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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... "
The Children's Garland: From the Best Poets - Page 340
edited by - 1862 - 344 pages
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The Quintessence of English Poetry, Or, a Collection of All the Beautiful ...

English poetry - 1740
...Each fyllable anfwer'd, and was form'd ; how fair Thefe make the lines of life, and that's her air. It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be ; Or ftanding long an oak, three hundred year To fall a log, at la!! , dry, old, and fear : A lily of a...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical ...

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795
...better be ; Or (landing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at hft, dry, bald, and fear : A lily of a day, Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night ; It wa. the plant and flower if light. In fmnll proportions we juts beauties fee : And in fhort meafurcs...
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 9

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816
...air ! III. THE STROPHE, OR TURN. It 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 : 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 British review and London critical journal

1817
...indeed, conceived in the best manner of Pindar : " It is not growing, like a tree In bulk, doth make men better be ; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sear : A lilly of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant...
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Lives of Sacred Poets, Volume 1

Robert Aris Willmott - Poets, English - 1834 - 363 pages
...rich in good works. It is not growing, like a tree, In bulk, doth make man better be. A lily of the day Is fairer far in May ; Although it fall and die that night, It was the flower and plant of light. BEN JONS ON. The flower was only transplanted into a heavenly garden, where...
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Lives of the English Sacred Poets, Volume 1

Robert Aris Willmott - Poets, English - 1839
...rich in good works. It is not growing, like a tree, In bulk, doth make man better be. A lily of the day Is fairer far in May ; Although it fall and die that night, It was the flower and plant of light. BEV JON-SON. The flower was only transplanted into a heavenly garden, where...
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The Evergreen, Volume 1

New York (N.Y.) - 1840
...oak three hundred year To fall a log at last, dry, bald and sear. A lily of a day Is fairer far iii May, Although it fall and die that night It was the plant and flower of light. On pronouncing theso beautiful lines; "It is almost impossible, ' he said, " uftcr these rebuffs, to...
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Gems of sacred poetry [ed. by R. Cattermole?].

Gems - 1841
...; Thou entertaining in thy breast But such a mind, makest God thy guest. THE GOOD LIFE, LONG LIFE. IT is not growing like a tree In bulk doth make man...and flower of light. In small proportions we just beauties see, And in short measures life may perfect be. SIR HENRY WOTTON. THIS elegant writer was...
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...the bee ! О so white ! 0 so soft ! 0 so sweet is she ! гном 1658 т.,] .. Good Lift, Long Life. ther therefore the rose, while yet is prime, sear. 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 Illuminated Magazine, Volume 2

William James Linton - 1844
...outlived many friends, and laden as I am with sin, have been granted years, not of life, but disease — It is not growing like a tree In bulk,— doth make...hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald and sear: 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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