Fr'over the short sea

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  • from over
  • far over
  • forever
  • rover: pirate, plunderer; roamer, traveller
  • frover: (Old English) comforter; the Holy Ghost; God
  • Short Sea: a nautical synonym for the Irish Sea. [Note: so wrote Roland McHugh in the first edition of his Annotations to Finnegans Wake; but the annotation does not appear in the second or third edition. Was it an error?]
  • short sea: a nautical term for a sea with close waves
  • sea → the watery element connects this, the first of seven clauses in the second paragraph of FW 003, with riverrun, the first of seven elements in the first paragraph → the 1st of 7 elements in a second circuit of HCE's bedroom