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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... "
A manual of expressive reading - Side 52
av John Daniel Morell - 1874 - 308 sider
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 sider
...have tasted the bag of the bee ? O so white ! O so soft ! O so sweet is she ! THE NOBLE NATURE. TT Is not growing like a tree -*- In bulk, doth make...A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it foil and die that night — It was the plant and flower of Light. In small proportions we just beauties...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 2, Volum 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 289 sider
...she'll procure Some way of entrance) we must plant a guard Of thoughts to watch and ward . . . or of It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man...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. Or of this, from...
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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature ...

Gilbert Highet - 1949 - 802 sider
...Jonson's favourite poet Horace. One famous stanza will show the free form and the meditative tone : It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man...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. This, then,...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 sider
...syllab'e answered, and was formed how fair; These make the lines of life, and that's her air. (1. 59-64) rk Satanic Mills? 35 Bring me my Bow of burning gold: In small proportions we just beauties see, And in short measures life may perfect be. (1. 65—74)...
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Literature: 1981-1990

Tore Fr ngsmyr, Sture All n - 1993 - 166 sider
...poet—prose writer though I am you will have begun to realise where my heart is—Ben Jonson said: "It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make...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." My own language,...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 sider
...syllab'e answer'd, and was form'd, how fair; These make the lines of life, and that's her air. THE TURN It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man...bald, and sere: A lily of a day Is fairer far, in May, 70 Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportions...
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Zeitgenosse Horaz: der Dichter und seine Leser seit zwei Jahrtausenden

Helmut Krasser, Ernst A. Schmidt - 1996 - 487 sider
...syllabe answered, and was formed how fair, These make the lines of life, and that's her air. The Turn 65 It is not growing like a tree In bulk doth make man...log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of a day 70 Is fairer far in May; Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant and flower of light....
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - 1997 - 252 sider
...repetitions of the three-stanza sequence, with the labels as Jonson himself printed them: The Turn It is not growing like a tree In bulk doth make man...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. The Counteriurn...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson

Richard L. Harp, Richard Harp, Stanley Stewart - 2000 - 218 sider
...the interior integrity of life as opposed to any worldly or merely physical possession or attainment: It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man...fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of the day Is fairer far, in May, Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant and flower of...
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The Company of the Creative: A Christian Reader's Guide to Great Literature ...

David L. Larsen - 1999 - 639 sider
...like a tree In bulk, doth make men better be, Or standing long an oak, three hundred years, To fall at last, dry, bald and sere: A lily of a day Is fairer...die that night It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportion we just beauty see; And in short measure, life may perfect be. — Ben Jonson "O...
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