art (n.) Old form(s): arte
rhetorical art, verbal artistry
Ham II.ii.95.2[Gertrude to Polonius] More matter, with less art
MM I.ii.183[Claudio to Lucio, of Isabella] she hath prosperous art / When she will play with reason and discourse
RJ II.iv.88[Mercutio to Romeo] Now art thou what thou art, by art as well as by nature [third instance]
Sonn.66.9[] art made tongue-tied by authority [or: skills in general]
Tim V.i.83[Timon to Poet] thy verse swells with stuff so fine and smooth / That thou art even natural in thine art
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