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" You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the wildest stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race: this is an art Which does mend nature, — change it rather; but The art itself is nature. "
The Plays of Shakspeare - Page 97
by William Shakespeare - 1897
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Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture: Catholic ...

Matt Goldish, Karl A. Kottman, Richard Henry Popkin, James E. Force - History - 2001 - 118 pages
...their piedness shares With great creating nature. Polixenes: Say there be: But nature is made better by no mean But nature makes that mean: so. o'er that...wildest stock. And make conceive a bark of baser kind Which does not mend nature, change it rather, but The art itself is nature. Perdita: So it is. Polixenes:...
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Institutions of the Text

Jeffrey Masten, Wendy Wall - Performing Arts - 2001 - 184 pages
...gillyvor flower, arguing that: nature is made better by no mean But nature makes that mean; so over that art Which you say adds to nature, is an art That...stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race. Then make your garden rich in gillyvors, And do not call them bastards. (4.4.89-95, 98-99)...
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Four Late Plays

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 410 pages
...makes that mean: so, over that art 90 Which you say adds to nature, is an art THE WINTER S TALE 4,4 That nature makes. You see, sweet maid, we marry A...stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race. This is an art Which does mend nature — change it rather, but The art itself is nature....
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Text und Prätext: intertextuelle Bezüge in Theodor Fontanes "Stine"

Thomas Grimann - 2001 - 368 pages
...Schäferstochter hergestellt.25 Polyxenes' Rede wird auf diese Weise zur unge23 Vgl. WT IV.4, Z. 92-97: Pol. [...] You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the...stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race. This is an art Which does mend nature - change it rather - but The art itself is nature....
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...makes that mean: so, over that art, /Which you say adds to nature, is an art /That nature makes. Yon see, sweet maid, we marry / A gentler scion to the...And make conceive a bark of baser kind / By bud of nobler race. This is an art /Which does mend nature -change it rather- but / The art itself is nature....
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Copp’d Hills Towards Heaven Shakespeare and the Classical Polity

Howard B. White - History - 1970 - 156 pages
...Winter's Tale which may help: Yet nature is made better by no mean But nature makes that mean: so, over that art, Which you say adds to nature, is an art...stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race. This is an art Which does mend nature - change it rather - but The art itself is nature.29...
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Shakespeare's Last Plays: Essays in Literature and Politics

Stephen W. Smith, Travis Curtright - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 244 pages
...response, Polixenes defends art: Yet nature is made better by no mean But nature makes that mean: so, over that art, Which you say adds to nature, is an art...stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race. (4.4.89-95) It is ironic that Polixenes upholds a matchmaking practice he is about to...
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Tyranny in Shakespeare

Mary Ann McGrail - Drama - 2002 - 180 pages
...nature. Pol. Say there be; Yet nature is made better by no mean But nature makes that mean: so, over that art, Which you say adds to nature, is an art...stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race. This is an art Which does mend nature— change it rather— but The art itself is nature....
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God and the Goddesses: Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages

Barbara Newman - History - 2016 - 464 pages
...Tale, one of Shakespeare's masquerade plays, the disguised king of Bohemia tells the disguised Perdita: You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the...stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race. This is an art Which does mend Nature, change it rather; but The art itself is Nature.91...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...pageants. Antony — A&C IV.xiv How hard it is to hide the sparks of nature! Belarius — Cymbelme III. in We marry A gentler scion to the wildest stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race: this is an art Which does mend nature, change it rather, but The art itself is nature....
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