|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Where the sharp thistle springs implant the corn,|
And graft the rose upon the springing thorn.
Anonymous.To Fielding, on the revival of the Intriguing Chambermaid.
|As fruits, ungrateful to the planters care,|
On savage stocks inserted, learn to bear.
Pope.Essay on Man, Epistle II. Line 181.
|You see, sweet maid, we marry|
A gentle scion to the wildest stock;
And make conceive a bark of baser kind
By bud of nobler race.
This is an art
Which does mend naturechange it rather: but
The art itself is nature.
Shakespeare.Winters Tale, Act IV. Scene 3. (Polixenes to Perdita.)