Guineas, Sounds and Compliments
, Seven Wives Awake Aweek, Airy Ann and Berber Blut,
Amy Licks Porter While Huffy Chops Eads, Abbrace of Umbellas
or a Tripple of Caines
, Buttbutterbust, From the Manorlord Hoved
to the Misses O'Mollies and from the Dames to their Sames
, Manyfestoons
for the Colleagues on the Green
, An Outstanding Back and
an Excellent Halfcentre if Called on
, As Tree is Quick and Stone is

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White So is My Washing Done by Night, First and Last Only
True Account all about the Honorary Mirsu Earwicker
, L.S.D.,
and the Snake (Nuggets!) by a Woman of the World who only can
Tell Naked Truths about a Dear Man and all his Conspirators how
they all Tried to Fall him Putting it all around Lucalizod about
Privates Earwicker and a Pair of Sloppy Sluts plainly Showing all
the Unmentionability falsely Accusing about the Raincoats

The proteiform graph itself is a polyhedron of scripture.
There was a time when naif alphabetters would have written it
down the tracing of a purely deliquescent recidivist, possibly
ambidextrous, snubnosed probably and presenting a strangely
profound rainbowl in his (or her) occiput. To the hardily curiosing
entomophilust then it has shown a very sexmosaic of nymphosis
in which the eternal chimerahunter Oriolopos, now frond
of sugars, then lief of saults, the sensory crowd in his belly
coupled with an eye for the goods trooth bewilderblissed by
their night effluvia with guns like drums and fondlers like forceps
persequestellates his vanessas from flore to flore. Somehows this
sounds like the purest kidooleyoon wherein our madernacerution
of lour lore is rich. All's so herou from us him in a kitchernott
darkness, by hasard and worn rolls arered, we must grope on till
Zerogh hour like pou owl giaours as we are would we salve aught
of moments for our aysore today. Amousin though not but. Closer
inspection of the bordereau would reveal a multiplicity of personalities
inflicted on the documents or document and some prevision
of virtual crime or crimes might be made by anyone unwary
enough before any suitable occasion for it or them had so far
managed to happen along. In fact, under the closed eyes of the inspectors
the traits featuring the chiaroscuro coalesce, their contrarieties
eliminated, in one stable somebody similarly as by the
providential warring of heartshaker with housebreaker and of
dramdrinker against freethinker our social something bowls along
bumpily, experiencing a jolting series of prearranged disappointments,
down the long lane of (it's as semper as oxhousehumper!)
generations, more generations and still more generations.

Say, baroun lousadoor, who in hallhagal wrote the durn thing

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anyhow? Erect, beseated, mountback, against a partywall, below
freezigrade, by the use of quill or style, with turbid or pellucid
mind, accompanied or the reverse by mastication, interrupted
by visit of seer to scribe or of scribe to site, atwixt two showers
or atosst of a trike, rained upon or blown around, by a rightdown
regular racer from the soil or by a too pained whittlewit
laden with the loot of learning?

Now, patience; and remember patience is the great thing, and
above all things else we must avoid anything like being or becoming
out of patience. A good plan used by worried business
folk who may not have had many momentums to master Kung's
doctrine of the meang or the propriety codestruces of Carprimustimus
is just to think of all the sinking fund of patience possessed
in their conjoint names by both brothers Bruce with whom
are incorporated their Scotch spider and Elberfeld's Calculating
Horses. If after years upon years of delving in ditches dark one
tubthumper more than others, Kinihoun or Kahanan, giardarner
or mear measenmanonger, has got up for the darnall same purpose
of reassuring us with all the barbar of the Carrageehouse
that our great ascendant was properly speaking three syllables
less than his own surname (yes, yes, less!), that the ear of Fionn
Earwicker aforetime was the trademark of a broadcaster with
wicker local jargon for an ace's patent (Hear! Calls! Everywhair!)
then as to this radiooscillating epiepistle to which, cotton, silk or
samite, kohol, gall or brickdust, we must ceaselessly return, whereabouts
exactly at present in Siam, Hell or Tophet under that
glorisol which plays touraloup with us in this Aludin's Cove of
our cagacity is that bright soandsuch to slip us the dinkum oil?

Naysayers we know. To conclude purely negatively from the
positive absence of political odia and monetary requests that its
page cannot ever have been a penproduct of a man or woman of
that period or those parts is only one more unlookedfor conclusion
leaped at, being tantamount to inferring from the nonpresence
of inverted commas (sometimes called quotation marks)
on any page that its author was always constitutionally incapable
of misappropriating the spoken words of others.

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Luckily there is another cant to the questy. Has any fellow, of
the dime a dozen type, it might with some profit some dull evening
quietly be hinted—has any usual sort of ornery josser, flatchested
fortyish, faintly flatulent and given to ratiocination by
syncopation in the elucidation of complications, of his greatest
Fung Yang dynasdescendanced, only another the son of, in fact,
ever looked sufficiently longly at a quite everydaylooking stamped
addressed envelope? Admittedly it is an outer husk: its face, in
all its featureful perfection of imperfection, is its fortune: it exhibits
only the civil or military clothing of whatever passionpallid
nudity or plaguepurple nakedness may happen to tuck itself
under its flap. Yet to concentrate solely on the literal sense or
even the psychological content of any document to the sore
neglect of the enveloping facts themselves circumstantiating it is
just as hurtful to sound sense (and let it be added to the truest
taste) as were some fellow in the act of perhaps getting an intro
from another fellow turning out to be a friend in need of his, say,
to a lady of the latter's acquaintance, engaged in performing the
elaborative antecistral ceremony of upstheres, straightaway to run
off and vision her plump and plain in her natural altogether, preferring
to close his blinkhard's eyes to the ethiquethical fact that
she was, after all, wearing for the space of the time being some
definite articles of evolutionary clothing, inharmonious creations,
a captious critic might describe them as, or not strictly necessary
or a trifle irritating here and there, but for all that suddenly full
of local colour and personal perfume and suggestive, too, of so
very much more and capable of being stretched, filled out, if need
or wish were, of having their surprisingly like coincidental parts
separated don't they now, for better survey by the deft hand of
an expert, don't you know? Who in his heart doubts either that
the facts of feminine clothiering are there all the time or that the
feminine fiction, stranger than the facts, is there also at the same
time, only a little to the rere? Or that one may be separated from
the other? Or that both may then be contemplated simultaneously?
Or that each may be taken up and considered in turn apart from
the other?

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Here let a few artifacts fend in their own favour. The river felt
she wanted salt. That was just where Brien came in. The country
asked for bearspaw for dindin! And boundin aboundin it got it
surly. We who live under heaven, we of the clovery kingdom,
we middlesins people have often watched the sky overreaching
the land. We suddenly have. Our isle is Sainge. The place. That
stern chuckler Mayhappy Mayhapnot, once said to repeation
in that lutran conservatory way of his that Isitachapel-Asitalukin
was the one place, ult aut nult, in this madh vaal of tares (whose
verdhure's yellowed therever Phaiton parks his car while its
tamelised tay is the drame of Drainophilias) where the possible
was the improbable and the improbable the inevitable. If the proverbial
bishop of our holy and undivided with this me ken or no
me ken Zot is the Quiztune havvermashed had his twoe nails
on the head we are in for a sequentiality of improbable possibles
though possibly nobody after having grubbed up a lock of cwold
cworn aboove his subject probably in Harrystotalies or the vivle
will go out of his way to applaud him on the onboiassed back of
his remark for utterly impossible as are all these events they are
probably as like those which may have taken place as any others
which never took person at all are ever likely to be. Ahahn!

About that original hen. Midwinter (fruur or kuur?) was in the
offing and Premver a promise of a pril when, as kischabrigies sang
life's old sahatsong, an iceclad shiverer, merest of bantlings observed
a cold fowl behaviourising strangely on that fatal midden
or chip factory or comicalbottomed copsjute (dump for short)
afterwards changed into the orangery when in the course of
deeper demolition unexpectedly one bushman's holiday its limon
threw up a few spontaneous fragments of orangepeel, the last
remains of an outdoor meal by some unknown sunseeker or placehider
illico way back in his mistridden past. What child of a strandlooper
but keepy little Kevin in the despondful surrounding of
such sneezing cold would ever have trouved up on a strate that
was called strete a motive for future saintity by euchring the
finding of the Ardagh chalice by another heily innocent and
beachwalker whilst trying with pious clamour to wheedle Tipperaw

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raw raw reeraw puteters out of Now Sealand in spignt
of the patchpurple of the massacre, a dual a duel to die to
day, goddam and biggod, sticks and stanks, of most of the

The bird in the case was Belinda of the Dorans, a more than
quinquegintarian (Terziis prize with Serni medal, Cheepalizzy's
Hane Exposition) and what she was scratching at the hour of
klokking twelve looked for all this zogzag world like a goodishsized
sheet of letterpaper originating by transhipt from Boston
(Mass.) of the last of the first to Dear whom it proceded to
mention Maggy well & allathome's health well only the hate
turned the mild on the van Houtens and the general's elections
with a lovely face of some born gentleman with a beautiful present
of wedding cakes for dear thankyou Chriesty and with grand
funferall of poor Father Michael don't forget unto life's & Muggy
well how are you Maggy & hopes soon to hear well & must now
close it with fondest to the twoinns with four crosskisses for holy
paul holey corner holipoli whollyisland pee ess from (locust may
eat all but this sign shall they never) affectionate largelooking
tache of tch. The stain, and that a teastain (the overcautelousness
of the masterbilker here, as usual, signing the page away), marked
it off on the spout of the moment as a genuine relique of ancient
Irish pleasant pottery of that lydialike languishing class known as
a hurry-me-o'er-the-hazy.

Why then how?

Well, almost any photoist worth his chemicots will tip anyone
asking him the teaser that if a negative of a horse happens to melt
enough while drying, well, what you do get is, well, a positively
grotesquely distorted macromass of all sorts of horsehappy values
and masses of meltwhile horse. Tip. Well, this freely is what
must have occurred to our missive (there's a sod of a turb for
you! please wisp off the grass!) unfilthed from the boucher by
the sagacity of a lookmelittle likemelong hen. Heated residence
in the heart of the orangeflavoured mudmound had partly obliterated
the negative to start with, causing some features palpably
nearer your pecker to be swollen up most grossly while

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the farther back we manage to wiggle the more we need the loan
of a lens to see as much as the hen saw. Tip.

You is feeling like you was lost in the bush, boy? You says:
It is a puling sample jungle of woods. You most shouts out:
Bethicket me for a stump of a beech if I have the poultriest notions
what the farest he all means. Gee up, girly! The quad gospellers
may own the targum but any of the Zingari shoolerim
may pick a peck of kindlings yet from the sack of auld hensyne.

Lead, kindly fowl! They always did: ask the ages. What bird
has done yesterday man may do next year, be it fly, be it moult,
be it hatch, be it agreement in the nest. For her socioscientific
sense is sound as a bell, sir, her volucrine automutativeness right
on normalcy: she knows, she just feels she was kind of born to
lay and love eggs (trust her to propagate the species and hoosh
her fluffballs safe through din and danger!); lastly but mostly, in
her genesic field it is all game and no gammon; she is ladylike in
everything she does and plays the gentleman's part every time.
Let us auspice it! Yes, before all this has time to end the golden
age must return with its vengeance. Man will become dirigible,
Ague will be rejuvenated, woman with her ridiculous white burden
will reach by one step sublime incubation, the manewanting
human lioness with her dishorned discipular manram will lie
down together publicly flank upon fleece. No, assuredly, they are
not justified, those gloompourers who grouse that letters have
never been quite their old selves again since that weird weekday
in bleak Janiveer (yet how palmy date in a waste's oasis!) when
to the shock of both, Biddy Doran looked at literature.

And. She may be a mere marcella, this midget madgetcy,
Misthress of Arths. But. It is not a hear or say of some anomorous
letter, signed Toga Girilis, (teasy dear). We have a cop of
her fist right against our nosibos. We note the paper with her
jotty young watermark: Notre Dame du Bon Marché. And she
has a heart of Arin! What lumililts as she fols with her fallimineers
and her nadianods. As a strow will shaw she does the
wind blague, recting to show the rudess of a robur curling and
shewing the fansaties of a frizette. But how many of her readers

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realise that she is not out to dizzledazzle with a graith uncouthrement
of postmantuam glasseries from the lapins and the grigs.
Nuttings on her wilelife! Grabar gooden grandy for old almeanium
adamologists like Dariaumaurius and Zovotrimaserovmeravmerouvian;
(dmzn!); she feel plain plate one flat fact thing
and if, lastways firdstwise, a man alones sine anyon anyons
utharas has no rates to done a kik at with anyon anakars about
tutus milking fores and the rereres on the outerrand asikin the
tutus to be forrarder. Thingcrooklyexineverypasturesixdix-
lookingated. Mesdaims, Marmouselles, Mescerfs! Silvapais! All
schwants (schwrites) ischt tell the cock's trootabout him. Kapak
kapuk. No minzies matter. He had to see life foully the
plak and the smut, (schwrites). There were three men in him
(schwrites). Dancings (schwrites) was his only ttoo feebles.
With apple harlottes. And a little mollvogels. Spissially (schwrites)
when they peaches. Honeys wore camelia paints. Yours very
truthful. Add dapple inn. Yet is it but an old story, the tale of
a Treestone with one Ysold, of a Mons held by tentpegs and his
pal whatholoosed on the run, what Cadman could but Badman
wouldn't, any Genoaman against any Venis, and why Kate takes
charge of the waxworks.

Let us now, weather, health, dangers, public orders and other
circumstances permitting, of perfectly convenient, if you police,
after you, policepolice, pardoning mein, ich beam so fresch, bey?
drop this jiggerypokery and talk straight turkey meet to mate, for
while the ear, be we mikealls or nicholists, may sometimes be inclined
to believe others the eye, whether browned or nolensed,
find it devilish hard now and again even to believe itself. Habes
aures et num videbis? Habes oculos ac mannepalpabuat?
Tip! Drawing
nearer to take our slant at it (since after all it has met with
misfortune while all underground), let us see all there may remain
to be seen.

I am a worker, a tombstone mason, anxious to pleace averyburies
and jully glad when Christmas comes his once ayear. You
are a poorjoist, unctuous to polise nopebobbies and tunnibelly

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soully when 'tis thime took o'er home, gin. We cannot say aye
to aye. We cannot smile noes from noes. Still. One cannot help
noticing that rather more than half of the lines run north-south
in the Nemzes and Bukarahast directions while the others go
west-east in search from Maliziies with Bulgarad for, tiny tot
though it looks when schtschupnistling alongside other incunabula,
it has its cardinal points for all that. These ruled barriers
along which the traced words, run, march, halt, walk, stumble
at doubtful points, stumble up again in comparative safety seem
to have been drawn first of all in a pretty checker with lampblack
and blackthorn. Such crossing is antechristian of course,
but the use of the homeborn shillelagh as an aid to calligraphy
shows a distinct advance from savagery to barbarism. It is
seriously believed by some that the intention may have been
geodetic, or, in the view of the cannier, domestic economical.
But by writing thithaways end to end and turning, turning and
end to end hithaways writing and with lines of litters slittering
up and louds of latters slettering down, the old semetomyplace
and jupetbackagain from tham Let Rise till Hum Lit. Sleep,
where in the waste is the wisdom?

Another point, in addition to the original sand, pounce powder,
drunkard paper or soft rag used (any vet or inhanger in
ous sot's social can see the seen for seemself, a wee ftofty od
room, the cheery spluttered on the one karrig, a darka disheen
of voos from Dalbania, any gotsquantity of racky, a portogal
and some buk setting out on the sofer, you remember the
sort of softball sucker motru used to tell us when we were all
biribiyas or nippies and messas) it has acquired accretions of
terricious matter whilst loitering in the past. The teatimestained
terminal (say not the tag, mummer, or our show's a failure!) is a
cosy little brown study all to oneself and, whether it be thumbprint,
mademark or just a poor trait of the artless, its importance
in establishing the identities in the writer complexus (for if the
hand was one, the minds of active and agitated were more than
so) will be best appreciated by never forgetting that both before
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always. Tip. And it is surely a lesser ignorance to write a word
with every consonant too few than to add all too many. The
end? Say it with missiles then and thus arabesque the page. You
have your cup of scalding Souchong, your taper's waxen drop,
your cat's paw, the clove or coffinnail you chewed or champed
as you worded it, your lark in clear air. So why, pray, sign anything
as long as every word, letter, penstroke, paperspace is a
perfect signature of its own? A true friend is known much more
easily, and better into the bargain, by his personal touch, habits
of full or undress, movements, response to appeals for charity
than by his footwear, say. And, speaking anent Tiberias and other
incestuish salacities among gerontophils, a word of warning
about the tenderloined passion hinted at. Some softnosed peruser
might mayhem take it up erogenously as the usual case of
spoons, prostituta in herba plus dinky pinks deliberatively summer-
saulting off her bisexycle, at the main entrance of curate's perpetual
soutane suit with her one to see and awoh! who picks her
up as gingerly as any balmbearer would to feel whereupon the
virgin was most hurt and nicely asking: whyre have you been so
grace a mauling and where were you chaste me child? Be who,
farther potential? and so wider but we grisly old Sykos who have
done our unsmiling bit on 'alices, when they were yung and
easily freudened, in the penumbra of the procuring room and
what oracular comepression we have had apply to them! could
(did we care to sell our feebought silence in camera) tell our very
moistnostrilled one that father in such virgated contexts is not
always that undemonstrative relative (often held up to our contumacy)
who settles our hashbill for us and what an innocent allabroad's
adverb such as Michaelly looks like can be suggestive
of under the pudendascope and, finally, what a neurasthene nympholept,
endocrine-pineal typus, of inverted parentage with a
prepossessing drauma present in her past and a priapic urge for
congress with agnates before cognates fundamentally is feeling
for under her lubricitous meiosis when she refers with liking to
some feeler she fancie's face. And Mm. We could. Yet what need
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affect, as singsing so Salaman susuing to swittvitles while as un-
bluffingly blurtubruskblunt as an Esra, the cat, the cat's meeter,
the meeter's cat's wife, the meeter's cat's wife's half better, the
meeter's cat's wife's half better's meeter, and so back to our
horses, for we also know, what we have perused from the pages
of I Was A Gemral, that Showting up of Bulsklivism by 'Schottenboum',
that Father Michael about this red time of the white
terror equals the old regime and Margaret is the social revolution
while cakes mean the party funds and dear thank you signifies
national gratitude. In fine, we have heard, as it happened, of
Spartacus intercellular. We are not corknered yet, dead hand!
We can recall, with voluntears, the froggy jew, and sweeter far
'twere now westhinks in Dumbil's fair city ere one more year is
o'er. We tourned our coasts to the good gay tunes. When from
down swords the sea merged the oldowth guns and answer made
the bold O' Dwyer. But. Est modest in verbos. Let a prostitute
be whoso stands before a door and winks or parks herself in the
fornix near a makeussin wall (sinsin! sinsin!) and the curate one
who brings strong waters (gingin! gingin!), but also, and dinna
forget, that there is many asleeps between someathome's first
and moreinausland's last and that the beautiful presence of waiting
kates will until life's (!) be more than enough to make any
milkmike in the language of sweet tarts punch hell's hate into his
twin nicky and that Maggy's tea, or your majesty, if heard as a
boost from a born gentleman is (?). For if the lingo gasped between
kicksheets, however basically English, were to be preached from
the mouths of wickerchurchwardens and metaphysicians in the
row and advokaatoes, allvoyous, demivoyelles, languoaths, lesbiels,
dentelles, gutterhowls and furtz, where would their practice
be or where the human race itself were the Pythagorean sesquipedalia
of the panepistemion, however apically Volapucky,
grunted and gromwelled, ichabod, habakuk, opanoff, uggamyg,
hapaxle, gomenon, ppppfff, over country stiles, behind slated
dwellinghouses, down blind lanes, or, when all fruit fails, under
some sacking left on a coarse cart?

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ages. Thief us the night, steal we the air, shawl thiner liefest,
mine! Here, Ohere, insult the fair! Traitor, bad hearer, brave!
The lightning look, the birding cry, awe from the grave, everflowing
on the times. Feueragusaria iordenwater; now godsun
shine on menday's daughter; a good clap, a fore marriage, a bad
wake, tell hell's well; such is manowife's lot of lose and win again,
like he's gruen quhiskers on who's chin again, she plucketed them
out but they grown in again. So what are you going to do about
it? O dear!

If juness she saved! Ah ho! And if yulone he pouved! The olold
stoliolum! From quiqui quinet to michemiche chelet and a
jambebatiste to a brulobrulo! It is told in sounds in utter that, in
signs so adds to, in universal, in polygluttural, in each auxiliary
neutral idiom, sordomutics, florilingua, sheltafocal, flayflutter, a
con's cubane, a pro's tutute, strassarab, ereperse and anythongue
athall. Since nozzy Nanette tripped palmyways with Highho
Harry there's a spurtfire turf a'kind o'kindling when oft as the
souffsouff blows her peaties up and a claypot wet for thee, my
Sitys, and talkatalka tell Tibbs has eve: and whathough (revilous
life proving aye the death of ronaldses when winpower wine has
bucked the kick on poor won man) billiousness has been billiousness
during milliums of millenions and our mixed racings have
been giving two hoots or three jeers for the grape, vine and brew
and Pieter's in Nieuw Amsteldam and Paoli's where the poules
go and rum smelt his end for him and he dined off sooth american
(it would give one the frier even were one a normal Kettlelicker)
this oldworld epistola of their weatherings and their
marryings and their buryings and their natural selections has
combled tumbled down to us fersch and made-at-all-hours like
an ould cup on tay. As I was hottin me souser. Haha! And as
you was caldin your dutchy hovel. Hoho! She tole the tail or
her toon. Huhu!

Now, kapnimancy and infusionism may both fit as tight as
two trivets but while we in our wee free state, holding to that
prestatute in our charter, may have our irremovable doubts as
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the whole, the meaning of every word of a phrase so far deciphered
out of it, however unfettered our Irish daily independence,
we must vaunt no idle dubiosity as to its genuine authorship
and holusbolus authoritativeness. And let us bringtheecease
to beakerings on that clink, olmond bottler! On the face of it,
to volt back to our desultory horses, and for your roughshod
mind, bafflelost bull, the affair is a thing once for all done and
there you are somewhere and finished in a certain time, be it a
day or a year or even supposing, it should eventually turn out
to be a serial number of goodness gracious alone knows how
many days or years. Anyhow, somehow and somewhere, before
the bookflood or after her ebb, somebody mentioned by name in
his telephone directory, Coccolanius or Gallotaurus, wrote it,
wrote it all, wrote it all down, and there you are, full stop. O,
undoubtedly yes, and very potably so, but one who deeper thinks
will always bear in the baccbuccus of his mind that this downright
there you are and there it is is only all in his eye. Why?

Because, Soferim Bebel, if it goes to that, (and dormerwindow
gossip will cry it from the housetops no surelier than the writing
on the wall will hue it to the mod of men that mote in the main
street) every person, place and thing in the chaosmos of Alle
anyway connected with the gobblydumped turkery was moving
and changing every part of the time: the travelling inkhorn
(possibly pot), the hare and turtle pen and paper, the continually
more and less intermisunderstanding minds of the anticollaborators,
the as time went on as it will variously inflected, differently
pronounced, otherwise spelled, changeably meaning vocable
scriptsigns. No, so holp me Petault, it is not a miseffectual why-
acinthinous riot of blots and blurs and bars and balls and hoops
and wriggles and juxtaposed jottings linked by spurts of speed:
it only looks as like it as damn it; and, sure, we ought really to
rest thankful that at this deleteful hour of dungflies dawning we
have even a written on with dried ink scrap of paper at all to show
for ourselves, tare it or leaf it, (and we are lufted to ourselves as
the soulfisher when he led the cat out of the bout) after all that
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earth and all it has gone through and by all means, after a good
ground kiss to Terracussa and for wars luck our lefftoff's flung
over our home homoplate, cling to it as with drowning hands,
hoping against hope all the while that, by the light of philophosy,
(and may she never folsage us!) things will begin to clear
up a bit one way or another within the next quarrel of an hour
and be hanged to them as ten to one they will too, please the pigs,
as they ought to categorically, as, stricly between ourselves, there
is a limit to all things so this will never do.

For, with that farmfrow's foul flair for that flayfell foxfetor,
(the calamite's columitas calling for calamitous calamitance) who
that scrutinising marvels at those indignant whiplooplashes; those
so prudently bolted or blocked rounds; the touching reminiscence
of an incompletet trail or dropped final; a round thousand whirligig
glorioles, prefaced by (alas!) now illegible airy plumeflights,
all tiberiously ambiembellishing the initials majuscule of Earwicker:
the meant to be baffling chrismon trilithon sign E on face, finally
called after some his hes hecitency Hec, which, moved contrawatchwise,
represents his title in sigla as the smaller Δ, fontly
called following a certain change of state of grace of nature alp
or delta, when single, stands for or tautologically stands beside
the consort: (though for that matter, since we have heard from
Cathay cyrcles how the hen is not mirely a tick or two after the
first fifth fourth of the second eighth twelfth—siangchang
hongkong sansheneul—but yirely the other and thirtieth of the
ninth from the twentieth, our own vulgar 432 and 1132 irrespectively,
why not take the former for a village inn, the latter
for an upsidown bridge, a multiplication marking for crossroads
ahead, which you like pothook for the family gibbet, their old
fourwheedler for the bucker's field, a tea anyway for a tryst
someday, and his onesidemissing for an allblind alley leading to
an Irish plot in the Champ de Mors, not?) the steady monologuy
of the interiors; the pardonable confusion for which some blame
the cudgel and more blame the soot but unthanks to which
the pees with their caps awry are quite as often as not taken
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taken for pews with their tails in their mouths, thence your
pristopher polombos, hence our Kat Kresbyterians; the curt
witty wotty dashes never quite just right at the trim trite
truth letter; the sudden spluttered petulance of some capItalIsed
mIddle; a word as cunningly hidden in its maze of confused
drapery as a fieldmouse in a nest of coloured ribbons: that absurdly
bullsfooted bee declaring with an even plainer dummpshow
than does the mute commoner with us how hard a thing it
is to mpe mporn a gentlerman: and look at this prepronominal
funferal, engraved and retouched and edgewiped and puddenpadded,
very like a whale's egg farced with pemmican, as were it
sentenced to be nuzzled over a full trillion times for ever and a
night till his noddle sink or swim by that ideal reader suffering
from an ideal insomnia: all those red raddled obeli cayennepeppercast
over the text, calling unnecessary attention to errors,
omissions, repetitions and misalignments: that (probably local or
personal) variant maggers for the more generally accepted majesty
which is but a trifle and yet may quietly amuse: those superciliouslooking
crisscrossed Greek ees awkwardlike perched there
and here out of date like sick owls hawked back to Athens: and
the geegees too, jesuistically formed at first but afterwards genuflected
aggrily toewards the occident: the Ostrogothic kakography
affected for certain phrases of Etruscan stabletalk and, in
short, the learning betrayed at almost every line's end: the headstrength
(at least eleven men of thirtytwo palfrycraft) revealed
by a constant labour to make a ghimel pass through the eye of an
iota: this, for instance, utterly unexpected sinistrogyric return to
one peculiar sore point in the past; those throne open doubleyous
(of an early muddy terranean origin whether man chooses to
damn them agglutinatively loo—too—blue—face—ache or
illvoodawpeehole or, kants koorts, topplefouls) seated with such
floprightdown determination and reminding uus ineluctably of
nature at her naturalest while that fretful fidget eff, the hornful
digamma of your bornabarbar, rarely heard now save when falling
from the unfashionable lipsus of some hetarosexual (used always
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his Claudian brother, is it worth while interrupting to say?—
throughout the papyrus as the revise mark) stalks all over the
page, broods F rotated 180° sensationseeking an idea, amid the verbiage,
gaunt, stands dejectedly in the diapered window margin, with
its basque of bayleaves all aflutter about its forksfrogs, paces
with a frown, jerking to and fro, flinging phrases here, there, or
returns inhibited, with some half-halted suggestion, F mirrored vertically, dragging
its shoestring; the curious warning sign before our protoparent's
ipsissima verba (a very pure nondescript, by the way, sometimes
a palmtailed otter, more often the arbutus fruitflowerleaf of the
cainapple) which paleographers call a leak in the thatch or the
Aranman ingperwhis through the hole of his hat
, indicating that the
words which follow may be taken in any order desired, hole of
Aran man the hat through the whispering his ho (here keen
again and begin again to make soundsense and sensesound kin
again); those haughtypitched disdotted aiches easily of the rariest
inasdroll as most of the jaywalking eyes we do plough into halve,
unconnected, principial, medial or final, always jims in the jam,
sahib, as pipless as threadworms: the innocent exhibitionism of
those frank yet capricious underlinings: that strange exotic serpentine,
since so properly banished from our scripture, about as freakwing
a wetterhand now as to see a rightheaded ladywhite don a
corkhorse, which, in its invincible insolence ever longer more and
of more morosity, seems to uncoil spirally and swell lacertinelazily
before our eyes under pressure of the writer's hand; the ungainly
musicianlessness so painted in sculpting selfsounder ah ha as
blackartful as a podatus and dumbfounder oh ho oaproariose as
ten canons in skelterfugue: the studious omission of year number
and era name from the date, the one and only time when our
copyist seems at least to have grasped the beauty of restraint; the
lubricitous conjugation of the last with the first: the gipsy mating
of a grand stylish gravedigging with secondbest buns (an interpolation:
these munchables occur only in the Bootherbrowth
family of MSS., Bb—Cod IV, Pap II, Brek XI, Lun III, Dinn
XVII, Sup XXX, Fullup M D C X C: the scholiast has hungrily
misheard a deadman's toller as a muffinbell): the four shortened

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ampersands under which we can glypse at and feel for ourselves
across all those rushyears the warm soft short pants of the quick-
scribbler: the vocative lapse from which it begins and the accusative
hole in which it ends itself; the aphasia of that heroic agony
of recalling a once loved number leading slip by slipper to a
general amnesia of misnomering one's own: next those ars, rrrr!
those ars all bellical, the highpriest's hieroglyph of kettletom and
oddsbones, wrasted redhandedly from our hallowed rubric prayer
for truce with booty, O'Remus pro Romulo, and rudely from the
fane's pinnacle tossed down by porter to within an aim's ace of
their quatrain of rubyjets among Those Who arse without the
Temple nor since Roe's Distillery burn'd have quaff'd Night's
firefill'd Cup But jig jog jug as Day the Dicebox Throws, whang,
loyal six I lead, out wi'yer heart's bluid, blast ye, and there she's
for you, sir, whang her, the fine ooman, rouge to her lobster
locks, the rossy, whang, God and O'Mara has it with his ruddy
old Villain Rufus, wait, whang, God and you're another he
hasn't for there's my spoil five of spuds's trumps, whang, whack
on his pigsking's Kisser for him, K.M. O'Mara where are you?;
then (coming over to the left aisle corner down) the cruciform
postscript from which three basia or shorter and smaller oscula
have been overcarefully scraped away, plainly inspiring the tenebrous
Tunc page of the Book of Kells (and then it need not be
lost sight of that there are exactly three squads of candidates for
the crucian rose awaiting their turn in the marginal panels of
Columkiller, chugged in their three ballotboxes, then set apart for
such hanging committees, where two was enough for anyone,
starting with old Matthew himself, as he with great distinction
said then just as since then people speaking have fallen into the
custom, when speaking to a person, of saying two is company
when the third person is the person darkly spoken of, and then
that last labiolingual basium might be read as a suavium if whoever
the embracer then was wrote with a tongue in his (or perhaps
her) cheek as the case may have been then); and the fatal
droopadwindle slope of the blamed scrawl, a sure sign of imperfectible
moral blindness; the toomuchness, the fartoomanyness

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of all those fourlegged ems: and why spell dear god with a big
thick dhee (why, O why, O why?): the cut and dry aks and wise
form of the semifinal; and, eighteenthly or twentyfourthly, but
at least, thank Maurice, lastly when all is zed and done, the penelopean
patience of its last paraphe, a colophon of no fewer than
seven hundred and thirtytwo strokes tailed by a leaping lasso—
who thus at all this marvelling but will press on hotly to see the
vaulting feminine libido of those interbranching ogham sex up-
andinsweeps sternly controlled and easily repersuaded by the
uniform matteroffactness of a meandering male fist?

Duff-Muggli, who now may be quoted by very kind arrangement
(his dectroscophonious photosensition under suprasonic
light control may be logged for by our none too distant futures
as soon astone values can be turned out from Chromophilomos,
Limited at a millicentime the microamp), first called this kind of
paddygoeasy partnership the ulykkhean or tetrachiric or quadrumane
or ducks and drakes or debts and dishes perplex (v. Some
Forestallings over that Studium of Sexophonologistic Schizophrenesis
vol. xxiv, pp. 2-555) after the wellinformed observation,
made miles apart from the Master by Tung-Toyd (cf. Later
Frustrations amengst the Neomugglian Teachings abaft the Semi-
unconscience, passim
) that in the case of the littleknown periplic
bestteller popularly associated with the names of the wretched
mariner (trianforan deffwedoff our plumsucked pattern shapekeeper)
a Punic admiralty report, From MacPerson's Oshean
Round By the Tides of Jason's Cruise
, had been cleverly capsized
and saucily republished as a dodecanesian baedeker of the every-
tale-a-treat-in-itself variety which could hope satisfactorily to
tickle me gander as game as your goose.

The unmistaken identity of the persons in the Tiberiast duplex
came to light in the most devious of ways. The original
document was in what is known as Hanno O'Nonhanno's unbrookable
script, that is to say, it showed no signs of punctuation
of any sort. Yet on holding the verso against a lit rush this
new book of Morses responded most remarkably to the silent
query of our world's oldest light and its recto let out the piquant

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fact that it was but pierced butnot punctured (in the university
sense of the term) by numerous stabs and foliated gashes made
by a pronged instrument. These paper wounds, four in type,
were gradually and correctly understood to mean stop, please
stop, do please stop, and O do please stop respectively, and
following up their one true clue, the circumflexuous wall of a
singleminded men's asylum, accentuated by bi tso fb rok engl
a ssan dspl itch ina,—Yard inquiries pointed out⟶that they
ad bîn "provoked" ay Λ fork, of à grave Brofèsor; àth é's Brèak
—fast—table; ; acùtely profèššionally piquéd, to = introdùce a
notion of time [ùpon à plane (?) sù ' ' fàç'e'] by pùnct! ingh oles
(sic) in iSpace?! Deeply religious by nature and position, and
warmly attached to Thee, and smearbread and better and Him
and newlaidills, it was rightly suspected that such ire could not
have been visited by him Brotfressor Prenderguest even underwittingly,
upon the ancestral pneuma of one whom, with rheuma,
he venerated shamelessly at least once a week at Cockspur Common
as his apple in his eye and her first boys' best friend and,
though plain English for a married lady misled heaps by the way,
yet when some peerer or peeress detected that the fourleaved
shamrock or quadrifoil jab was more recurrent wherever the
script was clear and the term terse and that these two were the
selfsame spots naturally selected for her perforations by Dame
Partlet on her dungheap, thinkers all put grown in waterungspillfull
Pratiland only and a playful fowl and musical me and
not you in any case, two and two together, and, with a swarm
of bisses honeyhunting after, a sigh for shyme (O, the pettybonny
rouge!) separated modest mouths. So be it. And it was.
The lettermaking of the explots of Fjorgn Camhelsson when he
was in the Kvinnes country with Soldru's men. With acknowledgment
of our fervour of the first instant he remains years most
fainfully. For postscrapt see spoils. Though not yet had the sailor
sipped that sup nor the humphar foamed to the fill. And fox and
geese still kept the peace around L'Auberge du Père Adam.

Small need after that, old Jeromesolem, old Huffsnuff, old
Andycox, old Olecasandrum, for quizzing your weekenders come

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to the R.Q. with: shoots off in a hiss, muddles up in a mussmass
and his whole's a dismantled noondrunkard's son. Howbeit we
heard not a son of sons to leave by him to oceanic society in his
old man without a thing in his ignorance, Tulko MacHooley.
And it was thus he was at every time, that son, and the other
time, the day was in it and after the morrow Diremood is the
name is on the writing chap of the psalter, the juxtajunctor of a
dearmate and he passing out of one desire into its fellow. The
daughters are after going and loojing for him, Torba's nicelookers
of the fair neck. Wanted for millinary servance to
olderly's person by the Totty Askinses. Formelly confounded
with amother. Maybe growing a moustache, did you say, with
an adorable look of amuzement? And uses noclass billiardhalls
with an upandown ladder? Not Hans the Curier though had he
had have only had some little laughings and some less of cheeks
and were he not so warried by his bulb of persecussion he could
have, ay, and would have, as true as Essex bridge. And not Gopheph
go gossip, I declare to man! Noe! To all's much relief
one's half hypothesis of that jabberjaw ape amok the showering
jestnuts of Bruisanose was hotly dropped and his room taken up
by that odious and still today insufficiently malestimated notesnatcher
(kak, pfooi, bosh and fiety, much earny, Gus, poteen?
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Who do you no tonigh, lazy and gentleman?

The echo is where in the back of the wodes; callhim forth!

(Shaun Mac Irewick, briefdragger, for the concern of Messrs
Jhon Jhamieson and Song, rated one hundrick and thin per
storehundred on this nightly quisquiquock of the twelve apostrophes,
set by Jockit Mic Ereweak. He misunderstruck and aim
for am ollo of number three of them and left his free natural ripostes
to four of them in their own fine artful disorder.)

1. What secondtonone myther rector and maximost bridgesmaker
was the first to rise taller through his beanstale than the
bluegum buaboababbaun or the giganteous Wellingtonia Sequoia;
went nudiboots with trouters into a liffeyette when she was
barely in her tricklies; was well known to claud a conciliation
cap onto the esker of his hooth; sports a chainganger's albert
solemenly over his hullender's epulence; thought he weighed a
new ton when there felled his first lapapple; gave the heinousness
of choice to everyknight betwixt yesterdicks and twomaries;
had sevenal successivecoloured serebanmaids on the same big
white drawringroam horthrug; is a Willbeforce to this hour at
house as he was in heather; pumped the catholick wartrey and
shocked the prodestung boyne; killed his own hungery self in
anger as a young man; found fodder for five when allmarken
rose goflooded; with Hirish tutores Cornish made easy; voucher

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of rotables, toll of the road; bred manyheaded stepsons for one
leapyourown taughter; is too funny for a fish and has too much
outside for an insect; like a heptagon crystal emprisoms trues and
fauss for us; is infinite swell in unfitting induments; once was he
shovelled and once was he arsoned and once was he inundered
and she hung him out billbailey; has a quadrant in his tile to tell
Toler cad a'clog it is; offers chances to Long on but stands up
to Legge before; found coal at the end of his harrow and mossroses
behind the seams; made a fort out of his postern and wrote
F.E.R.T. on his buckler; is escapemaster-in-chief from all sorts
of houdingplaces; if he outharrods against barkers, to the shoolbred
he acts whiteley; was evacuated at the mere appearance of
three germhuns and twice besieged by a sweep; from zoomorphology
to omnianimalism he is brooched by the spin of a coin;
towers, an eddistoon amid the lampless, casting swannbeams on
the deep; threatens thunder upon malefactors and sends whispers
up fraufrau's froufrous; when Dook Hookbackcrook upsits his
ass booseworthies jeer and junket but they boos him oos and baas
his aas when he lukes like Hunkett Plunkett; by sosannsos and
search a party on a lady of this city; business, reading newspaper,
smoking cigar, arranging tumblers on table, eating meals,
pleasure, etcetera, etcetera, pleasure, eating meals, arranging tumblers
on table, smoking cigar, reading newspaper, business;
minerals, wash and brush up, local views, juju toffee, comic and
birthdays cards; those were the days and he was their hero; pink
sunset shower, red clay cloud, sorrow or Sahara, oxhide or Iren;
arraigned and attainted, listed and lited, pleaded and proved;
catches his check at banck of Indgangd and endurses his doom at
chapel exit; brain of the franks, hand of the christian, tongue of
the north; commands to dinner and calls the bluff; has a block at
Morgen's and a hatache all the afternunch; plays gehamerat when
he's ernst but misses mausey when he's lustyg; walked as far as
the Head where he sat in state as the Rump; shows Early English
tracemarks and a marigold window with manigilt lights, a
myrioscope, two remarkable piscines and three wellworthseeing
ambries; arches all portcullised and his nave dates from dots; is

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a horologe unstoppable and the Benn of all bells; fuit, isst and
herit and though he's mildewstaned he's mouldystoned; is a quercuss
in the forest but plane member for Megalopolis; mountunmighty,
faunonfleetfoot; plank in our platform, blank in our
scouturn; hidal, in carucates he is enumerated, hold as an earl,
he counts; shipshaped phrase of buglooking words with a form
like the easing moments of a graminivorous; to our dooms
brought he law, our manoirs he made his vill of; was an overgrind
to the underground and acqueduced for fierythroats; sends
boys in socks acoughawhooping when he lets farth his carbonoxside
and silk stockings show her shapings when he looses hose
on hers; stocks dry puder for the Ill people and pinkun's pellets
for all the Pale; gave his mundyfoot to Miserius, her pinch to
Anna Livia, that superfine pigtail to Cerisia Cerosia and quid
rides to Titius, Caius and Sempronius; made the man who had
no notion of shopkeepers feel he'd rather play the duke than play
the gentleman; shot two queans and shook three caskles when
he won his game of dwarfs; fumes inwards like a strombolist till
he smokes at both ends; manmote, befier of him, womankind,
pietad!; shows one white drift of snow among the gorsegrowth
of his crown and a chaperon of repentance on that which shed
gore; pause and quies, triple bill; went by metro for the polis and
then hoved by; to the finders, hail! woa, you that seek!; whom
fillth had plenished, dearth devoured; hock is leading, cocoa comes
next, emery tries for the flag; can dance the O'Bruin's polerpasse
at Noolahn to his own orchistruss accompaniment; took place
before the internatural convention of catholic midwives and
found stead before the congress for the study of endonational
calamities; makes a delictuous entrée and finishes off the course
between sweets and savouries; flouts for forecasts, flairs for finds
and the fun of the fray on the fairground; cleared out three hundred
sixty five idles to set up one all khalassal for henwives hoping
to have males; the flawhoolagh, the grasping one, the kindler of
paschal fire; forbids us our trespassers as we forgate him; the
phoenix be his pyre, the cineres his sire!; piles big pelium on
little ossas like the pilluls of hirculeads; has an eatupus complex

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and a drinkthedregs kink; wurstmeats for chumps and cowcarlows
for scullions; when he plies for our favour is very trolly
ours; two psychic espousals and three desertions; may be matter
of fact now but was futter of magd then; Cattermole Hill, exmountain
of flesh was reared up by stress and sank under strain;
tank it up, dank it up, tells the tailor to his tout; entoutcas for a
man, but bit a thimble for a maid; blimp, blump; a dud letter, a sing
a song a sylble; a byword, a sentence with surcease; while stands
his canyouseehim frails shall fall; was hatched at Cellbridge but
ejoculated abrood; as it gan in the biguinnengs so wound up in
a battle of Boss; Roderick, Roderick, Roderick, O, you've gone
the way of the Danes; variously catalogued, regularly regrouped;
a bushboys holoday, a quacker's mating, a wenches' sandbath;
the same homoheatherous checkinlossegg as when sollyeye airly
blew ye; real detonation but false report; spa mad but inn sane;
half emillian via bogus census but a no street hausmann when
allphannd; is the handiest of all andies and a most alleghant spot
to dump your hump; hands his secession to the new patricius but
plumps plebmatically for the bloody old centuries; eats with
doors open and ruts with gates closed; some dub him Rotshield
and more limn him Rockyfellow; shows he's fly to both demisfairs
but thries to cover up his tracers; seven dovecotes cooclaim
to have been pigeonheim to this homer, Smerrnion, Rhoebok,
Kolonsreagh, Seapoint, Quayhowth, Ashtown, Ratheny; independent
of the lordship of chamberlain, acknowledging the rule
of Rome; we saw thy farm at Useful Prine, Domhnall, Domhnall;
reeks like Illbelpaese and looks like Iceland's ear; lodged at quot
places, lived through tot reigns; takes a szumbath for his weekend
and a wassarnap for his refreskment; after a good bout at stoolball
enjoys Giroflee Giroflaa; what Nevermore missed and
Colombo found; believes in everyman his own goaldkeeper and
in Africa for the fullblacks; the arc of his drive was forty full
and his stumps were pulled at eighty; boasts him to the thick-in-thews
the oldest creater in Aryania and looks down on the Suiss
family Collesons whom he calls les nouvelles roches; though his
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hope stick to futuerism; light leglifters cense him souriantes from
afore while boor browbenders curse him grommelants to his
hindmost; between youlasses and yeladst glimse of Even; the
Lug his peak has, the Luk his pile; drinks tharr and wodhar for
his asama and eats the unparishable sow to styve off reglar rack;
the beggars cloak them reclined about his paddystool, the whores
winken him as they walk their side; on Christienmas at Advent
Lodge, New Yealand, after a lenty illness the roeverand Mr
Easterling of pentecostitis, no followers by bequest, fanfare all
private; Gone Where Glory Waits Him (Ball, bulletist) but Not
Here Yet (Maxwell, clark); comminxed under articles but phoenished
a borgiess; from the vat on the bier through the burre in
the dark to the buttle of the bawn; is A1 an the highest but Roh
re his root; filled fanned of hackleberries whenas all was tuck
and toss up for him as a yangster to fall fou of hockinbechers
wherein he had gauged the use of raisin; ads aliments, das doles,
raps rustics, tams turmoil; sas seed enough for a semination but
sues skivvies on the sly; learned to speak from hand to mouth
till he could talk earish with his eyes shut; hacked his way through
hickheckhocks but hanged hishelp from there hereafters; rialtos,
annesleyg, binn and balls to say nothing atolk of New Comyn;
the gleam of the glow of the shine of the sun through the
dearth of the dirth on the blush of the brick of the viled ville of
Barnehulme has dust turned to brown; these dyed to tartan him,
rueroot, dulse, bracken, teasel, fuller's ash, sundew and cress;
long gunn but not for cotton; stood his sharp assault of famine
but grew girther, girther and girther; he has twenty four or so
cousins germinating in the United States of America and a
namesake with an initial difference in the once kingdom of
Poland; his first's a young rose and his second's French-Egyptian
and his whole means a slump at Christie's; forth of his
pierced part came the woman of his dreams, blood thicker then
water last trade overseas; buyshop of Glintylook, eorl of Hoed;
you and I are in him surrented by brwn bldns; Elin's flee polt
pelhaps but Hwang Chang evelytime; he one was your of highbigpipey
boys but fancy him as smoking fags his at time of

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life; Mount of Mish, Mell of Moy; had two cardinal ventures and
three capitol sinks; has a peep in his pocketbook and a packetboat
in his keep; B.V.H., B.L.G., P.P.M., T.D.S., V.B.D.,
T.C.H., L.O.N.; is Breakfates, Lunger, Diener and Souper; as
the streets were paved with cold he felt his topperairy; taught
himself skating and learned how to fall; distinctly dirty but rather
a dear; hoveth chieftains evrywehr, with morder; Ostman
Effendi, Serge Paddishaw; baases two mmany, outpriams al'
his parisites; first of the fenians, roi des fainéants; his Tiara of
scones was held unfillable till one Liam Fail felled him in Westmunster;
was struck out of his sittem when he rowed saulely to
demask us and to our appauling predicament brought as plagues
from Buddapest; put a matchhead on an aspenstalk and set the
living a fire; speared the rod and spoiled the lightning; married
with cakes and repunked with pleasure; till he was buried howhappy
was he and he made the welkins ring with Up Micawber!;
god at the top of the staircase, carrion on the mat of straw;
the false hood of a spindler web chokes the cavemouth of his
unsightliness but the nestlings that liven his leafscreen sing him
a lover of arbuties; we strike hands over his bloodied warsheet
but we are pledged entirely to his green mantle; our friend
vikelegal, our swaran foi; under the four stones by his streams
who vanished the wassailbowl at the joy of shells; Mora and
Lora had a hill of a high time looking down on his confusion till
firm look in readiness, forward spear and the windfoot of curach
strewed the lakemist of Lego over the last of his fields; we
darkened for you, faulterer, in the year of mourning but we'll
fidhil to the dimtwinklers when the streamy morvenlight calls up
the sunbeam; his striped pantaloons, his rather strange walk;
hereditatis columna erecta, hagion chiton eraphon; nods a nap for
the nonce but crows cheerio when they get ecunemical; is a simultaneous
equator of elimbinated integras when three upon one is
by inspection improper; has the most conical hodpiece of confusianist
heronim and that chuchuffuous chinchin of his is like
a footsey kungoloo around Taishantyland; he's as globeful as a
gasometer of lithium and luridity and he was thrice ten anular

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years before he wallowed round Raggiant Circos; the cabalstone
at the coping of his cavin is a canine constant but only an amirican
could apparoxemete the apeupresiosity of his atlast's alongement;
sticklered rights and lefts at Baddersdown in his hunt for
the boar trwth but made his end with the modareds that came
at him in Camlenstrete; a hunnibal in exhaustive conflict, an otho
to return; burning body to aiger air on melting mountain in
wooing wave; we go into him sleepy children, we come out of
him strucklers for life; he divested to save from the Mrs Drownings
their rival queens while Grimshaw, Bragshaw and Renshaw
made off with his storen clothes; taxed and rated, licensed and
ranted; his threefaced stonehead was found on a whitehorse hill
and the print of his costellous feet is seen in the goat's grasscircle;
pull the blind, toll the deaf and call dumb, lame and halty;
Miraculone, Monstrucceleen; led the upplaws at the Creation and
hissed a snake charmer off her stays; hounded become haunter,
hunter become fox; harrier, marrier, terrier, tav; Olaph the Oxman,
Thorker the Tourable; you feel he is Vespasian yet you
think of him as Aurelius; whugamore, tradertory, socianist, commoniser;
made a summer assault on our shores and begiddy got
his sands full; first he shot down Raglan Road and then he tore
up Marlborough Place; Cromlechheight and Crommalhill were
his farfamed feetrests when our lurch as lout let free into the
Lubar heloved; mareschalled his wardmotes and delimited the
main; netted before nibbling, can scarce turn a scale but, grossed
after meals, weighs a town in himself; Banba prayed for his conversion,
Beurla missed that grand old voice; a Colossus among
cabbages, the Melarancitrone of fruits; larger than life, doughtier
than death; Gran Turco, orege forment; lachsembulger, leperlean;
the sparkle of his genial fancy, the depth of his calm sagacity, the
clearness of his spotless honour, the flow of his boundless benevolence;
our family furbear, our tribal tarnpike; quary was he
invincibled and cur was he burked; partitioned Irskaholm, united
Irishmen; he took a svig at his own methyr but she tested a bit
gorky and as for the salmon he was coming up in him all life
long; comm, eilerdich, hecklebury and sawyer thee, warden;

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silent as the bee in honey, stark as the breath on hauwck, Costello,
Kinsella, Mahony, Moran, though you rope Amrique your
home ruler is Dan; figure right, he is hoisted by the scurve of
his shaggy neck, figure left, he is rationed in isobaric patties
among the crew; one asks was he poisoned, one thinks how much
did he leave; ex-gardener (Riesengebirger), fitted up with
planturous existencies would make Roseoogreedy (mite's) little
hose; taut sheets and scuppers awash but the oil silk mack Liebsterpet
micks his aquascutum; the enjoyment he took in kay
women, the employment he gave to gee men; sponsor to a squad
of piercers, ally to a host of rawlies; against lightning, explosion,
fire, earthquake, flood, whirlwind, burglary, third party, rot, loss
of cash, loss of credit, impact of vehicles; can rant as grave as
oxtail soup and chat as gay as a porto flippant; is unhesitent in
his unionism and yet a pigotted nationalist; Sylviacola is shy of
him, Matrosenhosens nose the joke; shows the sinews of peace in
his chest-o-wars; fiefeofhome, ninehundred and thirtunine years
of copyhold; is aldays open for polemypolity's sake when he's not
suntimes closed for the love of Janus; sucks life's eleaxir from
the pettipickles of the Jewess and ruoulls in sulks if any popeling
runs down the Huguenots; Boomaport, Walleslee, Ubermeerschall
Blowcher and Supercharger, Monsieur Ducrow, Mister Mudson,
master gardiner; to one he's just paunch and judex, to another
full of beans and brehons; hallucination, cauchman, ectoplasm;
passed for baabaa blacksheep till he grew white woo woo woolly;
was drummatoysed by Mac Milligan's daughter and put to music
by one shoebard; all fitzpatricks in his emirate remember him, the
boys of wetford hail him babu; indanified himself with boro tribute
and was schenkt publicly to brigstoll; was given the light in drey
orchafts and entumuled in threeplexes; his likeness is in Terrecuite
and he giveth rest to the rainbowed; lebriety, frothearnity and
quality; his reverse makes a virtue of necessity while his obverse
mars a mother by invention; beskilk his gunwale and he's the
second imperial, untie points, unhook tenters and he's lath and
plaster; calls upon Allthing when he fails to appeal to Eachovos;
basidens, ardree, kongsemma, rexregulorum; stood into Dee mouth,

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then backed broadside on Baulacleeva; either eldorado or ultimate
thole; a kraal of fou feud fires, a crawl of five pubs; laid out lashings
of laveries to hunt down his family ancestors and then pled
double trouble or quick quits to hush the buckers up; threw pebblets
for luck over one sodden shoulder and dragooned peoplades
armed to their teeth; pept as Gaudio Gambrinus, grim as Potter
the Grave; ace of arts, deuce of damimonds, trouble of clubs, fear
of spates; cumbrum, cumbrum, twiniceynurseys fore a drum but
tre to uno tips the scale; reeled the titleroll opposite a brace of
girdles in Silver on the Screen but was sequenced from the set
as Crookback by the even more titulars, Rick, Dave and Barry;
he can get on as early as the twentysecond of Mars but occasionally
he doesn't come off before Virgintiquinque Germinal; his Indian
name is Hapapoosiesobjibway and his number in arithmosophy
is the stars of the plough; took weapon in the province of
the pike and let fling his line on Eelwick; moves in vicous cicles
yet remews the same; the drain rats bless his offals while the park
birds curse his floodlights; Portobello, Equadocta, Therecocta,
Percorello; he pours into the softclad shellborn the hard cash
earned in Watling Street; his birth proved accidental shows his
death its grave mistake; brought us giant ivy from the land of
younkers and bewitthered Apostolopolos with the gale of his gall;
while satisfied that soft youthful bright matchless girls should
bosom into fine silkclad joyous blooming young women is not
so pleased that heavy swearsome strongsmelling irregularshaped
men should blottout active handsome wellformed frankeyed boys;
herald hairyfair, alloaf the wheat; husband your aunt and endow
your nepos; hearken but hush it, screen him and see; time is,
an archbishopric, time was, a tradesmen's entrance; beckburn
brooked with wath, scale scarred by scow; his rainfall is a couple
of kneehighs while his meanst grass temperature marked three in
the shade; is the meltingpoint of snow and the bubblingplace of
alcohol; has a tussle with the trulls and then does himself justice;
hinted at in the eschatological chapters of Humphrey's Justesse
of the Jaypees
and hunted for by Theban recensors who sniff
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his cornerwall melking mark so murry, the queen was steep in
armbour feeling fain and furry, the mayds was midst the hawthorns
shoeing up their hose, out pimps the back guards (pomp!)
and pump gun they goes; to all his foretellers he reared a stone
and for all his comethers he planted a tree; forty acres, sixty miles,
white stripe, red stripe, washes his fleet in annacrwatter; whou
missed a porter so whot shall he do for he wanted to sit for
Pimploco but they've caught him to stand for Sue?; Dutchlord,
Dutchlord, overawes us; Headmound, king and martyr, dunstung
in the Yeast, Pitre-le-Pore-in Petrin, Barth-the-Grete-by-the-Exchange;
he hestens towards dames troth and wedding hand
like the prince of Orange and Nassau while he has trinity left
behind him like Bowlbeggar Bill-the-Bustonly; brow of a hazelwood,
pool in the dark; changes blowicks into bullocks and a
well of Artesia into a bird of Arabia; the handwriting on his
facewall, the cryptoconchoidsiphonostomata in his exprussians;
his birthspot lies beyond the herospont and his burialplot in the
pleasant little field; is the yldist kiosk on the pleninsula and the
unguest hostel in Saint Scholarland; walked many hundreds and
many score miles of streets and lit thousands in one nightlights
in hectares of windows; his great wide cloak lies on fifteen acres
and his little white horse decks by dozens our doors; O sorrow
the sail and woe the rudder that were set for Mairie Quai!; his
suns the huns, his dartars the tartars, are plenty here today; who
repulsed from his burst the bombolts of Ostenton and falchioned
each flash downsaduck in the deep; apersonal problem, a locative
enigma; upright one, vehicule of arcanisation in the field,
lying chap, floodsupplier of celiculation through ebblanes; a part
of the whole as a port for a whale; Dear Hewitt Castello, Equerry,
were daylighted with our outing and are looking backwards to
unearly summers, from Rhoda Dundrums; is above the seedfruit
level and outside the leguminiferous zone; when older links lock
older hearts then he'll resemble she; can be built with glue and
clippings, scrawled or voided on a buttress; the night express
sings his story, the song of sparrownotes on his stave of wires;
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mursque but can be as noisy as a sonogog; was Dilmun when his
date was palmy and Mudlin when his nut was cracked; suck up
the sease, lep laud at ease, one lip on his lap and one cushlin his
crease; his porter has a mighty grasp and his baxters the boon of
broadwhite; as far as wind dries and rain eats and sun turns
and water bounds he is exalted and depressed, assembled and
asundered; go away, we are deluded, come back, we are disghosted;
bored the Ostrov, leapt the Inferus, swam the Mabbul
and flure the Moyle; like fat, like fatlike tallow, of greasefulness,
yea of dripping greasefulness; did not say to the old, old, did not
say to the scorbutic, scorbutic; he has founded a house, Uru,
a house he has founded to which he has assigned its fate; bears
a raaven geulant on a fjeld duiv; ruz the halo off his varlet when
he appeared to his shecook as Haycock, Emmet, Boaro, Toaro,
Osterich, Mangy and Skunk; pressed the beer of aled age out of
the nettles of rashness; put a roof on the lodge for Hymn and a
coq in his pot pro homo; was dapifer then pancircensor then
hortifex magnus; the topes that tippled on him, the types that
toppled off him; still starts our hares yet gates our goat; pocketbook
packetboat, gapman gunrun; the light of other days, dire
dreary darkness; our awful dad, Timour of Tortur; puzzling,
startling, shocking, nay, perturbing; went puffing from king's
brugh to new customs, doffing the gibbous off him to every
breach of all size; with Pa's new heft and Papa's new helve he's
Papapa's old cutlass Papapapa left us; when youngheaded oldshouldered
and middlishneck aged about; caller herring everydaily,
turgid tarpon overnight; see Loryon the comaleon that
changed endocrine history by loeven his loaf with forty bannucks;
she drove him dafe till he driv her blind up; the pigeons doves be
perchin all over him one day on Baslesbridge and the ravens duv
be pitchin their dark nets after him the next night behind Koenigstein's
Arbour; tronf of the rep, comf of the priv, prosp of the
pub; his headwood it's ideal if his feet are bally clay; he crashed
in the hollow of the park, trees down, as he soared in the vaguum
of the phoenix, stones up; looks like a moultain boultter and
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round a lamp of succar in boinyn water; three shots a puddy at
up blup saddle; made up to Miss MacCormack Ni Lacarthy who
made off with Darly Dermod, swank and swarthy; once diamond
cut garnet now dammat cuts groany; you might find him at the
Florence but watch our for him in Wynn's Hotel; theer's his
bow and wheer's his leaker and heer lays his bequiet hearse,
deep; Swed Albiony, likeliest villain of the place; Hennery
Canterel—Cockran, eggotisters, limitated; we take our tays and
frees our fleas round sadurn's mounted foot; built the Lund's
kirk and destroyed the church's land; who guesse his title grabs
his deeds; fletch and prities, fash and chaps; artful Juke of Wilysly;
Hugglebelly's Funniral; Kukkuk Kallikak; heard in camera and
excruciated; boon when with benches billeted, bann if buckshot-
backshattered; heavengendered, chaosfoedted, earthborn; his
father presumptively ploughed it deep on overtime and his
mother as all evince must have travailled her fair share; a footprinse
on the Megacene, hetman unwhorsed by Searingsand;
honorary captain of the extemporised fire brigade, reported to
be friendly with the police; the door is still open; the old stock
collar is coming back; not forgetting the time you laughed at
Elder Charterhouse's duckwhite pants and the way you said the
whole township can see his hairy legs; by stealth of a kersse her
aulburntress abaft his nape she hung; when his kettle became a
hearthsculdus our thorstyites set their lymphyamphyre; his yearletter
concocted by masterhands of assays, his hallmark imposed
by the standard of wrought plate; a pair of pectorals and a triplescreen
to get a wind up; lights his pipe with a rosin tree and hires
a towhorse to haul his shoes; cures slavey's scurvy, breaks
barons boils; called to sell polosh and was found later in a bedroom;
has his seat of justice, his house of mercy, his corn o'copious
and his stacks a'rye; prospector, he had a rooksacht, retrospector,
he holds the holpenstake; won the freedom of new yoke for the
minds of jugoslaves; acts active, peddles in passivism and is a
gorgon of selfridgeousness; pours a laughsworth of his illformation
over a larmsworth of salt; half heard the single maiden
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by his ain fireside, wondering was it hebrew set to himmeltones
or the quicksilversong of qwaternions; his troubles may be over
but his doubles have still to come; the lobster pot that crabbed
our keel, the garden pet that spoiled our squeezed peas; he stands
in a lovely park, sea is not far, importunate towns of X, Y and
Z are easily over reached; is an excrescence to civilised humanity
and but a wart on Europe; wanamade singsigns to soundsense
an yit he wanna git all his flesch nuemaid motts truly prural and
plusible; has excisively large rings and is uncustomarily perfumed;
lusteth ath he listeth the cleah whithpeh of a themise; is a prince
of the fingallian in a hiberniad of hoolies; has a hodge to wherry
him and a frenchy to curry him and a brabanson for his beeter and
a fritz at his switch; was waylaid of a parker and beschotten by a
buckeley; kicks lintils when he's cuppy and casts Jacob's arroroots,
dime after dime, to poor waifstrays on the perish; reads the charms
of H. C. Endersen all the weaks of his evenin and the crimes of
Ivaun the Taurrible every strongday morn; soaps you soft to your
face and slaps himself when he's badend; owns the bulgiest bungbarrel
that ever was tiptapped in the privace of the Mullingar
Inn; was born with a nuasilver tongue in his mouth and went
round the coast of Iron with his lift hand to the scene; raised but
two fingers and yet smelt it would day; for whom it is easier to
found a see in Ebblannah than for I or you to find a dubbeltye
in Dampsterdamp; to live with whom is a lifemayor and to know
whom a liberal education; was dipped in Hoily Olives and chrysmed
in Scent Otooles; hears cricket on the earth but annoys the
life out of predikants; still turns the durc's ear of Darius to the
now thoroughly infurioted one of God; made Man with juts
that jerk and minted money mong maney; likes a six acup pudding
when he's come whome sweetwhome; has come through all
the eras of livsadventure from moonshine and shampaying down
to clouts and pottled porter; woollem the farsed, hahnreich the
althe, charge the sackend, writchad the thord; if a mandrake
shricked to convultures at last surviving his birth the weibduck
will wail bitternly over the rotter's resurrection; loses weight in
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of nature set a veiled world agrin and went within a sheet of
tissuepaper of the option of three gaols; who could see at one
blick a saumon taken with a lance, hunters pursuing a doe, a
swallowship in full sail, a whyterobe lifting a host; faced flappery
like old King Cnut and turned his back like Cincinnatus; is a
farfar and morefar and a hoar father Nakedbucker in villas old as
new; squats aquart and cracks aquaint when it's flaggin in town
and on haven; blows whiskery around his summit but stehts
stout upon his footles; stutters fore he falls and goes mad entirely
when he's waked; is Timb to the pearly morn and Tomb to the
mourning night; and an he had the best bunbaked bricks in bould
Babylon for his pitching plays he'd be lost for the want of his
wan wubblin wall?

Answer: Finn MacCool!

2. Does your mutter know your mike?

Answer: When I turn meoptics, from suchurban prospects,
'tis my filial's bosom, doth behold with pride, that pontificator,
and circumvallator, with his dam night garrulous, slipt by his
side. Ann alive, the lisp of her, 'twould grig mountains whisper
her, and the bergs of Iceland melt in waves of fire, and her spoon-
me-spondees, and her dirckle-me-ondenees, make the Rageous
Ossean, kneel and quaff a lyre! If Dann's dane, Ann's dirty, if
he's plane she's purty, if he's fane, she's flirty, with her auburnt
streams, and her coy cajoleries, and her dabblin drolleries, for to
rouse his rudderup, or to drench his dreams. If hot Hammurabi,
or cowld Clesiastes, could espy her pranklings, they'd burst
bounds agin, and renounce their ruings, and denounce their doings,
for river and iver, and a night. Amin!

3. Which title is the true-to-type motto-in-lieu for that Tick
for Teac thatchment painted witt wheth one darkness, where
asnake is under clover and birds aprowl are in the rookeries and
a magda went to monkishouse and a riverpaard was spotted,
which is not Whichcroft Whorort not Ousterholm Dreyschluss
not Haraldsby, grocer, not Vatandcan, vintner, not Houseboat
and Hive not Knox-atta-Belle not O'Faynix Coalprince not
Wohn Squarr Roomyeck not Ebblawn Downes not Le Decer

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Le Mieux not Benjamin's Lea not Tholomew's Whaddingtun
gnot Antwarp gnat Musca not Corry's not Weir's not the Arch
not The Smug not The Dotch House not The Uval nothing
Grand nothing Splendid (Grahot or Spletel) nayther Erat Est
noor Non michi sed luciphro?

Answer: Thine obesity, O civilian, hits the felicitude of our

4. What Irish capitol city (a dea o dea!) of two syllables and
six letters, with a deltic origin and a nuinous end, (ah dust oh
dust!) can boost of having a) the most extensive public park in
the world, b) the most expensive brewing industry in the world,
c) the most expansive peopling thoroughfare in the world, d) the
most phillohippuc theobibbous paùpulation in the world: and
harmonise your abecedeed responses?

Answer: a) Delfas. And when ye'll hear the gould hommers
of my heart, my floxy loss, bingbanging again the ribs of yer
resistance and the tenderbolts of my rivets working to your
destraction ye'll be sheverin wi' all yer dinful sobs when we'll go
riding acope-acurly, you with yer orange garland and me with
my conny cordial, down the greaseways of rollicking into the
waters of wetted life. b) Dorhqk. And sure where can you have
such good old chimes anywhere, and leave you, as on the Mash
and how'tis I would be engaging you with my plovery soft accents
and descanting upover the scene beunder me of your loose
vines in their hairafall with them two loving loofs braceleting the
slims of your ankles and your mouth's flower rose and sinking
ofter the soapstone of silvry speech, c) Nublid. Isha, why
wouldn't we be happy, avourneen, on the mills'money he'll
soon be leaving you as soon as I've my own owned brooklined
Georgian mansion's lawn to recruit upon by Doctor Cheek's
special orders and my copper's panful of soybeans and Irish in
my east hand and a James's Gate in my west, after all the errears
and erroriboose of combarative embottled history, and your
goodself churning over the newleaved butter (more power to
you), the choicest and the cheapest from Atlanta to Oconee,
while I'll be drowsing in the gaarden. d) Dalway. I hooked my

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thoroughgoing trotty the first down Spanish Place, Mayo I make,
Tuam I take, Sligo's sleek but Galway's grace. Holy eel and
Sainted Salmon, chucking chub and ducking dace, Rodiron's not
your aequal! says she, leppin half the lane. abcd) A bell a bell on
Shalldoll Steepbell, ond be'll go massplon pristmoss speople,
Shand praise gon ness our fayst moan neople, our prame Shandeepen,
pay name muy feepence, moy nay non Aequallllllll!

5. Whad slags of a loughladd would retten smuttyflesks, emptout
old mans, melk vitious geit, scareoff jackinjills fra tiddle
anding, smoothpick waste papish pastures, insides man outsiders
angell, sprink dirted water around village, newses, tobaggon and
sweeds, plain general kept, louden on the kirkpeal, foottreats
given to malafides, outshriek hyelp hyelp nor his hair efter
buggelawrs, might underhold three barnets, putzpolish crotty
bottes, nightcoover all fireglims, serve's time till baass, grindstone
his kniveses, fullest boarded, lewd man of the method of
godliness, perchance he nieows and thans sits in the spoorwaggen,
X.W.C.A. on Z.W.C.U., Doorsteps, Limited, or Baywindaws
Bros swobber preferred. Walther Clausetter's and Sons with the
H. E. Chimneys' Company to not skreve, will, on advices, be
bacon or stable hand, must begripe fullstandingly irers' langurge,
jublander or northquain bigger prefurred, all duties, kine rights,
family fewd, outings fived, may get earnst, no get combitsch,
profusional drinklords to please obstain, he is fatherlow soundigged
inmoodmined pershoon but aleconnerman, nay, that must
he isn't?

