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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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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Diccion - 1825 - 372 pages
...stage, And cards and counters arc the toys of age ; Pleas'd with this bauble still, as that before j Till tir'd 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 Poetical Works of Alex. Pope: With a Sketch of the Author's Life

Alexander Pope - 1825 - 524 pages
...prayer-books are the toys of age : 80 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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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 3-4

British anthology - 1825
...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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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1825 - 562 pages
...his riper stage, :Vnd beads and prayer-books are the toys of age ; Pleas'd with this bauble still, m Hazlitt \leanwhile opinion gilds with varying rays Those painted elouds that beautify our days ; Eaeh want...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Prefaces

John Aikin - English poetry - 1826 - 840 pages
...stage, A nd beads and prayer-books arc the toys of age : Pleas'd witli this bauble still, as tliat before ; "Till tir'd 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 Poetical Works, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1828
...prayer-books are the toys of age : Pleased with this bauble still, as that before ; 28 i '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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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1829 - 420 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 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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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 2

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 364 pages
...amuse his riper age, 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. pxcn. kings that their subjects are satisfied with such trifling rewards. Should a nobleman happen...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 360 pages
...amuse his riper age, 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. nxcii. Pope. kings that their subjects are satisfied with such trifling rewards. Should a nobleman...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1830 - 442 pages
...prayer-books arc the toys of age: 280 Pleased with this bauble still, aa that before ; 'Till tired, ope praises 7 / Those painted clouds that beautify our days : Each want of happiness by hope supplied. And each vacuity...
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