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natural an idiot: “that a monster should be such a natural,” THE TEMPEST, iii. 2. 31 ; “hath sent this natural,” AS YOU LIKE IT, i. 2. 49 (where, as Douce observes, “Touchstone is called a natural merely for the sake of alliteration and a punning jingle of words; for he is undoubtedly an artificial fool”); “like a great natural,” ROMEO AND JULIET, ii. 4. 88.

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