Answer: Pore ole Joe!

6. What means the saloon slogan Summon In The Housesweep

Answer: Tok. Galory bit of the sales of Cloth nowand I have
to beeswax the bringing in all the claub of the porks to us how I
thawght I knew his stain on the flower if me ask and can could
speak and he called by me midden name Tik. I am your honey
honeysugger phwhtphwht tha Bay and who bruk the dandleass
and who seen the blackcullen jam for Tomorrha's big pickneck
I hope it'll pour prais the Climate of all Ireland I heard the

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grackles and I skimming the crock on all your sangwidges fippence
per leg per drake. Tuk. And who eight the last of the goosebellies
that was mowlding from measlest years and who leff that
there and who put that here and who let the kilkenny stale the
chump. Tek. And whowasit youwasit propped the pot in the
yard and whatinthe nameofsen lukeareyou rubbinthe sideofthe
flureofthe lobbywith. Shite! will you have a plateful? Tak.

7. Who are those component partners of our societate, the
doorboy, the cleaner, the sojer, the crook, the squeezer, the lounger,
the curman, the tourabout, the mussroomsniffer, the bleakablue
tramp, the funpowtherplother, the christymansboxer, from
their prés salés and Donnybrook prater and Roebuck's campos
and the Ager Arountown and Crumglen's grassy but Kimmage's
champ and Ashtown fields and Cabra fields and Finglas fields
and Santry fields and the feels of Raheny and their fails and Baldoygle
to them who are latecomers all the year's round by anticipation,
are the porters of the passions in virtue of retroratiocination,
and, contributting their conflingent controversies of
differentiation, unify their voxes in a vote of vaticination, who
crunch the crusts of comfort due to depredation, drain the mead
for misery to incur intoxication, condone every evil by practical
justification and condam any good to its own gratification, who
are ruled, roped, duped and driven by those numen daimons,
the feekeepers at their laws, nightly consternation, fortnightly
fornication, monthly miserecordation and omniannual recreation,
doyles when they deliberate but sullivans when they are
swordsed, Matey, Teddy, Simon, Jorn, Pedher, Andy, Barty,
Philly, Jamesy Mor and Tom, Matt and Jakes Mac Carty?

Answer: The Morphios!

8. And how war yore maggies?

Answer: They war loving, they love laughing, they laugh
weeping, they weep smelling, they smell smiling, they smile hating,
they hate thinking, they think feeling, they feel tempting,
they tempt daring, they dare waiting, they wait taking, they take
thanking, they thank seeking, as born for lorn in lore of love to
live and wive by wile and rile by rule of ruse 'reathed rose and

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hose hol'd home, yeth cometh elope year, coach and four, Sweet
Peck-at-my-Heart picks one man more.

9. Now, to be on anew and basking again in the panaroma of
all flores of speech, if a human being duly fatigued by his dayety
in the sooty, having plenxty off time on his gouty hands and vacants
of space at his sleepish feet and as hapless behind the dreams
of accuracy as any camelot prince of dinmurk, were at this auctual
futule preteriting unstant, in the states of suspensive exanimation,
accorded, throughout the eye of a noodle, with an earsighted
view of old hopeinhaven with all the ingredient and
egregiunt whights and ways to which in the curse of his persistence
the course of his tory will had been having recourses, the
reverberration of knotcracking awes, the reconjungation of
nodebinding ayes, the redissolusingness of mindmouldered ease
and the thereby hang of the Hoel of it, could such a none, whiles
even led comesilencers to comeliewithhers and till intempestuous
Nox should catch the gallicry and spot lucan's dawn, byhold
at ones what is main and why tis twain, how one once
meet melts in tother wants poignings, the sap rising, the foles
falling, the nimb now nihilant round the girlyhead so becoming,
the wrestless in the womb, all the rivals to allsea, shakeagain, O
disaster! shakealose, Ah how starring! but Heng's got a bit
of Horsa's nose and Jeff's got the signs of Ham round his
mouth and the beau that spun beautiful pales as it palls, what
roserude and oragious grows gelb and greem, blue out the ind of
it! Violet's dyed! then what would that fargazer seem to seemself
to seem seeming of, dimm it all?

Answer: A collideorscape!

10. What bitter's love but yurning, what' sour lovemutch but
a bref burning till shee that drawes dothe smoake retourne?

Answer: I know, pepette, of course, dear, but listen, precious!
Thanks, pette, those are lovely, pitounette, delicious! But mind
the wind, sweet! What exquisite hands you have, you angiol, if
you didn't gnaw your nails, isn't it a wonder you're not achamed
of me, you pig, you perfect little pigaleen! I'll nudge you in a
minute! I bet you use her best Perisian smear off her vanity table

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to make them look so rosetop glowstop nostop. I know her.
Slight me, would she? For every got I care! Three creamings a
day, the first during her shower and wipe off with tissue. Then
after cleanup and of course before retiring. Beme shawl, when I
think of that espos of a Clancarbry, the foodbrawler, of the sociationist
party with hiss blackleaded chest, hello, Prendregast!
that you, Innkipper, and all his fourteen other fullback maulers
or hurling stars or whatever the dagos they are, baiting at my
Lord Ornery's, just becups they won the egg and spoon there
so ovally provencial at Balldole. My Eilish assent he seed makes
his admiracion. He is seeking an opening and means to be first
with me as his belle alliance. Andoo musnoo play zeloso! Soso
do todas. Such is Spanish. Stoop alittle closer, fealse! Delightsome
simply! Like Jolio and Romeune. I haven't fell so turkish
for ages and ages! Mine's me of squisious, the chocolate with
a soul. Extraordinary! Why, what are they all, the mucky lot
of them only? Sht! I wouldn't pay three hairpins for them. Peppt!
That's rights, hold it steady! Leg me pull. Pu! Come big to Iran.
Poo! What are you nudging for? No, I just thought you were.
Listen, loviest! Of course it was too kind of you, miser, to remember
my sighs in shockings, my often expressed wish when
you were wandering about my trousseaurs and before I forget it
don't forget, in your extensions to my personality, when knotting
my remembrancetie, shoeweek will be trotting back with red
heels at the end of the moon but look what the fool bought
cabbage head and, as I shall answer to gracious heaven, I'll
always in always remind of snappy new girters, me being always
the one for charms with my very best in proud and gloving
even if he was to be vermillion miles my youth to live on,
the rubberend Mr Polkingtone, the quonian fleshmonger who
Mother Browne solicited me for unlawful converse with, with
her mug of October (a pots on it!), creaking around on his old
shanksaxle like a crosty old cornquake. Airman, waterwag, terrier,
blazer! I'm fine, thanks ever! Ha! O mind you poo tickly. Sall I
puhim in momou. Mummum. Funny spot to have a fingey! I'm
terribly sorry, I swear to you I am! May you never see me in my

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birthday pelts seenso tutu and that her blanches mainges may rot
leprous off her whatever winking maggis I'll bet by your cut
you go fleurting after with all the glass on her and the jumps
in her stomewhere! Haha! I suspected she was! Sink her! May
they fire her for a barren ewe! So she says: Tay for thee? Well, I
saith: Angst so mush: and desired she might not take it amiss if I
esteemed her but an odd. If I did ate toughturf I'm not a mishymissy.
Of course I know, pettest, you're so learningful and
considerate in yourself, so friend of vegetables, you long cold cat
you! Please by acquiester to meek my acquointance! Codling,
snakelet, iciclist! My diaper has more life to it! Who drowned
you in drears, man, or are you pillale with ink? Did a weep get
past the gates of your pride? My tread on the clover, sweetness?
Yes, the buttercups told me, hug me, damn it all, and I'll kiss
you back to life, my peachest. I mean to make you suffer,
meddlar, and I don't care this fig for contempt of courting.
That I chid you, sweet sir? You know I'm tender by my eye.
Can't you read by dazzling ones through me true? Bite my
laughters, drink my tears. Pore into me, volumes, spell me stark
and spill me swooning. I just don't care what my thwarters
think. Transname me loveliness, now and here me for all times!
I'd risk a policeman passing by, Magrath or even that beggar of
a boots at the Post. The flame? O, pardone! That was what?
Ah, did you speak, stuffstuff? More poestries from Chickspeer's
with gleechoreal music or a jaculation from the garden of the
soul. Of I be leib in the immoralities? O, you mean the strangle
for love and the sowiveall of the prettiest? Yep, we open hap
coseries in the home. And once upon a week I improve on myself
I'm so keen on that New Free Woman with novel inside. I'm
always as tickled as can be over Man in a Surplus by the Lady
who Pays the Rates. But I'm as pie as is possible. Let's root
out Brimstoker and give him the thrall of our lives. It's Dracula's
nightout. For creepsake don't make a flush! Draw the shades,
curfe you, and I'll beat any sonnamonk to love. Holy bug, how
my highness would jump to make you flame your halve a bannan
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me there and then cease to be? Whatever for, blossoms?) Your
hairmejig if you had one. If I am laughing with you? No,
lovingest, I'm not so dying to take my rise out of you, adored.
Not in the very least. True as God made my Mamaw hiplength
modesty coatmawther! It's only because the rison is I'm only any
girl, you lovely fellow of my dreams, and because old somebooby
is not a roundabout, my trysting of the tulipies, like that puff
pape bucking Daveran assoiling us behinds. What a nerve!
He thinks that's what the vesprey's for. How vain's that hope in
cleric's heart Who still pursues th'adult' rous art, Cocksure that
rusty gown of his Will make fair Sue forget his phiz! Tame
Schwipps. Blessed Marguerite bosses, I hope they threw away
the mould or else we'll have Ballshossers and Sourdamapplers
with their medical assassiations all over the place. But hold hard
till I've got my latchkey vote and I'll teach him when to wear
what woman callours. On account of the gloss of the gleison
Hasaboobrawbees isabeaubel. And because, you pluckless lankaloot,
I hate the very thought of the thought of you and because,
dearling, of course, adorest, I was always meant for an engindear
from the French college, to be musband, nomme d'engien,
when we do and contract with encho tencho solver when you
are married to reading and writing which pleasebusiness now
won't be long for he's so loopy on me and I'm so leapy like
since the day he carried me from the boat, my saviored of eroes,
to the beach and I left on his shoulder one fair hair to guide hand
and mind to its softness. Ever so sorry! I beg your pardon, I was
listening to every treasuried word I said fell from my dear mot's
tongue otherwise how could I see what you were thinking of
our granny? Only I wondered if I threw out my shaving water.
Anyway, here's my arm, pulletneck. Gracefully yours. Move your
mouth towards minth, more, preciousest, more on more! To
please me, treasure. Don't be a, I'm not going to! Sh! nothing!
A cricri somewhere! Buybuy! I'm fly! Hear, pippy, under the
limes. You know bigtree are all against gravstone. They hisshistenency.
Garnd ond mand! So chip chirp chirrup, cigolo, for the
lug of Migo! The little passdoor, I go you before, so, and you're

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at my apron stage. Shy is him, dovey? Musforget there's an
audience. I have been lost, angel. Cuddle, ye divil ye! It's our
toot-a-toot. Hearhere! Sensation! Let them, their whole four
courtships! Let them, Bigbawl and his boosers' eleven makes
twelve territorials. The Old Sot's Hole that wants wide streets to
commission their noisense in, at the Mitchells v. Nicholls. Aves
Selvae Acquae Valles!
And my waiting twenty classbirds, sitting
on their stiles! Let me finger their eurhythmytic. And you'll see
if I'm selfthought. They're all of them out to please. Wait! In
the name of. And all the holly. And some the mistle and it Saint
Yves. Hoost! Ahem! There's Ada, Bett, Celia, Delia, Ena,
Fretta, Gilda, Hilda, Ita, Jess, Katty, Lou, (they make me cough
as sure as I read them) Mina, Nippa, Opsy, Poll, Queeniee, Ruth,
Saucy, Trix, Una, Vela, Wanda, Xenia, Yva, Zulma, Phoebe,
Thelma. And Mee! The reformatory boys is goaling in for the
church so we've all comefeast like the groupsuppers and caught
lipsolution from Anty Pravidance under penancies for myrtle
sins. When their bride was married all my belles began ti ting.
A ring a ring a rosaring! Then everyone will hear of it. Whoses
wishes is the farther to my thoughts. But I'll plant them a poser
for their nomanclatter. When they're out with the daynurse
doing Chaperon Mall. Bright pigeons all over the whirrld will
fly with my mistletoe message round their loveribboned necks
and a crumb of my cake for each chasta dieva. We keeps all and
sundry papers. In th' amourlight, O my darling! No, I swear to
you by Fibsburrow churchdome and Sainte Andrée's Undershift,
by all I hold secret from my world and in my underworld
of nighties and naughties and all the other wonderwearlds!
Close your, notmust look! Now open, pet, your lips, pepette,
like I used my sweet parted lipsabuss with Dan Holohan of
facetious memory taught me after the flannel dance, with the
proof of love, up Smock Alley the first night he smelled pouder
and I coloured beneath my fan, pipetta mia, when you learned
me the linguo to melt. Whowham would have ears like ours,
the blackhaired! Do you like that, silenzioso? Are you enjoying,
this same little me, my life, my love? Why do you like my

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whisping? Is it not divinely deluscious? But in't it bafforyou?
Misi, misi! Tell me till my thrillme comes! I will not break the
seal. I am enjoying it still, I swear I am! Why do you prefer its
in these dark nets, if why may ask, my sweetykins? Sh sh! Longears
is flying. No, sweetissest, why would that ennoy me? But
don't! You want to be slap well slapped for that. Your delighted
lips, love, be careful! Mind my duvetyne dress above all! It's
golded silvy, the newest sextones with princess effect. For Rutland
blue's got out of passion. So, so, my precious! O, I can see
the cost, chare! Don't tell me! Why, the boy in sheeps' lane
knows that. If I sell whose, dears? Was I sold here' tears? You
mean those conversation lozenges? How awful! The bold shame
of me! I wouldn't, chickens, not for all the juliettes in the twinkly
way! I could snap them when I see them winking at me in bed.
I didn't did so, my intended, or was going to or thinking of.
Shshsh! Don't start like that, you wretch! I thought ye knew all
and more, ye aucthor, to explique to ones the significat of their
exsystems with your nieu nivulon lead. It's only another queer
fish or other in Brinbrou's damned old trouchorous river again,
Gothewishegoths bless us and spare her! And gibos rest from the
bosso! Excuse me for swearing, love, I swear to the sorrasims on
their trons of Uian I didn't mean to by this alpin armlet! Did you
really never in all our cantalang lives speak clothse to a girl's
before? No! Not even to the charmermaid? How marfellows!
Of course I believe you, my own dear doting liest, when you
tell me. As I'd live to, O, I'd love to! Liss, liss! I muss whiss!
Never that ever or I can remember dearstreaming faces, you may
go through me! Never in all my whole white life of my matchless
and pair. Or ever for bitter be the frucht of this hour! With
my whiteness I thee woo and bind my silk breasths I thee bound!
Always, Amory, amor andmore! Till always, thou lovest!
Shshshsh! So long as the lucksmith. Laughs!

11. If you met on the binge a poor acheseyeld from Ailing,
when the tune of his tremble shook shimmy on shin, while his
countrary raged in the weak of his wailing, like a rugilant pugilant
Lyon O'Lynn; if he maundered in misliness, plaining his

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plight or, played fox and lice, pricking and dropping hips teeth,
or wringing his handcuffs for peace, the blind blighter, praying
Dieuf and Domb Nostrums for thomethinks to eath; if he
weapt while he leapt and guffalled quith a quhimper, made cold
blood a blue mundy and no bones without flech, taking kiss,
kake or kick with a suck, sigh or simper, a diffle to larn and a
dibble to lech; if the fain shinner pegged you to shave his immartial,
wee skillmustered shoul with his ooh, hoodoodoo! broking
wind that to wiles, woemaid sin he was partial, we don't
think, Jones, we'd care to this evening, would you?

Answer: No, blank ye! So you think I have impulsivism? Did
they tell you I am one of the fortysixths? And I suppose you
heard I had a wag on my ears? And I suppose they told you too
that my roll of life is not natural? But before proceeding to conclusively
confute this begging question it would be far fitter for
you, if you dare! to hasitate to consult with and consequentially
attempt at my disposale of the same dime-cash problem elsewhere
naturalistically of course, from the blinkpoint of so eminent a
spatialist. From it you will here notice, Schott, upon my for the
first remarking you that the sophology of Bitchson while driven
as under by a purely dime-dime urge is not without his cashcash
characktericksticks, borrowed for its nonce ends from the fiery
goodmother Miss Fortune (who the lost time we had the pleasure
we have had our little recherché brush with, what, Schott?) and
as I further could have told you as brisk as your D.B.C. beha-
viouristically pailleté with a coat of homoid icing which is in
reality only a done by chance ridiculisation of the whoo-whoo
and where's hairs theories of Winestain. To put it all the more
plumbsily. The speechform is a mere sorrogate. Whilst the quality
and tality (I shall explex what you ought to mean by this with
its proper when and where and why and how in the subsequent
sentence) are alternativomentally harrogate and arrogate, as the
gates may be.

Talis is a word often abused by many passims (I am working
out a quantum theory about it for it is really most tantumising
state of affairs). A pessim may frequent you to say: Have you been

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seeing much of Talis and Talis those times? optimately meaning:
Will you put up at hree of irish? Or a ladyeater may perhaps have
casualised as you temptoed her à la sourdine: Of your plates? Is
Talis de Talis, the swordswallower, who is on at the Craterium
the same Talis von Talis, the penscrusher, no funk you! who runs
his duly mile? Or this is a perhaps cleaner example. At a recent
postvortex piece infustigation of a determinised case of chronic
spinosis an extension lecturer on The Ague who out of matter of
form was trying his seesers, Dr's Het Ubeleeft, borrowed the
question: Why's which Suchman's talis qualis? to whom, as a
fatter of macht, Dr Gedankje of Stoutgirth, who was wiping his
whistle, toarsely retoarted: While thou beast' one zoom of a
whorl! (Talis and Talis originally mean the same thing, hit it's:

Professor Loewy-Brueller (though as I shall promptly prove
his whole account of the Sennacherib as distinct from the Shalmanesir
sanitational reforms and of the Mr Skekels and Dr
Hydes problem in the same connection differs toto coelo from the
fruit of my own investigations—though the reason I went to
Jericho must remain for certain reasons a political secret—
especially as I shall shortly be wanted in Cavantry, I congratulate
myself, for the same and other reasons—as being again hopelessly
vitiated by what I have now resolved to call the dime and
cash diamond fallacy) in his talked off confession which recently
met with such a leonine uproar on its escape after its confinement
Why am I not born like a Gentileman and why am I now so speakable
about my own eatables
(Feigenbaumblatt and Father, Judapest,
5688, A.M.) whole-heartedly takes off his gabbercoat and
wig, honest draughty fellow, in his public interest, to make us
see how though, as he says: 'by Allswill' the inception and the
descent and the endswell of Man is temporarily wrapped in obscenity,
looking through at these accidents with the faroscope of
television, (this nightlife instrument needs still some subtractional
betterment in the readjustment of the more refrangible
angles to the squeals of his hypothesis on the outer tin sides), I
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as my ownhouse and microbemost cosm when I am reassured by
ratio that the cube of my volumes is to the surfaces of their subjects
as the sphericity of these globes (I am very pressing for a
parliamentary motion this term which, under my guidance, would
establish the deleteriousness of decorousness in the morbidisation
of the modern mandaboutwoman type) is to the feracity
of Fairynelly's vacuum. I need not anthrapologise for any
obintentional (I must here correct all that school of neoitalian or
paleoparisien schola of tinkers and spanglers who say I'm wrong
parcequeue out of revolscian from romanitis I want to be) downtrodding
on my foes. Professor Levi-Brullo, F.D. of Sexe-Weiman-Eitelnaky
finds, from experiments made by hinn with
his Nuremberg eggs in the one hands and the watches cunldron
apan the oven, though it is astensably a case of Ket's rebollions
cooling the Popes back, because the number of squeer faiths
in weekly circulation will not be appreciably augmented by the
notherslogging of my cupolar clods. What the romantic in rags
pines after like all tomtompions haunting crevices for a deadbeat
escupement and what het importunes our Mitleid for in accornish
with the Mortadarthella taradition is the poorest commononguardiant
waste of time. His everpresent toes are always in
retaliessian out throuth his overpast boots. Hear him squak!
Teek heet to that looswallawer how he bolo the bat! Tyro a
toray! When Mullocky won the couple of colds, when we were
stripping in number three, I would like the neat drop that would
malt in my mouth but I fail to see when (I am purposely refraining
from expounding the obvious fallacy as to the specific
gravitates of the two deglutables implied nor to the lapses
lequou asousiated with the royal gorge through students of
mixed hydrostatics and pneumodipsics will after some difficulties
grapple away with my meinungs). Myrrdin aloer! as old Marsellas
Cambriannus puts his. But, on Professor Llewellys ap
Bryllars, F.D., Ph. Dr's showings, the plea, if he pleads,
is all posh and robbage on a melodeontic scale since his man's
when is no otherman's quandour (Mine, dank you?) while, for
aught I care for the contrary, the all is where in love as war and

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the plane where me arts soar you'd aisy rouse a thunder from and
where I cling true'tis there I climb tree and where Innocent looks
best (pick!) there's holly in his ives.

As my explanations here are probably above your understandings,
lattlebrattons, though as augmentatively uncomparisoned
as Cadwan, Cadwallon and Cadwalloner, I shall revert to a more
expletive method which I frequently use when I have to sermo
with muddlecrass pupils. Imagine for my purpose that you are a
squad of urchins, snifflynosed, goslingnecked, clothyheaded,
tangled in your lacings, tingled in your pants, etsitaraw etcicero.
And you, Bruno Nowlan, take your tongue out of your inkpot!
As none of you knows javanese I will give all my easyfree translation
of the old fabulist's parable. Allaboy Minor, take your
head out of your satchel! Audi, Joe Peters! Exaudi facts!

The Mookse and The Gripes.

Gentes and laitymen, fullstoppers and semicolonials, hybreds
and lubberds!

Eins within a space and a wearywide space it wast ere wohned
a Mookse. The onesomeness wast alltolonely, archunsitslike,
broady oval, and a Mookse he would a walking go (My hood!
cries Antony Romeo), so one grandsumer evening, after a great
morning and his good supper of gammon and spittish, having
flabelled his eyes, pilleoled his nostrils, vacticanated his ears and
palliumed his throats, he put on his impermeable, seized his impugnable,
harped on his crown and stepped out of his immobile
De Rure Albo (socolled becauld it was chalkfull of masterplasters
and had borgeously letout gardens strown with cascadas, pintacostecas,
horthoducts and currycombs) and set off from Ludstown
a spasso to see how badness was badness in the weirdest of
all pensible ways.

As he set off with his father's sword, his lancia spezzata, he was
girded on, and with that between his legs and his tarkeels, our
once in only Bragspear, he clanked, to my clinking, from veetoes
to threetop, every inch of an immortal.

He had not walked over a pentiadpair of parsecs from his
azylium when at the turning of the Shinshone Lanteran near

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Saint Bowery's-without-his-Walls he came (secunding to the one
one oneth of the propecies, Amnis Limina Permanent) upon the
most unconsciously boggylooking stream he ever locked his
eyes with. Out of the colliens it took a rise by daubing itself Ninon.
It looked little and it smelt of brown and it thought in narrows
and it talked showshallow. And as it rinn it dribbled like any
lively purliteasy: My, my, my! Me and me! Little down dream
don't I love thee!

And, I declare, what was there on the yonder bank of the
stream that would be a river, parched on a limb of the olum, bolt
downright, but the Gripes? And no doubt he was fit to be dried
for why had he not been having the juice of his times?

His pips had been neatly all drowned on him; his polps were
charging odours every older minute; he was quickly for getting
the dresser's desdaign on the flyleaf of his frons; and he was
quietly for giving the bailiff's distrain on to the bulkside of his
cul de Pompe. In all his specious heavings, as be lived by Optimus
Maximus, the Mookse had never seen his Dubville brooder-on-low
so nigh to a pickle.

Adrian (that was the Mookse now's assumptinome) stuccstill
phiz-à-phiz to the Gripes in an accessit of aurignacian. But Allmookse
must to Moodend much as Allrouts, austereways or
wastersways, in roaming run through Room. Hic sor a stone,
singularly illud, and on hoc stone Seter satt huc sate which it
filled quite poposterously and by acclammitation to its fullest
justotoryum and whereopum with his unfallable encyclicling
upom his alloilable, diupetriark of the wouest, and the athemystsprinkled
pederect he always walked with, Deusdedit, cheek by
jowel with his frisherman's blague, Bellua Triumphanes, his
everyway addedto wallat's collectium, for yea longer he lieved
yea broader he betaught of it, the fetter, the summe and the haul
it cost, he looked the first and last micahlike laicness of Quartus
the Fifth and Quintus the Sixth and Sixtus the Seventh giving
allnight sitting to Lio the Faultyfindth.

—Good appetite us, sir Mookse! How do you do it? cheeped
the Gripes in a wherry whiggy maudelenian woice and the jackasses

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all within bawl laughed and brayed for his intentions for
they knew their sly toad lowry now. I am rarumominum blessed
to see you, my dear mouster. Will you not perhopes tell me
everything if you are pleased, sanity? All about aulne and lithial
and allsall allinall about awn and liseias? Ney?

Think of it! O miserendissimest retempter! A Gripes!

—Rats! bullowed the Mookse most telesphorously, the concionator,
and the sissymusses and the zozzymusses in their robenhauses
quailed to hear his tardeynois at all for you cannot
wake a silken nouse out of a hoarse oar. Blast yourself and your
anathomy infairioriboos! No, hang you for an animal rurale! I
am superbly in my supremest poncif! Abase you, baldyqueens!
Gather behind me, satraps! Rots!

—I am till infinity obliged with you, bowed the Gripes, his
whine having gone to his palpruy head. I am still always having
a wish on all my extremities. By the watch, what is the time, pace?

Figure it! The pining peever! To a Mookse!

—Ask my index, mund my achilles, swell my obolum, woshup
my nase serene, answered the Mookse, rapidly by turning
clement, urban, eugenious and celestian in the formose of good
grogory humours. Quote awhore? That is quite about what I
came on my missions with my intentions laudibiliter to settle with
you, barbarousse. Let thor be orlog. Let Pauline be Irene. Let
you be Beeton. And let me be Los Angeles. Now measure your
length. Now estimate my capacity. Well, sour? Is this space of
our couple of hours too dimensional for you, temporiser? Will
you give you up? Como? Fuert it?

Sancta Patientia! You should have heard the voice that answered
him! Culla vosellina.

—I was just thinkling upon that, swees Mooksey, but, for all
the rime on my raisins, if I connow make my submission, I cannos
give you up, the Gripes whimpered from nethermost of his
wanhope. Ishallassoboundbewilsothoutoosezit. My tumble, loudy
bullocker, is my own. My velicity is too fit in one stockend.
And my spetial inexshellsis the belowing things ab ove. But I
will never be abler to tell Your Honoriousness (here he near lost

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his limb) though my corked father was bott a pseudowaiter,
whose o'cloak you ware.

Incredible! Well, hear the inevitable.

Your temple, sus in cribro! Semperexcommunicambiambisumers.
Tugurios-in-Newrobe or Tukurias-in-Ashies. Novarome,
my creature, blievend bleives. My building space in lyonine
city is always to let to leonlike Men, the Mookse in a most consistorous
allocution pompifically with immediate jurisdiction
constantinently concludded (what a crammer for the shapewrucked
Gripes!). And I regret to proclaim that it is out of my
temporal to help you from being killed by inchies, (what a
thrust!), as we first met each other newwhere so airly. (Poor
little sowsieved subsquashed Gripes! I begin to feel contemption
for him!). My side, thank decretals, is as safe as motherour's
houses, he continued, and I can seen from my holeydome what
it is to be wholly sane. Unionjok and be joined to yok! Parysis,
tu sais, crucycrooks, belongs to him who parises himself. And
there I must leave you subject for the pressing. I can prove that
against you, weight a momentum, mein goot enemy! or Cospol's
not our star. I bet you this dozen odd. This foluminous
dozen odd. Quas primas—but 'tis bitter to compote my knowledge's
fructos of. Tomes.

Elevating, to give peint to his blick, his jewelled pederect to
the allmysty cielung, he luckystruck blueild out of a few shouldbe
santillants, a cloister of starabouts over Maples, a lucciolys in
Teresa street and a stopsign before Sophy Barratt's, he gaddered
togodder the odds docence of his vellumes, gresk, letton and
russicruxian, onto the lapse of his prolegs, into umfullth onescuppered,
and sat about his widerproof. He proved it well whoonearth
dry and drysick times, and vremiament, tu cesses, to the
extinction of Niklaus altogether (Niklaus Alopysius having been
the once Gripes's popwilled nimbum) by Neuclidius and Inexagoras
and Mumfsen and Thumpsem, by Orasmus and by
Amenius, by Anacletus the Jew and by Malachy the Augurer and
by the Cappon's collection and after that, with Cheekee's gelatine
and Alldaybrandy's formolon, he reproved it ehrltogether

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when not in that order sundering in some different order, alter
three thirty and a hundred times by the binomial dioram and
the penic walls and the ind, the Inklespill legends and the rure,
the rule of the hoop and the blessons of expedience and the jus,
the jugicants of Pontius Pilax and all the mummyscrips in Sick
Bokes' Juncroom and the Chapters for the Cunning of the Chapters
of the Conning Fox by Tail.

While that Mooksius with preprocession and with proprecession,
duplicitly and diplussedly, was promulgating ipsofacts
and sadcontras this raskolly Gripos he had allbust seceded in
monophysicking his illsobordunates. But asawfulas he had
caught his base semenoyous sarchnaktiers to combuccinate upon
the silipses of his aspillouts and the acheporeoozers of his haggyown
pneumax to synerethetise with the breadchestviousness of
his sweeatovular ducose sofarfully the loggerthuds of his sakellaries
were fond at variance with the synodals of his somepooliom
and his babskissed nepogreasymost got the hoof from his philioquus.

—Efter thousand yaws, O Gripes con my sheepskins, yow
will be belined to the world, enscayed Mookse the pius.

—Ofter thousand yores, amsered Gripes the gregary, be the
goat of MacHammud's, yours may be still, O Mookse, more

—Us shall be chosen as the first of the last by the electress of
Vale Hollow, obselved the Mookse nobily, for par the unicum
of Elelijiacks, Us am in Our stabulary and that is what Ruby and
Roby fall for, blissim.

The Pills, the Nasal Wash (Yardly's), the Army Man Cut, as
british as bondstrict and as straightcut as when that brokenarched
traveller from Nuzuland...

—Wee, cumfused the Gripes limply, shall not even be the
last of the first, wee hope, when oust are visitated by the Veiled
Horror. And, he added: Mee are relying entirely, see the fortethurd
of Elissabed, on the weightiness of mear's breath. Puffut!

Unsightbared embouscher, relentless foe to social and business
succes! (Hourihaleine) It might have been a happy evening but...

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And they viterberated each other, canis et coluber with the
wildest ever wielded since Tarriestinus lashed Pissasphaltium.





And bullfolly answered volleyball.

Nuvoletta in her lightdress, spunn of sisteen shimmers, was
looking down on them, leaning over the bannistars and listening
all she childishly could. How she was brightened when Shouldrups
in his glaubering hochskied his welkinstuck and how she
was overclused when Kneesknobs on his zwivvel was makeacting
such a paulse of himshelp! She was alone. All her nubied
companions were asleeping with the squirrels. Their mivver,
Mrs Moonan, was off in the Fuerst quarter scrubbing the backsteps
of Number 28. Fuvver, that Skand, he was up in Norwood's
sokaparlour, eating oceans of Voking's Blemish. Nuvoletta listened
as she reflected herself, though the heavenly one with his
constellatria and his emanations stood between, and she tried all
she tried to make the Mookse look up at her (but he was fore too
adiaptotously farseeing) and to make the Gripes hear how coy
she could be (though he was much too schystimatically auricular
about his ens to heed her) but it was all mild's vapour moist. Not
even her feignt reflection, Nuvoluccia, could they toke their
gnoses off for their minds with intrepifide fate and bungless
curiasity, were conclaved with Heliogobbleus and Commodus
and Enobarbarus and whatever the coordinal dickens they did
as their damprauch of papyrs and buchstubs said. As if that was
their spiration! As if theirs could duiparate her queendim! As if
she would be third perty to search on search proceedings! She
tried all the winsome wonsome ways her four winds had taught
her. She tossed her sfumastelliacinous hair like la princesse de la
Petite Bretagne
and she rounded her mignons arms like Mrs
Cornwallis-West and she smiled over herself like the beauty of
the image of the pose of the daughter of the queen of the Emperour
of Irelande and she sighed after herself as were she born

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to bride with Tristis Tristior Tristissimus. But, sweet madonine,
she might fair as well have carried her daisy's worth to Florida.
For the Mookse, a dogmad Accanite, were not amoosed and the
Gripes, a dubliboused Catalick, wis pinefully obliviscent.

—I see, she sighed. There are menner.

The siss of the whisp of the sigh of the softzing at the stir of
the ver grose O arundo of a long one in midias reeds: and shades
began to glidder along the banks, greepsing, greepsing, duusk
unto duusk, and it was as glooming as gloaming could be in the
waste of all peacable worlds. Metamnisia was allsoonome coloroform
brune; citherior spiane an eaulande, innemorous and unnumerose.
The Mookse had a sound eyes right but he could not
all hear. The Gripes had light ears left yet he could but ill see.
He ceased. And he ceased, tung and trit, and it was neversoever
so dusk of both of them. But still Moo thought on the deeps of
the undths he would profoundth come the morrokse and still
Gri feeled of the scripes he would escipe if by grice he had luck

Oh, how it was duusk! From Vallee Maraia to Grasyaplaina,
dormimust echo! Ah dew! Ah dew! It was so duusk that the
tears of night began to fall, first by ones and twos, then by threes
and fours, at last by fives and sixes of sevens, for the tired ones
were wecking, as we weep now with them. O! O! O! Par la

Then there came down to the thither bank a woman of no
appearance (I believe she was a Black with chills at her feet) and
she gathered up his hoariness the Mookse motamourfully where
he was spread and carried him away to her invisible dwelling,
thats hights, Aquila Rapax, for he was the holy sacred solem and
poshup spit of her boshop's apron. So you see the Mookse he
had reason as I knew and you knew and he knew all along. And
there came down to the hither bank a woman to all important
(though they say that she was comely, spite the cold in her heed)
and, for he was as like it as blow it to a hawker's hank, she
plucked down the Gripes, torn panicky autotone, in angeu from
his limb and cariad away its beotitubes with her to her unseen

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shieling, it is, De Rore Coeli. And so the poor Gripes got wrong;
for that is always how a Gripes is, always was and always will be.
And it was never so thoughtful of either of them. And there were
left now an only elmtree and but a stone. Polled with pietrous,
Sierre but saule. O! Yes! And Nuvoletta, a lass.

Then Nuvoletta reflected for the last time in her little long life
and she made up all her myriads of drifting minds in one. She
cancelled all her engauzements. She climbed over the bannistars;
she gave a childy cloudy cry: Nuée! Nuée! A lightdress fluttered.
She was gone. And into the river that had been a stream (for a
thousand of tears had gone eon her and come on her and she was
stout and struck on dancing and her muddied name was Missisliffi)
there fell a tear, a singult tear, the loveliest of all tears (I
mean for those crylove fables fans who are 'keen' on the prettypretty
commonface sort of thing you meet by hopeharrods) for it
was a leaptear. But the river tripped on her by and by, lapping
as though her heart was brook: Why, why, why! Weh, O weh!
I'se so silly to be flowing but I no canna stay!

No applause, please! Bast! The romescot nattleshaker will go
round your circulation in diu dursus.

Allaboy, Major, I'll take your reactions in another place after
themes. Nolan Browne, you may now leave the classroom. Joe
Peters, Fox.

As I have now successfully explained to you my own naturalborn
rations which are even in excise of my vaultybrain insure
me that I am a mouth's more deserving case by genius. I feel in
symbathos for my ever devoted friend and halfaloafonwashed,
Gnaccus Gnoccovitch. Darling gem! Darling smallfox! Horoseshoew!
I could love that man like my own ambo for being so
baileycliaver though he's a nawful curillass and I must slav to
methodiousness. I want him to go and live like a theabild in
charge of the night brigade on Tristan da Cunha, isle of manoverboard,
where he'll make Number 106 and be near Inaccessible.
(The meeting of mahoganies, be the waves, rementious
me that this exposed sight though it pines for an umbrella of its
own and needs a shelter belt of the true service sort to keep its

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boles clean,—the weeping beeches, Picea and Tillia, are in a
wild state about it—ought to be classified, as Cricketbutt Willowm
and his two nurserymen advisers suggested, under genus
Inexhaustible when we refloat upon all the butternat, sweet gum
and manna ash redcedera which is so purvulent there as if there
was howthorns in Curraghchasa which ought to look as plane
as a lodgepole to anybody until we are introduced to that pinetacotta
of Verney Rubeus where the deodarty is pinctured for us
in a pure stand, which we do not doubt ha has a habitat of doing,
but without those selfsownseedlings which are a species of proof
that the largest individual can occur at or in an olivetion such as
East Conna Hillock where it mixes with foolth accacians and
common sallies and is tender) Vux Populus, as we say in hickoryhockery
and I wish we had some more glasses of arbor vitae.
Why roat by the roadside or awn over alum pot? Alderman
Whitebeaver is dakyo. He ought to go away for a change of
ideas and he'd have a world of things to look back on. Do, sweet
Daniel! If I weren't a jones in myself I'd elect myself to be his
dolphin in the wildsbillow because he is such a barefooted rubber
with my supersocks pulled over his face which I publicked in
my bestback garden for the laetification of siderodromites and
to the irony of the stars. You will say it is most unenglish and
I shall hope to hear that you will not be wrong about it. But I
further, feeling a bit husky in my truths.

Will you please come over and let us mooremoore murgessly
to each's other down below our vices. I am underheerd by old
billfaust. Wilsh is full of curks. The coolskittle is philip deblinite.
Mr Wist is thereover beyeind the wantnot. Wilsh and wist
are as thick of thins udder as faust on the deblinite. Sgunoshooto
estas preter la tapizo malgranda. Lilegas al si en sia chambro.
Kelkefoje funcktas, kelkefoje srumpas Shultroj. Houdian Kiel vi
fartas, mia nigra sinjoro? And from the poignt of fun where I
am crying to arrive you at they are on allfore as foibleminded as
you can feel they are fablebodied.

My heeders will recoil with a great leisure how at the outbreak
before trespassing on the space question where even

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michelangelines have fooled to dread I proved to mindself as to
your sotisfiction how his abject all through (the quickquid of Professor
Ciondolone's too frequently hypothecated Bettlermensch)
is nothing so much more than a mere cashdime however genteel
he may want ours, if we please (I am speaking to us in the second
person), for to this graded intellecktuals dime is cash and the
cash system (you must not be allowed to forget that this is all
contained, I mean the system, in the dogmarks of origen on
spurios) means that I cannot now have or nothave a piece of
cheeps in your pocket at the same time and with the same manners
as you can now nothalf or half the cheek apiece I've in mind
unless Burrus and Caseous have not or not have seemaultaneously
sysentangled themselves, selldear to soldthere, once in the
dairy days of buy and buy.

Burrus, let us like to imagine, is a genuine prime, the real
choice, full of natural greace, the mildest of milkstoffs yet unbeaten
as a risicide and, of course, obsoletely unadulterous
whereat Caseous is obversely the revise of him and in fact not an
ideal choose by any meals, though the betterman of the two is
meltingly addicted to the more casual side of the arrivaliste case
and, let me say it at once, as zealous over him as is passably he.
The seemsame home and histry seeks and hidepence which we
used to be reading for our prepurgatory, hot, Schott? till Duddy
shut the shopper op and Mutti, poor Mutti! brought us our poor
suppy, (ah who! eh how!) in Acetius and Oleosus and Sellius
Volatilis and Petrus Papricus! Our Old Party quite united round
the Slatbowel at Commons: Pfarrer Salamoss himself and that
sprog of a Pedersill and his Sprig of Thyme and a dozen of the
Murphybuds and a score and more of the hot young Capels and
Lettucia in her greensleeves and you too and me three, twinsome
bibs but hansome ates, like shakespill and eggs! But there's many
a split pretext bowl and jowl; and (snob screwing that cork,
Schott!) to understand this as well as you can, feeling how backward
you are in your down-to-the-ground benches, I have completed
the following arrangement for the coarse use of stools and
if I don't make away with you I'm beyond Caesar outnullused.

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The older sisars (Tyrants, regicide is too good for you!) become
unbeurrable from age, (the compositor of the farce of
dustiny however makes a thunpledrum mistake by letting off this
pienofarte effect as his furst act as that is where the juke comes
in) having been sort-of-nineknived and chewly removed (this
soldier-author-batman for all his commontoryism is just
another of those souftsiezed bubbles who never quite got the
sandhurst out of his eyes so that the champaign he draws for us
is as flop as a plankrieg) the twinfreer types are billed to make
their reupprearance as the knew kneck and knife knickknots on
the deserted champ de bouteilles. (A most cursery reading into the
Persic-Uraliens hostery shows us how Fonnumagula picked up
that propper numen out of a colluction of prifixes though to
the permienting cannasure the Coucousien oafsprung of this
sun of a kuk is as sattin as there's a tub in Tobolosk) Ostiak
della Vogul Marina!
But that I dannoy the fact of wanton to
weste point I could paint you to that butter (cheese it!) if you
had some wash. Mordvealive! Oh me none onsens! Why the
case is as inessive and impossive as kezom hands! Their interlocative
is conprovocative just as every hazzy hates to having a
hazbane in her noze. Caseous may bethink himself a thought of
a caviller but Burrus has the reachly roundered head that goes
best with thofthinking defensive fideism. He has the lac of wisdom
under every dent in his lofter while the other fellow's
onni vesy milky indeedmymy. Laughing over the linnuts and
weeping off the uniun. He hisn't the hey og he lisn't the lug,
poohoo. And each night sim misses mand he winks he had the
semagen. It was aptly and corrigidly stated (and, it is royally
needless for one ex ungue Leonem to say by whom) that his
seeingscraft was that clarety as were the wholeborough of Poutresbourg
to be averlaunched over him pitchbatch he could still make
out with his augstritch the green moat in Ireland's Eye. Let me
sell you the fulltroth of Burrus when he wore a younker. Here
it is, and chorming too, in six by sevens! A cleanly line, by the
gods! A king off duty and a jaw for ever! And what a cheery
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my ohole mouthful to arinam about it you should call me the
ormuzd aliment in your midst of faime. Eat ye up, heat ye up!
sings the somun in the salm. Butyrum et mel comedet ut sciat
reprobare malum et eligere bonum.
This, of course, also explains
why we were taught to play in the childhood: Der Haensli ist
ein Butterbrot, mein Butterbrot! Und Koebi iss dein Schtinkenkot!
Ja! Ja! Ja!

This in fact, just to show you, is Caseous, the brutherscutch
or puir tyron: a hole or two, the highstinks aforefelt and anygo
prigging wurms. Cheesugh! you complain. And Hi Hi High
must say you are not Hoa Hoa Hoally in the wrong!

Thus we cannot escape our likes and mislikes, exiles or ambusheers,
beggar and neighbour and—this is where the dimeshow
advertisers advance the temporal relief plea—let us be
tolerant of antipathies. Nex quovis burro num fit mercaseus? I am
not hereby giving my final endorsement to the learned ignorants
of the Cusanus philosophism in which old Nicholas pegs it
down that the smarter the spin of the top the sounder the span
of the buttom (what the worthy old auberginiste ought to have
meant was: the more stolidly immobile in space appears to me
the bottom which is presented to use in time by the top primomobilisk
&c.). And I shall be misunderstord if understood to
give an unconditional sinequam to the heroicised furibouts of
the Nolanus theory, or, at any rate, of that substrate of apart
from hissheory where the Theophil swoors that on principial he
was the pointing start of his odiose by comparison and that whiles
eggs will fall cheapened all over the walled the Bure will be dear
on the Brie.

Now, while I am not out now to be taken up as unintentionally
recommending the Silkebjorg tyrondynamon machine for
the more economical helixtrolysis of these amboadipates until
I can find space to look into it myself a little more closely first
I shall go on with my decisions after having shown to you in
good time how both products of our social stomach (the excellent
Dr Burroman, I noticed by the way from his emended food
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I helped him to in my princeps edition which is all so munch
to the cud) are mutuearly polarised the incompatabilily of any
delusional acting as ambivalent to the fixation of his pivotism.
Positing, as above, too males pooles, the one the pictor of the
other and the omber the Skotia of the one, and looking wantingly
around our undistributed middle between males we feel
we must waistfully woent a female to focus and on this stage
there pleasantly appears the cowrymaid M. whom we shall
often meet below who introduces herself upon us at some precise
hour which we shall again agree to call absolute zero or the
babbling pumpt of platinism. And so like that former son
of a kish who went up and out to found his farmer's ashes we
come down home gently on our own turnedabout asses to meet

We now romp through a period of pure lyricism of shamebred
music (technologically, let me say, the appetising entry of
this subject on a fool chest of vialds is plumply pudding the carp
before doevre hors) evidenced by such words in distress as I
cream for thee, Sweet Margareen
, and the more hopeful O Margareena!
O Margareena! Still in the bowl is left a lump of gold!

(Correspondents, by the way, will keep on asking me what is the
correct garnish to serve drisheens with. Tansy Sauce. Enough).
The pawnbreaking pathos of the first of these shoddy pieces
reveals it as a Caseous effort. Burrus's bit is often used for a toast.
Criniculture can tell us very precisely indeed how and why this
particular streak of yellow silver first appeared on (not in) the
bowel, that is to see, the human head, bald, black, bronze, brown,
brindled, betteraved or blanchemanged where it might be usefully
compared with an earwig on a fullbottom. I am offering
this to Signorina Cuticura and I intend to take it up and bring it
under the nosetice of Herr Harlene by way of diverting his
attentions. Of course the unskilled singer continues to pervert
our wiser ears by subordinating the space-element, that is to
sing, the aria, to the time-factor, which ought to be killed, ill
. I should advise any unborn singer who may still be
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(the best thing that could happen to it!) and attack the roulade
with a swift colpo di glottide to the lug (though Maace I will
insist was reclined from overdoing this, his recovery often being
slow) and then, O! on the third dead beat, O! to cluse her eyes
and aiopen her oath and see what spice I may send her. How?
Cease thee, cantatrickee! I fain would be solo. Arouse thee, my
valour! And save for e'er my true Bdur!

I shall have a word to say in a few yards about the acoustic
and orchidectural management of the tonehall but, as ours is a
vivarious where one plant's breaf is a lunger planner's byscent
and you may not care for argon, it will be very convenient for
me for the emolument to pursue Burrus and Caseous for a rung
or two up their isocelating biangle. Every admirer has seen my
goulache of Marge (she is so like the sister, you don't know, and
they both dress A L I K E!) which I titled The Very Picture of
a Needlesswoman
which in the presence ornates our national
cruetstand. This genre of portraiture of changes of mind in order
to be truly torse should evoke the bush soul of females so I am
leaving it to the experienced victim to complete the general
suggestion by the mental addition of a wallopy bound or, should
the zulugical zealot prefer it, a congorool teal. The hatboxes
which composed Rhomba, lady Trabezond (Marge in her excelsis
also comprised the climactogram up which B and C may
fondly be imagined ascending and are suggestive of gentlemen's
spring modes, these modes carrying us back to the superimposed
claylayers of eocene and pleastoseen formation and the gradual
morphological changes in our body politic which Professor
Ebahi-Ahuri of Philadespoinis (Ill)—whose bluebutterbust I
have just given his coupe de grass to—neatly names a boîte à
. The boxes, if I may break the subject gently, are worth
about fourpence pourbox but I am inventing a more patent process,
foolproof and pryperfect (I should like to ask that Shedlock
Homes person who is out for removing the roofs of our criminal
classics by what deductio ad domunum he hopes de tacto to detect
anything unless he happens of himself, movibile tectu, to have a
slade off) after which they can be reduced to a fragment of their

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true crust by even the youngest of Margees if she will take plase
to be seated and smile if I please.

Now there can be no question about it either that I having
done as much, have quite got the size of that demilitery young
female (we will continue to call her Marge) whose types may be
met with in any public garden, wearing a very "dressy" affair,
known as an "ethel" of instep length and with a real fur, reduced
to 3/9, and muffin cap to tone (they are "angelskin" this fall),
ostentatiously hemming apologetically over the shirtness of
some "sweet" garment, when she is not sitting on all the free
benches avidously reading about "it" but ovidently on the look
out for "him" or so "thrilled" about the best dressed dolly pram
and beautiful elbow competition or at the movies swallowing
sobs and blowing bixed mixcuits over "childe" chaplain's "latest"
or on the verge of the gutter with some bobbedhair brieffrocked
babyma's toddler (the Smythe-Smythes now keep TWO domestics
and aspire to THREE male ones, a shover, a butlegger and
a sectary) held hostage at armslength, teaching His Infant
Majesty how to make waters worse.

(I am closely watching Master Pules, as I have regions to suspect
from my post that her "little man" is a secondary schoolteacher
under the boards of education, a voted disciple of Infantulus
who is being utilised thus publicly by the seducente infanta
to conceal her own more mascular personality by flaunting
frivolish finery over men's inside clothes, for the femininny of
that totamulier will always lack the musculink of a verumvirum.
My solotions for the proper parturience of matres and the education
of micturious mites must stand over from the moment till
I tackle this tickler hussy for occupying my uttentions.)

Margareena she's very fond of Burrus but, alick and alack!
she velly fond of chee. (The important influence exercised on
everything by this eastasian import has not been till now fully
flavoured though we can comfortably taste it in this case. I shall
come back for a little more say farther on.) A cleopatrician in
her own right she at once complicates the position while Burrus
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with an elusive Antonius, a wop who would appear to hug
a personal interest in refined chees of all chades at the same time
as he wags an antomine art of being rude like the boor. This
Antonius-Burrus-Caseous grouptriad may be said to equate
the qualis equivalent with the older socalled talis on talis one
just as quantly as in the hyperchemical economantarchy the tantum
ergons irruminate the quantum urge so that eggs is to whey
as whay is to zeed like your golfchild's abe boob caddy. And this
is why any simple philadolphus of a fool you like to dress, an
athemisthued lowtownian, exlegged phatrisight, may be awfully
green to one side of him and fruitfully blue on the other which
will not screen him however from appealing to my gropesarching
eyes, through the strongholes of my acropoll, as a boosted
blasted bleating blatant bloaten blasphorus blesphorous idiot
who kennot tail a bomb from a painapple when he steals one
and wannot psing his psalmen with the cong in our gregational
pompoms with the canting crew.

No! Topsman to your Tarpeia! This thing, Mister Abby, is
nefand. (And, taking off soutstuffs and alkalike matters, I hope
we can kill time to reach the salt because there's some forceglass
neutric assets bittering in the soldpewter for you to plump your
pottage in). The thundering legion has stormed Olymp that
it end. Twelve tabular times till now have I edicted it. Merus
Genius to Careous Caseous! Moriture, te salutat! My phemous
themis race is run, so let Demoncracy take the highmost! (Abraham
Tripier. Those old diligences are quite out of date. Read
next answer). I'll beat you so lon. (Bigtempered. Why not take
direct action. See previous reply). My unchanging Word is sacred.
The word is my Wife, to expense and expound, to vend and to
velnerate, and may the curlews crown our nuptias! Till Breath
us depart! Wamen. Beware would you change with my years. Be
as young as your grandmother! The ring man in the rong shop
but the rite words by the rote order! Ubi lingua nuncupassit, ibi
fas! Adversus hostem semper sac!
She that will not feel my fulmoon
let her peel to thee as the hoyden and the impudent! That
mon that hoth no moses in his sole nor is not awed by conquists

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of word's law, who never with humself was fed and leaves
his soil to lave his head, when his hope's in his highlows from
whisking his woe, if he came to my preach, a proud pursebroken
ranger, when the heavens were welling the spite of their spout,
to beg for a bite in our bark Noisdanger, would meself and Mac
Jeffet, four-in-hand, foot him out?—ay!—were he my own
breastbrother, my doubled withd love and my singlebiassed hate,
were we bread by the same fire and signed with the same salt,
had we tapped from the same master and robbed the same till,
were we tucked in the one bed and bit by the one flea, homogallant
and hemycapnoise, bum and dingo, jack by churl, though
it broke my heart to pray it, still I'd fear I'd hate to say!

12. Sacer esto?

Answer: Semus sumus!


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Shem is as short for Shemus as Jem is joky for Jacob. A few
toughnecks are still getatable who pretend that aboriginally he
was of respectable stemming (he was an outlex between the lines
of Ragonar Blaubarb and Horrild Hairwire and an inlaw to Capt.
the Hon. and Rev. Mr Bbyrdwood de Trop Blogg was among
his most distant connections) but every honest to goodness man
in the land of the space of today knows that his back life will
not stand being written about in black and white. Putting truth
and untruth together a shot may be made at what this hybrid
actually was like to look at.

Shem's bodily getup, it seems, included an adze of a skull, an
eight of a larkseye, the whoel of a nose, one numb arm up a
sleeve, fortytwo hairs off his uncrown, eighteen to his mock lip,
a trio of barbels from his megageg chin (sowman's son), the
wrong shoulder higher than the right, all ears, an artificial
tongue with a natural curl, not a foot to stand on, a handful of
thumbs, a blind stomach, a deaf heart, a loose liver, two fifths of
two buttocks, one gleetsteen avoirdupoider for him, a manroot
of all evil, a salmonkelt's thinskin, eelsblood in his cold toes, a
bladder tristended, so much so that young Master Shemmy on
his very first debouch at the very dawn of protohistory seeing
himself such and such, when playing with thistlewords in their
garden nursery, Griefotrofio, at Phig Streat 111, Shuvlin, Old
Hoeland, (would we go back there now for sounds, pillings and

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sense? would we now for annas and annas? would we for fullscore
eight and a liretta? for twelve blocks one bob? for four testers
one groat? not for a dinar! not for jo!) dictited to of all his
little brothron and sweestureens the first riddle of the universe:
asking, when is a man not a man?: telling them take their time,
yungfries, and wait till the tide stops (for from the first his day
was a fortnight) and offering the prize of a bittersweet crab, a
little present from the past, for their copper age was yet unminted,
to the winner. One said when the heavens are quakers,
a second said when Bohemeand lips, a third said when he, no,
when hold hard a jiffy, when he is a gnawstick and detarmined
to, the next one said when the angel of death kicks the bucket
of life, still another said when the wine's at witsends, and still
another when lovely wooman stoops to conk him, one of the
littliest said me, me, Sem, when pappa papared the harbour, one
of the wittiest said, when he yeat ye abblokooken and he zmear
hezelf zo zhooken, still one said when you are old I'm grey fall
full wi sleep, and still another when wee deader walkner, and
another when he is just only after having being semisized, another
when yea, he hath no mananas, and one when dose pigs
they begin now that they will flies up intil the looft. All were
wrong, so Shem himself, the doctator, took the cake, the correct
solution being—all give it up?—; when he is a—yours till
the rending of the rocks,—Sham.

Shem was a sham and a low sham and his lowness creeped out
first via foodstuffs. So low was he that he preferred Gibsen's teatime
salmon tinned, as inexpensive as pleasing, to the plumpest
roeheavy lax or the friskiest parr or smolt troutlet that ever was
gaffed between Leixlip and Island Bridge and many was the time
he repeated in his botulism that no junglegrown pineapple ever
smacked like the whoppers you shook out of Ananias' cans,
Findlater and Gladstone's, Corner House, Englend. None of
your inchthick blueblooded Balaclava fried-at-belief-stakes or
juicejelly legs of the Grex's molten mutton or greasilygristly
grunters' goupons or slice upon slab of luscious goosebosom
with lump after load of plumpudding stuffing all aswim in a

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swamp of bogoakgravy for that greekenhearted yude! Rosbif of
Old Zealand! he could not attouch it. See what happens when
your somatophage merman takes his fancy to our virgitarian
swan? He even ran away with hunself and became a farsoonerite,
saying he would far sooner muddle through the hash of lentils
in Europe than meddle with Irrland's split little pea. Once when
among those rebels in a state of hopelessly helpless intoxication
the piscivore strove to lift a czitround peel to either nostril, hic-
cupping, apparently impromptued by the hibat he had with his
glottal stop, that he kukkakould flowrish for ever by the smell,
as the czitr, as the kcedron, like a scedar, of the founts, on mountains,
with limon on, of Lebanon. O! the lowness of him was
beneath all up to that sunk to! No likedbylike firewater or firstserved
firstshot or gulletburn gin or honest brewbarrett beer either.
O dear no! Instead the tragic jester sobbed himself wheywhingingly
sick of life on some sort of a rhubarbarous maundarin yellagreen
funkleblue windigut diodying applejack squeezed from
sour grapefruice and, to hear him twixt his sedimental cupslips
when he had gulfed down mmmmuch too mmmmany gourds of
it retching off to almost as low withswillers, who always knew
notwithstanding when they had had enough and were rightly
indignant at the wretch's hospitality when they found to their
horror they could not carry another drop, it came straight from
the noble white fat, jo, openwide sat, jo, jo, her why hide that,
jo jo jo, the winevat, of the most serene magyansty az archdiochesse,
if she is a duck, she's a douches, and when she has a
feherbour snot her fault, now is it? artstouchups, funny you're
grinning at, fancy you're in her yet, Fanny Urinia.

Aint that swell, hey? Peamengro! Talk about lowness! Any
dog's quantity of it visibly oozed out thickly from this dirty
little blacking beetle for the very fourth snap the Tulloch-Turnbull
girl with her coldblood kodak shotted the as yet unremuneranded
national apostate, who was cowardly gun and camera
shy, taking what he fondly thought was a short cut to Caer Fere,
Soak Amerigas, vias the shipsteam Pridewin, after having buried
a hatchet not so long before, by the wrong goods exeunt, nummer

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desh to tren, into Patatapapaveri's, fruiterers and musical
florists, with his Ciaho, chavi! Sar shin, shillipen? she knew the
vice out of bridewell was a bad fast man by his walk on the

[Johns is a different butcher's. Next place you are up town pay
him a visit. Or better still, come tobuy. You will enjoy cattlemen's
spring meat. Johns is now quite divorced from baking. Fattens,
kills, flays, hangs, draws, quarters and pieces. Feel his lambs! Ex!
Feel how sheap! Exex! His liver too is great value, a spatiality!

Around that time, moravar, one generally, for luvvomony
hoped or at any rate suspected among morticians that he would
early turn out badly, develop hereditary pulmonary T.B., and
do for himself one dandy time, nay, of a pelting night blanketed
creditors, hearing a coarse song and splash off Eden Quay sighed
and rolled over, sure all was up, but, though he fell heavily and
locally into debit, not even then could such an antinomian be
true to type. He would not put fire to his cerebrum; he would
not throw himself in Liffey; he would not explaud himself with
pneumantics; he refused to saffrocake himself with a sod. With
the foreign devil's leave the fraid born fraud diddled even death.
Anzi, cabled (but shaking the worth out of his maulth: Guardacosta
leporello? Szasas Kraicz!) from his Nearapoblican asylum
to his jonathan for a brother: Here tokay, gone tomory, we're
spluched, do something, Fireless. And had answer: Inconvenient,

You see, chaps, it will trickle out, freaksily of course, but the
tom and the shorty of it is: he was in his bardic memory low.
All the time he kept on treasuring with condign satisfaction each
and every crumb of trektalk, covetous of his neighbour's word,
and if ever, during a Munda conversazione commoted in the
nation's interest, delicate tippits were thrown out to him touching
his evil courses by some wellwishers, vainly pleading by
scriptural arguments with the opprobrious papist about trying
to brace up for the kidos of the thing, Scally wag, and be a men
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the meaning, sousy, of that continental expression, if you ever
came acrux it, we think it is a word transpiciously like canaille?:
or: Did you anywhere, kennel, on your gullible's travels or
during your rural troubadouring, happen to stumble upon a
certain gay young nobleman whimpering to the name of Low
Swine who always addresses women out of the one corner of
his mouth, lives on loans and is furtivefree yours of age? without
one sigh of haste like the supreme prig he was, and not a bit
sorry, he would pull a vacant landlubber's face, root with earwaker's
pensile in the outer of his lauscher and then, lisping,
the prattlepate parnella, to kill time, and swatting his deadbest
to think what under the canopies of Jansens Chrest would any
decent son of an Albiogenselman who had bin to an university
think, let a lent hit a hint and begin to tell all the intelligentsia
admitted to that tamileasy samtalaisy conclamazzione (since, still
and before physicians, lawyers merchant, belfry pollititians, agricolous
manufraudurers, sacrestanes of the Pure River Society,
philanthropicks lodging on as many boards round the panesthetic
at the same time as possible) the whole lifelong swrine story of
his entire low cornaille existence, abusing his deceased ancestors
wherever the sods were and one moment tarabooming great
blunderguns (poh!) about his farfamed fine Poppamore, Mr
Humhum, whom history, climate and entertainment made the
first of his sept and always up to debt, though Eavens ears ow
many fines he faces, and another moment visanvrerssas, cruaching
three jeers (pah!) for his rotten little ghost of a Peppybeg,
Mr Himmyshimmy, a blighty, a reeky, a lighty, a scrapy, a babbly,
a ninny, dirty seventh among thieves and always bottom
sawyer, till nowan knowed how howmely howme could be, giving
unsolicited testimony on behalf of the absent, as glib as eaveswater
to those present (who meanwhile, with increasing lack of
interest in his semantics, allowed various subconscious smickers
to drivel slowly across their fichers), unconsciously explaining,
for inkstands, with a meticulosity bordering on the insane, the
various meanings of all the different foreign parts of speech he
misused and cuttlefishing every lie unshrinkable about all the

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other people in the story, leaving out, of course, foreconsciously,
the simple worf and plague and poison they had cornered him
about until there was not a snoozer among them but was utterly
undeceived in the heel of the reel by the recital of the rigmarole.

He went without saying that the cull disliked anything anyway
approaching a plain straightforward standup or knockdown row
and, as often as he was called in to umpire any octagonal argument
among slangwhangers, the accomplished washout always
used to rub shoulders with the last speaker and clasp shakers (the
handtouch which is speech without words) and agree to every
word as soon as half uttered, command me!, your servant, good,
I revere you, how, my seer? be drinking that! quite truth, gratias,
I'm yoush, see wha'm hearing?, also goods, please it, me
sure?, be filling this!, quiso, you said it, apasafello, muchas
grassyass, is there firing-on-me?, is their girlic-on-you?, to your
good self, your sulphur, and then at once focuss his whole
unbalanced attention upon the next octagonist who managed to
catch a listener's eye, asking and imploring him out of his
piteous onewinker, (hemoptysia diadumenos) whether there was
anything in the world he could do to please him and to overflow
his tumbletantaliser for him yet once more.

One hailcannon night (for his departure was attended by a
heavy downpour) as very recently as some thousand rains ago he
was therefore treated with what closely resembled parsonal violence,
being soggert all unsuspectingly through the deserted village
of Tumblin-on-the-Leafy from Mr Vanhomrigh's house at 81 bis
Mabbot's Mall as far as Green Patch beyond the brickfields of
Salmon Pool by rival teams of slowspiers counter quicklimers
who finally, as rahilly they had been deteened out rawther laetich,
thought, busnis hits busnis, they had better be streaking for
home after their Auborne-to-Auborne, with thanks for the pleasant
evening, one and all disgustedly, instead of ruggering him back,
and awake, reconciled (though they were as jealous as could be
cullions about all the truffles they had brought on him) to a
friendship, fast and furious, which merely arose out of the noxious
pervert's perfect lowness. Again there was a hope that people,

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looking on him with the contemp of the contempibles, after
first gaving him a roll in the dirt, might pity and forgive him, if
properly deloused, but the pleb was born a Quicklow and sank
alowing till he stank out of sight.

All Saints beat Belial! Mickil Goals to Nichil! Notpossible!

In Nowhere has yet the Whole World taken part of himself for his


By Nowhere have Poorparents been sentenced to Worms, Blood and

    Thunder for Life

Not yet has the Emp from Corpsica forced the Arth out of Engleterre;

Not yet have the Sachsen and Judder on the Mound of a Word made


Not yet Witchywithcy of Wench struck Fire of his Heath from on


Not yet his Arcobaleine forespoken Peacepeace upon Oath;

Cleftfoot from Hempal must tumpel, Blamefool Gardener's bound to


Broken Eggs will poursuive bitten Apples for where theirs is Will

    there's his Wall;

But the Mountstill frowns on the Millstream while their Madsons

    leap his Bier

And her Rillstrill liffs to His Murkesty all her daft Daughters laff

    in her Ear.

Till the four Shores of deff Tory Island let the douze dumm

    Eirewhiggs raille!

Hirp! Hirp! for their Missed Understandings! chirps the Ballat of


O fortunous casualitas! Lefty takes the cherubcake while
Rights cloves his hoof. Darkies never done tug that coon out to
play non-excretory, anti-sexuous, misoxenetic, gaasy pure, flesh
and blood games, written and composed and sung and danced
by Niscemus Nemon, same as piccaninnies play all day, those
old (none of your honeys and rubbers!) games for fun and element
we used to play with Dina and old Joe kicking her behind
and before and the yellow girl kicking him behind old Joe,

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games like Thom Thom the Thonderman, Put the Wind up the
, Hat in the Ring, Prisson your Pritchards and Play Withers
, Mikel on the Luckypig, Nickel in the Slot, Sheila Harnett and
her Cow
, Adam and Ell, Humble Bumble, Moggie's on the Wall,
Twos and Threes, American Jump, Fox Come out of your Den,
Broken Bottles, Writing a Letter to Punch, Tiptop is a Sweetstore,
Henressy Crump Expolled, Postman's Knock, Are We Fairlys Rep-
resented?, Solomon Silent reading, Appletree Bearstone, I know a
, Hospitals, As I was Walking, There is Oneyone's
House in Dreamcolohour
, Battle of Waterloo, Colours, Eggs in the
, Habberdasherisher, Telling your Dreams, What's the Time,
Nap, Ducking Mammy, Last Man Standing, Heali Baboon and the
Forky Theagues
, Fickleyes and Futilears, Handmarried but once in
my Life and I'll never commit such a Sin agin
, Zip Cooney Candy,
Turkey in the Straw, This is the Way we sow the Seed of a long and
lusty Morning
, Hops of Fun at Miliken's Make, I seen the Toothbrush
with Pat Farrel
, Here's the Fat to graze the Priest's Boots,
When his Steam was like a Raimbrandt round Mac Garvey.

Now it is notoriously known how on that surprisingly bludgeony
Unity Sunday when the grand germogall allstar bout was harrily
the rage between our weltingtoms extraordinary and our pettythicks
the marshalaisy and Irish eyes of welcome were smiling
daggers down their backs, when the roth, vice and blause met the
noyr blank and rogues and the grim white and cold bet the black
fighting tans, categorically unimperatived by the maxims, a rank
funk getting the better of him, the scut in a bad fit of pyjamas
fled like a leveret for his bare lives, to Talviland, ahone ahaza, pursued
by the scented curses of all the village belles and, without
having struck one blow, (pig stole on him was lust he lagging it
was becaused dust he shook) kuskykorked himself up tight in
his inkbattle house, badly the worse for boosegas, there to stay
in afar for the life, where, as there was not a moment to be lost,
after he had boxed around with his fortepiano till he was whole
bach bamp him and bump him blues, he collapsed carefully under
a bedtick from Schwitzer's, his face enveloped into a dead warrior's
telemac, with a lullobaw's somnbomnet and a whotwaterwottle

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at his feet to stoke his energy of waiting, moaning feebly,
in monkmarian monotheme, but tarned long and then a nation
louder, while engaged in swallowing from a large ampullar, that
his pawdry's purgatory was more than a nigger bloke could bear,
hemiparalysed by the tong warfare and all the shemozzle, (Daily
Maily, fullup Lace! Holy Maly, Mothelup Joss!
) his cheeks and
trousers changing colour every time a gat croaked.

How is that for low, laities and gentlenuns? Why, dog of the
Crostiguns, whole continents rang with this Kairokorran lowness!
Sheols of houris in chems upon divans, (revolted stellas
vespertine vesamong them) at a bare (O!) mention of the scaly
rybald exclaimed: Poisse!

