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Patrick A. McCarthy:
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University of Miami

A Gracecup Fulled of Bitterness:
Sexuality and Anxiety in Finnegans Wake III.4

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Finnegans Wake: quotations in “A Gracecup Fulled of Bitterness: Sexuality and Anxiety in Finnegans Wake III.4” by Patrick A. McCarthy | See text below or download McCarthy quotes as PDF file



  • # 1: “What was thaas? Fog was whaas? Too mult sleepth. Let sleepth” (FW 555.1-2)

  • # 2: “care for nothing except everything that is allporterous” (FW 560.30-31)

  • # 3: [King Mark] “never was worth a cornerwall fark” (FW 581.8-9)

  • # 4: “Mrs Porter (leading lady, a poopahead, gaffneysaffron nightdress, iszoppy chepelure)” (FW 560.26-27)

  • # 5: “an anemone’s letter with a gold of my bridest hair betied. Donatus his mark, address as follows” (FW 563.17-18)

  • # 6: : “Yes, sad one of Ziod [Izod]? Sell me, my soul dear! Ah, my sorrowful, his cloister dreeping of his monkshood, how it is triste to deathall his dark ivytod! Where cold in dearth” (FW 571.12-15)

  • # 7: “this sound seemetery which iz leebez luv” (FW 17.35-36) and “Mildew Lisa” (FW 40.17)

  • # 8: “infantina Isobel … weeper’s veil” (FW 556.1-11)

  • # 9: “Of I be leib in the immoralities? O, you mean the strangle for love and the sowiveall of the prettiest?’ (FW 145.26-27)

  • # 10: “The law of the jungerl” (FW 268.F3)

  • # 11: [Isobel] “looked a peach … and still in her teens” (FW 556.5-7)

  • # 12: “Who sleeps in now number one, for example? A pussy, purr esimple. Cunina, Statulina, and Edulia, but how sweet of her! Has your pussy a pessname? Yes, indeed, you will hear it passim in all the noveletta and she is named Buttercup. Her bare name will tellt it, a monitress. How very sweet of her and what an excessively lovecharming missyname to forsake, now that I come to drink of it filtred, a gracecup fulled of bitterness. She is daddad’s lottiest daughterpearl and brooder’s cissiest auntybride.” (FW 561.8-16)

  • # 13: “Mother of moth! I will show herword in flesh.… She may think, what though little doth she realise, as morning fresheth, it hath happened her, you know what, as they too what two dare not utter” (FW 561.27-30)

  • # 14: “a bad pities of the plain” (FW 564.28)

  • # 15: “the sissastrides [and] pederestians” [in Phoenix Park/ Cities of the Plain] (FW 564.36-565.1)

  • # 16: “rich Mr Pornter … a lot stoutlier than of formerly” (FW 570.15-18)

  • # 17: “The dame dowager’s duffgerent to present wappon, blade drawn to the full and about wheel without to be seen of them [the two princes]. The infant Isabella from her coign to do obeisance toward the duffgerent, as first furtherer with drawn brand…. What have you therefore? Fear you the donkers? Of roovers? I fear lest we have lost ours (non grant it!) respecting these wildy parts. How is hit finister! How shagsome all and beastful!” (FW 566.21-33)

  • # 18: [Honuphrius] “is considered to have committed, invoking droit d’oreiller, simple infidelities with Felicia, a virgin, and to be practising for unnatural coits with Eugenius and Jeremias, two or three philadelphians” (FW 572.22-25)

  • # 19: “Hold the raabers for the kunning his pletheron. Let leash the dooves to the cooin her coynth” (FW 579.14-15) [cf. the raven and dove that Noah sent out to see if the flood had receded]

  • # 20: “Gomorrha. Salong. Lots feed from my tidetable” (FW 579.23-24) [Lot’s escape from the Cities of the Plain]

  • # 21: “Third position of concord” ((FW 582.29-30)

  • # 22: “Female imperfectly masking male” (FW 582.30-31)

  • # 23: “She had to kick a laugh. At her old stick-in-the-block [who] was slogging his paunch about … At half past quick in the morning” (FW 583.26-30)

  • # 24: “it tickled her innings to consort pitch at kicksolock in the morm” (FW 584.2-3)

