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" 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 By bud of nobler race: this is an art... "
THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE - Page 65
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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...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
...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...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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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...Nature, change it rather, but The art itself is Nature. The context, it is generally conceded, lends Shakespeare's support to Polixenes' view of the matter:...
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Theatre Under the Nazis

John London - History - 2000 - 356 pages
...and Polixenes was deleted. Gone from the script are Polixenes's words extolling the art of marrying 'a gentler scion to the wildest stock, / And make...change it, rather - but / The art itself, is Nature' (ll. 93-7). Without a doubt, Shakespeare's play reverberates with murky suspicions of adultery and...
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Biographia Literaria: Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Criticism - 1834 - 351 pages
...streaked gilliflowers, because she had had heard it said, " There is~an art, -which, in their pieduess, shares "With great creating nature. Pol. Say there...change it rather ; but The art itself is nature."* Secondly, I argue from the effects of metre. As far as metre acts in and for itself, it tends to increase...
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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...Per. So it is. / Pol. Then make your garden rich in gillyvors, / And do not call them bastards. / Per. I'll not put / The dibble in earth to set one slip...
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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...— 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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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...- change it rather - but The art itself is nature. 24 Im englischen Original steht dafür das Verb ,to marry' und nicht ,to graft'. 25 Diese Analogie...
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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...change it rather— but The art itself is nature. (IV. iv. 86-97) Eagleton takes Polixenes's thesis as a cooptive ideological assertion useful in support...
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Shakespeare's Last Plays: Essays in Literature and Politics

Stephen W. Smith, Travis Curtright - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 244 pages
...position in effect supports the impending marriage of the "baser" shepherdess and the "nobler" Florizel: You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the...— change it rather; but The art itself is Nature. (4.4.92-97) While AO Lovejoy may have exaggerated in seeing here "a devastating comment upon the primitivism...
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