But would anyone, short of a madhouse, believe it? Neither of
those clean little cherubum, Nero or Nobookisonester himself,
ever nursed such a spoiled opinion of his monstrous marvellosity
as did this mental and moral defective (here perhaps at the
vanessance of his lownest) who was known to grognt rather than
gunnard upon one occasion, while drinking heavily of spirits to
that interlocutor a latere and private privysuckatary he used to
pal around with, in the kavehazs, one Davy Browne-Nowlan, his
heavenlaid twin, (this hambone dogpoet pseudoed himself under
the hangname he gave himself of Bethgelert) in the porchway of
a gipsy's bar (Shem always blaspheming, so holy writ, Billy, he
would try, old Belly, and pay this one manjack congregant of
his four soups every lass of nexmouth, Bolly, so sure as thair's a
tail on a commet, as a taste for storik's fortytooth, that is to
stay, to listen out, ony twenny minnies moe, Bully, his Ballade
Imaginaire which was to be dubbed Wine, Woman and Waterclocks,
or How a Guy Finks and Fawkes When He Is Going Batty,
by Maistre Sheames de la Plume, some most dreadful stuff in a
murderous mirrorhand) that he was avoopf (parn me!) aware
of no other shaggspick, other Shakhisbeard, either prexactly
unlike his polar andthisishis or procisely the seem as woops
(parn!) as what he fancied or guessed the sames as he was himself
and that, greet scoot, duckings and thuggery, though he was
foxed fux to fux like a bunnyboy rodger with all the teashop

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lionses of Lumdrum hivanhoesed up gagainst him, being a lapsis
linquo with a ruvidubb shortartempa, bad cad dad fad sad mad
nad vanhaty bear, the consciquenchers of casuality prepestered
crusswords in postposition, scruff, scruffer, scrufferumurraimost
andallthatsortofthing, if reams stood to reason and his lankalivline
lasted he would wipe alley english spooker, multaphoniaksically
spuking, off the face of the erse.

After the thorough fright he got that bloody, Swithun's day,
though every doorpost in muchtried Lucalizod was smeared with
generous erstborn gore and every free for all cobbleway slippery
with the bloods of heroes, crying to Welkins for others, and
noahs and cul verts agush with tears of joy, our low waster never
had the common baalamb's pluck to stir out and about the compound
while everyone else of the torchlit throng, slashers and
sliced alike, mobbu on massa, waaded and baaded around, yampyam
pampyam, chanting the Gillooly chorus, from the Monster
Book of Paltryattic Puetrie, O pura e pia bella! in junk et sampam
or in secular sinkalarum, heads up, on his bonafide avocation (the
little folk creeping on all fours to their natural school treat but
childishly gleeful when a stray whizzer sang out intermediately)
and happy belongers to the fairer sex on their usual quest for
higher things, but vying with Lady Smythe to avenge MacJobber,
went stonestepping with their bickerrstaffs on educated
feet, plinkity plonk, across the sevenspan ponte dei colori set up
over the slop after the war-to-end war by Messrs a charitable
government for the only once (dia dose Finnados!) he did take
a tompip peepestrella throug a threedraw eighteen hawkspower
durdicky telescope, luminous to larbourd only like the lamps in
Nassaustrass, out of his westernmost keyhole, spitting at the
impenetrablum wetter, (and it was porcoghastly that outumn) with
an eachway hope in his shivering soul, as he prayed to the cloud
Incertitude, of finding out for himself, on akkount of all the
kules in Kroukaparka or oving to all the kodseoggs in Kalatavala,
whether true conciliation was forging ahead or falling back after
the celestious intemperance and, for Duvvelsache, why, with his
see me see and his my see a corves and his frokerfoskerfuskar

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layen loves in meeingseeing, he got the charm of his optical
life when he found himself (hic sunt lennones!) at pointblank
range blinking down the barrel of an irregular revolver of
the bulldog with a purpose pattern, handled by an unknown
quarreler who, supposedly, had been told off to shade and
shoot shy Shem should the shit show his shiny shnout out
awhile to look facts in their face before being hosed and creased
(uprip and jack him!) by six or a dozen of the gayboys.

What, para Saom Plaom, in the names of Deucalion and
Pyrrha, and the incensed privy and the licensed pantry gods
and Stator and Victor and Kutt and Runn and the whole mesa
redonda of Lorencao Otulass in convocacaon, was this disinterestingly
low human type, this Calumnious Column of
Cloaxity, this Bengalese Beacon of Biloxity, this Annamite Aper
of Atroxity, really at, it will be precise to quarify, for he seems
in a badbad case?

The answer, to do all the diddies in one dedal, would sound:
from pulling himself on his most flavoured canal the huge chesthouse
of his elders (the Popapreta, and some navico, navvies!)
he had flickered up and flinnered down into a drug and drunkery
addict, growing megalomane of a loose past. This explains the
litany of septuncial lettertrumpets honorific, highpitched, erudite,
neoclassical, which he so loved as patricianly to manuscribe after
his name. It would have diverted, if ever seen, the shuddersome
spectacle of this semidemented zany amid the inspissated grime
of his glaucous den making believe to read his usylessly unreadable
Blue Book of Eccles, édition de ténèbres, (even yet sighs the
Most Different, Dr. Poindejenk, authorised bowdler and censor,
it can't be repeated!) turning over three sheets at a wind, telling
himself delightedly, no espellor mor so, that every splurge on the
vellum he blundered over was an aisling vision more gorgeous
than the one before t.i.t.s., a roseschelle cottage by the sea for
nothing for ever, a ladies tryon hosiery raffle at liberty, a sewerful
of guineagold wine with brancomongepadenopie and sickcylinder
oysters worth a billion a bite, an entire operahouse
(there was to be stamping room only in the prompter's box and

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everthemore his queque kept swelling) of enthusiastic noblewomen
flinging every coronetcrimsoned stitch they had off at
his probscenium, one after the others, inamagoaded into ajustilloosing
themselves, in their gaiety pantheomime, when, egad, sir,
acordant to all acountstrick, he squealed the topsquall im Deal
Lil Shemlockup Yellin
(geewhiz, jew ear that far! soap ewer!
loutgout of sabaous! juice like a boyd!) for fully five minutes, in-
finitely better than Baraton Mc Gluckin with a scrumptious cocked
hat and three green, cheese and tangerine trinity plumes on the
right handle side of his amarellous head, a coat macfarlane (the
kerssest cut, you understand?) a sponiard's digger at his ribs,
(Alfaiate punxit) an azulblu blowsheet for his blousebosom
blossom and a dean's crozier that he won from Cardinal Lindundarri
and Cardinal Carchingarri and Cardinal Loriotuli and
Cardinal Occidentaccia (ah ho!) in the dearby darby doubled for
falling first over the hurdles, madam, in the odder hand, a.a.t.s.o.t.,
but what with the murky light, the botchy print, the tattered
cover, the jigjagged page, the fumbling fingers, the foxtrotting
fleas, the lieabed lice, the scum on his tongue, the drop in his
eye, the lump in his throat, the drink in his pottle, the itch in his
palm, the wail of his wind, the grief from his breath, the fog of
his mindfag, the buzz in his braintree, the tic of his conscience,
the height up his rage, the gush down his fundament, the fire
in his gorge, the tickle of his tail, the bane in his bullugs, the
squince in his suil, the rot in his eater, the ycho in his earer,
the totters of his toes, the tetters on his tumtytum, the rats in his
garret, the bats in his belfry, the budgerigars and bumbosolom
beaubirds, the hullabaloo and the dust in his ears since it took him
a month to steal a march he was hardset to mumorise more than
a word a week. Hake's haulin! Hook's fisk! Can you beat it?
Whawe! I say, can you bait it? Was there ever heard of such
lowdown blackguardism? Positively it woolies one to think
over it.

Yet the bumpersprinkler used to boast aloud alone to himself
with a haccent on it when Mynfadher was a boer constructor and
Hoy was a lexical student, parole, and corrected with the blackboard

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(trying to copy the stage Englesemen he broughts their
house down on, shouting: Bravure, surr Chorles! Letter purfect!
Culossal, Loose Wallor! Spache!) how he had been toed out of
all the schicker families of the klondykers from Pioupioureich,
Swabspays, the land of Nod, Shruggers' Country, Pension
Danubierhome and Barbaropolis, who had settled and stratified
in the capital city after its hebdomodary metropoliarchialisation
as sunblistered, moonplastered, gory, wheedling, joviale, litcherous
and full, ordered off the gorgeous premises in most cases on
account of his smell which all cookmaids eminently objected to
as ressembling the bombinubble puzzo that welled out of the
pozzo. Instead of chuthoring those model households plain
wholesome pothooks (a thing he never possessed of his Nigerian
own) what do you think Vulgariano did but study with stolen
fruit how cutely to copy all their various styles of signature so as
one day to utter an epical forged cheque on the public for his own
private profit until, as just related, the Dustbin's United Scullerymaid's
and Househelp's Sorority, better known as Sluttery's
Mowlted Futt, turned him down and assisted nature by unitedly
shoeing the source of annoyance out of the place altogether and
taytotally on the heat of the moment, holding one another's
gonk (for no-one, hound or scrublady, not even the Turk, ungreekable
in purscent of the armenable, dared whiff the polecat
at close range) and making some pointopointing remarks as they
done so at the perfects of the Sniffey, your honour, aboon the
lyow why a stunk, mister.

[Jymes wishes to hear from wearers of abandoned female costumes,
gratefully received, wadmel jumper, rather full pair of
culottes and onthergarmenteries, to start city life together. His
jymes is out of job, would sit and write. He has lately commited
one of the then commandments but she will now assist. Superior
built, domestic, regular layer. Also got the boot. He appreciates
it. Copies. ABORTISEMENT.]

One cannot even begin to post figure out a statuesquo ante
as to how slow in reality the excommunicated Drumcondriac,
nate Hamis, really was. Who can say how many pseudostylic

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shamiana, how few or how many of the most venerated public
impostures, how very many piously forged palimpsests slipped
in the first place by this morbid process from his pelagiarist pen?

Be that as it may, but for that light phantastic of his gnose's
glow as it slid lucifericiously within an inch of its page (he would
touch at its from time to other, the red eye of his fear in
saddishness, to ensign the colours by the beerlitz in his mathness
and his educandees to outhue to themselves in the cries of girlglee:
gember! inkware! chonchambre! cinsero! zinnzabar! tincture
and gin!) Nibs never would have quilled a seriph to
sheepskin. By that rosy lampoon's effluvious burning and with
help of the simulchronic flush in his pann (a ghinee a ghirk he
ghets there!) he scrabbled and scratched and scriobbled and
skrevened nameless shamelessness about everybody ever he met,
even sharing a precipitation under the idlish tarriers' umbrella
of a showerproof wall, while all over up and down the four
margins of this rancid Shem stuff the evilsmeller (who was
devoted to Uldfadar Sardanapalus) used to stipple endlessly
inartistic portraits of himself in the act of reciting old
Nichiabelli's monolook interyerear Hanno, o Nonanno, acce'l
'as, ser Autore, q.e.d., a heartbreakingly handsome
young paolo with love lyrics for the goyls in his eyols, a plaintiff's
tanner vuice, a jucal inkome of one hundred and thirtytwo
dranchmas per yard from Broken Hill stranded estate, Camebreech
mannings, cutting a great dash in a brandnew two guinea
dress suit and a burled hogsford hired for a Fursday evenin
merry pawty, anna loavely long pair of inky Italian moostarshes
glistering with boric vaseline and frangipani. Puh! How unwhisperably

The house O'Shea or O'Shame, Quivapieno, known as the
Haunted Inkbottle, no number Brimstone Walk, Asia in Ireland,
as it was infested with the raps, with his penname SHUT sepiascraped
on the doorplate and a blind of black sailcloth over its
wan phwinshogue, in which the soulcontracted son of the secret
cell groped through life at the expense of the taxpayers, dejected
into day and night with jesuit bark and bitter bite, calicohydrants

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of zolfor and scoppialamina by full and forty Queasisanos,
every day in everyone's way more exceeding in violent
abuse of self and others, was the worst, it is hoped, even in our
western playboyish world for pure mousefarm filth. You brag
of your brass castle or your tyled house in ballyfermont? Niggs,
niggs and niggs again. For this was a stinksome inkenstink, quite
puzzonal to the wrottel. Smatterafact, Angles aftanon browsing
there thought not Edam reeked more rare. My wud! The warped
flooring of the lair and soundconducting walls thereof, to say
nothing of the uprights and imposts, were persianly literatured
with burst loveletters, telltale stories, stickyback snaps, doubtful
eggshells, bouchers, flints, borers, puffers, amygdaloid almonds,
rindless raisins, alphybettyformed verbage, vivlical viasses, ompiter
dictas, visus umbique, ahems and ahahs, imeffible tries at
speech unasyllabled, you owe mes, eyoldhyms, fluefoul smut,
fallen lucifers, vestas which had served, showered ornaments,
borrowed brogues, reversibles jackets, blackeye lenses, family
jars, falsehair shirts, Godforsaken scapulars, neverworn breeches,
cutthroat ties, counterfeit franks, best intentions, curried notes,
upset latten tintacks, unused mill and stumpling stones, twisted
quills, painful digests, magnifying wineglasses, solid objects cast
at goblins, once current puns, quashed quotatoes, messes of mottage,
unquestionable issue papers, seedy ejaculations, limerick
damns, crocodile tears, spilt ink, blasphematory spits, stale shestnuts,
schoolgirls', young ladies', milkmaids', washerwomen's,
shopkeepers' wives, merry widows', ex nuns', vice abbess's, pro
virgins', super whores', silent sisters', Charleys' aunts', grandmothers',
mothers'-in-laws', fostermothers', godmothers' garters,
tress clippings from right, lift and cintrum, worms of snot,
toothsome pickings, cans of Swiss condensed bilk, highbrow
lotions, kisses from the antipodes, presents from pickpockets,
borrowed plumes, relaxable handgrips, princess promises, lees of
whine, deoxodised carbons, convertible collars, diviliouker
doffers, broken wafers, unloosed shoe latchets, crooked strait
waistcoats, fresh horrors from Hades, globules of mercury,
undeleted glete, glass eyes for an eye, gloss teeth for a tooth,

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war moans, special sighs, longsufferings of longstanding, ahs ohs
ouis sis jas jos gias neys thaws sos, yeses and yeses and yeses, to
which, if one has the stomach to add the breakages, upheavals
distortions, inversions of all this chambermade music one stands,
given a grain of goodwill, a fair chance of actually seeing the
whirling dervish, Tumult, son of Thunder, self exiled in upon
his ego, a nightlong a shaking betwixtween white or reddr hawrors,
noondayterrorised to skin and bone by an ineluctable phantom
(may the Shaper have mercery on him!) writing the mystery
of himsel in furniture.

Of course our low hero was a self valeter by choice of need so
up he got up whatever is meant by a stourbridge clay kitchenette
and lithargogalenu fowlhouse for the sake of akes (the
umpple does not fall very far from the dumpertree) which the
moromelodious jigsmith, in defiance of the Uncontrollable Birth
Preservativation (Game and Poultry) Act, playing lallaryrook
cookerynook, by the dodginess of his lentern, brooled and cocked
and potched in an athanor, whites and yolks and yilks and whotes
to the frulling fredonnance of Mas blanca que la blanca hermana
and Amarilla, muy bien, with cinnamon and locusts and wild beeswax
and liquorice and Carrageen moss and blaster of Barry's and
Asther's mess and Huster's micture and Yellownan's embrocation
and Pinkingtone's patty and stardust and sinner's tears, acuredent
to Sharadan's Art of Panning, chanting, for all regale to the like
of the legs he left behind with Litty fun Letty fan Leven, his
cantraps of fermented words, abracadabra calubra culorum, (his
oewfs à la Madame Gabrielle de l'Eglise, his avgs à la Mistress
B. de B. Meinfelde, his eiers Usquadmala à la pomme de ciel,
his uoves, oves and uves à la Sulphate de Soude, his ochiuri
sowtay sowmmonay à la Monseigneur, his soufflosion of oogs
with somekat on toyast à la Mère Puard, his Poggadovies alla
Fenella, his Frideggs à la Tricarême) in what was meant for a
closet (Ah ho! If only he had listened better to the four masters
that infanted him Father Mathew and Le Père Noble and Pastor
Lucas and Padre Aguilar—not forgetting Layteacher Baudwin!
Ah ho!) His costive Satan's antimonian manganese limolitmious

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nature never needed such an alcove so, when Robber and Mumsell,
the pulpic dictators, on the nudgment of their legal advisers,
Messrs Codex and Podex, and under his own benefiction of their
pastor Father Flammeus Falconer, boycotted him of all muttonsuet
candles and romeruled stationery for any purpose, he winged
away on a wildgoup's chase across the kathartic ocean and made
synthetic ink and sensitive paper for his own end out of his wit's
waste. You ask, in Sam Hill, how? Let manner and matter of this
for these our sporting times be cloaked up in the language of
blushfed porporates that an Anglican ordinal, not reading his
own rude dunsky tunga, may ever behold the brand of scarlet
on the brow of her of Babylon and feel not the pink one in his
own damned cheek.

Primum opifex, altus prosator, ad terram viviparam et cunctipotentem
sine ullo pudore nec venia, suscepto pluviali atque discinctis
perizomatis, natibus nudis uti nati fuissent, sese adpropinquans,
flens et gemens, in manum suam evacuavit
(highly prosy, crap in his
hand, sorry!), postea, animale nigro exoneratus, classicum pulsans,
stercus proprium, quod appellavit deiectiones suas, in vas olim
honorabile tristitiae posuit, eodem sub invocatione fratrorum geminorum
Medardi et Godardi laete ac melliflue minxit, psalmum qui
incipit: Lingua mea calamus scribae velociter scribentis: magna voce
(did a piss, says he was dejected, asks to be exonerated),
demum ex stercore turpi cum divi Orionis iucunditate mixto, cocto,
frigorique exposito, encaustum sibi fecit indelibile
(faked O'Ryan's,
the indelible ink).

Then, pious Eneas, conformant to the fulminant firman which
enjoins on the tremylose terrian that, when the call comes, he
shall produce nichthemerically from his unheavenly body a no
uncertain quantity of obscene matter not protected by copriright
in the United Stars of Ourania or bedeed and bedood and bedang
and bedung to him, with this double dye, brought to blood heat,
gallic acid on iron ore, through the bowels of his misery, flashly,
faithly, nastily, appropriately, this Esuan Menschavik and the first
till last alshemist wrote over every square inch of the only foolscap
available, his own body, till by its corrosive sublimation one

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continuous present tense integument slowly unfolded all marryvoising
moodmoulded cyclewheeling history (thereby, he said,
reflecting from his own individual person life unlivable, trans-
accidentated through the slow fires of consciousness into a dividual
chaos, perilous, potent, common to allflesh, human only,
mortal) but with each word that would not pass away the squidself
which he had squirtscreened from the crystalline world
waned chagreenold and doriangrayer in its dudhud. This exists
that isits after having been said we know. And dabal take dabnal!
And the dal dabal dab aldanabal! So perhaps, agglaggagglomeratively
asaspenking, after all and arklast fore arklyst on his
last public misappearance, circling the square, for the deathfête
of Saint Ignaceous Poisonivy, of the Fickle Crowd (hopon the
sexth day of Hogsober, killim our king, layum low!) and brandishing
his bellbearing stylo, the shining keyman of the wilds of
change, if what is sauce for the zassy is souse for the zazimas, the
blond cop who thought it was ink was out of his depth but
bright in the main.

Petty constable Sistersen of the Kruis-Kroon-Kraal it was, the
parochial watch, big the dog the dig the bog the bagger the
dugger the begadag degabug, who had been detailed from pollute
stoties to save him, this the quemquem, that the quum, from the
ligatureliablous effects of foul clay in little clots and mobmauling
on looks, that wrongcountered the tenderfoot an eveling near
the livingsmeansuniumgetherum, Knockmaree, Comty Mea, reeling
more to the right than he lurched to the left, on his way from
a protoprostitute (he would always have a (stp!) little pigeoness
somewhure with his arch girl, Arcoiris, smockname of Mergyt)
just as he was butting in rand the coyner of bad times under a
hideful between the rival doors of warm bethels of worship
through his boardelhouse fongster, greeting for grazious oras
as usual: Where ladies have they that a dog meansort herring?
Sergo, search me, the incapable reparteed with a selfevitant
subtlety so obviously spurious and, raising his hair, after the
grace, with the christmas under his clutcharm, for Portsymasser
and Purtsymessus and Pertsymiss and Partsymasters, like a prance

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of findingos, with a shillto shallto slipny stripny, in he skittled.
Swikey! The allwhite poors guardiant, pulpably of balltossic
stummung, was literally astundished over the painful sake, how
he burstteself, which he was gone to, where he intent to did he,
whether you think will, wherend the whole current of the afternoon
whats the souch of a surch hads of hits of hims, urged and
staggered thereto in his countryports at the caledosian capacity
for Lieutuvisky of the caftan's wineskin and even more so,
during, looking his bigmost astonishments, it was said him,
aschu, fun the concerned outgift of the dead med dirt, how that,
arrahbejibbers, conspuent to the dominical order and exking
noblish permish, he was namely coon at bringer at home two
gallonts, as per royal, full poultry till his murder. Nip up and
nab it!

Polthergeistkotzdondherhoploits! Kick? What mother? Whose
porter? Which pair? Why namely coon? But our undilligence has
been plutherotested so enough of such porterblack lowneess, too
base for printink! Perpending that Putterick O'Purcell pulls the
coald stoane out of Winterwater's and Silder Seas sing for Harreng
our Keng, sept okt nov dez John Phibbs march! We cannot, in
mercy or justice nor on the lovom for labaryntos, stay here for
the residence of our existings, discussing Tamstar Ham of Tenman's

JUSTIUS (to himother): Brawn is my name and broad is my
nature and I've breit on my brow and all's right with every feature
and I'll brune this bird or Brown Bess's bung's gone bandy.
I'm the boy to bruise and braise. Baus!

Stand forth, Nayman of Noland (for no longer will I follow
you obliquelike through the inspired form of the third person
singular and the moods and hesitensies of the deponent but address
myself to you, with the empirative of my vendettative, provocative
and out direct), stand forth, come boldly, jolly me,
move me, zwilling though I am, to laughter in your true colours
ere you be back for ever till I give you your talkingto! Shem
Macadamson, you know me and I know you and all your shemeries.
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all the morning since your last wetbed confession? I advise you
to conceal yourself, my little friend, as I have said a moment
ago and put your hands in my hands and have a nightslong
homely little confiteor about things. Let me see. It is looking
pretty black against you, we suggest, Sheem avick. You will
need all the elements in the river to clean you over it all and a
fortifine popespriestpower bull of attender to booth.

Let us pry. We thought, would and did. Cur, quicquid, ubi,
quando, quomodo, quoties, quibus auxiliis?
You were bred, fed,
fostered and fattened from holy childhood up in this two easter
island on the piejaw of hilarious heaven and roaring the other
place (plunders to night of you, blunders what's left of you, flash
as flash can!) and now, forsooth, a nogger among the blankards
of this dastard century, you have become of twosome twiminds
forenenst gods, hidden and discovered, nay, condemned fool,
anarch, egoarch, hiresiarch, you have reared your disunited kingdom
on the vacuum of your own most intensely doubtful soul.
Do you hold yourself then for some god in the manger, Shehohem,
that you will neither serve not let serve, pray nor let pray?
And here, pay the piety, must I too nerve myself to pray for the
loss of selfrespect to equip me for the horrible necessity of scandalisang
(my dear sisters, are you ready?) by sloughing off my
hope and tremors while we all swin together in the pool of Sodom?
I shall shiver for my purity while they will weepbig for
your sins. Away with covered words, new Solemonities for old
Badsheetbaths! That inharmonious detail, did you name it? Cold
caldor! Gee! Victory! Now, opprobro of underslung pipes,
johnjacobs, while yet an adolescent (what do I say?), while
still puerile in your tubsuit with buttonlegs, you got a handsome
present of a selfraising syringe and twin feeders (you know,
Monsieur Abgott, in your art of arts, to your cost as well as I do
(and don't try to hide it) the penals lots I am now poking at) and
the wheeze sort of was you should (if you were as bould a stroke
now as the curate that christened you, sonny douth-the-candle!)
repopulate the land of your birth and count up your progeny by
the hungered head and the angered thousand but you thwarted

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the wious pish of your cogodparents, soph, among countless
occasions of failing (for, said you, I will elenchate), adding to the
malice of your transgression, yes, and changing its nature, (you
see I have read your theology for you) alternating the morosity
of my delectations—a philtred love, trysting by tantrums,
small peace in ppenmark—with sensibility, sponsibility, passibility
and prostability, your lubbock's other fear pleasures of a
butler's life, even extruding your strabismal apologia, when
legibly depressed, upon defenceless paper and thereby adding to
the already unhappiness of this our popeyed world, scribblative!
—all that too with cantreds of countless catchaleens, the mannish
as many as the minneful, congested around and about you
for acres and roods and poles or perches, thick as the fluctuant
sands of Chalwador, accomplished women, indeed fully educanded,
far from being old and rich behind their dream of arrivisme,
if they have only their honour left, and not deterred by bad
weather when consumed by amorous passion, struggling to possess
themselves of your boosh, one son of Sorge for all daughters
of Anguish, solus cum sola sive cuncties cum omnibobs (I'd have
been the best man for you, myself), mutely aying for that natural
knot, debituary vases or vessels preposterous, for what would
not have cost you ten bolivars of collarwork or the price of one
ping pang, just a lilt, let us trillt, of the oldest song in the wooed
woodworld, (two-we! to-one!), accompanied by a plain gold
band! Hail! Hail! Highbosomheaving Missmisstress Morna of
the allsweetheartening bridemuredemeanour! Her eye's so gladsome
we'll all take shares in the——groom!

Sniffer of carrion, premature gravedigger, seeker of the nest
of evil in the bosom of a good word, you, who sleep at our vigil
and fast for our feast, you with your dislocated reason, have
cutely foretold, a jophet in your own absence, by blind poring
upon your many scalds and burns and blisters, impetiginous sore
and pustules, by the auspices of that raven cloud, your shade, and
by the auguries of rooks in parlament, death with every disaster,
the dynamitisation of colleagues, the reducing of records to
ashes, the levelling of all customs by blazes, the return of a lot

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of sweetempered gunpowdered didst unto dudst but it never
stphruck your mudhead's obtundity (O hell, here comes our
funeral! O pest, I'll miss the post!) that the more carrots you
chop, the more turnips you slit, the more murphies you peel, the
more onions you cry over, the more bullbeef you butch, the
more mutton you crackerhack, the more potherbs you pound,
the fiercer the fire and the longer your spoon and the harder you
gruel with more grease to your elbow the merrier fumes your
new Irish stew.

O, by the way, yes, another thing occurs to me. You let me tell
you, with the utmost politeness, were very ordinarily designed,
your birthwrong was, to fall in with Plan, as our nationals
should, as all nationists must, and do a certain office (what, I will
not tell you) in a certain holy office (nor will I say where) during
certain agonising office hours (a clerical party all to yourself) from
such a year to such an hour on such and such a date at so and
so much a week pro anno (Guinness's, may I remind, were just
agulp for you, failing in which you might have taken the scales off
boilers like any boskop of Yorek) and do your little thruppenny
bit and thus earn from the nation true thanks, right here in our
place of burden, your bourne of travail and ville of tares, where
after a divine's prodigence you drew the first watergasp in your
life, from the crib where you once was bit to the crypt you'll
be twice as shy of, same as we, long of us, alone with the colt
in the curner, where you were as popular as an armenial with
the faithful, and you set fire to my tailcoat when I hold the
paraffin smoker under yours (I hope that chimney's clear) but,
slackly shirking both your bullet and your billet, you beat it
backwards like Boulanger from Galway (but he combed the grass
against his stride) to sing us a song of alibi, (the cuthone call over
the greybounding slowrolling amplyheaving metamorphoseous
that oozy rocks parapangle their preposters with) nomad, mooner
by lamplight, antinos, shemming amid everyone's repressed
laughter to conceal your scatchophily by mating, like a thoroughpaste
prosodite, masculine monosyllables of the same numerical
mus, an Irish emigrant the wrong way out, sitting on your crooked

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sixpenny stile, an unfrillfrocked quackfriar, you (will you for
the laugh of Scheekspair just help mine with the epithet?) semisemitic
serendipitist, you (thanks, I think that describes you)
Europasianised Afferyank!

Shall we follow each others a steplonger, drowner of daggers,
whiles our liege, tilyet a stranger in the frontyard of his happiness,
is taking, (heal helper! one gob, one gap, one gulp and
gorger of all!) his refreshment?

There grew up beside you, amid our orisons of the speediest
in Novena Lodge, Novara Avenue, in Patripodium-am-Bummel,
oaf, outofwork, one remove from an unwashed savage, on his
keeping and in yours, (I pose you know why possum hides is
cause he haint the nogumtreeumption) that other, Immaculatus,
from head to foot, sir, that pure one, Altrues of other times,
he who was well known to celestine circles before he sped
aloft, our handsome young spiritual physician that was to be,
seducing every sense to selfwilling celebesty, the most winning
counterfeuille on our incomeshare lotetree, a chum of the
angelets, a youth those reporters so pettitily wanted as gamefellow
that they asked his mother for ittle earps brupper to
let him tome to Tindertarten, pease, and bing his scooter
'long and 'tend they were all real brothers in the big justright
home where Dodd lives, just to teddyfy the life out of him
and pat and pass him one with other like musk from hand to
hand, that mothersmothered model, that goodlooker with not
a flaw whose spiritual toilettes were the talk of half the town, for
sunset wear and nightfallen use and daybroken donning and
nooncheon showing and the very thing for teasetime, but him
you laid low with one hand one fine May morning in the Meddle
of your Might, your bosom foe, because he mussed your speller
on you or because he cut a pretty figure in the focus of your
frontispecs (not one did you slay, no, but a continent!) to find
out how his innards worked!

Ever read of that greatgrand landfather of our visionbuilders,
Baaboo, the bourgeoismeister, who thought to touch both himmels
at the punt of his risen stiffstaff and how wishywashy sank

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the waters of his thought? Ever thought of that hereticalist Marcon
and the two scissymaidies and how bulkily he shat the Ructions
gunorrhal? Ever hear of that foxy, that lupo and that monkax
and the virgin heir of the Morrisons, eh, blethering ape?

Malingerer in luxury, collector general, what has Your Lowness
done in the mealtime with all the hamilkcars of cooked
vegetables, the hatfuls of stewed fruit, the suitcases of coddled
ales, the Parish funds, me schamer, man, that you kittycoaxed so
flexibly out of charitable butteries by yowling heavy with a
hollow voice drop of your horrible awful poverty of mind so as
you couldn't even pledge a crown of Thorne's to pawn a coat
off Trevi's and as how you was bad no end, so you was, so whelp
you Sinner Pitre and Sinner Poule, with the chicken's gape and
pas mal de siècle, which, by the by, Reynaldo, is the ordinary
emetic French for grenadier's drip. To let you have your plank
and your bonewash (O the hastroubles you lost!), to give you
your pound of platinum and a thousand thongs a year (O, you
were excruciated, in honour bound to the cross of your own
cruelfiction!) to let you have your Sarday spree and holinight sleep
(fame would come to you twixt a sleep and a wake) and leave to
lie till Paraskivee and the cockcock crows for Danmark. (O
Jonathan, your estomach!) The simian has no sentiment secretions
but weep cataracts for all me, Pain the Shamman! Oft in
the smelly night will they wallow for a clutch of the famished
hand, I say, them bearded jezabelles you hired to rob you, while
on your sodden straw impolitely you encored (Airish and nawboggaleesh!)
those hornmade ivory dreams you reved of the
Ruth you called your companionate, a beauty from the bible, of
the flushpots of Euston and the hanging garments of Marylebone.
But the dormer moonshee smiled selene and the lightthrowers
knickered: who's whinging we? Comport yourself,
you inconsistency! Where is that little alimony nestegg against
our predictable rainy day? Is it not the fact (gainsay me, cakeeater!)
that, while whistlewhirling your crazy elegies around
Templetombmount joyntstone, (let him pass, pleasegoodjesusalem,
in a bundle of straw, he was balbettised after haymaking)

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you squandered among underlings the overload of
your extravagance and made a hottentot of dulpeners crawsick
with your crumbs? Am I not right? Yes? Yes? Yes? Holy wax
and holifer! Don't tell me, Leon of the fold, that you are not a
loanshark! Look up, old sooty, be advised by mux and take your
medicine. The Good Doctor mulled it. Mix it twice before repastures
and powder three times a day. It does marvels for your
gripins and it's fine for the solitary worm.

Let me finish! Just a little judas tonic, my ghem of all jokes, to
make you go green in the gazer. Do you hear what I'm seeing,
hammet? And remember that golden silence gives consent, Mr
Anklegazer! Cease to be civil, learn to say nay! Whisht! Come
here, Herr Studiosus, till I tell you a wig in your ear. We'll do a
whisper drive, for if the barishnyas got a twitter of it they'd tell
the housetops and then all Cadbury would go crackers. Look!
Do you see your dial in the rockingglass? Look well! Bend down
a stigmy till I! It's secret! Iggri, I say, the booseleers! I had it
from Lamppost Shawe. And he had it from the Mullah. And Mull
took it from a Bluecoat schooler. And Gay Socks jot it from
Potapheu's wife. And Rantipoll tipped the wink from old Mrs
Tinbullet. And as for she was confussed by pro-Brother Thacolicus.
And the good brother feels he would need to defecate
you. And the Flimsy Follettes are simply beside each other.
And Kelly, Kenny and Keogh are up up and in arms. That a
cross may crush me if I refuse to believe in it. That I may rock
anchor through the ages if I hope it's not true. That the host
may choke me if I beneighbour you without my charity! Sh!
Shem, you are. Sh! You are mad!

He points the deathbone and the quick are still. Insomnia,
somnia somniorum. Awmawm.

MERCIUS (of hisself): Domine vopiscus! My fault, his fault,
a kingship through a fault! Pariah, cannibal Cain, I who oathily
forswore the womb that bore you and the paps I sometimes
sucked, you who ever since have been one black mass of jigs and
jimjams, haunted by a convulsionary sense of not having been
or being all that I might have been or you meant to becoming,

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bewailing like a man that innocence which I could not defend
like a woman, lo, you there, Cathmon-Carbery, and thank Movies
from the innermost depths of my still attrite heart, Wherein
the days of youyouth are evermixed mimine, now ere the compline
hour of being alone athands itself and a puff or so before
we yield our spiritus to the wind, for (though that royal one
has not yet drunk a gouttelette from his consummation and the
flowerpot on the pole, the spaniel pack and their quarry, retainers
and the public house proprietor have not budged a millimetre
and all that has been done has yet to be done and done again,
when's day's woe, and lo, you're doomed, joyday dawns and,
la, you dominate) it is to you, firstborn and firstfruit of woe, to
me, branded sheep, pick of the wasterpaperbaskel, by the
tremours of Thundery and Ulerin's dogstar, you alone, windblasted
tree of the knowledge of beautiful andevil, ay, clothed
upon with the metuor and shimmering like the horescens, astro-
glodynamonologos, the child of Nilfit's father, blzb, to me
unseen blusher in an obscene coalhole, the cubilibum of your
secret sigh, dweller in the downandoutermost where voice only
of the dead may come, because ye left from me, because ye
laughed on me, because, O me lonly son, ye are forgetting me!,
that our turfbrown mummy is acoming, alpilla, beltilla, ciltilla,
deltilla, running with her tidings, old the news of the great big
world, sonnies had a scrap, woewoewoe! bab's baby walks at
seven months, waywayway! bride leaves her raid at Punchestime,
stud stoned before a racecourseful, two belles that make the
one appeal, dry yanks will visit old sod, and fourtiered skirts
are up, mesdames, while Parimiknie wears popular short legs,
and twelve hows to mix a tipsy wake, did ye hear, colt Cooney?
did ye ever, filly Fortescue? with a beck, with a spring, all her
rillringlets shaking, rocks drops in her tachie, tramtokens in
her hair, all waived to a point and then all inuendation, little
oldfashioned mummy, little wonderful mummy, ducking under
bridges, bellhopping the weirs, dodging by a bit of bog, rapidshooting
round the bends, by Tallaght's green hills and the
pools of the phooka and a place they call it Blessington and

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slipping sly by Sallynoggin, as happy as the day is wet, babbling,
bubbling, chattering to herself, deloothering the fields on
their elbows leaning with the sloothering slide of her, giddygaddy,
grannyma, gossipaceous Anna Livia.

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tell me all about
Anna Livia! I want to hear all

about Anna Livia. Well, you know Anna Livia? Yes, of course,
we all know Anna Livia. Tell me all. Tell me now. You'll die
when you hear. Well, you know, when the old cheb went futt
and did what you know. Yes, I know, go on. Wash quit and
don't be dabbling. Tuck up your sleeves and loosen your talktapes.
And don't butt me—hike!—when you bend. Or whatever
it was they threed to make out he thried to two in the
Fiendish park. He's an awful old reppe. Look at the shirt of him!
Look at the dirt of it! He has all my water black on me. And it
steeping and stuping since this time last wik. How many goes
is it I wonder I washed it? I know by heart the places he likes to
saale, duddurty devil! Scorching my hand and starving my famine
to make his private linen public. Wallop it well with your
battle and clean it. My wrists are wrusty rubbing the mouldaw
stains. And the dneepers of wet and the gangres of sin in it! What
was it he did a tail at all on Animal Sendai? And how long was
he under loch and neagh? It was put in the newses what he did,
nicies and priers, the King fierceas Humphrey, with illysus distilling,
exploits and all. But toms will till. I know he well. Temp
untamed will hist for no man. As you spring so shall you neap.
O, the roughty old rappe! Minxing marrage and making loof.

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Reeve Gootch was right and Reeve Drughad was sinistrous! And
the cut of him! And the strut of him! How he used to hold his
head as high as a howeth, the famous eld duke alien, with a hump
of grandeur on him like a walking wiesel rat. And his derry's
own drawl and his corksown blather and his doubling stutter
and his gullaway swank. Ask Lictor Hackett or Lector Reade
of Garda Growley or the Boy with the Billyclub. How elster is
he a called at all? Qu'appelle? Huges Caput Earlyfouler. Or
where was he born or how was he found? Urgothland, Tvistown
on the Kattekat? New Hunshire, Concord on the Merrimake?
Who blocksmitt her saft anvil or yelled lep to her pail? Was her
banns never loosened in Adam and Eve's or were him and her
but captain spliced? For mine ether duck I thee drake. And by
my wildgaze I thee gander. Flowey and Mount on the brink of
time makes wishes and fears for a happy isthmass. She can show
all her lines, with love, license to play. And if they don't remarry
that hook and eye may! O, passmore that and oxus another! Don
Dom Dombdomb and his wee follyo! Was his help inshored in
the Stork and Pelican against bungelars, flu and third risk parties?
I heard he dug good tin with his doll, delvan first and duvlin
after, when he raped her home, Sabrine asthore, in a parakeet's
cage, by dredgerous lands and devious delts, playing catched and
mythed with the gleam of her shadda, (if a flic had been there to
pop up and pepper him!) past auld min's manse and Maisons
Allfou and the rest of incurables and the last of immurables, the
quaggy waag for stumbling. Who sold you that jackalantern's
tale? Pemmican's pasty pie! Not a grasshoop to ring her, not an
antsgrain of ore. In a gabbard he barqued it, the boat of life,
from the harbourless Ivernikan Okean, till he spied the loom of
his landfall and he loosed two croakers from under his tilt, the
gran Phenician rover. By the smell of her kelp they made the
pigeonhouse. Like fun they did! But where was Himself, the
timoneer? That marchantman he suivied their scutties right over
the wash, his cameleer's burnous breezing up on him, till with
his runagate bowmpriss he roade and borst her bar. Pilcomayo!
Suchcaughtawan! And the whale's away with the grayling! Tune

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your pipes and fall ahumming, you born ijypt, and you're nothing
short of one! Well, ptellomey soon and curb your escumo.
When they saw him shoot swift up her sheba sheath, like any
gay lord salomon, her bulls they were ruhring, surfed with
spree. Boyarka buah! Boyana bueh! He erned his lille Bunbath
hard, our staly bred, the trader. He did. Look at here. In this wet
of his prow. Don't you know he was kaldt a bairn of the brine,
Wasserbourne the waterbaby? Havemmarea, so he was! H.C.E.
has a codfisck ee. Shyr she's nearly as badher as him herself.
Who? Anna Livia? Ay, Anna Livia. Do you know she was calling
bakvandets sals from all around, nyumba noo, chamba choo,
to go in till him, her erring cheef, and tickle the pontiff aisy-oisy?
She was? Gota pot! Yssel that the limmat? As El Negro winced
when he wonced in La Plate. O, tell me all I want to hear, how
loft she was lift a laddery dextro! A coneywink after the bunting
fell. Letting on she didn't care, sina feza, me absantee, him man
in passession, the proxenete! Proxenete and phwhat is phthat?
Emme for your reussischer Honddu jarkon! Tell us in franca
langua. And call a spate a spate. Did they never sharee you ebro
at skol, you antiabecedarian? It's just the same as if I was to go
par examplum now in conservancy's cause out of telekinesis and
proxenete you. For coxyt sake and is that what she is? Botlettle
I thought she'd act that loa. Didn't you spot her in her windaug,
wubbling up on an osiery chair, with a meusic before her all
cunniform letters, pretending to ribble a reedy derg on a fiddle
she bogans without a band on? Sure she can't fiddan a dee, with
bow or abandon! Sure, she can't! Tista suck. Well, I never now
heard the like of that! Tell me moher. Tell me moatst. Well, old
Humber was as glommen as grampus, with the tares at his thor
and the buboes for ages and neither bowman nor shot abroad and
bales allbrant on the crests of rockies and nera lamp in kitchen or
church and giant's holes in Grafton's causeway and deathcap
mushrooms round Funglus grave and the great tribune's barrow
all darnels occumule, sittang sambre on his sett, drammen and
drommen, usking queasy quizzers of his ruful continence, his
childlinen scarf to encourage his obsequies where he'd check their

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debths in that mormon's thames, be questing and handsetl, hop,
step and a deepend, with his berths in their toiling moil, his swallower
open from swolf to fore and the snipes of the gutter pecking
his crocs, hungerstriking all alone and holding doomsdag over
hunselv, dreeing his weird, with his dander up, and his fringe
combed over his eygs and droming on loft till the sight of the
sternes, after zwarthy kowse and weedy broeks and the tits of
buddy and the loits of pest and to peer was Parish worth thette
mess. You'd think all was dodo belonging to him how he durmed
adranse in durance vaal. He had been belching for severn years.
And there she was, Anna Livia, she darent catch a winkle of
sleep, purling around like a chit of a child, Wendawanda, a fingerthick,
in a Lapsummer skirt and damazon cheeks, for to ishim
bonzour to her dear dubber Dan. With neuphraties and sault
from his maggias. And an odd time she'd cook him up blooms
of fisk and lay to his heartsfoot her meddery eygs, yayis, and
staynish beacons on toasc and a cupenhave so weeshywashy of
Greenland's tay or a dzoupgan of Kaffue mokau an sable or
Sikiang sukry or his ale of ferns in trueart pewter and a shinkobread
(hamjambo, bana?) for to plaise that man hog stay his
stomicker till her pyrraknees shrunk to nutmeg graters while her
togglejoints shuck with goyt and as rash as she'd russ with her
peakload of vivers up on her sieve (metauwero rage it swales and
rieses) my hardey Hek he'd kast them frome him, with a stour
of scorn, as much as to say you sow and you sozh, and if he didn't
peg the platteau on her tawe, believe you me, she was safe
enough. And then she'd esk to vistule a hymn, The Heart Bowed
or The Rakes of Mallow or Chelli Michele's La Calumnia è
un Vermicelli
or a balfy bit ov old Jo Robidson. Sucho fuffing a
fifeing 'twould cut you in two! She'd bate the hen that crowed
on the turrace of Babbel. What harm if she knew how to cockle
her mouth! And not a mag out of Hum no more than out of the
mangle weight. Is that a faith? That's the fact. Then riding the
ricka and roya romanche, Annona, gebroren aroostokrat Nivia,
dochter of Sense and Art, with Sparks' pirryphlickathims funkling
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while the prom beauties sreeked nith their bearers' skins!—in
a period gown of changeable jade that would robe the wood of
two cardinals' chairs and crush poor Cullen and smother MacCabe.
O blazerskate! Theirs porpor patches! And brahming to
him down the feedchute, with her femtyfyx kinds of fondling
endings, the poother rambling off her nose: Vuggybarney,
Wickerymandy! Hello, ducky, please don't die!
Do you know
what she started cheeping after, with a choicey voicey like waterglucks
or Madame Delba to Romeoreszk? You'll never guess.
Tell me. Tell me. Phoebe, dearest, tell, O tell me and I loved you
better nor you knew
. And letting on hoon var daft about the warbly
sangs from over holmen: High hellskirt saw ladies hensmoker lilyhung
: and soay and soan and so firth and so forth in a tone
sonora and Oom Bothar below like Bheri-Bheri in his sandy
cloak, so umvolosy, as deaf as a yawn, the stult! Go away! Poor
deef old deary! Yare only teasing! Anna Liv? As chalk is my
judge! And didn't she up in sorgues and go and trot doon and
stand in her douro, puffing her old dudheen, and every shirvant
siligirl or wensum farmerette walking the pilend roads, Sawy,
Fundally, Daery or Maery, Milucre, Awny or Graw, usedn't she
make her a simp or sign to slip inside by the sullyport? You don't
say, the sillypost? Bedouix but I do! Calling them in, one by one
(To Blockbeddum here! Here the Shoebenacaddie!) and legging
a jig or so on the sihl to show them how to shake their benders
and the dainty how to bring to mind the gladdest garments out
of sight and all the way of a maid with a man and making a sort
of a cackling noise like two and a penny or half a crown and holding
up a silliver shiner. Lordy, lordy, did she so? Well, of all the
ones ever I heard! Throwing all the neiss little whores in the
world at him! To inny captured wench you wish of no matter
what sex of pleissful ways two adda tammar a lizzy a lossie to
hug and hab haven in Humpy's apron!

And what was the wyerye rima she made! Odet! Odet! Tell
me the trent of it while I'm lathering hail out of Denis Florence
MacCarthy's combies. Rise it, flut ye, pian piena! I'm dying
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that was writ by one and rede by two and trouved by a poule in
the parco! I can see that, I see you are. How does it tummel?
Listen now. Are you listening? Yes, yes! Idneed I am! Tarn your
ore ouse! Essonne inne!

By earth and the cloudy but I badly want a brandnew bankside,
bedamp and I do, and a plumper at that!

For the putty affair I have is wore out, so it is, sitting, yaping and
waiting for my old Dane hodder dodderer, my life in death companion,
my frugal key of our larder, my much-altered camel's hump, my
jointspoiler, my maymoon's honey, my fool to the last Decemberer,
to wake himself out of his winter's doze and bore me down like he
used to.

Is there irwell a lord of the manor or a knight of the shire at strike,
I wonder, that'd dip me a dace or two in cash for washing and
darning his worshipful socks for him now we're run out of horsebrose
and milk?

Only for my short Brittas bed made's as snug as it smells it's
out I'd lep and off with me to the slobs della Tolka or the plage au
Clontarf to feale the gay aire of my salt troublin bay and the race
of the saywint up me ambushure.

Onon! Onon! tell me more. Tell me every tiny teign. I want
to know every single ingul. Down to what made the potters fly
into jagsthole. And why were the vesles vet. That homa fever's
winning me wome. If a mahun of the horse but hard me! We'd
be bundukiboi meet askarigal. Well, now comes the hazelhatchery
part. After Clondalkin the Kings's Inns. We'll soon be
there with the freshet. How many aleveens had she in tool? I can't
rightly rede you that. Close only knows. Some say she had three
figures to fill and confined herself to a hundred eleven, wan bywan
bywan, making meanacuminamoyas. Olaph lamm et, all that
pack? We won't have room in the kirkeyaard. She can't remember
half of the cradlenames she smacked on them by the grace of her
boxing bishop's infallible slipper, the cane for Kund and abbles for
Eyolf and ayther nayther for Yakov Yea. A hundred and how?
They did well to rechristien her Pluhurabelle. O loreley! What a
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more and merrier, twills and trills, sparefours and spoilfives, nordsihkes
and sudsevers and ayes and neins to a litter. Grandfarthring
nap and Messamisery and the knave of all knaves and the joker.
Heehaw! She must have been a gadabount in her day, so she
must, more than most. Shoal she was, gidgad. She had a flewmen
of her owen. Then a toss nare scared that lass, so aimai moe,
that's agapo! Tell me, tell me, how cam she camlin through all
her fellows, the neckar she was, the diveline? Casting her perils
before our swains from Fonte-in-Monte to Tidingtown and
from Tidingtown tilhavet. Linking one and knocking the next,
tapting a flank and tipting a jutty and palling in and pietaring
out and clyding by on her eastway. Waiwhou was the first thurever
burst? Someone he was, whuebra they were, in a tactic attack
or in single combat. Tinker, tilar, souldrer, salor, Pieman Peace
or Polistaman. That's the thing I'm elwys on edge to esk. Push
up and push vardar and come to uphill headquarters! Was it
waterlows year, after Grattan or Flood, or when maids were in
Arc or when three stood hosting? Fidaris will find where the
Doubt arises like Nieman from Nirgends found the Nihil. Worry
you sighin foh, Albern, O Anser? Untie the gemman's fistiknots,
Qvic and Nuancee! She can't put her hand on him for the moment.
Tez thelon langlo, walking weary! Such a loon waybashwards
to row! She sid herself she hardly knows whuon the annals
her graveller was, a dynast of Leinster, a wolf of the sea, or what
he did or how blyth she played or how, when, why, where and
who offon he jumpnad her and how it was gave her away. She
was just a young thin pale soft shy slim slip of a thing then,
sauntering, by silvamoonlake and he was a heavy trudging
lurching lieabroad of a Curraghman, making his hay for whose
sun to shine on, as tough as the oaktrees (peats be with them!)
used to rustle that time down by the dykes of killing Kildare,
for forstfellfoss with a plash across her. She thought she's sankh
neathe the ground with nymphant shame when he gave her the
tigris eye! O happy fault! Me wish it was he! You're wrong there,
corribly wrong! Tisn't only tonight you're anacheronistic! It
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Wickenlow, garden of Erin, before she ever dreamt she'd lave
Kilbride and go foaming under Horsepass bridge, with the great
southerwestern windstorming her traces and the midland's grainwaster
asarch for her track, to wend her ways byandby, robecca
or worse, to spin and to grind, to swab and to thrash, for all her
golden lifey in the barleyfields and pennylotts of Humphrey's
fordofhurdlestown and lie with a landleaper, wellingtonorseher.
Alesse, the lagos of girly days! For the dove of the dunas! Wasut?
Izod? Are you sarthin suir? Not where the Finn fits into the
Mourne, not where the Nore takes lieve of Blœm, not where the
Braye divarts the Farer, not where the Moy changez her minds
twixt Cullin and Conn tween Cunn and Collin? Or where Neptune
sculled and Tritonville rowed and leandros three bumped heroines
two? Neya, narev, nen, nonni, nos! Then whereabouts in Ow and
Ovoca? Was it yst with wyst or Lucan Yokan or where the hand
of man has never set foot? Dell me where, the fairy ferse time! I
will if you listen. You know the dinkel dale of Luggelaw? Well,
there once dwelt a local heremite, Michael Arklow was his riverend
name, (with many a sigh I aspersed his lavabibs!) and one
venersderg in junojuly, oso sweet and so cool and so limber she
looked, Nance the Nixie, Nanon L'Escaut, in the silence, of the sycomores,
all listening, the kindling curves you simply can't stop
feeling, he plunged both of his newly anointed hands, the core of
his cushlas, in her singimari saffron strumans of hair, parting them
and soothing her and mingling it, that was deepdark and ample
like this red bog at sundown. By that Vale Vowclose's lucydlac,
the reignbeau's heavenarches arronged orranged her. Afrothdizzying
galbs, her enamelled eyes indergoading him on to the
vierge violetian. Wish a wish! Why a why? Mavro! Letty Lerck's
lafing light throw those laurals now on her daphdaph teasesong
petrock. Maass! But the majik wavus has elfun anon meshes.
And Simba the Slayer of his Oga is slewd. He cuddle not help
himself, thurso that hot on him, he had to forget the monk in
the man so, rubbing her up and smoothing her down, he baised
his lippes in smiling mood, kiss akiss after kisokushk (as he
warned her niver to, niver to, nevar) on Anna-na-Poghue's of

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the freckled forehead. While you'd parse secheressa she hielt her
souff'. But she ruz two feet hire in her aisne aestumation. And
steppes on stilts ever since. That was kissuahealing with bantur
for balm! O, wasn't he the bold priest? And wasn't she the
naughty Livvy? Nautic Naama's now her navn. Two lads in
scoutsch breeches went through her before that, Barefoot Burn
and Wallowme Wade, Lugnaquillia's noblesse pickts, before she
had a hint of a hair at her fanny to hide or a bossom to tempt a
birch canoedler not to mention a bulgic porterhouse barge. And
ere that again, leada, laida, all unraidy, too faint to buoy the
fairiest rider, too frail to flirt with a cygnet's plume, she was licked
by a hound, Chirripa-Chirruta, while poing her pee, pure and
simple, on the spur of the hill in old Kippure, in birdsong and
shearingtime, but first of all, worst of all, the wiggly livvly, she
sideslipped out by a gap in the Devil's glen while Sally her nurse
was sound asleep in a sloot and, feefee fiefie, fell over a spillway
before she found her stride and lay and wriggled in all the stagnant
black pools of rainy under a fallow coo and she laughed
innocefree with her limbs aloft and a whole drove of maiden
hawthorns blushing and looking askance upon her.

Drop me the sound of the findhorn's name, Mtu or Mti, sombogger
was wisness. And drip me why in the flenders was she
frickled. And trickle me through was she marcellewaved or was
it weirdly a wig she wore. And whitside did they droop their
glows in their florry, aback to wist or affront to sea? In fear to
hear the dear so near or longing loth and loathing longing? Are
you in the swim or are you out? O go in, go on, go an! I mean
about what you know. I know right well what you mean. Rother!
You'd like the coifs and guimpes, snouty, and me to do the
greasy jub on old Veronica's wipers. What am I rancing now
and I'll thank you? Is it a pinny or is it a surplice? Arran, where's
your nose? And where's the starch? That's not the vesdre benediction
smell. I can tell from here by their eau de Colo and the
scent of her oder they're Mrs Magrath's. And you ought to have
aird them. They've moist come off her. Creases in silk they
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Through her catchment ring she freed them easy, with her hips'
hurrahs for her knees'dontelleries. The only parr with frills in
old the plain. So they are, I declare! Welland well! If tomorrow
keeps fine who'll come tripping to sightsee? How'll? Ask me
next what I haven't got! The Belvedarean exhibitioners. In their
cruisery caps and oarsclub colours. What hoo, they band! And
what hoa, they buck! And here is her nubilee letters too. Ellis
on quay in scarlet thread. Linked for the world on a flushcaloured
field. Annan exe after to show they're not Laura Keown's.
O, may the diabolo twisk your seifety pin! You child of
Mammon, Kinsella's Lilith! Now who has been tearing the leg
of her drawars on her? Which leg is it? The one with the bells
on it. Rinse them out and aston along with you! Where did I
stop? Never stop! Continuarration! You're not there yet. I
amstel waiting. Garonne, garonne!

Well, after it was put in the Mericy Cordial Mendicants' Sitterdag-
Zindeh-Munaday Wakeschrift (for once they sullied their
white kidloves, chewing cuds after their dinners of cheeckin and
beggin, with their show us it here and their mind out of that and
their when you're quite finished with the reading matarial), even
the snee that snowdon his hearing hair had a skunner against
him. Thaw, thaw, sava, savuto! Score Her Chuff Exsquire!
Everywhere erriff you went and every bung you arver dropped
into, in cit or suburb or in addled areas, the Rose and Bottle or
Phoenix Tavern or Power's Inn or Jude's Hotel or wherever you
scoured the countryside from Nannywater to Vartryville or from
Porta Lateen to the lootin quarter you found his ikom etsched
tipside down or the cornerboys cammocking his guy and Morris
the Man, with the role of a royss in his turgos the turrible, (Evro-
peahahn cheic house, unskimmed sooit and yahoort, hamman
now cheekmee, Ahdahm this way make, Fatima, half turn!)
reeling and railing round the local as the peihos piped und ubanjees
twanged, with oddfellow's triple tiara busby rotundarinking
round his scalp. Like Pate-by-the-Neva or Pete-over-Meer. This
is the Hausman all paven and stoned, that cribbed the Cabin that
never was owned that cocked his leg and hennad his Egg. And

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the mauldrin rabble around him in areopage, fracassing a great
bingkan cagnan with their timpan crowders. Mind your Grimmfather!
Think of your Ma! Hing the Hong is his jove's hangnomen!
Lilt a bolero, bulling a law! She swore on croststyx nyne
wyndabouts she's be level with all the snags of them yet. Par the
Vulnerable Virgin's Mary del Dame! So she said to herself she'd
frame a plan to fake a shine, the mischiefmaker, the like of it you
niever heard. What plan? Tell me quick and dongu so crould!
What the meurther did she mague? Well, she bergened a zakbag,
a shammy mailsack, with the lend of a loan of the light of his
lampion, off one of her swapsons, Shaun the Post, and then she
went and consulted her chapboucqs, old Mot Moore, Casey's
Euclid and the Fashion Display and made herself tidal to join
in the mascarete. O gig goggle of gigguels. I can't tell you how!
It's too screaming to rizo, rabbit it all! Minneha, minnehi minaaehe,
minneho! O but you must, you must really! Make my hear
it gurgle gurgle, like the farest gargle gargle in the dusky dirgle
dargle! By the holy well of Mulhuddart I swear I'd pledge my
chanza getting to heaven through Tirry and Killy's mount of
impiety to hear it all, aviary word! O, leave me my faculties,
woman, a while! If you don't like my story get out of the punt.
Well, have it your own way, so. Here, sit down and do as you're
bid. Take my stroke and bend to your bow. Forward in and pull
your overthepoise! Lisp it slaney and crisp it quiet. Deel me longsome.
Tongue your time now. Breathe thet deep. Thouat's the
fairway. Hurry slow and scheldt you go. Lynd us your blessed
ashes here till I scrub the canon's underpants. Flow now. Ower
more. And pooleypooley.

First she let her hair fal and down it flussed to her feet its
teviots winding coils. Then, mothernaked, she sampood herself
with galawater and fraguant pistania mud, wupper and lauar,
from crown to sole. Next she greesed the groove of her keel,
warthes and wears and mole and itcher, with antifouling butterscatch
and turfentide and serpenthyme and with leafmould she
ushered round prunella isles and eslats dun, quincecunct, allover
her little mary. Peeld gold of waxwork her jellybelly and her

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grains of incense anguille bronze. And after that she wove a garland
for her hair. She pleated it. She plaited it. Of meadowgrass
and riverflags, the bulrush and waterweed, and of fallen griefs of
weeping willow. Then she made her bracelets and her anklets
and her armlets and a jetty amulet for necklace of clicking cobbles
and pattering pebbles and rumbledown rubble, richmond and
rehr, of Irish rhunerhinerstones and shellmarble bangles. That
done, a dawk of smut to her airy ey, Annushka Lutetiavitch
Pufflovah, and the lellipos cream to her lippeleens and the pick
of the paintbox for her pommettes, from strawbirry reds to
extra violates, and she sendred her boudeloire maids to His
Affluence, Ciliegia Grande and Kirschie Real, the two chirsines,
with respecks from his missus, seepy and sewery, and a request
might she passe of him for a minnikin. A call to pay and light a
taper, in Brie-on-Arrosa, back in a sprizzling. The cock striking
mine, the stalls bridely sign, there's Zambosy waiting for Me!
She said she wouldn't be half her length away. Then, then, as
soon as the lump his back was turned, with her mealiebag slang
over her shulder, Anna Livia, oysterface, forth of her bassein

Describe her! Hustle along, why can't you? Spitz on the iern
while it's hot. I wouldn't miss her for irthing on nerthe. Not for
the lucre of lomba strait. Oceans of Gaud, I mosel hear that!
Ogowe presta! Leste, before Julia sees her! Ishekarry and washemeskad,
the carishy caratimaney? Whole lady fair? Duodecimoroon?
Bon a ventura? Malagassy? What had she on, the liddel oud
oddity? How much did she scallop, harness and weights? Here
she is, Amnisty Ann! Call her calamity electrifies man.

No electress at all but old Moppa Necessity, angin mother of
injons. I'll tell you a test. But you must sit still. Will you hold
your peace and listen well to what I am going to say now? It
might have been ten or twenty to one of the night of Allclose or
the nexth of April when the flip of her hoogly igloo flappered and
out toetippit a bushman woman, the dearest little moma ever
you saw, nodding around her, all smiles, with ems of embarras
and aues to awe, between two ages, a judyqueen, not up to your

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elb. Quick, look at her cute and saise her quirk for the bicker she
lives the slicker she grows. Save us and tagus! No more? Werra
where in ourthe did you ever pick a Lambay chop as big as a
battering ram? Ay, you're right. I'm epte to forgetting, Like
Liviam Liddle did Loveme Long. The linth of my hough, I say!
She wore a ploughboy's nailstudded clogs, a pair of ploughfields
in themselves: a sugarloaf hat with a gaudyquiviry peak and a
band of gorse for an arnoment and a hundred streamers dancing
off it and a guildered pin to pierce it: owlglassy bicycles boggled
her eyes: and a fishnetzeveil for the sun not to spoil the wrinklings
of her hydeaspects: potatorings boucled the loose laubes of her
laudsnarers: her nude cuba stockings were salmospotspeckled: she
sported a galligo shimmy of hazevaipar tinto that never was fast
till it ran in the washing: stout stays, the rivals, lined her length:
her bloodorange bockknickers, a two in one garment, showed
natural nigger boggers, fancyfastened, free to undo: her blackstripe
tan joseph was sequansewn and teddybearlined, with wavy
rushgreen epaulettes and a leadown here and there of royal
swansruff: a brace of gaspers stuck in her hayrope garters: her
civvy codroy coat with alpheubett buttons was boundaried round
with a twobar tunnel belt: a fourpenny bit in each pocketside
weighed her safe from the blowaway windrush; she had a clothespeg
tight astride on her joki's nose and she kep on grinding a
sommething quaint in her fiumy mouth and the rrreke of the
fluve of the tail of the gawan of her snuffdrab siouler's skirt
trailed ffiffty odd Irish miles behind her lungarhodes.

Hellsbells, I'm sorry I missed her! Sweet gumptyum and nobody
fainted! But in whelk of her mouths? Was her naze alight?
Everyone that saw her said the dowce little delia looked a bit
queer. Lotsy trotsy, mind the poddle! Missus, be good and don't
fol in the say! Fenny poor hex she must have charred. Kickhams
a frumpier ever you saw! Making mush mullet's eyes at her boys
dobelon. And they crowned her their chariton queen, all the
maids. Of the may? You don't say! Well for her she couldn't
see herself. I recknitz wharfore the darling murrayed her mirror.
She did? Mersey me! There was a koros of drouthdropping surfacemen,

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boomslanging and plugchewing, fruiteyeing and flowerfeeding,
in contemplation of the fluctuation and the undification
of her filimentation, lolling and leasing on North Lazers' Waal
all eelfare week by the Jukar Yoick's and as soon as they saw her
meander by that marritime way in her grasswinter's weeds and
twigged who was under her archdeaconess bonnet, Avondale's
fish and Clarence's poison, sedges an to aneber, Wit-upon-Crutches
to Master Bates: Between our two southsates and the
granite they're warming, or her face has been lifted or Alp has doped!

But what was the game in her mixed baggyrhatty? Just the
tembo in her tumbo or pilipili from her pepperpot? Saas and
taas and specis bizaas. And where in thunder did she plunder?
Fore the battle or efter the ball? I want to get it frisk from the
soorce. I aubette my bearb it's worth while poaching on! Shake
it up, do, do! That's a good old son of a ditch! I promise I'll
make it worth your while. And I don't mean maybe. Nor yet
with a goodfor. Spey me pruth and I'll tale you true.

Well, arundgirond in a waveney lyne aringarouma she pattered
and swung and sidled, dribbling her boulder through narrowa
mosses, the diliskydrear on our drier side and the vilde vetchvine
agin us, curara here, careero there, not knowing which medway
or weser to strike it, edereider, making chattahoochee all to her
ain chichiu, like Santa Claus at the cree of the pale and puny,
nistling to hear for their tiny hearties, her arms encircling Isolabella,
then running with reconciled Romas and Reims, on like a
lech to be off like a dart, then bathing Dirty Hans' spatters with
spittle, with a Christmas box apiece for aisch and iveryone of her
childer, the birthday gifts they dreamt they gabe her, the spoiled
she fleetly laid at our door! On the matt, by the pourch and inunder
the cellar. The rivulets ran aflod to see, the glashaboys, the
pollynooties. Out of the paunschaup on to the pyre. And they all
about her, juvenile leads and ingenuinas, from the slime of their
slums and artesaned wellings, rickets and riots, like the Smyly
boys at their vicereine's levee. Vivi vienne, little Annchen! Vielo
Anna, high life! Sing us a sula, O, susuria! Ausone sidulcis!
Hasn't she tambre! Chipping her and raising a bit of a chir or a

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jary every dive she'd neb in her culdee sacco of wabbash she
raabed and reach out her maundy meerschaundize, poor souvenir
as per ricorder and all for sore aringarung, stinkers and heelers,
laggards and primelads, her furzeborn sons and dribblederry
daughters, a thousand and one of them, and wickerpotluck for
each of them. For evil and ever. And kiks the buch. A tinker's
bann and a barrow to boil his billy for Gipsy Lee; a cartridge of
cockaleekie soup for Chummy the Guardsman; for sulky Pender's
acid nephew deltoïd drops, curiously strong; a cough and
a rattle and wildrose cheeks for poor Piccolina Petite MacFarlane;
a jigsaw puzzle of needles and pins and blankets and shins between
them for Isabel, Jezebel and Llewelyn Mmarriage; a brazen nose
and pigiron mittens for Johnny Walker Beg; a papar flag of the
saints and stripes for Kevineen O'Dea; a puffpuff for Pudge Craig
and a nightmarching hare for Techertim Tombigby; waterleg
and gumboots each for Bully Hayes and Hurricane Hartigan;
a prodigal heart and fatted calves for Buck Jones, the pride of
Clonliffe; a loaf of bread and a father's early aim for Val from
Skibereen; a jauntingcar for Larry Doolin, the Ballyclee jackeen;
a seasick trip on a government ship for Teague O'Flanagan; a
louse and trap for Jerry Coyle; slushmincepies for Andy Mackenzie;
a hairclip and clackdish for Penceless Peter; that twelve
sounds look for G. V. Brooke; a drowned doll, to face downwards
for modest Sister Anne Mortimer; altar falls for Blanchisse's
bed; Wildairs' breechettes for Magpeg Woppington; to Sue Dot
a big eye; to Sam Dash a false step; snakes in clover, picked and
scotched, and a vaticanned viper catcher's visa for Patsy Presbys;
a reiz every morning for Standfast Dick and a drop every minute
for Stumblestone Davy; scruboak beads for beatified Biddy; two
appletweed stools for Eva Mobbely; for Saara Philpot a jordan
vale tearorne; a pretty box of Pettyfib's Powder for Eileen Aruna
to whiten her teeth and outflash Helen Arhone; a whippingtop
for Eddy Lawless; for Kitty Coleraine of Butterman's Lane a
penny wise for her foolish pitcher; a putty shovel for Terry the
Puckaun; an apotamus mask for Promoter Dunne; a niester egg
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a collera morbous for Mann in the Cloack; a starr and girton for
Draper and Deane; for Will-of-the-Wisp and Barny-the-Bark two
mangolds noble to sweeden their bitters; for Oliver Bound a
way in his frey; for Seumas, thought little, a crown he feels big;
a tibertine's pile with a Congoswood cross on the back for
Sunny Twimjim; a praises be and spare me days for Brian the
Bravo; penteplenty of pity with lubilashings of lust for Olona
Lena Magdalena; for Camilla, Dromilla, Ludmilla, Mamilla, a
bucket, a packet, a book and a pillow; for Nancy Shannon a
Tuami brooch; for Dora Riparia Hopeandwater a cooling douche
and a warmingpan; a pair of Blarney braggs for Wally Meagher;
a hairpin slatepencil for Elsie Oram to scratch her toby, doing
her best with her volgar fractions; an old age pension for Betty
Bellezza; a bag of the blues for Funny Fitz; a Missa pro Messa for
Taff de Taff; Jill, the spoon of a girl, for Jack, the broth of a boy;
a Rogerson Crusoe's Friday fast for Caducus Angelus Rubiconstein;
three hundred and sixtysix poplin tyne for revery warp in
the weaver's woof for Victor Hugonot; a stiff steaded rake and
good varians muck for Kate the Cleaner; a hole in the ballad for
Hosty; two dozen of cradles for J.F.X.P. Coppinger; tenpounten
on the pop for the daulphins born with five spoiled squibs for
Infanta; a letter to last a lifetime for Maggi beyond by the ashpit;
the heftiest frozenmeat woman from Lusk to Livienbad for Felim
the Ferry; spas and speranza and symposium's syrup for decayed
and blind and gouty Gough; a change of naves and joys of ills
for Armoricus Tristram Amoor Saint Lawrence; a guillotine
shirt for Reuben Redbreast and hempen suspendeats for Brennan
on the Moor; an oakanknee for Conditor Sawyer and musquodoboits
for Great Tropical Scott; a C3 peduncle for Karmalite
Kane; a sunless map of the month, including the sword and
stamps, for Shemus O'Shaun the Post; a jackal with hide for
Browne but Nolan; a stonecold shoulder for Donn Joe Vance;
all lock and no stable for Honorbright Merreytrickx; a big drum
for Billy Dunboyne; a guilty goldeny bellows, below me blow
me, for Ida Ida and a hushaby rocker, Elletrouvetout, for Who-is-
silvier—Where-is-he?; whatever you like to swilly to swash,

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Yuinness or Yennessy, Laagen or Niger, for Festus King and
Roaring Peter and Frisky Shorty and Treacle Tom and O. B.
Behan and Sully the Thug and Master Magrath and Peter Cloran
and O'Delawarr Rossa and Nerone MacPacem and whoever you
chance to meet knocking around; and a pig's bladder balloon for
Selina Susquehanna Stakelum. But what did she give to Pruda
Ward and Katty Kanel and Peggy Quilty and Briery Brosna and
Teasy Kieran and Ena Lappin and Muriel Maassy and Zusan Camac
and Melissa Bradogue and Flora Ferns and Fauna Fox-Goodman
and Grettna Greaney and Penelope Inglesante and Lezba
Licking like Leytha Liane and Roxana Rohan with Simpatica
Sohan and Una Bina Laterza and Trina La Mesme and Philomena
O'Farrell and Irmak Elly and Josephine Foyle and Snakeshead
Lily and Fountainoy Laura and Marie Xavier Agnes Daisy
Frances de Sales Macleay? She gave them ilcka madre's daughter
a moonflower and a bloodvein: but the grapes that ripe before
reason to them that devide the vinedress. So on Izzy, her shamemaid,
love shone befond her tears as from Shem, her penmight,
life past befoul his prime.

