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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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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
...While time glides softly by, A little farther from the earth, And nearer to the sky. 1648. GROWTH. True ing ; Land of the dead and the dying ; Into a land...without tomb. Out of a life of commotion, Tempest-swept 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 Popular Science Monthly: Supplement

Science - 1877
...kinds of completeness besides length of days: " It is not growing like a tree In balk, doth make man better be ; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere. A Illy of a day Is fairer far in May— Although it fall and die that night, It wan the plant...
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The Children's Treasury of English Song

Francis Turner Palgrave - Children's poetry, English - 1877 - 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 Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night — It was the planf...
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First (Second) poetry book, selected and arranged by C. Geikie, Volume 1

John Cunningham Geikie - 1878
...wing ; May thy wide flight meet no rude foe, Delightful messenger of spring ! — 92THE NOBLE NATURE. IT is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make men...hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere ;l A lily of a day Is fairer far, in May. — Although it fall and die that night, It was the...
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First (Second) poetry book, selected and arranged by C. Geikie, Volume 2

John Cunningham Geikie - 1878
...Goddess, excellently bright. — 22 — 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 : l 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 Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal, Volume 91

1878
...this comes out in Ben Jonson's noble lines! — " 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." This guides us to the very heart of the truth we are endeavouring to grasp. "Bulk" is nothing;...
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A Poetry-book of Elder Poets: Consisting of Songs & Sonnets, Odes & Lyrics ...

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards - English poetry - 1878 - 298 pages
...be so still. George Heritfrt. THE PERFECT 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 nightIt was the plant and...
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The University Magazine, Volume 1

1878
...comes out in Ben Jonson's noble lines ! — "" 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." This guides us to the very heart of the truth we are endeavouring to grasp. "Bulk" is nothing;...
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The Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections ...

Phineas Garrett - Readers - 1878
...table, rim to rim. THE NOBLE NATURE.— BEN JONSON. It is not growing like u tree In bulk, doth make man better be; Or standing long an oak, (three hundred year,) To fall a log at last, drv, bald, and sear: A lily of a d"ay Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night, —...
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The Children's Garland from the Best Poets: Selected and Arranged by ...

Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore - Children's poetry, English - 1879 - 344 pages
...degree. Earl of Surrey CLXXII ; 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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