Natty Bumppo, called “Leather-stocking.” He appears in five of F. Cooper’s novels: (1) The Deerslayer; (2) The Pathfinder; (3) “The Hawkeye,” in The Last of the Mohicans; (4) “Leather-stocking” in The Pioneers; and (5) “The Trapper,” in The Prairie, in which he dies.

Natural History of Enthusiasm (The), by Isaac Taylor (1829).

Natural Theology, popularly called Paley’s Evidences. An attempt to prove the existence, wisdom, and omnipotence of God from evidences of design in the works of nature. This book was once extremely popular, but is now partly obsolete.

Nature abhors a Vacuum. This was an axiom of the peripatetic philosophy, and was repeated by Galileo as an explanation of the rise of water for about thirty-two feet in wells, etc.

Nature and Art, a novel by Mrs. Inchbald (1796). (1) The two brothers, William and Henry Norwynn, are the opposites of each other in fortune and disposition. (2) The fates of William the seducer and Hannah whom he seduces are very different; William rises to the judicial bench: but Hannah sinks into infamy. The trial of Hannah is admirably told.

Nausicaa , daughter of Alcinous king of the Phœacians, who conducted Ulysses to the court of her father when he was shipwrecked on the coast.

Nausicaa, as she had gone down through the orchards and the oiive gardens to the sea, holding the golden cruse of oil in one hand; with her feet bare so that she might wade in the waves, and in her eyes the great soft wonder that must have come there when Odysseus awoke.—Ouida: Ariadné, i. 10.

Navigation (The Father of), don Henrique duke of Viseo, one of the greatest men that Portugal has produced (1394–1460).

The Father of British-Inland Navigation, Francis Egerton, duke of Bridgewater 1736–1803)

Naviget Anticyram (Horace: Sat., ii. 3, 166), Anticyra, in Thessaly, famous for hellebore, a remedy for madness; hence, when a person acted foolishly, he was told to go to Anticyra, as we should say, “to get his simples cut.”

Naxian Groves. Naxos (now Naxia), an island of the Ægean Sea or the Archipelago, was noted for its wines.

fair Baccantés, Wild from Naxian groves.

Longfellow: Drinking Song.

Neæra, a fancy name used by Horace, Virgil, and Tibullus, as a synonym of sweetheart.

To sport with A maryllis in the shade,
Or with the tangles of Neæra’s hair.

   —Milton: Lycidas (1638).

Nealliny , a suttee, the young widow of Arvalan son of Kehama.—Southey: Curse of Kehama, i. 11 (1809).

Nebuchadnezzar [Ne-boch-ad-ne-Tzar], in Russian, means “there is no God but the czar.”—Notes and Queries (July 21, 1877).

Necessity. Longfellow, in The Wayside Inn (1863), says the student—

Quoted Horace, where he sings
The dire Necessity of things,
That drives into the roof sublime
Of new-built houses of the great,
The adamantine nails of Fate.

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