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" Pleas'd with a rattle, tickled with a straw ; Some livelier plaything gives his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite ; Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage, And beads and pray'r-books are the toys of age : Pleas'd with this bauble... "
Der Mensch, ein philosophisches Gedicht - Seite 21
von Alexander Pope - 1772 - 351 Seiten
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Pope's Essay on man, ed., with annotations &c. by J. Hunter

Alexander Pope - 1879
...and prayer-books are the toys of age : Pleased with this bauble still, as that before ; Till tired he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er. Meanwhile opinion gilds, with varying rays, Those painted clouds that beautify our days ; Each want of happiness by hope supplied, And each vacuity...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1881 - 536 Seiten
...beads and prayer-books are the toys of age : Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, Till tired val which separated the whole race from Him on whom their own e Those painted clouds that beautify our days ; Each want of happiness by hope supplied, And each vacuity...
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Pope: Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1881 - 122 Seiten
...his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite: Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage, And beads and pray'r-books are the toys of age: 280 Pleas'd with this bauble still, as that before; 'Till tir'd he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er. Mean-while opinion gilds...
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The Bible Looking Glass: Reflector, Companion and Guide to the Great Truths ...

1881
...cards and counters are the toys of age; Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, Till tired, he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er. Meanwhile opinion gilds, with varying rays, Those painted clouds that beautify our days; Each want of happiness by hope supplied, And each vacuity...
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Here and There: Quaint Quotations, a Book of Wit

H. L. Sidney Lear - 1882 - 176 Seiten
...beads and prayer-books are the toys of age. Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, Till tired he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er. Meanwhile opinion gilds with varying rays Those painted clouds that beautify our days ; Each want of happiness by Hope supply'd, And each vacuity...
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The Red Dragon, Band 2

Charles Wilkins - 1882
...amuse his riper stage, And beads and prayer books are the toys of age. Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, Till tir'd he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er." " Then there was another worthy, who had thoroughly mastered the Iliad of Homer. He knew every line....
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With the Poets: A Selection of English Poetry

Frederic William Farrar - 1883 - 290 Seiten
...and prayer-books are the toys of age. Pleased with this bauble still, as that before ; 'Till tired he sleeps, and Life's poor play is o'er. Meanwhile opinion gilds with varying rays Those painted clouds that beautify our days : Each want of happiness by Hope supplied, And each vacuity...
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With the poets: a selection of English poetry. [Ed.] by F.W. Farrar

Frederic William Farrar - 1883 - 412 Seiten
...beads and prayer-books are the toys of age Pleased with this bauble still, as that before ; "Till tired he sleeps, and Life's poor play is o'er. Meanwhile opinion gilds with varying rays Those painted clouds that beautify our days : Each want of happiness by Hope supplied, And each vacuity...
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Truths illustrated by great authors [ed. by W. White].

Truths - 1885 - 560 Seiten
...his riper stage ; And beads and pray'r-books are the toys of age ; Pleas'd with this Bauble still, as that before ; Till tir'd he sleeps, and Life's poor play is o'er. iWilll. — Spenser. I greatest and most glorious tiiing on ground May often need the helpe of weaker...
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