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and scent. Grace and remembrance be to you both, 86. Grace and remembrance. Symbolized by rue and rosemary respectively. And welcome to our shearing! 87 Polixenes Shepherdess, 88 A fair one are you, well you fit our ages 89 With flow'rs of winter. 90 Perdita Sir, the year growing ancient, 91 Not yet on summer's death, nor on the birth 92 Of trembling winter, the fairest 93 Flowers o' the season 94 Are our carnations and streak'd gillyvors 95. gillyvors: gillyflowers, pinks. Which some call nature's bastards: of that kind 96 Our rustic garden's barren; and I care not 97 To get slips of them. 98. slips: cuttings. Polixenes Wherefore, gentle maiden, 99 Do you neglect them? 100 Perdita For I have heard it said 101. For: because. There is an art which in their piedness shares 102. art: i.e. the gardeners's skill in cross-breeding; piedness: variegated color. With great creating nature.
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Unformatted text preview: 103 Polixenes Say there be; 104 Yet nature is made better by no mean 105. mean: means But nature makes that mean: so, over that art 106 Which you say adds to nature, is an art 107 That nature makes. You see, sweet maid, we marry 108 A gentler scion to the wildest stock, 109 And make conceive a bark of baser kind 110 By bud of nobler race: this is an art 111 Which does mend nature, change it rather, but 112 The art itself is nature. 113 Perdita So it is. 114 Polixenes Then make your garden rich in gillyvors, 115 And do not call them bastards. 116 Perdita I'll not put 117 The dibble in earth to set one slip of them; 118. dibble: small inplement used to make holes in the soil for planting. No more than were I painted I would wish 119 This youth should say 'twere well and only therefore 120 Desire to breed by me. Here's flowers for you; 121...
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