- played siege to → wroth with
- rot → cf. the beginning of the next sentence
- Rot: (German) red
- Roth: Samuel Roth, who piratically published parts of Work in Progress (i.e. FW) in Two Worlds → Roth is a common Jewish surname (cf. Esther, Sesthers)
- wroth: angry
- Ruth: eponymous character in the Biblical Book of Ruth; like Swift's Stella & Vanessa, she is the subject of an older man's advances
- wrought ?
- wrung ?