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" It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log, at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of a day, Is fairer far, in May, Although it fall, and die that night; It was the plant, and... "
Belgravia, a London magazine, conducted by M.E. Braddon - Page 199
by Belgravia - 1870 - 2 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson

Richard L. Harp, Richard Harp, Stanley Stewart, Cambridge University Press - Drama - 2000 - 218 pages
...worldly or merely physical possession or attainment: It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of the day Is fairer far, in May, Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant...
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Tradition and the Individual Poem: An Inquiry Into Anthologies

Anne Ferry - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 289 pages
...in the "measures" of poetry: The Noble Nature It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make Man better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night — It was the plant...
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Rosemond Tuve: A Life of the Mind

Margaret Carpenter Evans - Social Science - 2004 - 325 pages
...Levens some years later, she quoted Ben Jonson: It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere; A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night It was the plant and...
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Songs of Ourselves

Cambridge International Examinations - Education - 2005 - 265 pages
...want] a similar lack 16 From Underwoods BEN JONSON It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be. Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of a day Is fairer far in May Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant and...
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The 12 Essentials of Godly Success: Biblical Steps to a Life Well Lived

Tommy Nelson - Religion - 2005 - 213 pages
...wrote about this in his poem, "The Noble Nature." It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make Man better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night— It was the plant...
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The Waves

Virginia Woolf, Mark Hussey - Fiction - 1931 - 270 pages
...was widely anthologized as "The Noble Nature": It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant and...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...figures of speech that evoke his central theme: It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be, Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant and...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...capable of delicacy and restraint. Oak and Lily It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of a day, Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant,...
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Daily Warm-Ups: CRITICAL THINKING - Level 2

Creative activities and seat work - 2007 - 212 pages
...sets as possible. It Is Not Growing Lilce a Tree It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of a day Is fairer far in May Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant and...
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