127. 接木の美花
野薔薇を培ひ肥料を与へても、矢張り同じ野薔薇より咲かないのに、よき薔薇を接木すれば本木の花は咲かないで、接木のよき花が咲く。よき教育は本性を終生善化するのも此自然原理ではあるまいか。
Grafted Blossoms   
EVEN if we cultivate the wild rose, fertilizing it well, its blossoms are none other than those of the wild rose ; but if we graft a true rose upon it, the original wild rose will not blossom, but the true, grafted blossoms will appear. Is it not from the same natural principle that good education improves our original nature throughout life?