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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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Nugæ metricæ [selections from the English poets, with Lat. tr.] by sir H.H ...

1839
...Pleas'd to the last, he crops the flow'ry food, And licks the hand uprais'd to shed his blood. Pope. Me, let the tender office long engage To rock the cradle of reposing age ; With lenient art extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death, Explore the thought,...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1841 - 807 Seiten
...groan. О grant me thus to live, and thus to die! Who sprung from kings shall know less joy than I. О 4 oflice long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath,...
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The Christian's daily companion

Christian - 1841
...in pain and sickness; and do all we can to enliven and brighten the cloudy evening of their days. ' gs, and our gross imaginations in regard to the divine natu repostng age; Wtth lentent arts extend a mother's breath, Make languor smlle, and smooth the bed of...
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The seven ages of human life. Old age

AGES. - 1842 - 140 Seiten
...perhaps, there can be found no filial tribute which has more feeling and poetry than the lines of Pope : Me let the tender office long engage To rock the cradle...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...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 807 Seiten
...groan. O grant me thus to live, and thus to die ! Who sprung from kings shall know less joy than I. Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep...
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The Mother's Assistant and Young Lady's Friend, Bände 4-5

1844
...heaven is worth them all. T. MOORE, DUTY TO AGED PARENTS. ME let the tender office long engage, Tlf 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...
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The universal class-book: a ser. of reading lessons

Samuel Maunder - 1844
...promote the happiness of his aged mother. His actions in this respect correspond with his verse : — " Me let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of declining age, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile a parent from the sky."...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - 1963 - 850 Seiten
...and thus to die! Who sprung from Kings shall know less joy than I. 405 O Friend ! may each Domestick Bliss be thine ! Be no unpleasing Melancholy mine...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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The Quarterly Review, Band 69

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1842
...omnes, Fraternaeque dabunt pignus amicitise.' Pope's charming lines are thus pleasingly rendered :1 Me let the tender office long engage To rock the cradle of expiring age ; With lenient art extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of...
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Women's Place in Pope's World

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...
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