Me, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from the sky... The Works of Alexander Pope; - Seite 51von Alexander Pope - 1822Vollansicht
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Valerie Rumbold, Rumbold Valerie - 1989 - 315 Seiten
...Even the famous lines on Edith's last illness are not so much about her as about her son watching her: Me, let the tender Office long engage To rock the...reposing Age, With lenient Arts extend a Mother's breath, Make Languor smile, and smooth the Bed of Death, Explore the Thought, explain the asking Eye, And keep...