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 21von Alexander Pope - 1772 - 351 SeitenVollansicht
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...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. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful Introduction The...