nature (n.) 6
natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
AC II.ii.206 [Enobarbus to Agrippa and Maecenas, of Cleopatra] O'erpicturing that Venus where we see / The fancy outwork nature
AW II.i.118 [King to Helena] labouring art can never ransom nature / From her inaidible estate
Cor IV.vii.35 [Aufidius to Lieutenant, of the osprey taking a fish] By sovereignty of nature
Ham I.ii.102 [Claudius to Hamlet] a fault to nature
Ham I.iv.54 [Hamlet to Ghost] we fools of nature
KL I.ii.1 [Edmund alone] Thou, Nature, art my goddess [i.e. the law of the jungle]
KL I.ii.104 [Gloucester to Edmund] the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus [i.e. natural philosophy]
KL I.ii.11 [Edmund alone] the lusty stealth of nature
KL I.iv.272 [Lear as if to the goddess] Hear, Nature, hear!
KL II.iv.261 [Lear to Regan] Allow not nature more than nature needs [second instance: i.e. animal nature]
KL IV.vi.86 [Lear to all] Nature's above art
MA III.i.63 [Hero to Ursula] Nature, drawing of an antic, / Made a foul blot
MM I.i.36 [Duke to Angelo] Nature never lends / The smallest scruple of her excellence
R3 I.i.19 [Richard alone, of himself] Cheated of feature by dissembling Nature
Tim IV.iii.232 [Apemantus to Timon, of wild animals] whose bare unhoused trunks ... / Answer mere nature
TNK IV.ii.7 [Emilia alone] wise Nature / With all her best endowments
WT IV.iv.88 [Perdita to disguised Polixenes] There is an art which in their piedness shares / With great creating Nature

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