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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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A Paladin of Philanthropy: And Other Papers

Austin Dobson - England - 1899 - 394 pages
...Genteel Style in Writing'); and perhaps there is a memory of it in the ' Pleas'd with this bauble still, as that before ; Till tir'd he sleeps, and Life's poor play is o'er ' — of Pope's ' Essay on Man,' ii. 281-2. renewed effort must be attributed partly to the recollection...
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The Rape of the Lock: An Essay on Man and Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot

Alexander Pope - Catholics - 1901 - 120 pages
...beads and pray'r-books are the toys of age : 269. Chemist, alchemist. Pleas'd with this bauble still, as that before ; Till tir'd he sleeps, and life's...o'er. Meanwhile opinion gilds, with varying rays, Those painted clouds that beautify our days ; 285 Each want of happiness by hope supply'd, And each...
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science, Philosophy ...

Harry Thurston Peck - Literature - 1901
...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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Palgrave's Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1901
...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." In all which Pope was perhaps merely expanding, after his manner, the fine concluding sentence of Sir...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1903 - 704 pages
...and prayer-books are the toys of age: aSo Pleas'd with this banble 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 beantify our days; Each want of happiness by Hope supplied, And each vacuity...
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Notes to Palgrave's Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics, Books I-IV

John Henry Fowler - English poetry - 1904 - 250 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," In all which Pope was perhaps merely expanding, after his manner, the fine concluding sentence of Sir....
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Eighteenth Century Literature: An Oxford Miscellany

Eighteenth century - 1909 - 183 pages
...amuse his riper stage, And beads and pray'r-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. That is the philosophy of the vanity of man, and it is the note of Byron's Childe Harold and Manfred....
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English Poetry..: With Introduction, Notes and Illustrations, Volume 40

English poetry - 1910 - 492 pages
...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...o'er. ' Mean-while 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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Twelve Centuries of English Poetry and Prose

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - English literature - 1910 - 756 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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The Art of Education

Ira Woods Howerth - Education - 1912 - 237 pages
...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." This is a somewhat pessimistic view of life, but it is correct so far as the successive change of interests...
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