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" That low man seeks a little thing to do, Sees it and does it : This high man, with a great thing to pursue, Dies ere he knows it. "
Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter - Page 111
by Ben Jonson - 1892 - 166 pages
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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland

Oriental literature - 1894
...failure overleaps the bounds of low success." We may recall, too, the words of a greater poet — " The low man seeks a little thing to do, Sees it and does...with a great thing to pursue, Dies ere he knows it. The low man goes on adding one to one, His hundred's soon hit ; The high man, aiming at a million,...
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The Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 6, Part 1

Irish literature - 1856
...tiling to do, | Misses an nnlt. Sees it ami does It : ; That, hag the world here— should he need This high man, with a great thing to pursue. Dies...knows It. That low man goes on adding one to one, Ills hundred's soon hit : This high man, aiming at a million, the next, Let the world mind him ! This,...
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The Christian Remembrancer, Volume 31

William Scott, Francis Garden, James Bowling Mozley - Christianity - 1856
...earth's failure: " Wilt thou trust death or not?" he answered " Yes. " Hence with life's pale lure!" That low man seeks a little thing to do, Sees it and...does it: This high man, with a great thing to pursue, His hundred's soon hit: This high man, aiming at a million, Dies ere he knows it. That low man goes...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical, ecclesiastical ...

1856
...earth's failure : " Wilt thou trust death or not? " he answered " Yes. " Hence with life's pale lure ! " That low man seeks a little thing to do, Sees it and docs it : This high man, with a great thing to pursue, Dies ere he knows it. That low man goes on adding...
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Fragments of Criticism

John Nichol - Greece - 1860 - 244 pages
...passionate heart ; a forlorn hope of all grades and times, failing only because it aimed too high ? '* That low man seeks a little thing to do — Sees it,...with a great thing to pursue, Dies ere he knows it." Neither can we, till after a long cycle of events, make success a test of national virtue. Power may...
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Fragments of Criticism

John Nichol - 1860
...grades and times, failing only because it aimed too high? " That low man seeks a little thing to do— r Sees it, and does it. This high man, with a great thing to pursue, Dies ere he knows it." Neither can we, till after a long cycle of events, make success a test of national virtue. Power may...
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The Museum. [entitled] The Museum and English journal of education

Museum and English journal of education - 1863
...Justice, awards all things well at last. It is in this strain that he has written the close of the Grammarian's funeral : " That low man seeks a little...great thing to pursue, Dies ere he knows it. " That has the world here, should he need the next Let the world mind him ; This throws himself on God, and...
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Lyrics of life [selected poems].

Robert Browning - History - 1866
...earth's failure : " Wilt thou trust death or not ? " he answered, " Yes. Hence with life's pale lure ! " That low man seeks a little thing to do, Sees it and does it : This high man, with a great thing to puisne, Dies ere he knows it. That low man goes on adding one to one, His hundred 's soon hit : This...
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Friends' Quarterly Examiner, Volume 11

1877
...Future. " Our to-days and yesterdays Are the blocks with which we build." As Robert Browning writes, " That low man seeks a little thing to do, Sees it,...knows it. That low man goes on adding one to one, His hundreds soon hit : This high man aiming at a million, Misses an unit." FRANCES ANNE BUDGE. * " The...
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