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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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...