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" Me, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from the sky... "
An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ... - Σελίδα 120
των John Evans - 1817
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Τόμος 1

Alexander Pope - 1831
...1731, by the bed-side of his mother;1 " O friend ! may each domestic bliss be thine ; Be no unpleasing melancholy mine ! Me, let the tender office long engage,...extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smoothe the bed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from...

The lake of Geneva, a poem, Τόμος 1

sir Samuel Egerton Brydges (bart.) - 1832
...tenderness for his aged mother. •• O friend! may each domestic bliss be thine; Be no unpleasing melancholy mine ! Me let the tender office long engage,...extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smoothe the bed of death ; Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And ke«p awhile one parent...

The remains of William Phelan [ed. by M. Phelan]. With a biogr ..., Τόμος 1

William Phelan - 1832
...realized : . . • O friend, may each domestic bliss be thine : Be no unpleasing melancholy mine : Mr, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age ; Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile BOTH PARENTS from the sky ! ' From 1823.,...

Rhymed Plea for Tolerance: In Two Dialogues. With a Prefatory Dialogue ..

John Kenyon - 1833 - 149 σελίδες
...of Pope, from the prologue to the Satires, although 10 well known, can hardly be too often quoted. " Me let the tender office long engage To rock the cradle...asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from the sky." Note 4, page 18. When the last lingering friend hath bade farewell. See Pope's Epistle to Robert, Earl...

Shakspeare's Seven Ages of Man: Or, The Progress of Human Life. Illustrated ...

John Evans - 1834 - 252 σελίδες
...Twickenham ; yet his treatment of an aged mother was exemplary, even to admiration — With lenient arts t' extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and...asking eye, And keep awhile ONE PARENT from the sky ! In the discharge of this important duty towards the aged, the fair sex have more especially distinguished...

The Quarterly Review, Τόμος 155

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1883
...Henry, Lord Brougham.' Written by himself. VoL ip 12. ' Me let the tender office long engage To rock tho cradle of reposing age ; With lenient arts extend...Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep a while one parent from the sky.' Pope's deformity came from his father ; and, as regards personal...

The Quarterly Review, Τόμος 69

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1842
...omnes, Fraternaeque dabunt pignus amicitise.' Pope's charming lines are thus pleasingly rendered :1 Me let the tender office long engage To rock the cradle of expiring age ; With lenient art extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of...

Women's Place in Pope's World

Valerie Rumbold, Rumbold Valerie - 1989 - 315 σελίδες
...Even the famous lines on Edith's last illness are not so much about her as about her son watching her: Me, let the tender Office long engage To rock the...Explore the Thought, explain the asking Eye, And keep a while one Parent from the Sky! (line 408) The first extant version of this passage, described in...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 σελίδες
...from kings shall know less joy than I. O friend! may each domestic bliss be thine! Be no unpleasing melancholy mine: Me, let the tender office long engage...reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, 410 Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And...
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Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-century Literature

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Professor of English Literature and Fellow of Magdalen College Oxford Robert Douglas-Fairhurst - 2002 - 372 σελίδες
...when further extending the literary life of the man he most often claimed as his poetic father, Homer: Me, let the tender Office long engage To rock the...breath, Make Languor smile, and smooth the Bed of Death . . . 87 84 'A Special Type of Choice of Object Made by Men', repr. in Strachey, XI. 173-4. 85 Strachey,...
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