Now Mike was as remarkable for his cheerful and amiable disposition, as Jacob was for his ill nature.
They who do, generally use the pretence as a cloak to their own ill nature.'
"You're lucky to be so independent," says a German woman whose dull silence I had hitherto taken for ill nature.
Be slow, therefore, to impute bad marks to injustice, or ill nature.
Some may judge otherwise, out of bad taste or ill nature; but I would just thank them to write a better at their leisure.
I never will be so forward again to suspect piety of ill nature.
Here it refers back to the whole sentence before it, or to the idea, "any man's doing wrong merely out of ill nature."
If this be true, the Women had need lay in a stock of ill nature betimes.
The helper's ill nature was in evidence again at breakfast time.
But the woman seemed to be giving vent to her own ill nature in an evidently customary and certainly vivid way.