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Gibbings, Robert & Jonson, Ben - The noble nature

Identifier

013232

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

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

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Death
Light

Symbols

Light
Lily

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

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