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" Say there be; 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... "
Merchant of Venice. As you like it. All's well that ends well. Taming of the ... - Page 504
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - Discoveries in science - 1910
...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,...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...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 69

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1842
...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,...say, adds to Nature, is an art That Nature makes.' — (Act iv., sc. 3.) This is the philosophical view of the matter, and Mr. Wordsworth's taste is as...
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Ulysses on the Liffey

Richard Ellmann Goldsmith's Professor of English Literature Oxford University - Electronic books - 1972 - 256 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,...an art That nature makes. You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the w1ldest stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler...
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The Nineteenth Century: A Monthly Review, Volume 5

Great Britain - 1879
...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,...you say adds to nature, is an art That nature makes. Now we believe the conditions of modern life unconsciously destroy much of the art that nature makes...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 5

English periodicals - 1879
...beard 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,...you say adds to nature, is an art That nature makes. Now we believe the conditions of modern life unconsciously destroy much of the art that nature makes...
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Nietzsche, Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

Walter Arnold Kaufmann - Philosophy - 1974 - 532 pages
...you not do that?" (J 9). Thus Nietzsche agreed with the view developed in The Winter's Tale (1v, 3): Yet nature is made better by no mean, But nature makes...say, adds to nature, is an art That nature makes. . . . The art itself is nature. that he differed with Christianity on the question of the continuity...
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Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life ..., Part 1

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 409 pages
...POLIXENES, in the Winter's Tale, to PERDITA'S neglect of the streaked gilly-flowers, because she had heard it said, There is an art which in their piedness...better by no mean, But nature makes that mean. So ev'n that art, Which you say adds to nature, is an art, That nature makes! You see, sweet maid, we...
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The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology

Cheryll Glotfelty, Harold Fromm - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 415 pages
...PERDITA . . . 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...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...
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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...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...
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Tyranny in Shakespeare

Mary Ann McGrail - Drama - 2002 - 180 pages
...ultimately "sells out"— the famous conversation between Perdita and Polixenes on nature: Per. For I have heard it said There is an art which, in their piedness,...better by no mean 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...
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