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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 Cornhill Magazine

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1878
...kinds of completeness besides length of days : — 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 Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1861 - 332 pages
...yet hath all. Sir ff. Wotlon 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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Popular Poetry: a selection of pieces old and new, adapted for general use

Popular poetry - English poetry - 1862 - 220 pages
...of peace and rest — how long P Griffin. LIFE. 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 Children's Garland: From the Best Poets

Coventry Patmore - Children's poetry - 1862 - 344 pages
...degree. Earl of Surrey CLXXII THE NOBLE NA TURE 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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Foliorum silvula, selections for translation into Latin and Greek ..., Volume 1

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1864
...thought. QUEEN ELIZABETH I 30 THE GOOD LIFE LONG LIFE 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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Lyrical gleanings from various authors, Volume 112

Lyrical gleanings - 1864 - 128 pages
...Glorious and bright throughout Eternity ! WE WILLIS. T 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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Spelling and dictation class-book

Constable and co, ltd - English language - 1864 - 128 pages
...Malay Peninsula. XLIV. THE GOOD LIFE A LONO LIFE. 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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Wise sayings of the great and good

Wise sayings - Quotations, English - 1864 - 339 pages
...xviI.— G. CRABBE. LIFE, the Longest. The Good 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, diy, bald, and sear. A lily of a day Is fairer far, in May, Although it fall and die that night, It...
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The Sunday Book of Poetry

Cecil Frances Alexander - Children's poetry, English - 1865 - 335 pages
...though not of lands, And having nothing, yet hath all. Sir Henry Wotton XCIV THE GOOD LIFE — LONG LIFE IT is not growing like a tree In bulk doth make men...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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Gathered Riches from the Older Poets, A.D. 1340-1699

English poetry - 1865 - 223 pages
...JOHNSON TO JAMES SHIRLEY. Period Third. Jlife's 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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