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Rhyme

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Neither rhyme nor reason. Fit neither for amusement nor instruction. An author took his book to Sir Thomas More, chancellor in the reign of Henry VIII., and asked his opinion. Sir Thomas told the author to turn it into rhyme. He did so, and submitted it again to the lord chancellor. “Ay! ay!” said the witty satirist, “that will do, that will do. ʹTis rhyme now, but before it was neither rhyme nor reason.”

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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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Rhampsinitos
Rhapsody
Rhene
Rhine or Rhineland
Rhino
Rhodalind
Rhodian Bully (The)
Rhodian Law
Rhone
Rhopalic Verse (wedgs-verse)
Rhyme
Rhymer
Rhyming to Death
Ribaldry
Ribbon Dodge (The)
Ribbonism
Ribston Pippin
Ricardo
Ricciardetto
Rice Christians
Rice thrown after a Bride