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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 British Poets: Including Translations ...

Classical poetry - 1822
...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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Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Thomas Brown - Philosophy - 1822 - 587 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."* The supposed test of identity, when applied to the mind in these cases, completely fails. It neither...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1823 - 372 pages
...amuse his riper stage, And cards and counters are the toys of age ; • 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 ; Each want of happiness by hope supply'd, And each vacuitv...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...his riper stage ; And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age ; Pleas'd with this bauble still, will pretend a call To -Inly the column, let him share...fall : But oh, that yet he would repent and live I Those painted clouds that beautify our days ; Each want of happiness by hope supply'd, And each vacuity...
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An Essay on Man: In Four Epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke, to which ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1824 - 67 pages
...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...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...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1824
...his riper stage, And heads and pray'r-hooks are the toys of age : 280 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, 285 And each...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1824
...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...is o'er. Meanwhile opinion gilds with varying rays Those painted clouds that beautify our days ; Each want of happiness by hope supplied, 285 And each...
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An Essay on Man: In Four Epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1824 - 48 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 Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1824
...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 Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1824 - 300 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! 30 Meanwhile opinion gilds with varying rays Those painted clouds that beautify our days; Each want...
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