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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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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...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 ; 280 Pleas'd with this bauble still, as that before, Till tir'd he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er. Meanwhile opinion gilds...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Four Volumes Complete. With His Last ...

Alexander Pope - 1778
...play-thing gives his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite : Scarfs, garters, gold, amufe his riper ftage, And beads and pray'r-books are the toys of age : 280 Pleas'd with this bauble flill, as that before ; 'Till tir'd he fleeps, and life's poor play is o'er. Mean while Opinion gilds...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 32-34

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...louder, but as empty quite : Scarfs, garters, gold, amufe his riper ftage, And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age : 280 Pleas'd with this bauble ftill, as that before ; Till tir'd he fleeps, and Life's poor play is o'er. Meanwhile Opinion gilds with varying rays Thofe painted clouds...
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The Beauties of Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1783 - 278 pages
...play-thing gives his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite : Scarfs, garters, gold, anuife his riper ftage, And beads and pray'r-books are the toys of age : Pleas'd with this bauble ftill, as that before ; 'Till tir'd he fleeps, and Life's poor play is o'er....
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. in Six Volumes Complete: Imitations, moral ...

Alexander Pope - 1787 - 396 pages
...play- thing gives his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite : Scarfs, garters, gold, amufe his riper ftage, And beads and pray'r-books are the toys of age : 280 PJeas'd with this bauble ftill, as that before; Till tir'd he fleeps, and Life's poor play is o'er....
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Poems, Moral, Elegant and Pathetic: Vis. Essay on Man

1796 - 220 pages
...plaything gives his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite: Scarfs, garters, gold, amufe his riper ftage, And beads and pray'r-books are the toys of age ; Tleas'd with this bauble ftill, as that before, 'Till tir'd he fleeps, and life's poor play is o'er....
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1797
...play-thing gives his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite : Scarfs, garters, gold, amufe his riper ftage, And beads and pray'r-books are the...with this bauble ftill, as that before, Till tir'd he fleeps, and Life's poor play is o'er. Mean-while opinion gilds with varying rays Thofe painted clouds...
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An essay on man. Cornish ed

Alexander Pope - 1798
...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. Mean- while opinion gilds with varying rays Those painted clouds that beautify our days; Each want...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 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. Meanwhile opinion gilds...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 408 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...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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