My colonial, wardha bagful! A bakereen's dusind with tithe
tillies to boot. That's what you may call a tale of a tub! And Hibernonian
market! All that and more under one crinoline envelope
if you dare to break the porkbarrel seal. No wonder they'd
run from her pison plague. Throw us your hudson soap for the
honour of Clane! The wee taste the water left. I'll raft it back,
first thing in the marne. Merced mulde! Ay, and don't forget the
reckitts I lohaned you. You've all the swirls your side of the current.
Well, am I to blame for that if I have? Who said you're to
blame for that if you have? You're a bit on the sharp side. I'm on
the wide. Only snuffers' cornets drifts my way that the cracka
dvine chucks out of his cassock, with her estheryear's marsh
narcissus to make him recant his vanitty fair. Foul strips of his
chinook's bible I do be reading, dodwell disgustered but chickled
with chuckles at the tittles is drawn on the tattlepage. Senior ga
dito: Faciasi Omo! E omo fu fò.
Ho! Ho! Senior ga dito: Faciasi
Hidamo! Hidamo se ga facessà.
Ha! Ha! And Die Windermere

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Dichter and Lefanu (Sheridan's) old House by the Coachyard and
Mill (J.) On Woman with Ditto on the Floss. Ja, a swamp for Altmuehler
and a stone for his flossies! I know how racy they move
his wheel. My hands are blawcauld between isker and suda like
that piece of pattern chayney there, lying below. Or where is it?
Lying beside the sedge I saw it. Hoangho, my sorrow, I've lost
it! Aimihi! With that turbary water who could see? So near and
yet so far! But O, gihon! I lovat a gabber. I could listen to maure
and moravar again. Regn onder river. Flies do your float. Thick
is the life for mere.

Well, you know or don't you kennet or haven't I told you
every telling has a taling and that's the he and the she of it. Look,
look, the dusk is growing! My branches lofty are taking root.
And my cold cher's gone ashley. Fieluhr? Filou! What age is at?
It saon is late. 'Tis endless now senne eye or erewone last saw
Waterhouse's clogh. They took it asunder, I hurd thum sigh.
When will they reassemble it? O, my back, my back, my bach!
I'd want to go to Aches-les-Pains. Pingpong! There's the Belle
for Sexaloitez! And Concepta de Send-us-pray! Pang! Wring out
the clothes! Wring in the dew! Godavari, vert the showers! And
grant thaya grace! Aman. Will we spread them here now? Ay,
we will. Flip! Spread on your bank and I'll spread mine on mine.
Flep! It's what I'm doing. Spread! It's churning chill. Der went is
rising. I'll lay a few stones on the hostel sheets. A man and his bride
embraced between them. Else I'd have sprinkled and folded them
only. And I'll tie my butcher's apron here. It's suety yet. The
strollers will pass it by. Six shifts, ten kerchiefs, nine to hold to
the fire and this for the code, the convent napkins, twelve, one
baby's shawl. Good mother Jossiph knows, she said. Whose
head? Mutter snores? Deataceas! Wharnow are alle her childer,
say? In kingdome gone or power to come or gloria be to them
farther? Allalivial, allalluvial! Some here, more no more, more
again lost alla stranger. I've heard tell that same brooch of the
Shannons was married into a family in Spain. And all the Dunders
de Dunnes in Markland's Vineland beyond Brendan's herring
pool takes number nine in yangsee's hats. And one of Biddy's

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beads went bobbing till she rounded up lost histereve with a
marigold and a cobbler's candle in a side strain of a main drain
of a manzinahurries off Bachelor's Walk. But all that's left to the
last of the Meaghers in the loup of the years prefixed and between
is one kneebuckle and two hooks in the front. Do you tell me
that now? I do in troth. Orara por Orbe and poor Las Animas!
Ussa, Ulla, we're umbas all! Mezha, didn't you hear it a deluge of
times, ufer and ufer, respund to spond? You deed, you deed! I
need, I need! It's that irrawaddyng I've stoke in my aars. It all
but husheth the lethest zswound. Oronoko! What's your trouble?
Is that the great Finnleader himself in his joakimono on his statue
riding the high horse there forehengist? Father of Otters, it is
himself! Yonne there! Isset that? On Fallareen Common? You're
thinking of Astley's Amphitheayter where the bobby restrained
you making sugarstuck pouts to the ghostwhite horse of the
Peppers. Throw the cobwebs from your eyes, woman, and spread
your washing proper! It's well I know your sort of slop. Flap!
Ireland sober is Ireland stiff. Lord help you, Maria, full of grease,
the load is with me! Your prayers. I sonht zo! Madammangut!
Were you lifting your elbow, tell us, glazy cheeks, in Conway's
Carrigacurra canteen? Was I what, hobbledyhips? Flop! Your
rere gait's creakorheuman bitts your butts disagrees. Amn't I
up since the damp dawn, marthared mary allacook, with Corrigan's
pulse and varicoarse veins, my pramaxle smashed, Alice
Jane in decline and my oneeyed mongrel twice run over, soaking
and bleaching boiler rags, and sweating cold, a widow like me,
for to deck my tennis champion son, the laundryman with the
lavandier flannels? You won your limpopo limp fron the husky
hussars when Collars and Cuffs was heir to the town and your
slur gave the stink to Carlow. Holy Scamander, I sar it again!
Near the golden falls. Icis on us! Seints of light! Zezere! Subdue
your noise, you hamble creature! What is it but a blackburry
growth or the dwyergray ass them four old codgers owns. Are
you meanam Tarpey and Lyons and Gregory? I meyne now,
thank all, the four of them, and the roar of them, that draves
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them. Is that the Poolbeg flasher beyant, pharphar, or a fireboat
coasting nyar the Kishtna or a glow I behold within a hedge or
my Garry come back from the Indes? Wait till the honeying of
the lune, love! Die eve, little eve, die! We see that wonder in
your eye. We'll meet again, we'll part once more. The spot I'll
seek if the hour you'll find. My chart shines high where the blue
milk's upset. Forgivemequick, I'm going! Bubye! And you,
pluck your watch, forgetmenot. Your evenlode. So save to
jurna's end! My sights are swimming thicker on me by the shadows
to this place. I sow home slowly now by own way, moyvalley
way. Towy I too, rathmine.

Ah, but she was the queer old skeowsha anyhow, Anna Livia,
trinkettoes! And sure he was the quare old buntz too, Dear Dirty
Dumpling, foostherfather of fingalls and dotthergills. Gammer
and gaffer we're all their gangsters. Hadn't he seven dams to wive
him? And every dam had her seven crutches. And every crutch
had its seven hues. And each hue had a differing cry. Sudds for
me and supper for you and the doctor's bill for Joe John. Befor!
Bifur! He married his markets, cheap by foul, I know, like any
Etrurian Catholic Heathen, in their pinky limony creamy birnies
and their turkiss indienne mauves. But at milkidmass who was
the spouse? Then all that was was fair. Tys Elvenland! Teems of
times and happy returns. The seim anew. Ordovico or viricordo.
Anna was, Livia is, Plurabelle's to be. Northmen's thing made
southfolk's place but howmulty plurators made eachone in person?
Latin me that, my trinity scholard, out of eure sanscreed into
oure eryan! Hircus Civis Eblanensis! He had buckgoat paps on
him, soft ones for orphans. Ho, Lord! Twins of his bosom. Lord
save us! And ho! Hey? What all men. Hot? His tittering daughters
of. Whawk?

Can't hear with the waters of. The chittering waters of. Flittering
bats, fieldmice bawk talk. Ho! Are you not gone ahome?
What Thom Malone? Can't hear with bawk of bats, all thim liffeying
waters of. Ho, talk save us! My foos won't moos. I feel as old
as yonder elm. A tale told of Shaun or Shem? All Livia's daughtersons.
Dark hawks hear us. Night! Night! My ho head halls. I feel

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as heavy as yonder stone. Tell me of John or Shaun? Who were
Shem and Shaun the living sons or daughters of? Night now!
Tell me, tell me, tell me, elm! Night night! Telmetale of stem or
stone. Beside the rivering waters of, hitherandthithering waters
of. Night!


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Every evening at lighting up o'clock sharp and until further
notice in Feenichts Playhouse. (Bar and conveniences always
open, Diddlem Club douncestears.) Entrancings: gads, a scrab;
the quality, one large shilling. Newly billed for each wickeday
perfumance. Somndoze massinees. By arraignment, childream's
hours, expercatered. Jampots, rinsed porters, taken in token. With
nightly redistribution of parts and players by the puppetry producer
and daily dubbing of ghosters, with the benediction of the
Holy Genesius Archimimus and under the distinguished patronage
of their Elderships the Oldens from the four coroners of
Findrias, Murias, Gorias and Falias, Messoirs the Coarbs, Clive
Sollis, Galorius Kettle, Pobiedo Lancey and Pierre Dusort,
while the Caesar-in-Chief looks. On. Sennet. As played to the
Adelphi by the Brothers Bratislavoff (Hyrcan and Haristobulus),
after humpteen dumpteen revivals. Before all the King's Hoarsers
with all the Queen's Mum. And wordloosed over seven seas
crowdblast in cellelleneteutoslavzendlatinsoundscript. In four
tubbloids. While fern may cald us until firn make cold. The Mime
of Mick, Nick and the Maggies
, adopted from the Ballymooney
Bloodriddon Murther by Bluechin Blackdillain (authorways 'Big
Storey'), featuring:

glugg (Mr Seumas McQuillad, hear the riddles between the
robot in his dress circular and the gagster in the rogues' gallery),
the bold bad bleak boy of the storybooks, who, when the tabs go

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up, as we discover, because he knew to mutch, has been divorced
into disgrace court by

the floras (Girl Scouts from St. Bride's Finishing Establishment,
demand acidulateds), a month's bunch of pretty maidens
who, while they pick on her, their pet peeve, form with valkyrienne
licence the guard for

izod (Miss Butys Pott, ask the attendantess for a leaflet), a bewitching
blonde who dimples delightfully and is approached in
loveliness only by her grateful sister reflection in a mirror, the cloud
of the opal, who, having jilted Glugg, is being fatally fascinated by

chuff (Mr Sean O'Mailey, see the chalk and sanguine pictograph
on the safety drop), the fine frank fairhaired fellow of the
fairytales, who wrestles for tophole with the bold bad bleak boy
Glugg, geminally about caps or puds or tog bags or bog gats or
chuting rudskin gunerally or something, until they adumbrace a
pattern of somebody else or other, after which they are both carried
off the set and brought home to be well soaped, sponged and
scrubbed again by

ann (Miss Corrie Corriendo, Grischun scoula, bring the babes,
Pieder, Poder and Turtey, she mistributes mandamus monies,
after perdunamento, hendrud aloven entrees, pulcinellis must not
miss our national rooster's rag), their poor little old mother-in-lieu,
who is woman of the house, playing opposite to

hump (Mr Makeall Gone, read the sayings from Laxdalesaga
in the programme about King Ericus of Schweden and the spirit's
whispers in his magical helmet), cap-a-pipe with watch and topper,
coat, crest and supporters, the cause of all our grievances,
the whirl, the flash and the trouble, who, having partially recovered
from a recent impeachment due to egg everlasting, but
throughandthoroughly proconverted, propounded for cyclological,
is, studding sail once more, jibsheets and royals, in the
semblance of the substance for the membrance of the umbrance
with the remnance of the emblence reveiling a quemdam supercargo,
of The Rockery, Poopinheavin, engaged in entertaining
in his pilgrimst customhouse at Caherlehome-upon-Eskur those
statutory persons

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the customers (Components of the Afterhour Courses at St.
Patricius' Academy for Grownup Gentlemen, consult the annuary,
coldporters sibsuction), a bundle of a dozen of representative
locomotive civics, each inn quest of outings, who are still
more sloppily served after every cup final by

saunderson (Mr Knut Oelsvinger, Tiffsdays off, wouldntstop
in bad, imitation of flatfish, torchbearing supperaape, dud halfsovereign,
no chee daily, rolly pollsies, Glen of the Downs, the
Gugnir, his geyswerks, his earsequack, his lokistroki, o.s.v.), a
scherinsheiner and spoilcurate, unconcerned in the mystery but
under the inflounce of the milldieuw and butt of

kate (Miss Rachel Lea Varian, she tells forkings for baschfellors,
under purdah of card palmer teaput tosspot Madam d'Elta,
during the pawses), kook-and-dishdrudge, whitch believes wanthingthats,
whouse be the churchyard or whorts up the aasgaars,
the show must go on.

Time: the pressant.

With futurist onehorse balletbattle pictures and the Pageant
of Past History worked up with animal variations amid everglaning
mangrovemazes and beorbtracktors by Messrs Thud and
Blunder. Shadows by the film folk, masses by the good people.
Promptings by Elanio Vitale. Longshots, upcloses, outblacks and
stagetolets by Hexenschuss, Coachmaher, Incubone and Rocknarrag.
Creations tastefully designed by Madame Berthe Delamode.
Dances arranged by Harley Quinn and Coollimbeina.
Jests, jokes, jigs and jorums for the Wake lent from the properties
of the late cemented Mr T. M. Finnegan R.I.C. Lipmasks and
hairwigs by Ouida Nooikke. Limes and Floods by Crooker and
Toll. Kopay pibe by Kappa Pedersen. Hoed Pine hat with
twentyfour ventholes by Morgen. Bosse and stringbag from
Heteroditheroe's and All Ladies' presents. Tree taken for grafted.
Rock rent. Phenecian blends and Sourdanian doofpoosts by
Shauvesourishe and Wohntbedarft. The oakmulberryeke with
silktrick twomesh from Shop-Sowry, seedsmanchap. Grabstone
beg from General Orders Mailed. The crack (that's Cork!) by
a smoker from the gods. The interjection (Buckley!) by the firement

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in the pit. Accidental music providentially arranged by
L'Archet and Laccorde. Melodiotiosities in purefusion by the
score. To start with in the beginning, we need hirtly bemark,
a community prayer, everyone for himself, and to conclude
with as an exodus, we think it well to add, a chorale in canon,
good for us all for us all us all all. Songs betune the acts by
the ambiamphions of Annapolis, Joan MockComic, male soprano,
and Jean Souslevin, bass noble, respectively: O, Mester
Sogermon, ef thes es whot ye deux, then I'm not surpleased ye
want that bottle of Sauvequipeu and Oh Off Nunch Der Rasche
Ver Lasse Mitsch Nitscht. Till the summit scenes of climbacks
castastrophear, The Bearded Mountain (Polymop Baretherootsch),
and The River Romps to Nursery (Maidykins in Undiform).
The whole thugogmagog, including the portions understood
to be oddmitted as the results of the respective titulars
neglecting to produce themselves, to be wound up for an afterenactment
by a Magnificent Transformation Scene showing the
Radium Wedding of Neid and Moorning and the Dawn of
Peace, Pure, Perfect and Perpetual, Waking the Weary of the

An argument follows.

Chuffy was a nangel then and his soard fleshed light like likening.
Fools top! Singty, sangty, meekly loose, defendy nous from
prowlabouts. Make a shine on the curst. Emen.

But the duvlin sulph was in Glugger, that lost-to-lurning.
Punct. He was sbuffing and sputing, tussing like anisine, whipping
his eyesoult and gnatsching his teats over the brividies from
existers and the outher liubbocks of life. He halth kelchy chosen
a clayblade and makes prayses to his three of clubs. To part from
these, my corsets, is into overlusting fear. Acts of feet, hoof and
jarrety: athletes longfoot. Djowl, uphere!

Aminxt that nombre of evelings, but how pierceful in their sojest-
iveness were those first girly stirs, with zitterings of flight released
and twinglings of twitchbells in rondel after, with waverings
that made shimmershake rather naightily all the duskcended
airs and shylit beaconings from shehind hims back. Sammy, call

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on. Mirrylamb, she was shuffering all the diseasinesses of the unherd
of. Mary Louisan Shousapinas! If Arck could no more salve
his agnols from the wiles of willy wooly woolf! If all the airish
signics of her dipandump helpabit from an Father Hogam till
the Mutther Masons could not that Glugg to catch her by the
calour of her brideness! Not Rose, Sevilla nor Citronelle; not
Esmeralde, Pervinca nor Indra; not Viola even nor all of them
four themes over. But, the monthage stick in the melmelode jawr,
I am (twintomine) all thees thing. Up tighty in the front, down
again on the loose, drim and drumming on her back and a pop
from her whistle. What is that, O holytroopers? Isot givin yoe?

Up he stulpled, glee you gees, with search a fling did die near
sea, beamy owen and calmy hugh and if you what you my call for
me I will wishyoumaycull for you.

And they are met, face a facing. They are set, force to force.
And no such Copenhague-Marengo was less so fated for a fall
since in Glenasmole of Smiling Thrushes Patch Whyte passed
O'Sheen ascowl.

Arrest thee, scaldbrother! came the evangelion, sabre accusant,
from all Saint Joan's Wood to kill or maim him, and be
dumm but ill s'arrested. Et would proffer to his delected one the
his trifle from the grass.

A space. Who are you? The cat's mother. A time. What do
you lack? The look of a queen.

But what is that which is one going to prehend? Seeks, buzzling
is brains, the feinder.

The howtosayto itiswhatis hemustwhomust worden schall.
A darktongues, kunning. O theoperil! Ethiaop lore, the poor lie.
He askit of the hoothed fireshield but it was untergone into the
matthued heaven. He soughed it from the luft but that bore ne
mark ne message. He luked upon the bloomingrund where ongly
his corns were growning. At last he listed back to beckline how
she pranked alone so johntily. The skand for schooling.

With nought a wired from the wordless either.

Item. He was hardset then. He wented to go (somewhere) while
he was weeting. Utem. He wished to grieve on the good persons, that

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is the four gentlemen. Otem. And it was not a long time till he was
feeling true forim he was goodda purssia and it was short after that
he was fooling mehaunt to mehynte he was an injine ruber. Etem.
He was at his thinker's aunts to give (the four gentlemen) the
presence (of a curpse). And this is what he would be willing. He
fould the fourd; they found the hurtled stones; they fell ill with the
gravy duck: and he sod town with the roust of the meast. Atem.

Towhere byhangs ourtales.

Ah ho! This poor Glugg! It was so said of him about of his old
fontmouther. Truly deplurabel! A dire, O dire! And all the freightfullness
whom he inhebited after his colline born janitor. Sometime
towerable! With that hehry antlets on him and the baublelight
bulching out of his sockets whiling away she sprankled his
allover with her noces of interregnation: How do you do that lack
a lock and pass the poker, please? And bids him tend her, lute
and airly. Sing, sweetharp, thing to me anone! So that Glugg,
the poor one, in that limbopool which was his subnesciousness
he could scares of all knotknow whither his morrder had bourst
a blabber or if the vogalstones that hit his tynpan was that mearly
his skoll missed her. Misty's trompe or midst his flooting? Ah,
ho! Cicely, awe!

The youngly delightsome frilles-in-pleyurs are now showen
drawen, if bud one, or, if in florileague, drawens up consociately
at the hinder sight of their commoner guardian. Her boy fiend or
theirs, if they are so plurielled, cometh up as a trapadour, sinking
how he must fand for himself by gazework what their colours
wear as they are all showen drawens up. Tireton, cacheton, tireton,
ba! Doth that not satisfy youth, sir? Quanty purty bellas,
here, Madama Lifay! And what are you going to charm them to,
Madama, do say? Cinderynelly angled her slipper; it was cho
chiny yet braught her a groom. He will angskt of them from their
commoner guardian at next lineup (who is really the rapier of the
two though thother brother can hold his own, especially for he
bandished it with his hand the hold time, mamain, a simply gracious:
Mi, O la!), and reloose that thong off his art: Hast thou feel
liked carbunckley ones? Apun which his poohoor pricoxity theirs

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is a little tittertit of hilarity (Lad-o'-me-soul! Lad-o'-me-soul,
see!) and the wordchary is atvoiced ringsoundinly by their toots
ensembled, though not meaning to be clever, but just with a shrug
of their hips to go to troy and harff a freak at himself by all that
story to the ulstramarines. Otherwised, holding their noises,
they insinuate quiet private, Ni, he make peace in his preaches
and play with esteem.

Warewolff! Olff! Toboo!

So olff for his topheetuck the ruck made raid, aslick aslegs
would run; and he ankered on his hunkers with the belly belly
prest. Asking: What's my muffinstuffinaches for these times? To
weat: Breath and bother and whatarcurss. Then breath more
bother and more whatarcurss. Then no breath no bother but wor-
rawarrawurms. And Shim shallave shome.

As Rigagnolina to Mountagnone, what she meaned he could
not can. All she meaned was golten sylvup, all she meaned was
some Knight's ploung jamn. It's driving her dafft like he's so
dumnb. If he'd lonely talk instead of only gawk as thought yateman
hat stuck hits stick althrough his spokes and if he woold nut
wolly so! Hee. Speak, sweety bird! Mitzymitzy! Though I did
ate tough turf I'm not the bogdoxy.

—Have you monbreamstone?


—Or Hellfeuersteyn?


—Or Van Diemen's coral pearl?


He has lost.

Off to clutch, Glugg! Forwhat! Shape your reres, Glugg!
Foreweal! Ring we round, Chuff! Fairwell! Chuffchuff's inners
even. All's rice with their whorl!

Yet, ah tears, who can her mater be? She's promised he'd eye
her. To try up her pretti. But now it's so longed and so fared and
so forth. Jerry for jauntings. Alabye! Fled.

The flossies all and mossies all they drooped upon her draped
brimfall. The bowknots, the showlots, they wilted into woeblots.

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The pearlagraph, the pearlagraph, knew whitchly whether to weep
or laugh. For always down in Carolinas lovely Dinahs vaunt their

Poor Isa sits a glooming so gleaming in the gloaming; the tincelles
a touch tarnished wind no lovelinoise awound her swan's.
Hey, lass! Woefear gleam she so glooming, this pooripathete I
solde? Her beauman's gone of a cool. Be good enough to symperise.
If he's at anywhere she's therefor to join him. If it's to nowhere
she's going to too. Buf if he'll go to be a son to France's
she'll stay daughter of Clare. Bring tansy, throw myrtle, strew
rue, rue, rue. She is fading out like Journee's clothes so you can't
see her now. Still we know how Day the Dyer works, in dims
and deeps and dusks and darks. And among the shades that Eve's
now wearing she'll meet anew fiancy, tryst and trow. Mammy
was, Mimmy is, Minuscoline's to be. In the Dee dips a dame and
the dame desires a demselle but the demselle dresses dolly and
the dolly does a dulcydamble. The same renew. For though
she's unmerried she'll after truss up and help that hussyband how
to hop. Hip it and trip it and chirrub and sing. Lord Chuffy's sky
sheraph and Glugg's got to swing.

So and so, toe by toe, to and fro they go round, for they are the
ingelles, scattering nods as girls who may, for they are an angel's

Catchmire stockings, libertyed garters, shoddyshoes, quicked
out with selver. Pennyfair caps on pinnyfore frocks and a ring on
her fomefing finger. And they leap so looply, looply, as they link
to light. And they look so loovely, loovelit, noosed in a nuptious
night. Withasly glints in. Andecoy glants out. They ramp it a
little, a lessle, a lissle. Then rompride round in rout.

Say them all but tell them apart, cadenzando coloratura! R is
Rubretta and A is Arancia, Y is for Yilla and N for greeneriN. B
is Boyblue with odalisque O while W waters the fleurettes of no-
vembrance. Though they're all but merely a schoolgirl yet these
way went they. I' th' view o' th'avignue dancing goes entrancing
roundly. Miss Oodles of Anems before the Luvium doeslike. So.
And then again doeslike. So. And miss Endles of Eons efter Dies

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of Eirae doeslike. So. And then again doeslike. So. The many
wiles of Winsure.

The grocer's bawd she slips her hand in the haricot bag, the
lady in waiting sips her sup from the paraffin can, Mrs Wildhare
Quickdoctor helts her skelts up the casuaway the flasht instinct
she herds if a tinkle of tunder, the widow Megrievy she knits cats'
cradles, this bountiful actress leashes a harrier under her tongue,
and here's the girl who she's kneeled in coldfashion and she's told
her priest (spt!) she's pot on a chap (chp!) and this lass not least,
this rickissime woman, who she writes foot fortunes money times
over in the nursery dust with her capital thumb. Buzz. All runaway
sheep bound back bopeep, trailing their teenes behind
them. And these ways wend they. And those ways went they.
Winnie, Olive and Beatrice, Nelly and Ida, Amy and Rue. Here
they come back, all the gay pack, for they are the florals, from
foncey and pansey to papavere's blush, foresake-me-nought,
while there's leaf there's hope, with primtim's ruse and marrymay's
blossom, all the flowers of the ancelles' garden.

But vicereversing thereout from those palms of perfection to
anger arbour, treerack monatan, scroucely out of scout of ocean,
virid with woad, what tornaments of complementary rages rocked
the divlun from his punchpoll to his tummy's shentre as he displaid
all the oathword science of his visible disgrace. He was
feeling so funny and floored for the cue, all over which girls as
he don't know whose hue. If goosseys gazious would but fain
smile him a smile he would be fondling a praise he ate some nice
bit of fluff. But no geste reveals the unconnouth. They're all
odds against him, the beasties. Scratch. Start.

He dove his head into Wat Murrey, gave Stewart Ryall a puck
on the plexus, wrestled a hurry-come-union with the Gillie Beg,
wiped all his sinses, martial and menial, out of Shrove Sundy
MacFearsome, excremuncted as freely as any frothblower into
MacIsaac, had a belting bout, chaste to chaste, with McAdoo
about nothing and, childhood's age being aye the shameleast, tel
a Tartaran tastarin toothsome tarrascone tourtoun, vestimentivorous
chlamydophagian, imbretellated himself for any time untellable

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with what hung over to the Machonochie Middle from
the MacSiccaries of the Breeks. Home!

Allwhile, moush missuies from mungy monsie, preying in
his mind, son of Everallin, within himself, he swure. Macnoon
maggoty mag! Cross of a coppersmith bishop! He would split.
He do big squeal like holy Trichepatte. Seek hells where from
yank islanders the petriote's absolation. Mocknitza! Genik! He
take skiff come first dagrene day overwide tumbler, rough and
dark, till when bow of the shower show of the bower with three
shirts and a wind, pagoda permettant, crookolevante, the bruce,
the coriolano and the ignacio. From prudals to the secular but
from the cumman to the nowter. Byebye, Brassolis, I'm breaving!
Our war, Dully Gray! A conansdream of lodascircles, he here
schlucefinis. Gelchasser no more! Mischnary for the minestrary
to all the sems of Aram. Shimach, eon of Era. Mum's for's
maxim, ban's for's book and Dodgesome Dora for hedgehung
sheolmastress. And Unkel Silanse coach in diligence. Disconnection
of the succeeding. He wholehog himself for carberry
banishment care of Pencylmania, Bretish Armerica, to melt Mrs
Gloria of the Bunkers' Trust, recorporated, (prunty!) by meteoromancy
and linguified heissrohgin, quit to hail a hurry laracor
and catch the Paname-Turricum and regain that absendee tarry
easty, his città immediata, by an alley and detour with farecard
awailable getrennty years. Right for Rovy the Roder. From the
safe side of distance! Libera, nostalgia! Beate Laurentie O'Tuli,
Euro pra nobis! Every monk his own cashel where every little
ligger is his own liogotenente with inclined jambs in full purview
to his pronaose and to the deretane at his reredoss. Fuisfinister,
fuyerescaper! He would, with the greatest of ease, before of
weighting midhook, by dear home trashold on the raging canal,
for othersites of Jorden, (heave a hevy, waterboy!) make one
of hissens with a knockonacow and a chow collegions and fire
off, gheol ghiornal, foull subustioned mullmud, his farced epistol
to the hibruws. From Cernilius slomtime prepositus of Toumaria
to the clutch in Anteach. Salvo! Ladigs and jointuremen! No more
turdenskaulds! Free leaves for ebribadies! All tinsammon in the

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yord! With harm and aches till farther alters! Wild primates not
stop him frem at rearing a writing in handy antics. Nom de
Gout strap Fenlanns! And send Jarge for Mary Inklenders!
And daunt you logh if his vineshanky's schwemmy!
For he is the general, make no mistake in he. He is General

Go in for scribenery with the satiety of arthurs in S.P.Q.R.ish
and inform to the old sniggering publicking press and its nation
of sheepcopers about the whole plighty troth between them, malady
of milady made melodi of malodi, she, the lalage of lyonesses,
and him, her knave arrant. To Wildrose La Gilligan from
Croppy Crowhore. For all within crystal range.

Ukalepe. Loathers' leave. Had Days. Nemo in Patria. The
Luncher Out. Skilly and Carubdish. A Wondering Wreck. From
the Mermaids' Tavern. Bullyfamous. Naughtsycalves. Mother of
Misery. Walpurgas Nackt.

Maleesh! He would bare to untired world of Leimuncononnulstria
(and what a strip poker globbtrottel they pairs would
looks!) how wholefallows, his guffer, the sabbatarian (might
faction split his beard!), he too had a great big oh in the
megafundum of his tomashunders and how her Lettyshape, his
gummer, that congealed sponsar, she had never cessed at waking
malters among the jemassons since the cluft that meataxe delt
her made her microchasm as gap as down low. So they fished
in the kettle and fought free and if she bit his tailibout all hat
tiffin for thea. He would jused sit it all write down just as he
would jused set it up all writhefully rate in blotch and void,
yielding to no man in hymns ignorance, seeing how heartsilly
sorey he was, owning to the condrition of his bikestool. And,
reading off his fleshskin and writing with his quillbone, fillfull
ninequires with it for his auditers, Caxton and Pollock, a most
moraculous jeeremyhead sindbook for all the peoples, under the
presidency of the suchess of sceaunonsceau, a hadtobe heldin,
thoroughly enjoyed by many so meny on block at Boyrut season
and for their account ottorly admired by her husband in sole intimacy,
about whose told his innersense and the grusomehed's

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yoeureeke of his spectrescope and why he was off colour and how
he was ambothed upon by the very spit of himself, first on the
cheekside by Michelangelo and, besouns thats, over on the owld
jowly side by Bill C. Babby, and the suburb's formule why they
provencials drollo eggspilled him out of his homety dometry nar-
rowedknee domum (osco de basco de pesco de bisco!) because
all his creature comfort was an omulette finas erbas in an ark finis
orbe and, no master how mustered, mind never mend, he could
neither swuck in nonneither swimp in the flood of cecialism and
the best and schortest way of blacking out a caughtalock of all
the sorrors of Sexton until he would accoster her coume il fou in
teto-dous as a wagoner would his mudheeldy wheesindonk at
their trist in Parisise after tourments of tosend years, bread cast
out on waters, making goods at mutuurity, Mondamoiseau of
Casanuova and Mademoisselle from Armentières. Neblonovi's
Nivonovio! Nobbio and Nuby in ennoviacion! Occitantitempoli!
He would si through severalls of sanctuaries maywhatmay might-
whomight so as to meet somewhere, if produced, on a demi panssion
for his whole lofetime, payment in goo to slee music and
poisonal comfany, following which, like Ipsey Secumbe, when he
fingon to foil the fluter, she could have all the g. s. M. she moohooed
after fore and rickwards to herslF, including science of
sonorous silence, while he, being brung up on soul butter, have
recourse of course to poetry. With tears for his coronaichon,
such as engines weep. Was liffe worth leaving? Nej!

Tholedoth, treetrene! Zokrahsing, stone! Arty, reminiscensitive,
at bandstand finale on grand carriero, dreaming largesse
of lifesighs over early lived offs—all old Sators of the Sowsceptre
highly nutritius family histrionic, genitricksling with Avus and
Avia, that simple pair, and descendant down on veloutypads by a
vuncular process to Nurus and Noverca, those notorious nepotists,
circumpictified in their sobrine census, patriss all of them by the
glos on their germane faces and their socerine eyes like transparents
of vitricus, patruuts to a man, the archimade levirs of his ekonome
world. Remember thee, castle throwen? Ones propsperups treed,
now stohong baroque. And oil paint use a pumme if yell trace

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me there title to where was a hovel not a havel (the first rattle of
his juniverse) with a tingtumtingling and a next, next and next
(gin a paddy? got a petty? gussies, gif it ope?), while itch ish

—My God, alas, that dear olt tumtum home

Whereof in youthfood port I preyed

Amook the verdigrassy convict vallsall dazes.

And cloitered for amourmeant in thy boosome shede!

His mouthfull of ecstasy (for Shing-Yung-Thing in Shina from
Yoruyume across the Timor Sea), herepong (maladventure!) shot
pinging up through the errorooth of his wisdom (who thought
him a Fonar all, feastking of shellies by googling Lovvey, regally
freytherem, eagelly plumed, and wasbut gumboil owrithy prods
wretched some horsery megee plods coffin acid odarkery pluds
dense floppens mugurdy) as thought it had been zawhen intwo.
Wholly sanguish blooded up disconvulsing the fixtures of his
fizz. Apang which his tempory chewer med him a crazy chump
of a Haveajube Sillayass. Joshua Croesus, son of Nunn! Though
he shall live for millions of years a life of billions of years, from
their roseaced glows to their violast lustres, he shall not forget
that pucking Pugases. Holihowlsballs and bloody acres! Like
gnawthing unheardth!

But, by Jove Chronides, Seed of Summ, after at he had bate
his breastplates for, forforget, forforgetting his birdsplace, it was
soon that, that he, that he rehad himself. By a prayer? No, that
comes later. By contrite attrition? Nay, that we passed. Mid
esercizism? So is richt.

And it was so. And Malthos Moramor resumed his soul. With:
Go Ferchios off to Allad out of this! An oldsteinsong. He threwed
his fit up to his aers, rolled his poligone eyes, snivelled from his
snose and blew the guff out of his hornypipe. The hopjoimt jerk
of a ladle broom jig that he learned in locofoco when a redhot
turnspite he. Under reign of old Roastin the Bowl Ratskillers,
readyos! Why was that man for he's doin her wrong! Lookery
looks, how he's knots in his entrails! Mookery mooks, it's a
grippe of his gripes. Seekeryseeks, why his biting he's head off?

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Cokerycokes, it's his spurt of coal. And may his tarpitch dilute
not give him chromitis! For the mauwe that blinks you blank is
mostly Carbo. Where the inflammabilis might pursuive his comburenda
with a pure flame and a true flame and a flame all toogasser,
soot. The worst is over. Wait! And the dubuny Mag may
gang to preesses. With Dinny Finneen, me canty, ho! In the lost
of the gleamens. Sousymoust. For he would himself deal a treatment
as might be trusted in anticipation of his inculmination unto
fructification for the major operation. When (pip!) a message
interfering intermitting interskips from them (pet!) on herzian
waves, (call her venicey names! call her a stell!) a butterfly from
her zipclasped handbag, a wounded dove astarted from, escaping
out her forecotes. Isle wail for yews, O doherlynt! The poetesser.
And around its scorched cap she has twilled a twine of flame to
let the laitiest know she's marrid. And pim it goes backballed. Tot
burns it so leste. A claribel cumbeck to errind. Hers before his
even, posted ere penned. He's your change, thinkyou methim.
Go daft noon, madden, mind the step. Please stoop O to please.
Stop. What saying? I have soreunder from to him now, dearmate
ashore, so, so compleasely till I can get redressed, which
means the end of my stays in the languish of Tintangle. Is you
zealous of mes, brother? Did you boo moiety lowd? You suppoted
to be the on conditiously rejected? Satanly, lade! Can that
sobstuff, whingeywilly! Stop up, mavrone, and sit in my lap,
Pepette, though I'd much rather not. Like things are m. ds. is all
in vincibles. Decoded.

Now a run for his money! Now a dash to her dot! Old cocker,
young crowy, sifadda, sosson. A bran new, speedhount, outstripperous
on the wind. Like a waft to wingweary one or a sos
to a coastguard. For directly with his whoop, stop and an upalepsy
didando a tishy, in appreciable less time than it takes a
glaciator to submerger an Atlangthis, was he again, agob, before
the trembly ones, a spark's gap off, doubledasguesched, gotten
orlop in a simplasailormade and shaking the storm out of his
hiccups. The smartest vessel you could find would elazilee him
on her knee as her lucky for the Rio Grande. He's a pigtail tarr

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and if he hadn't got it toothick he'd a telltale tall of his pitcher
on a wall with his photure in the papers for cutting moutonlegs
and capers, letting on he'd jest be japers and his tail cooked up.

Goal! It's one by its length.

Angelinas, hide from light those hues that your sin beau may
bring to light! Though down to your dowerstrip he's bent to
knee he maun't know ledgings here.

For a haunting way will go and you need not make your mow.
Find the frenge for frocks and translace it into shocks of such as
touch with show and show.

He is guessing at hers for all he is worse, the seagoer. Hark to
his wily geeses goosling by, and playfair, lady! And note that they
who will for exile say can for dog while them that won't leave
ingle end says now for know.

For he faulters how he hates to trouble them without.

But leaving codhead's mitre and the heron's plumes sinistrant
to the server of servants and rex of regums and making a bolderdash
for lubberty of speech he asks not have you seen a match
being struck nor is this powder mine but, letting punplays pass
to ernest:

—Haps thee jaoneofergs?


—Haps thee mayjaunties?


—Haps thee per causes nunsibellies?


—Asky, asky, asky! Gau on! Micaco! Get!

Ping an ping nwan ping pwan pong.

And he did a get, their anayance, and slink his hook away,
aleguere come alaguerre, like a chimista inchamisas, whom the
harricana hurries and hots foots, zingo, zango, segur. To hoots
of utskut, urqurd, jamal, qum, yallah, yawash, yak! For he could
ciappacioppachew upon a skarp snakk of pure undefallen engelsk,
melanmoon or tartatortoise, tsukisaki or soppisuppon, as raskly
and as baskly as your cheesechalk cow cudd spanich. Makoto!
Whagta kriowday! Gelagala nausy is. Yet right divining do not

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was. Hovobovo hafogate hokidimatzi in kamicha! He had his
sperrits all foulen on him; to vet, most griposly, he was bedizzled
and debuzzled; he had his tristiest cabaleer on; and looked like
bruddy Hal. A shelling a cockshy and be donkey shot at? Or a
peso besant to join the armada?

But, Sin Showpanza, could anybroddy which walked this world
with eyes whiteopen have looked twinsomer than the kerl he left
behind him? Candidatus, viridosus, aurilucens, sinelab? Of all
the green heroes everwore coton breiches, the whitemost, the
goldenest! How he stud theirs with himselfs mookst kevinly, and
that anterevolitionary, the churchman childfather from tonsor's
tuft to almonder's toes, a haggiography in duotrigesumy, son
soptimost of sire sixtusks, of Mayaqueenies sign osure, hevnly
buddhy time, inwreathed of his near cissies, a mickly dazzly eely
oily with looiscurrals, a soulnetzer by zvesdals priestessd, their
trail the tractive, and dem dandypanies knows de play of de eyelids,
with his gamecox spurts and his smile likequid glue (the
suessiest sourir ever weanling wore), whiles his host of spritties,
lusspillerindernees, they went peahenning a ripidarapidarpad
around him, pilgrim prinkips, kerilour kevinour, in neuchoristic
congressulations, quite purringly excited, rpdrpd, allauding to
him by all the licknames in the litany with the terms in which
no little dulsy nayer ever thinks about implying except to her
future's year and sending him perfume most praypuffs to setisfire
more then to teasim (shllwe help, now you've massmuled,
you t'rigolect a bit? yismik? yimissy?) that he, the finehued, the
fairhailed, the farahead, might bouchesave unto each but everyone,
asfar as safras durst assune, the havemercyonhurs of his
kissier licence. Meanings: Andure the enjurious till imbetther rer.
We know you like Latin with essies impures, (and your liber as
they sea) we certney like gurgles love the nargleygargley so, arrahbeejee,
tell that old frankay boyuk to bellows upthe tombucky in
his tumtum argan and give us a gust of his gushy old. Goof!

Hymnumber twentynine. O, the singing! Happy little girlycums
to have adolphted such an Adelphus! O, the swinginging
hopops so goholden! They've come to chant en chor. They say

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their salat, the madiens' prayer to the messiager of His Nabis,
prostitating their selfs eachwise and combinedly. Fateha, fold the
hands. Be it honoured, bow the head. May thine evings e'en be
blossful! Even of bliss! As we so hope for ablution. For the sake
of the farbung and of the scent and of the holiodrops. Amems.

A pause. Their orison arises misquewhite as Osman glory, ebbing
wasteward, leaves to the soul of light its fading silence (allahlah
lahlah lah!), a turquewashed sky. Then:

—Xanthos! Xanthos! Xanthos! We thank to thine, mighty
innocent, that diddest bring it off fuitefuite. Should in ofter years
it became about you will after desk jobduty becoming a bank midland
mansioner we and I shall reside with our obeisant servants
among Burke's mobility at La Roseraie, Ailesbury Road. Red
bricks are all hellishly good values if you trust to the roster of ads
but we'll save up ourselves and nab what's nicest and boskiest of
timber trees in the nebohood. Oncaill's plot. Luccombe oaks,
Turkish hazels, Greek firs, incense palm edcedras. The hypsometers
of Mount Anville is held to be dying out of arthataxis but,
praise send Larix U' Thule, the wych elm of Manelagh is still
flourishing in the open, because its native of our nature and the
seeds was sent by Fortune. We'll have our private palypeachum
pillarposterns for lovesick letterines fondly affianxed to our front
railings and swings, hammocks, tighttaught balletlines, accomoda-
tionnooks and prismic bathboites, to make Envyeyes mouth
water and wonder when they binocular us from their embrassured
windows in our garden rare. Fyat-Fyat shall be our number
on the autokinaton and Chubby in his Chuffs oursforownly
chuffeur. T will be waiting for uns as I sold U at the first antries.
Our cousin gourmand, Percy, the pup, will denounce the sniffnomers
of all callers where among our Seemyease Sister, Tabitha,
the ninelived, will extend to the full her hearthy welcome. While
the turf and twigs they tattle. Tintin tintin. Lady Marmela Shortbred
will walk in for supper with her marchpane switch on, her
necklace of almonds and her poirette Sundae dress with bracelets
of honey and her cochineal hose with the caramel dancings, the
briskly best from Bootiestown, and her suckingstaff of ivorymint.

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You mustn't miss it or you'll be sorry. Charmeuses chloes,
glycering juwells, lydialight fans and puffumed cynarettes. And
the Prince Le Monade has been graciously pleased. His six chocolate
pages will run bugling before him and Cococream toddle
after with his sticksword in a pink cushion. We think His Sparkling
Headiness ought to know Lady Marmela. Luisome his for
lissome hers. He's not going to Cork till Cantalamesse or mayhope
till Rose Easter or Saint Tibble's Day. So Niomon knows.
The Fomor's in his Fin, the Momor's her and hin. A paaralone!
A paaralone! And Dublin's all adin. We'll sing a song of Singlemonth
and you'll too and you'll. Here are notes. There's the key.
One two three. Chours! So come on, ye wealthy gentrymen wib-
frufrocksfull of fun! Thin thin! Thin thin! Thej olly and thel
ively, thou billy with thee coo, for to jog a jig of a crispness nice
and sing a missal too. Hip champouree! Hiphip champouree! O
you longtailed blackman, polk it up behind me! Hip champouree!
Hiphip champouree! And, jessies, push the pumkik round. Anneliuia!

Since the days of Roamaloose and Rehmoose the pavanos have
been strident through their struts of Chapelldiseut, the vaulsies
have meed and youdled through the purly ooze of Ballybough,
many a mismy cloudy has tripped taintily along that hercourt
strayed reelway and the rigadoons have held ragtimed revels on
the platauplain of Grangegorman; and, though since then sterlings
and guineas have been replaced by brooks and lions and
some progress has been made on stilts and the races have come
and gone and Thyme, that chef of seasoners, has made his usual
astewte use of endadjustables and whatnot willbe isnor was, those
danceadeils and cancanzanies have come stimmering down for our
begayment through the bedeafdom of po's taeorns, the obcecity
of pa's teapucs, as lithe and limbfree limber as when momie
mummed at ma.

Just so stylled with the nattes are their flowerheads now and
each of all has a lovestalk onto herself and the tot of all the tits of
their understamens is as open as he can posably she and is tournesoled
straightcut or sidewaist, accourdant to the coursets of

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things feminite, towooerds him in heliolatry, so they may catchcup
in their calyzettes, alls they go troping, those parryshoots
from his muscalone pistil, for he can eyespy through them, to
their selfcolours, nevertheleast their tissue peepers, (meaning
Mullabury mesh, the time of appling flowers, a guarded figure
of speech, a variety of perfume, a bridawl, seamist inso one) as
leichtly as see saw (O my goodmiss! O my greatmess! O my
prizelestly preshoes!) while, dewyfully as dimb dumbelles, all
alisten to his elixir. Lovelyt!

And they said to him:

—Enchainted, dear sweet Stainusless, young confessor, dearer
dearest, we herehear, aboutobloss, O coelicola, thee salutamt.
Pattern of our unschoold, pageantmaster, deliverer of softmissives,
round the world in forty mails, bag, belt and balmybeam,
our barnaboy, our chepachap, with that pampipe in your putaway,
gab borab, when you will be after doing all your sightseeing
and soundhearing and smellsniffing and tastytasting and
tenderumstouchings in all Daneygaul, send us, your adorables,
thou overblaseed, a wise and letters play of all you can ceive,
chief celtech chappy, from your holy post now you hast ascertained
ceremonially our names. Unclean you art not. Outcaste
thou are not. Leperstower, the karman's loki, has not blanched
at our pollution and your intercourse at ninety legsplits does not
defile. Untouchable is not the scarecrown is on you. You are
pure. You are pure. You are in your puerity. You have not
brought stinking members into the house of Amanti. Elleb Inam,
Titep Notep, we name them to the Hall of Honour. Your head
has been touched by the god Enel-Rah and your face has been
brightened by the goddess Aruc-Ituc. Return, sainted youngling,
and walk once more among us! The rains of Demani are masikal
as of yere. And Baraza is all aflower. Siker of calmy days. As
shiver as shower can be. Our breed and better class is in brood
and bitter pass. Labbeycliath longs. But we're counting on the
cluck. The Great Cackler comes again. Sweetstaker, Abel lord of
all our haloease, we (to be slightly more femmiliar perhips than is
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were drawpairs with two pinmarks, BVD and BVD dot,
so want lotteries of ticklets posthastem (you appreciate?) so as to
be very dainty, if an isaspell, and so as to be verily dandydainty,
if an ishibilley, of and on, to and for, by and with, from you.
Let the hitback hurry his wayward ere the missive has time to
take herself off, 'twill be o'erthemore willfully intomeet if the
coming offence can send our shudders before. We ſeem to have
being elſewhere as tho' th' had paſs'd in our ſuſpens. Next
to our shrinking selves we love sensitivas best. For they are
the Angèles. Brick, fauve, jonquil, sprig, fleet, nocturne, smiling
bruise. For they are an Angèle's garment. We will be constant
(what a word!) and bless the day, for whole hours too, yes, for
sold long syne as we shall be heing in our created being of ours
elvishness, the day you befell, you dreadful temptation! Now
promisus as at our requisted you will remain ignorant of all what
you hear and, though if whilst disrobing to the edge of risk, (the
bisifings in idolhours that satinfines tootoo!) draw a veil till we
next time! You don't want to peach but bejimboed if ye do!
Perhelps. We ernst too may. How many months or how many
years till the myriadth and first become! Bashfulness be tupped!
May he colp, may he colp her, may he mixandmass colp her!
Talk with a hare and you wake of a tartars. That's mus. Says the
Law. List! Kicky Lacey, the pervergined, and Bianca Mutantini,
her conversa, drew their fools longth finnishfurst, Herzog van
Vellentam, but me and meother ravin, my coosine of mine, have
mour good three chancers, weothers, after Bohnaparts. The
mything smile of me, my wholesole assumption, shes nowt mewithout
as weam twin herewithin, that I love like myselfish, like
smithereens robinsongs, like juneses nutslost, like the blue of the
sky if I stoop for to spy's between my whiteyoumightcallimbs.
How their duel makes their triel! Eer's wax for Sur Soord, dongdong
bollets for the iris riflers, queemswellth of coocome in their
combs for the jennyjos. Caro caressimus! Honey swarns where
mellisponds. Will bee all buzzy one another minnies for the mere
effect that you are so fuld of pollen yourself. Teomeo! Daurdour!
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Tark's bimboowood so pleasekindly communicake with the
original sinse we are only yearning as yet how to burgeon. It's
meant milliems of centiments deadlost or mislaid on them but,
master of snakes, we can sloughchange in the nip of a napple
solongas we can allsee for deedsetton your quick. By the hook
in your look we're eyed for aye were you begging the questuan
with your lutean bowl round Monkmesserag. And whenever
you're tingling in your trout we're sure to be tangled in our ticements.
It's game, ma chère, be off with your shepherdress on! Upsome
cauda! Behose our handmades for the lured! To these nunce
we are but yours in ammatures yet well come that day we shall ope
to be ores. Then shalt thou see, seeing, the sight. No more hoaxites!
Nay more gifting in mennage! A her's fancy for a his friend
and then that fellow yours after this follow ours. Vania, Vania
Vaniorum, Domne Vanias!

Hightime is ups be it down into outs according! When there
shall be foods for vermin as full as feeds for the fett, eat on earth
as there's hot in oven. When every Klitty of a scolderymeid shall
hold every yardscullion's right to stimm her uprecht for whimsoever,
whether on privates, whather in publics. And when all us
romance catholeens shall have ones for all amanseprated. And the
world is maidfree. Methanks. So much for His Meignysthy man!
And all his bigyttens. So till Coquette to tell Cockotte to teach
Connie Curley to touch Cattie Hayre and tip Carminia to tap La
Chérie though where the diggings he dwellst amongst us here's
nobody knows save Mary. Whyfor we go ringing hands in hands
in gyrogyrorondo.

These bright elects, consentconsorted, they were waltzing up
their willside with their princesome handsome angeline chiuff
while in those wherebus there wont bears way (mearing unknown,
a place where pigeons carry fire to seethe viands, a miry
hill, belge end sore footh) oaths and screams and bawley groans
with a belchybubhub and a hellabelow bedemmed and bediabbled
the arimaining lucisphere. Helldsdend, whelldselse! Lonedom's
breach lay foulend up uncouth not be broched by punns and
reedles. Yet the ring gayed rund rorosily with a drat for a brat

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you. Yasha Yash ate sassage and mash. So he found he bash, poor
Yasha Yash. And you wonna make one of our micknick party.
No honaryhuest on our sposhialiste. For poor Glugger was dazed
and late in his crave, ay he, laid in his grave.

But low, boys low, he rises, shrivering, with his spittyful eyes
and his whoozebecome woice. Ephthah! Cisamis! Examen of
conscience scruples now he to the best of his memory schemado.
Nu mere for ever siden on the stolen. With his tumescinquinance
in the thight of his tumstull. No more singing all the dags in
his sengaggeng. Experssly at hand counterhand. Trinitatis kink
had mudded his dome, peccat and pent fore, pree. Hymserf,
munchaowl, maden, born of thug tribe into brood blackmail, dooly
redecant allbigenesis henesies. He, by bletchendmacht of the golls,
proforhim penance and come off enternatural. He, selfsufficiencer,
eggscumuddher-in-chaff sporticolorissimo, what though the
duthsthrows in his lavabad eyes, maketomake polentay rossum,
(Good savours queen with the stem of swuith Aftreck! Fit for
king of Zundas) out of bianconies, hiking ahake like any nudge-
meroughgorude all over Terracuta. No more throw acids, face all
lovabilities, appeal for the union and play for tirnitys. He, praise
Saint Calembaurnus, make clean breastsack of goody girl now as
ever drank milksoep from a spoen, weedhearted boy of potter and
mudder, chip of old Flinn the Flinter, twig of the hider that tanned
him. He go calaboosh all same he tell him out. Teufleuf man he
strip him all mussymussy calico blong him all same he tell him all
out how he make what name. He, through wolkenic connection,
relation belong this remarklable moliman, Anaks Andrum, parleyglutton
pure blood Jebusite, centy procent Erserum spoking.
Drugmallt storehuse. Intrance on back. Most open on the laydays.
He, A. A., in peachskin shantungs, possible, sooth to say,
notwithstanding far former guiles and he gaining fish considerable,
by saving grace after avalunch, to look most prophitable
out of smily skibluh eye. He repeat of him as pious alios cos he
ast for shave and haircut people said he'd shape of hegoat where
he just was sheep of herrgott with his tile togged. Top. Not true
what chronicles is bringing his portemanteau priamed full potatowards.

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Big dumm crumm digaditchies say short again akter, even
while lossassinated by summan, he coaxyorum a pennysilvers
offarings bloadonages with candid zuckers on Spinshesses Walk
in presents to lilithe maidinettes for at bloo his noose for him
with pruriest pollygameous inatentions, he having that pecuniarity
ailmint spectacularly in heather cliff emurgency on gale
days because souffrant chronic from a plentitude of house torts.
Collosul rhodomantic not wert one bronze lie Scholarina say as
he, greyed vike cuddlepuller, walk in her sleep his pig indicks
weg femtyfem funts. Of so little is her timentrousnest great for
greeting his immensesness. Sutt soonas sett they were, her uyes
as his auroholes. Kaledvalch! How could one classically? One
could naught critically. Ininest lightingshaft only for lovalit
smugpipe, his Mistress Mereshame, of cupric tresses, the formwhite
foaminine, the ambersandalled, after Aasdocktor Talop's
onamuttony legture. A mish, holy balm of seinsed myrries, he is
as good as a mountain and everybody what is found of his gients
he knew Meistral Wikingson, furframed Noordwogen's kampften,
with complexion of blushing dolomite fanned by ozeone
brisees, what naver saw his bedshead farrer and nuver met his
swigamore, have his ignomen from prima signation of being
Master Milchku, queerest man in the benighted queendom, and,
adcraft aidant, how he found the kids. Other accuse him as
lochkneeghed forsunkener, dope in stockknob, all ameltingmoult
after rhomatism, purely simply tammy ratkins. The kurds of
Copt on the berberutters and their bedaweens! Even was Shes
whole begeds off before all his nahars in the koldbethizzdryel. No
gudth! Not one zouz! They whiteliveried ragsups, two Whales of
the Sea of Deceit, they bloodiblabstard shooters, three Dromedaries
of the Sands of Calumdonia. As is note worthies to shock
his hind! Ur greeft on them! Such askors and their ruperts they
are putting in for more osghirs is alse false liarnels. The frockenhalted
victims! Whore affirm is agains sempry Lotta Karssens.
They would lick their lenses before they would negatise a jom
petter from his sodalites. In his contrary and on reality, which
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Villumses, this Mr Heer Assassor Neelson, of sorestate hearing,
diseased, formarly with Adenoiks, den feed all lighty, laxtleap
great change of retiring family buckler, highly accurect in his
everythinks, from tencents coupoll to bargain basement, live with
howthold of nummer seven, wideawake, woundabout, wokinbetts,
weeklings, in black velvet on geolgian mission senest mangy
years his rear in the lane pictures, blanking same with autonaut
and annexes and got a daarlingt babyboy bucktooth, the thick of
a gobstick, coming on ever so nerses nursely, gracies to goodess,
at 81. That why all parks up excited about his gunnfodder. That
why ecrazyaztecs and the crime ministers preaching him mornings
and makes a power of spoon vittles out of his praverbs. That
why he, persona erecta, glycorawman arsenicful femorniser, for
a trial by julias, in celestial sunhat, with two purses agitatating
his theopot with wokklebout shake, rather incoherend, from one
18 to one 18 biss, young shy gay youngs. Sympoly far infusing
up pritty tipidities to lock up their rhainodaisies and be nice
and twainty in the shade. Old grand tuttut toucher up of young
poetographies and he turn aroundabrupth red altfrumpishly like
hear samhar tionnor falls some make one noise. It's his last lap,
Gigantic, fare him weal! Revelation! A fact. True bill. By a jury
of matrons. Hump for humbleness, dump for dirts. And, to make
a long stoney badder and a whorly show a parfect sight, his Thing
went the wholyway retup Suffrogate Strate.

Helpmeat too, contrasta toga, his fiery goosemother, laotsey
taotsey, woman who did, he tell princes of the age about. You
sound on me, judges! Suppose we brisken up. Kings! Meet the
Mem, Avenlith, all viviparous out of couple of lizards. She just as
fenny as he is fulgar. How laat soever her latest still her sawlogs
come up all standing. Psing a psalm of psexpeans, apocryphul of
rhyme! His cheekmole of allaph foriverever her allinall and his
Kuran never teachit her the be the owner of thyself. So she not
swop her eckcot hjem for Howarden's Castle, Englandwales. But
be the alleance of iern on his flamen vestacoat, the fibule of brooch-
bronze to his wintermantle of pointefox. Who not knows she, the
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come into the pictures more as hundreads elskerelks' yahrds of
annams call away, factory fresh and fiuming at the mouth, wronged
by Hwemwednoget (magrathmagreeth, he takable a rap for that
early party) and whenceforward Ani Mama and her fiertey
bustles terrified of gmere gnomes of gmountains and furibound
to be back in her mytinbeddy? Schi schi, she feightened allsouls
at pignpugn and gets a pan in her stummi from the pialabellars
in their pur war. Yet jackticktating all around her about his poorliness
due to pannellism and grime for that he harboured her when
feme sole, her zoravarn lhorde and givnergenral, and led her in
antient consort ruhm and bound her durant coverture so as she
could not steal from him, oz her or damman, so as if ever she's
beleaved by checkenbrooth death since both was parties to the
feed it's Hetman MacCumhal foots the funeral. Mealwhile she
nutre him jacent from her elmer's almsdish, giantar and tschaina
as sieme as bibrondas with Foli Signur's tinner roumanschy to
fishle the ladwigs out of his lugwags, like a skittering kitty
skattering hayels, when his favourites were all beruffled on him
and her own undesirables justickulating, it was such a blowick
day. Winden wanden wild like wenchen wenden wanton. The
why if he but would bite and plug his baccypipes and renownse
the devlins in all their pumbs and kip the streelwarkers out of
the plague and nettleses milk from sickling the honeycoombe
and kop Ulo Bubo selling foulty treepes, she would make massa
dinars with her savuneer dealinsh and delicate her nutbrown
glory cloack to Mayde Berenice and hang herself in Ostmannstown
Saint Megan's and make no more mulierage before mahatmas
or moslemans, but would ondulate her shookerloft hat
from Alpoleary with a viv baselgia and a clamast apotria like any
purple cardinal's princess or woman of the grave word to the
papal legate from the Vatucum, Monsaigneur Rabbinsohn Crucis,
with an ass of milg to his cowmate and chilterlings on account
of all he quaqueduxed for the hnor of Hrom and the nations
abhord him and wop mezzo scudo to Sant Pursy Orelli that gave
Luiz-Marios Josephs their loyal devouces to be offered up missas
for vowts for widders.

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Hear, O worldwithout! Tiny tattling! Backwoods, be wary!
Daintytrees, go dutch!

But who comes yond with pire on poletop? He who relights
our spearing torch, the moon. Bring lolave branches to mud
cabins and peace to the tents of Ceder, Neomenie! The feast of
Tubbournigglers is at hand. Shopshup. Inisfail! Timple temple
tells the bells. In syngagyng a sangasongue. For all in Ondslosby.
And, the hag they damename Coverfew hists from her lane.
And haste, 'tis time for bairns ta hame. Chickchilds, comeho to
roo. Comehome to roo, wee chickchilds doo, when the wildworewolf's
abroad. Ah, let's away and let's gay and let's stay
chez where the log foyer's burning!

It darkles, (tinct, tint) all this our funnaminal world. Yon
marshpond by ruodmark verge is visited by the tide. Alvemmarea!
We are circumveiloped by obscuritads. Man and belves
frieren. There is a wish on them to be not doing or anything. Or
just for rugs. Zoo koud! Drr, deff, coal lay on and, pzz, call us
pyrress! Ha. Where is our highly honourworthy salutable spouse-
founderess? The foolish one of the family is within. Haha! Huzoor,
where's he? At house, to's pitty. With Nancy Hands. Tcheetchee!
Hound through the maize has fled. What hou! Isegrim under
lolling ears. Far wol! And wheaten bells bide breathless. All. The
trail of Gill not yet is to be seen, rocksdrops, up benn, down
dell, a craggy road for rambling. Nor yet through starland that
silver sash. What era's o'ering? Lang gong late. Say long, scielo!
Sillume, see lo! Selene, sail O! Amune! Ark!? Noh?! Nought
stirs in spinney. The swayful pathways of the dragonfly spider
stay still in reedery. Quiet takes back her folded fields. Tranquille
thanks. Adew. In deerhaven, imbraced, alleged, injoynted and
unlatched, the birds, tommelise too, quail silent. ii. Luathan?
Nuathan! Was avond ere a while. Now conticinium. As Lord
the Laohun is sheutseuyes. The time of lying together will come
and the wildering of the nicht till cockeedoodle aubens Aurore.
Panther monster. Send leabarrow loads amorrow. While loevdom
shleeps. Elenfant has siang his triump, Great is Eliphas Magistrodontos
and after kneeprayer pious for behemuth and mahamoth

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will rest him from tusker toils. Salamsalaim! Rhinohorn isnoutso
pigfellow but him ist gonz wurst. Kikikuki. Hopopodorme. Sobeast!
No chare of beagles, frantling of peacocks, no muzzing of
the camel, smuttering of apes. Lights, pageboy, lights! Brights
we'll be brights. With help of Hanoukan's lamp. When otter
leaps in outer parts then Yul remembers Mei. Her hung maid
mohns are bluming, look, to greet those loes on coast of amethyst;
arcglow's seafire siemens lure and wextward warnerforth's hooker-
crookers. And now with robby brerfox's fishy fable lissaned out,
the threads simwhat toran and knots in its antargumends, the
pesciolines in Liffeyetta's bowl have stopped squiggling about
Junoh and the whalk and feriaquintaism and pebble infinibility
and the poissission of the hoghly course. And if Lubbernabohore
laid his horker to the ribber, save the giregargoh and dabardin
going on in his mount of knowledge (munt), he would not hear
a flip flap in all Finnyland. Witchman, watch of your night? Es
voes, ez noes, nott voes, ges, noun. It goes. It does not go. Darkpark's
acoo with sucking loves. Rosimund's by her wishing well.
Soon tempt-in-twos will stroll at venture and hunt-by-threes strut
musketeering. Brace of girdles, brasse of beauys. With the width
of the way for jogjoy. Hulker's cieclest elbownunsense. Hold
hard! And his dithering dathering waltzers of. Stright! But meetings
mate not as forsehn. Hesperons! And if you wand to Livmouth,
wenderer, while Jempson's weed decks Jacqueson's Island,
here lurks, bar hellpelhullpulthebell, none iron welcome. Bing.
Bong. Bangbong. Thunderation! You took with the mulligrubs
and we lack mulsum? No sirrebob! Great goodness, no! Were
you Marely quean of Scuts or but Chrestien the Last, (our duty
to you, chris! royalty, squat!) how matt your mark, though
luked your johl, here's dapplebellied mugs and troublebedded
rooms and sawdust strown in expectoration and for ratification by
specification of your information, Mr Knight, tuntapster, buttles;
his alefru's up to his hip. And Watsy Lyke sees after all rinsings
and don't omiss Kate, homeswab homely, put in with the bricks.
A's the sign and one's the number. Where Chavvyout Chacer
calls the cup and Pouropourim stands astirrup. De oud huis bij

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de kerkegaard. So who over comes ever for Whoopee Weeks
must put up with the Jug and Chambers.

But heed! Our thirty minutes war's alull. All's quiet on the
felled of Gorey. Between the starfort and the thornwood brass
castle flambs with mutton candles. Hushkah, a horn! Gadolmagtog!
God es El? Housefather calls enthreateningly. From Brandenborgenthor.
At Asa's arthre. In thundercloud periwig. With
lightning bug aflash from afinger. My souls and by jings, should
he work his jaw to give down the banks and hark from the tomb!
Ansighosa pokes in her potstill to souse at the sop be sodden
enow and to hear to all the bubbles besaying: the coming man, the
future woman, the food that is to build, what he with fifteen years
will do, the ring in her mouth of joyous guard, stars astir and
stirabout. A palashe for hirs, a saucy for hers and ladlelike spoons
for the wonner. But ein and twee were never worth three. So they
must have their final since he's on parole. Et la pau' Leonie has the
choice of her lives between Josephinus and Mario-Louis for who
is to wear the lily of Bohemey, Florestan, Thaddeus, Hardress or
Myles. And lead raptivity captive. Ready! Like a Finn at a fair.
Now for la belle! Icy-la-Belle!

The campus calls them. Ninan ninan, the gattling gan! Childs
will be wilds. 'Twastold. And vamp, vamp, vamp, the girls are
merchand. The horseshow magnete draws his field and don't the
fillyings fly? Educande of Sorrento, they newknow knowwell
their Vico's road. Arranked in their array and flocking for the
fray on that old orangeray, Dolly Brae. For these are not on
terms, they twain, bartrossers, since their baffle of Whatalose
when Adam Leftus and the devil took our hindmost, gegifting
her with his painapple, nor will not be atoned at all in fight to
no finish, that dark deed doer, this wellwilled wooer, Jerkoff and
Eatsoup, Yem or Yan, while felixed is who culpas does and harm's
worth healing and Brune is bad French for Jour d'Anno. Tiggers
and Tuggers they're all for tenzones. Bettlimbraves. For she must
walk out. And it must be with who. Teaseforhim. Toesforhim.
Tossforhim. Two. Else there is danger of. Solitude.

Postreintroducing Jeremy, the chastenot coulter, the flowing

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taal that brooks no brooking runs on to say how, as it was
mutualiter foretold of him by a timekiller to his spacemaker, velos
ambos and arubyat knychts, with their tales within wheels and
stucks between spokes, on the hike from Elmstree to Stene and
back, how, running awage with the use of reason (sics) and
ramming amok at the brake of his voice (secs), his lasterhalft
was set for getting the besterwhole of his yougendtougend, for
control number thrice was operating the subliminal of his invaded
personality. He nobit smorfi and go poltri and let all the tondo
gang bola del ruffo. Barto no know him mor. Eat larto altruis
with most perfect stranger.

Boo, you're through!

Hoo, I'm true!

Men, teacan a tea simmering, hamo mavrone kerry O?

Teapotty. Teapotty.

Kod knows. Anything ruind. Meetingless.

