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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... "
New Cyclopaedia of Poetical Illustrations: Adapted to Christian Teaching ... - Page 383
1872 - 696 pages
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 9

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 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 Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - 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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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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The Christian Pioneer, Volumes 32-33

1878
...night. — 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...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 so...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - 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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The Sacred Poets of England and America: For Three Centuries

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 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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Selections from the British Poets: Chronologically Arranged from Chaucer to ...

1851
...BORX, 1574; DIED, 1637. 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...light. In small proportions we just beauties see, Ami in short measures life may perfect be. HYMN TO GOD THE FATHER. HEAR me, O God ! A broken heart...
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The British Messenger: A Monthly Journal Devoted to the Diffusion of ...

...Christ-like activities. Old Ben Johnson sings : — " It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be ; Or standing long, an oak three hundred...May ; Although it fall and die that night. It was a plant and flower of light. In small proportions we just beauties sec, And in short measures life...
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