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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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Select poetry for children: with notes, arranged by J. Payne, Issue 690

Joseph Payne - 1874
...first Well hath obeyed. Milton. 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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Our Little Ones in Heaven

Walter Aimwell - Children - 1875 - 248 pages
...qi Samuel. A SHORT LIFE MAY BE A 1'EKFECT ONE IT is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be, Or standing long an oak, three hundred...log at last, dry, bald, and sear. A lily of a day Is fair* far, in May, Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant and flower of light ! In small...
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The Children's Treasury of English Song

Francis Turner Palgrave - Children's poetry - 1875 - 302 pages
...needed not ! W. Wordsworth * 67 * TRUE GROWTH 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 . 5 Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night — .... It was...
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The Works of Ben Jonson: With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and ..., Volume 9

Ben Jonson - English drama - 1875
...her air ! 1n. THE STROPHE, OR TURN. |T is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make men better be ;4 Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sear : 4 // is not growing like a tree, &*c.] " The qualities of vivid perception and happy expression"...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1875 - 352 pages
...JOXSON. [1574- '637-l THE NOBLE NATURE. IT is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man Ix-tter lie; 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 poems of Robert Greene, Christopher Marlowe, and Ben Jonson, ed., with ...

Robert Greene - 1876 - 544 pages
...answered, and was formed, how fair; These make the lines of life, and that's her air l m. THE TURN. It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make men...fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sear: A lily of a clay, Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant, and flower of light....
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Everyday Objects; Or, Picturesque Aspects of Natural History ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - Natural history - 1876 - 427 pages
...quoted we would oppose, as far worthier of a gallant spirit, Ben Jonson's admirable conclusions : — " 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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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877 - 934 pages
...OF SENTIMENT AND REFLECTION. THE TRUE GROWTH. IT ig 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 seal : A lily of a day Is fairer far iu May, Although it fall and die that night, — It was the plant...
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Studies in English Literature

John Dennis - English literature - 1876 - 444 pages
...world of meaning within briefest compass: " It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make Man betler 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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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1876
...JON8ON. (1574- '637-I THE NOBLE NATURE. IT is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better bo; 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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