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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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Selections from the British Classics: Chaucer and Spenser ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1856 - 122 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 elouds 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 Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1856
...prayer-books are the toys of age : sso 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 Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1856
...prayer-books are the toys of age : 280 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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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1856
...amuse his riper age, 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. feu. :gal method of recompensing ; and it is very fortunate for satisfied with such trifling...
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Class Book of Poetry: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1857 - 384 pages
...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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1859
...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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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860
...prayer-books are the toys of age: 2SO 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

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 576 pages
...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 pages
...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, Volume 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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