All's fair in vanessy

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  • all is fair in love and war (proverbial)
  • all is vanity → Ecclesiastes 1.2: "Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, all is vanity"
  • Vanity Fair: a year-long fair in John Bunyan's allegorical novel Pilgrim's Progress, established by Beelzebub, Apollyon and Legion in the town of Vanity
  • Vanity Fair, a Novel without a Hero: a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Vanity Fair may have no hero, but it features two heroines: the virtuous Amelia Sedley and the scheming Becky Sharp → Issy's twin personalities
  • vanity mirror: Issy's mirror
    • "Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
  • Inverness: the location of Macbeth's castle and the scene of Duncan's murder in Shakespeare's Macbeth
    • Fair is foul and foul is fair, the three witches say in Act I, Scene I.
    • the three witches of MacbethIssy and her two personalities
  • Inver: bay, inlet → bay window → this, the fifth of seven clauses in this paragraph, corresponds to "bend of bay" in the first paragraph → the 5th of 7 elements in a second circuit of HCE's bedroom