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" But nature makes that mean : so, over 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 By bud of nobler race : this is an art... "
The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ... - Page 90
by William Shakespeare - 1851 - 345 pages
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Tragedy and After: Euripides, Shakespeare, Goethe

Ekbert Faas - Drama - 1986 - 223 pages
...over 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...Nature, change it rather, but The art itself is Nature, (iv.iv) It is distorting the facts to say that these words voice no more than an "orthodox" aesthetic...
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Shakespeare & the Uses of Comedy

Joseph Allen Bryant - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 270 pages
...argument that will support her marriage to his son as prince of the realm: You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the wildest stock. And make conceive...— change it rather; but The art itself is Nature. [V,iv.92-97] In Polixenes' mind, of course, Perdita is the "bark of baser kind" destined to be made...
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Illusion and the Drama: Critical Theory of the Enlightenment and Romantic Era

Frederick Burwick - Literary Criticism - 2010
...by no mean, 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...nature, change it rather, but The art itself is nature. (IV.iv.89-97) Aware of his son's attraction to a shepherd's daughter, King Polixenes, in his botanical...
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Arthurian and Other Studies: Presented to Shunichi Noguchi

Shunʼichi Noguchi, Takashi Suzuki, Toshiyuki Takamiya, Tsuyoshi Mukai - Literary Collections - 1993 - 273 pages
...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.... change it rather, but The art itself, is nature. Hamlet' s words should be taken as emphasising that 'Nature' makes 'an arf in drama. If Art itself...
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Beyond Preservation: Restoring and Inventing Landscapes

A. Dwight Baldwin, Judith De Luce, Carl Pletsch - Nature - 1994 - 280 pages
...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...Nature, change it rather; but The art itself is Nature. (4.4.83-97) We find similar ideas in other great Renaissance aesthetic theorists — the architects...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - Drama - 1998 - 232 pages
...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...- change it rather - but The art itself is nature. Perdita. So it is. Polixenes. Then make your garden rich in gillyvors, And do not call them bastards....
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The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology

Cheryll Glotfelty, Harold Fromm - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 415 pages
...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...Nature, change it rather; but The art itself is Nature. As usual, Shakespeare says it all: the subtext here is that Perdita is a base shepherdess who wants...
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Walt Whitman: The Contemporary Reviews

Kenneth M. Price - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 356 pages
...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...— change it rather: but The art itself is nature." Whitman has not failed to perceive this truth, but he fears that it may be abused. Meddling with nature...
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Northrop Frye's Student Essays, 1932-1938, Volume 3

Northrop Frye, Professor Robert D Denham - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 557 pages
...over 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...Nature, change it rather, but The art itself is nature. Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale [4.4.89—971 Nearly all the deeper questions dealt with by modern philosophers...
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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money

Frederick Turner - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 232 pages
...over 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...Nature, change it rather; but The art itself is Nature. (IV.iv.88) The image that Polixenes uses to explain the relationship between nature and art (or rather,...
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