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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 - Page 21
by Alexander Pope - 1772 - 351 pages
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - American poetry - 1830 - 480 pages
...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. One prospect lost, another still we gain, And not a vanity is given in vain : Ev'n mean self-love becomes,...
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The Grammatical Instructer; Containing an Exposition of All the Essential ...

Samuel B. EMMONS - English language - 1832 - 160 pages
...riper stage; And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age: Pleas'd with this bauble still, -asthat before; Till tir'd 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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An Essay on Man: In Four Epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke : to ...

Alexander Pope - 1832 - 67 pages
...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 1 Meanwhile opinion gilds...
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Shakspeare's Seven Ages of Man: Or, The Progress of Human Life. Illustrated ...

John Evans - Life - 1834 - 252 pages
...his riper age, And beads, and prayer-books, are the toys of AGE ! Pleas'd with this bauble, as with that before, Till tir'd HE sleeps, and LIFE'S poor play is o'er! But, " Let not MAN," says the devout and ingenious St. Pierre, " vent complaints on the short duration...
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The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1835
...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, 285 And each...
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The Constitution of Society: As Designed by God

Daniel Bishop - Christian sociology - 1835 - 639 pages
...amuse hu riper stage : And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age. Pleas'd with his bauble still, as that before ; Till, tir'd, he sleeps, — and life's poor play is o'er. POPE. 69. What, says Dr. Brown, shall we think of the mind of that man, who, endowed with a capacity...
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The Young Lady's Reader

Louisa Caroline Tuthill - English language - 1839 - 458 pages
...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 seven ages of human life. Old age

AGES. - 1842 - 140 pages
...amuse his riper stage, And heads 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 Bible of Nature, and Substance of Virtue, Condensed from the Scriptures ...

Free thought - 1842
...his riper stage ; And beads and pray'r books are the toys of age: Pleas'd with this bauble still, ns that before ; Till tir'd he sleeps and life's poor play is o'er! Mean while opinion gilds with varying rays Those painted clouds that beautify our days; Each want of...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...his ripe* stage, And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age : Pleas'd with thia bauble still, aa 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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