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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 poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1863
...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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Our life illustrated by pen and pencil [an anthology].

Our life - 1865
...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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The British Poets, Volume 2

1866
...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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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 pages
...and prayer-books are the toys of age : Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, 281 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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An Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 72 pages
...and prayer-books are the toys of age ;* Pleas'd 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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1868 - 828 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. Epistle ii. Line 275. Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving...
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations: A Book of Ready Reference for ...

G.W. Carleton & Co - Quotations, English - 1878 - 360 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, Esiay on Man. — By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd ; The sports of children...
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Pope's Essay on man, ed., with annotations &c. by J. Hunter

Alexander Pope - 1879
...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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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

English essays - 1881 - 536 pages
...beads and prayer-books are the toys of age : Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, Till tired val which separated the whole race from Him on whom their own e Those painted clouds that beautify our days ; Each want of happiness by hope supplied, And each vacuity...
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Pope: Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1881 - 122 pages
...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: 280 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...
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