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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 Central literary magazine, Volume 3

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1877
...APPLICATIONS. I. They live long who live well, 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 IE fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night : It was the plant...
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The little folk's birthday book; or, Something good about children, child ...

Little folk - 1873
...Mrs. Ifcinans. Г ©ctober THE NOBLE NATURE. ' Т 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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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1873 - 789 pages
...NATUKE. IT is not growing like a troc In bulk, doth mi ki- man better be ; Or standing long an pak, hing me the way to live, It taught me how to die ! GEORGE P. M ;, Л lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night, — It was the plant...
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Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends

Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends (1853-1940) - Quakers - 1873
...LONG LIFE. It is not growing like a tree, In bulk, doth make man better be ; Nor standing like :in oak, three hundred year. To fall, a log, at last — dry, bald and ««, A lily of a dayIs fairer far in May; Although it fall and die that niuht, It was the plant anil...
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Mr Faversham's new year's guest, by the author of 'Ellen Clinton'.

mrs. Woodward - 1873
...admiration of every one except himself. CHAPTER XVIII. " It is not growing like a tree In bulk doth make man better be, Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall at last a log, dry, bald and sear. A lily of a day Is fairer far in May." BEN JONSON. <{ FROM what...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 122

1874
...often quoted and so quotable, containing, as they do, a world of meaning within briefest compass : — 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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Primer First (-Fourth, Sixth) reader

Public school series - 1874
...skull, some, sun, stake, straight, subtler, ton, slow, soul. THE NOBLE NATURE. Ben Jonson (1574—1637). 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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Philips' series of reading books for public elementary schools, ed ..., Book 4

Philip George and son, ltd - 1874
...por-tions hun-dred stand-ing per-fect fair-er 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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A manual of expressive reading

John Daniel Morell - Oral reading - 1874 - 308 pages
...applause of those about him. THE NOBLE NATURE. 41. 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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De La Salle Monthly: A Catholic Magazine, Volumes 10-11

1874
...top. 0 King, begin with thine ! 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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