And ’tis most evident and plain, that simple Nature is the most harmless, inoffensive and virtuous Mistress. ’Tis she alone, if she were permitted, that better instructs the World, than all the Inventions of Man.

Aphra Behn, Oroonoko (1688)

First edition cover of Oroonoko

2 thoughts on “Nature

  1. patbfuller

    Yes, but she can also be very harmful and offensive and violent. For example, floods, blizzards, volcanos, wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes (to name a few). But she would certainly be better off without the Inventions of Man.


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