He wept indeiterum. With such a tooth he seemed to love his
wee tart when abuy. Highly momourning he see the before him.
Melained from nape to kneecap though vied from her girders up.
Holy Santalto, cursing saint, sight most deletious to ross up the
spyballs like exude of margary! And how him it heaviered that
eyerim rust! An they bare falls witless against thee how slight
becomes a hidden wound? Soldwoter he wash him all time bigfeller
bruisy place blong him. He no want missies blong all boy
other look bruisy place blong him. Hence. It will paineth the
chastenot in that where of his whence he had loseth his once for
every, even though mode grow moramor maenneritsch and the
Tarara boom decay. Immaculacy, give but to drink to his shirt
and all skirtaskortas must change her tunics. So warred he from
first to last, forebanned and betweenly, a smuggler for lifer. Lift
the blank ve veered as heil! Split the hvide and aye seize heaven!
He knows for he's seen it in black and white through his eyetrompit
trained upon jenny's and all that sort of thing which is
dandymount to a clearobscure. Prettimaid tints may try their
taunts: apple, bacchante, custard, dove, eskimo, feldgrau, hematite,
isingglass, jet, kipper, lucile, mimosa, nut, oysterette, prune,

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quasimodo, royal, sago, tango, umber, vanilla, wisteria, xray,
yesplease, zaza, philomel, theerose. What are they all by? Shee.

If you nude her in her prime, make sure you find her complementary
or, on your very first occasion, by Angus Dagdasson
and all his piccions, she'll prick you where you're proudest with
her unsatt speagle eye. Look sharp, she's signalling from among
the asters. Turn again, wistfultone, lode mere of Doubtlynn!
Arise, Land-under-Wave! Clap your lingua to your pallet, drop
your jowl with a jolt, tambourine until your breath slides, pet a
pout and it's out. Have you got me, Allysloper?

My top it was brought Achill's low, my middle I ope before
you, my bottom's a vulser if ever there valsed and my whole the
flower that stars the day and is solly well worth your pilger's
fahrt. Where there's a hitch, a head of things, let henker's halter
hang the halunkenend. For I see through your weapon. That
cry's not Cucullus. And his eyelids are painted. If my tutor here
is cut out for an oldeborre I'm Flo, shy of peeps, you know. But
when he beetles backwards, ain't I fly? Pull the boughpee to see
how we sleep. Bee Peep! Peepette! Would you like that lump of
a tongue for lungeon or this Turkey's delighter, hys hyphen
mys? My bellyswain's a twalf whulerusspower though he knows
as much how to man a wife as Dunckle Dalton of matching wools.
Shake hands through the thicketloch! Sweet swanwater! My
other is mouthfilled. This kissing wold's full of killing fellows
kneeling voyantly to the cope of heaven. And somebody's coming,
I feel for a fect. I've a seeklet to sell thee if old Deanns won't
be threaspanning. When you'll next have the mind to retire to
be wicked this is as dainty a way as any. Underwoods spells bushment's
business. So if you sprig poplar you're bound to twig this.
'Twas my lord of Glendalough benedixed the gape for me that
time at Long Entry, commanding the approaches to my intimast
innermost. Look how they're browthered! Six thirteens at Blanche
de Blanche's of 3 Behind Street and 2 Turnagain Lane. Awabeg
is my callby, Magnus here's my Max, Wonder One's my cipher
and Seven Sisters is my nighbrood. Radouga, Rab will ye na
pick them in their pink of panties. You can colour up till you're

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prawn while I go squirt with any cockle. When here who adolls
me infuxes sleep. But if this could see with its backsight he'd
be the grand old greeneyed lobster. He's my first viewmarc since
Valentine. Wink's the winning word.


In the house of breathings lies that word, all fairness. The walls
are of rubinen and the glittergates of elfinbone. The roof herof is
of massicious jasper and a canopy of Tyrian awning rises and
still descends to it. A grape cluster of lights hangs therebeneath
and all the house is filled with the breathings of her fairness, the
fairness of fondance and the fairness of milk and rhubarb and the
fairness of roasted meats and uniomargrits and the fairness of
promise with consonantia and avowals. There lies her word, you
reder! The height herup exalts it and the lowness her down abaseth
it. It vibroverberates upon the tegmen and prosplodes from
pomoeria. A window, a hedge, a prong, a hand, an eye, a sign, a
head and keep your other augur on her paypaypay. And you have
it, old Sem, pat as ah be seated! And Sunny, my gander, he's
coming to land her. The boy which she now adores. She dores.
Oh backed von dem zug! Make weg for their tug!

With a ring ding dong, they raise clasped hands and advance
more steps to retire to the saum. Curtsey one, curtsey two, with
arms akimbo, devotees.


All sing:

—I rose up one maypole morning and saw in my glass how
nobody loves me but you. Ugh. Ugh.

All point in the shem direction as if to shun.

—My name is Misha Misha but call me Toffey Tough. I
mean Mettenchough. It was her, boy the boy that was loft in the
larch. Ogh! Ogh!

Her reverence.

All laugh.

They pretend to helf while they simply shauted at him sauce to
make hims prich. And ith ith noth cricquette, Sally Lums. Not
by ever such a lot. Twentynines of bloomers gegging een man

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arose. Avis was there and trilled her about it. She's her sex, for
certain. So to celebrate the occasion:

—Willest thou rossy banders havind?

He simules to be tight in ribbings round his rumpffkorpff.

—Are you Swarthants that's hit on a shorn stile?

He makes semblant to be swiping their chimbleys.

—Can you ajew ajew fro' Sheidam?

He finges to be cutting up with a pair of sissers and to be buytings
of their maidens and spitting their heads into their facepails.

Spickspuk! Spoken.

So now be hushy, little pukers! Side here roohish, cleany fuglers!
Grandicellies, all stay zitty! Adultereux, rest as befour! For
you've jollywelly dawdled all the day. When ye coif tantoncle's
hat then'll be largely temts for that. Yet's the time for being now,
now, now.

For a burning would is come to dance inane. Glamours hath
moidered's lieb and herefore Coldours must leap no more. Lack
breath must leap no more.

Lel lols for libelman libling his lore. Lolo Lolo liebermann you
loved to be leaving Libnius. Lift your right to your Liber Lord.
Link your left to your lass of liberty. Lala Lala, Leapermann,
your lep's but a loop to lee.

A fork of hazel o'er the field in vox the verveine virgins ode.
If you cross this rood as you roamed the rand I'm blessed but
you'd feel him a blasting rod. Behind, me, frees from evil smells!
Perdition stinks before us.

Aghatharept they fleurelly to Nebnos will and Rosocale. Twice
is he gone to quest of her, thrice is she now to him. So see we so
as seed we sow. And their prunktqueen kilt her kirtles up and
set out. And her troup came heeling, O. And what do you think
that pride was drest in! Voolykins' diamondinah's vestin. For ever
they scent where air she went. While all the fauns' flares widens
wild to see a floral's school.

Led by Lignifer, in four hops of the happiest, ach beth cac duff,
a marrer of the sward incoronate, the few fly the farbetween!
We haul minymony on that piebold nig. Will any dubble dabble

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on the bay? Nor far jocubus? Nic for jay? Attilad! Attattilad! Get
up, Goth's scourge on you! There's a visitation in your impluvium.
Hun! Hun!

He stanth theirs mun in his natural, oblious autamnesically
of his very proprium, (such is stockpot leaden, so did sonsepun
crake) the wont to be wanton maid a will to be wise. Thrust from
the light, apophotorejected, he spoors loves from her heats. He
blinkth. But's wrath's the higher where those wreathe charity.
For all of these have been thisworlders, time liquescing into state,
pitiless age grows angelhood. Though, as he stehs, most anysing
may befallhim from a song of a witch to the totter of Blackarss,
given a fammished devil, a young sourceress and (eternal conjunction)
the permission of overalls with the cuperation of nightshirt.
If he spice east he seethes in sooth and if he pierce north
he wilts in the waist. And what wonder with the murkery viceheid
in the shade? The specks on his lapspan are his foul deed
thougths, wishmarks of mad imogenation. Take they off! Make
the off! But Funnylegs are leanly. A bimbamb bum! They vain
would convert the to be hers in the word. Gush, they wooed!
Gash, they're fair ripecherry!

As for she could shake him. An oaf, no more. Still he'd be
good tutor two in his big armschair lerningstoel and she be
waxen in his hands. Turning up and fingering over the most dantellising
peaches in the lingerous longerous book of the dark.
Look at this passage about Galilleotto! I know it is difficult but
when your goche I go dead. Turn now to this patch upon Smacchiavelluti!
Soot allours, he's sure to spot it! 'Twas ever so in
monitorology since Headmaster Adam became Eva Harte's
toucher, in omnibus moribus et temporibus, with man's mischief
in his mind whilst her pupils swimmed too heavenlies, let his be
exaspirated, letters be blowed! I is a femaline person. O, of provocative
gender. U unisingular case.

Which is why trumpers are mixed up in duels and here's B.
Rohan meets N. Ohlan for the prize of a thou.

But listen to the mocking birde to micking barde making bared!
We've heard it aye since songdom was gemurrmal. As he was

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queering his shoolthers. So was I. And as I was cleansing my
fausties. So was he. And as way ware puffiing our blowbags.

Come, thrust! Go, parry! Dvoinabrathran, dare! The mad
long ramp of manchind's parlements, the learned lacklearning,
merciless as wonderful.

—Now may Saint Mowy of the Pleasant Grin be your everglass
and even prospect!

—Feeling dank.

Exchange, reverse.

—And may Saint Jerome of the Harlots' Curse make family
three of you which is much abedder!

—Grassy ass ago.

And each was wrought with his other. And his continence fell.
The bivitellines, Metellus and Ametallikos, her crown pretenders,
obscindgemeinded biekerers, varying directly, uruseye each oxesother,
superfetated (never cleaner of lamps frowned fiercelier on
anointer of hinges), while their treegrown girls, king's game, if
he deign so, are in such transfusion just to know twigst timidy
twomeys, for gracious sake, who is artthoudux from whose
heterotropic, the sleepy or the glouch, for, shyly bawn and
showly nursured, exceedingly nice girls can strike exceedingly
bad times unless so richtly chosen's by (what though of riches
he have none and hope dashes hope on his heart's horizon) to gar
their great moments greater. The thing is he must be put strait
on the spot, no mere waterstichystuff in a selfmade world that
you can't believe a word he's written in, not for pie, but one's
only owned by naturel rejection. Charley, you're my darwing!
So sing they sequent the assent of man. Till they go round if
they go roundagain before breakparts and all dismissed. They
keep. Step keep. Step. Stop. Who is Fleur? Where is Ange? Or

Creedless, croonless hangs his haughty. There end no moe red
devil in the white of his eye. Braglodyte him do a katadupe! A condamn
quondam jontom sick af a suckbut! He does not know how
his grandson's grandson's grandson's grandson will stammer up

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in Peruvian for in the ersebest idiom I have done it equals I so
shall do. He dares not think why the grandmother of the grandmother
of his grandmother's grandmother coughed Russky with
suchky husky accent since in the mouthart of the slove look at
me now means I once was otherwise. Nor that the mappamund
has been changing pattern as youth plays moves from street to
street since time and races were and wise ants hoarded and sauterelles
were spendthrifts, no thing making newthing wealthshowever
for a silly old Sol, healthytobedder and latewiser. Nor that the
turtling of a London's alderman is ladled out by the waggerful to
the regionals of pigmyland. His part should say in honour bound:
So help me symethew, sammarc, selluc and singin, I will stick to
you, by gum, no matter what, bite simbum, and in case of the
event coming off beforehand even so you was to release me for
the sake of the other cheap girl's baby's name plaster me but I
will pluckily well pull on the buckskin gloves! But Noodynaady's
actual ingrate tootle is of come into the garner mauve and thy
nice are stores of morning and buy me a bunch of iodines.

Evidentament he has failed as tiercely as the deuce before for
she is wearing none of the three. And quite as patenly there is a
hole in the ballet trough which the rest fell out. Because to explain
why the residue is, was, or will not be, according to the
eighth axiom, proceeded with, namely, since ever apart that gossan
duad, so sure as their's a patch on a pomelo, this yam ham in
never live could, the shifting about of the lassies, the tug of love
of their lads ending with a great deal of merriment, hoots,
screams, scarf drill, cap fecking, ejaculations of aurinos, reechoable
mirthpeals and general thumbtonosery (Myama's a yaung
yaung cauntry), one must recken with the sudden and gigantesquesque
appearance unwithstandable as a general election in
Barnado's bearskin amongst the brawlmiddle of this village childergarten
of the largely longsuffering laird of Lucanhof.

But, vrayedevraye Blankdeblank, god of all machineries and
tomestone of Barnstaple, by mortisection or vivisuture, splitten
up or recompounded, an isaac jacquemin mauromormo milesian,
how accountibus for him, moreblue?

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Was he pitssched for an ensemple as certain have dognosed of
him against our seawall by Rurie, Thoath and Cleaver, those
three stout sweynhearts, Orion of the Orgiasts, Meereschal MacMuhun,
the Ipse dadden, product of the extremes giving quotidients
to our means, as might occur to anyone, your brutest
layaman with the princest champion in our archdeaconry, or so
yclept from Clio's clippings, which the chroncher of chivalries
is sulpicious save he scan, for ancients link with presents as the
human chain extends, have done, do and will again as John, Polycarp
and Irenews eye-to-eye ayewitnessed and to Paddy Palmer,
while monks sell yew to archers or the water of the livvying
goes the way of all fish from Sara's drawhead, the corralsome, to
Isaac's, the lauphed butt one, with her minnelisp extorreor to his
moanolothe inturned? So Perrichon with Bastienne or heavy
Humph with airy Nan, Ricqueracqbrimbillyjicqueyjocqjolicass?
How sowesthow, dullcisamica? A and aa ab ad abu abiad. A
babbel men dub gulch of tears.

The mar of murmury mermers to the mind's ear, uncharted
rock, evasive weed. Only the caul knows his thousandfirst name,
Hocus Crocus, Esquilocus, Finnfinn the Faineant, how feel full
foes in furrinarr! Doth it not all come aft to you, puritysnooper,
in the way television opes longtimes ofter when Potollomuck
Sotyr or Sourdanapplous the Lollapaloosa? The charges are, you
will remember, the chances are, you won't; bit it's old Joe, the
Java Jane, older even than Odam Costollo, and we are recurrently
meeting em, par Mahun Mesme, in cycloannalism, from
space to space, time after time, in various phases of scripture as
in various poses of sepulture. Greets Godd, Groceries! Merodach!
Defend the King! Hoet of the rough throat attack but whose say
is soft but whose ee has a cute angle, he whose hut is a hissarlik
even as her hennin's aspire. And insodaintily she's a quine of selm
ashaker while as a murder of corpse when his magot's up he's
the best berrathon sanger in all the aisles of Skaldignavia. As who
shall hear. For now at last is Longabed going to be gone to, that
more than man, prince of Bunnicombe of wide roadsterds, the
herblord the gillyflowrets so fain fan to flatter about. Artho is the

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name is on the hero, Capellisato, shoehanded slaughterer of the
shader of our leaves.

Attach him! Hold!

Yet stir thee, to clay, Tamor!

Why wilt thou erewaken him from his earth, O summonorother:
he is weatherbitten from the dusts of ages? The hour of his
closing hies to hand; the tocsin that shall claxonise his wareabouts.
If one who remembered his webgoods and tealofts were
to ask of a hooper for whose it was the storks were quitting
Aquileyria, this trundler would not wot; if other who joined faith
when his depth charge bombed our barrel spillway were to—!

Jehosophat, what doom is here! Rain ruth on them, sire! The
wing of Moykill cover him! The Bulljon Bossbrute quarantee
him! Calavera, caution! Slaves to Virtue, save his Veritotem!
Bearara Tolearis, procul abeat! The Ivorbonegorer of Danamaraca
be, his Hector Protector! Woldomar with Vasa, peel your
peeps! And try to saviourise the nights of labour to the order of
our blooding worold! While Pliny the Younger writes to Pliny
the Elder his calamolumen of contumellas, what Aulus Gellius
picked on Micmacrobius and what Vitruvius pocketed from
Cassiodorus. Like we larnt from that Buke of Lukan in Dublin's
capital, Kongdam Coombe. Even if you are the kooper of the
winkel over measure never lost a licence. Nor a duckindonche
divulse from bath and breakfast. And for the honour of Alcohol
drop that you-know-what-I've-come-about-I-saw-your-act air!
Punch may be pottleproud but his Judy's a wife's wit better.

For the producer (Mr John Baptister Vickar) caused a deep
abuliousness to descend upon the Father of Truants and, at a side
issue, pluterpromptly brought on the scene the cutletsized consort,
foundling filly of fortyshilling fostertailor and shipman's
shopahoyden, weighing ten pebble ten, scaling five footsy five
and spanning thirtyseven inchettes round the good companions,
twentynine ditties round the wishful waistress, thirtyseven alsos
round the answer to everything, twentythree of the same round
each of the quis separabits, fourteen round the beginning of happiness
and nicely nine round her shoed for slender.

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And eher you could pray mercy to goodness or help with your
hokey or mehokeypoo, Gallus's hen has collared her pullets.
That's where they have owreglias for. Their bone of contention,
flesh to their thorns, prest as Prestissima, makes off in a thinkling
(and not one hen only nor two hens neyther but every blessed
brigid came aclucking and aclacking), while, a rum a rum, the
ram of all harns, Bier, Wijn, Spirituosen for consumption on the
premises, advokaat withouten pleaders, Mas marrit, Pas poulit,
Ras ruddist of all, though flamifestouned from galantifloures, is
hued and cried of each's colour.

Home all go. Halome. Blare no more ramsblares, oddmund
barkes! And cease your fumings, kindalled bushies! And sherrigoldies
yeassymgnays; your wildeshaweshowe moves swiftly
sterneward! For here the holy language. Soons to come. To

'Tis goed. Het best.

For they are now tearing, that is, teartoretorning. Too soon
are coming tasbooks and goody, hominy bread and bible bee,
with jaggery-yo to juju-jaw, Fine's French phrases from the
Grandmère des Grammaires and bothered parsenaps from the
Four Massores, Mattatias, Marusias, Lucanias, Jokinias, and what
happened to our eleven in thirtytwo antepostdating the Valgur
Eire and why is limbo where is he and what are the sound waves
saying ceased ere they all wayed wrong and Amnist anguished
axes Collis and where fishngaman fetched the mongafesh from
and whatfor paddybird notplease rancoon and why was Sindat
sitthing on him sitbom like a saildior, with what the doc did in the
doil, not to mention define the hydraulics of common salt and,
its denier crid of old provaunce, where G.P.O. is zentrum and
D.U.T.C. are radients write down by the frequency of the scores
and crores of your refractions the valuations in the pice of dinggyings
on N.C.R. and S.C.R.

That little cloud, a nibulissa, still hangs isky. Singabed sulks
before slumber. Light at night has an alps on his druckhouse.
Thick head and thin butter or after you with me. Caspi, but
gueroligue stings the air. Gaylegs to riot of us! Gallocks to lafft!

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What is amaid today todo? So angelland all weeping bin that Izzy
most unhappy is. Fain Essie fie onhapje? laughs her stella's vispirine.

While, running about their ways, going and coming, now at
rhimba rhomba, now in trippiza trappaza, pleating a pattern Gran
Geamatron showed them of gracehoppers, auntskippers and coneyfarm
leppers, they jeerilied along, durian gay and marian maidcap,
lou Dariou beside la Matieto, all boy more all girl singoutfeller
longa house blong store Huddy, whilest nin nin nin nin that
Boorman's clock, a winny on the tinny side, ninned nin nin nin
nin, about old Father Barley how he got up of a morning arley
and he met with a plattonem blondes named Hips and Haws and
fell in with a fellows of Trinity some header Skowood Shaws like
(You'll catch it, don't fret, Mrs Tummy Lupton! Come indoor,
Scoffynosey, and shed your swank!) auld Daddy Deacon who
could stow well his place of beacon but he never could hold his
kerosene's candle to (The nurse'll give it you, stickypots! And you
wait, my lasso, fecking the twine!) bold Farmer Burleigh who
wuck up in a hurlywurly where he huddly could wuddle to wallow
his weg tillbag of the baker's booth to beg of (You're well
held now, Missy Cheekspeer, and your panto's off! Fie, for shame,
Ruth Wheatacre, after all the booz said!) illed Diddiddy Achin
for the prize of a pease of bakin with a pinch of the panch of the
ponch in jurys for (Ah, crabeyes, I have you, showing off to the
world with that gape in your stocking!) Wold Forrester Farley
who, in deesperation of deispiration at the diasporation of his
diesparation, was found of the round of the sound of the lound
of the. Lukkedoerendunandurraskewdylooshoofermoyportertoo-



The play thou schouwburgst, Game, here endeth. The curtain
drops by deep request.


Gonn the gawds, Gunnar's gustspells. When the h, who the
hu, how the hue, where the huer? Orbiter onswers: lots lives
lost. Fionia is fed up with Fidge Fudgesons. Sealand snorres.

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Rendningrocks roguesreckning reigns. Gwds with gurs are
gttrdmmrng. Hlls vlls. The timid hearts of words all exeomnosunt.
Mannagad, lammalelouh, how do that come? By Dad, youd
not heed that fert? Fulgitudes ejist rowdownan tonuout. Quoq!
And buncskleydoodle! Kidoosh! Of their fear they broke, they
ate wind, they fled; where they ate there they fled; of their fear
they fled, they broke away. Go to, let us extol Azrael with our
harks, by our brews, on our jambses, in his gaits. To Mezouzalem
with the Dephilim, didits dinkun's dud? Yip! Yup! Yarrah!
And let Nek Nekulon extol Mak Makal and let him say
unto him: Immi ammi Semmi. And shall not Babel be with
Lebab? And he war. And he shall open his mouth and answer:
I hear, O Ismael, how they laud is only as my loud is one. If
Nekulon shall be havonfalled surely Makal haven hevens. Go to,
let us extell Makal, yea, let us exceedingly extell. Though you
have lien amung your posspots my excellency is over Ismael.
Great is him whom is over Ismael and he shall mekanek of Mak
Nakulon. And he deed.


For the Clearer of the Air from on high has spoken in tumbuldum
tambaldam to his tembledim tombaldoom worrild and, moguphonoised
by that phonemanon, the unhappitents of the earth
have terrerumbled from fimament unto fundament and from
tweedledeedumms down to twiddledeedees.

Loud, hear us!

Loud, graciously hear us!

Now have thy children entered into their habitations. And
nationglad, camp meeting over, to shin it, Gov be thanked! Thou
hast closed the portals of the habitations of thy children and thou
hast set thy guards thereby, even Garda Didymus and Garda
Domas, that thy children may read in the book of the opening of
the mind to light and err not in the darkness which is the afterthought
of thy nomatter by the guardiance of those guards which
are thy bodemen, the cheeryboyum chirryboth with the kerrybommers
in their krubeems, Pray-your-Prayers Timothy and
Back-to-Bunk Tom.

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Till tree from tree, tree among trees, tree over tree become
stone to stone, stone between stones, stone under stone for ever.

O Loud, hear the wee beseech of thees of each of these thy unlitten
ones! Grant sleep in hour's time, O Loud!

That they take no chill. That they do ming no merder. That
they shall not gomeet madhowiatrees.

Loud, heap miseries upon us yet entwine our arts with laughters

Ha he hi ho hu.



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As we there are where are we are we there
from tomtittot to teetootomtotalitarian. Tea
tea too oo.

Whom will comes over. Who to caps ever.
And howelse do we hook our hike to find that
pint of porter place? Am shot, says the bigguard.1

Whence. Quick lunch by our left, wheel,

to where. Long Livius Lane, mid Mezzofanti
Mall, diagonising Lavatery Square, up Tycho
Brache Crescent,2 shouldering Berkeley Alley,

querfixing Gainsborough Carfax, under Guido
d'Arezzo's Gadeway, by New Livius Lane till
where we whiled while we whithered. Old
Vico Roundpoint. But fahr, be fear! And
natural, simple, slavish, filial. The marriage of
Montan wetting his moll we know, like any
enthewsyass cuckling a hoyden3 in her rougey

1 Rawmeash, quoshe with her girlic teangue. If old Herod with the Cormwell's
eczema was to go for me like he does Snuffler whatever about his blue
canaries I'd do nine months for his beaver beard.

2 Mater Mary Mercerycordial of the Dripping Nipples, milk's a queer

3 Real life behind the floodlights as shown by the best exponents of a royal

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gipsylike chinkaminx pulshandjupeyjade and
her petsybluse indecked o' voylets. 1 When
who was wist was ware. En elv, et fjaell. And
the whirr of the whins humming us howe.
His hume. Hencetaking tides we haply return,
trumpeted by prawns and ensigned with seakale,
to befinding ourself when old is said in
one and maker mates with made (O my!),
having conned the cones and meditated the
mured and pondered the pensils and ogled the
olymp and delighted in her dianaphous and
cacchinated behind his culosses, before a

mosoleum. Length Withought Breath, of him,
a chump of the evums, upshoot of picnic or
stupor out of sopor, Cave of Kids or Hymanian
Glattstoneburg, denary, danery, donnery,

domm, who, entiringly as he continues highly-
fictional, tumulous under his chthonic exterior

but plain Mr Tumulty in muftilife, 2 in his an-
tisipiences as in his recognisances, is, (Dominic
Directus) a manyfeast munificent more mob
than man.

Ainsoph,3 this upright one, with that
noughty besighed him zeroine. To see in his
horrorscup he is mehrkurios than saltz of
sulphur. Terror of the noonstruck by day,
cryptogam of each nightly bridable. But, to
speak broken heaventalk, is he? Who is he?
Whose is he? Why is he? Howmuch is he?
Which is he? When is he? Where is he? 4 How
is he? And what the decans is there about him

1 When we play dress grownup at alla ludo poker you'll be happnessised
to feel how fetching I can look in clingarounds.

2 Kellywick, Longfellow's Lodgings, House of Comments III, Cake Walk,
Amusing Avenue, Salt Hill, Co. Mahogany, Izalond, Terra Firma.

3 Groupname for grapejuice.

4 Bhing, said her burglar's head, soto poce.

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anyway, the decemt man? Easy, calm your
haste! Approach to lead our passage!

This bridge is upper.
Thus come to castle.
A password, thanks.
Yes, pearse.
Well, all be dumbed!
O really? 2

Hoo cavedin earthwight
At furscht kracht of thunder. 3
When shoo, his flutterby,
Was netted and named. 4

Erdnacrusha, requiestress, wake em!
And let luck's puresplutterall lucy at
ease! 5
To house as wise fool ages builded.
Sow byg eat. 6

Staplering to tether to, steppingstone to

mount by, as the Boote's at Pickardstown.
And that skimmelk steed still in the groundloftfan.
As over all. Or be these wingsets leaned
to the outwalls, beastskin trophies of booth
of Baws the balsamboards? 7 Burials be ballyhouraised!
So let Bacchus e'en call! Inn inn!

Inn inn! Where. The babbers ply the pen.
The bibbers drang the den. The papplicom,
the pubblicam he's turning tin for ten. From

1 Yussive smirte and ye mermon answerth from his beelyingplace below
the tightmark, Gotahelv!

2 O Evol, kool in the salg and ees how Dozi pits what a drows er.

3 A goodrid croven in a tynwalled tub.

4 Apis amat aram. Luna legit librum. Pulla petit pascua.

5 And after dinn to shoot the shades.

6 Says blistered Mary Achinhead to beautifed Tummy Tullbutt.

7 Begge. To go to Begge. To go to Begge and to be sure to reminder
Begge. Goodbeg, buggey Begge.

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seldomers that most frequent him. That same
erst crafty hakemouth which under the assumed
name of Ignotus Loquor, of foggy old,
harangued bellyhooting fishdrunks on their
favorite stamping ground, from a father theobalder
brake.1 And Egyptus, the incenstrobed,

as Cyrus heard of him? And Major A. Shaw
after he got the miner smellpex? And old
Whiteman self, the blighty blotchy, beyond
the bays, hope of ostrogothic and ottomanic
faith converters, despair of Pandemia's postwartem
plastic surgeons? But is was all so
long ago. Hispano-Cathayan-Euxine, Castil-
lian-Emeratic-Hebridian, Espanol-Cymric-

Helleniky? Rolf the Ganger, Rough the Gangster,
not a feature alike and the face the same.2
Pastimes are past times. Now let bygones
be bei Gunne's. Saaleddies er it in this warken
werden, mine boerne, and it vild need olderwise3
since primal made alter in garden of
Idem. The tasks above are as the flasks below,
saith the emerald canticle of Hermes and all's

loth and pleasestir, are we told, on excellent
inkbottle authority, solarsystemised, seriol-
cosmically, in a more and more almightily
expanding universe under one, there is rhymeless
reason to believe, original sun. Securely
judges orb terrestrial. 4 Haud certo ergo. But

O felicitous culpability, sweet bad cess to you
for an archetypt!

1 Huntler and Pumar's animal alphabites, the first in the world from
aab to zoo.

2 We dont hear the booming cursowarries, we wont fear the fletches of
fightning, we float the meditarenias and come bask to the isle we love in
spice. Punt.

3 And this once golden bee a cimadoro.

4 And he was a gay Lutharius anyway, Sinobiled. You can tell by their
extraordinary clothes.

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Honour commercio's energy yet aid the
linkless proud, the plurable with everybody
and ech with pal, this ernst of Allsap's ale
halliday of roaring month with its two lunar
eclipses and its three saturnine settings! Horn
of Heatthen, highbrowed! Brook of Life, backfrish!
Amnios amnium, fluminiculum flaminulinorum!
We seek the Blessed One, the
Harbourer-cum-Enheritance. Even Canaan
the Hateful. Ever a-going, ever a-coming.
Between a stare and a sough. Fossilisation, all
branches. 1 Wherefore Petra sware unto Ulma:

By the mortals' frost! And Ulma sware unto
Petra: On my veiny life!

In these places sojournemus, where Eblinn
water, leased of carr and fen, leaving amont her
shoals and salmen browses, whom inshore
breezes woo with freshets, windeth to her
broads. A phantom city, phaked of philim
pholk, bowed and sould for a four of hundreds
of manhood in their three and threescore

fylkers for a price partitional of twenty six and
six. By this riverside, on our sunnybank, 2 how
buona the vista, by Santa Rosa! A field of May,
the very vale of Spring. Orchards here are
lodged; sainted lawrels evremberried. You
have a hoig view ashwald, a glen of marrons
and of thorns. Gleannaulinn, Ardeevin: purty
glint of plaising height. This Norman court at
boundary of the ville, yon creepered tower of
a church of Ereland, meet for true saints in
worshipful assemblage, 3 with our king's house

1 Startnaked and bonedstiff. We vivvy soddy. All be dood.

2 When you dreamt that you'd wealth in marble arch do you ever think of
pool beg slowe.

3 Porphyrious Olbion, redcoatliar, we were always wholly rose marines
on our side every time.

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of stone, belgroved of mulbrey, the still that
was mill and Kloster that was Yeomansland,
the ghastcold tombshape of the quick foregone
on, the loftleaved elm Lefanunian abovemansioned,
each, every, all is for the retrospectioner.
Skole! Agus skole igen! 1 Sweetsome
auburn, cometh up as a selfreizing flower,
that fragolance of the fraisey beds: the phoenix,
his pyre, is still flaming away with trueprattight
spirit: the wren his nest is niedelig as the
turrises of the sabines are televisible. Here are
the cottage and the bungalow for the cobbeler
and the brandnewburgher: 2 but Izolde, her
chaplet gardens, an litlee plads af liefest pose,

arride the winnerful wonders off, the winnerful
wonnerful wanders off, 3 with hedges of
ivy and hollywood and bower of mistletoe,
are, tho if it theem tho and yeth if you
pleathes, 4 for the blithehaired daughter of
Angoisse. All out of two barreny old perishers,
Tytonyhands and Vlossyhair, a kilolitre in
metromyriams. Presepeprosapia, the parent
bole. Wone tabard, wine tap and warm tavern5
and, by ribbon development, from contact
bridge to lease lapse, only two millium two
humbered and eighty thausig nine humbered

and sixty radiolumin lines to the wustworts of
a Finntown's generous poet's office. Distorted
mirage, aloofliest of the plain, wherein the

1 Now a muss wash the little face.

2 A viking vernacular expression still used in the Summerhill district for a
jerryhatted man of forty who puts two fingers into his boiling soupplate and
licks them in turn to find out if there is enough mushroom catsup in the
mutton broth.

3 H' dk' fs' h'p'y.

4 Googlaa pluplu.

5 Tomley. The grown man. A butcher szewched him the bloughs and
braches. I'm chory to see P. Shuter.

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boxomeness of the bedelias1 makes hobbyhodge
happy in his hole. 2 The store and
charter, Treetown Castle under Lynne. Rivapool?
Hod a brieck on it! But its piers eerie,
its span spooky, its toll but a till, its parapets
all peripateting. D'Oblong's by his by. Which
we all pass. Tons. In our snoo. Znore. While
we hickerwards the thicker. Schein. Schore.
Which assoars us from the murk of the mythelated
in the barrabelowther, bedevere butlered
table round, past Morningtop's necessity and
Harington's invention, to the clarience of the
childlight in the studiorium upsturts. Here
we'll dwell on homiest powers, love at the
latch with novices nig and nag. The chorus:
the principals. For the rifocillation of their
inclination to the manifestation of irritation:
doldorboys and doll. 3 After sound, light and
heat, memory, will and understanding.

Here (the memories framed from walls are
minding) till wranglers for wringwrowdy
wready are, F F mirrored, (at gaze, respecting, fourteenth
baronet, meet, altrettanth bancorot,
chaff) and ere commence commencement catalaunic
when Aetius check chokewill Attil's
gambit, (that buxon bruzeup, give it a burl!)
lead us seek, O june of eves the jenniest,
thou who fleeest flicklesome the fond fervid
frondeur to thickly thyself attach with thine
efteased ensuer, 4 ondrawer of our unconscionable,
flickerflapper fore our

1 I believe in Dublin and the Sultan of Turkey.

2 I have heard this word used by Martin Halpin, an old gardener from the
Glens of Antrim who used to do odd jobs for my godfather, the Rev. B. B.
Brophy of Swords.

3 Ravens may rive so can dove deelish.

4 A question of pull.

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unterdrugged, 1 lead us seek, lote us see, light us find,
let us missnot Maidadate, Mimosa Multimimetica,
the maymeaminning of maimoomeining!
Elpis, thou fountain of the greeces, all shall speer
theeward,2 from kongen in his canteenhus to
knivers hind the knoll. Ausonius Audacior
and gael, gillie, gall.3 Singalingalying. Storiella
as she is syung. Whence followeup with endspeaking

nots for yestures, plutonically pursuant
on briefest glimpse from gladrags, pretty
Proserpronette whose slit satchel spilleth peas.

Belisha beacon, beckon bright! Usherette,
unmesh us! That grene ray of earong it waves
us to yonder as the red, blue and yellow flogs
time on the domisole, 4 with a blewy blow and
a windigo. Where flash becomes word and
silents selfloud. To brace congeners, trebly
bounden and asservaged twainly. Adamman,5
Emhe, Issossianusheen and sometypes Yggely
ogs Weib. Uwayoei! 6 So mag this sybilette be
our shibboleth that we may syllable her well!
Vetus may be occluded behind the mou in

Veto but Nova will be nearing as their radient
among the Nereids. A one of charmers, ay,
Una Unica, charmers, who, under the branches
of the elms, in shoes as yet unshent by stoniness,

wend, went, will wend a way of honey
myrrh and rambler roses mistmusk while still
the maybe mantles the meiblume or ever her

1 For Rose Point see Inishmacsaint.

2 Mannequins' Pose.

3 Their holy presumption and hers sinfly desprit.

4 Anama anamaba anamabapa.

5 Only for he's fathering law I could skewer that old one and slosh her out
many's the time but I thinks more of my pottles and ketts.

6 All abunk for Tarararat! Look slipper, soppyhat, we've a doss in the

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if have faded from the fleur,1 their arms
enlocked, (ringrang, the chimes of sex appealing

as conchitas with sentas stray,2 rung!), all
thinking all of it, the It with an itch in it, the All
every inch of it, the pleasure each will preen her
for, the business each was bred to breed by.3

Soon jemmijohns will cudgel about some
a rhythmatick or other over Browne and
Nolan's divisional tables whereas she, of

minions' novence charily being cupid, for
mug's wumping, grooser's grubbiness, andt's
avarice and grossopper's grandegaffe, with her
tootpettypout of jemenfichue will sit and knit
on solfa sofa. 4 Stew of the evening, booksyful
stew. And a bodikin a boss in the Thimble
Theatre. But all is her inbourne. Intend. From

gramma's grammar she has it that if there is a
third person, mascarine, phelinine or nuder,
being spoken abad it moods prosodes from a
person speaking to her second which is the
direct object that has been spoken to, with and
at. Take the dative with his oblative 5 for, even
if obsolete, it is always of interest, so spake
gramma on the impetus of her imperative, only
mind your genderous towards his reflexives

such that I was to your grappa (Bott's trousend,
hore a man uff!) when him was me hedon 6
and mine, what the lewdy saying, his analectual
pygmyhop.7 There is comfortism in the

1 One must sell it to some one, the sacred name of love.

2 Making it up as we goes along.

3 The law of the jungerl.

4 Let me blush to think of all those halfwayhoist pullovers.

5 I'd like his pink's cheek.

6 Frech devil in red hairing! So that's why you ran away to sea, Mrs
Lappy. Leap me, Locklaun, for you have sensed!

7 A washable lovable floatable doll.

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knowledge that often hate on first hearing
comes of love by second sight. Have your
little sintalks in the dunk of subjunctions, dual
in duel and prude with pruriel, but even the
aoriest chaparound whatever plaudered perfect
anent prettydotes and haec genua omniamay
perhaps chance to be about to be in the case to
be becoming a pale peterwright in spite of all
your tense accusatives whilstly you're wallfloored 1
like your gerandiums for the better
half of a yearn or sob. It's a wild's kitten, my
dear, who can tell a wilkling from a warthog.
For you may be as practical as is predicable
but you must have the proper sort of accident
to meet that kind of a being with a difference. 2
Flame at his fumbles but freeze on his fist. 3
Every letter is a godsend, ardent Ares, brusque
Boreas and glib Ganymede like zealous Zeus,
the O'Meghisthest of all. To me or not to me.
Satis thy quest on. Werbungsap! Jeg suis, vos

wore a gentleman, thou arr, I am a quean. Is
a game over? The game goes on. Cookcook!
Search me. The beggar the maid the bigger

the mauler. And the greater the patrarc the
griefer the pinch. And that's what your doctor
knows. O love it is the commonknounest thing
how it pashes the plutous and the paupe. 4
Pop! And egg she active or spoon she passive,
all them fine clauses in Lindley's and Murrey's
never braught the participle of a present to a
desponent hortatrixy, vindicatively I say it,

1 With her poodle feinting to be let off and feeling dead in herself. Is love
worse living?

2 If she can't follow suit Renée goes to the pack.

3 Improper frictions is maledictions and mens uration makes me mad.

4 Llong and Shortts Primer of Black and White Wenchcraft.

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from her postconditional future.1 Lumpsome
is who lumpsum pays. Quantity counts though
accents falter. Yoking apart and oblique orations

parsed to one side, a brat, alanna, can
choose from so many, be he a sollicitor's
appendix, a pipe clerk or free functionist
flyswatter, that perfect little cad, from the
languors and weakness of limberlimbed lassihood
till the head, back and heartaches of
waxedup womanage and heaps on heaps of
other things too. Note the Respectable Irish
Distressed Ladies and the Merry Mustard
Frothblowers of Humphreystown Associations.
Atac first, queckqueck quicks after.
Beware how in that hist subtaile of schlangder 2
lies liaison to tease oreilles! To vert embowed
set proper penchant. But learn from that ancient
tongue to be middle old modern to the minute.
A spitter that can be depended on. Though
Wonderlawn's lost us for ever. Alis, alas, she
broke the glass! Liddell lokker through the
leafery, ours is mistery of pain.3 You may spin
on youthlit's bike and multiplease your Mike
and Nike with your kickshoes on the algebrars

but, volve the virgil page and view, the O of
woman is long when burly those two muters

sequent her so from Nebob4 see you never
stray who'll nimm you nice and nehm the day.

One hath just been areading, hath not one,
ya, ya, in their memoiries of Hireling's puny

wars, end so, und all, ga, ga, of The O'Brien,

1 The gaggles all out.

2 He's just bug nuts on white mate he hasn't the teath nor the grits to choo
and that's what's wrong with Lang Wang Wurm, old worbbling goesbelly.

3 Dear and I trust in all frivolity I may be pardoned for trespassing but I
think I may add hell.

4 He is my all menkind of every desception.

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The O'Connor, The Mac Loughlin and The
Mac Namara with summed their appondage,
da, da, of Sire Jeallyous Seizer, that gamely

torskmester, 1 with his duo of druidesses in ready
money rompers 2 and the tryonforit of Oxthievious,
Lapidous and Malthouse Anthemy. You
may fail to see the lie of that layout, Suetonia, 3
but the reflections which recur to me are that
so long as beauty life is body love 4 and so bright
as Mutua of your mirror holds her candle to
your caudle, lone lefthand likeless, sombring
Autum of your Spring, reck you not one spirt
of anyseed whether trigemelimen cuddle his
coddle or nope. She'll confess it by her figure
and she'll deny it to your face. If you're not
ruined by that one she won't do you any
whim. And then? What afters it? Gruff Gunne
may blow, Gam Gonna flow, the gossans eye
the jennings aye. From the butts of Heber and

Heremon, nolens volens, brood our pansies,
brune in brume. There's a split in the infinitive
from to have to have been to will be. As they
warred in their big innings ease now we never
shall know. Eat early earthapples. Coax Cobra
to chatters. Hail, Heva, we hear! This is the

glider that gladdened the girl5 that list to the
wind that lifted the leaves that folded the
fruit that hung on the tree that grew in the
garden Gough gave. Wide hiss, we're wizening.

1 All his teeths back to the front, then the moon and then the moon with
a hole behind it.

2 Skip one, flop fore, jennies in the cabbage store.

3 None of your cumpohlstery English here!

4 Understudy my understandings, Sostituda, and meek thine complinement,

5 Tho' I have one just like that to home, deadleaf brown with quicksilver
appliques, would whollymost applissiate a nice shiny sleekysilk out of that
slippering snake charmeuse.

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Hoots fromm, we're globing. Why hidest
thou hinder thy husband his name? Leda, Lada,
aflutter-afraida, so does your girdle grow!
Willed without witting, whorled without
aimed. Pappapassos, Mammamanet, warwhetswut
and whowitswhy.1 But it's tails for
toughs and titties for totties and come

buckets come bats till deeleet.2

Dark ages clasp the daisy roots, Stop, if you
are a sally of the allies, hot off Minnowaurs
and naval actiums, picked engagements and
banks of rowers. Please stop if you're a

B.C. minding missy, please do. But should
you prefer A.D. stepplease. And if you miss
with a venture it serves you girly well glad.
But, holy Janus, I was forgetting the Blitzenkopfs!
Here, Hengegst and Horsesauce, take
your heads3 out of that taletub! And leave
your hinnyhennyhindyou! It's haunted. The
chamber. Of errings. Whoan, tug, trace,

stirrup! It is distinctly understouttered that,
sense you threehandshighs put your twofootlarge
timepates in that dead wash of Lough
Murph and until such time pace one and the
same Messherrn the grinning statesmen, Brock
and Leon, have shunted the grumbling
coundedtouts, Starlin and Ser Artur Ghinis.
Foamous homely brew, bebattled by bottle,

gageure de guegerre.4 Bull igien bear and
then bearagain bulligan. Gringrin gringrin.
Staffs varsus herds and bucks vursus barks.

1 What's that, ma'am? says I.

2 As you say yourself.

3 That's the lethemuse but it washes off.

4 Where he fought the shessock of his stimmstammer and we caught the
pepettes of our lovelives.

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By old Grumbledum's walls. Bumps, bellows
and bawls.1 Opprimor's down, up up Opima!
Rents and rates and tithes and taxes, wages,

saves and spends. Heil, heptarched span of
peace!2 Live, league of lex, nex and the mores!
Fas est dass and foe err you. Impovernment
of the booble by the bauble for the bubble. So

wrap up your worries in your woe (wumpumtum!)
and shake down the shuffle for the
throw. For there's one mere ope 3 for downfall
ned. As Hanah Levy, shrewd shroplifter,
and nievre anore skidoos with her spoileds. 4
To add gay touches. For hugh and guy and
goy and jew. To dimpled and pimpled and
simpled and wimpled. A peak in a poke and a
pig in a pew. 5 She wins them by wons, a haul

hectoendecate, for mangay mumbo jumbjubes
tak mutts and jeffs muchas bracelonettes
gracies barcelonas.6 O what a loovely freespeech
'twas (tep)7 to gar howalively hintergrunting!
Tip. Like lilt of larks to burdened
crocodile,8 or skittering laubhing at that
wheeze of old windbag, Blusterboss, blowharding
about all he didn't do. Hell o' your
troop! With is the winker for the muckwits
of willesly and nith is the nod for the umproar
napollyon and hitheris poorblond piebold
hoerse. Huirse. With its tricuspidal hauberkhelm

1 Shake eternity and lick creation.

2 I'm blest if I can see.

3 Hoppity Huhneye, hoosh the hen. I like cluckers, you like nuts (wink).

4 Sweet, medium and dry like altar wine.

5 Who'll buy me penny babies?

6 Well, Maggy, I got your castoff devils all right and fits lovely. And am
vaguely graceful. Maggy thanks.

7 My six is no secret, sir, she said.

8 Yes, there, Tad, thanks, give, from, tathair, look at that now.

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coverchaf emblem on. For the man that

broke the ranks on Monte Sinjon. The allriddle
of it? That that is allruddy with us,
ahead of schedule, which already is plan accomplished

from and syne: Daft Dathy of the Five
Positions (the death ray stop him!) is still, as
reproaches Paulus, on the Madderhorn and,
entre chats and hobnobs,1 daring Dunderhead
to shiver his timbers and Hannibal mac Hamiltan
the Hegerite2(more livepower elbow him!)
ministerbuilding up, as repreaches Timothy,
in Saint Barmabrac's.3 Number Thirty two
West Eleventh streak looks on to that (may
all in the tocoming of the sempereternal speel

spry with it!) datetree doloriferous which
more and over leafeth earlier than every
growth and, elfshot, headawag, with frayed
nerves wondering till they feeled sore like any
woman that has been born at all events to the
purdah and for the howmanyeth and howmovingth
time at what the demons in that

jackhouse that jerry built for Massa and Missus
and hijo de puta, the sparksown fermament of
the starryk fieldgosongingon where blows
a nemone at each blink of windstill4 they
were sliding along and sleeting aloof and
scouting around and shooting about. Allwhichwhile
or whereaballoons for good
vaunty years Dagobert is in Clane's clean
hometown prepping up his prepueratory
and learning how to put a broad face bronzily
out through a broken breached meataerial

1 Go up quick, stay so long, come down slow!

2 If I gnows me gneesgnobs the both of him is gnatives of Genuas.

3 A glass of peel and pip for Mr Potter of Texas, please.

4 All the world loves a big gleaming jelly.

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from Bryan Awlining! Erin's hircohaired

And as, these things being so or ere those
things having done, way back home in Pacata
Auburnia,2(untillably holy gammel Eire) one

world burrowing on another, (if you've got
me, neighbour, in any large lumps, geek?, and
got the strong of it) Standfest, our topiocal
sagon hero, or any otther macotther, signs is
on the bellyguds bastille back, bucked up with
fullness, and silvering to her jubilee,3 birch-
leaves her jointure, our lavy in waving, visage
full of flesh and fat as a hen's i' forehead,

Airyanna and Blowyhart topsirturvy, that
royal pair in their palace of quicken boughs
hight The Goat and Compasses ('phone
number 17:69, if you want to know4) his seaarm
strongsround her, her velivole eyne aship-
wracked, have discusst their things of the
past, crime and fable with shame, home and
profit,5 why lui lied to lei and hun tried to kill
ham, scribbledehobbles, in whose veins runs
a mixture of, are head bent and hard upon.
Spell me the chimes. They are tales all tolled. 6

Today is well thine but where's may tomorrow
be. But, bless his cowly head and press his
crankly hat, what a world's woe is each's

1 A pengeneepy for your warcheekeepy.

2 My globe goes gaddy at geography giggle pending which time I was
looking for my shoe all through Arabia.

3 It must be some bugbear in the gender especially when old which they
all soon get to look.

4 After me looking up the plan in Humphrey's Justice of the Pieceit said to
see preseeding chaps.

5 O boyjones and hairyoddities! Only noane told missus of her massas
behaving she would laugh that flat that after that she had sanked down on her
fat arks they would shaik all to sheeks.

6 Traduced into jinglish janglage for the nusances of dolphins born.

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other's weariness waiting to beadroll his own
properer mistakes, the backslapping gladhander, 1

free of his florid future and the other
singing likeness, dirging a past of bloody altars,
gale with a blost to him, dove without gall.
And she, of the jilldaw's nest 2 who tears up

lettereens she never apposed a pen upon.3 Yet
sung of love and the monster man. What's
Hiccupper to hem or her to Hagaba? Ough,
ough, brieve kindli!4

Dogs' vespers are anending. Vespertiliabitur.
Goteshoppard quits his gabhard cloke
to sate with Becchus. Zumbock! Achevre!
Yet wind will be ere fadervor 5 and the hour of

fruminy and bergoo bell if Nippon have pearls
or opals Eldorado, the daindy dish, the lecking
out! Gipoo, good oil! For (hushmagandy!)
long 'tis till gets bright that all cocks waken
and birds Diana6 with dawnsong hail. Aught
darks flou a duskness. Bats that? There peepeestrilling.

At Brannan's on the moor. At Tam
Fanagan's weak yat his still's going strang.
And still here is noctules and can tell things
acommon on by that fluffy feeling. Larges

loomy wheelhouse to bodgbox7 lumber up
with hoodie hearsemen carrawain we keep
is peace who follow his law, Sunday

1 He gives me pulpititions with his Castlecowards never in these twowsers
and ever in those twawsers and then babeteasing us out of our hoydenname.

2 My goldfashioned bother near drave me roven mad and I dyeing to
keep my linefree face like readymaid maryangs for jollycomes smashing

3 What I would like is a jade louistone to go with the moon's increscent.

4 Parley vows the Askinwhose? I do, Ida. And how to call the cattle black.
Moopetsi meepotsi.

5 I was so snug off in my apholster's creedle but at long leash I'll stretch
more capritious in his dapplepied bed.

6 Pipette. I can almost feed their sweetness at my lisplips.

7 A liss in hunterland.

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King.1 His sevencoloured's soot (Ochone!
Ochonal!)2 and his imponence one heap lumpblock

(Mogoul!). And rivers burst out like
weeming racesround joydrinks for the fewnrally 3
where every feaster's a foster's other, fiannians
all.4 The wellingbreast, he willing giant,
the mountain mourning his duggedy dew. To
obedient of civicity in urbanious at felicity
what'll yet meek Mike5 our diputy mimber when
he's head on poll and Peter's burgess and Miss
Mishy Mushy is tiptupt by Toft Taft. Boblesse
gobleege. For as Anna was at the beginning
lives yet and will return after great deap sleap
rerising and a white night high with a cows of
Drommhiem as shower as there's a wet enclouded
in Westwicklow or a little black rose a
truant in a thorntree. We drames our dreams
tell Bappy returns. And Sein annews. We will
not say it shall not be, this passing of order and
order's coming, but in the herbest country and
in the country around Blath as in that city self
of legionds they look for its being ever yet. So
shuttle the pipers done. 6 Eric aboy! 7 And it's
time that all paid tribute to this massive mortiality,

the pink of punk perfection as photography
in mud. Some may seek to dodge the

1 I wonder if I put the old buzzerd one night to suckle in Millickmaam's
honey like they use to emballem some of the special popes with a book in his
hand and his mouth open.

2 And a ripping rude rape in his lucreasious togery.

3 Will ye nought would wet your weapons, warriors bard?

4 Roe, Williams, Bewey, Greene, Gorham, McEndicoth and Vyler, the
lays of ancient homes.

5 The stanidsglass effect, you could sugerly swear buttermilt would not
melt down his dripping ducks.

6 Thickathigh and Thinathews with sant their dam.

7 Oh, could we do with this waddled of ours like that redbanked profanian
with his bakset of yosters.

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gobbet for its quantity of quality but who
wants to cheat the choker's got to learn to
chew the cud. Allwhichhole scrubs on scroll

circuminiuminluminatedhave encuoniams here
and improperies there.1 With a pansy for the
pussy in the corner.2

Bewise of Fanciulla's heart, the heart of
Fanciulla! Even the recollection of willow
fronds is a spellbinder that lets to hear.3 The
rushes by the grey nuns' pond: ah eh oh let

me sigh too. Coalmansbell: behoves you
handmake of the load. Jenny Wren: pick, peck.
Johnny Post: pack, puck.4 All the world's in
want and is writing a letters.5 A letters from a
person to a place about a thing. And all the
world's on wish to be carrying a letters. A letters

to a king about a treasure from a cat. 6
When men want to write a letters. Ten men,
ton men, pen men, pun men, wont to rise a

ladder. And den men, dun men, fen men, fun
men, hen men, hun men wend to raze a leader.
Is then any lettersday from many peoples,
Daganasanavitch? Empire, your outermost. 7
A posy cord. Plece.

We have wounded our way on foe tris
prince till that force in the gill is faint afarred

1 Gosem pher, gezumpher, greeze a jarry grim felon! Good bloke him!

2 And if they was setting on your stool as hard as my was she could beth
her bothom dolours he'd have a culious impressiom on the diminitive that
chafes our ends.

3 When I'am Enastella and am taken for Essastessa I'll do that droop on the
pohlmann's piano.

4 Heavenly twinges, if it's one of his I'll fearly feint as swoon as he enterrooms.

5 To be slipped on, to be slept by, to be conned to, to be kept up. And when
you're done push the chain.

6 With her modesties office.

7 Strutting as proud as a great turquin weggin that cuckhold on his Eddems
and Clay's hat.

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and the face in the treebark feigns afear. This
is rainstones ringing. Strangely cult for this
ceasing of the yore. But Erigureen is ever.
Pot price pon patrilinear plop, if the osseletion
of the onkring gives omen nome? Since alls
war that end war let sports be leisure and
bring and buy fair. Ah ah athclete, blest your
bally bathfeet! Towntoquest, fortorest, the
hour that hies is hurley. A halt for hearsake. 1

1 Come, smooth of my slate, to the beat of my blosh! With all these gelded
ewes jilting about and the thrills and ills of laylock blossoms three's so much
more plants than chants for cecilies that I was thinking fairly killing times of
putting an end to myself and my malody, when I remembered all your pupil-
teacher's erringnesses in perfection class. You sh'undn't write you can't if you
w'udn't pass for undevelopmented. This is the propper way to say that, Sr. If
it's me chews to swallow all you saidn't you can eat my words for it as sure as
there's a key in my kiss. Quick erit faciofacey. When we will conjugate together
toloseher tomaster tomiss while morrow fans amare hour, verbe de vie
and verve to vie, with love ay loved have I on my back spine and does for
ever. Your are me severe? Then rue. My intended, Jr, who I'm throne away
on, (here he inst, my lifstack, a newfolly likon) when I slip through my pettigo
I'll get my decree and take seidens when I'm not ploughed first by some
Rolando the Lasso, and flaunt on the flimsyfilmsies for to grig my collage
juniorees who, though they flush fuchsia, are they octette and viginity in my
shade but always my figurants. They may be yea of my year but they're nary
nay of my day. Wait till spring has sprung in spickness and prigs beg in to pry
they'll be plentyprime of housepets to pimp and pamper my. Impending marriage.
Nature tells everybody about but I learned all the runes of the gamest
game ever from my old nourse Asa. A most adventuring trot is her and she
vicking well knowed them all heartswise and fourwords. How Olive d'Oyly
and Winnie Carr, bejupers, they reized the dressing of a salandmon and how a
peeper coster and a salt sailor med a mustied poet atwaimen. It most have
bean Mad Mullans planted him. Bina de Bisse and Trestrine von Terrefin.
Sago sound, rite go round, kill kackle, kook kettle and (remember all should
I forget to) bolt the thor. Auden. Wasn't it just divining that dog of a dag
in Skokholme as I sat astrid uppum their Drewitt's altar, as cooledas as culcumbre,
slapping my straights till the sloping ruins, postillion, postallion, a
swinge a swank, with you offering me clouts of illscents and them horners
stagstruck on the leasward! Don't be of red, you blanching mench! This
isabella I'm on knows the ruelles of the rut and she don't fear andy mandy. So
sing loud, sweet cheeriot, like anegreon in heaven! The good fother with the
twingling in his eye will always have cakes in his pocket to bethroat us with
for our allmichael good. Amum. Amum. And Amum again. For tough troth
is stronger than fortuitous fiction and it's the surplice money, oh my young
friend and ah me sweet creature, what buys the bed while wits borrows the

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A scene at sight. Or dreamoneire. Which
they shall memorise. By her freewritten
Hopely for ear that annalykeses if scares for
eye that sumns. Is it in the now woodwordings

of our sweet plantation where the branchings
then will singingsing tomorrows gone and
yesters outcome as Satadays aftermoon lex
leap smiles on the twelvemonthsminding?
Such is. Dear (name of desired subject, A.N.),
well, and I go on to. Shlicksher. I and we
(tender condolences for happy funeral, one
if) so sorry to (mention person suppressed for

the moment, F.M.). Well (enquiries after allhealths)
how are you (question maggy). A
lovely (introduce to domestic circles) pershan
of cates. Shrubsher. Those pothooks mostly

she hawks from Poppa Vere Foster but these
curly mequeues are of Mippa's moulding.
Shrubsheruthr. (Wave gently in the ere turning
ptover.) Well, mabby (consolation of
shopes) to soon air. With best from cinder
Christinette if prints chumming, can be when
desires Soldi, for asamples, backfronted or,
if all, peethrolio or Get my Prize, using her

flower or perfume or, if veryveryvery chumming,
in otherwards, who she supposed adeal,
kissists my exits. Shlicksheruthr. From Auburn
chenlemagne. Pious and pure fair one, all has
concomitated to this that she shall tread them
lifetrees leaves whose silence hitherto has
shone as sphere of silver fastalbarnstone, that
fount Bandusian shall play liquick music and
after odours sigh of musk. Blotsbloshblothe,
one dear that was. Sleep in the water, drug at
the fire, shake the dust off and dream your one
who would give her sidecurls to. Till later

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Lammas is led in by baith our washwives, a
weird of wonder tenebrous as that evil thorngarth,
a field of faery blithe as this flowing wild.

Aujourd'hui comme aux temps de Pline et de
Columelle la jacinthe se plaît dans les Gaules,
la pervenche en Illyrie, la marguerite sur les
ruines de Numance
1et pendant qu'autour d'elles
les villes ont changé de maîtres et de noms, que
plusieurs sont entrées dans le néant, que les
civilisations se sont choquées et brisées, leurs

paisibles générations ont traversé les âges et sont
arrivées jusqu'à nous, fraîches et riantes comme
aux jours des batailles.

Margaritomancy! Hyacinthinous pervinciveness!
Flowers. A cloud. But Bruto and
Cassio are ware only of trifid tongues 3 the

whispered wilfulness, ('tis demonal!) and shadows
shadows multiplicating (il folsoletto nel
falsoletto col fazzolotto dal fuzzolezzo),4 totients
quotients, they tackle their quarrel. Sickamoor's
so woful sally. Ancient's aerger. And
eachway bothwise glory signs. What if she
love Sieger less though she leave Ruhm moan?
That's how our oxyggent has gotten ahold of
half their world. Moving about in the free of
the air and mixing with the ruck. Enten eller,
either or.


Nay, rather!

1 The nasal foss of our natal folkfarthers so so much now for Valsinggiddyrex
and his grand arks day triump.

2 Translout that gaswind into turfish, Teague, that's a good bog and you,
Thady, poliss it off, there's a nateswipe, on to your blottom pulper.

3 You daredevil donnelly, I love your piercing lots of lies and your flashy
foreign mail so here's my cowrie card, I dalgo, with all my exes, wise and sad.

4 All this Mitchells is a niggar for spending and I will go to the length of
seeing that one day Big Mig will be nickleless himself.

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With sobs for his job, with tears

for his toil, with horror for his squalor
but with pep for his perdition,1 lo, the
boor plieth as the laird hireth him.

Boon on begyndelse.

At maturing daily gloryaims! 2

A flink dab for a freck dive and a stern poise
for a swift pounce was frankily at the manual
arith sure enough which was the bekase he
knowed from his cradle, no bird better, why
his fingures were giving him whatfor to fife

with. First, by observation, there came boko
and nigh him wigworms and nigh him tittlies
and nigh him cheekadeekchimple and nigh
him pickpocket with pickpocketpumb, pickpocket-
point, pickpocketprod, pickpocketpromise
and upwithem. Holy Joe in lay
Eden.3 And anyhows always after them the
dimpler he weighed the fonder fell he of his
null four lovedroyd curdinals, his element curdinal

numen and his enement curdinal marryng
and his epulent curdinal weisswassh and his
eminent curdinal Kay O'Kay. Always would
he be reciting of them, hoojahs koojahs, up by
rota, in his Fanden's catachysm from fursed to
laced, quickmarch to decemvers, so as to pin the
tenners, thumbs down. And anon and aldays,
strues yerthere, would he wile arecreating em
om lumerous ways, caiuscounting in the
scale of pin puff pive piff, piff puff pive poo,
poo puff pive pree, pree puff pive pfoor, pfoor
puff pive pippive, poopive, 4 Niall Dhu,

1 While I'll wind the wildwoods' bluckbells among my window's weeds.

2 Lawdy Dawdy Simpers.

3 But where, O where, is me lickle dig done?

4 That's his whisper waltz I like from Pigott's with that Lancydancy step.

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Foughty Unn, Enoch Thortig, endso one, like
to pitch of your cap, pac, on to tin tall spillicans.1

To sum, borus pew notus pew eurus
pew zipher. Ace, deuce, tricks, quarts, quims.
Mumtiplay of course and carry to their whole
number. While on the other hand, traduced
by their comedy nominator to the loaferst
terms for their aloquent parts, sexes, suppers,
oglers, novels and dice.2 He could find (the
rakehelly!) by practice the valuse of thine-to-mine
articles with no reminder for an equality
of relations and, with the helpings from his
tables, improduce fullmin to trumblers, links
unto chains, weys in Nuffolk till tods of
Yorek, oozies ad libs and several townsends,
several hundreds, civil-to-civil imperious
gallants into gells (Irish), bringing alliving
stone allaughing down to grave clothnails and

a league of archers, fools and lurchers under
the rude rule of fumb. What signifieth whole
that3 but, be all the prowess of ten, 'tis as
strange to relate he, nonparile to rede, rite and
reckan, caught allmeals dullmarks for his
nucleuds and alegobrew. They wouldn't took
bearings no how anywheres. O them doddhunters
and allanights, aabs and baas for
agnomes, yees and zees for incognits, bate
him up jerrybly! Worse nor herman dororrhea.
Give you the fantods, seemed to him.
They ought to told you every last word first
stead of trying every which way to kinder
smear it out poison long. Show that the

1 Twelve buttles man, twentyeight bows of curls, forty bonnets woman
and ever youthfully yours makes alleven add the hundred.

2 Gamester Damester in the road to Rouen he grows more like his deed
every die.

3 Slash-the-Pill lifts the pellet. Run, Phoenix, run!

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median, hce che ech, interecting at royde
angles the parilegs of a given obtuse one biscuts
both the arcs that are in curveachord
behind. Brickbaths. The family umbroglia.
A Tullagrove pole1 to the Height of County
Fearmanagh has a septain inclinaison2 and the
graphplot for all the functions in Lower
County Monachan, whereat samething is rivisible
by nighttim, may be involted into the
zeroic couplet, palls pell inhis heventh glike

noughty times ∞, find, if you are not literally
cooefficient, how minney combinaisies and permutandies
can be played on the international
surd! pthwndxrclzp!, hids cubid rute being
extructed, taking anan illitterettes, ififif at a tom.
Answers, (for teasers only).3 Ten, twent, thirt,
see, ex and three icky totchty ones. From
solation to solution. Imagine the twelve
deaferended dumbbawls of the whowl abovebeugled
to be the contonuation through
regeneration of the urutteration of the word
in pregross. It follows that, if the two antesedents
be bissyclitties and the three comeseekwenchers
trundletrikes, then, Aysha Lalipat

behidden on the footplate, Big Whiggler 4
restant upsittuponable, the nCr5 presents to
us (tandem year at lasted length!) an ottomantic
turquo-indaco of pictorial shine by
pictorial shimmer so long as, gad of the gidday,
pictorial summer, viridorefulvid, lits asheen,

1 Dideney, Dadeney, Dudeney, O, I'd know that putch on your poll.

2 That is tottinghim in his boots.

3 Come all ye hapney coachers and support the richview press.

4 Braham Baruch he married his cook to Massach McKraw her uncle-in-law
who wedded his widow to Hjalmar Kjaer who adapted his daughter to
Braham the Bear. V for wadlock, P for shift, H for Lona the Konkubine.

5 A gee is just a jay on the jaunts cowsway.

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but (lenz alack lends a lot), if this habby cyclic
erdor be outraciously enviolated by a mierelin
roundtableturning, like knuts in maze, the zitas
runnind hare and dart1 with the yeggs in
their muddle, like a seven of wingless arrows,
hodgepadge, thump, kick and hurry, all boy
more missis blong him he race quickfeller all

same hogglepiggle longer house blong him, 2
while the catched and dodged exarx seems
himmulteemiously to beem (he wins her hend!
he falls to tail!) the ersed ladest mand 3 and
(uhu and uhud!) the losed farce on erroroots, 4
twalegged poneys and threehandled
dorkeys (madahoy, morahoy, lugahoy, jogahoyaway)

mPmbrings us a rainborne pamtomomiom,
aqualavant to (cat my dogs, if I
baint dingbushed like everything!) kaksitoista
volts yksitoista volts kymmenen volts yhdeksan
volts kahdeksan volts seitseman volts kuusi
volts viisi volts nelja volts kolme volts kaksi
volts yksi!allahthallacamellated, caravan series

to the finish of helve's fractures.5 In outher
wards, one from five, two to fives ones, one
from fives two millamills with a mill and a
half a mill and twos twos fives fives of bully
clavers. For a surview over all the factionables
see Iris in the Evenine's World.6 Binomeans
to be comprendered. Inexcessible as thy by
god ways. The aximones. And their prostalutes.

1 Talking about trilbits.

2 Barneycorrall, a precedent for the prodection of curiosity from children.

3 A pfurty pscore of ruderic rossies haremhorde for his divelsion.

4 Look at your mad father on his boneshaker fraywhaling round Myriom

5 Try Asia for the assphalt body with the concreke soul and the forequarters
of the moon behinding out of his phase.

6 Tomatoes malmalaid with De Quinceys salade can be tastily served with
Indiana Blues on the violens.

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For his neuralgiabrown.
Equal to=aosch.


So, bagdad, after those initials falls and that
primary taincture, as I know and you know
yourself, begath, and the arab in the ghetto
knows better, by nettus, nor anymeade or
persan, comic cuts and series exerxeses always
were to be capered in Casey's frost book of,
page torn on dirty, to be hacked at Hickey's,

hucksler, Wellington's Iron Bridge, and so, by
long last, as it would shuffle out, must he to
trump adieu atout atous to those cardinhands

he a big deal missed, radmachrees and rossecullinans
and blagpikes in suitclover. Dear
hearts of my counting, would he revoke them,
forewheel to packnumbers, and, the time being
no help fort, plates to lick one and turn over.

Problem ye ferst, construct ann aquilittoral
dryankle Probe loom! With his primal handstoe

in his sole salivarium. Concoct an equoangular
trillitter.1 On the name of the tizzer
and off the tongs and off the mythametical
tripods. Beatsoon.

Can you nei do her, numb? asks Dolph, 2
suspecting the answer know. Oikkont, ken
you, ninny? asks Kev,3 expecting the answer
guess.4 Nor was the noer long disappointed
for easiest of kisshams, he was made vicewise.

Oc, tell it to oui, do, Sem! Well, 'tis oil thusly.
First mull a mugfull of mud, son. 5 Oglores,

1 As Rhombulus and Rhebus went building rhomes one day.

2 The trouveller.

3 Of the disorded visage.

4 Singlebarrelled names for doubleparalleled twixtytwins.

5 Like pudging a spoon fist of sugans into a sotspot of choucolout.

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the virtuoser prays, olorum! What the D.V.
would I do that for? That's a goosey's ganswer
you're for giving me, he is told, what the
Deva would you do that for?1 Now, sknow
royol road to Puddlin, take your mut for a
first beginning, big to bog, back to bach.

