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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... "
Biographical and Critical Studies - Pàgina 147
per James Thomson - 1896 - 483 pàgines
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The Quintessence of English Poetry, Or, a Collection of All the Beautiful ...

William Oldys - 1740
...Each fyllable anfwer'd, and was form'd ; how fair Thefe make the lines of life, and that's her air. It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be ; Or ftanding long an oak, three hundred year To fall a log, at la!! , dry, old, and fear : A lily of a...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical ...

Robert Anderson - 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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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volum 234

1921
...domain of action, or of making. Man makes himself, and his institutions, for better or for worse : ' It is not growing, like a tree, In bulk, doth make man better be.' When we speak of growth, in this sphere, we are using a metaphor or simile. The institution of which...
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The British review and London critical journal

1817
...indeed, conceived 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 and Jloiaer...
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Lives of Sacred Poets, Volum 1

Robert Aris Willmott - 1834 - 363 pàgines
...mother's arms were longing for her absent son. Although he was young in years, he was rich in good works. It is not growing, like a tree, In bulk, doth make man better be. A lily of the day Is fairer far in May ; Although it fall and die that night, It was the flower and...
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Lives of the English Sacred Poets, Volum 1

Robert Aris Willmott - 1839
...mother's arms were longing for her absent son. Although he was young in years, he was rich in good works. It is not growing, like a tree, In bulk, doth make man better be. A lily of the day Is fairer far in May ; Although it fall and die that night, It was the flower and...
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The Evergreen, Volum 1

1840
...indeed was right— ' It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth made men better be; Or Handing like an oak three hundred year To fall a log at last, dry, bald and sear. A lily of a day Is fairer far iii May, Although it fall and die that night It was the plant and flower of light. On pronouncing theso...
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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...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...
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Sharpe's London magazine, a journal of entertainment and ..., Volums 6-7

Anna Maria Hall
...(I know them well), that in the fulness of a father's grief for his ' early ripe,' he 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, bald, and sere : —...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volums 32-33

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...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...
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