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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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Gems of English poetry from Chaucer to the present times, selected and ...

Mary Anne Marzials - English poetry - 1867 - 295 pages
...shall throw his dart at thee ! 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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Gems of English poetry from Chaucer to the present times, selected and ...

Mary Anne Marzials - English poetry - 1867 - 295 pages
...shall throw his dart at thee ! 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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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 pages
...Regained, Book IV. LIFE — ITS TKUE ESTIMATE. 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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Wool-gathering

Gail Hamilton - Authors, American - 1867 - 335 pages
...success and population and grainelevators ! " 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, brown, 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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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...knowledge pure it is her worth to know : With Circe let them dwell that think not so. Anon. XL TRUE GROWTH. 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 5 Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night ; It was the plant...
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Beauties from the British Dramatists

British Dramatists - Quotations, English - 1868 - 128 pages
...woman ? Beaumont and Fletcher. 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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At the feet of Jesus: or, Memorials of service, loving through brief. A ...

Benjamin Smith (Wesleyan minister.) - 1868
...which they too may reach the heavenly city. " 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 la fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night, — It was the plant...
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The first (-third, fifth, sixth) reading book, by T. Crampton and ..., Volume 5

Thomas Crampton - 1868
...your truth. BEN JONSON. LIVED 1574 TO 1637. IT is not growing like a tree In bulk, that doth make man better be, Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bold, and sear. A lily of a day Is fairer far in May ; Although it fall and die that night, It was...
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Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art ..., Volume 10

1868
...years, not of life, but disease — It is not growing like a tree In bulk — doth make man bettor be, Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a los; at least, dry, bald, and Bear : A lily of a day, Is fairer far, in May, Although it fall and die...
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Pastors and people: a centenary memorial of Fish-street Congregational ...

George Thomas Coster - Congregational churches - 1869 - 94 pages
...contemptuous, or opposing world around by a varied evangelistic agency? As the old poet says — " 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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