- exaggerated theirselves → exaggerated themselse
- Joyce's letter to Harriet Shaw Weaver of 15 November 1926:
- "exaggerare = to mound up"
- "themselse = another Dublin 5000 inhabitants"
- exaggerare: (Latin) to mound up; to pile up; (fig) to enhance, to heighten
- Thames → seems to be some minor river somewhere outside Eire... ;-)