Anny liffle mud which cometh out of Mam
will doob, I guess. A.i. Amnium instar.And
to find a locus for an alp get a howlth on her
bayrings as a prisme O and for a second O
unbox your compasses. I cain but are you
able? Amicably nod. Gu it! So let's seth off
betwain us. Prompty? Mux your pistany at a
point of the coastmap to be called a but pronounced
olfa. There's the isle of Mun, ah!
O! Tis just. Bene!Now, whole in applepine

(for—husk, hisk, a spirit spires—Dolph, dean of idlers, meager
suckling of gert stoan, though barekely a balbose boy, he too,—venite,
3sine mora dumque de entibus nascituris decentius in
lingua romana mortuorum parva chartula liviana ostenditur, sedentes
in letitiae super ollas carnium, spectantes immo situm lutetiae unde
auspiciis secundis tantae consurgent humanae stirpes, antiquissimam
flaminum amborium Jordani et Jambaptistae mentibus revolvamus
sapientiam: totum tute fluvii modo mundo fluere, eadem quae ex
aggere fututa fuere iterum inter alveum fore futura, quodlibet sese
ipsum per aliudpiam agnoscere contrarium, omnem demun amnem
ripis rivalibus amplecti
4—recurrently often, when him moved he
would cake their chair, coached rebelliumtending mikes of his
same and over his own choirage at Backlane Univarsity, among of
which pupal souaves the pizdrool was pulled up, bred and battered,

1 Will you walk into my wavetrap? said the spiter to the shy.

2 If we each could always do all we ever did.

3 Dope in Canorian words we've made. Spish from the Doc.

4 Basqueesh, Finnican, Hungulash and Old Teangtaggle, the only pure
way to work a curse.

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for a dillon a dollar,1 chanching letters for them vice o'verse
to bronze mottes and blending tschemes for em in tropadores and
doublecressing twofold thruths and devising tingling tailwords
too whilest, cunctant that another would finish his sentence for
him, he druider would smilabit eggways2 ned, he, to don't say
nothing, would, so prim, and pick upon his ten ordinailed ungles,
trying to undo with his teeth the knots made by his tongue,
retelling humself by the math hour, long as he's brood, a reel of
funnish ficts apout the shee, how faust of all and on segund
thoughts and the thirds the charmhim girlalove and fourthermore
and filthily with bag from Oxatown and baroccidents and
proper accidence and hoptohill and hexenshoes, in fine the whole
damning letter; and, in point of feet, when he landed in ourland's
leinster3 of saved and solomnones for the twicedhecame time, off
Lipton's strongbowed launch, the Lady Eva, in a tan soute of
sails4 he converted it's nataves, name saints, young ordnands,
maderaheads and old unguished P.T. Publikums, through the
medium of znigznaks with sotiric zeal, to put off the barcelonas5
from their peccaminous corpulums (Gratings, Mr Dane!) and
kiss on their bottes (Master!) as often as they came within bloodshot
of that other familiar temple and showed em the celestine
way to by his tristar and his flop hattrick and his perry humdrum
dumb and numb nostrums that he larned in Hymbuktu,6 and that
same galloroman cultous is very prevailend up to this windiest of
landhavemiseries all over what was beforeaboots a land of nods, in
spite of all the bloot, all the braim, all the brawn, all the brile, that
was shod, that were shat, that was shuk all the while, for our
massangrey if mosshungry people, the at Wickerworks,7 still hold

1 An ounceworth of onions for a pennyawealth of sobs.

2 Who brought us into the yellow world!

3 Because it's run on the mountain and river system.

4 When all them allied sloopers was ventitillated in their poppos and,
sliding down by creek and veek, stole snaking out to sea.

5 They were plumped and plumed and jerried and citizens and racers, and

6 Creeping Crawleys petery parley, banished to his native Ireland from
erring under Ryan.

7 Had our retrospectable fearfurther gatch mutchtatches?

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ford to their healing and1 byleave in the old weights downupon
the Swanny, innovated by him, the prence di Propagandi, the
chrism for the christmass, the pillar of the perished and the rock
o'ralereality, and it is veritably belied, we belove, that not allsods
of esoupcans that's in the queen's pottage post and not allfinesof
greendgold that the Indus contains would overhinduce them,
(o.p.) to steeplechange back once from their ophis workship and
twice on sundises, to their ancient flash and crash habits of old
Pales time ere beam slewed cable2 or Derzherr, live wire, fired
Benjermine Funkling outa th'Empyre, sin righthand son; which,
cummal, having listed curefully to the interlooking and the underlacking
of her twentynine shifts or his continental's curses, pummel,
apostrophised Byrne's and Flamming's and Furniss's and
Bill Hayses's and Ellishly Haught's, hoc, they (t.a.W.), sick
or whole, stiff or sober, let drop as a doombody drops, without
another ostrovgods word eitherways, in their own lineal
descendance, as priesto as puddywhack, 3 coal on: 4 and, as we
gang along to gigglehouse, talking of molniacs' manias and
missions for mades to scotch the schlang and leathercoats for
murty magdies, of course this has blameall in that medeoturanian
world to say to blessed by Pointer the Grace's his privates judgements5
whenso to put it, disparito, duspurudo, desterrado, despertieu,
or, saving his presents for his own onefriend Bevradge,
Conn the Shaughraun; but to return for a moment from the
reptile's age6 to the coxswain on the first landing (page Ainée
Rivière!) if the pretty Lady Elisabbess, Hotel des Ruines—she
laid her batsleeve for him two trueveres tell love (on the Ides of
Valentino's, at Idleness, Floods Area, Isolade, Liv's lonely
daughter, with the Comes Tichiami, of Prima Vista, Abroad,
suddenly), and beauty alone of all dare say when now, uncrowned,

1 That is to sight, when cleared of factions, vulgure and decimating.

2 They just spirits a body away.

3 Patatapadatback.

4 Dump her (the missuse).

5 Fox him! The leggy colt!

6 Do he not know that walleds had wars. Harring man, is neow king. This
is modeln times.

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deceptered, in what niche of time1 is Shee or where in the rose
world trysting, that was the belle of La Chapelle, shapely Liselle,
and the peg-of-my-heart of all the tompull or on whose limbs-tolave
her semicupiose eyes now kindling themselves are brightning,2
O Shee who then (4.32 m.p., old time, to be precise, according to
all three doctors waterburies that was Mac Auliffe and poor MacBeth
and poor MacGhimley to the tickleticks, of the synchronisms,
all lauschening, a time also confirmed seven sincuries later by
the quatren medical johnny, poor old MacAdoo MacDollett, with
notary,3 whose presence was required by law of Devine Foresygth
and decretal of the Douge) who after the first compliments4
med darkist day light, gave him then that vantage of a Blinkensope's
cuddlebath at her proper mitts—if she then, the then that
matters,—but, seigneur! she could never have forefelt, as she yet
will fearfeel, when the lovenext breaks out, such a coolcold
douche as him, the totterer, the four-flights-the-charmer, doubling
back, in nowtime,5 bymby when saltwater he wush him these
iselands, O alors!, to mount miss (the wooeds of Fogloot!) under
that chemise de ferand a vartryproof name, Multalusi (would it
wash?) with a cheek white peaceful as, wen shall say, a single professed
claire's6 and his washawash tubatubtub and his diagonoser's
lampblick, to pure where they where hornest girls, to buy her in
par jure, il you plait, nuncandtunc and for simper, and other duel
mavourneens in plurible numbers from Arklow Vikloe to Louth
super Luck, come messes, come mams, and touch your spottprice
(for 'twas he was the born suborner, man) on behalf of an oldest
ablished firma of winebakers, Lagrima and Gemiti, later on, his
craft ebbing, invoked by the unirish title, Grindings of Nash,7 the

1 Muckross Abbey with the creepers taken off.

2 Joke and Jilt will have their tilt.

3 Old Mamalujorum and Rawrogerum.

4 Why have these puerile blonds those large flexible ears?

5 Pomeroy Roche of Portobello, or the Wreck of the Ragamuffin.

6 No wonder Miss Dotsh took to veils and she descended from that

7 The bookley with the rusin's hat is Patomkin but I'm blowed if I knowed
who the slave is doing behind the curtain.

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One and Only, Unic bar None, of Saint Yves by Landsend cornwer,
man—ship me silver!, it must have been, faw! a terrible
mavrue mavone, to synamite up the old Adam-he-used-to, such a
finalley, and that's flat as Tut's fut, for whowghowho? the poour
girl, a lonely peggy, given the bird, so inseuladed as Crampton's
peartree, (she sall eurn bitter bed by thirt sweet of her face!), and
short wonder so many of the tomthick and tarry members in all
there subsequious ages of our timocracy tipped to console with her
at her mirrorable gracewindow'd hut1 till the ives of Man, the
O'Kneels and the O'Prayins and the O'Hyens of Lochlaunstown
and the O'Hollerins of Staneybatter, hollyboys, all, burryripe
who'll buy?,2 in juwelietry and kickychoses and madornaments
and that's not the finis of it (would it were!)—but to think of him
foundling a nelliza the second,3 also cliptbuss (the best was still
there if the torso was gone) where he did and when he did, retriever
to the last4—escapes my forgetness now was it dustcovered,
nom de Lieu!on lapse or street ondown, through, for or
from a foe, by with as on a friend, at the Rectory? Vicarage Road?
Bishop's Folly? Papesthorpe?, after picket fences, stonewalls, out
and ins or oxers—for merry a valsehood whisprit he to manny a
lilying earling;5 and to try to analyse that ambo's pair of braceleans
akwart the rollyon trying to amarm all6 of that miching
micher's bearded but insensible virility and its gaulish moustaches,
Dammad and Groany, into her limited (tuff, tuff, que tu es
) lapse at the same slapse for towelling ends7 in their dolightful
Sexsex home, Somehow-at-Sea (O little oily head, sloper's
brow and prickled ears!) as though he, a notoriety, a foist edition,
were a wrigular writher neonovene babe!8—well, diarmuee and

1 O hce! O hce!

2 Six and seven the League.

3 It's all round me hat I'll wear a drooping dido.

4 Have you ever thought of a hitching your stern and being ourdeaned,
Mester Bootenfly, here's me and Myrtle is twinkling to know.

5 To show they caught preferment.

6 See the freeman's cuticatura by Fennella.

7 Just one big booty's pot.

8 Charles de Simples had an infirmierity complexe before he died a natural

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granyou and Vae Vinctis, if that is what lamoor that of gentle
breast rathe is intaken seems circling toward out yondest (it's
life that's all chokered by that batch of grim rushers) heaven
help his hindmost and, mark mo, if the so greatly displeaced
diorems in the Saint Lubbock's Day number of that most improving
of roundshows, Spice and Westend Woman (utterly exhausted
before publication, indiapepper edition shortly), are for our indices,
it agins to pear like it, par my fay, and there is no use for your
pastripreaching for to cheesse it either or praying fresh fleshblood
claspers of young catholick throats on Huggin Green1 to take
warning by the prispast, why?, by cows man, in shirt, is how
he is più la gonna è mobile and they wonet do ut; and, an you
could peep inside the cerebralised saucepan of this eer illwinded
goodfornobody, you would see in his house of thoughtsam (was
you, that is, decontaminated enough to look discarnate) what a
jetsam litterage of convolvuli of times lost or strayed, of lands
derelict and of tongues laggin too, longa yamsayore, not only that
but, search lighting, beached, bashed and beaushelled à la Mer
pharahead into faturity, your own convolvulis pickninnig capman
would real to jazztfancy the novo takin place of what stale words
whilom were woven with and fitted fairly featly for, so; and
equally so, the crame of the whole faustian fustian, whether your
launer's lightsome or your soulard's schwearmood, it is that,
whenas the swiftshut scareyss of our pupilteachertaut duplex will
hark back to lark to you symibellically that, though a day be as
dense as a decade, no mouth has the might to set a mearbound to
the march of a landsmaul,2 in half a sylb, helf a solb, holf a salb onward3
the beast of boredom, common sense, lurking gyrographically
down inside his loose Eating S.S. collar is gogoing of
whisth to you sternly how—Plutonic loveliaks twinnt Platonic
yearlings—you must, how, in undivided reawlity draw the line

1 Where Buickly of the Glass and Bellows pumped the Rudge engineral.

2 Matter of Brettaine and brut fierce.

3 Bussmullah, cried Lord Wolsley, how me Aunty Mag'll row!

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Coss? Cossist? Your parn! You, you make
what name? (and in truth, as a poor soul is
between shift and shift ere the death he has
lived through becomes the life he is to die
into, he or he had albut—he was rickets as to
reasons but the balance of his minds was
stables—lost himself or himself some somnione
sciupiones, soswhitchoverswetch had
he or he gazet, murphy come, murphy go,
murphy plant, murphy grow, a maryamyriamelia-
murphies, in the lazily eye of his lapis,

Geometric diagram

Vieus Von DVbLIn, 'twas one of dozedeams
a darkies ding in dewood) the Turnpike under
the Great Ulm (with Mearingstone in Fore
ground).1 Given now ann linch you take enn
all. Allow me! And, heaving alljawbreakical
expressions out of old Sare Isaac's2 universal

of specious aristmystic unsaid, A is for Anna
like L is for liv. Aha hahah, Ante Ann you're
apt to ape aunty annalive! Dawn gives rise.
Lo, lo, lives love! Eve takes fall. La, la, laugh
leaves alass! Aiaiaiai, Antiann, we're last to
the lost, Loulou! Tis perfect. Now (lens

1 Draumcondra's Dreamcountry where the betterlies blow.

2 O, Laughing Sally, are we going to be toadhauntered by that old Pantifox
Sir Somebody Something, Burtt, for the rest of our secret stripture?

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your dappled yeye here, mine's presbyoperian,
shill and wall) we see the copyngink strayedline
AL (in Fig., the forest) from being continued,
stops ait Lambday1: Modder ilond
there too. Allow me anchore! I bring down
noth and carry awe. Now, then, take this in!
One of the most murmurable loose carollaries

ever Ellis threw his cookingclass. With Olaf
as centrum and Olaf's lambtail for his spokesman
circumscript a cyclone. Allow ter! Hoop!
As round as the calf of an egg! O, dear
me! O, dear me now! Another grand discobely!
After Makefearsome's Ocean. You've
actuary entducked one! Quok! Why, you
haven't a passer! Fantastic! Early clever,
surely doomed, to Swift's, alas, the galehus!

Match of a matchness, like your Bigdud dadder
in the boudeville song, Gorotsky Gollovar's
, raucking his flavourite turvku in
the smukking precincts of lydias,2 with Mary
Owens and Dolly Monks seesidling to edge
his cropulence and Blake-Roche, Kingston
and Dockrell auriscenting him from afurz, our
papacocopotl,3 Abraham Bradley King? (ting
ting! ting ting!) By his magmasine fall. Lumps,
lavas and all.4Bene!But, thunder and turf, it's
not alover yet! One recalls Byzantium. The
mystery repeats itself todate as our callback
mother Gaudyanna, that was daughter to a
tanner,5 used to sing, as I think, now and then
consinuously over her possetpot in her quer

1 Ex jup pep off Carpenger Strate. The kids' and dolls' home. Makeacakeache.

2 A vagrant need is a flagrant weed.

3 Grand for blowing off steam when you walk up in the morning.

4 At the foot of Bagnabun Banbasday was lost on one.

5 We're all found of our anmal matter.

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homolocous humminbass hesterdie and istherdie
forivor.1 Vanissas Vanistatums! And

for a night of thoughtsendyures and a day. As
Great Shapesphere puns it. In effect, I remumble,
from the yules gone by, purr lil murrerof
myhind, so she used indeed. When she
give me the Sundaclouths she hung up for
Tate and Comyng and snuffed out the ghost
in the candle at his old game of haunt the
sleepper. Faithful departed. When I'm dreaming
back like that I begins to see we're only
all telescopes. Or the comeallyoum saunds.
Like when I dromed I was in Dairy and was
wuckened up with thump in thudderdown.
Rest in peace! But to return.2 What a wonderful
memory you have too! Twonderful
morrowy! Straorbinaire! Bene! I bring town
eau and curry nothung up my sleeve. Now,
springing quickenly from the mudland Loosh
from Luccan with Allhim as her Elder tetraturn
a somersault. All's fair on all fours, as
my instructor unstrict me. Watch! And you'll
have the whole inkle. Allow, allow! Gyre O,
gyre O, gyrotundo! Hop lala! As umpty
herum as you seat! O, dear me, that was very
nesse! Very nace indeed! And makes us a

daintical pair of accomplasses! You, allus for
the kunst and me for omething with a handel
to it. Beve!Now, as will pressantly be felt,
there's tew tricklesome poinds where our
twain of doubling bicirculars, mating approxemetely
in their suite poi and poi, dunloop
into eath the ocher. Lucihere.! I fee where you

1 Sewing up the beillybursts in their buckskin shiorts for big Kapitayn
Killykook and the Jukes of Kelleiney.

2 Say where! A timbrelfill of twinkletinkle.

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mea. The doubleviewed seeds. Nun, lemmas
quatsch, vide pervoys akstiom, and I think as
I'm suqeez in the limon, stickme punctum, but
for semenal rations I'd likelong, by Araxes,
to mack a capital Pee for Pride down there
on the batom1 where Hoddum and Heave, our
monsterbilker, balked his bawd of parodies.

And let you go, Airmienious, and mick your
modest mock Pie out of Humbles up your
end. Where your apexojesus will be a point
of order. With a geing groan grunt and a
croak click cluck.2 And my faceage kink and
kurkle trying to make keek peep.3 Are you
right there, Michael, are you right? Do you
think you can hold on by sitting tight? Well,
of course, it's awful angelous. Still I don't feel
it's so dangelous. Ay, I'm right here, Nickel,
and I'll write. Singing the top line why it
suits me mikey fine. But, yaghags hogwarts
and arrahquinonthiance, it's the muddest thick
that was ever heard dump since Eggsmather
got smothered in the plap of the pfan. Now,
to compleat anglers, beloved bironthiarn and
hushtokan hishtakatsch, join alfa pea and
pull loose by dotties and, to be more
sparematically logoical, eelpie and paleale by
trunkles. Alow me align while I encloud
especious! The Nike done it. Like pah,4 I peh.
Innate little bondery. And as plane as a poke
stiff.5 Now, aqua in buccat. I'll make you to
see figuratleavely the whome of your eternal

1 Parsee ffrench for the upholdsterer would be delightered.

2 I'll pass out if the screw spliss his strut.

3 Thargam then goeligum? If you sink I can, swimford. Suksumkale!

4 Hasitatense?

5 The impudence of that in girl's things!

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geomater. And if you flung her headdress on
her from under her highlows you'd wheeze
whyse Salmonson set his seel on a hexengown.1

Hissss!, Arrah, go on! Fin for fun!
You've spat your shower like a son of Sibernia
but let's have at it! Subtend to me now! Pisk!
Outer serpumstances beiug ekewilled, we carefully,
if she pleats, lift by her seam hem and
jabote at the spidsiest of her trickkikant (like
thousands done before since fillies calpered.
Ocone! Ocone!) the maidsapron of our A.L.P.,
fearfully! till its nether nadir is vortically where
(allow me aright to two cute winkles) its naval's

napex will have to beandbe. You must proach
near mear for at is dark. Lob. And light
your mech. Jeldy! And this is what you'll say.2
Waaaaaa. Tch! Sluice! Pla! And their, redneck,
(for addn't we to gayatsee with Puhl the Punkah's
bell?) mygh and thy, the living spit of
dead waters,3 fastness firm of Hurdlebury Fenn,
discinct and isoplural in its (your sow to
the duble) sixuous parts, flument, fluvey and
fluteous, midden wedge of the stream's your
muddy old triagonal delta, fiho miho, plain
for you now, appia lippia pluvaville, (hop the
hula, girls!) the no niggard spot of her safety
vulve, first of all usquiluteral threeingles, (and
why wouldn't she sit cressloggedlike the lass
that lured a tailor?) the constant of fluxion,
Mahamewetma, pride of the province4 and
when that tidled boare rutches up from the
Afrantic, allaph quaran's his bett und bier!5

1 The chape of Doña Speranza of the Nacion.

2 Ugol egal ogle. Mi vidim Mi.

3 It is, it is Sangannon's dream.

4 And all meinkind.

5 Whangpoos the paddle and whiss whee whoo.

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Paa lickam laa lickam, apl lpa! This it is an her.
You see her it. Which it whom you see it is
her. And if you could goaneggbetter we'd soon
see some raffant scrumala riffa. Quicks herit
fossyending. Quef! So post that to your pape
and smarket! And you can haul up that languil
pennant, mate. I've read your tunc's dimissage.
For, let it be taken that her littlenist is of no
magnetude or again let it be granted that Doll
the laziest can be dissimulant with all respects
from Doll the fiercst, thence must any whatyoulike
in the power of empthood be either

greater T H a N or less T H a N the unitate we
have in one or hence shall the vectorious readyeyes
of evertwo circumflicksrent searclhers
never film in the elipsities of their gyribouts
those fickers which are returnally reprodictive
of themselves.1 Which is unpassible. Quarrellary.
The logos of somewome to that base anything,
when most characteristically mantissa
minus, comes to nullum in the endth:2 orso,
here is nowet badder than the sin of Aha with
his cosin Lil, verswaysed on coverswised, and
all that's consecants and cotangincies till Perperp
stops repippinghim since her redtangles
are all abscissan for limitsing this tendency of

our Frivulteeny Sexuagesima3 to expense herselfs
as sphere as possible, paradismic perimutter,
in all directions on the bend of the
unbridalled, the infinisissimalls of her facets
becoming manier and manier as the calicolum
of her umdescribables (one has thoughts of
that eternal Rome) shrinks from schurtiness

1 I enjoy as good as anyone.

2 Neither a soul to be saved nor a body to be kicked.

3 The boast of the town.

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to scherts.1 Scholium, there are trist sigheds to
everysing but ichs on the freed brings euchs to
the feared. Qued? Mother of us all! O, dear
me, look at that now! I don't know is it your
spictre or my omination but I'm glad you
dimentioned it! My Lourde! My Lourde! If
that aint just the beatenest lay I ever see! And
a superpbosition! Quoint a quincidence! O.K.

Omnius Kollidimus.As Ollover Krumwall
sayed when he slepped ueber his grannyamother.
Kangaroose feathers. Who in the name
of thunder'd ever belevin you were that bolt?
But you're holy mooxed and gaping up the
wrong palce2 as if you was seeheeing the gheist
that stays forenenst, you blessed simpletop
domefool! Where's your belested loiternan's
lamp? You must lap wandret down the bluishing
refluction below. Her trunk's not her brainbox.
Hear where the bolgylines, Yseen here the
puncture. So he done it. Luck! See her good.

Well, well, well, well! O dee, O dee, that's
very lovely! We like Simperspreach Hammeltones
to fellow Selvertunes O'Haggans.3 When
he rolls over his ars and shows the hise of his
heels. Vely lovely entilely! Like a yangsheepslang
with the tsifengtse. So analytical plausible!
And be the powers of Moll Kelly, neighbour
topsowyer, it will be a lozenge to me all
my lauffe.4 More better twofeller we been speak
copperads. Ever thought about Guinness's?
And the regrettable Parson Rome's advice?

1 Hen's bens, are we soddy we missiled her?

2 I call that a scumhead.

3 Pure chingchong idiotism with any way words all in one soluble. Gee
each owe tea eye smells fish. That's U.

4 The Doodles family, Doodles family Hoodle doodle,

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Want to join the police.1 You know, you were
always one of the bright ones, since a foot
made you an unmentionable, fakes! You know,
you're the divver's own smart gossoon, aequal
to yoursell and wanigel to anglyother, so you
are, hoax! You know, you'll be dampned, so
you will, one of these invernal days but you
will be, carrotty!2

Wherapool, gayet that when he stop look
time he stop long ground who here hurry he
would have ever the lothst word, with a sweet
me ah err eye ear marie to reat from the jacob's 3
and a shypull for toothsake of his armjaws
at the slidepage of de Vere Foster, would and
could candykissing P. Kevin to fress up the
rinnerung and to ate by hart (leoI read, such a
Spanish, escribibis, all your mycoscoups) wont
to nibbleh ravenostonnoriously ihs mum to
me in bewonderment of his chipper chuthor
for, while that Other by the halp of his creactive
mind offered to deleberate the mass from
the booty of fight our Same with the holp
of the bounty of food sought to delubberate
the mess from his corructive mund, with his
muffetee cuffes ownconsciously grafficking
with his sinister cyclopes after trigamies and
spirals' wobbles pursuiting their rovinghamilton
selves and godolphing in fairlove to see
around the waste of noland's browne jesus 4
(thur him no quartos!) till that on him poorin

sweat the juggaleer's veins (quench his quill!)
in his napier scrag stud out bursthright tamquam

1 Picking on Nickagain, Pikey Mikey?

2 Early morning, sir Dav Stephens, said the First Gentleman in youreups.

3 Bag bag blockcheap, have you any will?

4 What a lubberly whide elephant for the men-in-the straits!

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taughtropes. (Spry him! call a bloodlekar!
Where's Dr Brassenaarse?) Es war itwas
in his priesterrite. O He Must Suffer! From this
misbelieving feacemaker to his noncredible
fancyflame.1 Ask for bosthoon, late for Mass,
pray for blaablaablack sheep. (Sure you could
wright anny pippap passage, Eye bet, as foyne
as that moultylousy Erewhig, yerself, mick!
Nock the muddy nickers!2 Christ's Church
varses Bellial!) Dear and he went on to scripple

gentlemine born, milady bread, he would pen
for her, he would pine for her,3 how he would
patpun fun for all4 with his frolicky frowner
so and his glumsome grinner otherso. And how
are you, waggy?5 My animal his sorrafool!
And trieste, ah trieste ate I my liver! Se non é
vero son trovatore.
O jerry! He was soso, harriot
all! He was sadfellow, steifel! He was mistermysterion.
Like a purate out of pensionee with
a gouvernament job. All moanday, tearsday,
wailsday, thumpsday, frightday, shatterday till
the fear of the Law. Look at this twitches!
He was quisquis, floored on his plankraft of
shittim wood. Look at him! Sink deep or

touch not the Cartesian spring! Want more
ashes, griper? How diesmal he was lying low
on his rawside laying siege to goblin castle.
And, bezouts that, how hyenesmeal he was
laying him long on his laughside lying sack
to croakpartridge. (Be thou wars Rolaf's intestions,

1 And she had to seek a pond's apeace to salve her suiterkins. Sued!

2 Excuse theyre christianbrothers irish?

3 When she tripped against the briery bush he profused her allover with
curtsey flowers.

4 A nastilow disigraible game.

5 Dear old Erosmas. Very glad you are going to Penmark. Write to the
corner. Grunny Grant.

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quoths the Bhagavat biskop Leech) Ann
opes tipoo soon ear! If you could me lendtill
my pascol's kondyl, sahib, and the price of a
plate of poultice. Punked. With best apolojigs
and merrymoney thanks to self for all the

clerricals and again begs guerdon for bistrispissing
on your bunificence. Well wiggywiggywagtail,
and how are you, yaggy? With
a capital Tea for Thirst. From here Buvard to
dear Picuchet. Blott.

Now, (peel your eyes, my gins, and brush
your saton hat, me elementator joyclid, son of
a Butt! She's mine, Jow low jure,1 be Skibbering's
eagles, sweet tart of Whiteknees Archway)
watch him, having caught at the bifurking
calamum in his bolsillos, the onelike
underworp he had ever funnel without difficultads,
the aboleshqvick, signing away in

happinext complete, (Exquisite Game of inspiration!
I always adored your hand. So could
I too and without the scrope of a pen. Ohr for
oral, key for crib, olchedolche and a lunge ad
lib. Can you write us a last line? From Smith-
Jones-Orbison?) intrieatedly in years, jirryalimpaloop.
And i Romain, hup u bn gd grl.2
Unds alws my thts. To fallthere at bare feet
hurryaswormarose. Two dies of one rafflement.
Eche bennyache. Outstamp and distribute
him at the expanse of his society. To
be continued. Anon.

And ook, ook, ook, fanky! All the charictures3
in the drame! This is how San holypolypools.

1 I loved to see the Macbeths Jerseys knacking spots of the Plumpduffs

2 Lifp year fends you all and moe, fouvenirs foft as fummer fnow, fweet
willings and forget-uf-knots.

3 Gag his tubes yourself.

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And this, pardonsky! is the way
Romeopullupalleaps.1 Pose the pen, man,
way me does. Way ole missa vellatooth fust
show me how. Fourth power to her illpogue!

Bould strokes for your life! Tip! This is Steal,
this is Barke, this is Starn, this is Swhipt, this is
Wiles, this is Pshaw, this is Doubbllinnbbayyates.2
This is brave Danny weeping his spache
for the popers. This is cool Connolly wiping
his hearth with brave Danny. And this, regard!
how Chawleses Skewered parparaparnelligoes

between brave Danny boy and the Connolly.
Upanishadem! Top. Spoken hath L'arty Magory.
Eregobragh. Prouf!3

And Kev was wreathed with his pother.

But, (that Jacoby feeling again for forebitten
fruit and, my Georgeous, Kevvy too he
just loves his puppadums, I judge!) after all his
autocratic writings of paraboles of famellicurbs
and meddlied muddlingisms, thee faroots hof

cullchaw end ate citrawn woodint wun able
rep of the triperforator awlrite blast through
his pergaman hit him where he lived and do for
the blessted selfchuruls, what I think, smarter
like it done for a manny another unpious of
the hairydary quare quandary firstings till at
length, you one bladdy bragger, by mercystroke
he measured his earth anyway? could
not but recken in his adder's badder cadder
way our frankson who, to be plain, he fight
him all time twofeller longa kill dead finish
bloody face blong you, was misocain. Wince

1 He, angel that I thought him, and he not aebel to speel eelyotripes., Mr
Tellibly Divilcult!

2 When the dander rattles how the peacocks prance!

3 The Brownes de Browne-Browne of Castlehacknolan.

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wan's won! Rip!1 And his countinghands

Formalisa. Loves deathhow simple!


Thanks eversore much, Pointcarried! I can't
say if it's the weight you strike me to the
quick or that red mass I was looking at but at
the present momentum, potential as I am, I'm
seeing rayingbogeys rings round me. Honours
to you and may you be commended for our
exhibitiveness! I'd love to take you for a
bugaboo ride and play funfer all if you'd only
sit and be the ballasted bottle in the porker
barrel. You will deserve a rolypoly as long
as from here to tomorrow. And to hell with
them driftbombs and bottom trailers! If my
maily was bag enough I'd send you a toxis.
By Saxon Chromaticus, you done that lovely
for me! Didn't he now, Nubilina? Tiny Mite,
she studiert whas? With her listeningin coiffure,
her dream of Endsland's daylast and the
glorifires of being presainted maid to majesty.3
And less is the pity for she isn't the lollypops
she easily might be if she had for a sample
Virginia's air of achievement. That might

keep her from throwing delph.4 As I was saying,
while retorting thanks, you make me a reborn
of the cards. We're offals boys ambows.5

For I've flicked up all the crambs as they
crumbed from your table um, singing glory
allaloserem, cog it out, here goes a sum. So

1 A byebye bingbang boys! See you Nutcracker Sunday!

2 Chinchin Childaman! Chapchopchap!

3 Wipe your glosses with what you know.

4 If I'd more in the cups that peeves thee you could cracksmith your rows

5 Alls Sings and Alls Howls.

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read we in must book. It tells. He prophets
most who bilks the best.

And that salubrated sickenagiaour of yaours
have teaspilled all my hazeydency. Forge away,
Sunny Sim! Sheepshopp. Bleating Goad, it is
the least of things, Eyeinstye! Imagine it, my
deep dartry dullard! It is hours giving, not
more. I'm only out for celebridging over the
guilt of the gap in your hiscitendency. You are
a hundred thousand times welcome, old wortsampler,

hellbeit you're just about as culpable
as my woolfell merger would be. In effect I
could engage in an energument over you till
you were republicly royally toobally prussic
blue in the shirt after.1Trionfante di bestia!And
if you're not your bloater's kipper may I never
curse again on that pint I took of Jamesons.
Old Keane now, you're rod, hook and sinker,
old jubalee Keane! Biddy's hair. Biddy's hair,
mine lubber. Where is that Quin but he sknows
it knot but what you that are my popular endphthisis
were born with a solver arm up your

sleep. Thou in shanty! Thou in scanty shanty!!
Thou in slanty scanty shanty!!! Bide in your
hush! Bide in your hush, do! The law does
not aloud you to shout. I plant my penstock
in your postern, chinarpot. Ave! And let it be
to all remembrance. Vale. Ovocation of maiding
waters.2 For auld lang salvy steyne. I
defend you to champ my scullion's praises.
To book alone belongs the lobe. Foremaster's
meed3 will mark tomorrow when we are
making pilscrummage to whaboggeryin with

1 From three shellings. A bluedye sacrifice.

2 Not Kilty. But the manajar was. He! He! Ho! Ho! Ho!

3 Giglamps, Soapy Geyser, The Smell and Gory M    Gusty.

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staff, scarf and blessed wallet and our aureoles
round our neckkandcropfs where as and when
Heavysciusgardaddy, parent who offers sweetmeats,
will gift uns his Noblett's surprize.

With this laudable purpose in loud ability let
us be singulfied. Betwixt me and thee hung
cong. Item, mizpah ends.

But while the dial are they doodling dawdling
over the mugs and the grubs? Oikey,
Impostolopulos?1 Steady steady steady steady
steady studiavimus. Many many many many
many manducabimus.2 We've had our day at triv
and quad and writ our bit as intermidgets. Art,
literature, politics, economy, chemistry, humanity,

&c. Duty, the daughter of discipline, the

Great Fire at the South City Markets, Belief in

Giants and the Banshee, A Place for Everything

and Everything in its Place, Is the Pen

Mightier than the Sword? A Successful Career

in the Civil Service,3 The Voice of Nature in

the Forest,4 Your Favorite Hero or Heroine,

On the Benefits of Recreation,5 If Standing

Stones Could Speak, Devotion to the Feast of

the Indulgence of Portiuncula, The Dublin
Metropolitan Police Sports at Ballsbridge, Describe

in Homely Anglian Monosyllables the
Wreck of the Hesperus,6 What Morals, if any,
can be drawn from Diarmuid and Grania?7 Do

you Approve of our Existing Parliamentary
System? The Uses and Abuses of Insects, A

1 The divvy wants that babbling brook. Dear Auntie Emma Emma Eates.

2 Strike the day off, the nightcap's on nigh. Goney, goney gone!

3 R. C., disengaged, good character, would help, no salary.

4 Where Lily is a Lady found the nettle rash.

5 Bubabipibambuli, I can do as I like with what's me own. Nyamnyam.

6 Able seaman's caution.

7 Rarely equal and distinct in all things.

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Visit to Guinness' Brewery, Clubs, Advantages

of the Penny Post, When is a Pun not a

Pun? Is the Co-Education of Animus and

Anima Wholly Desirable?1 What Happened at

Clontarf? Since our Brother Johnathan Signed

the Pledge or the Meditations of Two Young

Spinsters,2 Why we all Love our Little Lord

Mayor, Hengler's Circus Entertainment, On

Thrift,3 The Kettle-Griffith-Moynihan Scheme

for a New Electricity Supply, Travelling in the

Olden Times,4 American Lake Poetry, the

Strangest Dream that was ever Halfdreamt.5

Circumspection, Our Allies the Hills, Are

Parnellites Just towards Henry Tudor? Tell a

Friend in a Chatty Letter the Fable of the

Grasshopper and the Ant,6 Santa Claus, The

Shame of Slumdom, The Roman Pontiffs

and the Orthodox Churches,7 The Thirty

Hour Week, Compare the Fistic Styles of

Jimmy Wilde and Jack Sharkey, How to

Understand the Deaf, Should Ladies learn

Music or Mathematics? Glory be to Saint

Patrick! What is to be found in a Dustheap,

The Value of Circumstantial Evidence,

Should Spelling? Outcasts in India, Collecting

Pewter, Eu,8 Proper and Regular Diet

Necessity For,9 If You Do It Do It Now.

1 Jests and the Beastalk with a little rude hiding rod.

2 Wherry like the whaled prophet in a spookeerie.

3 What sins is pim money sans Paris?

4 I've lost the place, where was I?

5 Something happened that time I was asleep, torn letters or was there

6 Mich for his pain, Nick in his past.

7 He has toglieresti in brodoall over his agrammatical parts of face and as for
that hippofoxphiz, unlucky number, late for the christening!

8 Eh, Monsieur? Où, Monsieur? Eu, Monsieur? Nenni No, Monsieur!

9 Ere we hit the hay, brothers, let's have that response to prayer!

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Delays are Dangerous. Vitavite! Gobble
Anne: tea's set, see's eneugh! Mox soonly
will be in a split second per the chancellory
of his exticker.











Their feed begins.





With our best youlldied greedings to Pep
and Memmy and the old folkers below and
beyant, wishing them all very merry Incarnations
in this land of the livvey and plenty
of preprosperousness through their coming
new yonks

jake, jack and little sousoucie
(the babes that mean too)


1 Kish is for anticheirst, and the free of my hand to him!


2 And gags for skool and crossbuns and whopes he'll enjoyimsolff over
our drawings on the line!


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It may not or maybe a no concern of the Guinnesses but.

That the fright of his light in tribalbalbutience hides aback in
the doom of the balk of the deaf but that the height of his life
from a bride's eye stammpunct is when a man that means a mountain
barring his distance wades a lymph that plays the lazy winning
she likes yet that pride that bogs the party begs the glory of
a wake while the scheme is like your rumba round me garden,
allatheses, with perhelps the prop of a prompt to them, was now
or never in Etheria Deserta, as in Grander Suburbia, with Finn-
fannfawners, ruric or cospolite, for much or moment indispute.

Whyfor had they, it is Hiberio-Miletians and Argloe-Noremen,
donated him, birth of an otion that was breeder to sweatoslaves,
as mysterbolder, forced in their waste, and as for Ibdullin what of
Himana, that their tolvtubular high fidelity daildialler, as modern
as tomorrow afternoon and in appearance up to the minute, (hearing
that anybody in that ruad duchy of Wollinstown schemed
to halve the wrong type of date) equipped with supershielded umbrella
antennas for distance getting and connected by the magnetic
links of a Bellini-Tosti coupling system with a vitaltone speaker,
capable of capturing skybuddies, harbour craft emittences, key
clickings, vaticum cleaners, due to woman formed mobile or
man made static and bawling the whowle hamshack and wobble
down in an eliminium sounds pound so as to serve him up a melegoturny
marygoraumd, eclectrically filtered for allirish earths and

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ohmes. This harmonic condenser enginium (the Mole) they
caused to be worked from a magazine battery (called the Mimmim
Bimbim patent number 1132, Thorpetersen and Synds, Jomsborg,
Selverbergen) which was tuned up by twintriodic singulvalvulous
pipelines (lackslipping along as if their liffing deepunded
on it) with a howdrocephalous enlargement, a gain control of
circumcentric megacycles, ranging from the antidulibnium onto
the serostaatarean. They finally caused, or most leastways brung it
about somehows, (that) the pip of the lin (to) pinnatrate inthro
an auricular forfickle (known as the Vakingfar sleeper, monofractured
by Piaras UaRhuamhaighaudhlug, tympan founder,
Eustache Straight, Bauliaughacleeagh) a meatous conch culpable
of cunduncing Naul and Santry and the forty routs of Corthy
with the concertiums of the Brythyc Symmonds Guild, the
Ropemakers Reunion, the Variagated Peddlars Barringoy Bnibrthirhd,
the Askold Olegsonder Crowds of the O'Keef-Rosses
and Rhosso-Keevers of Zastwoking, the Ligue of Yahooth o.s.v.
so as to lall the bygone dozed they arborised around, up his
corpular fruent and down his reuctionary buckling, hummer,
enville and cstorrap (the man of Iren, thore's Curlymane for
you!), lill the lubberendth of his otological life.

House of call is all their evenbreads though its cartomance
hallucinate like an erection in the night the mummery of whose
deed, a lur of Nur, immerges a mirage in a merror, for it is where
by muzzinmessed for one watthour, bilaws below, till time jings
pleas, that host of a bottlefilled, the bulkily hulkwight, hunter's
pink of face, an orel orioled, is in on a bout to be unbulging an
o'connell's, the true one, all seethic, a luckybock, pledge of the
stoup, whilom his canterberry bellseyes wink wickeding indtil
the teller, oyne of an oustman in skull of skand. Yet is it, this
ale of man, for him, our hubuljoynted, just a tug and a fistful as
for Culsen, the Patagoreyan, chieftain of chokanchuckers and his
moyety joyant, under the foamer dispensation when he pullupped
the turfeycork by the greats of gobble out of Lougk Neagk.
When, pressures be to our hoary frother, the pop gave his sullen
bulletaction and, bilge, sled a movement of catharic emulsipotion

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down the sloppery slide of a slaunty to tilted lift-ye-landsmen.
Allamin. Which in the ambit of its orbit heaved a sink her sailer
alongside of a drink her drainer from the basses brothers, those
two theygottheres.

It was long after once there was a lealand in the luffing ore it
was less after lives thor a toyler in the tawn at all ohr it was note
before he drew out the moddle of Kersse by jerkin his dressing
but and or it was not before athwartships he buttonhaled the
Norweeger's capstan.

So he sought with the lobestir claw of his propencil the clue of
the wickser in his ear. O, lord of the barrels, comer forth from
Anow (I have not mislaid the key of Efas-Taem), O, Ana, bright
lady, comer forth from Thenanow (I have not left temptation in
the path of the sweeper of the threshold), O!

But first, strongbowth, they would deal death to a drinking.
Link of a leadder, dubble in it, slake your thirdst thoughts awake
with it. Our svalves are svalves aroon! We rescue thee, O Baass,
from the damp earth and honour thee. O Connibell, with mouth
burial! So was done, neat and trig. Up draught and whet

—Then sagd he to the ship's husband. And in his translatentic
norjankeltian. Hwere can a ketch or hook alive a suit and
sowterkins? Soot! sayd the ship's husband, knowing the language,
here is tayleren. Ashe and Whitehead, closechop, successor to.
Ahorror, he sayd, canting around to that beddest his friend, the
tayler, for finixed coulpure, chunk pulley muchy chink topside
numpa one sellafella, fake an capstan make and shoot! Manning to
sayle of clothse for his lady her master whose to be precised of a
peer of trouders under the pattern of a cassack. Let me prove, I
pray thee, but this once, sazd Mengarments, saving the mouthbrand
from his firepool. He spit in his faist (beggin): he tape the
raw baste (paddin): he planked his pledge (as dib is a dab): and he
tog his fringe sleeve (buthock lad, fur whale). Alloy for allay and
this toolth for that soolth. Lick it and like it. A barter, a parter.
And plenty good enough, neighbour Norreys, every bit and
grain. And the ship's husband brokecurst after him to hail the

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lugger. Stolp, tief, stolp, come bag to Moy Eireann! And the
Norweeger's capstan swaradeed, some blowfish out of schooling:
All lykkehud! Below taiyor he ikan heavin sets. But they broken
waters and they made whole waters at they surfered bark to the
lots of his vauce. And aweigh he yankered on the Norgean run so
that seven sailend sonnenrounders was he breastbare to the brinabath,
where bottoms out has fatthoms full, fram Franz José
Land til Cabo Thormendoso, evenstarde and risingsoon. Up the
Rivor Tanneiry and down the Golfe Desombres. Farety days and
fearty nights. Enjoy yourself, O maremen! And the tides made,
veer and haul, and the times marred, rear and fall, and, holey
bucket, dinned he raign!

—Hump! Hump! bassed the broaders-in-laugh with a quick
piddysnip that wee halfbit a second.

—I will do that, sazd Kersse, mainingstaying the rigout for her
wife's lairdship. Nett sew? they hunched back at the earpicker.

But old sporty, as endth lord, in ryehouse reigner, he nought
feared crimp or cramp of shore sharks, plotsome to getsome. It
was whol niet godthaab of errol Loritz off his Cape of Good
Howthe and his trippertrice loretta lady, a maomette to his
monetone, with twy twy twinky her stone hairpins, only not,
if not, a queen of Prancess their telling tabled who was for his
seeming a casket through the heavenly, nay, heart of the sweet
(had he hows would he keep her as niece as a fiddle!) but in the
mealtub it was wohl yeas sputsbargain what, rarer of recent, an
occasional conformity, he, with Muggleton Muckers, alwagers
allalong most certainly allowed, as pilerinnager's grace to petitionists
of right, of the three blend cupstoomerries with their
customed spirits, the Gill gob, the Burklley bump, the Wallisey
wanderlook, having their ceilidhe gailydhe in his shaunty irish.
Group drinkards maaks grope thinkards or how reads rotary,
jewr of a chrestend, respecting the otherdogs churchees, so long
plubs will be plebs but plabs by low frequency amplification may
later agree to have another. For the people of the shed are the
sure ads of all quorum. Lorimers and leathersellers, skinners and
salters, pewterers and paperstainers, parishclerks, fletcherbowyers,

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girdlers, mercers, cordwainers and first, and not last, the weavers.
Our library he is hoping to ye public.

Innholder, upholder.

—Sets on sayfohrt! Go to it, agitator! they bassabosuned over
the flowre of their hoose. Godeown moseys and skeep thy beeble

—I will do that, acordial, by mine hand, sazd Kersse, piece
Cod, and in the flap of a jacket, ructified after his nap of a blankit
their o'cousin, as sober as the ship's husband he was one my godfather
when he told me saw whileupon I am now well and jurily
sagasfide after the boonamorse the widower, according to rider,
following pnomoneya, he is consistently blown to Adams. So
help me boyg who keeps the book!

Whereofter, behest his suzerain law the Thing and the pilsener
had the baar, Recknar Jarl, (they called him Roguenor, Irl call
him) still passing the change-a-pennies, pengeypigses, a several
sort of coyne in livery, pushed their whisper in his hairing,
(seemed, a some shipshep's sottovoxed stalement, a dearagadye,
to hasvey anyone doing duty for duff point of dorkland compors)
the same to the good ind ast velut discharge after which he had
exemptied more than orphan for the ballast of his nurtural life.
And threw a cast. A few pigses and hare you are and no chicking,
tribune's tribute, if you guess mimic miening. Meanly in his lewdbrogue
take your tyon coppels token, with this good sixtric
from mine runbag of juwels. Nummers that is summus that is
toptip that is bottombay that is Twomeys that is Digges that is
Heres. In the frameshape of hard mettles. For we all would fain
make glories. It is minely well mint.

Thus as count the costs of liquid courage, a bullyon gauger,
stowed stivers pengapung in bulk in hold (fight great finnence!
brayvoh, little bratton!) keen his kenning, the queriest of the
crew, with that fellow fearing for his own misshapes, should he be
himpself namesakely a foully fallen dissentant from the peripulator,
sued towerds Meade-Reid and Lynn-Duff, rubbing the
hodden son of a pookal, leaden be light, lather be dry and it be
drownd on all the ealsth beside, how the camel and where the

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deiffel or when the finicking or why the funicking, who caused
the scaffolding to be first removed you give orders, babeling,
were their reidey meade answer when on the cutey (the corespondent)
in conflict of evidence drew a kick at witness but
(missed) and for whom in the dyfflun's kiddy removed the
planks they were wanted, boob.



—Did do a dive, aped one.

—Propellopalombarouter, based two.

—Rutsch is for rutterman ramping his roe, seed three. Where
the muddies scrimm ball. Bimbim bimbim. And the maidies
scream all. Himhim himhim.

And forthemore let legend go lore of it that mortar scene so
cwympty dwympty what a dustydust it razed arboriginally but,
luck's leap to the lad at the top of the ladder, so sartor's risorted
why the sinner the badder! Ho ho ho hoch! La la la lach! Hillary
rillarry gibbous grist to our millery! A pushpull, qq: quiescence,
pp: with extravent intervulve coupling. The savest lauf in the
world. Paradoxmutose caring, but here in a present booth of Ballaclay,
Barthalamou, where their dutchuncler mynhosts and serves
them dram well right for a boors' interior (homereek van hohmryk)
that salve that selver is to screen its auntey and has ringround
as worldwise eve her sins (pip, pip, pip) willpip futurepip feature
apip footloose pastcast with spareshins and flash substittles of
noirse-made-earsy from a nephew mind the narrator but give the
devil his so long as those sohns of a blitzh call the tuone tuone and
thonder alout makes the thurd. Let there be. Due.

—That's all murtagh purtagh but whad ababs his dopter?
sissed they who were onetime ungkerls themselves, (when the
youthel of his yorn shook the bouchal in his bed) twilled alongside
in wiping the rice assatiated with their wetting. The lappel
of his size? His ros in sola velnere and he sicckumed of homnis
terrars. She wends to scoulas in her slalpers. There were no peanats
in her famalgia so no wumble she tumbled for his famas

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roalls davors. Don't him forget! A butcheler artsed out of Cullege
Trainity. Diddled he daddle a drop of the cradler on delight
mebold laddy was stetched? Knit wear? And they addled, (or
ere the cry of their tongues would be uptied dead) Shufflebotham
asidled, plus his ducks fore his drills, an inlay of a liddle more
lining maught be licensed all at ones, be these same tokens, forgiving
a brass rap, sneither a whole length nor a short shift so
full as all were concerned.

Burniface, shiply efter, shoply after, at an angle of lag, let flow,
brabble brabble and brabble, and so hostily, heavyside breathing,
came up with them and, check me joule, shot the three tailors,
butting back to Moyle herring, bump as beam and buttend, roller
and reiter, after the diluv's own deluge, the seasant samped as
skibber breezed in, tripping, dripping, threw the sheets in the
wind, the tights of his trunks at tickle to tackle and his rubmelucky
truss rehorsing the pouffed skirts of his overhawl. He'd left his
stickup in his hand to show them none ill feeling. Whatthough for
all appentices it had a mushroom on it. While he faced them
front to back, Then paraseuls round, quite taken atack, sclaiming,
Howe cools Eavybrolly!

—Good marrams, sagd he, freshwatties and boasterdes all, as
he put into bierhiven, nogeysokey first, cabootle segund, jilling
to windwards, as he made straks for that oerasound the snarsty weg
for Publin, so was his horenpipe lug in the lee off their mouths
organs, with his tilt too taut for his tammy all a slaunter and his
wigger on a wagger with its tag tucked. Up. With a good eastering
and a good westering. And he asked from him how the hitch
did do this my fand sulkers that mone met the Kidballacks which
he suttonly remembered also where the hatch was he endnew
strandweys he's that fond sutchenson, a penincular fraimd of
mind, fordeed he was langseling to talka holt of hems, clown
toff, tye hug fliorten. Cablen: Clifftop. Shelvling tobay oppelong
tomeadow. Ware cobbles. Posh.

—Skibbereen has common inn, by pounautique, with pokeway
paw, and sadder raven evermore, telled shinshanks lauwering
frankish for his kicker who, through the medium of gallic

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—Pukkelsen, tilltold.

That with some our prowed invisors how their ulstravoliance led
them infroraids, striking down and landing alow, against our
aerian insulation resistance, two boards that beached ast one, widness
thane and tysk and hanry. Prepatrickularly all, they summed.
Kish met. Bound to. And for landlord, noting, nodding, a coast
to moor was cause to mear. Besides proof plenty, over proof.
While they either took a heft. Or the other swore his eric. Heaved
two, spluiced the menbrace. Heirs at you, Brewinbaroon! Weth
a whistle for methanks.

—Good marrams and good merrymills, sayd good mothers
gossip, bobbing his bowing both ways with the bents and skerries,
when they were all in the old walled of Kinkincaraborg (and that
they did overlive the hot air of Montybunkum upon the coal
blasts of Mitropolitos let there meeds be the hourihorn), hiberniating
after seven oak ages, fearsome where they were he had gone
dump in the doomering this tide where the peixies would pickle
him down to the button of his seat and his sess old soss Erinly
into the boelgein with the help of Divy and Jorum's locquor and
shut the door after him to make a rarely fine Ran's cattle of fish.
Morya Mortimer! Allapalla overus! Howoft had the ballshee
tried! And they laying low for his home gang in that eeriebleak
mead, with fireball feast and turkeys tumult and paupers patch
to provide his bum end. The foe things your niggerhead needs
to be fitten for the Big Water. He made the sign of the hammer.
God's drought, he sayd, after a few daze, thinking of all
those bliakings, how leif pauses! Here you are back on your hawkins,
from Blasil the Brast to our povotogesus portocall, the furt
on the turn of the hurdies, slave to trade, vassal of spices and a
dragon-the-market, and be turbot, lurch a stripe, as were you
soused methought out of the mackerel. Eldsfells! sayd he. A
kumpavin on iceslant! Here's open handlegs for one old faulker
from the hame folk here in you's booth! So sell me gundy, sagd
the now waging cappon, with a warry posthumour's expletion,
shoots ogos shootsle him or where's that slob? A bit bite of
keesens, he sagd, til Dennis, for this jantar (and let the dobblins

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roast perus,) or a stinger, he sagd, t. d., on a doroughbread kennedy's
for Patriki San Saki on svo fro or my old relogion's out
of tiempor and when I'm soured to the tipple you can sink me
lead, he sagd, and, if I get can, sagd he, a pusspull of tomtartarum.
Thirst because homing hand give. Allkey dallkey, sayd
the shop's housebound, for he was as deep as the north star (and
could tolk sealer's solder into tankar's tolder) as might have sayd
every man to his beast, and a treat for the trading scow, my cater
million falls to you and crop feed a stall! Afram. And he got and
gave the ekspedient for Hombreyhambrey wilcomer what's the
good word. He made the sign on the feaster. Cloth be laid! And
a disk of osturs for the swanker! Allahballah! He was the carelessest
man I ever see but he sure had the most sand. One fishball
with fixings! For a dan of a ven of a fin of a son of a gun of
a gombolier. Ekspedient, sayd he, sonnur mine, Shackleton Sulten!
Opvarts and at ham, or this ogry Osler will oxmaul us all,
sayd he, like one familiar to the house, while Waldemar was
heeling it and Maldemaer was toeing it, soe syg he was walking
from the bowl at his food and the meer crank he was waiting for
the tow of his turn. Till they plied him behaste on the fare. Say

—Nohow did he kersse or hoot alike the suit and solder skins,
minded first breachesmaker with considerable way on and

—Humpsea dumpsea, the munchantman, secondsnipped cutter
the curter.

—A ninth for a ninth. Take my worth from it. And no mistaenk,
they thricetold the taler and they knew the whyed for too. The
because of his sosuch. Uglymand fit himshemp but throats fill us
all! And three's here's for repeat of the unium! Place the scaurs
wore on your groot big bailey bill, he apullajibed, the O'Colonel
Power, latterly distented from the O'Conner Dan, so promonitory
himself that he was obliffious of the headth of hosth that rosed
before him, from Sheeroskouro, under its zembliance of mardal
mansk, like a dun darting dullemitter, with his moultain haares
stuck in plostures upon it, (do you kend yon peak with its coast so
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memory and that proud grace to her, in gait a movely water,
of smile a coolsome cup, with that rarefied air of a Montmalency
and her quick little breaths and her climbing colour. Take thee
live will save thee wive? I'll think uplon, lilady. Should anerous
enthroproise call homovirtue, duinnafear! The ghem's to the
ghoom be she nere zo zma. Obsit nemon! Floodlift, her ancient
of rights regaining, so yester yidd, even remembrance. And
greater grown then in the trifle of her days, a mouse, a mere
tittle, trots off with the whole panoromacron picture. Her youngfree
yoke stilling his wandercursus, jilt the spin of a curl and jolt
the broadth of a buoy. The Annexandreian captive conquest.
Ethna Prettyplume, Hooghly Spaight. Him her first lap, her his
fast pal, for ditcher for plower, till deltas twoport. While this
glowworld's lump is gloaming off and han in hende will grow.
Through simpling years where the lowcasts have aten of amilikan
honey and datish fruits and a bannock of barley on Tham the
Thatcher's palm. O wanderness be wondernest and now! Listeneath
to me, veils of Mina! He would withsay, nepertheloss, that
is too me mean. I oldways did me walsh and preechup ere we set
to sope and fash. Now eats the vintner over these contents oft
with his sad slow munch for backonham. Yet never shet it the
brood of aurowoch, not for legions of donours of Gamuels. I
have performed the law in truth for the lord of the law, Taif
Alif. I have held out my hand for the holder of my heart in Annapolis,
my youthrib city. Be ye then my protectors unto Mussabotomia
before the guards of the city. Theirs theres is a gentlemeants
agreement. Womensch pledge. To slope through heather
till the foot. Join Andersoon and Co. If the flowers of speech
valed the springs of me rising the hiker I hilltapped the murk I
mist my blezzard way. Not a knocker on his head nor a nicknumber
on the manyoumeant. With that coldtbrundt natteldster
wefting stinks from Alpyssinia, wooving nihilnulls from Memoland
and wolving the ulvertones of the voice. But his spectrem
onlymergeant crested from the irised sea in plight, calvitousness,
loss, nngnr, gliddinyss, unwill and snorth. It might have been
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night for my lifting. Hillyhollow, valleylow! With the sounds
and the scents in the morning.

—I shot be shoddied, throttle me, fine me cowheel for ever,
usquebauched the ersewild aleconner, for bringing briars to Bembracken
and ringing rinbus round Demetrius for, as you wrinkle
wryghtly, bully bluedomer, it's a suirsite's stircus haunting hesteries
round old volcanoes. We gin too gnir and thus plinary
indulgence makes collemullas of us all. But Time is for talerman
tasting his tap. Tiptoptap, Mister Maut.

He made one summery (Cholk and murble in lonestime) of his
the three swallows like he was muzzling Moselems and torched
up as the faery pangeant fluwed down the hisophenguts, a slake
for the quicklining, to the tickle of his tube and the twobble of
his fable, O, fibbing once upon a spray what a queer and queasy
spree it was. Plumped.

Which both did. Prompt. Eh, chrystal holder? Save Ampsterdampster
that had rheumaniscences in his netherlumbs.

—By the drope in his groin, Ali Slupa, thinks the cappon,
plumbing his liners, we were heretofore.

—And be the coop of his gobbos, Reacher the Thaurd, thinks
your girth fatter, apopo of his buckseaseilers, but where's Horace's
courtin troopsers?

—I put hem behind the oasthouse, sagd Pukkelsen, tuning
wound on the teller, appeased to the cue, that double dyode
dealered, and he's wallowing awash swill of the Tarra water. And
it marinned down his gargantast trombsathletic like the marousers of
the gulpstroom. The kersse of Wolafs on him, shitateyar, he sagd in
the fornicular, and, at weare or not at weare, I'm sigen no stretcher,
for I carsed his murhersson goat in trotthers with them newbuckle-
noosers behigh in the fire behame in the oasthouse. Hops! sagd he.

—Smoke and coke choke! lauffed till the tear trickled drown a
thigh the loafers all but a sheep's whosepants that swished to the
lord he hadn't and the starer his story was tailed to who felt that,
the fierifornax being thurst on him motophosically, as Omar
sometime notes, such a satuation, debauchly to be watched for,
would empty dempty him down to the ground.

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—And hopy dope! sagd he, anded the enderer, now dyply
hypnotised or hopeseys doper himself. And kersse him, sagd he,
after inunder tarrapoulling, and the shines he cuts, shinar, the
screeder, the stitchimesnider, adepted to nosestorsioms in his
budinholder, cummanisht, sagd he, (fouyoufoukou!) which goes
in the ways smooking publics, sagd he, bomboosting to be in
thelitest civille row faction for a dubblebrasterd navvygaiterd,
(flick off that hvide aske, big head!) sagd he, the big bag of my
hamd till hem, tollerloon, sagd he, with his pudny bun brofkost
when he waits meet the bangd. I will put his fleas of wood in the
flour, and he sagd, behunt on the oatshus, the not wellmade one,
sagd he, the kersse of my armsore appal this most unmentionablest
of men (mundering eeriesk, if he didn't scalded him all the
shimps names in his gitter!) a coathemmed gusset sewer, sagd he,
his first cudgin is an innvalet in the unitred stables which is not
feed tonights a kirtle offal fisk and he is that woe worstered
wastended shootmaker whatever poked a noodle in a clouth!

So for the second tryon all the meeting of the acarras had it.
How he hised his bungle oar his shourter and cut the pinter off his
pourer and lay off for Fellagulphia in the farning. From his
dhruimadhreamdhrue back to Brighten-pon-the-Baltic, from our
lund's rund turs bag til threathy hoeres a wuke. Ugh!

—Stuff, Taaffe, stuff! interjoked it his wife's hopesend to the
boath of them consistently. Come back to May Aileen.

—Ild luck to it! blastfumed the nowraging scamptail, in flating
furies outs trews his cammelskins, the flashlight of his ire wackering
from the eyewinker on his masttop. And aye far he fared from
Afferik Arena and yea near he night till Blawland Bearring,
baken be the brazen sun, buttered be the snows. And the sea
shoaled and the saw squalled. And, soaking scupper, didn't he

A pause.

Infernal machinery (serial number: Bullysacre, dig care a dig)
having thus passed the buck to billy back from jack (finder the
keeper) as the baffling yarn sailed in circles it was now high tide
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had, like the pervious oelkenner done, liquorally no more powers
to their elbow. Ignorinsers' bliss, therefore, their not to say rifle
butt target, none too wisefolly, poor fish, (he is eating, he is spun,
is milked, he dives) upholding a lampthorne of lawstift as wand
of welcome to all men in bonafay, (and the corollas he so has
saved gainsts the virus he has thus injected!) discoastedself to that
kipsie point of its Dublin bar there, breaking and entering, from the
outback's dead heart, Glasthule Bourne or Boehernapark Nolagh,
by wattsismade or bianconi, astraylians in island, a wellknown
tall hat blown in between houses by a nightcap of that silk or it
might be a black velvet and a kiber galler dragging his hunker,
were signalling gael warnings towards Wazwollenzee Haven to
give them their beerings, east circular route or elegant central
highway. Open, 'tis luck will have it! Lifeboat Alloe, Noeman's
Woe, Hircups Emptybolly! With winkles whelks and cocklesent
jelks. Let be buttercup eve lit by night in the Phoenix! Music.
And old lotts have funn at Flammagen's ball. Till Irinwakes from
Slumber Deep. How they succeeded by courting daylight in
saving darkness he who loves will see.

Business. His bestness. Copeman helpen.


He cupped his years to catch me's to you in what's yours as
minest to hissent, giel as gail, geil as gaul, Odorozone, now ourmenial
servent, blanding rum, milk and toddy with I hand it
to you. Saying whiches, see his bow on the hapence, with a pattedyr
but digit here, he scooped the hens, hounds and horses
biddy by bunny, with an arc of his covethand, saved from the
drohnings they might encounter, untill his cubid long, to hide in
dry. Aside. Your sows tin the topple, dodgers, trink me dregs!

And with the gust of a spring alice the fossickers and swaggelers
with him on the hoof from down under piked forth desert roses in
that mulligar scrub.

Reenter Ashe Junior. Peiwei toptip, nankeen pontdelounges.
Gives fair day. Cheroot. Cheevio!


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—Take off thatch whitehat (lo, Kersse come in back bespoking
of loungeon off the Boildawl stuumplecheats for rushirishis Irush-Irish,
dangieling his old Conan over his top gallant shouldier so
was, lao yiu shao, he's like more look a novicer on the nevay).

—Tick off that whilehot, you scum of a botch, (of Kersse who,
as he turned out, alas, hwen ching hwan chang, had been mocking
his hollaballoon a sample of the costume of the country).

—Tape oaf that saw foull and sew wrong, welsher, you suck of
a thick, stock and the udder, and confiteor yourself (for bekersse
he had cuttered up and misfutthered in the most multiplest
manner for that poor old bridge's masthard slouch a shook of
cloakses the wise, hou he pouly hung hoang tseu, his own fitther
couldn't nose him).

Chorus: With his coate so graye. And his pounds that he
pawned from the burning.

—And, haikon or hurlin, who did you do at doyle today, my
horsey dorksey gentryman. Serge Mee, suit! sazd he, tersey kersey.
And when Tersse had sazd this Kersse stood them the whole
koursse of training how the whole blazy raze acurraghed, from
lambkinsback to sliving board and from spark to phoenish. And
he tassed him tartly and he sassed him smartly, tig for tager, strop
for stripe, as long as there's a lyasher on a kyat. And they peered
him beheld on the pyre.

And it was so. Behold.

—Same capman no nothing horces two feller he feller go
where. Isn't that effect? gig for gag, asked there three newcommers
till knockingshop at the ones upon a topers who, while in
admittance to that impedance, as three as they were there, they had
been malttreating themselves to their health's contempt.

—That's fag for fig, metinkus, confessed, mhos for mhos, those
who, would it not be for that dielectrick, were upon the point of
obsoletion, and at the brink of from the pillary of the Nilsens and
from the statutes of the Kongbullies and from the millestones of
Ovlergroamlius libitate nos, Domnial!

—And so culp me goose, he sazd, szed the ham muncipated of
the first course, recoursing, all cholers and coughs with his beauw

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on the bummell, the bugganeering wanderducken, he sazd, (that
his pumps may ship awhoyle shandymound of the dussard), the
coarsehair highsaydighsayman, there's nice tugs he looks, (how
you was, Ship Alouset?) he sazd, the bloedaxe bloodooth baltxebec,
that is crupping into our raw lenguage navel through the
lumbsmall of his hawsehole, he sazd, donconfounder him, voyaging
after maidens, belly jonah hunting the polly joans, and the
hurss of all portnoysers befaddle him, he sazd, till I split in his flags,
he sazd, one to one, the landslewder, after Donnerbruch fire.
Reefer was a wenchman. One can smell off his wetsments how he
is coming from a beach of promisck. Where is that old muttiny,
shall I ask? Free kicks he will have from me, turncoats, in Bar
Bartley if I wars a fewd years ago. Meistr Capteen Gaascooker, a
salestrimmer! As he was soampling me ledder, like pulp, and as
I was trailing his fumbelums, like hulp, he'll fell the fall of me
faus, he sazd, like yulp! The goragorridgorballyed pushkalsson,
he sazd, with his bellows pockets fulled of potchtatos and his fox
in a stomach, a disagrees to his ramskew coddlelecherskithers'
zirkuvs, drop down dead and deaf, and there is never a teilwrmans
in the feof fife of Iseland or in the wholeabelongd of Skunkinabory
from Drumadunderry till the rumnants of Mecckrass, could milk
a colt in thrushes foran furrow follower width that a hole in his
tale and that hell of a hull of a hill of a camelump bakk. Fadgestfudgist!

Upon this dry call of selenium cell (that horn of lunghalloon,
Riland's in peril!) with its doomed crack of the old damn ukonnen
power insound in it the lord of the saloom, as if for a flash sala-
magunnded himself, listed his tummelumpsk pack and hearinat
presently returned him, ambilaterally alleyeoneyesed, from their
uppletoned layir to his beforetime guests, that bunch of palers on
their round, timemarching and petrolling how, who if they were
abound to loose a laugh (Toni Lampi, you booraascal!) they were
abooned to let it as the leashed they might do when they felt (O,
the wolf he's on the walk, sees his sham cram bokk!) their joke
was coming home to them, the steerage way for stabling, ghustorily
spoeking, gen and gang, dane and dare, like the dud spuk

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of his first foetotype (Trolldedroll, how vary and likely!), the filli-
bustered, the fully bellied. With the old sit in his shoulders, and
the new satin atlas onder his uxter, erning his breadth to the swelt
of his proud and, picking up the emberose of the lizod lights, his
tail toiled of spume and spawn, and the bulk of him, and hulk of
him as whenever it was he reddled a ruad to riddle a rede from the
sphinxish pairc while Ede was a guardin, ere love a side issue.
They hailed him cheeringly, their encient, the murrainer, and
wallruse, the merman, ye seal that lubs you lassers, Thallasee or
Tullafilmagh, when come of uniform age.

—Heave, coves, emptybloddy!

And ere he could catch or hook or line to suit their saussyskins,
the lumpenpack. Underbund was overraskelled. As

—Sot! sod the tailors opsits from their gabbalots, change all
that whole set. Shut down and shet up. Our set, our set's

And they poured em behoiled on the fire. Scaald!

Rowdiose wodhalooing. Theirs is one lessonless missage for
good and truesirs. Will any persen bereaved to be passent bringback
or rumpart to the Hoved politymester. Clontarf, one love,
one fear. Ellers for the greeter glossary of code, callen hom:
Finucane-Lee, Finucane-Law.

Am. Dg.

Welter focussed.

Wind from the nordth. Warmer towards muffinbell, Lull.

As our revelant Colunnfiller predicted in last mount's chattiry
sermon, the allexpected depression over Schiumdinebbia, a bygger
muster of veirying precipitation and haralded by faugh sicknells,
(hear kokkenhovens ekstras!) and umwalloped in an unusuable
suite of clouds, having filthered through the middelhav of the
same gorgers' kennel on its wage wealthwards and incursioned a
sotten retch of low pleasure, missed in some parts but with lucal
drizzles, the outlook for tomarry (Streamstress Mandig) beamed
brider, his ability good.

What hopends to they?

