Remois to Revolt of Islam

Remois, the people of Rheims, in France.

Remond, a shepherd in Britannia’s Pastorals, by William Browne (1613).

Remond, young Remond, that full well could sing,
And tune his pipe at Pan’s birth carolling:
Who, for his nimble leaping, sweetest layes,
A laurell garland wore on holidayes;
In framing of whose hand dame Nature swore,
There never was his like, nor should be more.

   —Pastoral, i.

Remora, a little fish, which fastens itself on the keel of a ship, and impedes its progress.

The shippe is as insensible of the living as of the dead; as the living make it not goe the faster, so the dead make it not goe the slower, for the dead are no Rhemoras [sic] to alter the course of her passage.—Helpe to Memory, etc., 56 (1630).

A goodly ship with banners bravely dight,
And flag on her top-gallant I espied….
All suddenly there clove unto her keel
A little fish that men call Remora,
Which stopped her course and held her by the heel,
That wind nor tide could move her thence away.

   —Spenser: Sonnets (1591).

Remores, birds which retard the execution of a project.

“Remores” aves in auspicio dicuntur quæ acturum aliquid remorari compellunt.—Festus: De Verborum Significatione.

Renaud, one of the paladins of Charlemagne, always described with the properties of a borderer, valiant, alert, ingenious, rapacious, and unscrupulous. Better known in the Italian form Rinaldo q.v.).

Renault, a Frenchman, and one of the chief conspirators in which Pie rre was concerned. When Jaffier joined the conspiracy, he gave his wife Belvidera a surety of his fidelity, and a dagger to be used against him if he proved unfaithful. Renault attempted the honour of the lady, and Jaffier took her back in order to protect her from such insults. The old villain died on the wheel, and no one pitied him.—Otway: Venice Preserved (1682).

René the old king of Provence, father of queen Margaret of Anjou (wife of Henry VI. of England). He was fond of the chase and tilt, poetry and music. Thiebault says he gave in largesses to knights-errant and minstrels more than he received in revenue (ch.xxix.).—Sir W. Scott: Anne of Geierstein (time, Edward IV.).

René, the hero and title of a romance by Châteaubriand (1801). It was designed for an episode to his Génic du Christianisme (1802). René is a man of social inaction, conscious of possessing a superior genius; but his pride produces in him a morbid bitterness of spirit.

René [Leblanc], notary public of Grand Pré, in Acadia (Nova Scotia). Bent with age, but with long yellow hair flowing over his shoulders. He was the father of twenty children, and had a hundred grandchildren. When Acadia was ceded by the French to England, George II. confiscated the goods of the simple colonists, and drove them into exile. René went to Pennsylvania, where he died and was buried.—Longfellow: Evangeline (1849).

Rentowel (Mr. Jabesh), a covenanting preacher.—Sir W. Scott: Waverley (time, George II.).

With the vehemence of some pulpit-drumming Gowkthrapple [Waverley] or “precious” Mr. Jabesh Rentowel.—Carlyle.

Renzo and Lucia, the hero and heroine of an Italian novel by Alessando Manzoni, entitled The Betrothed Lover (“Promessi Sposi”). This novel contains an account of the Bread Riot and plague of Milan. Cardinal Borromeo is, of course, introduced. There is an English translation (1827).

  By PanEris using Melati.

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