  • # 25: “Tipatonguing him on in her pigeony linguish, with a flick at the bails for lubrication” (FW 584.3-4)

  • # 26: “Magrath he’s my pegger, he is…. He’ll win your toss, flog your old tom’s bowling and I darr ye, barrackbuller, to break his duck! He’s posh I lob him” (FW 584.5-8)

  • # 27: “magrathmagreeth, he takable a rap for that early party” (FW 243.3-4)

  • # 28: “Annshee lispes privily. —He is quieter now.” (FW 571.26-27)

  • # 29: “—Legalentitled. Accesstopartnuzz. Notwildebeestch. Byrightofoaptz. Twainbeonerflsh. Haveandholdpp” (FW 571.26-29)

  • # 30: “exclusive pigtorial rights … his weekreations” (FW 584.36-585.1)

  • # 31: “Three for two will do for me and he for thee and she for you” (FW 584.10-11)

  • # 32: “Goeasyosey, for the grace of the fields, or hooley pooley, cuppy, we’ll both be bye and by caught in the slips for fear he’d tyre and burst his dunlops and waken her bornybarnies making his boobybabies” (FW 584.11-14)

  • # 33: “You never wet the tea!” (FW 585.31)

  • # 34: “Malthus, the promethean paratonnerwetter which first … taught love’s lightning the way … to, well, conduct itself” (FW 585.11-13)

  • # 35: “laboursaving devisers” [condoms] (FW 585.15-16)

  • # 36: “(her birth is uncontrollable)” (FW 11.33)

  • # 37: [on condoms] “detachably replaceable” (FW 585.10); “man’s gummy article, pink” (FW 559.15-16); “a buntingcap of so a pinky” (FW 567.7); “the cheque, a good washable pink” (FW 574.25)

  • # 38: “in corrubberation a current account of how she had been made at sight for services rendered the payee-drawee of unwashable blank assignations, sometimes pinkwilliams” (FW 575.13-15; italics added)

  • # 39: “nine months from date without issue” (FW 575.12)

  • # 40: “repeals an act of union … Withdraw your member! Ckosure. This chamber stands abjourned” (FW 585.25-27)

  • # 41: “Every ditcher’s dastard in Dupling will let us know about it if you have paid the mulctman by whether your rent is open to be foreclosed or aback in your arrears” (FW 586.15-18)

  • # 42: references to Wilde’s name: “weld” (FW 587.15), “woylde” (588.3), “wild,” (589.23); to Wilde’s later assumed name: “Melmoth” (FW 587.21); to Wilde’s lovers, “Bosie Douglas”—“my own sweet boosy love,” (FW 587.36-588.1)—and possibly Robert Ross, “retroussy” (FW 588.7)” ; and allusions to Fred Atkins, who testified against Wilde: “Fred Watkins, bugler Fred” (FW 587.20), “Fred” (588.2), “my Fred” (588.6), “by Fred” (588.12), “Mr Black Atkins” (588.18).

  • # 43: “Who has sinnerettes to declare?” (FW 587.24)

  • # 44: “the two legglegels in blooms, and those pest of parkies, twitch, thistle and charlock” (FW 587.26-28); “Mr Black Atkins and you tanapanny troopertwos” followed by girls number one and two (FW 588.18-25); “Two pretty mistletots, ribboned to a tree, up rose liberator and, fancy, they were free!” (588.35-36); “three boy buglehorners who counterbezzled and crossbugled him,” along with “two hussites [who] absconded through a breach in his bylaws and left him, the infidels, to pay himself off in kind remembrances” (FW 589.32-35)

  • # 45: “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” (FW 4.14-17)

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    Membership for 2021!
    P R O G R A M S
    (Site under construction)

    Most recent program: Patrick A. McCarthy (via Zoom):
    Sexuality & Anxiety in Finnegans Wake
    Fri. Feb. 19, 7:30 pm (details below)

    Continuing: Nicholas Fargnoli's Ulysses course continues 3/15, 4/12, 5/10, 6/7/2021, all 6:30-8:30 pm | Zoom from Rosenbach Museum

    /

    Most recent program:
    The James Joyce Society

    invites you to
    A Virtual Meeting
    At 7:30 pm (not usual 6:00 pm) via Zoom
    !-- Friday, February 19, 2021 7:30pm
    Eastern Standard Time US and Canada)