Giant crash in Aden. Birdflights confirm abbroaching nubtials.

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Burial of Lifetenant-Groevener Hatchett, R.I.D. Devine's

Ls. De.

Art thou gainous sense uncompetite! Limited. Anna Lynchya
Pourable! One and eleven. United We Stand, even many offered.
Don't forget. I wish auspicable thievesdayte for the stork dyrby.
It will be a thousand's a won paddies. And soon to bet. On drums
of bliss. With hapsalap troth, hipsalewd prudity, hopesalot honnessy,
hoopsaloop luck. After when from midnights unwards the
fourposter harp quartetto. (Kiskiviikko, Kalastus. Torstaj, tanssia.
Perjantaj, peleja. Lavantaj ja Sunnuntaj, christianismus kirjallisuus,
kirjallisuus christianismus.) Whilesd this pellover his finnisch.

—Comither, ahorace, thou mighty man of valour, elderman
adaptive of Capel Ysnod, and tsay-fong tsei-foun a laun bricksnumber
till I've fined you a faulter-in-law, to become your son-to-be,
gentlemens tealer, generalman seelord, gosse and bosse,
hunguest and horasa, jonjemsums both, in sailsmanship, szed the
head marines talebearer, then sayd the ships gospfather in the scat
story to the husband's capture and either you does or he musts
and this moment same, sayd he, so let laid pacts be being betving
ye, he sayd, by my main makeshift, he sayd, one fisk and one flesk,
as flat as, Aestmand Addmundson you, you're iron slides and so
hompety domp as Paddley Mac Namara here he's a hardy canooter,
for the two breasts of Banba are her soilers and her toilers, if thou
wilt serve Idyall as thou hast sayld. Brothers Boathes, brothers
Coathes, ye have swallen blooders' oathes. And Gophar sayd unto
Glideon and sayd he to the nowedding captain, the rude hunnerable
Humphrey, who was praying god of clothildies by the seven
bosses of his trunktarge he would save bucklesome when she
wooed belove on him, comeether, sayd he, my merrytime marelupe,
you wutan whaal, sayd he, into the shipfolds of our quadrupede
island, bless madhugh, mardyk, luusk and cong! Blass
Neddos bray! And no more of your maimed acts after this with
your kowtoros and criados to every tome, thick and heavy, and
our onliness of his revelance to your ultitude. The illfollowable
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or be the hooley tabell, as Horrocks Toler hath most cares to call
it, I'll rehearse your comeundermends and first mardhyr you entirely.
As puck as that Paddeus picked the pun and left the lollies
off the foiled. A Trinity judge will crux your boom. Pat is the
man for thy. Ay ay! And he pured him beheild of the ouishguss,
mingling a sign of the cruisk. I popetithes thee, Ocean, sayd he,
Oscarvaughther, sayd he, Erievikkingr, sayd he, intra trifum
triforium trifoliorum
, sayd he, onconditionally, forfor furst of giel-
gaulgalls and hero chief explunderer of the clansakiltic, sayd he,
the streameress mastress to the sea aase cuddycoalman's and let
this douche for you as a wholly apuzzler's and for all the pukkaleens
to the wakes of you, sayd he, out of the hellsinky of the
howtheners and be danned to ye, sayd he, into our roomyo connellic
relation, sayd he, from which our this pledge is given, Tera
truly ternatrine if not son towards thousand like expect chrisan
athems to which I osker your godhsbattaring, saelir, for as you
gott kvold whereafter a gooden diggin and with gooder enscure
from osion buck fared agen fairioes feuded hailsohame til Edar
in that the loyd mave hercy on your sael! Anomyn and awer.

— Nansense, you snorsted? he was haltid considerable agenst
all religions overtrow so hworefore the thokkurs pokker the bigbug
miklamanded storstore exploder would he be whulesalesolde
daadooped by Priest Gudfodren of the sacredhaunt suit in
Diaeblen-Balkley at Domnkirk Saint Petricksburg? But ear this:

—And here, aaherra, my rere admirable peadar poulsen, sayd
he, consistently, to the secondnamed sutor, my lately lamented
sponsorship, comesend round that wine and lift your horn, sayd
he, to show you're a skolar for, winter you likes or not, we
brought your summer with us and, tomkin about your lief eurekason
and his undishcovery of americle, be the rolling forties, he
sayd, and on my sopper crappidamn, as Harris himself says, to let
you in on some crismion dottrin, here is the ninethest pork of a man
whisk swimmies in Dybblin water from Ballscodden easthmost
till Thyrston's Lickslip and, sayd he, (whiles the heart of Lukky
Swayn slaughed in his icebox for to think of all the soorts of

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smukklers he would behave in juteyfrieze being forelooper to her)
praties peel to our goodsend Brandonius, filius of a Cara, spouse
to Fynlogue, he has the nicesth pert of a nittlewoman in the
house, la chito, la chato, la Charmadouiro, Tina-bat-Talur, cif for
your fob and a tesura astore for you, eslucylamp aswhen the surge
seas sombren, that he daughts upon of anny livving plusquebelle,
to child and foster, that's the lippeyear's wonder of Totty go,
Newschool, two titty too at win winnie won, tramity trimming and
funnity fare, with a grit as hard as the trent of the thimes but a
touch as saft as the dee in flooing and never a Hyderow Jenny the
like of her lightness at look and you leap, rheadoromanscing long
evmans invairn, about little Anny Roners and all the Lavinias of
ester yours and pleding for them to herself in the periglus glatsch
hangs over her trickle bed, it's a piz of fortune if it never falls from
the stuffel, and, when that mallaura's over till next time and all the
prim rossies are out dressparading and the tubas tout tout for the
glowru of their god, making every Dinny dingle after her down
the Dargul dale and (wait awhile, blusterbuss, you're marchadant
too forte and don't start furlan your ladins till you've learned the
lie of her landuage!), when it's summwer calding and she can hear
the pianutunar beyant the bayondes in Combria sleepytalking to
the Wiltsh muntons, titting out through her droemer window
for the flyend of a touchman over the wishtas of English Strand,
when Kilbarrack bell pings saksalaisance that Concessas with
Sinbads may (pong!), where our dollimonde sees the phantom
shape of Mr Fortunatus Wright since winksome Miss Bulkeley
made loe to her wrecker and he took her to be a rover, O, and
playing house of ivary dower of gould and gift you soil me
peepat my prize, which its a blue loogoont for her in a bleakeyed
seusan if she can't work her mireiclles and give Norgeyborgey
good airish timers, while her fresh racy turf is kindly kindling up
the lovver with the flu, with a roaryboaryellas would set an Eriweddyng
on fire, let aloon an old Humpopolamos with the boomarpoorter
on his brain, aiden bay scye and dye, aasbukividdy,
twentynine to her dozen and coocoo him didulceydovely to his
old cawcaws huggin and munin for his strict privatear which

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there's no pure rube like an ool pool roober when your pullar
beer turns out Bruin O'Luinn and beat his barge into a battering
pram with her wattling way for cubblin and, be me fairy fay, sayd
he, the marriage mixter, to Kersse, Son of Joe Ashe, her coaxfonder,
wiry eyes and winky hair, timkin abeat your Andraws
Meltons and his lovsang of the short and shifty, I will turn my
thinks to things alove and I will speak but threes ones, sayd he,
my truest patrions good founter, poles a port and zones asunder,
tie up in hates and repeat at luxure, you can better your tooblue
prodestind arson, tyler bach, after roundsabouts and donochs and
the volumed smoke, though the clonk in his stumble strikes warn,
and were he laid out on that counter there like a Slavocrates
amongst his skippies, when it comes to the ride onerable, sayd he,
that's to make plain Nanny Ni Sheeres a full Dinamarqueza, and
all needed for the lay, from the hursey on the montey with the
room in herberge down to forkpiece and bucklecatch, (Elding,
my elding! and Lif, my lif!) in the pravacy of the pirmanocturne,
hap, sayd he, at that meet hour of night, and hop, sayd he, and the
fyrsty annas everso thried (whiles the breath of Huppy Hullespond
swumped in his seachest for to renumber all the mallymedears'
long roll and call of sweetheart emmas that every had a
port in from Coxenhagen till the brottels on the Nile), while
taylight is yet slipping under their pillow, (ill omens on Kitty
Cole if she's spilling laddy's measure!) and before Sing Mattins in
the Fields, ringsengd ringsengd, bings Heri the Concorant Erho,
and the Referinn Fuchs Gutmann gives us I'll Bell the Welled or
The Steeplepoy's Revanger and all Thingavalley knows for its
never dawn in the dark but the deed comes to life, and raptist bride
is aptist breed (tha lassy! tha lassy!), and, to buoy the hoop
within us springing, 'tis no timbertar she'll have then in her armsbrace
to doll the dallydandle, our fiery quean, upon the night of
the things of the night of the making to stand up the double
tet of the oversear of the seize who cometh from the mighty
deep and on the night of making Horuse to crihumph over his
enemy, be the help of me cope as so pluse the riches of the roedshields,
with Elizabeliza blessing the bedpain, at the willbedone

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of Yinko Jinko Randy, come Bastabasco and hippychip eggs, she
will make a suomease pair and singlette, jodhpur smalls and tailorless,
a copener's cribful, leaf, bud and berry, the divlin's own little
mimmykin puss, (hip, hip, horatia!) for my old comrhade saltymar
here, Briganteen—General Sir A. I. Magnus, the flappernooser,
master of the good lifebark Ulivengrene of Onslought,
and the homespund of her hearth, (Fuss his farther was the norse
norse east and Muss his mother was a gluepot) and, gravydock or
groovy anker, and a hulldread pursunk manowhood, who (with
a chenchen for his delight time and a bonzeye nappin through his
doze) he is the bettest bluffy blondblubber of an olewidgeon what
overspat a skettle in a skib.

Cawcaught. Coocaged.

And Dub did glow that night. In Fingal of victories. Cannmatha
and Cathlin sang together. And the three shouters of
glory. Yelling halfviewed their harps. Surly Tuhal smiled upon
drear Darthoola: and Roscranna's bolgaboyo begirlified the
daughter of Cormac. The soul of everyelsesbody rolled into its
olesoleself. A doublemonth's licence, lease on mirth, while hooneymoon
and her flame went huneysuckling. Holyryssia, what boom
of bells! What battle of bragues on Sandgate where met the bobby
mobbed his bibby mabbing through the ryce. Even Tombs left
doss and dunnage down in Demidoff's tomb and drew on the
dournailed clogs that Morty Manning left him and legged in by
Ghoststown Gate, like Pompei up to date, with a sprig of Whiteboys
heather on his late Luke Elcock's heirloom. And some say
they seen old dummydeaf with a leaf of bronze on his cloak
so grey, trooping his colour a pace to the reire. And as owfally
posh with his halfcrown jool as if he was the Granjook Meckl or
Paster de Grace on the Route de l'Epée. It was joobileejeu that
All Sorts' Jour. Freestouters and publicranks, hafts on glaives.
You could hear them swearing threaties on the Cymylaya
Mountains, man. And giving it out to the Ould Fathach and louth-
mouthing after the Healy Mealy with an enfysis to bring down
the rain of Tarar. Nevertoletta! Evertomind! The grandest
bethehailey seen or heard on earth's conspectrum since Scape

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the Goat, that gafr, ate the Suenders bible. Hadn't we heaven's
lamps to hide us? Yet every lane had its lively spark and every
spark had its several spurtles and each spitfire spurtle had some
trick of her trade, a tease for Ned, nook's nestle for Fred and
a peep at me mow for Peer Pol. So that Father Matt Hughes
looked taytotally threbled. But Danno the Dane grimmed. Dune.
'Twere yeg will elsecare doatty lanv meet they dewscent hyemn
to cannons' roar and rifles' peal vill shantey soloweys sang! For
there were no more Tyrrhanees and for Laxembraghs was passthecupper
to Our Lader's. And it was dim upon the floods only
and there was day on all the ground.

Thus street spins legends while wharves woves tales but some
family fewd felt a nick in their name. Old Vickers sate down on
their airs and straightened the points of their lace. Red Rowleys
popped out of their lairs and asked what was wrong with the
race. Mick na Murrough used dripping in layers to shave
all the furze off his face. The Burke-Lees and Coyle-Finns
paid full feines for their sinns when the Cap and Miss Coolie
were roped.


With her banbax hoist from holder, zig for zag through pool
and polder, cheap, cheap, cheap and Laughing Jack, all augurs
scorenning, see the Bolche your pictures motion and Kitzy
Kleinsuessmein eloping for that holm in Finn's Hotel Fiord,
Nova Norening. Where they pulled down the kuddle and they
made fray and if thee don't look homey, well, that Dook can eye

He goat a berth. And she cot a manege. And wohl's gorse
mundom ganna wedst.

Knock knock. War's where! Which war? The Twwinns.
Knock knock. Woos without! Without what? An apple. Knock

The kilder massed, one then and uhindred, (harefoot, birdyhands,
herringabone, beesknees), and they barneydansked a
kathareen round to know the who and to show the howsome.
Why was you hiding, moder of moders? And where was hunty,

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poppa the gun? Pointing up to skyless heaven like the spoon out
of sergeantmajor's tay. Which was the worst of them phaymix
cupplerts? He's herd of hoarding and her faiths is altared. Becoming
ungoing, their seeming sames for though that liamstone
deaf do his part there's a windtreetop whipples the damp off the
mourning. But tellusit allasif wellasits end. And the lunger it
takes the swooner they tumble two. He knows he's just thrilling
and she's sure she'd squeam. The threelegged man and the tulippied
dewydress. Lludd hillmythey, we're brimming to hear! The
durst he did and the first she ever? Peganeen Bushe, this isn't the
polkar, catch as you cancan when high land fling! And you Tim
Tommy Melooney, I'll tittle your barents if you stick that pigpin
upinto meh!

So in the names of the balder and of the sol and of the hollichrost,
ogsowearit, trisexnone, and by way of letting the aandt
out of her grosskropper and leading the mokes home by their
gribes, whoopsabout a plabbaside of plobbicides, alamam alemon,
poison kerls, on this mounden of Delude, and in the high places
of Delude of Isreal, which is Haraharem and the diublin's owld
mounden over against Vikens, from your tarns, thwaites and
thorpes, withes, tofts and fosses, fells, haughs and shaws, lunds,
garths and dales, mensuring the megnominous as so will is the
littleyest, the myrioheartzed with toroidal coil, eira area round
wantanajocky, fin above wave after duckydowndivvy, trader arm
aslung beauty belt, the formor velican and nana karlikeevna,
sommerlad and cinderenda, Valtivar and Viv, how Big Bil Brine
Borumoter first took his gage at lil lolly lavvander waader since
when capriole legs covets limbs of a crane and was it the twylyd
or the mounth of the yare or the feint of her smell made the seomen
assalt of her (in imageascene all: whimwhim whimwhim).
To the laetification of disgeneration by neuhumorisation of our
kristianiasation. As the last liar in the earth begeylywayled the
first lady of the forest. Though Toot's pardoosled sauve l'hummour!
For the joy of the dew on the flower of the fleets on the
fields of the foam of the waves of the seas of the wild main from
Borneholm has jest come to crown.

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Snip snap snoody. Noo err historyend goody. Of a lil trip
trap and a big treeskooner for he put off the ketyl and they
made three (for fie!) and if hec dont love alpy then lad you
annoy me. For hanigen with hunigen still haunt ahunt to finnd
their hinnigen where Pappappapparrassannuaragheallachnatull-
ydoodled and anruly person creeked a jest. Gestapose to parry
off cheekars or frankfurters on the odor. Fine again, Cuoholson!
Peace, O wiley!

Such was the act of goth stepping the tolk of Doolin, drain
and plantage, wattle and daub, with you'll peel as I'll pale and
we'll pull the boath toground togutter, testies touchwood and
shenstone unto pop and puma, calf and condor, under all the
gaauspices (incorporated), the chal and his chi, their roammerin
over, gribgrobgrab reining trippetytrappety (so fore shalt thou
flow, else thy cavern hair!) to whom she (anit likenand pleasethee!).
Till sealump becamedump to bumpslump a lifflebed,
(altolà, allamarsch! O gué, O gué!). Kaemper Daemper to Jetty
de Waarft, all the weight of that mons on his little ribbeunuch!
Him that gronde old mand to be that haard of heaering (afore
said) and her the petty tondur with the fix in her changeable
eye (which see), Lord, me lad, he goes with blowbierd, leedy,
plasheous stream. But before that his loudship was converted to
a landshop there was a little theogamyjig incidence that hoppy-go-jumpy
Junuary morn when he colluded with the cad out on
the beg amudst the fiounaregal gaames of those oathmassed
fenians for whome he's forcecaused a bridge of the piers, at
Inverleffy, mating pontine of their engagement, synnbildising
graters and things, eke ysendt? O nilly, not all, here's the first
cataraction! As if ever she cared an assuan damm about her
harpoons sticking all out of him whet between phoenix his
calipers and that psourdonome sheath. Sdrats ye, Gus Paudheen!
Kenny's thought ye, Dinny Oozle! While the cit was leaking
asphalt like a suburbiaurealis in his rure was tucking to him like
old booths, booths, booths, booths.

Enterruption. Check or slowback. Dvershen.

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Why, wonder of wenchalows, what o szeszame open, v doer s t
doing? V door s being. But how theng thingajarry miens but this
being becoming n z doer? K? An o. It is ne not him what foots
like a glove, shoehandschiner Pad Podomkin. Sooftly, anni
slavey, szszuszchee is slowjaneska.

The aged crafty nummifeed confusionary overinsured everlapsing
accentuated katekattershin clopped, clopped, clopped,
darsey dobrey, back and along the danzing corridor, as she was
going to pimpim him, way boy wally, not without her complement
of cavarnan men, between the two deathdealing allied
divisions and the lines of readypresent fire of the corkedagains up-
stored, taken in giving the saloot, band your hands going in, bind
your heads coming out, and remoltked to herselp in her serf's
alown, a weerpovy willowy dreevy drawly and the patter of so
familiars, farabroads and behomeans, as she shure sknows, boof
for a booby, boo: new uses in their mewseyfume. The jammesons
is a cook in his hair. And the juinnesses is a rapin his hind. And
the Bullingdong caught the wind up. Dip.

And the message she braught belaw from the missus she
bragged abouve that had her agony stays outsize her sari chemise,
blancking her shifts for to keep up the fascion since the king of
all dronnings kissed her beeswixed hand, fang (pierce me, hunky,
I'm full of meunders!), her fize like a tubtail of mondayne
clothes, fed to the chaps with working medicals and her birthright
pang that would split an atam like the forty pins in her hood, was
to fader huncher a howdydowdy, to mountainy mots in her
amnest plein language, from his fain a wan, his hot and tot lass,
to pierce his ropeloop ear, how, Podushka be prayhasd, now the
sowns of his loins were awinking and waking and his dorter of
the hush lillabilla lullaby (lead us not into reformication with the
poors in your thingdom of gory, O moan!), once after males,
nonce at a time, with them Murphy's puffs she dursted with
gnockmeggs and the bramborry cake for dour dorty dompling
obayre Mattom Beetom and epsut the pfot and if he was whishtful
to licture her caudal with chesty chach from his dauberg den
and noviny news from Naul or toplots talks from morrienbaths

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or a parrotsprate's cure for ensevelised lethurgies, spick's my
spoon and the veriblest spoon, 'twas her hour for the chamber's
ensallycopodium with love to melost Panny Kostello from
X.Y. Zid for to folly billybobbis gibits porzy punzy and she was
a wanton for De Marera to take her genial glow to bed.

—This is time for my tubble, reflected Mr 'Gladstone
Browne' in the toll hut (it was choractoristic from that 'man of
Delgany'). Dip.

—This is me vulcanite smoking, profused Mr 'Bonaparte
Nolan' under the natecup (one feels how one may hereby reekignites
the 'ground old mahonagyan'). Dip.

—And this is defender of defeater of defaulter of deformer
of the funst man in Danelagh, willingtoned in with this glance
dowon his browen and that born appalled noodlum the panellite
pair's cummal delimitator, odding: Oliver White, he's as tiff as
she's tight. And thisens his speak quite hoarse. Dip.

In reverence to her midgetsy the lady of the comeallyous as
madgestoo our own one's goff stature. Prosim, prosit, to the
krk n yr nck!

O rum it is the chomicalest thing how it pickles up the punchey
and the jude. If you'll gimmy your thing to me I will gamey a sing
to thee. Stay where you're dummy! To get her to go ther. He
banged the scoop and she bagged the sugar while the whole
pub's pobbel done a stare. On the mizzatint wall. With its chromo
for all, crimm crimms. Showing holdmenag's asses sat by Allmeneck's
men, canins to ride with em, canins that lept at em, woollied
and flundered.

So the katey's came and the katey's game. As so gangs sludgenose.
And that henchwench what hopped it dunneth there duft
the. Duras.


Yes, we've conned thon print in its gloss so gay how it came
from Finndlader's Yule to the day and it's Hey Tallaght Hoe on
the king's highway with his hounds on the home at a turning.
To Donnicoombe Fairing. Millikin's Pass. When visiting at
Izd-la-Chapelle taste the lipe of the waters from Carlowman's Cup.

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It tellyhows its story to their six of hearts, a twelve-eyed man;
for whom has madjestky who since is dyed drown reign before
the izba.

Au! Au! Aue! Ha! Heish!

As stage to set by ritual rote for the grimm grimm tale of the
four of hyacinths, the deafeeled carp and the bugler's dozen of
leagues-in-amour or how Holispolis went to Parkland with
mabby and sammy and sonny and sissy and mop's varlet de
shambles and all to find the right place for it by peep o'skirt or
pipe a skirl when the hundt called a halt on the chivvychace of
the ground sloper at that ligtning lovemaker's thender apeal till,
between wandering weather and stable wind, vastelend hosteilend,
neuziel and oltrigger some, Bullyclubber burgherly shut
the rush in general.

Let us propel us for the frey of the fray! Us, us, beraddy!

Ko Niutirenis hauru leish! A lala! Ko Niutirenis haururu
laleish! Ala lala! The Wullingthund sturm is breaking. The
sound of maormaoring. The Wellingthund sturm waxes fuercilier.
The whackawhacks of the sturm. Katu te ihis ihis! Katu
te wana wana! The strength of the rawshorn generand is known
throughout the world. Let us say if we may what a weeny
wukeleen can do.

Au! Au! Aue! Ha! Heish! A lala!

—Paud the roosky, weren't they all of them then each in his
different way of saying calling on the one in the same time
hibernian knights underthaner that was having, half for the laugh
of the bliss it sint barbaras another doesend end once tale of a
tublin wished on to him with its olives ocolombs and its hills
owns ravings and Tutty his tour in his Nowhare's yarcht. It was
before when Aimee stood for Arthurduke for the figger in profane
and fell from grace so madlley for fill the flatter fellows.
(They were saying). And it was the lang in the shirt in the green
of the wood, where obelisk rises when odalisks fall, major threft
on the make and jollyjacques spindthrift on the merry (O Mr
Mathurin, they were calling, what a topheavy hat you're in! And
there aramny maeud, then they were saying, these so pioupious!).

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And it was cyclums cyclorums after he made design on
the corse and he want to mess on him (enterellbo add all taller
Danis), back, seater and sides, and he applied (I'm amazingly
sorracer!) the wholed bould shoulderedboy's width for fullness,
measures for messieurs, messer's massed, (they were saycalling
again and agone and all over agun, the louthly meathers, the
loudly meaders, the lously measlers, six to one, bar ones).

And they pled him beheighten the firing. Dope.

Maltomeetim, alltomatetam, when a tale tarries shome shunter
shove on. Fore auld they wauld to pree.


Of this Mr A (tillalaric) and these wasch woman (dapplehued),
fhronehflord and feeofeeds, who had insue keen and able
and a spindlesong aside, nothing more is told until now, his
awebrume hour, her sere Sahara of sad oakleaves. And then. Be
old. The next thing is. We are once amore as babes awondering
in a wold made fresh where with the hen in the storyaboot we
start from scratch.

So the truce, the old truce and nattonbuff the truce, boys.
Drouth is stronger than faction. Slant. Shinshin. Shinshin.

—It was of The Grant, old gartener, qua golden meddlist,
Publius Manlius, fuderal private, (his place is his poster, sure, they
said, and we're going to mark it, sore, they said, with a carbon
caustick manner) bequother the liberaloider at his petty corporelezzo
that hung caughtnapping from his baited breath, it was of
him, my wife and I thinks, to feel to every of the younging fruits,
tenderosed like an atalantic's breastswells or, on a second wreathing,
a bright tauth bight shimmeryshaking for the welt of his
plow. And where the peckadillies at his wristsends meetings be
loving so lightly dovessoild the candidacy, me wipin eye sinks,
of his softboiled bosom should be apparient even to our illicterate
of nullatinenties.

All to which not a lot snapped The Nolan of the Calabashes
at his whilom eweheart photognomist who by this sum taken
was as much incensed by Saint Bruno as that what he had consummed
was his own panegoric, and wot a lout about it if it was

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only a pippappoff pigeon shoot that gracesold getrunner, the
man of centuries, was bowled out by judge, jury and umpire at
batman's biff like a witchbefooled legate. Dupe.

His almonence being alaterelly in dispensation with his three
oldher patrons' aid, providencer's divine cow to milkfeeding
mleckman, bonafacies to solafides, what matter what all his
freudzay or who holds his hat to harm him, let hutch just keep
on under at being a vanished consinent and let annapal livibel
prettily prattle a lude all her own. And be that semeliminal
salmon solemonly angled, ingate and outgate. A truce to lovecalls,
dulled in warclothes, maleybags, things and bleakhusen. Leave
the letter that never begins to go find the latter that ever comes
to end, written in smoke and blurred by mist and signed of
solitude, sealed at night.

Simply. As says the mug in the middle, nay brian nay noel,
ney billy ney boney. Imagine twee cweamy wosen. Suppwose
you get a beautiful thought and cull them sylvias sub silence.
Then inmaggin a stotterer. Suppoutre him to been one biggermaster
Omnibil. Then lustily (tutu the font and tritt on the bokswoods
like gay feeters's dance) immengine up to three longly
lurking lobstarts. Fair instents the Will Woolsley Wellaslayers.
Pet her, pink him, play pranks with them. She will nod amproperly
smile. He may seem to appraisiate it. They are as piractical
jukersmen sure to paltipsypote. Feel the wollies drippeling out
of your fingathumbs. Says to youssilves (floweers have ears,
heahear!) solowly: So these ease Budlim! How do, dainty daulimbs?
So peached to pick on you in this way, prue and simple,
pritt and spry! Heyday too, Malster Faunagon, and hopes your
hahititahiti licks the mankey nuts! And oodlum hoodlum doodlum
to yes, Donn, Teague and Hurleg, who the bullocks brought
you here and how the hillocks are ye?

We want Bud. We want Bud Budderly. We want Bud Budderly
boddily. There he is in his Borrisalooner. The man that shunned
the rucks on Gereland. The man thut won the bettlle of the
bawll. Order, order, order, order! And tough. We call on Tancred
Artaxerxes Flavin to compeer with Barnabas Ulick Dunne.

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Order, order, order! Milster Malster in the chair. We've heard it
sinse sung thousandtimes. How Burghley shuck the rackushant
Germanon. For Ehren, boys, gobrawl!

A public plouse. Citizen soldiers.

taff (a smart boy, of the peat freers, thirty two eleven, looking
through the roof towards a relevution of the karmalife order privious
to his hoisting of an emergency umberolum in byway of paraguastical
solation to the rhyttel in his hedd
). All was flashing and krashning
blurty moriartsky blutcherudd? What see, buttywalch? Tell ever
so often?

butt (mottledged youth, clergical appealance, who, as his pied
friar, is supposing to motto the sorry dejester in tifftaff toffiness or
to be digarced from ever and a daye in his accounts
). But da. But
dada, mwilshsuni. Till even so aften. Sea vaast a pool!

taff (porumptly helping himself out by the cesspull with a yellup
yurrup, puts up his furry furzed hare
). Butly bitly! Humme to our
mounthings. Conscribe him tillusk, unt, in his jubalant tubalence,
the groundsapper, with his soilday site out on his moulday side
in. The gubernier-gerenal in laut-lievtonant of Baltiskeeamore,
amaltheouse for leporty hole! Endues paramilintary langdwage.
The saillils of the yellavs nocadont palignol urdlesh. Shelltoss
and welltass and telltuss aghom! Sling Stranaslang, how Malorazzias
spikes her, coining a speak a spake! Not the Setanik stuff
that slimed soft Siranouche! The good old gunshop monowards
for manosymples. Tincurs tammit! They did oak hay doe fou
Chang-li-meng when that man d'airain was big top tom saw tip
side bum boss pageantfiller. Ajaculate! All lea light! Rassamble
the glowrings of Bruyant the Bref when the Mollies Makehalpence
took his leg for his thumb. And may he be too an intrepidation
of our dreams which we foregot at wiking when the morn
hath razed out limpalove and the bleakfrost chilled our ravery!
Pook. Sing ching lew mang! Upgo, bobbycop! Lets hear in
remember the braise of. Hold!

butt (drawling forth from his blousom whereis meditabound of
his minkerstary, switches on his gorsecopper's fling weitoheito lang-
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that flashermind's rays and his lipponease longuewedge wambles).
Ullahbluh! Sehyoh narar, pokehole sann! Manhead very dirty by
am anoyato. Like old Dolldy Icon when he cooked up his iggs
in bicon. He gatovit and me gotafit and Oalgoak's Cheloven gut
a fudden. Povar old pitschobed! Molodeztious of metchennacht
belaburt that pentschmyaso! Bog carsse and dam neat, sar, gam
cant! Limbers affront of him, lumbers behund. While the bucks
bite his dos his hart bides the ros till the bounds of his bays bell
the warning. Sobaiter sobarkar. He was enmivallupped. Chromean
fastion. With all his cannoball wappents. In his raglanrock
and his malakoiffed bulbsbyg and his varnashed roscians and his
cardigans blousejagged and his scarlett manchokuffs and his tree-
coloured camiflag and his perikopendolous gaelstorms. Here
weeks hire pulchers! Obriania's beromst! From Karrs and
Polikoff's, the men's confessioners. Seval shimars pleasant
time payings. Mousoumeselles buckwoulds look. Tenter and

taff (all Perssiasterssias shookatnaratatattar at his waggon-
horchers, his bulgeglarying star gapers razzledazzlingly full of eyes,
full of balls, full of holes, full of buttons, full of stains, full of medals,
full of blickblackblobs
). Grozarktic! Toadlebens! Some garmentguy!
Insects appalling, low hum clang sin! A cheap decoy! Too
deep destroy! Say mangraphique, may say nay por daguerre!

butt (if that he hids foregodden has nate of glozery farused ameet
the florahs of the follest, his spent fish's livid smile giving allasundery
the bumfit of the doped
). Come alleyou jupes of Wymmingtown
that graze the calves of Man! A bear raigning in his heavenspawn
consomation robes. Rent, outraged, yewleaved, grained, ballooned,
hindergored and voluant! Erminia's capecloaked hoodoodman!
First he s s st steppes. Then he st stoo stoopt. Lookt.

taff (strick struck strangling like aleal lusky Lubliner to merumber
by the cycl of the cruize who strungled Attahilloupa with what
empoisoned El Monte de Zuma and failing wilnaynilnay that he
was pallups barn in the minkst of the Krumlin befodt he was popsoused
into the monkst of the vatercan, makes the holypolygon of
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cettera, oukraydoubray). Scutterer of guld, he is retourious on
every roudery! The lyewdsky so so sewn of a fitchid! With his
walshbrushup. And his boney bogey braggs.

butt (after his tongues in his cheeks, with pinkpoker pointing
out in rutene to impassible abjects beyond the mistomist towards
Lissnaluhy such as the Djublian Alps and the Hoofd Ribeiro as
where he and his trulock may ever make a game
). The field of
karhags and that bloasted tree. Forget not the felled! For the
lomondations of Oghrem! Warful doon's bothem. Here furry
glunn. Nye? Their feery pass. Tak! With guerillaman aspear
aspoor to prink the pranks of primkissies. And the buddies behide
in the byre. Allahblah!

taff (a blackseer, he stroves to regulect all the straggles for wife
in the rut of the past through the widnows in effigies keening after the
blank sheets in their faminy to the relix of old decency from over
). Oh day of rath! Ah, murther of mines! Eh, selo moy!
Uh, zulu luy! Bernesson Mac Mahahon from Osro bearing nose
easger for sweeth prolettas on his swooth prowl!

butt (back to his peatrol and paump: swee Gee's wee rest: no
more applehooley: dodewodedook
). Bruinoboroff, the hooneymoonger,
and the grizzliest manmichal in Meideveide! Whose
annal livves the hoiest! For he devoused the lelias on the fined
and he conforted samp, tramp and marchint out of the drumbume
of a narse. Guards, serf Finnland, serve we all!

taff (whatwidth the psychophannies at the front and whetwadth
the psuckofumbers beholden the fair, illcertain, between his bulchri-
chudes and the roshashanaral, where he sees Bishop Ribboncake plus
his pollex priced going forth on his visitations of mirrage or Miss
Horizon, justso all our fannacies daintied her, on the curve of the
camber, unsheathing a showlaced limbaloft to the great consternations
Divulge! Hyededye, kittyls, and howdeddoh, pan! Poshbott and
pulbuties. See that we soll or let dargman be luna as strait a way
as your ant's folly me line while ye post is goang from Piping
Pubwirth to Haunted Hillborough on his Mujiksy's Zaravence,
the Riss, the Ross, the sur of all Russers, as my farst is near to
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aureolies. We should say you dones the polecad. Bang on the
booche, gurg in the gorge, rap on the roof and your flup is unbu. . .

butt (at the signal of his act which seems to sharpnel his
innermals menody, playing the spool of the little brown jog round the
wheel of her whang goes the millner
). Buckily buckily, blodestained
boyne! Bimbambombumb. His snapper was shot in the Rumjar
Journaral. Why the gigls he lubbed beeyed him.

taff (obliges with a two stop yogacoga sumphoty on the bones for ivory
girl and ebony boy
). The balacleivka! Trovatarovitch! I trumble!

butt (with the sickle of a scygthe but the humour of a hummer, O,
howorodies through his cholaroguled, fumfing to a fullfrength with
this wallowing olfact
). Mortar martar tartar wartar! May his
boules grow wider so his skittles gets worse! The aged monad
making a venture out of the murder of investment. I seen him
acting surgent what betwinks the scimitar star and the ashen
moon. By their lights shalthow throw him! Piff paff for puffpuff
and my pife for his cgar! The mlachy way for gambling.


[Up to this curkscraw bind an admirable verbivocovisual pres-
entment of the worldrenownced Caerholme Event has been being
given by
The Irish Race and World. The huddled and aliven stable-
crashers have shared fleetfooted enthusiasm with the paddocks
dare and ditches tare while the mews was combing ground. Hippo-
hopparray helioscope flashed winsor places as the gates might see.
Meusdeus! That was (with burning briar) Mr Twomass Nohoholan
for their common contribe satisfunction in the purports of
amusedment telling the Verily Roverend Father Epiphanes
shrineshriver of Saint Dhorough's (in browne bomler) how
(assuary as there's a bonum in your osstheology!) Backlegs
shirked the racing kenneldar. The saintly scholarist's roastering
guffalawd of nupersaturals holler at this metanoic excomologosis
tells of the chestnut's (once again, Wittyngtom!) absolutionally
romptyhompty successfulness. A lot of lasses and lads without
damas or dads, but fresh and blued with collecting boxes. One
aught spare ones triflets, to be shut: it is Coppingers for the
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morally absent, was slooching about in his knavish
diamonds asking Gmax, Knox and the Dmuggies (a pinnance for
your toughts, turffers!) to deck the ace of duds. Tomtinker Tim,
howbeit, his unremitting retainer, (the seers are the seers of
Samael but the heers are the heers of Timoth) is in Boozer's
Gloom, soalken steady in his sulken tents. Baldawl the curse,
baledale the day! And the frocks of shick sheeples in their shum-
mering insamples! You see: a chiefsmith, semperal scandal
stinkmakers, a middinest from the Casabianca and, of course,
Mr Fry. Barass! Pardon the inquisition, causas es quostas? It
is Da Valorem's Dominical Brayers. Why coif that weird hood?
Because among nosoever circusdances is to be apprehended the
dustungwashed poltronage of the lost Gabbarnaur-Jaggarnath.
Pamjab! Gross Jumpiter, whud was thud? Luckluckluckluck-
luckluckluck! It is the Thousand to One Guinea-Gooseberry's
Lipperfull Slipver Cup. Hold hard, ridesiddle titelittle Pitsy
Riley! Gurragrunch, gurragrunch! They are at the turn of the
fourth of the hurdles. By the hross of Xristos, Holophullopopulace
is a shote of excramation! Bumchub! Emancipator, the
Creman hunter (Major Hermyn C. Entwhistle) with dramatic
effect reproducing the form of famous sires on the scene of the
formers triumphs, is showing the eagle's way to Mr Whaytehayte's
three buy geldings Homo Made Ink, Bailey Beacon
and Ratatuohy while Furstin II and The Other Girl (Mrs
'Boss' Waters, Leavybrink) too early spring dabbles, are showing
a clean pairofhids to Immensipater. Sinkathinks to oppen here!
To this virgin's tuft, on this golden of evens! I never sought of
sinkathink. Our lorkmakor he is proformly annuysed. He is
shinkly thinkly shaking in his schayns. Sat will be off follteedee.
This eeridreme has being effered you by Bett and Tipp. Tipp and
Bett, our swapstick quackchancers, in
From Topphole to Bottom
of The Irish Race and World.]


taff (awary that the first sports report of Loundin Reginald
has now been afterthoughtfully colliberated by a saggind spurts
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malaise after the pognency of orangultonia, orients by way of Sagittarius
towards Draco on the Lour
). And you collier carsst on him,
the corsar, with Boyle, Burke and Campbell, I'll gogemble on
strangbones tomb. You had just been cerberating a camp camp
camp to Saint Sepulchre's march through the armeemonds retreat
with the boys all marshalled, scattering giant's hail over the
curseway, fellowed along the rout by the stenchions of the
corpse. Tell the coldspell's terroth! If you please, commeylad!
Perfedes Albionias! Think some ingain think, as Teakortairer
sate over the Galwegian caftan forewhen Orops and Aasas were
chooldrengs and micramacrees! A forward movement, Miles na
Bogaleen, and despatch!

butt (slinking his coatsleeves surdout over his squad mutton
shoulder so as to loop more life the jauntlyman as he scents the
anggreget yup behound their whole scoopchina's desperate noy's
totalage and explaining aposteriorly how awstooloo was valdesombre
belowes hero and he was in a greak esthate phophiar an
erixtion on the soseptuple side of him made spoil apriori his popo-

porportiums). Yass, zotnyzor, I don't think I did not, pojr. Never
you brother me for I scout it, think you! Ichts nichts on nichts!
Greates Schtschuptar! Me fol the rawlawdy in the schpirrt of a
schkrepz. Of all the quirasses and all the qwehrmin in the tragedoes
of those antiants their grandoper, that soun of a gunnong,
with his sabaothsopolettes, smooking his scandleloose at
botthends of him! Foinn duhans! I grandthinked after his obras
after another time about the itch in his egondoom he was legging
boldylugged from some pulversporochs and lyoking for a stooleazy
for to nemesisplotsch allafranka and for to salubrate himself
with an ultradungs heavenly mass at his base by a suprime pompship
chorams the perished popes, the reverend and allaverred
cromlecks, and when I heard his lewdbrogue reciping his cheap
cheateary gospeds to sintry and santry and sentry and suntry I
thought he was only haftara having afterhis brokeforths but be
the homely Churopodvas I no sooner seen aghist of his frighteousness
then I was bibbering with vear a few versets off fooling for
fjorg for my fifth foot. Of manifest 'tis obedience and the. Flute!

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taff (though, the unglucksarsoon is giming for to git him, jotning
in, hoghly ligious, hapagodlap, like a soldierry sap, with a pique at
his cue and a tyr in his eye and a bond of his back and a croak in his
cry as did jolly well harm lean o'er him
) Is not athug who would.
Weepon, weeponder, song of sorrowmon! Which goatheye
and sheepskeer they damnty well know. Papaist! Gambanman!
Take the cawraidd's blow! Yia! Your partridge's last!

butt (giving his scimmianised twinge in acknuckledownedgment
of this cumulikick, strafe from the firetrench, studenly drobs led, sa-
toniseels ouchyotchy, he changecors induniforms as he is lefting the
gat out of the big: his face glows green, his hair greys white, his
bleyes bcome broon to suite his cultic twalette
). But when I seeing
him in his oneship fetch along within hail that tourrible tall
with his nitshnykopfgoknob and attempting like a brandylogged
rudeman cathargic, lugging up and laiding down his livepelts
so cruschinly like Mebbuck at Messar and expousing his old
skinful self tailtottom by manurevring in open ordure to renewmurature
with the cowruads in their airish pleasantry I thanked
he was recovering breadth from some herdsquatters beyond the
carcasses and I couldn't erver nerver to tell a liard story not of I
knew the prize if from lead or alimoney. But when I got inoccupation
of a full new of his old basemiddelism, in ackshan, pagne
pogne, by the veereyed lights of the stormtrooping clouds and
in the sheenflare of the battleaxes of the heroim and mid the
shieldfails awail of the bitteraccents of the sorafim and caught the
pfierce tsmell of his aurals, orankastank, a suphead setrapped,
like Peder the Greste, altipaltar, my bill it forsooks allegiance
(gut bull it!) and, no lie is this, I was babbeing and yetaghain
bubbering, bibbelboy, me marrues me shkewers me gnaas me
fiet, tob tob tob beat it, solongopatom. Clummensy if ever misused,
must used you's now! But, meac Coolp, Arram of Eirzerum,
as I love our Deer Dirouchy, I confesses withould pridejealice
when I looked upon the Saur of all the Haurousians with
the weight of his arge fullin upon him from the travaillings of
his tommuck and rueckenased the fates of a bosser there was fear
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then the way I immingled my Irmenial hairmaierians ammongled
his Gospolis fomiliours till, achaura moucreas, I adn't the
arts to.

taff (as a marrer off act, prepensing how such waldmanns from
Burnias seduced country clowns, he is preposing barangaparang
after going knowing what he is doing after to see him pluggy well
moidered as a murder effect, you bet your blowie knife, before he
doze soze, sopprused though he is
) Grot Zot! You hidn't the hurts?
Vott Fonn!

butt (hearing somrother sudly give tworthree peevish sniff snuff
snoores like govalise falseleep he waitawhishts to see might he stirs
and then goes on kuldrum like without asking for pepeace or anysing
a soul
). Merzmard! I met with whom it was too late. My fate! O
hate! Fairwail! Fearwealing of the groan! And think of that
when you smugs to bagot.

taff (who meanwhilome at yarn's length so as to put a nodje
in the poestcher, by wile of stoccan his hand and of rooma makin
ber getting umptyums gatherumed off the skattert, had been lavishing,
lagan on lighthouse, words of silent power, susu glouglou biribiri
gongos, upon the repleted speechsalver's innkeeping right which,
thanks giveme and naperied norms nonobstaclant, there can be little
doubt, have resulted in a momstchance ministring of another guidness,
my good, to see
) Bompromifazzio! Shumpum for Pa-li-di
and oukosouso for the nipper dandy! Trink off this scup and be
bladdy orafferteed! To bug at?

butt (he whipedoff's his chimbley phot, as lips lovecurling to the
tongueopener, he takecups the communion of sense at the hands of
the foregiver of trosstpassers and thereinofter centelinnates that
potifex miximhost with haruspical hospedariaty proferring into his
pauses somewhot salt bacon
). Theres scares knud in this gnarld
warld a fully so svend as dilates for the improvement of our
foerses of nature by your very ample solvent of referacting upon
me like is boesen fiennd.


[The other foregotthened abbosed in the Mullingaria are
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in Fruzian Creamtartery is loading off heavy furses and affubling
themselves with muckinstushes. The neatschknee Novgolosh. How
the spinach ruddocks are being tatoovatted up for the second
comings of antigreenst. Hebeneros for Aromal Peace. How
Alibey Ibrahim wisheths Bella Suora to a holy cryptmahs while
the Arumbian Knives Riders axecutes devilances round the
jehumispheure. Learn the Nunsturk. How Old Yales boys is
making rebolutions for the cunning New Yirls, never elding,
still begidding, never to mate to lend, never to ate selleries and
never to add soulleries and never to ant sulleries and never to aid
silleries with sucharow with sotchyouroff as Burkeley's Show's
a ructiongetherall. Phone for Phineal toomellow aftermorn and
your phumeral's a roselixion.


taff (now as he has been past the buckthurnstock from Peadhar
Piper of Colliguchuna, whiles they all are bealting pots to dubrin
din for old daddam dombstom to tomb and wamb humbs lumbs
agamb, glimpse agam, glance agen, rise up road and hive up hill,
and find your pollyvoulley foncey pitchin ingles in the parler
). Since
you are on for versingrhetorish say your piece! How Buccleuch
shocked the rosing girnirilles. A ballet of Gasty Power. A hov
and az ov and off like a gow! And don't live out the sad of tearſs,
piddyawhick! Not offgott affsang is you, buthbach? Ath yetheredayth
noth endeth, hay? Vaersegood! Buckle to! Sayyessik,
Ballygarry. The fourscore soculums are watchyoumaycodding
to cooll the skoopgoods blooff. Harkabuddy, feign! Thingman
placeyear howed wholst somwom shimwhir tinkledinkledelled.
Shinfine deed in the myrtle of the bog tway fainmain stod op to
slog, free bond men lay lurkin on. Tuan about whattinghim!
Fore sneezturmdrappen! 'Twill be a rpnice pschange, arrah, sir?
Can you come it, budd?

butt (who in the cushlows of his goodsforseeking hoarth, ever
fondlinger of his pimple spurk, is a niallist of the ninth homestages,
the babybell in his baggutstract upper going off allatwanst, begad,
lest he should challenge himself, beygoad, till angush
). Horrasure,
toff! As said as would. It was Colporal Phailinx first. Hittit was

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of another time, a white horsday where the midril met the bulg,
sbogom, roughnow along about the first equinarx in the cholonder,
on the plain of Khorason as thou goest from the mount of
Bekel, Steep Nemorn, elve hundred and therety and to years
how the krow flees end in deed, after a power of skimiskes,
blodidens and godinats of them, when we sight the beasts, (hegheg
whatlk of wraimy wetter!), moist moonful date man aver
held dimsdzey death with, and higheye was in the Reilly Oirish
Krzerszonese Milesia asundurst Sirdarthar Woolwichleagues,
good tomkeys years somewhile in Crimealian wall samewhere
in Ayerland, during me weeping stillstumms over the freshprosts
of Eastchept and the dangling garters of Marrowbone and daring
my wapping stiltstunts on Bostion Moss, old stile and new style
and heave a lep onwards. And winn again, blaguadargoos, or
lues the day, plays goat, the banshee pealer, if moskats knows
whoss whizz, the great day and the druidful day come San
Patrisky and the grand day, the excellent fine splendorous long
agreeable toastworthy cylindrical day, go Sixt of the Ninth, the
heptahundread annam dammias that Hajizfijjiz ells me is and
will and was be rill the timelag is in it that's told in the Bok of
Alam to columnkill all the prefacies of Erin gone brugk. But
Icantenue. And incommixtion. We was lowsome like till we'd
took out after the dead beats. So I begin to study and I soon
show them day's reasons how to give the cold shake to they
blighty perishers and lay one over the beats. All feller he look
he call all feller come longa villa finish. Toumbalo, how was
I acclapadad! From them banjopeddlars on the raid. Gidding
up me anti vanillas and getting off the stissas me aunties.
Boxerising and coxerusing. And swiping a johnny dann
sweept for to exercitise myself neverwithstanding the topkats
and his roaming cartridges, orussheying and patronning, out
all over Crummwiliam wall. Be the why it was me who haw

taff (all for letting his tinder and lighting be put to beheiss in
the feuer and, while durblinly obasiant to the felicias of the skivis,
still smolking his fulvurite turfkish in the rooking pressance of

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laddios). Yaa hoo how how, col? Whom battles joined no bottles
sever! Worn't you aid a comp?

butt (in his difficoltous tresdobremient, he feels a bitvalike a
baddlefall of staot but falls a batforlake a borrlefull of bare
). And
me awlphul omegrims! Between me rassociations in the postleadeny
past and me disconnections with aplompervious futules
I've a boodle full of maimeries in me buzzim and medears runs
sloze, bleime, as I now with platoonic leave recoil in (how the
thickens they come back to one to rust!) me misenary post for
all them old boyars that's now boomaringing in waulholler, me
alma marthyrs. I dring to them, bycorn spirits fuselaiding, and
you cullies adjutant, even where its contentsed wody, with
absents wehrmuth. Junglemen in agleement, I give thee our
greatly swooren, Theoccupant that Rueandredful, the thrownfullvner
and all our royal devouts with the arrest of the whole
inhibitance of Neuilands! One brief mouth. And a velligoolapnow!
Meould attashees the currgans, (if they could get a kick at
this time for all that's hapenced to us!) Cedric said Gormleyson
and Danno O'Dunnochoo and Conno O'Cannochar it is this
were their names for we were all under that manner barracksers
on Kong Gores Wood together, thurkmen three, with those
khakireinettes, our miladies in their toileries, the twum plumyumnietcies,
Vjeras Vjenaskayas, of old Djadja Uncken who
was a great mark for jinking and junking, up the palposes of
womth and wamth, we war, and the charme of their lyse brocade.
For lispias harth a burm in eye but whem it bames fire norone
screeneth. Hulp, hulp, huzzars! Raise ras tryracy! Freetime's
free! Up Lancesters! Anathem!

taff (who still senses that heavinscent houroines that entertrained
him who they were sinuorivals from the sunny Espionia but
plied wopsy with his wallets in thatthack of the bustle Bakerloo,
(11.32), passing the uninational truthbosh in smoothing irony over
the multinotcheralled infructuosities of his grinner set
). The rib,
the rib, the quean of oldbyrdes, Sinya Sonyavitches! Your
Rhoda Cockardes that are raday to embrace our ruddy inflamtry
world! In their ohosililesvienne biribarbebeway. Till they've

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kinks in their tringers and boils on their taws. Whor dor the pene
lie, Mer Pencho? Ist dramhead countmortial or gonorrhal stab?
Mind your pughs and keaoghs, if you piggots, marsh! Do the
nut, dingbut! Be a dag! For zahur and zimmerminnes! Sing in
the chorias to the ethur:


[In the heliotropical noughttime following a fade of transformed
Tuff and, pending its viseversion, a metenergic reglow
of beaming Batt, the bairdboard bombardment screen, if tastefully
taut guranium satin, tends to teleframe and step up to
the charge of a light barricade. Down the photoslope in syncopanc
pulses, with the bitts bugtwug their teffs, the missledhropes,
glitteraglatteraglutt, borne by their carnier walve. Spraygun
rakes and splits them from a double focus: grenadite, damnymite,
alextronite, nichilite: and the scanning firespot of the
sgunners traverses the rutilanced illustred sunksundered lines.
Shlossh! A gaspel truce leaks out over the caeseine coatings.
Amid a fluorescence of spectracular mephiticism there caoculates
through the inconoscope stealdily a still, the figure of a fellowchap
in the wohly ghast, Popey O'Donoshough, the jesuneral
of the russuates. The idolon exhibisces the seals of his orders:
the starre of the Son of Heaven, the girtel of Izodella the Calottica,
the cross of Michelides Apaleogos, the latchet of Jan of
Nepomuk, the puffpuff and pompom of Powther and Pall, the
great belt, band and bucklings of the Martyrology of Gorman.
It is for the castomercies mudwake surveice. The victar. Pleace
to notnoys speach above your dreadths, please to doughboys. Hll,
smthngs gnwrng wthth sprsnwtch! He blanks his oggles because
he confesses to all his tellavicious nieces. He blocks his nosoes be-
cause that he confesses to everywheres he was always putting up his
latest faengers. He wallops his mouther with a sword of tusk in as
because that he confesses how opten he used be obening her howonton
he used be undering her. He boundles alltogotter his manucupes
with his pedarrests in asmuch as because that he confesses before
all his handcomplishies and behind all his comfoderacies. And
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catz come buck beques he caudant stail awake) he touched upon
this tree of livings in the middenst of the garerden for inasmuch
as because that he confessed to it on Hillel and down Dalem and
in the places which the lepers inhabit in the place of the stones
and in pontofert jusfuggading amoret now he come to think of it
jolly well ruttengenerously olyovyover the ole blucky shop. Pugger
old Pumpey O'Dungaschiff! There will be a hen collection of him
after avensung on the field of Hanar. Dumble down, looties and
gengstermen! Dtin, dtin, dtin, dtin!


butt (with a gisture expansive of Mr Lhugewhite Cadderpollard
with sunflawered beautonhole pulled up point blanck by mailbag
mundaynism at Oldbally Court though the hissindensity buck far
of his melovelance tells how when he was fast marking his first
lord for cremation the whyfe of his bothem was the very lad's thing
to elter his mehind
). Prostatates, pujealousties! Dovolnoisers,
prayshyous! Defense in every circumstancias of deboutcheries
no the chaste daffs! Pack pickets, pioghs and kughs to be palseyputred!
Be at the peme, prease, of not forgetting or mere betoken
yourself to hother prace! Correct me, pleatze commando, for
cossakes but I abjure of it. No more basquibezigues for this pole
aprican! With askormiles' eskermillas. I had my billyfell of
duckish delights the whole pukny time on rawmeots and juliannes
with their lambstoels in my kiddeneys and my ramsbutter in
their sassenacher ribs, knee her, do her and trey her, when
th'osirian cumb dumb like the whalf on the fiord and we preying
players and pinching peacesmokes, troupkers tomiatskyns
all, for Father Petrie Spence of Parishmoslattary to go and leave
us and the crimsend daun to shellalite on the darkumen (scene
as signed, Slobabogue), feeding and sleeping on the huguenottes
(the snuggest spalniel's where the lieon's tame!) and raiding
revolations over the allbegeneses (sand us and saint us and
sound as agun!). Yet still in all, spit for spat, like we chantied on
Sunda schoon, every warson wearrier kaddies a komnate in
his schnapsack and unlist I am getting foegutfulls of the rugiments
of savaliged wildfire I was gamefellow willmate and send

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us victorias with nowells and brownings, dumm, sneak and
curry, and all the fun I had in that fanagan's week. A strange
man wearing abarrel. And here's a gift of meggs and teggs. And
as I live by chipping nortons. And 'tis iron fits the farmer, ay.
Arcdesedo! Renborumba! Then were the hellscyown days for
our fellows, the loyal leibsters, and we was the redugout raw-
recruitioners, praddies three and prettish too, a wheeze we has
in our waynward islands, wee engrish, one long blue streak,
jisty and pithy af durck rosolun, with hand to hand as Homard
Kayenne was always jiggilyjugging about in his wendowed
courage when our woos with the wenches went wined for a song,
tsingirillies' zyngarettes, while Woodbine Willie, so popiular
with the poppyrossies, our Chorney Choplain, blued the air.
Sczlanthas! Banzaine! Bissbasses! S. Pivorandbowl. And we all
tuned in to hear the topmast noviality. Up the revels drown the
rinks and almistips all round! Paddy Bonhamme he vives! Encore!
And tig for tag. Togatogtug. My droomodose days Y loved
you abover all the strest. Blowhole brasshat and boy with his
boots off and the butch of our bunch and all. It was buckoo
bonzer, beleeme. I was a bare prive without my doglegs but I
did not give to one humpenny dump, wingh or wangh, touching
those thusengaged slavey generales of Tanah Kornalls, the
meelisha's deelishas, pronouncing their very flank movemens
in sunpictorsbosk. Baghus the whatwar! I could always take good
cover of myself and, eyedulls or earwakers, preyers for rain or
cominations, I did not care three tanker's hoots, ('sham! hem!
or chaffit!) for any feelings from my lifeprivates on their reptrograd
leanins because I have Their Honours booth my respectables
sœurs assistershood off Lyndhurst Terrace, the puttih Misses
Celana Dalems, and she in vinting her angurr can belle the troth
on her alliance and I know His Heriness, my respeaktoble medams
culonelle on Mellay Street, Lightnints Gundhur Sawabs,
and they would never as the aimees of servation let me down.
Not on your bludger life, touters! No peeping, pimpadoors!
And, by Jova, I never went wrong nor let him doom till, risky
wark rasky wolk, at the head of the wake, up come stumblebum

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(ye olde cottemptable!), his urssian gemenal, in his scutt's rudes
unreformed and he went before him in that nemcon enchelonce
with the same old domstoole story and his upleave the fallener
as is greatly to be petted (whitesides do his beard!) and I seen his
brichashert offensive and his boortholomas vadnhammaggs vise
a vise them scharlot runners and how they gave love to him
and how he took the ward from us (odious the fly fly flurtation
of his him and hers! Just mairmaid maddeling it was it he was!)
and, my oreland for a rolvever, sord, by the splunthers of colt
and bung goes the enemay the Percy rally got me, messger, (as
true as theirs an Almagnian Gothabobus!) to blow the grand off
his aceupper. Thistake it 's meest! And after meath the dulwich.
We insurrectioned and, be the procuratress of the hory synnotts,
before he could tell pullyirragun to parrylewis, I shuttm, missus,
like a wide sleever! Hump to dump! Tumbleheaver!

taff (camelsensing that sonce they have given bron a nuhlan
the volkar boastsung is heading to sea vermelhion but too wellbred
not to ignore the umzemlianess of his rifal's preceedings, in an effort
towards autosotorisation, effaces himself in favour of the idiology
alwise behounding his lumpy hump off homosodalism which means
that if he has lain amain to lolly his liking-cabronne!-he may pops
lilly a young one to his herth - combrune -
) Oholy rasher, I'm believer!
And Oho bullyclaver of ye, bragadore-gunneral! The
grand ohold spider! It is a name to call to him Umsturdum Vonn!
Ah, you were shutter reshottus and sieger besieged. Aha race of
fiercemarchands counterination oho of shorpshoopers.

butt (miraculising into the Dann Deafir warcry, his bigotes
bristling, as, jittinju triggity shittery pet, he shouts his thump and
feeh fauh foul finngures up the heighohs of their ahs!
) Bluddy-
muddymuzzle! The buckbeshottered! He'll umbozzle no more
graves nor home nor haunder, lou garou, for gayl geselles in
dead men's hills! Kaptan (backsights to his bared!), His Cumbulent
Embulence, the frustate fourstar Russkakruscam, Dom
Allaf O'Khorwan, connundurumchuff.

taff (who, asbestas can, wiz the healps of gosh and his bluzzid
maikar, has been sulphuring to himsalves all the pungataries

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of sin praktice in failing to furrow theogonies of the dommed).
Trisseme, the mangoat! And the name of the Most Marsiful,
the Aweghost, the Gragious One! In sobber sooth and in souber
civiles? And to the dirtiment of the curtailment of his all of man?

butt (maomant scoffin, but apoxyomenously deturbaned but
thems bleachin banes will be after making a bashman's haloday out
of the euphorious hagiohygiecynicism of his die and be diademmed
Yastsar! In sabre tooth and sobre saviles! Senonnevero! That
he leaves nyet is my grafe. He deared me to it and he dared me
do it, and bedattle I didaredonit as Cocksnark of Killtork can
tell and Ussur Ursussen of the viktaurious onrush with all the
rattles in his arctic! As bold and as madhouse a bull in a meadows.
Knout Knittrick Kinkypeard! Olefoh, the sourd of foemoe
times! Unknun! For when meseemim, and tolfoklokken rolland
allover ourloud's lande, beheaving up that sob of tunf for to
claimhis, for to wollpimsolff, puddywhuck. Ay, and untuoning
his culothone in an exitous erseroyal Deo Jupto. At that instullt
to Igorladns! Prronto! I gave one dobblenotch and I ups with
my crozzier. Mirrdo! With my how on armer and hits leg an
arrow cockshock rockrogn. Sparro!


[The abnihilisation of the etym by the grisning of the grosning
of the grinder of the grunder of the first lord of Hurtreford ex-
polodotonates through Parsuralia with an ivanmorinthorrorumble
fragoromboassity amidwhiches general uttermosts confussion are
perceivable moletons skaping with mulicules while coventry
plumpkins fairlygosmotherthemselves in the Landaunelegants
of Pinkadindy. Similar scenatas are projectilised from Hullulullu,
Bawlawayo, empyreal Raum and mordern Atems. They were
precisely the twelves of clocks, noon minutes, none seconds.
At someseat of Oldanelang's Konguerrig, by dawnybreak in


taff (skimperskamper, his wools gatherings all over cromlin
what with the birstol boys artheynes and is it her tour and the
crackery of the fullfour fivefirearms and the crockery of their damdam

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domdom chumbers). Wharall thubulbs uptheaires! Shattamovick?

butt (pulling alast stark daniel with alest doog at doorak while
too greater than pardon painfully the issue of his mouth diminuendoing,
vility of vilities, he becomes, allasvitally, faint
). Shurenoff!
Like Faun MacGhoul!

butt and taff (desprot slave wager and foeman feodal unsheckled,
now one and the same person, their fight upheld to right
for a wee while being baffled and tottered, umbraged by the shadow
of Old Erssia's magisquammythical mulattomilitiaman, the living
by owning over the surfers of the glebe whose sway craven minnions
had caused to revile, as, too foul for hell, under boiling Mauses'
burning brand, he falls by Goll's gillie, but keenheartened by the
circuminsistence of the Parkes O'Rarelys in a hurdly gurdly Cicilian
concertone of their fonngeena barney brawl, shaken everybothy's
hands, while S. E. Morehampton makes leave to E. N. Sheilmartin
after Meetinghouse Lanigan has embaraced Vergemout
Hall, and, without falter or mormor or blathrehoot of sophsterliness,
pugnate the pledge of fiannaship, dook to dook, with a commonturn
oudchd of fest man and best man astoutsalliesemoutioun palms it
off like commodity tokens against a cococancancacacanotioun
When old the wormd was a gadden and Anthea first unfoiled her
limbs wanderloot was the way the wood wagged where opter
and apter were samuraised twimbs. They had their mutthering
ivies and their murdhering idies and their mouldhering iries in
that muskat grove but there'll be bright plinnyflowers in Calomella's
cool bowers when the magpyre's babble towers scorching
and screeching from the ravenindove. If thees lobed the sex of
his head and mees ates the seep of his traublers he's dancing
figgies to the spittle side and shoving outs the soord. And he'll
be buying buys and go gulling gells with his flossim and jessim
of carm, silk and honey while myandthys playing lancifer lucifug
and what's duff as a bettle for usses makes coy cosyn corollanes'
moues weeter to wee. So till butagain budly shoots thon rising
germinal let bodley chow the fatt of his anger and badley bide
the toil of his tubb.

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[The pump and pipe pingers are ideally reconstituted. The
putther and bowls are peterpacked up. All the presents are deter-
mining as regards for the future the howabouts of their past
absences which they might see on at hearing could they once smell
of tastes from touch. To ought find a values for. The must over-
listingness. When ex what is ungiven. As ad where. Stillhead.


Shutmup. And bud did down well right. And if he sung dumb
in his glass darkly speech lit face to face on allaround.

Vociferagitant. Viceversounding. Namely, Abdul Abulbul
Amir or Ivan Slavansky Slavar. In alldconfusalem. As to whom the
major guiltfeather pertained it was Hercushiccups' care to educe.
Beauty's bath she's bound to bind beholders and pride, his purge,
has place appoint in penance and the law's own libel lifts and
lames the low with the lofty. Be of the housed! While the Hersy
Hunt they harrow the hill for to rout them rollicking rogues
from, rule those racketeer romps from, rein their rockery rides
from. Rambling.

Nightclothesed, arooned, the conquerods sway. After their
battle thy fair bosom.

—That is too tootrue enough in Solidan's Island as in Moltern
Giaourmany and from the Amelakins off to date back to
land of engined Egypsians, assented from his opening before his
inlookers of where an oxmanstongue stalled stabled the wellnourished
one, lord of the seven days, overlord of sats and suns,
the sat of all the suns which are in the ring of his system of the
sats of his sun, god of the scuffeldfallen skillfilledfelon, who (he
contaimns) hangsters, who (he constrains) hersirrs, a gain changful,
a mintage vaster, heavy on shirts, lucky with shifts, the topside
humpup stummock atween his showdows fellah, Misto Teewiley
Spillitshops, who keepeth watch in Khummer-Phett, whose
spouse is An-Lyph, the dog's bladder, warmer of his couch in
fore. We all, for whole men is lepers, have been nobbut wonterers
in that chill childerness which is our true name after the
allfaulters (mug's luck to em!) and, bespeaking of love and lie
detectors in venuvarities, whateither the drugs truth of it, was

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there an iota of from the faust to the lost. And that is at most re-
doubtedly an overthrew of each and ilkermann of us, I persuade
myself, before Gow, gentlemen, so true as this are my kopfinpot
astrode on these is my boardsoldereds.

It sollecited, grobbling hummley, his roundhouse of seven
orofaces, of all, guiltshouters or crimemummers, to be sayd by,
codnops, advices for, free of gracies, scamps encloded, competitioning
them, if they had steadied Jura or when they had
raced Messafissi, husband of your wifebetter or bestman botchalover
of you yourself, how comes ever a body in our taylorised
world to selve out thishis, whither it gives a primeum nobilees
for our notomise or naught, the farst wriggle from the ubivence,
whereom is man, that old offender, nother man, wheile he is
asame. And fullexampling. The pints in question. With some byspills.
And sicsecs to provim hurtig. Soup's on!

—A time. And a find time. Whenin aye was a kiddling. And
the tarikies held sowansopper. Let there beam a frishfrey. And
they sodhe gudhe rudhe brodhe wedhe swedhe medhe in the
kanddledrum. I have just (let us suppraise) been reading in a
(suppressed) book—it is notwithstempting by meassures long
and limited—the latterpress is eminently legligible and the paper,
so he eagerly seized upon, has scarsely been buttered in works of
previous publicity wholebeit in keener notcase would I turf aside
for pastureuration. Packen paper paineth whomto is sacred
scriptured sign. Who straps it scraps it that might, if ashed, have
healped. Enough, however, have I read of it, like my good bedst
friend, to augur in the hurry of the times that it will cocommend
the widest circulation and a reputation coextensive with its merits
when inthrusted into safe and pious hands upon so edifying a
mission as it, I can see, as is his. It his ambullished with expurgative
plates, replete in information and accampaigning the action
passiom, slopbang, whizzcrash, boomarattling from burst to
past, as I have just been seeing, with my warmest venerections,
of a timmersome townside upthecountrylifer, (Guard place the
town!) all those everwhalmed upon that preposterous blank seat,
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and our findest grobsmid among all their orefices, (and,
shukar in chowdar, so splunderdly English!) Mr Aubeyron
Birdslay. Chubgoodchob, arsoncheep and wellwillworth a triat!
Bismillafoulties. But the hasard you asks is justly ever behind his
meddle throw! Those sad pour sad forengistanters, dastychappy
dustyrust! Chaichairs. It is that something, awe, aurorbean in that
fellow, hamid and damid, (did he have but Hugh de Brassey's
beardslie his wear mine of ancient guised) which comequeers this
anywhat perssian which we, owe, realisinus with purups a dard
of pene. There is among others pleasons whom I love and which
are favourests to mind, one which I have pushed my finker in for
the movement and, but for my sealring is none to hand I swear,
she is highly catatheristic and there is another which I have
fombly fongered freequuntly and, when my signet is on sign
again I swear, she is deeply sangnificant. Culpo de Dido! Ars we
say in the classics. Kunstful, we others said. What ravening shadow!
What dovely line! Not the king of this age could richlier eyefeast
in oreillental longuardness with alternate nightjoys of a thousand
kinds but one kind. A shahrryar cobbler on me when I am lying!
And whilst (when I doot my sliding panel and I hear cawcaw) I
have been idylly turmbing over the loose looves leaflefts jaggled
casuallty on the lamatory, as is my this is, as I must commit
my lips to make misface for misfortune, often, so far as I can
chance to recollect from the some farnights ago, (so dimsweet is
that selvischdischdienence of to not to be able to be obliged to
have to hold further anything than a stone his throw's fruit's
fall!) when I, if you wil excuse for me this informal leading down
of illexpressibles, enlivened toward the Author of Nature by the
natural sins liggen gobelimned theirs before me, (how differended
with the manmade Eonochs Cunstuntonopolies!), weathered
they be of a general golf stature, assasserted, or blossomly
emblushing thems elves underneed of some howthern folleys,
am entrenched up contemplating of myself, wiz my naked I, for
relieving purposes in our trurally virvir vergitabale (garden) I
sometimes, maybe, what has justly said of old Flannagan, a wake
from this or huntsfurwards, with some shock (shell I so render

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it?) have (when I ope my shylight window and I see coocoo) a
notion quiet involuptary of that I am cadging hapsnots as at
murmurrandoms of distend renations from ficsimilar phases or
dugouts in the behindscenes of our earthwork (what rovining
shudder! what deadly loom!) as this is, at no spatial time processly
which regards to concrude chronology about which in
fact, at spite of I having belittled myself to my gay giftname of
insectarian, happy burgages abeyance would make homesweetstown
hopeygoalucrey, my mottu propprior, as I claim, cad's
truck, I coined, I am highly pelaged and deeply gluttened to
mind hindmost hearts to see by their loudest reports from my
threespawn bottery parts (shsh!) that, colombophile and corvino-
phobe alike, when I have remassed me, my travellingself, as from
Magellanic clouds, after my contractual expenditures, through
the perofficies of merelimb, I, my good grief, I am, I am big

He beached the bark of his tale; and set to husband and vine:
and the harpermaster told all the living conservancy, know
Meschiameschianah, how that win a gain was in again. Flying
the Perseoroyal. Withal aboarder, padar and madar, hal and sal,
the sens of Ere with the duchtars of Iran. Amick amack amock in
a mucktub. Qith the tou loulous and the gryffygryffygryffs, at
Fenegans Wick, the Wildemanns. Washed up whight and deliveried
rhight. Loud lauds to his luckhump and bejetties on jonahs!
And they winxed and wanxed like baillybeacons. Till we
woksed up oldermen.

