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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 Massachusetts Teacher - Page 133
1869
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 9

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816 - 464 pages
...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...and sear : A lily of a day, Is fairer far, in May, Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportions we...
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The British review and London critical journal

1817 - 522 pages
...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 and Jloiaer...
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The Evergreen, Volume 1

1840 - 818 pages
...indeed was right— ' It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth made men better be; Or Handing like an 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...
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Gems of sacred poetry [ed. by R. Cattermole?].

Gems - 1841 - 624 pages
...God thy guest. THE GOOD LIFE, LONG 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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Eclectic Magazine, and Monthly Edition of the Living Age, Volume 11

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell, Henry T. Steele - 1847 - 606 pages
...and Ben Jonson well reminds us : — " It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be, Or standing long, an oak, three hundred year To...and sear. A lily of a day Is fairer, far, in May, Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant and flower of light I In small proportions we...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 692 pages
...гном 1658 т.,] .. Good Lift, Long Life. It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better I H Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant and flower of light ! In email proportions we...
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The Illuminated Magazine, Volume 2

William James Linton - 1844 - 340 pages
...years, not of life, but disease — It is not growing like a tree In bulk,— doth make man better be, Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To...and sear: A lily of a day, Is fairer far, in May, Although it fall and die that night ; It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportions we...
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Sharpe's London magazine, a journal of entertainment and ..., Volumes 6-7

Anna Maria Hall - 818 pages
...wrote, — ' It is not growing, like a tree In bulk, doth make man better he ; Or standing long, nn 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 nijht It was the plant...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volumes 32-33

1878 - 300 pages
...— Spectator. THE GOOD LITE, LONG 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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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - 1847 - 850 pages
...JONSON (1574—1637). GOOD LIFE, LONG LIFE. IT is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be, Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To...bald, and sear. A lily of a day Is fairer far, in May, Although it fall and die that night ; It was the plant and flower of light ! In small proportions we...
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