    Patrick A. McCarthy:
    Professor of English
    University of Miami

    A Gracecup Fulled of Bitterness:
    Sexuality and Anxiety in Finnegans Wake III.4

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    Finnegans Wake: quotations in “A Gracecup Fulled of Bitterness: Sexuality and Anxiety in Finnegans Wake III.4” by Patrick A. McCarthy | See text below or download McCarthy quotes as PDF file



  • # 1: “What was thaas? Fog was whaas? Too mult sleepth. Let sleepth” (FW 555.1-2)

  • # 2: “care for nothing except everything that is allporterous” (FW 560.30-31)

  • # 3: [King Mark] “never was worth a cornerwall fark” (FW 581.8-9)

  • # 4: “Mrs Porter (leading lady, a poopahead, gaffneysaffron nightdress, iszoppy chepelure)” (FW 560.26-27)

  • # 5: “an anemone’s letter with a gold of my bridest hair betied. Donatus his mark, address as follows” (FW 563.17-18)

  • # 6: : “Yes, sad one of Ziod [Izod]? Sell me, my soul dear! Ah, my sorrowful, his cloister dreeping of his monkshood, how it is triste to deathall his dark ivytod! Where cold in dearth” (FW 571.12-15)

  • # 7: “this sound seemetery which iz leebez luv” (FW 17.35-36) and “Mildew Lisa” (FW 40.17)

  • # 8: “infantina Isobel … weeper’s veil” (FW 556.1-11)

  • # 9: “Of I be leib in the immoralities? O, you mean the strangle for love and the sowiveall of the prettiest?’ (FW 145.26-27)

  • # 10: “The law of the jungerl” (FW 268.F3)

  • # 11: [Isobel] “looked a peach … and still in her teens” (FW 556.5-7)

  • # 12: “Who sleeps in now number one, for example? A pussy, purr esimple. Cunina, Statulina, and Edulia, but how sweet of her! Has your pussy a pessname? Yes, indeed, you will hear it passim in all the noveletta and she is named Buttercup. Her bare name will tellt it, a monitress. How very sweet of her and what an excessively lovecharming missyname to forsake, now that I come to drink of it filtred, a gracecup fulled of bitterness. She is daddad’s lottiest daughterpearl and brooder’s cissiest auntybride.” (FW 561.8-16)

  • # 13: “Mother of moth! I will show herword in flesh.… She may think, what though little doth she realise, as morning fresheth, it hath happened her, you know what, as they too what two dare not utter” (FW 561.27-30)

  • # 14: “a bad pities of the plain” (FW 564.28)

  • # 15: “the sissastrides [and] pederestians” [in Phoenix Park/ Cities of the Plain] (FW 564.36-565.1)

  • # 16: “rich Mr Pornter … a lot stoutlier than of formerly” (FW 570.15-18)

  • # 17: “The dame dowager’s duffgerent to present wappon, blade drawn to the full and about wheel without to be seen of them [the two princes]. The infant Isabella from her coign to do obeisance toward the duffgerent, as first furtherer with drawn brand…. What have you therefore? Fear you the donkers? Of roovers? I fear lest we have lost ours (non grant it!) respecting these wildy parts. How is hit finister! How shagsome all and beastful!” (FW 566.21-33)

  • # 18: [Honuphrius] “is considered to have committed, invoking droit d’oreiller, simple infidelities with Felicia, a virgin, and to be practising for unnatural coits with Eugenius and Jeremias, two or three philadelphians” (FW 572.22-25)

  • # 19: “Hold the raabers for the kunning his pletheron. Let leash the dooves to the cooin her coynth” (FW 579.14-15) [cf. the raven and dove that Noah sent out to see if the flood had receded]

  • # 20: “Gomorrha. Salong. Lots feed from my tidetable” (FW 579.23-24) [Lot’s escape from the Cities of the Plain]

  • # 21: “Third position of concord” ((FW 582.29-30)

  • # 22: “Female imperfectly masking male” (FW 582.30-31)

  • # 23: “She had to kick a laugh. At her old stick-in-the-block [who] was slogging his paunch about … At half past quick in the morning” (FW 583.26-30)

