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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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Palgrave's Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1901
...amuse his riper stage, And beads and prayer-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." In all which Pope was perhaps merely expanding, after his manner, the fine concluding sentence of Sir...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1903 - 672 Seiten
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The Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1903 - 672 Seiten
...and prayer-books are the toys of age: aSo Pleas'd with this banble 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 beantify our days; Each want of happiness by Hope supplied, And each vacuity...
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Notes to Palgrave's Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics, Books I-IV

John Henry Fowler - 1904 - 250 Seiten
...amuse his riper stage, And beads and prayer-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," In all which Pope was perhaps merely expanding, after his manner, the fine concluding sentence of Sir....
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Band 48

British Academy - 1963
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Eighteenth Century Literature: An Oxford Miscellany

1909 - 183 Seiten
...amuse his riper stage, And beads and pray'r-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. That is the philosophy of the vanity of man, and it is the note of Byron's Childe Harold and Manfred....
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English Poetry..: With Introduction, Notes and Illustrations, Band 40

1910
...amuse 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...o'er. ' Mean-while 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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Twelve Centuries of English Poetry and Prose

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1910 - 756 Seiten
...beads and prayer-books are the toys of age: Pleased with this bauble still, as that before; Till tired Those painted clouds that beautify our days; Each want of happiness by hope supplied, And each vacuity...
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The Art of Education

Ira Woods Howerth - 1912 - 237 Seiten
...amuse 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." This is a somewhat pessimistic view of life, but it is correct so far as the successive change of interests...
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Our Outsides and what They Betoken: A Summary

William Thomas Fernie - 1913 - 413 Seiten
...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." " Know then thyself, presume not God to scan ; The proper study of mankind is Man." Alexander Pope...
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