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Race.—He lives to build, not boast, a generous RACIC ;

No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.—R. SAVAGE, The Bastard. Rank.-RANK is but the guinea's stamp, A man's the gowd for a' that.

BURNS, Is there for Honest Poverty.
Rascals.-0 Heaven! that such companions thou’dst unfold,

And put in every honest hand a whip,
To lash the RASCALS naked through the world.

SHAKESPERE, Othello, act iv. sc. 2.
Rat.-Smell a RAT.-BEN. JOHSON, Tale of a Tub, act iv. sc. 3.

BUTLER, Hudibras, part i. canto i. I. 281. FARQUHAR, Love and
a Bottle.

Quoth Hudibras, “I smell a RAT;
Ralpho, thou dost prevaricate."

BUTLER, Hudibras, part i. canto i. 1. 281.
Razors. A fellow in a market town,
Most musical, cried RAZORs up and down.

DR. Wolcot, Farewell Odes, ode iii.
Read.-READ, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.

Collect, Second Sunday in Advent. Reading.—READING maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.

Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

BACON, Essay 1, Of Studies.
READING what they never wrote,
Just fifteen minutes huddle up their work,
And with a well-bred whisper close the scene.

COWPER, Task, book ii. Reason.-Give you a REASON on compulsion ! If reasons were as plenti

ful as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion. -SHAKESPERE, Henry IV., act ii. sc. 4.

Human REASON is like a drunken man on horseback; set it up on one side, and it tumbles over on the other. —Luther.

I have no other but a woman's REASON:
I think him so because I think him so.

SHAKESPERE, Two Gentlemen of Verona, act i. sc. 2.

Reason.—I was promised on a time

To have REASON for my rhyme :
From that time unto this season,
I received nor rhyme nor reason.

SPENSER, Lines on his Promised Pension. Reason, Goddess of.-A personification of those intellectual powers

which distinguish man from the rest of the animal creation; deified in 1793 by the Revolutionists of France, and substituted as an

object of worship for the divine beings of the Christian faith. Rebellion.--REBELLION to tyrants is obedience to God. From an in

scription on the cannon near which the ashes of President John Bradshaw were lodged, on the top of a high hill near Martha Bay in Jamaica.-STILES’s History of the Three Judges of King Charles I. This supposititious epitaph was found among the papers of Mr. Jefferson, and in his handwriting. It was supposed to be one of Dr. Franklin's spirit-stirring inspirations.—RANDALL's Life of

Jefferson, vol. iii. p. 585. Rebels.-Kings will be tyrants from policy when subjects are REBELS

from principle.-BURKE, On the French Revolution. Recoiled.--And back RECOILED, he knew not why, Even at the sound himself had made.

COLLINS, Ode to the Passions, 1. 19. Records.-In RECORDS that defy the tooth of time.

YOUNG, The Statesman's Creeda Reign.-Here we may REIGN secure, and in my choice

To reign is worth ambition, though in hell:
Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.

MILTON, Paradise Lost, book i. 1. 261. Reign of Terror.–A term applied to a period of anarchy, blood

shed, and confiscation, in the course of the French Revolution, during which the country was under the sway of the actual terror inspired by the ferocious measures of its governors, who had established it avowedly as the principle of their authority. It commenced after the fall of the Girondists, May 31, 1793, and extended to the overthrow of Robespierre and his accomplices, July 27, 1794. Thousands of persons were put to death during this short

Religion.-RELIGION, blushing, vales her sacred fires,

And unawares morality expires.
Nor public flame, nor private dares to shine;
Nor human spark is left, nor glimpse divine !
Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos, is restor'd ;
Light dies before thy uncreating word :
Thy hand, great Anarch ! lets the curtain fall,
And universal darkness buries all.

POPE, The Dunciad, book iv. 1. 649.

Religion.-Anil for a mantle large and broad

He wrapt him in RELIGION.—BURNS, The Holy Fair.
Remedies.-Our REMEDIES oft in ourselves do lie
Which we ascribe to heaven.

SHAKESPERE, All': Well, act i. sc. 1. Remedy.-REMEDY worse than the disease.—BACON, Of Seditions

and Troubles. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, Love's Cure, act iii.
sc. 2. SUCKLING's Letters : A Dissuasion from Love. DRYDEN,
Juvenal, satire xvi. I. 32.

Things without all REMEDY
Should be without regard : what's done is done.

SHAKESPERE, Macbeth, act iii. sc. 2. Remember.—I REMEMBER, I remember

The fir-trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky;
It was a childish ignorance,
But now 'tis little joy
To know I'm further off from heaven

Than when I was a boy.-HOOD, I Remember.
Remote.—REMOTE, unfriended, melancholy, slow.

GOLDSMITH, The Traveller, 1. 1. Remuneration.-Biron. What is a REMUNERATION ? Costard. Marry, sir, half-penny farthing.