  • # 24: “it tickled her innings to consort pitch at kicksolock in the morm” (FW 584.2-3)

  • # 25: “Tipatonguing him on in her pigeony linguish, with a flick at the bails for lubrication” (FW 584.3-4)

  • # 26: “Magrath he’s my pegger, he is…. He’ll win your toss, flog your old tom’s bowling and I darr ye, barrackbuller, to break his duck! He’s posh I lob him” (FW 584.5-8)

  • # 27: “magrathmagreeth, he takable a rap for that early party” (FW 243.3-4)

  • # 28: “Annshee lispes privily. —He is quieter now.” (FW 571.26-27)

  • # 29: “—Legalentitled. Accesstopartnuzz. Notwildebeestch. Byrightofoaptz. Twainbeonerflsh. Haveandholdpp” (FW 571.26-29)

  • # 30: “exclusive pigtorial rights … his weekreations” (FW 584.36-585.1)

  • # 31: “Three for two will do for me and he for thee and she for you” (FW 584.10-11)

  • # 32: “Goeasyosey, for the grace of the fields, or hooley pooley, cuppy, we’ll both be bye and by caught in the slips for fear he’d tyre and burst his dunlops and waken her bornybarnies making his boobybabies” (FW 584.11-14)

  • # 33: “You never wet the tea!” (FW 585.31)

  • # 34: “Malthus, the promethean paratonnerwetter which first … taught love’s lightning the way … to, well, conduct itself” (FW 585.11-13)

  • # 35: “laboursaving devisers” [condoms] (FW 585.15-16)

  • # 36: “(her birth is uncontrollable)” (FW 11.33)

  • # 37: [on condoms] “detachably replaceable” (FW 585.10); “man’s gummy article, pink” (FW 559.15-16); “a buntingcap of so a pinky” (FW 567.7); “the cheque, a good washable pink” (FW 574.25)

  • # 38: “in corrubberation a current account of how she had been made at sight for services rendered the payee-drawee of unwashable blank assignations, sometimes pinkwilliams” (FW 575.13-15; italics added)

  • # 39: “nine months from date without issue” (FW 575.12)

  • # 40: “repeals an act of union … Withdraw your member! Ckosure. This chamber stands abjourned” (FW 585.25-27)

  • # 41: “Every ditcher’s dastard in Dupling will let us know about it if you have paid the mulctman by whether your rent is open to be foreclosed or aback in your arrears” (FW 586.15-18)

  • # 42: references to Wilde’s name: “weld” (FW 587.15), “woylde” (588.3), “wild,” (589.23); to Wilde’s later assumed name: “Melmoth” (FW 587.21); to Wilde’s lovers, “Bosie Douglas”—“my own sweet boosy love,” (FW 587.36-588.1)—and possibly Robert Ross, “retroussy” (FW 588.7)” ; and allusions to Fred Atkins, who testified against Wilde: “Fred Watkins, bugler Fred” (FW 587.20), “Fred” (588.2), “my Fred” (588.6), “by Fred” (588.12), “Mr Black Atkins” (588.18).

  • # 43: “Who has sinnerettes to declare?” (FW 587.24)

  • # 44: “the two legglegels in blooms, and those pest of parkies, twitch, thistle and charlock” (FW 587.26-28); “Mr Black Atkins and you tanapanny troopertwos” followed by girls number one and two (FW 588.18-25); “Two pretty mistletots, ribboned to a tree, up rose liberator and, fancy, they were free!” (588.35-36); “three boy buglehorners who counterbezzled and crossbugled him,” along with “two hussites [who] absconded through a breach in his bylaws and left him, the infidels, to pay himself off in kind remembrances” (FW 589.32-35)

  • # 45: “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” (FW 4.14-17)

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    Zack Bowen's recollections: Early days of The James Joyce Society

    Chronology of programs of The James Joyce Society, 1945-2020 Parts under construction

    The James Joyce Society info@joycesociety.org
    President: A. Nicholas Fargnoli, afargnoli@molloy.edu
    Vice President: Jonathan Goldman, jonathanegoldman@gmail.com
    Treasurer: Steve Pantani stevepantani@gmail.com
    Webmaster: Heyward Ehrlich, ehrlich@rutgers.edu

    Membership for 2021!

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