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Der Mensch, ein philosophisches Gedicht - Page 21
by Alexander Pope - 1772 - 351 pages
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Our Outsides and what They Betoken: A Summary

William Thomas Fernie - Phrenology - 1913 - 413 pages
...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." " Know then thyself, presume not God to scan ; The proper study of mankind is Man." Alexander Pope...
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Chaucer to Burns

William Stebbing - English poetry - 1913
...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.8 Disposition and circumstances inclined him to unmask and mock at weaknesses. But there was genius...
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An Introduction to Biophysics

David Burns - Biophysics - 1921 - 435 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." POPE. IT may be laid down as axiomatic that once an object has come into equilibrium with its environment,...
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Selected Poems of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1926 - 271 pages
...riper stage, And beads and pray'r-books are the toys of age : a/So 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, t&s And each...
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The Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse

David Nichol Smith - English poetry - 1926 - 744 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. An Essay on Man, ii, 1733, 1743 F( ~2 >OR Forms of Government let fools contest ; Whate'er is best...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 850 pages
...theory of passions. 279. Scarfs] The badge of doctors of divinity. Pleas'd with this bauble still, as that before; 'Till tir'd he sleeps, and Life's...is o'er! Mean-while Opinion gilds with varying rays Those painted clouds that beautify our days; Each want of happiness by Hope supply'd, 285 And each...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - Literary Criticism - 1976 - 159 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 Man seen from above, as if by the pitying eye of God or Nature, to which the most dignified...
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Pre-Revolutionary Writings

Edmund Burke - History - 1993 - 328 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. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful Introduction The...
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