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" 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 51
von Alexander Pope - 1822
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 Seiten
...groan. O grant me, thus to live, and thus to die! Who sprung from kings shall know less joy than I. O friend! may each domestic bliss be thine! Be no...410 Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep a while one parent from the sky! On cares like...
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Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-century Literature

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Professor of English Literature and Fellow of Magdalen College Oxford Robert Douglas-Fairhurst - 2002 - 372 Seiten
...when further extending the literary life of the man he most often claimed as his poetic father, Homer: 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 . . . 87 84 'A Special Type of Choice of Object Made...
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Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-century Literature

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst - 2002 - 372 Seiten
...when further extending the literary life of the man he most often claimed as his poetic father, Homer: Me, let the tender Office long engage To rock the Cradle of repoting Age, With lenient Arts extend a Mother's beeath. Make Languor smile, and smooth the Bed of...
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W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

Wystan Hugh Auden - 2004 - 553 Seiten
...ear: — Welcome for thee, fair Virtue ! all the past; For thee, fair Virtue ! welcome even the last ! O Friend ! may each domestic bliss be thine ! Be no...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...
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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 432 Seiten
...frondée dans ce? quatres vers. •28. O friend ! may each domeftic blifs be thine ! Be no unpleafmg melancholy mine ! Me, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of repofing age* ; With lenient arts extend, a mother's breath, Make languor fmile, and fmooth the bed...
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Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Louise Barnett - 2006 - 238 Seiten
...himself in the role of the devoted son who exercises the maternal office for his own aging mother: 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...
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