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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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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volumes 77-78

Languages, Modern - 1887
...piedness, shares With great creating nature. Polix. Say, there be; Yct nature is inade better by uo mean, But nature makes that mean: so, o'er that art,...the wildest stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kiud I?y bud of nobler race: tliis is an art Whieh does rneiid nature, — change it rather; but The...
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Living Orators in America

Elias Lyman Magoon - Orators - 1849 - 462 pages
...nature. Pol. Say there be : Yet nature is made better by no mean, But nature makes that mean. So ev'n that art, Which you say adds to nature, is an art...to the wildest stock : And make conceive a bark of ruder kind By bud of nobler race. This is an art, "Which does mend nature — change it rather; but...
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The Dramatic Works of W. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1849 - 925 pages
...Which, you say, adds to nature, is an art That nature makes. You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentle it would give eternal food to his jealousy. Mrs. Page. Why, look, where he c nobler race ; This is an art Which does mend nature, — change it rather. -but The art itself is nature....
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The dramatic (poetical) works of William Shakspeare; illustr ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1850
...you neglect them ? Pol. Wherefore, gentle maiden, Per. For I have heard it said, There is an art, a which, in their piedness, shares With great creating...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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In Quest of the Ordinary: Lines of Skepticism and Romanticism

Stanley Cavell - Philosophy - 1994 - 200 pages
...question would seem to be some forbidden degree of consanguinity. In Polixenes' statement to 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. (4.4.92^95) (which names the convention of grafting as what marriage is, marriage of different...
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Arthurian and Other Studies: Presented to Shunichi Noguchi

Shunʼichi Noguchi, Takashi Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Mukai - Literary Collections - 1993 - 273 pages
...Tale, IV. iv. 89-92)4: . . . 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. This is an art Which does mend nature. . . change it rather, but The art itself, is nature....
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Beyond Preservation: Restoring and Inventing Landscapes

A. Dwight Baldwin, Judith De Luce, Carl Pletsch - Nature - 1994 - 280 pages
...FOLIXENES: Say there be; Yet Nature is made better by no mean Bnt Nature makes that mean; so, o'ver 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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The Administration of Aesthetics: Censorship, Political Criticism, and the ...

Richard Burt - Political Science - 1994 - 381 pages
...passage in The Winter's Tale, when Perdita and Polixenes debate the value of hybrids and of "marrying a gentler scion to the wildest stock, / And make conceive a bark of baser kind. By bud of nobler race"—an image, ironic in the dramatic context, drawn from an ordinary Shakespearean association...
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The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology

Cheryll Glotfelty, Harold Fromm - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 415 pages
...PERDITA . . . There is an art, which in their piedness shares With great creating Nature. POLIXENES Say there be; Yet Nature is made better by no mean...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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Walt Whitman: The Contemporary Reviews

Kenneth M. Price - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 356 pages
...Polixenes in A Winter's Tale:— "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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