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 Rampal’lian.Ramsbottom (Mrs.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ramsay the Rich.
 
Ramsay used to be called the Crœsus of our English abbeys. It had only sixty monks of the Benedictine order to maintain, and its revenues allowed £1,000 a year to the abbot, and £100 a year for each of its monks.   1
   David Ramsay. The old watchmaker near Temple Bar.   2
   Margaret Ramsay. His daughter, who became the bride of Lord Nigel. (Sir Walter Scott: Fortunes of Nigel.)   3
 


 Rampal’lian.Ramsbottom (Mrs.). 

 
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