See also:representation of some
See also:sentence or thing by means of pictures or words, or a combination of both . Rebuses first became popular in France, where they were at first called
See also:rebus de Picardie, that province, according to G .
See also:Menage (1613-1692), having been the scene of their origin, which he found in the satires written by the students and
See also:young clerks on the foibles of the
See also:day under the title " De rebus quae geruntur."
See also:Camden mentions an instance of this kind of wit in a gallant who ex-pressed his love to a woman named
See also:Hill by
See also:painting in the border of his
See also:gown a rose, a hill, an
See also:eye, a
See also:loaf and a well; this, in the
See also:style of the rebus, reads " Rose Hill I love well." This kind of wit was happily ridiculed by
See also:Jonson in the humorous description of
See also:Abel Drugger's
See also:device in the Alchemivt and by the Spectator in the device of
See also:Jack of
See also:Newberry . The name is also applied to arrangements of words in which the position of the several vocables is to be taken into account in
See also:divining the meaning . Thus " I understand you undertake to overthrow my undertaking " makes the rebus stand take to taking I you throw my; or in French pir vent vemr un vient d'un may be read " un soupir vient souvent d'un souvenir." A still simpler French rebus is expressed by the two letters G a, which may be read, J'ai
See also:appeal (G grand, a
See also:petit) . " Rebus " (or " allusive arms "), in
See also:heraldry, is a coat of arms which bears an allusion to the name of the
See also:person,—as three castles for
See also:Castleton, three cups for
See also:Butler, three conies for Coningsby .
JEANNE FRANCOISE JULIE ADELAIDE RECAMIER (1777-1849...
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