SIIAKESPERE, Love's Labour Lost, act iii. sc. 1. Repentance. He who seeks REPENTANCE for the past Should woo the angel Virtue in the future.

LYTTON, Lady of Lyons. Reputation.—It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written

out of REPUTATION but by himself.--Monk, Life of Bentley.

REPUTATION, reputation, reputation! 0, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, sir, and what re

mains is bestial. —SHAKESPERE, Othello, act ii. sc. 3. Respectable.-Q. What do you mean by "RESPECTABLE?

A. He always kept a gig. --Thurteli's Trial.
Rest.-Absence of occupation is not REST.
A minil quite vacant is a mind distress'd.—COWPER, Retirement.

Silken REST
Tie all my cares up.

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, Four Plays in One, sc. 3.
Retreat.-In all the trade of war no feat
Is nobler than a brave RETREAT.

BUTLER, Hudibras, part i. canto iii, 1. 607.

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Retreat.—'Tis pleasant through the loopholes of RETREAT

To peep at such a world.—COWPER, The Task, book iv. I. 88.
Revelry.–Midnight shout and REVELRY,

Tipsy dance and jollity.-Milton, Comus, 1. 103.

There was a sound of REVELRY by night,
And Belgium's capital had gathered then,
Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright
The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men;
A thousand hearts beat happily ; and when
Music arose with its voluptuous swell,
Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again,
And all went merry as a marriage-bell.

BYRON, Childe Harold, canto iü. st. 21.
Revels.-Our REVELS now are ended. These our actors,

As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air :
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep.-SHAKESPERE, Tempest, act iv. sc. 1.
Revenge. REVENGE, at first though sweet,
Bitter ere long back on itself recoils.

MILTON, Paradise Lost, book ix. 1. 171
Sweet is REVENGE-especially to women.

BYRON, Don Juan, canto i. st. 124. Revolutions.–Vain REVOLUTIONS, why lavish your cruelty on the

great? Oh that we-we, the hewers of wood and drawers of
water-had been swept away, so that the proud might learn what

the world would be without us !--LYTTON, Lady of Lyons.
Rhetoric.-For RHETORIC he could not ope
His mouth, but out there flew a trope.

BUTLER, Hudibras, part i. canto i. 1. 81.
Rhine.--The river RUINE, it is well known,

Doth wash your city of Cologne ;
But tell me, nymphs ! what power divine

Shall henceforth wash the river Rhine ?-COLERIDGE, Cologne.

He knew
Himself to sing, and build the lofty RIYME.—MILTON, Lycidas.

RHYME the rudder is of verses,
With which, like ships, they steer their courses.

BUTLER, Hudibras, part i. canto i. 1. 463


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Rhyme nor Reason.-Pierre Patelin, quoted by TYNDALE (1530).

SPENSER On his Promised PensionPEELE, Edward I. SHAKESPERE, As You Like It, act iii. sc. 2; Merry Wives of Windsor, act v. sc. 5; Comedy of Errors, act ii. sc. 2. Sir Thomas More advised an author, who had sent bim a manuscript to read,“ to put it in rhyme." This being done, Sir Thomas marry, now it is somewhat, for now it is rhyme: before it was

neither RHYME NOR REASON.Rhyming.- I was not born under a RHYMING planet.

SHAKESPERE, Much Ado, act v. sc. 2. Riband.-A narrow compass ! and yet there

Dwelt all that's good, and all that's fair:
Give me but what this RIBAND bound,
Take all the rest the sun goes round.

E. WALLER, On a Girdle.
Rich.—Pretty! in amber to observe the forms

Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms!
The things, we know, are neither RICH nor rare,
But wonder how the devil they got there.

POPE, To Arbuthnot, l. 169.
Rich and rare were the gems she wore,
And a bright gold ring on her wand she bore.

MOORE, Rich and Rare. Riches.--Let none admire

That RICHES grow in hell : that soil may best

Deserve the precious bane.--MILTON, book i. 1. 690. Right.—The RIGHT divine of kings to govern wrong.

POPE, The Dunciad, book iv. 1. 188. Whatever is, is RIGHT. -- lbid., Essay on Man, ep. i. 1. 294. Righteous.—Be not RIGHTEOUS overmuch.-Ecclesiastes vii. 16. Rights of Man.—They made and recorded a sort of institute and

digest of anarchy, called the RIGHTS OF MAN.-ED. BURKE, On

the Army Estimates. Roads.—Had you but seen these ROADS before they were madı, You'd lift up your hands and bless General Wade.

Attributed to CAPTAIN GROSE by CAUFIELII, Robb’d.—He that is ROBB'D, not wanting what is stolen, Let him not know 't, and he's not robb'd at all.

SHAKESPERE, Othello, act iii. sc. 3. Robbing.-By ROBBING Peter he paid Paul

and hoped to catch larks if ever the heavens should fall.-RABELAIS, book i. ch. 5

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