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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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 576 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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Essay on man, and The universal prayer

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 47 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...
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The orator's guide, or The practice and power of eloquence, Band 150

John Antrobus (essayist.) - 1862
...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 poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Band 2

Alexander Pope - 1863
...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...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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Our life illustrated by pen and pencil [an anthology].

Our life - 1865
...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 British Poets, Band 2

1866
...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...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 poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 Seiten
...and prayer-books are the toys of age : Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, 281 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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An Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 53 Seiten
...and prayer-books are the toys of age ;* Pleas'd 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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - 1868 - 778 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. Epistle ii. Line 275. Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving...
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations: A Book of Ready Reference for ...

G.W. Carleton & Co - 1878 - 340 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. POPE, Esiay on Man. — By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd ; The sports of children...
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