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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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Short readings from English poetry, chosen and arranged with notes by H.A. Hertz

Helen A Hertz - 1879
...to keep thy Lent. R. HERRICK. 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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A poetry-book of elder poets, selected and arranged by A. B. Edwards

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards - 1879
...be so still. George Herbert. 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 night — It was the plant...
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The Cornhill Magazine

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - Electronic journals - 1874
...as they do, a world of meaning within briefest compass : — It is not growing like a tree In hulk, doth make men better be ; Or standing long an oak,...hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere : A lily of a day Is fairer far in May Although it full and die that night — It was the plant...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 2, Volume 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 289 pages
...guard Of thoughts to watch and ward . . . or of 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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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature ...

Gilbert Highet - Literary Criticism - 1949 - 802 pages
...will show the free form and the meditative tone : 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 Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...lines of life, and that's her air. (1. 59-64) 41 It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man Each battle sees 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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Literature: 1981-1990

Tore Fr ngsmyr, Sture All n - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 166 pages
...realise where my heart is—Ben Jonson said: "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 Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...the lines of life, and that's her air. THE TURN 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, 70 Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant...
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Zeitgenosse Horaz: der Dichter und seine Leser seit zwei Jahrtausenden

Helmut Krasser, Ernst A. Schmidt - Authors and readers - 1996 - 487 pages
...lines of life, and that's her air. The Turn 65 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 70 Is fairer far in May; Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant...
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - Poetry - 1997 - 252 pages
...labels as Jonson himself printed them: The Turn 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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