Regimen of the School of Salerno to Remember Thou art Mortal!

Regimen of the School of Salerno, a collection of precepts in Latin verse, written by John of Milan, a poet of the eleventh century, for Robert duke of Normandy.

A volume universally known
As the “Regimen of the School of Salern.”

   —Longfellow: The Golden Legend (1851).

Region of Death [Marovsthulli], Thurr, near Delhi, fatal, from some atmospheric influence, especially about sunset.

Regno (The), Naples.

Are our wiser heads leaning towards an alliance with the pope and the Regno?—George Eliot (Mrs. J. W. Cross).

Regulus, a Roman general who conquered the Carthaginians (B.C. 256), and compelled them to sue for peace. While negotiations were going on, the Carthaginians, joined by Xanthippos the Lacedemonian, attacked the Romans at Tunis, and beat them, taking Regulus prisoner. In 250 the captive was sent to Rome to make terms of peace and demand exchange of prisoners; but he used all his influence with the senate to dissuade them from coming to terms with their foe. On his return to captivity, the Carthaginians cut off his eyelashes and exposed him to the burning sun, then placed him in a barrel armed with nails, which was rolled up and down a hill till the man was dead.

(This subject has furnished Pradon and Dorat with tragedies (French), and Metastasio the Italian poet with an opera called Regolo (1740). “Regulus” was a favourite part of the French actor Francois J. Talma.)

Rehearsal (The), a farce by George Villiers duke of Buckingham (1671). It was designed for a satire on the rhyming plays of the time. The chief character, Bayes , is meant for Dryden.

The name of George Villiers, duke of Buckingham, demands cordial mention by every writer on the stage. He lived in an age when plays were chiefly written in rhyme, which served as a vehicle for foaming sentiment clouded by hyperbolê….The dramas of Lee and Settle…are made up of blatant couplets that emptily thundered through five long acts. To explode an unnatural custom by ridiculing it, was Buckingham’s design in The Rehearsal, but in doing this the gratification of private dislike was a greater stimulus than the wish to promote the public good.—W. C. Russell: Representative Actors.

Reichel (Colonel), in Charles XII., by J. R. Planché (1826).

Reign of Terror (The), a term applied to a period of anarchy, bloodshed, and confiscation in the French Revolution. It began after the fall of the Girondists (May 31, 1793), and extended to the overthrow of Robespierre and his accomplices (July 27, 1794). During this short time thousands of persons were put to death.

Rejected Addresses, parodies on Wordsworth, Cobbett, Southey, Scott, Coleridge, Crabbe, Byron, Theodore Hook, etc., by James and Horace Smith; the copyright after the sixteenth edition was purchased by John Murray, in 1819, for £131. The directors of Drury Lane Theatre had offered a premium for the best poetical address to be spoken at the opening of the new building, and the brothers Smith conceived the idea of publishing a number of poems supposed to have been written for the occasion and rejected by the directors (1812).

“I do not see why they should have been rejected,” said a Leicestershire clergyman, “for I think some of them are very good.”—James Smith.

Rejuvenescence. (See Youth Restorers.)

Reksh, sir Rustam’s horse.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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