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Gibbings, Robert & Jonson, Ben - The noble nature

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013232

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Ben Jonson – The Noble Nature

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 of Light
In small proportions we just beauties see;
And in short measures life may perfect be

 

The source of the experience

Gibbings, Robert

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