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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
1850
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Love's Labour's Lost - The Winter's Tale - Othello - King Henry

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1986 - 650 pages
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Tragedy and After: Euripides, Shakespeare, Goethe

Ekbert Faas - Drama - 1986 - 223 pages
...self-realization of nature: Say there be; Yet Nature is made better by no mean But Nature makes that mean; so over art, Which you say adds to Nature, is an art, That...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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The Hamlet Vocation of Coleridge and Wordsworth

Martin Greenberg - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 209 pages
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Shakespeare & the Uses of Comedy

Joseph Allen Bryant - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 270 pages
...understand, an application of his 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...— 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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William Shakespeare

Terry Eagleton - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 128 pages
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Illusion and the Drama: Critical Theory of the Enlightenment and Romantic Era

Frederick Burwick - Literary Criticism - 2010
...complicated it. Schlegel refers to a passage from The Winter's Tale: Yet nature is made better by no mean, Which you say adds to nature, is an art That nature...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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The Quotable Shakespeare: A Topical Dictionary

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1988 - 544 pages
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Emily Dickinson and the Modern Consciousness: A Poet of Our Time

Kenneth Stocks - Literature - 1988 - 124 pages
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