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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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Northrop Frye's Student Essays, 1932-1938, Volume 3

Northrop Frye, Professor Robert D Denham - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 557 pages
...the NFF, 1991, box 37,file 9. 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: this is an art Which does mend Nature, change it rather, but The art itself...
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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money

Frederick Turner - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 232 pages
...ancestry. POLIXENES: 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 That...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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The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America

Leo Marx - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 414 pages
...POLIXENES. 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 That...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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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...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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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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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...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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Reading Adoption: Family and Difference in Fiction and Drama

Marianne Novy - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 292 pages
...to this apparent shepherdess. 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. This is an art Which does mend nature, change it rather, but The art itself...
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 464 pages
...heard it said 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,...art Which, you say, adds to nature, is an art That nature makes.You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentle scion to the wildest stock; And make conceive a...
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