Monday, December 15, 2014

Page 366 (14.1-27) "Deshil... for anyone be"

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[this section will mostly recycle Barger = JB]

Deshil Holles Eamus.
Deshil Holles Eamus.
Deshil Holles Eamus.

DESHel HALLus ayOMus

contrasting shared Indo-European ancestry of ancient Rome and ancient Ireland?

based on the Arval hymn, the corresponding Arval formula here is 'enos Lases iuvate' hypothetically translated as 'O help us, ye Household Gods'

Deshil = 'sun-wise', clockwise, to the right (Irish, more often spelled 'deasil'), pronounced DEEzul (or 'jeSHIL'? DESH-el?) [dancing] [wScott] opposite of widdershins (or tuathal)

looking northeast, corner of Holles and Mount

according to the 1909 map the hospital was halfway down Holles
streetview now

named after Denzil Holles, antagonist of Oliver Cromwell, whose 1st name as well is around the corner as 'Denzille street' (DENzuhl/DESHel)

JB: 'Having spilled his seed 90 minutes earlier, he's now doing a solemn and benevolent fertility dance around the maternity hospital. Eamus = Let us go (Latin) 'us' seems to include the reader as one of the dancers.'

Send us, bright one, light one, Horhorn, quickening and wombfruit.
Send us, bright one, light one, Horhorn, quickening and wombfruit.
Send us, bright one, light one, Horhorn, quickening and wombfruit.

Andrew Horne, see p151

Hoopsa, boyaboy, hoopsa!
Hoopsa, boyaboy, hoopsa!
Hoopsa, boyaboy, hoopsa!

that person's acumen
is esteemed very little perceptive

(everyone judges you stupid)

"esteemed" here means 'judged' not 'admired' (intentional ambiguity)

concerning whatsoever matters
are being held as most profitably
by mortals with sapience endowed
to be studied

"are being held" philosophical fashion/fad?

"mortals with sapience endowed" homo sapiens?
"held as... profitably... to be studied" held as profitable to study

"whatsoever" broadens the scope
'held as profitable to study' narrows it

'matters less profitable to study' (eg Kardashians? astrology?)

who is ignorant of that which
the most in doctrine erudite
and certainly by reason of that
in them high mind's ornament
deserving of veneration
constantly maintain

(if they're ignorant about this in particular, people will assume they're dullwitted in general)

"that which" looks forward to "measure"

"doctrine" = Catholic doctrine
'by reason of that ornament' ie, their erudition

'that high mind's ornament in them'?

"constantly maintain" unwavering

when by general consent they affirm that
other circumstances being equal
by no exterior splendour is the prosperity of a nation
more efficaciously asserted

'by general consent... other circumstances being equal' (empty padding?)

than by the measure of how far forward may have progressed
the tribute of its solicitude
for that proliferent continuance

'solicitude for continuance' eg building maternity hospitals

which of evils the original
if it be absent
when fortunately present
constitutes the certain sign
of omnipollent nature's incorrupted benefaction.

(was Eden somehow lacking in maternity care, then? painful labor punishment for disobedience)

(can anyone distinguish 'omnipollent' from 'omnipotent'?)
Browning used 'pollent' in 1868

For who is there who anything of some significance has apprehended but is conscious that

that exterior splendour may be the surface of a downwardtending lutulent reality

or on the contrary anyone so is there unilluminated as not to perceive that

as no nature's boon can contend against the bounty of increase

so it behoves every most just citizen to become the exhortator and admonisher of his semblables

and to tremble lest what had in the past been by the nation excellently commenced might be in the future not with similar excellence accomplished

if an inverecund habit shall have gradually traduced the honourable by ancestors transmitted customs to that thither of profundity

that that one was audacious excessively who would have the hardihood to rise affirming that no more odious offence can for anyone be

"lutulent" = muddy, usually of a pond or waters

"inverecund" = immodest, used by Rolfe in 1909




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