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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 flower... "
The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language - Página 76
1869 - 405 páginas
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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature ...

Gilbert Highet - 1949 - 802 páginas
...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...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 páginas
...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 páginas
...answered, and was formed how fair; These make the lines of life, and that's her air. (1. 59-64) 41 It anic Mills? 35 Bring me my Bow of burning gold: (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 páginas
...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 man...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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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 páginas
...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 páginas
...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 better...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 páginas
...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 better...beauties see, And in short measures life may perfect be. The Counteriurn Call, noble Lucius, then for wine, And let thy looks with gladness shine; Accept this...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson

Richard L. Harp, Richard Harp, Stanley Stewart - 2000 - 218 páginas
...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 páginas
...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...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 rare Ben...
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Tradition and the Individual Poem: An Inquiry Into Anthologies

Anne Ferry - 2001 - 289 páginas
...these lines for excellence in the conduct of life and in the "measures" of poetry: The Noble Nature It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make Man...beauties see; And in short measures life may perfect be. (LXXIII) B. Jonson Nothing in the presentation of the poem or in Palgrave's notes tells readers not...
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