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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 Golden Treasury: Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the ... - Page 79
edited by - 1908 - 387 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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Gems of sacred poetry [ed. by R. Cattermole?].

Gems - 1841
...; Thou entertaining in thy breast But such a mind, makest God thy guest. THE GOOD LIFE, LONG LIFE. IT is not growing like a tree In bulk doth make man...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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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 11

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...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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Cyclopędia 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, 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 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...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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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

Baptists - 1878
...those who climb are heroes less, Though I must walk in night. — Spectator. THE GOOD LITE, LONG LIFE. IT is not growing like a tree In bulk doth make man...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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...the bag of the bee ! 0 to white ! 0 so lof t ! 0 to sweet is she ! то 1649. Good Life, Long Life, trod ; Nor let the water rising hi<;h, As thou wad'st in, make thee cry And eear. 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 - 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...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 Sacred Poets of England and America: For Three Centuries

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1849 - 552 pages
...; Thou entertaining in thy breast But such a mind, makest Ood thy guest. THE GOOD LIFE, LONG LIFE. IT is not growing like a tree In bulk doth make man...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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