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The various definitions put forward of kynde wit may be admissible in particular contexts, yet the term may not be stable enough in WL’s mind to admit of one precise equivalent throughout the poem; indeed, one cannot even be sure at times if the term is used to denote a faculty or simply a body of knowledge. The concept of “naturalness” makes kynde wit.
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