Jane Austen refers in her diaries to a "Mrs F A" who is probably her uncle Frank's wife.
Fred Atkins testified falsely against Wilde [fweet-3]
[the following is mooted by a 1927 date for 'F A']
If "Mrs F— A—" is really Cicely Isabel Fairfield, aka 'Rebecca West', who compromised her feminist reputation in 1930 at the age of 37 by marrying H.M. Andrews... I'm not even clear if this mention is a nod or a dig. She'd published a glorious but very mixed long tribute to "Ulysses" in 1928 called "The Strange Necessity" that seems to me to ask all the right questions, while jumping hastily to some exactly-wrong conclusions: "Mr. James Joyce is a great man who is entirely without taste... gross sentimentality is his most fundamental error... his use of obscene words is altogether outside the aesthetic process... Ulysses is written by genius... beyond the power of any other writer alive or dead... a wild flounder... conceived in confusion... naive realism... the liberation of a suppressed human tendency..." She likens it to the overbusy painting "Derby Day".
Joyce's first reaction was "I think that P.P. [Pomes Penyeach] had in her case the intended effect of blowing up some bogey bogus personality and that she is quite delighted with the explosion."
|clematis, aka traveller's joy|
[♬ jauntingly... Lorry]
FDV: "she hoped he would be acquitted and: Then he has been so truly wonderful, she added. A dustman named Churches in the employ of Bullwinkle and McHanger was asked and replied: We have just been discussing this case. All the fellows say he is a game one. A taxi driver said: He is a damned scoundrel in private life but he has parliamentary privilege. A barmaid"
4DV: "and said, while righting her cartwheel hat, she hoped he would get a Christmas pardon because the world had been unkind. Then he has been so truly wonderful, she added. A dustman named Sevenchurches in the employ of Bullwinkle and M'Tigue was asked the question in a hashhouse and replied: We have been discussing this case. All our fellows say that he is a gamey one. A more than usually sober taxidriver said: Earywigger is a pink joint scoundrel in private life but folks say he has parliamentary privilege. A barmaid's view was:"
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