Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Natural (A).

 Natty Bumppo,Nature. 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Natural (A).
 
A born idiot; one on whom education can make no impression. As nature made him, so he remains.   1
   A natural child. One not born in lawful wedlock. The Romans called the children of concubines natura’ls, children according to nature, and not according to law.   2
       
“Cui pater est populus pater est sibi nullus omnes;
Cui pater est populus not habet ille patrem.”
       
Ovid.
 


 Natty Bumppo,Nature. 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors