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Rabbi of Prague (1513-1609)

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

Raby
100; Old Hell-Cat of (aka Elizabeth, Lady Barnard), 505;

Raby Castle
225; 233; 415

Ragusa
223

Rajputana Marble
624;

Raleigh's Tavern
395; in Williamsburg; 572

Ralph
643; dog

Ramillies
28; 34; Wig worn by Maire, 227, 550

Randwick
167; small village about a mile northwest of Stroud. Home of the Randwick Wap and associated rolling.

Ranelagh
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).

Randwick
167; location of parish church where Mason met Rebekah

Rappahannock
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.

Rashi
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.

Rationalist
236

Rayltons
43; Quaker family in Durham

R.C.
321 "local land surveyor employ'd upon the Tangent Enigma" who swallows Emerson's Chronometer

Rebecca
177; brig seen by Mason in a Chronoscope in Jenkin's Ear Museum

Rebel Weaver, The
292

Redemptioners
393

Reduced to Certainty
45; 177; 182; 636; 650

Redzinger, Frau Luise

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."

Redzinger, Mitzi
354; daughter of Luise & Peter; named, 360; with Dimdown, 386-87; 636

Redzinger, Peter
357; Luise's crazy husband; 479; 636

Reginald
588; John Lambton's friend

representation
195;

Restless Bee, The
304; Philadelphia Coffee House; 311

Restoration
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.

Return
263; 523; 630; 656; 683

Revers
728;

Riband
683

Ridotto

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

Rilke
232; echoes of in "once and once only"

Ritornelli
263

Rix Dollar
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

Robertson, Colonel
304; and his Regiment of Highlanders

Rockingham Whips
294

Rollright, Mrs.
109

Roman Whore
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

Rongy
552; Hungarian for 'good-for-nothing'

Roaring Dot
566; "Belle of the Harbor"

Rose Quartz Monument
334; 441

Rosicrucians
612; Bavarian

Rout
71; 18th cent.: a fashionable gathering; in Chelsea, 109

Routinization of Charisma
231; 233; 345; 487-88; 741

Royal Baby
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

Royal Society
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

R.P.H.
296; "Red Pubick Hair," the width of which will be the M-D West Line; 476

rubescent
568; down-home, folksy; also, becoming red, reddening

Rubicon
663; "Cheat is the"; Point of no return

Ruby of Mogok
7;

Rufus
722;

Ruggiero
223; "mio caro Ruggiero" (Italian: "my dear Roger")

Ruined Officer, The
165; Mason's local on St. Helena

"Rule Brittania"
53; 177

Rush, Brooks
577

Rush, Flint
577

Rutabageous Anaemia
33; i.e., poverty, as in "you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip" (a rutabaga is a turnip)

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