From whose plultibust preaggravated, by baskatchairch theologies
(there werenighn on thaurity herouns in that alraschil
arthouducks draken), they were whoalike placed to say, in the
matters off ducomans nonbar one, with bears' respects to him and
bulls' acknowledgments (come on now, girls! lead off, O cara,
whichever won of you wins! The two Gemuas and Jane Agrah
and Judy Tombuys!) disassembling and taking him apart, the
slammocks, with discrimination for his maypole and a rub in
passing over his hump, drogueries inaddendance, frons, fesces
and frithstool: 1) he hade to die it, the beetle, 2) he didhithim self,

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hod's fush, 3) all ever the pelican huntered with truly fond bullpen
backthought since his toork human life where his personal
low outhired his taratoryism, the orenore under the selfhide of his
bessermettle, was forsake in his chiltern and lumbojumbo, 4) he
was like Fintan fore flood and after sometimes too damned
merely often on the saved side, saw he was, 5) regarding to
prussyattes or quazzyverzing he wassand no better than he would
have been before he could have been better than what he warrant
after, 6) blood, musk or haschish, as coked, diamoned or penceloid,
and bleaching him naclenude from all cohlorine matter,
down to a boneash bittstoff, he's, tink fors tank, the same old
dustamount on the same old tincoverdull baubleclass, totstittywinktosser
and bogusbagwindburster, whether fitting tyres onto
Danelope boys or fluttering flaus for laurettas, whatever the
bucket brigade and the plug party says, touchant Arser of the
Rum Tipple and his camelottery and lyonesslooting but with a
layaman's brutstrenth, by Jacohob and Esahur and the all saults
or all sallies, what we warn to hear, jeff, is the woods of chirpsies
cries to singaloo sweecheeriode and sock him up, the oldcant

Group A.

You have jest (a ham) beamed listening through (a ham pig)
his haulted excerpt from John Whiston's fiveaxled production,
The Coach With The Six Insides, from the Tales of Yore of the
times gone by before there was a hofdking or a hoovthing or a
pinginapoke in Oreland, all sould. Goes Tory by Eeric Whigs is
To Become Tintinued in Fearson's Nightly in the Lets All Wake
Brickfaced In Lucan. Lhirondella, jaunty lhirondella! With tirra
lirra rondinelles, atantivy we go!

Attention! Stand at!! Ease!!!

We are now diffusing among our lovers of this sequence (to
you! to you!) the dewfolded song of the naughtingels (Alys!
Alysaloe!) from their sheltered positions, in rosescenery haydyng,
on the heather side of waldalure, Mount Saint John's,
Jinnyland, whither our allies winged by duskfoil from Mooreparque,
swift sanctuary seeking, after Sunsink gang (Oiboe!

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Hitherzither! Almost dotty! I must dash!) to pour their peace in
partial (floflo floreflorence), sweetishsad lightandgayle, twittwin
twosingwoolow. Let everie sound of a pitch keep still in resonance,
jemcrow, jackdaw, prime and secund with their terce that
whoe betwides them, now full theorbe, now dulcifair, and when
we press of pedal (sof!) pick out and vowelise your name.
A mum. You pere Golazy, you mere Bare and you Bill Heeny, and
you Smirky Dainty and, more beethoken, you wheckfoolthenairyans
with all your badchthumpered peanas! We are gluckglucky
in our being so far fortunate that, bark and bay duol with
Man Goodfox inchimings having ceased to the moment, so allow
the clinkars of our nocturnefield, night's sweetmoztheart, their
Carmen Sylvae, my quest, my queen. Lou must wail to cool me
airly! Coil me curly, warbler dear! May song it flourish (in the
underwood), in chorush, long make it flourish (in the Nut, in the
Nutsky) till thorush! Secret Hookup.

—Roguenaar Loudbrags, that soddy old samph! How high
is vuile, var?

To which yes he did, capt, that was the answer.

—And his shartshort trooping its colours! We knows his

Which that that rang ripprippripplying.

—Bulbul, bulbulone! I will shally. Thou shalt willy. You wouldnt
should as youd remesmer. I hypnot. 'Tis golden sickle's hour.
Holy moon priestess, we'd love our grappes of mistellose! Moths
the matter? Pschtt! Tabarins comes. To fell our fairest. O gui, O
gui! Salam, salms, salaum! Carolus! O indeed and we ware! And
hoody crow was ere. I soared from the peach and Missmolly
showed her pear too, onto three and away. Whet the bee as to
deflowret greendy grassies yellowhorse. Kematitis, cele our erdours!
Did you aye, did you eye, did you everysee suchaway,
suchawhy, eeriewhigg airywhugger? Even to the extremity of
the world? Dingoldell! The enormanous his, our littlest little!
Wee wee, that long alancey one! Let sit on this anthill for our
frilldress talk after this day of making blithe inveiled the heart
before our groatsupper serves to us Panchomaster and let harleqwind

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play peeptomine up all our colombinations! Wins
won is nought, twigs too is nil, tricks trees makes nix, fairs fears
stoops at nothing. And till Arthur comes againus and sen peatrick's
he's reformed we'll pose him together a piece, a pace.
Shares in guineases! There's lovely the sight! Surey me, man
weepful! Big Seat, you did hear? And teach him twisters in
tongue irish. Pat lad may goh too. Quicken, aspen; ash and yew;
willow, broom with oak for you. And move your tellabout. Not
nice is that, limpet lady! Spose we try it promissly. Love all.
Naytellmeknot tennis! Taunt me treattening! But do now say to
Mr Eustache! Ingean mingen has to hear. Whose joint is out of
jealousy now? Why, heavilybody's evillyboldy's. Hopping Gracius,
onthy ovful! O belessk mie, what a nerve! How a mans in
his armor we nurses know. Wingwong welly, pitty pretty Nelly!
Some Poddy pitted in, will anny petty pullet out? Call Kitty
Kelly! Kissykitty Killykelly! What a nossowl buzzard! But what
a neats ung gels!

Here all the leaves alift aloft, full o'liefing, fell alaughing over
Ombrellone and his parasollieras with their black thronguards
from the County Shillelagh. Ignorant invincibles, innocents immutant!
Onzel grootvatter Lodewijk is onangonamed before the
bridge of primerose and his twy Isas Boldmans is met the blueybells
near Dandeliond. We think its a gorsedd shame, these godoms.
A lark of limonladies! A lurk of orangetawneymen! You're
backleg wounted, budkley mister, bester of the boyne!

And they leaved the most leavely of leaftimes and the most
folliagenous till there came the marrer of mirth and the jangtherapper
of all jocolarinas and they were as were they never ere.
Yet had they laughtered, one on other, undo the end and enjoyed
their laughings merry was the times when so grant it High Hilarion
us may too!

Cease, prayce, storywalkering around with gestare romanoverum
he swinking about is they think and plan unrawil

Back to Droughty! The water of the face has flowed.

The all of them, the sowriegueuxers, blottyeyed boys, in that

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pig's village smoke, a sixdigitarian legion on druid circle, the
Clandibblon clam cartel, then pulled out and came off and rally
agreed them, roasted malts with toasted burleys, in condomnation
of his totomptation and for the duration till his repepulation,
upon old nollcromforemost ironsides, as camnabel chieftain, since,
as Sammon trowed to explain to summon, seeing that, as he had
contracted out of islands empire, he might as coolly have rolled
to school call, tarponturboy, a grampurpoise, the manyfathom
brinegroom with the fortyinch bride, out of the cuptin klanclord
kettle auction like the soldr of a britsh he was bound to be and
become till the sea got him whilask, from maker to misses and
what he gave was as a pattern, he, that hun of a horde, is a finn
as she, his tent wife, is a lap, at home on a steed, abroad by the
fire (to say nothing of him having done whatyouknow howyousaw
whenyouheard whereyouwot, the kenspeckled souckar,
generose as cocke, greediguss with garzelle, uprighter of age and
most umbrasive of yews all, under heaviest corpsus exemption)
and whoasever spit her in howsoever's fondling saving her
keepers that mould the bould she sould to hould the wine that
wakes the barley, the peg in his pantry to hold the heavyache off
his heart. The droll delight of deemsterhood, a win from the
wood to bond. Like the bright lamps, Thamamahalla, yearin out
yearin. Auspicably suspectable but in expectancy of respectableness.
From dirty flock bedding, drip dropping through the ceiling,
with two sisters of charities on the front steps and three evacuan
cleansers at the back gaze, single box and pair of chairs
(suspectable), occasionally and alternatively used by husband
when having writing to do in connection with equitable druids
and friendly or other societies through periods of dire want with
comparative plenty (thunderburst, ravishment, dissolution and
providentiality) to a sofa allbeit of hoarsehaar with Amodicum
cloth, hired payono, still playing off, used by the youngsters for
czurnying out oldstrums, three bedrooms upastairs, of which
one with fireplace (aspectable), with greenhouse in prospect (particularly

And you, when you kept at Dulby, were you always (for that

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time only) what we knew how when we (from that point solely)
were you know where? There you are! And why? Why, hitch a
cock eye, he was snapped on the sly upsadaisying coras pearls
out of the pie when all the perts in princer street set up their
tinker's humn, (the rann, the rann, that keen of old bards), with
them newnesboys pearcin screaming off their armsworths. The
boss made dovesandraves out of his bucknesst while herself
wears the bowler's hat in her bath. Deductive Almayne Rogers
disguides his voice, shetters behind hoax chestnote from exexive.
Heat wives rasing. They jest keeps rosing. He jumps leaps rizing.

You known that tom? I certainly know. Is their bann bothstiesed?
Saddenly now. Has they bane reneemed? Soothinly low.
Does they ought to buy the papelboy when he footles up their
suit? He's their mark to foil the flouter and they certainty

He sprit in his phiz (baccon!). He salt to their bis (pudden!).
He toockled her palam (so calam is solom!). And he suked their
friends' leave (bonnick lass, fair weal!)

—Guilty but fellows culpows! It was felt by me sindeade, that
submerged doughdoughty doubleface told waterside labourers.
But since we for athome's health have chanced all that, the wild
whips, the wind ships, the wonderlost for world hips, unto their
foursquare trust prayed in aid its plumptylump piteousness
which, when it turtled around seeking a thud of surf, spake to
approach from inherdoff trisspass through minxmingled hair.
Though I may have hawked it, said, and selled my how hot peas
after theactrisscalls from my imprecurious position and though
achance I could have emptied a pan of backslop down drain by
whiles of dodging a rere from the middenprivet appurtenant
thereof, salving the presents of the board of wumps and pumps,
I am ever incalpable, where release of prisonals properly is concerned,
of unlifting upfallen girls wherein dangered from them
in thereopen out of unadulteratous bowery, with those hintering
influences from an angelsexonism. It was merely my barely till
their oh offs. Missaunderstaid. Meggy Guggy's giggag. The

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code's proof! The rebald danger with they who would bare whiteness
against me I dismissem from the mind of good. He can tell
such as story to the Twelfth Maligns that my first was a nurssmaid
and her fellower's a willbe perambulatrix. There are twingty
to twangty too thews and leathermail coatschemes penparing to
hostpost for it valinnteerily with my valued fofavour to the post
puzzles deparkment with larch parchels' of presents for future
branch offercings. The green approve the raid! Shaum Baum's
bode he is amustering in the groves while his shool comes merging
along! Want I put myself in their kirtlies I were ayearn to
leap with them and show me too bisextine. Dear and lest I forget
mergers and bow to you low, marchers! Attemption! What
a mazing month of budsome misses they are making, so wingtywish
to flit beflore their kin! Attonsure! Ears to hears! The skall
of a gall (for every dime he yawpens that momouth you could
park your ford in it) who has papertreated him into captivities
with his inside man by a hocksheat of starvision for an avragetopeace
of parchment, cooking up his lenses to be my apoclogypst,
the recreuter of conscraptions, let him be asservent to Kinahaun!
For (peace peace perfectpeace!) I have abwaited me in a water of
Elin and I have placed my reeds intectis before the Registower of
the perception of tribute in the hall of the city of Analbe. How
concerns any merryaunt and hworsoever gravesobbers it is
perensempry sex of fun to help a dazzle off the othour. What for
Mucias and Gracias may the duvlin rape the handsomst! And the
whole mad knightmayers' nest! Tunpother, prison and plotch!
If Y shoulden somewhat, well, I am able to owe it, hearth and chemney
easy. They seeker for vannflaum all worldins merkins. I'll
eager make lyst turpidump undher arkens. Basast! And if my litigimate
was well to wrenn tigtag cackling about it, like the sally
berd she is, to abery ham in the Cutey Strict, (I shall call upon
my first among my lost of lyrars beyond a jingoobangoist, to
overcast her) dismissing mundamanu all the riflings of her victuum
gleaner (my old chuck! she drakes me druck! turning out,
gay at ninety!) and well shoving off a boastonmess like lots wives
does over her handpicked hunsbend, as she would be calling, well,

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for further oil mircles upon all herwayferer gods and reanouncing
my deviltries as was I a locally person of caves until I got my
purchase on her firmforhold I am, I like to think, by their sacreligion
of daimond cap daimond, confessedly in my baron gentilhomme
to the manhor bourne till ladiest day as panthoposopher,
to have splet for groont a peer of bellows like Bacchulus shakes a
rousing guttural at any old cerpaintime by peaching (allsole we
are not amusical) the warry warst against myself in the defile as
a lieberretter sebaiscopal of these mispeschyites of the first virginial
water who, without an auction of biasement from my part,
with gladyst tone ahquickyessed in it, overhowe and underwhere,
the totty lolly poppy flossy conny dollymaukins. Though
I heave a coald on my bauck and am could up to my eres hoven
sametimes I used alltides to be aswarmer for the meekst and the
graced. You are not going to not. You might be threeabreasted
wholenosing at a whallhoarding from our Don Amir anent villayets
prostatution precisingly kuschkars tarafs and it could be
double densed uncounthest hour of allbleakest age with a bad of
wind and a barran of rain, nompos mentis like Novus Elector, what
with his Marx and their Groups, yet did a doubt, should a dare,
were to you, you would do and dhamnk me, shenker, dhumnk you.
Skunk. And fare with me to share with me. Hinther and thonther,
hant by hont. By where dauvening shedders down whose rovely
lanes. As yose were and as yese is. Sure and you would, Mr Mac
Gurk! Be sure and you would, Mr O'Duane! To be sure and you
would so, Mr MacElligut! Wod you nods? Mom mom. No mum
has the rod to pud a stub to the lurch of amotion. My little love
apprencisses, my dears, the estelles, van Nessies von Nixies voon
der pool, which I had a reyal devouts for yet was it marly lowease
or just a feel with these which olderman K.K. Alwayswelly he
is showing ot the fullnights for my palmspread was gav to a
parsleysprig, the curliest weedeen old ocean coils around, so spruce
a spice for salthorse, sonnies, and as tear to the thrusty as Taylor's
Spring, when aftabournes, when she was look like a little
cheayat chilled (Oh sard! ah Mah!) by my tide impracing, as
Beacher seath, and all the colories fair fled from my folced cheeks!

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Popottes, where you canceal me you mayst forced guage my
bribes. Wickedgapers, I appeal against the light! A nexistence of
vividence! Panto, boys, is on a looser inloss; ballet, girls, suppline
thrown tights. I have wanted to thank you such a long time so
much now. Thank you. Sir, kindest of bottleholders and very dear
friend, among our hearts of steel, froutiknow, it will befor you,
me dare beautiful young soldier, winninger nor anyour of rudimental
moskats, before you go to mats, you who have watched
your share with your sockboule sodalists on your buntad nogs at
our love tennis squats regatts, suckpump, when on with the balls
did disserve the fain, my goldrush gainst her silvernetss, to say,
biguidd, for the love of goddess and perthanow as you reveres
your one mothers, mitsch for matsch, and while I reveal thus my
deepseep daughter which was bourne up pridely out of medsdreams
unclouthed when I was pillowing in my brime (of Saturnay
Eve, how now, woren't we't?), to see, I say, whoahoa, in stay
of execution in re Milcho Melekmans, increaminated, what you
feel, oddrabbit, upon every strong ground you have ever taken
up, by bitterstiff work or battonstaff play, with assault of turk
against a barrakraval of grakeshoots, e'en tho' Jambuwel's defecalties
is Terry Shimmyrag's upperturnity, if that is grace for the
grass what is balm for the bramblers, as it is as it is, that I am the
catasthmatic old ruffin sippahsedly improctor to be seducint trovatellas,
the dire daffy damedeaconesses, like (why sighs the
sootheesinger) the lilliths oft I feldt, and, when booboob brutals
and cautiouses only aims at the oggog hogs in the humand, then,
(Houtes, Blymey and Torrenation, upkurts and scotchem!) I'll
tall tale tell croon paysecurers, sowill nuggets and nippers, that
thash on me stumpen blows the gaff off mombition and thit thides
or marse makes a good dayle to be shattat. Fall stuff.

His rote in ere, afstef, was.

And dong wonged Magongty till the bombtomb of the warr,
thrusshed in his whole soort of cloose.

Whisht who wooed in Weald, bays of Bawshaw binding. The
desire of Miriam is the despair of Marian as Joh Joseph's beauty
is Jacq Jacob's grief. Brow, tell nun; eye, feign sad; mouth, sing

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mim. Look at Lokman! Whatbetween the cupgirls and the
platterboys. And he grew back into his grossery baseness: and
for all his grand remonstrance: and there you are.

Here endeth chinchinatibus with have speak finish. With a
haygue for a halt on a pouncefoot panse. Pink, pleas pink, two
pleas pink, how to pleas pink.


Mask one. Mask two. Mask three. Mask four.


—Look about you, Tutty Comyn!

—Remember and recall, Kullykeg!

—When visiting Dan Leary try the corner house for thee.

—I'll gie ye credit for simmence more if ye'll be lymphing.
Our four avunculusts.

And, since threestory sorratelling was much too many, they
maddened and they morgued and they lungd and they jowld.
Synopticked on the word.

Till the Juke done it.


Like Jukoleon, the seagoer, when he bore down in his perry
boat he had raised a slide and shipped his orders and seized his
pullets and primed their plumages, the fionnling and dubhlet, the
dun and the fire, and, sending them one by other to fare fore forn,
he had behold the residuance of a delugion: the foggy doze still
going strong, the old thalassocrats of invinsible empores, maskers
of the waterworld, facing one way to another way and this way
on that way, from severalled their fourdimmansions. Where the
lighning leaps from the numbulous; where coold by cawld breide
lieth langwid; the bounds whereinbourne our solied bodies all
attomed attaim arrest: appoint, that's all. But see what follows.
Wringlings upon wronglings among incomputables about an
uncomeoutable (an angel prophetethis? kingcorrier of beheasts?
the calif in his halifskin? that eyriewinging one?) and the voids
bubbily vode's dodos across the which the boomomouths from
their dupest dupes were in envery and anononously blowing

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Keep backwards, please, because there was no good to gundy
running up again. Guns. And it was written up in big capital.
Guns. Saying never underrupt greatgrandgosterfosters! Guns.
And whatever one did they said, the fourlings, that on no acounts
you were not to. Guns.

Not to pad them behaunt in the fear. Not to go, tonnerwatter,
and bungley well chute the rising gianerant. Not to wandly be
woking around jerumsalemdo at small hours about the murketplots,
smelling okey boney, this little figgy and arraky belloky this little
pink into porker but, porkodirto, to let the gentlemen pedestarolies
out of the Monabella culculpuration live his own left leave,
cullebuone, by perperusual of the petpubblicities without inwoking
his also's between (sic) the arraky bone and (suc) the okey
bellock. And not to not be always, hemmer and hummer, treeing
unselves up with one exite but not to never be caving nicely, precisely,
quicely, rebustly, tendrolly, unremarkably, forsakenly, haltedly,
reputedly, firstly, somewhatly, yesayenolly about the back
excits. Never to weaken up in place of the broths. Never to vvol-
lusslleepp in the pleece of the poots. And, allerthings, never to ate
the sour deans if they weren't having anysin on their consients.
And, when in Zumschloss, to never, narks, cease till the finely
ending was consummated by the completion of accomplishment.

And thus within the tavern's secret booth The wisehight ones
who sip the tested sooth Bestir them as the Just has bid to jab The
punch of quaram on the mug of truth.

K.C. jowls, they're sodden in the secret. K.C. jowls, they sure
are wise. K.C. jowls, the justicestjobbers, for they'll find another
faller if their ruse won't rise. Whooley the Whooper.

There is to see. Squarish large face with the atlas jacket. Brights,
brownie eyes in bluesackin shoeings. Peaky booky nose over a
lousiany shirt. Ruddy stackle hair besides a strawcamel belt.
Namely. Gregorovitch, Leonocopolos, Tarpinacci and Duggelduggel.
And was theys stare all atime? Yea but they was. Andoring
the games, induring the studies, undaring the stories, end all.
Ned? Only snugged then and cosied after one percepted nought

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while tuffbettle outraged the waywords and meansigns of their
hinterhand suppliesdemands. And be they gone to splane splication?
That host that hast one on the hoose when backturns when
he facefronts none none in the house his geust has guest. You bet
they is. And nose well down.

With however what sublation of compensation in the radification
of interpretation by the byeboys? Being they. Mr G. B. W.
Ashburner, S. Bruno's Toboggan Drive, Mr Faixgood, Bellchimbers,
Carolan Crescent, Mr I. I. Chattaway, Hilly Gape,
Poplar Park, Mr Q. P. Dieudonney, The View, Gazey Peer,
Mr T. T. Erchdeakin, Multiple Lodge, Jiff Exby Rode, Mr W. K.
Ferris-Fender, Fert Fort, Woovil Doon Botham ontowhom
adding the tout that pumped the stout that linked the lank that
cold the sandy that nextdoored the rotter that rooked the rhymer
that lapped at the hoose that Joax pilled.

They had heard or had heard said or had heard said written.


That there first a rudrik kingcomed to an inn court; and the
seight of that yard was a perchypole with a loovahgloovah on it;
last mannarks maketh man when wandshift winneth womans: so
how would it hum, whoson of a which, if someof aswas to start
to stunt the story on?

So many needles to ponk out to as many noodles as are company,
they noddling all about it tutti to tempo, decumans numbered
too, (a) well, that the secretary bird, better known as Pandoria
Paullabucca, whom they thought was more like a solicitor general,
indiscriminatingly made belief mid authorsagastions from Schelm
the Pelman to write somewords to Senders about her chilikin
puck, laughing that Poulebec would be the death of her, (b) that,
well, that Madges Tighe, the postulate auditressee, when her
daremood's a grownian, is always on the who goes where, hoping
to Michal for the latter to turn up with a cupital tea before her
ephumeral comes off without any much father which is parting
parcel of the same goumeral's postoppage, it being lookwhyse on
the whence blows weather helping mickle so that the loiter end of
that leader may twaddle out after a cubital lull with a hopes soon

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to ear, comprong? (c) becakes the goatsman on question, or whatever
the hen the bumbler was, feeling not up to scratch bekicks
of whatever the kiddings Payne Inge and Popper meant for him,
thoughy onced at a throughlove, true grievingfrue danger, as a
nirshe persent to his minstress, devourced the pair of them
Mather Caray's chucklings, pante blanche, and skittered his litters
like the cavaliery man in Cobra Park for ungeborn yenkelmen,
Jeremy Trouvas or Kepin O'Keepers, any old howe and any old
then and when around Dix Dearthy Dungbin, remarking scenically
with laddylike lassitude upon what he finally postscrapped,
(d) after it's so long till I thanked you about I do so much now
thank you so very much as you introduced me to fourks, (e) will,
these remind to be sane? (f) Fool step! Aletheometry? Or just
zoot doon floon?

Nut it out, peeby eye! Onamassofmancynaves.

But. Top.

You were in the same boat of yourselves too, Getobodoff or
Treamplasurin; and you receptionated the most diliskious of
milisk; which it all flowowered your drooplin dunlearies: but
dribble a drob went down your rothole. Meaning, Kelly, Grimes,
Phelan, Mollanny, O'Brien, MacAlister, Sealy, Coyle, Hynes-Joynes,
Naylar-Traynor, Courcy de Courcy and Gilligan-Goll.

Stunner of oddstodds on bluebleeding boarhorse! What
soresen's head subrises thus tous out of rumpumplikun oak with,
well, we cannot say whom we are looking like through his nowface?
It is of Noggens whilk dusts the bothsides of the seats of the
bigslaps of the bogchaps of the porlarbaar of the marringaar of the
Lochlunn gonlannludder of the feof of the foef of forfummed

Boumce! It is polisignstunter. The Sockerson boy. To pump
the fire of the lewd into those soulths of bauchees, havsousedovers,
tillfellthey deadwar knootvindict. An whele time he was
rancing there smutsy floskons nodunder ycholerd for their
poopishers, ahull onem Fyre maynoother endnow! Shatten up
ship! Bouououmce! Nomo clandoilskins cheakinlevers! All
ashored for Capolic Gizzards! Stowlaway there, glutany of

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stainks! Porterfillyers and spirituous suncksters, oooom oooom!

As these vitupetards in his boasum he did strongleholder,
bushbrows, nobblynape, swinglyswanglers, sunkentrunk, that
from tin of this clucken hadded runced slapottleslup. For him
had hord from fard a piping. As? Of?

Dour douchy was a sieguldson. He cooed that loud nor he
was young. He cud bad caw nor he was gray Like wather parted
from the say.

Ostia, lift it! Lift at it, Ostia! From the say! Away from the say!

Himhim. Himhim.

Hearhasting he, himmed, reromembered all the chubbs, chipps,
chaffs, chuckinpucks and chayney chimebells That he had mistributed
in port, pub, park, pantry and poultryhouse, While they,
thered, the others, that are, were most emulously concerned to
cupturing the last dropes of summour down through their
grooves of blarneying. Ere the sockson locked at the dure. Which
he would, shuttinshure. And lave them to sture.

For be all rules of sport 'tis right That youth bedower'd to
charm the night Whilst age is dumped to mind the day When
wather parted from the say.

The humming, it's coming. Insway onsway.

Fingool MacKishgmard Obesume Burgearse Benefice, He was
bowen hem and scrapin him in recolcitrantament to the rightabout
And these probenopubblicoes clamatising for an extinsion
on his hostillery With his chargehand bombing their eres. Tids,
genmen, plays, she been goin shoother off almaynoother onawares.

You here nort farwellens rouster? Ashiffle ashuffle the wayve

From Dancingtree till Suttonstone There's lads no lie would
filch a crown To mull their sack and brew their tay With wather
parted from the say.

Lelong Awaindhoo's a selverbourne enrouted to Rochelle
Lane and liberties those Mullinguard minstrelsers are marshalsing,
par tunepiped road, under where, perked on hollowy hill, that
poor man of Lyones, good Dock Wellington, hugon come errindwards,

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had hircomed to the belles bows and been cutattrapped
by the mausers. Now is it town again, londmear of Dublin!
And off coursse the toller, ples the dotter of his eyes with
her: Moke the Wanst, whye doe we aime alike a pose of poeter
peaced? While the dumb he shoots the shopper rope. And they
all pour forth. Sans butly Tuppeter Sowyer, the rouged engenerand,
a barttler of the beauyne, still our benjamin liefest, sometime
frankling to thise citye, whereas bigrented him a piers half
subporters for his arms, Josiah Pipkin, Amos Love, Raoul Le Febber,
Blaize Taboutot, Jeremy Yopp, Francist de Loomis, Hardy
Smith and Sequin Pettit followed by the snug saloon seanad of
our Café Béranger. The scenictutors.

Because they wonted to get out by the goatweigh afore the sheep
was looset for to wish the Wobbleton Whiteleg Welshers kaillykailly
kellykekkle and savebeck to Brownhazelwood from all the
dinnasdoolins on the labious banks of their swensewn snewwesner,
turned again weastinghome, by Danesbury Common, and
they onely, duoly, thruely, fairly after rainydraining fountybuckets
(chalkem up, hemptyempty!) till they caught the wind
abroad (alley loafers passinggeering!) all the rockers on the
roads and all the boots in the stretes.

Oh dere! Ah hoy!

Last ye, lundsmin, hasty hosty! For an anondation of mirification
and the lutification of our paludination.

His bludgeon's bruk, his drum is tore. For spuds we'll keep the
hat he wore And roll in clover on his clay By wather parted
from the say.

Hray! Free rogue Mountone till Dew Mild Well to corry awen
and glowry! Are now met by Brownaboy Fuinnninuinn's former
for a lyncheon partyng of his burgherbooh. The Shanavan
Wacht. Rantinroarin Batteries Dorans. And that whistling thief,
O' Ryne O'Rann. With a catch of her cunning like and nowhere
a keener.

The for eolders were aspolootly at their wetsend in the mailing
waters, trying to. Hide! Seek! Hide! Seek! Because number one
lived at Bothersby North and he was trying to. Hide! Seek! Hide!

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Seek! And number two digged up Poors Coort, Soother, trying
to. Hide! Seek! Hide! Seek! And nomber three he sleeped with
Lilly Tekkles at The Eats and he was trying to. Hide! Seek!
Hide! Seek! And the last with the sailalloyd donggie he was
berthed on the Moherboher to the Washte and they were all trying
to and baffling with the walters of, hoompsydoompsy walters
of. High! Sink! High! Sink! Highohigh! Sinkasink!


The gangstairs strain and anger's up As Hoisty rares the can
and cup To speed the bogre's barque away O'er wather parted
from the say.

Horkus chiefest ebblynuncies!

—He shook be ashaped of hempshelves, hiding that shepe in
his goat. And for rassembling so bearfellsed the magreedy
prince of Roger. Thuthud. Heigh hohse, heigh hohse, our kindom
from an orse! Bruni Lanno's woollies on Brani Lonni's
hairyparts. And the hunk in his trunk it would be an insalt foul
the matter of that cellaring to a pigstrough. Stop his laysense.
Ink him! You would think him Alddaublin staking his lordsure like
a gourd on puncheon. Deblinity devined. Wholehunting the pairk
on a methylogical mission whenever theres imberillas! And calling
Rina Roner Reinette Ronayne. To what mine answer is a
lemans. Arderleys, beedles and postbillers heard him. Three
points to one. Ericus Vericus corrupted into ware eggs. Dummy
up, distillery! Broree aboo! Run him a johnsgate down jameseslane.
Begetting a wife which begame his niece by pouring her
youngthings into skintighs. That was when he had dizzy spells.
Till Gladstools Pillools made him ride as the mall. Thanks to his
huedobrass beerd. Lodenbroke the Longman, now he canseels
under veerious persons but is always that Rorke relly! On consideration
for the musickers he ought to have down it. Pass out
your cheeks, why daunt you! Penalty, please! There you'll know
how warder barded the bollhead that parssed our alley. We just
are upsidedown singing what ever the dimkims mummur allalilty
she pulls inner out heads. This is not the end of this by no
manners means. When you've bled till you're bone it crops out

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in your flesh. To tell how your mead of, mard, is made of. All old
Dadgerson's dodges one conning one's copying and that's what
wonderland's wanderlad'll flaunt to the fair. A trancedone boyscript
with tittivits by. Ahem. You'll read it tomorrow, marn,
when the curds on the table. A nigg for a nogg and a thrate for
a throte. The auditor learns. Still pumping on Torkenwhite Radlumps,
Lencs. In preplays to Anonymay's left hinted palinode
obviously inspiterebbed by a sibspecious connexion. Note the
notes of admiration! See the signs of suspicion! Count the hemi-
semidemicolons! Screamer caps and invented gommas, quoites
puntlost, forced to farce! The pipette will say anything at all for
a change. And you know what aglove means in the Murdrus dueluct!
Fewer to feud and rompant culotticism, a fugle for the gleemen
and save, sit and sew. And a pants outsizinned on the
Doughertys' duckboard pointing to peace at home. In some,
lawanorder on lovinardor. Wait till we hear the Boy of Biskop
reeling around your postoral lector! Epistlemadethemology for
deep dorfy doubtlings. As we'll lay till break of day in the bunk of
basky, O! Our island, Rome and duty! Well tried, buckstiff! Batt
in, boot! Sell him a breach contact, the vendoror, the buylawyer!
One hyde, sack, hic! Two stick holst, Lucky! Finnish Make Goal!
First you were Nomad, next you were Namar, now you're Numah
and it's soon you'll be Nomon. Hence counsels Ecclesiast.
There's every resumption. The forgein offils is on the shove to
lay you out dossier. Darby's in the yard, planning it on you, plot
and edgings, the whispering peeler after cooks wearing an illformation.
The find of his kind! An artist, sir! And dirt cheap at
a sovereign a skull! He knows his Finsbury Follies backwoods
so you batter see to your regent refutation. Ascare winde is rifing
again about nice boys going native. You know who was wrote
about in the Orange Book of Estchapel? Basil and the two other
men from King's Avenance. Just press this cold brand against
your brow for a mow. Cainfully! The sinus the curse. That's it.
Hung Chung Egglyfella now speak he tell numptywumpty topsawys
belongahim pidgin. Secret things other persons place there
covered not. How you fell from story to story like a sagasand

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to lie. Enfilmung infirmity. On the because alleging to having a
finger a fudding in pudding and pie. And here's the witnesses.
Glue on to him, Greevy! Bottom anker, Noordeece! And kick
kick killykick for the house that juke built! Wait till they send
you to sleep, scowpow! By jurors' cruces! Then old Hunphy-
dunphyville'll be blasted to bumboards by the youthful herald
who would once you were. He'd be our chosen one in the matter
of Brittas more than anarthur. But we'll wake and see. The wholes
poors riches of ours hundreds of manhoods and womhoods. Two
cents, two mills and two myrds. And it's all us rangers you'll be
facing in the box before the twelfth correctional. Like one man,
gell. Between all the Misses Mountsackvilles in their halfmoon
haemicycles, gasping to giddies to dye for the shame. Just hold
hard till the one we leapt out gets her yearing! Hired in cameras,
extra! With His Honour Surpacker on the binge. So yelp your
guilt and kitz the buck. You'll have loss of fame from Wimme-
game's fake. Forwards! One bully son growing the goff and his
twinger read out by the Nazi Priers. You fought as how they'd
never woxen up, did you, crucket? It will wecker your earse, that
it will! When hives the court to exchequer 'tis the child which
gives the sire away. Good for you, Richmond Rover! Scrum
around, our side! Let him have another between the spindlers! A
grand game! Dalymount's decisive. Don Gouverneur Buckley's
in the Tara Tribune, sporting the insides of a Rhutian Jhanaral
and little Mrs Ex-Skaerer-Sissers is bribing the halfpricers to pray
for her widower in his gravest embazzlement. You on her, hosy
jigses, that'll be some nonstop marrimont! You in your stolen
mace and anvil, Magnes, and her burrowed in Berkness cirrchus
clouthses. Fummuccumul with a graneen aveiled. Playing down
the slavey touch. Much as she was when the fancy cutter out collecting
milestones espied her aseesaw on a fern. So nimb, he said,
a dat of dew. Between Furr-y-Benn and Ferr-y-Bree. In this tear
Vikloe vich he lofed. The smiling ever. If you pulls me over pay
me, prhyse! A talor would adapt his caulking trudgers on to any
shape at see. Address deceitfold of wovens weard. The wonder
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Lima since Ineen MacCormick MacCoort MacConn O'Puckins
MacKundred. Only but she is a little width wider got. Be moving
abog. You cannot make a limousine lady out of a hillman minx.
Listun till you'll hear the Mudquirt accent. This is a bulgen
horesies, this is wollan indulgencies, this is a flemsh. Tik. Scapulars,
beads and a stump of a candle, Hubert was a Hunter, chemins
de la croixes
and Rosairette's egg, all the trimmings off the tree
that she picked up after the Clontarf voterloost when O'Bryan
MacBruiser bet Norris Nobnut. Becracking his cucconut between
his kknneess. Umpthump, Here Inkeeper, it's the doatereen's
wednessmorn! Delphin dringing! Grusham undergang!
And the Real Hymernians strenging strong at knocker knocker!
Holy and massalltolled. You ought to tak a dos of frut. Jik.
Sauss. You're getting hoovier, a twelve stone hoovier, fullends
a twelve stone hoovier, in your corpus entis and it scurves you
right, demnye! Aunt as unclish ams they make oom. But Nichtia
you bound not to loose's gone on Neffin since she clapped her
charmer on him at Gormagareen. At the Gunting Munting Hunting
Punting. The eitch is in her blood, arrah! For a frecklesome
freshcheeky sweetworded lupsqueezer. And he shows how he'll
pick him the lock of her fancy. Poghue! Poghue! Poghue! And
a good jump, Powell! Clean over all their heads. We could kiss
him for that one, couddled we, Huggins? Sparkes is the footer
to hance off nancies. Scaldhead, pursue! Before you bunkledoodle
down upon your birchentop again after them three blows from
time, drink and hurry. The same three that nursed you, Skerry,
Badbols and the Grey One. All of your own club too. With the
fistful of burryberries were for the massus for to feed you living
in dying. Buy bran biscuits and you'll never say dog. And be
in the finest of companies. Morialtay and Kniferope Walker and
Rowley the Barrel. With Longbow of the lie. Slick of the trick
and Blennercassel of the brogue. Clanruckard for ever! The
Fenn, the Fenn, the kinn of all Fenns! Deaf to the winds when
for Croonacreena. Fisht! And it's not now saying how we are
where who's softing what rushes. Merryvirgin forbed! But of
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greeding. Angus! Angus! Angus! The keykeeper of the keys of
the seven doors of the dreamadoory in the house of the household
of Hecech saysaith. Whitmore, whatmore? Give it over,
give it up! Mawgraw! Head of a helo, chesth of champgnon, eye
of a gull! What you'd if he'd. The groom is in the greenhouse,
gattling out his. Gun! That lad's the style for. Lannigan's ball!
Now a drive on the naval! The Shallburn Shock. Never mind
your gibbous. Slip on your ropen collar and draw the noosebag
on your head. Nobody will know or heed you, Postumus, if you
skip round schlymartin by the back and come front sloomutren
to beg in one of the shavers' sailorsuits. Three climbs three-
quickenthrees in the garb of nine. We'll split to see you mouldem
imparvious. A wing for oldboy Welsey Wandrer! Well spat,
witty wagtail! Now piawn to bishop's forthe! Moove. There's
Mumblesome Wadding Murch cranking up to the hornemoonium.
Drawg us out Ivy Eve in the Hall of Alum! The finnecies of
poetry wed music. Feeling the jitters? You'll be as tight as Trivett
when the knot's knutted on. Now's your never! Peena and
Queena are duetting a giggle-for-giggle and the brideen Alannah
is lost in her diamindwaiting. What a magnificent gesture
you will show us this gallus day. Clean and easy, be the hooker!
And a free for croaks after. Dovlen are out for it. So is Rathfinn.
And, hike, here's the hearse and four horses with the interprovincial
crucifixioners throwing lots inside to know whose to be
their gosson and whereas to brake the news to morhor. How
our myterbilder his fullen aslip. And who will wager but he'll
Shonny Bhoy be, the fleshlumpfleeter from Poshtapengha and all
he bares sobsconcious inklings shadowed on soulskin. Its segnet
yores, the strake of a hin. Nup. Laying the cloth, to fore of them.
And thanking the fish, in core of them. To pass the grace for
Gard sake! Ahmohn. Mr Justician Matthews and Mr Justician
Marks and Mr Justician Luk de Luc and Mr Justinian Johnston-Johnson.
And the aaskart, see, behind! Help, help, hurray! Allsup,
allsop! Four ghools to nail! Cut it down, mates, look slippy!
They've got a dathe with a swimminpull. Dang! Ding! Dong!
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and ours. Fly your balloons, dannies and dennises! He's doorknobs
dead! And Annie Delap is free! Ones more. We could
ate you, par Buccas, and imbabe through you, reassuranced in
the wild lac of gotliness. One fledge, one brood till hulm
culms evurdyburdy. Huh the throman! Huh the traidor. Huh
the truh. Arrorsure, he's the mannork of Arrahland oversense
he horrhorrd his name in thuthunder. Rrrwwwkkkrrr!
And seen it rudden up in fusefiressence on the flashmurket.
P.R.C.R.L.L. Royloy. Of the rollorrish rattillary. The lewd-
ningbluebolteredallucktruckalltraumconductor! The unnamed
nonirishblooder that becomes a Greenislender overnight! But
we're molting superstituettes out of his fulse thortin guts. Tried
mark, Easterlings. Sign, Soideric O'Cunnuc, Rix. Adversed ord,
Magtmorken, Kovenhow. There's a great conversion, myn! Coucous!
Find his causcaus! From Motometusolum through Bulley
and Cowlie and Diggerydiggerydock down to bazeness's usual?
He's alight there still, by Mike! Loose afore! Bung! Bring forth
your deed! Bang! Till is the right time. Bang! Partick Thistle
agen S. Megan's versus Brystal Palace agus the Walsall! Putsch!
Tiemore moretis tisturb badday! The playgue will be soon over,
rats! Let sin! Geh tont! All we wants is to get peace for possession.
We dinned unnerstunned why you sassad about thurteen
to aloafen, sor, kindly repeat! Or ledn us alones of your lungorge,
parsonifier propounde of our edelweissed idol worts! Shaw and
Shea are lorning obsen so hurgle up, gandfarder, and gurgle me
gurk. You can't impose on frayshouters like os. Every tub here
spucks his own fat. Hang coersion everyhow! And smotthermock
Gramm's laws! But we're a drippindhrue gayleague all at
ones. In the buginning is the woid, in the muddle is the sounddance
and thereinofter you're in the unbewised again, vund
vulsyvolsy. You talker dunsker's brogue men we our souls
speech obstruct hostery. Silence in thought! Spreach! Wear
anartful of outer nocense! Pawpaw, wowow! Momerry twelfths,
noebroed! That was a good one, ha! So it will be quite a material
what May farther be unvuloped for you, old Mighty, when it's
aped to foul a delfian in the Mahnung. Ha ha! Talk of Paddybarke's

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echo! Kick nuck, Knockcastle! Muck! And you'll nose it,
O you'll nose it, without warnward from we. We don't know the
sendor to whome. But you'll find Chiggenchugger's taking the
Treaclyshortcake with Bugle and the Bitch pairsadrawsing and
Horssmayres Prosession tyghting up under the threes. Stop.
Press stop. To press stop. All to press stop. And be the seem
talkin wharabahts hosetanzies, dat sure is sullibrated word! Bing
bong! Saxolooter, for congesters are salders' prey. Snap it up in
the loose, patchy the blank! Anyone can see you're the son of a
gunnell. Fellow him up too, Carlow! Woes to the wormquashed,
aye, and wor to the winner! Think of Aerian's Wall and
the Fall of Toss. Give him another for to volleyholleydoodlem!
His lights not all out yet, the liverpooser! Boohoohoo it oose!
With seven hores always in the home of his thinkingthings, his
nodsloddledome of his noiselisslesoughts. Two Idas, two Evas,
two Nessies and Rubyjuby. Phook! No wonder, pipes as kirles,
that he sthings like a rheinbok. One bed night he had the delysiums
that they were all queens mobbing him. Fell stiff. Oh,
ho, ho, ho, ah, he, he! Abedicate yourself. It just gegs our goad.
He'll be the deaf of us, pappappoppopcuddle, samblind daiyrudder.
Yus, sord, fathe, you woll, putty our wraughther!
What we waits be after? Whyfore we come agooding? None of
you, cock icy! You keep that henayearn and her fortycantle glim
lookbehinder. We might do with rubiny leeses. But of all your
wanings send us out your peppydecked ales and you'll not be
such a bad lot. The rye is well for whose amind but the wheateny
one is proper lovely. B E N K! We sincerestly trust that Missus
with the kiddies of sweet Gorteen has not B I N K to their very
least tittles deranged if in B U N K and we greesiously augur for
your Meggers a B E N K B A N K B O N K to sloop in with
all sorts of adceterus and adsaturas. It's our last fight, Megantic,
fear you will! The refergee's took to hailing to time the pass.
There goes the blackwatchwomen, all in white, flaxed up, purgad!
Right toe, Armitage! Tem for Tam at Timmotty Hall!
We're been carried away. Beyond bournes and bowers. So we'll
leave it to Keyhoe, Danelly and Pykemhyme, the three muskrateers,

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at the end of this age that had it from Variants' Katey
Sherratt that had it from Variants' Katey Sherratt's man for the
bonnefacies of Blashwhite and Blushred of the Aquasancta Liffey
Patrol to wind up and to tells of all befells after that to Mocked
Majesty in the Malincurred Mansion.

So you were saying, boys? Anyhow he what?

So anyhow, melumps and mumpos of the hoose uncommons,
after that to wind up that longtobechronickled gettogether
thanksbetogiving day at Glenfinnisk-en-la-Valle, the anniversary
of his finst homy commulion, after that same barbecue beanfeast
was all over poor old hospitable corn and eggfactor, King
Roderick O'Conor, the paramount chief polemarch and last preelectric
king of Ireland, who was anything you say yourself between
fiftyodd and fiftyeven years of age at the time after the
socalled last supper he greatly gave in his umbrageous house of
the hundred bottles with the radio beamer tower and its hangars,
chimbneys and equilines or, at least, he was'nt actually the then
last king of all Ireland for the time being for the jolly good
reason that he was still such as he was the eminent king of all
Ireland himself after the last preeminent king of all Ireland, the
whilom joky old top that went before him in the Taharan dynasty,
King Arth Mockmorrow Koughenough of the leathered
leggions, now of parts unknown, (God guard his generous
comicsongbook soul!) that put a poached fowl in the poor man's
pot before he took to his pallyass with the weeping eczema for
better and worse until he went under the grass quilt on us, nevertheless,
the year the sugar was scarce, and we to lather and shave
and frizzle him, like a bald surging buoy and himself down
to three cows that was meat and drink and dogs and washing
to him, 'tis good cause we have to remember it, going through
summersultryngs of snow and sleet witht the widow Nolan's
goats and the Brownes girls neats anyhow, wait till I tell you,
what did he do, poor old Roderick O'Conor Rex, the auspicious
waterproof monarch of all Ireland, when he found himself
all alone by himself in his grand old handwedown pile after
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mud, as best they cud, on footback, owing to the leak of the
McCarthy's mare, in extended order, a tree's length from the
longest way out, down the switchbackward slidder of the landsown
route of Hauburnea's liveliest vinnage on the brain, the
unimportant Parthalonians with the mouldy Firbolgs and the
Tuatha de Danaan googs and the ramblers from Clane and all
the rest of the notmuchers that he did not care the royal spit out
of his ostensible mouth about, well, what do you think he did,
sir, but, faix, he just went heeltapping through the winespilth
and weevily popcorks that were kneedeep round his own right
royal round rollicking toper's table, with his old Roderick Random
pullon hat at a Lanty Leary cant on him and Mike Brady's
shirt and Greene's linnet collarbow and his Ghenter's gaunts and
his Macclefield's swash and his readymade Reillys and his pan-
prestuberian poncho, the body you'd pity him, the way the world
is, poor he, the heart of Midleinster and the supereminent lord of
them all, overwhelmed as he was with black ruin like a sponge
out of water, allocutioning in bellcantos to his own oliverian
society MacGuiney's Dreans of Ergen Adams and thruming
through all to himself with diversed tonguesed through his old
tears and his ould plaised drawl, starkened by the most regal of
belches, like a blurney Cashelmagh crooner that lerking Clare
air, the blackberd's ballad I've a terrible errible lot todue todie
todue tootorribleday
, well, what did he go and do at all, His Most
Exuberant Majesty King Roderick O'Conor but, arrah bedamnbut,
he finalised by lowering his woolly throat with the wonderful
midnight thirst was on him, as keen as mustard, he could not tell
what he did ale, that bothered he was from head to tail, and,
wishawishawish, leave it, what the Irish, boys, can do, if he did'nt
go, sliggymaglooral reemyround and suck up, sure enough, like
a Trojan, in some particular cases with the assistance of his venerated
tongue, whatever surplus rotgut, sorra much, was left by the
lazy lousers of maltknights and beerchurls in the different bottoms
of the various different replenquished drinking utensils left
there behind them on the premisses by that whole hogsheaded
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suburbanites, such as it was, fall and fall about, to the
brindishing of his charmed life, as toastified by his cheeriubi-
cundenances, no matter whether it was chateaubottled Guiness's
or Phoenix brewery stout it was or John Jameson and Sons or
Roob Coccola or, for the matter of that, O'Connell's famous old
Dublin ale that he wanted like hell, more that halibut oil or
jesuits tea, as a fall back, of several different quantities and qualities
amounting in all to, I should say, considerably more than the
better part of a gill or naggin of imperial dry and liquid measure
till, welcome be from us here, till the rising of the morn, till that
hen of Kaven's shows her beaconegg, and Chapwellswendows
stain our horyhistoricold and Father MacMichael stamps for
aitch o'clerk mess and the Litvian Newestlatter is seen, sold and
delivered and all's set for restart after the silence, like his ancestors
to this day after him (that the blazings of their ouldmouldy gods
may attend to them we pray!), overopposides the cowery lad in
the corner and forenenst the staregaze of the cathering candled,
that adornment of his album and folkenfather of familyans, he
came acrash a crupper sort of a sate on accomondation and the
very boxst in all his composs, whereuponce, behome the fore
for cove and trawlers, heave hone, leave lone, Larry's on the
focse and Faugh MacHugh O'Bawlar at the wheel, one to do and
one to dare, par by par, a peerless pair, ever here and over there,
with his fol the dee oll the doo on the flure of his feats and the
feels of the fumes in the wakes of his ears our wineman from
Barleyhome he just slumped to throne.

So sailed the stout ship Nansy Hans. From Liff away. For
Nattenlaender. As who has come returns. Farvel, farerne! Goodbark,

Now follow we out by Starloe!


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Three quarks for Muster Mark!
Sure he hasn't got much of a bark
And sure any he has it's all beside the mark.
But O, Wreneagle Almighty, wouldn't un be a sky of a lark
To see that old buzzard whooping about for uns shirt in the dark
And he hunting round for uns speckled trousers around by Palmer-
  stown Park?
Hohohoho, moulty Mark!
You're the rummest old rooster ever flopped out of a Noah's ark
And you think you're cock of the wark.
Fowls, up! Tristy's the spry young spark
That'll tread her and wed her and bed her and red her
Without ever winking the tail of a feather
And that's how that chap's going to make his money and mark!

Overhoved, shrillgleescreaming. That song sang seaswans.
The winging ones. Seahawk, seagull, curlew and plover, kestrel
and capercallzie. All the birds of the sea they trolled out rightbold
when they smacked the big kuss of Trustan with Usolde.

And there they were too, when it was dark, whilest the wildcaps
was circling, as slow their ship, the winds aslight, upborne
the fates, the wardorse moved, by courtesy of Mr Deaubaleau
Downbellow Kaempersally, listening in, as hard as they could, in
Dubbeldorp, the donker, by the tourneyold of the wattarfalls,
with their vuoxens and they kemin in so hattajocky (only a

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quartebuck askull for the last acts) to the solans and the sycamores
and the wild geese and the gannets and the migratories and the
mistlethrushes and the auspices and all the birds of the rockby-
suckerassousyoceanal sea, all four of them, all sighing and sobbing,
and listening. Moykle ahoykling!

They were the big four, the four maaster waves of Erin, all
listening, four. There was old Matt Gregory and then besides old
Matt there was old Marcus Lyons, the four waves, and oftentimes
they used to be saying grace together, right enough, bausnabeatha,
in Miracle Squeer: here now we are the four of us: old Matt Gregory
and old Marcus and old Luke Tarpey: the four of us and
sure, thank God, there are no more of us: and, sure now, you
wouldn't go and forget and leave out the other fellow and old
Johnny MacDougall: the four of us and no more of us and so
now pass the fish for Christ sake, Amen: the way they used to be
saying their grace before fish, repeating itself, after the interims
of Augusburgh for auld lang syne. And so there they were, with
their palms in their hands, like the pulchrum's proculs, spraining
their ears, luistening and listening to the oceans of kissening, with
their eyes glistening, all the four, when he was kiddling and
cuddling and bunnyhugging scrumptious his colleen bawn and
dinkum belle, an oscar sister, on the fifteen inch loveseat, behind
the chieftaness stewardesses cubin, the hero, of Gaelic champion,
the onliest one of her choice, her bleaueyedeal of a girl's friend,
neither bigugly nor smallnice, meaning pretty much everything
to her then, with his sinister dexterity, light and rufthandling,
vicemversem her ragbags et assaucyetiams, fore and aft, on and
offsides, the brueburnt sexfutter, handson and huntsem, that was
palpably wrong and bulbubly improper, and cuddling her and
kissing her, tootyfay charmaunt, in her ensemble of maidenna
blue, with an overdress of net, tickled with goldies, Isolamisola,
and whisping and lisping her about Trisolanisans, how one was
whips for one was two and two was lips for one was three, and
dissimulating themself, with his poghue like Arrah-na-poghue,
the dear dear annual, they all four remembored who made the
world and how they used to be at that time in the vulgar ear

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cuddling and kiddling her, after an oyster supper in Cullen's barn,
from under her mistlethrush and kissing and listening, in the good
old bygone days of Dion Boucicault, the elder, in Arrah-na-pogue,
in the otherworld of the passing of the key of Twotongue
Common, with Nush, the carrier of the word, and with
Mesh, the cutter of the reed, in one of the farback, pitchblack
centuries when who made the world, when they knew O'Clery,
the man on the door, when they were all four collegians on the
nod, neer the Nodderlands Nurskery, whiteboys and oakboys,
peep of tim boys and piping tom boys, raising hell while the sin
was shining, with their slates and satchels, playing Florian's fables
and communic suctions and vellicar frictions with mixum members,
in the Queen's Ultonian colleges, along with another fellow,
a prime number, Totius Quotius, and paying a pot of tribluts
to Boris O'Brien, the buttler of Clumpthump, two looves, two
turnovers plus (one) crown, to see the mad dane ating his
vitals. Wulf! Wulf! And throwing his tongue in the snakepit. Ah
ho! The ladies have mercias! It brought the dear prehistoric
scenes all back again, as fresh as of yore, Matt and Marcus, natural
born lovers of nature, in all her moves and senses, and after
that now there he was, that mouth of mandibles, vowed to pure
beauty, and his Arrah-na-poghue, when she murmurously, after
she let a cough, gave her firm order, if he wouldn't please mind,
for a sings to one hope a dozen of the best favourite lyrical
national blooms in Luvillicit, though not too much, reflecting on
the situation, drinking in draughts of purest air serene and revelling
in the great outdoors, before the four of them, in the fair
fine night, whilst the stars shine bright, by she light of he moon,
we longed to be spoon, before her honeyoldloom, the plaint effect
being in point of fact there being in the whole, a seatuition so
shocking and scandalous and now, thank God, there were no more
of them and he poghuing and poghuing like the Moreigner
bowed his crusted hoed and Tilly the Tailor's Tugged a Tar in the
Arctic Newses Dagsdogs number and there they were, like a
foremasters in the rolls, listening, to Rolando's deepen darblun
Ossian roll, (Lady, it was just too gorgeous, that expense of a

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lovely tint, embellished by the charms of art and very well conducted
and nicely mannered and all the horrid rudy noisies locked
up in nasty cubbyhole!) as tired as they were, the three jolly
topers, with their mouths watering, all the four, the old connubial
men of the sea, yambing around with their old pantometer,
in duckasaloppics, Luke and Johnny MacDougall and all wishening
for anything at all of the bygone times, the wald times and
the fald times and the hempty times and the dempty times, for a
cup of kindness yet, for four farback tumblerfuls of woman
squash, with them, all four, listening and spraining their ears for
the millennium and all their mouths making water.

Johnny. Ah well, sure, that's the way (up) and it so happened
there was poor Matt Gregory (up), their pater familias, and (up)
the others and now really and (up) truly they were four dear
old heladies and really they looked awfully pretty and so nice and
bespectable and after that they had their fathomglasses to find
out all the fathoms and their half a tall hat, just now like the old
Merquus of Pawerschoof, the old determined despot, (quiescents
in brage!
) only for the extrusion of the saltwater or the auctioneer
there dormont, in front of the place near O'Clery's, at the darkumound
numbur wan, beside that ancient Dame street, where the
statue of Mrs Dana O'Connell, prostituent behind the Trinity
College, that arranges all the auctions of the valuable colleges,
Bootersbay Sisters, like the auctioneer Battersby Sisters, the pru-
misceous creaters, that sells all the emancipated statues and
flowersports, James H. Tickell, the jaypee, off Hoggin Green,
after he made the centuries, going to the tailturn horseshow, before
the angler nomads flood, along with another fellow, active
impalsive, and the shoeblacks and the redshanks and plebeians
and the barrancos and the cappunchers childerun, Jules, everyone,
Gotopoxy, with the houghers on them, highstepping the
fissure and fracture lines, seven five threes up, three five
sevens down, to get out of his way, onasmuck as their withers
conditions could not possibly have been improved upon,
(praisers be to deeseesee!) like hopolopocattls, erumping oround
their Judgity Yaman, and all the tercentenary horses and priesthunters,

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from the Curragh, and confusionaries and the authorities,
Noord Amrikaans and Suid Aferican cattleraiders (so they
say) all over like a tiara dullfuoco, in his grey half a tall hat and
his amber necklace and his crimson harness and his leathern jib
and his cheapshein hairshirt and his scotobrit sash and his parapilagian
gallowglasses (how do you do, jaypee, Elevato!) to find
out all the improper colleges (and how do you do, Mr Dame
James? Get out of my way!), forkbearded and bluetoothed and
bellied and boneless, from Strathlyffe and Aylesburg and North-
umberland Anglesey, the whole yaghoodurt sweepstakings and
all the horsepowers. But now, talking of hayastdanars and
wolkingology and how our seaborn isle came into exestuance,
(the explutor, his three andesiters and the two pantellarias) that
reminds me about the manausteriums of the poor Marcus of Lyons
and poor Johnny, the patrician, and what do you think of the four
of us and there they were now, listening right enough, the four
saltwater widowers, and all they could remembore, long long ago
in the olden times Momonian, throw darker hour sorrows, the
princest day, when Fair Margrate waited Swede Villem, and Lally
in the rain, with the blank prints, now extincts, after the wreak
of Wormans' Noe, the barmaisigheds, when my heart knew no
care, and after that then there was the official landing of Lady
Jales Casemate, in the year of the flood 1132 S.O.S., and the
christening of Queen Baltersby, the Fourth Buzzersbee, according
to Her Grace the bishop Senior, off the whate shape, and
then there was the drowning of Pharoah and all his pedestrians
and they were all completely drowned into the sea, the red sea,
and then poor Merkin Cornyngwham, the official out of the
castle on pension, when he was completely drowned off Erin
Isles, at that time, suir knows, in the red sea and a lovely
mourning paper and thank God, as Saman said, there were no
more of him. And that now was how it was. The arzurian deeps
o'er his humbodumbones sweeps. And his widdy the giddy is
wreathing her murmoirs as her gracest triput to the Grocery
Trader's Manthly. Mind mand gunfree by Gladeys Rayburn!
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old conk cruised now croons the yunk. Exeunc throw a darras
Kram of Llawnroc, ye gink guy, kirked into yord. Enterest attawonder
Wehpen, luftcat revol, fairescapading in his natsirt.
Tuesy tumbles. And mild aunt Liza is as loose as her neese. Fulfest
withim inbrace behent. As gent would deem oncontinent.
So mulct per wenche is Elsker woed. Ne hath his thrysting. Fin.
Like the newcasters in their old plyable of A Royenne Devours.
Jazzaphoney and Mirillovis and Nippy she nets best. Fing. Ay,
ay! Sobbos. And so he was. Sabbus.

Marcus. And after that, not forgetting, there was the Flemish
armada, all scattered, and all officially drowned, there and then, on
a lovely morning, after the universal flood, at about aleven thirty-two
was it? off the coast of Cominghome and Saint Patrick, the
anabaptist, and Saint Kevin, the lacustrian, with toomuch of tolls
and lottance of beggars, after converting Porterscout and Dona,
our first marents, and Lapoleon, the equestrian, on his whuite
hourse of Hunover, rising Clunkthurf over Cabinhogan and all
they remembered and then there was the Frankish floot of Noahsdobahs,
from Hedalgoland, round about the freebutter year of
Notre Dame 1132 P.P.O. or so, disumbunking from under
Motham General Bonaboche, (noo poopery!) in his half a grey
traditional hat, alevoila come alevilla, and after that there he was,
so terrestrial, like a Nailscissor, poghuing her scandalous and very
wrong, the maid, in single combat, under the sycamores, amid
the bludderings from the boom and all the gallowsbirds in Arrah-na-
Poghue, so silvestrious, neer the Queen's Colleges, in 1132
Brian or Bride street, behind the century man on the door. And
then again they used to give the grandest gloriaspanquost universal
howldmoutherhibbert lectures on anarxaquy out of doxarchology
(hello, Hibernia!) from sea to sea (Matt speaking!) according
to the pictures postcard, with sexon grimmacticals, in the
Latimer Roman history, of Latimer repeating himself, from the
vicerine of Lord Hugh, the Lacytynant, till Bockleyshuts the rahjahn
gerachknell and regnumrockery roundup, (Marcus Lyons
speaking!) to the oceanfuls of collegians green and high classes
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sages and the Plymouth brethren, droning along, peanzanzangan,
and nodding and sleeping away there, like forgetmenots, in her
abijance service, round their twelve tables, per pioja at pulga
bollas, in the four trinity colleges, for earnasyoulearning Eringrowback,
of Ulcer, Moonster, Leanstare and Cannought, the
four grandest colleges supper the matther of Erryn, of Killorcure
and Killthemall and Killeachother and Killkelly-on-the-Flure,
where their role was to rule the round roll that Rollo and Rullo
rolled round. Those were the grandest gynecollege histories
(Lucas calling, hold the line!) in the Janesdanes Lady Andersdaughter
Universary, for auld acquaintance sake (this unitarian
lady, breathtaking beauty, Bambam's bonniest, lived to a great
age at or in or about the late No. 1132 or No. 1169, bis, Fitzmary
Round where she was seen by many and widely liked) for teaching
the Fatima Woman history of Fatimiliafamilias, repeating herself,
on which purposeth of the spirit of nature as difinely developed
in time by psadatepholomy, the past and present (Johnny
MacDougall speaking, give me trunks, miss!) and present and
absent and past and present and perfect arma virumque romano.
Ah, dearo, dear! O weep for the hower when eve aleaves bower!
How it did but all come eddaying back to them, if they did but
get gaze, gagagniagnian, to hear him there, kiddling and cuddling
her, after the gouty old galahat, with his peer of quinnyfears and
his troad of thirstuns, so nefarious, from his elevation of one
yard one handard and thartytwo lines, before the four of us, in
his Roman Catholic arms, while his deepseepeepers gazed and
sazed and dazecrazemazed into her dullokbloon rodolling olosheen
eyenbowls by the Cornelius Nepos, Mnepos. Anumque,
umque. Napoo.

Queh? Quos?

Ah, dearo dearo dear! Bozun braceth brythe hwen gooses
gandered gamen. Mahazar ag Dod! It was so scalding sorry for all
the whole twice two four of us, with their familiar, making the toten,
and Lally when he lost part of his half a hat and all belongings to
him, in his old futile manner, cape, towel and drawbreeches, and
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Newslaters and the mossacre of Saint Brices, to forget the past,
when the burglar he shoved the wretch in churneroil, and contradicting
all about Lally, the ballest master of Gosterstown, and
his old fellow, the Lagener, in the Locklane Lighthouse, earing his
wick with a pierce of railing, and liggen hig with his ladder up, and
that oldtime turner and his sadderday erely cloudsing, the old
croniony, Skelly, with the lether belly, full of neltts, full of keltts,
full of lightweight beltts and all the bald drakes or ever he had up
in the bohereen, off Artsichekes Road, with Moels and Mahmullagh
Mullarty, the man in the Oran mosque, and the old folks at home
and Duignan and Lapole and the grand confarreation, as per the
cabbangers richestore, of the filest archives, and he couldn't stop
laughing over Tom Tim Tarpey, the Welshman, and the four
middleaged widowers, all nangles, sangles, angles and wangles.
And now, that reminds me, not to forget the four of the Welsh
waves, leaping laughing, in their Lumbag Walk, over old Battleshore
and Deaddleconch, in their half a Roman hat, with an ancient
Greek gloss on it, in Chichester College auction and, thank
God, they were all summarily divorced, four years before, or so
they say, by their dear poor shehusbands, in dear byword days,
and never brought to mind, to see no more the rainwater on the
floor but still they parted, raining water laughing, per Nupiter
Privius, only terpary, on the best of terms and be forgot, whilk was
plainly foretolk by their old pilgrim cocklesong or they were singing
through the wettest indies As I was going to Burrymecarott we
fell in with a lout by the name of Peebles
as also in another place by
their orthodox proverb so there was said thus That old fellow
knows milk though he's not used to it latterly
. And so they parted.
In Dalkymont nember to. Ay, ay. The good go and the wicked
is left over. As evil flows so Ivel flows. Ay, ay. Ah, well sure,
that's the way. As the holymaid of Kunut said to the haryman
of Koombe. For his humple pesition in odvices. Woman. Squash.
Part. Ay, ay. By decree absolute.

Lucas. And, O so well they could remembore at that time, when
Carpery of the Goold Fins was in the kingship of Poolland, Mrs
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and beard, (Erminia Reginia!) in or aring or around about the
year of buy in disgrace 1132 or 1169 or 1768 Y.W.C.A., at the
Married Male Familyman's Auctioneer's court in Arrahnacuddle.
Poor Johnny of the clan of the Dougals, the poor Scuitsman,
(Hohannes!) nothing if not amorous, dinna forget, so frightened
(Zweep! Zweep!) on account of her full bottom, (undullable
attraxity!) that put the yearl of mercies on him, and the four
maasters, in chors, with a hing behangd them, because he was
so slow to borstel her schoon for her, when he was grooming her
ladyship, instead of backscratching her materfamilias proper, like
any old methodist, and all divorced and innasense interdict, in
the middle of the temple, according to their dear faithful. Ah, now,
it was too bad, too bad and stout entirely, all the missoccurs; and
poor Mark or Marcus Bowandcoat, from the brownesberrow in
nolandsland, the poor old chronometer, all persecuted with ally
croaker by everybody, by decree absolute, through Herrinsilde,
because he forgot himself, making wind and water, and made
a Neptune's mess of all of himself, sculling over the giamond's
courseway, and because he forgot to remember to sign an old
morning proxy paper, a writing in request to hersute herself, on
stamped bronnanoleum, from Roneo to Giliette, before saying
his grace before fish and then and there and too there was
poor Dion Cassius Poosycomb, all drowned too, before the
world and her husband, because it was most improper and most
wrong, when he attempted to (well, he was shocking poor in
his health, he said, with the shingles falling off him), because
he (ah, well now, peaces pea to Wedmore and let not the song go
dumb upon your Ire, as we say in the Spasms of Davies, and we
won't be too hard on him as an old Manx presbyterian) and after
that, as red as a Rosse is, he made his last will and went to confession,
like the general of the Berkeleyites, at the rim of the rom,
on his two bare marrowbones, to Her Worship his Mother and
Sister Evangelist Sweainey, on Cailcainnin widnight and he was
so sorry, he was really, because he left the bootybutton in the
handsome cab and now, tell the truth, unfriends never, (she was
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were faults on both sides) well, he attempted (or so they say)
ah, now, forget and forgive (don't we all?) and, sure, he was only
funning with his andrewmartins and his old age coming over
him, well, he attempted or, the Connachy, he was tempted to
attempt some hunnish familiarities, after eten a bad carmp in the
rude ocean and, hevantonoze sure, he was dead seasickabed (it was
really too bad!) her poor old divorced male, in the housepays for
the daying at the Martyr Mrs MacCawley's, where at the time
he was ta