485; The 16th century rabbi (aka Judah Löw ben Bezulel, aka the Maharal) who, according to Jewish folklore, created a golem. He used the golem as his weekday servant, removing the animating charm on Fridays so that it could rest on the Sabbath. He once forgot to do this and caught up with the golem in front of a synagogue and had to destroy it; Inn; 684
Rabbit in the Moon
573; Herero myth elucidated in Gravity's Rainbow
100; Old Hell-Cat of (aka Elizabeth, Lady Barnard), 505;
225; 233; 415
395; in Williamsburg; 572
28; 34; Wig worn by Maire, 227, 550
167; small village about a mile northwest of Stroud. Home of the Randwick Wap and associated rolling.
140; Ranelagh Gardens in Chelsea, a "place of public amusement," notorious for having a "low" tone (prostitution) when night fell. It frequently pops up in 18c metropolitan fiction, along with Vauxhall Gardens which sounds even worse (or better, depending on your point of view).
167; location of parish church where Mason met Rebekah
458; River running SE from Fredericksburg to Chesapeake Bay between the Potomac and York Rivers, which forms the southern border of Virginia's Northern neck.
486; Rashi is the acronymic cognomen of Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaki (1140-1205), the most highly regarded (in Jewish circles) Scriptural/Talmudic commentator. The Rashi citation given in M&D is incorrect, although the grammatical point being made is correct.
43; Quaker family in Durham
321 "local land surveyor employ'd upon the Tangent Enigma" who swallows Emerson's Chronometer
177; brig seen by Mason in a Chronoscope in Jenkin's Ear Museum
Rebel Weaver, The
Reduced to Certainty
45; 177; 182; 636; 650
354; woman with daughter, of Coniwingo; sister Liesele in Bethlehem, 356; "incorruptible pietist" 383; 479
- "Red Zinger" is the name of a tea put out by Celestial Seasonings. From the box: "Red Zinger is the classic...the original herb tea with the zesty taste that first won hearts more than 20 years ago. Its snappy flavor and rich red color come from the authentic blend of hibiscus flowers, wild rosehips and lemon grass. Red Zinger is a time-honored favorite with a 100% natural burst of excitement. And its vivid energy and wholesome style have always reflected the comfortable side of individualism. Savor it steaming hot at a chilly morning's breakfast table or ice cold in a warm evening's porch swing."
354; daughter of Luise & Peter; named, 360; with Dimdown, 386-87; 636
357; Luise's crazy husband; 479; 636
588; John Lambton's friend
Restless Bee, The
304; Philadelphia Coffee House; 311
226; in England, the recall of the Stuarts to the throne in 1660 in the person of Charles II, bringing the Puritan Commonwealth to an end. Culture and the arts flourished in the absence of Puritan restraints.
263; 523; 630; 656; 683
71; a gathering for music and dancing, often in masquerade, popular in 18th century England; at Capetown, 71; at New Castle 338; at Lepton Castle, 410
232; echoes of in "once and once only"
69; (Sw. riksdaler, or Dan. rigsdaler, or Dutch rijksdaalder - lit. "dollar of the empire or realm") A name given to several different silver coins of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Holland - varying in value from about 30 cents to $1.10; also, a British coin worth about 36 cents, used in Ceylon and at the Cape of Good Hope
304; and his Regiment of Highlanders
164; English epithet for the Catholic Church, the religion of the hated French; the adoption of "Roman Whore's Time" was Protestant England's long-delayed adoption of Pope Gregory XIII's reform (1582) of the Julian calendar which resulted in the loss of eleven days; 190; "Rome, and the Whore-House they call a Church" 231
552; Hungarian for 'good-for-nothing'
566; "Belle of the Harbor"
Rose Quartz Monument
71; 18th cent.: a fashionable gathering; in Chelsea, 109
Routinization of Charisma
231; 233; 345; 487-88; 741
56; "Kissing the Royal Baby" was a hazing ritual aboard sailing ships and, in modified form, still occurs to this day; Here's the drill;179 cf. Major Marvy and Bloody Chiclitz in GR 558, contract for staging equator-crossing ceremonies
42; The premier scientific society in England, established in 1660, arose out of meetings of philosophers and scientists began at Gresham College in 1645; fellowship of the R.S. is the most coveted honour among scientists; 45; 247; 251; 270; 359; 770
296; "Red Pubick Hair," the width of which will be the M-D West Line; 476
568; down-home, folksy; also, becoming red, reddening
663; "Cheat is the"; Point of no return
Ruby of Mogok
223; "mio caro Ruggiero" (Italian: "my dear Roger")
Ruined Officer, The
165; Mason's local on St. Helena
33; i.e., poverty, as in "you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip" (a rutabaga is a turnip)