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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 sear. A lily of a day Is fairer far, in May, Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant and flower... "
Gems of national poetry. Compiled and ed. by mrs. Valentine - Page 263
edited by - 1880
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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...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 Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...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...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
...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...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
...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...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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Cyclopædia 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, email proportions we just beauties sec : And in short measures life may perfect be. Epitaph on Ле...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 11

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1847
...mere duration is, after all, no true standard for judging ; and Ben Jonson well reminds us : — " It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man...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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The Christian Pioneer, Volumes 32-33

Baptists - 1878
...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...beauties see, And in short measures life may perfect be. —Ben Jonton. "TAKE NO THOUGHT." OH, leave thyself to God, and if, indeed, 'Tis given thee to perform...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1847
...of art t They strike mine eyes, but not my heart. -BEN JONSON (1574—1637). GOOD LIFE, LONG LIFE. IT is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man...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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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...have tasted the bag of the bee t 0 so white 1 0 so soft ! 0 so sweet is she ! Good Life, Long Life. ers' fingers, who straight dream on fees ; O'er ladies'...tainted are. Sometimes she gallops o'er a courtier's »us the plant and flower of light I In small proportions we just beauties see : And in short measures...
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The Sacred Poets of England and America: For Three Centuries

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1849 - 552 pages
...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...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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