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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 dictionary of poetical illustrations - Seite 310
von Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
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Everyday Objects; Or, Picturesque Aspects of Natural History ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1876 - 427 Seiten
...quoted we would oppose, as far worthier of a gallant spirit, Ben Jonson's admirable conclusions : — " It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make men...small proportions we just beauties see, And in short measure life may perfect be." our faculties will permit, and to look upon it as the introduction to...
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Studies in English Literature

John Dennis - 1876 - 444 Seiten
...world of meaning within briefest compass: " It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make Man betler be ; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year,...beauties see, And in short measures life may perfect be." As a dramatist Ben Jonson deserves to be read, and not only read, bnt studied, for his wit and humour,...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1876
...JON8ON. (1574- '637-I THE NOBLE NATURE. IT is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better bo; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year. To fall...beauties see ; And in short measures life may perfect be. SONG OF HESPERUS. QUREN, and huntress, chaste and fair, Now the sun is laid to sleep, Seated in thy...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Band 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1876
...better be, Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sear. rt C - FROM 1558 то 1625. Epitaph on the Countas of Pembroke. Underneath this sable hearse Lies the subject...
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The Cornhill Magazine

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - 1874
...as they do, a world of meaning within briefest compass : — It is not growing like a tree In hulk, doth make men better be ; Or standing long an oak,...: A lily of a day Is fairer far in May Although it full and die that night — It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportions we jnst beanties...
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A Critical History of English Literature: Shakespeare to Milton, Band 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 289 Seiten
...guard Of thoughts to watch and ward . . . or of 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. Or of this, from the "Ode to himself": And since our dainty age Cannot endure reproof, Make not thyself...
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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature ...

Gilbert Highet - 1949 - 802 Seiten
...will show the free form and the meditative tone : It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be ; Or standing long an oak, three hundred...see ; And in short measures, life may perfect be. This, then, is the first of many great modern odes in which the styles of the two great classical lyricists,...
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Introduction to Religious Philosophy

Y. Masih - 1991 - 410 Seiten
...growing like a tree In bulk, doth make men better be; Or standing long an oak three hundred years, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere; A lily...beauties see; And in short measures life may perfect be.9 Why? Because the lily of a day in the words of Keats is a thing of beauty and is a joy for ever...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 Seiten
...lines of life, and that's her air. (1. 59-64) 41 It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man Each battle sees (1. 65—74) 42 This made you first to know the Why You liked, then after to apply That liking; and...
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Literature: 1981-1990

Tore Fr ngsmyr, Sture All n - 1993 - 166 Seiten
...realise where my heart is—Ben Jonson said: "It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be, Or standing long an oak, three hundred...see, And in short measures, life may perfect be." My own language, English, I believe to have a store of poets, of writers that need not fear comparison...
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