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 a while one parent from the sky... The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by himself and ... - Σελίδα 8των Alexander Pope - 1847Πλήρης προβολή
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...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...