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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 Chilswell Book of English Poetry - Page 26
edited by - 1924 - 272 pages
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 9

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816
...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...beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be. * It is not growing like a tree, &c.] " The qaalities of rind perception and happy expression" (it...
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The British review and London critical journal

1817
...fire, which make his verses clear :" one stanza is, indeed, conceived in the best manner of Pindar : " It is not growing, like a tree In bulk, doth make...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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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...lived at all. Farewell ! 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...beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be. JOHN KEATS. THE TEUnOK OF DEATH. WHEN I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has gleaned...
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Gems of sacred poetry [ed. by R. Cattermole?].

Gems - 1841
...makest 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...beauties see, And in short measures life may perfect be. SIR HENRY WOTTON. THIS elegant writer was born in Kent, in 1568. He enjoyed several public offices...
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The Illuminated Magazine, Volume 2

William James Linton - 1844
...better be, 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...see ; And in short measures, life may perfect be. And I would appeal for the truth of this to myself, and to my noble Lucins near me, one grown old to...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 11

1847
...better be, 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...die that night, It was the plant and flower of light I In small proportions we just beauties see And in short measures life may perfect be." Mrs. Gray's...
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Sharpe's London magazine, a journal of entertainment and ..., Volumes 6-7

Anna Maria Hall
...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,...Is fairer far in May. Although it fall and die that nijht It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportions we just beauties sec, And in short...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1847
...better be, 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...light ! In small proportions we just beauties see t And in short measures life nIay perfect be. —lUd. ADVICE TO A RECKLESS YOUTR WHAT would I have...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...better be, Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and eear. or yet to learn to cringe nor dance, Nor yet to ride...: * » * But I to Paris rode along, Much like Joh 1 In small proportions we just beauties see : And in short measures life may perfect be. Epitapli on...
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The Sacred Poets of England and America: For Three Centuries

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1849 - 552 pages
...makest Ood 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...beauties see, And in short measures life may perfect be. THOMAS CAREW. THIS poet was born about 1577. He received his education at Corpus Christ! College, Oxford,...
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