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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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The Bible Looking Glass: Reflector, Companion and Guide to the Great Truths ...

Christian literature - 1881
...cards and counters 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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Here and There: Quaint Quotations, a Book of Wit

H. L. Sidney Lear - Quotations - 1882 - 200 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 supply'd, And each vacuity...
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The Red Dragon, Volume 2

Charles Wilkins - Wales - 1882
...amuse his riper stage, And beads and prayer books are the toys of age. Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, Till tir'd he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er." " Then there was another worthy, who had thoroughly mastered the Iliad of Homer. He knew every line....
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With the Poets: A Selection of English Poetry

Frederic William Farrar - English poetry - 1883 - 290 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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With the poets: a selection of English poetry. [Ed.] by F.W. Farrar

Frederic William Farrar - English poetry - 1883 - 412 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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Truths illustrated by great authors [ed. by W. White].

Truths - 1885 - 560 pages
...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. iWilll. — Spenser. I greatest and most glorious tiiing on ground May often need the helpe of weaker...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

Robert Cochrane - Authors, English - 1887 - 536 pages
...beads and prayer-books are the toys of age : Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, Till tired Those painted clouds that beautify our days ; Each want of happiness by hope supplied, And each vacuity...
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Longer English Poems: With Notes Philological and Explanatory and an ...

John Wesley Hales - Authors, English - 1889 - 427 pages
...amnse hts riper stage, And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age : Pleas'd with this hanble still, as that before, Till tir'd he sleeps, and Life's poor play is o'ep" The child Wordsworth had specially in his mind here was Hartley Coleridge ; see his lines "To...
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The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature ..., Volume 16

Richard Garnett - Anthologies - 1890
...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

Alexander Pope - 1892 - 212 pages
...beads and pray'r-books are the toys of age: 280 l' Pleas'd with this bauble still, as that before; j- I 'Till tir'd he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er. * Mean-while opinion gilds with varying rays ^L* Those painted clouds that beautify our days; v^'<'V^'"' f^ Each want of happiness by hope supply'd,...
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