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" Yet nature is made better by no mean, But nature makes that mean: so, o'er that art, Which you say adds to nature, is an art That nature makes. You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the wildest stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind... "
The Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ... - Page 70
by William Shakespeare - 1827 - 345 pages
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1999 - 273 pages
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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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Kingdom for a Stage: Magicians & Aristocrats in the Elizabethan Theatre

Joy Hancox - History - 2001 - 270 pages
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Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Figurative Language

Peter A. French, Howard Wettstein - Philosophy - 2001 - 288 pages
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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...wildest 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,...
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Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William ..., Volume 57

1984
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Doubts and Loves: What is Left of Christianity

Richard Holloway, Bp. Richard Holloway - Religion - 2001 - 260 pages
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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...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...
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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...wildest 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...
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