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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.
And put in every honest hand a whip,
SHAKESPERE, Othello, act iv. sc. 2.
BUTLER, Hudibras, part i. canto i. I. 281. FARQUHAR, Love and
Quoth Hudibras, “I smell a RAT;
BUTLER, Hudibras, part i. canto i. 1. 281.
DR. Wolcot, Farewell Odes, ode iii.
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.
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:
SHAKESPERE, Two Gentlemen of Verona, act i. sc. 2.
Reason.—I was promised on a time
To have REASON for my rhyme :
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:
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
And unawares morality expires.
POPE, The Dunciad, book iv. 1. 649.
Religion.-Anil for a mantle large and broad
He wrapt him in RELIGION.—BURNS, The Holy Fair.
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.
Things without all REMEDY
SHAKESPERE, Macbeth, act iii. sc. 2. Remember.—I REMEMBER, I remember
The fir-trees dark and high;
Than when I was a boy.-HOOD, I Remember.
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.
BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, Four Plays in One, sc. 3.
BUTLER, Hudibras, part i. canto iii, 1. 607.
Retreat.—'Tis pleasant through the loopholes of RETREAT
To peep at such a world.—COWPER, The Task, book iv. I. 88.
Tipsy dance and jollity.-Milton, Comus, 1. 103.
There was a sound of REVELRY by night,
BYRON, Childe Harold, canto iü. st. 21.
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Is rounded with a sleep.-SHAKESPERE, Tempest, act iv. sc. 1.
MILTON, Paradise Lost, book ix. 1. 171
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
the world would be without us !--LYTTON, Lady of Lyons.
BUTLER, Hudibras, part i. canto i. 1. 81.
Doth wash your city of Cologne ;
Shall henceforth wash the river Rhine ?-COLERIDGE, Cologne.
RHYME the rudder is of verses,
BUTLER, Hudibras, part i. canto i. 1. 463
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:
E. WALLER, On a Girdle.
Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms!
POPE, To Arbuthnot, l. 169.
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