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Renault of Montauban

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In the last chapter of the romance of Aymon’s Four Sons, Renault, as an act of penance, carries the hods of mortar for the building of St. Peter’s, at Cologne.

“Since I cannot improve our architecture, … I am resolved to do like Renault of Montauban, and I will wait on the masons… . As it was not in my good luck to be cut out for one of them, I will live and die the admirer of their divine writings.”—Rabelais: Prologue to Book V. of Pantagruel.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Rem Acu
Remember
Remigius (St.)
Remis atque Velis (Latin)
Renaissance (French)
Renaissance Period (The)
Renard
Renarder (French)
Renata
Renaud
Renault of Montauban
Rendezvous
René
René Leblanc
Repartee
Repenter Curls
Reply Churlish (The)
Reproof Valiant (The)
Republican Queen
Republicans
Resolute (The)