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Nativity, birth: “I have served him from the hour of my n. to this instant,” Err. IV, 4, 31. “you the calendars of their n.” V, 404. after so long grief such n. 406 (some M. Edd. festivity). “be out of love with your n.” As IV, 1, 36. “cursed be the time of thy n.” H6A V, 4, 27. Especially == birth or coming into life under particular circumstances bearing on the destiny of the person born: “marks descried in men's nativity are nature's faults, not their own infamy,” Lucr. 538. “n., once in the main of light, crawls to maturity,” Sonn. 60, 5. “there is divinity in odd numbers, either in n., chance, or death,” Wiv. V, 1, 4. “vows so born, in their n. all truth appears,” Mids. III, 2, 125. “mark prodigious, such as are despised in n.” V, 420. “at my n. the front of heaven was full of fiery shapes,” H4A III, 1, 13. cf. H4A III, 1, 13 “to whom the heavens in thy n. adjudged an olive branch,” H6C IV, 6, 33. “thou that wast sealed in thy n. the slave of nature,” R3 I, 3, 229. “my n. was under Ursa major,” Lr. I, 2, 140. “thou hast as chiding a n. as fire, air, water, earth and heaven can make,” Per. III, 1, 32.
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