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" 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 just beauties see: And in short measures, life may perfect be. "
Heroes of Literature: English Poets. A Book for Young Readers - Page 105
by John Dennis - 1883 - 406 pages
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Underwoods

Ben Jonson - Love poetry - 1640 - 162 pages
...bold, and seare: Or standing long an Oake, three hundred yeare, A Lillie of a Day, Is fairer farre, in May, Although it fall, and die that night; It was the Plant, and flowre of light. In small proportions, we just beauties see: And in short measures, life may perfect...
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The Quintessence of English Poetry, Or, a Collection of All the Beautiful ...

English poetry - 1740
...year To fall a log, at la!! , dry, old, and fear : A lily of a day, Is i hi iv r fas, in May, Although Although it fall, and die that night ; It was the plant, and flow'r of light : fii fmall proportions, we juft beauties fee : And in fhort meafures, life may perfeft...
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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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Shakespeare, Davies, Donne, Hall, Stirling, Jonson, Corbet, Carew, Drummond

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...fairer farre, in May, Althoagh ii fall, and die that night; It was the plant and flowre of light. ID small proportions we just beauties see: And in short measures life may perfect be. '.ill, noble Lucius, then for wine, And let thy lookes with gladnesse shine: Accept this garland, plant...
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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 Works of Ben Jonson, Volume 1

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816
...three hundred yearc, To fall a logge at last, dry, bald and scare : A lillie of a day Is fairer farre in May, Although it fall and die that night; — It was the plant and flowre of light. In small proportions we just beauties see : And in short measures life may perfect...
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The Works of Ben Jonson, Volume 1

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816
...far-re in May, Although it fall and die that night; — It was the plant and flowre of light. In tmall proportions we just beauties see : And in short measures life may perfect bee." &c. " The following is part of lord Level's discourse, when impleaded before his mistress, in...
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The British review and London critical journal, Volume 10

1817
...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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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...to curse the wine, when we should rather impute it to ourselves for the excess.— Erasmus. In such proportions we just beauties see: And in short measures life may perfect be. Ode to the Memory of a Youth,—Ben Jonson, DCCCLXVIII. Mr. Hobbes was used to say,—that a man was...
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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
...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 year. To fall...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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