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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... "
Nugæ metricæ [selections from the English poets, with Lat. tr.] by sir H.H ... - Sivu 16
1839
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Nide 1

Alexander Pope - 1847
...devoted to the tenderest domestic duties, to which he has alluded in lines never to be forgotten : " 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,...

The School Reader. Fifth Book: Designed as a Sequel to Sanders' Fouth Reader ...

Charles Walton Sanders, Joshua Chase Sanders - 1848 - 456 sivua
...o'er-spreading tone', The sounds that sighed—'- Farewell', farewell' 1" Are gone' — all gone' ! 5. Me let the tender office long engage', To rock the cradle of reposing age' ; With lenient arts' extend a moth'er's breath', Make languor smile', and smooth the bed of death' ; Explore the thought',...

The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 sivua
...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, 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,...

The Practical Elocutionist, Or, The Principles of Elocution Rendered Easy of ...

Henry Bartlett Maglathlin - 1849 - 58 sivua
...happiness ! unlooked for joy ! Never let love despair ! Thy prize is mine ! 3. Love and Tenderness* Me let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age ; To what is plaintiveness suited ? With what is it accompanied'.' What is rule first? Rule second?...

The Practical Elocutionist: Or the Principles of Elocution ...

Henry Bartlett Maglathlin - 1850 - 58 sivua
...happiness ! unlooked for joy ! Never let love despair ! Thy prize is mine ! 3. Love and Tenderness.* Me let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age ; To what is phiintiveness suited ? With what is it accompanied ? What is rule first? Rule second?...

Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - 1925 - 1144 sivua
...know less joy than I. O Friend! may each domestic bliss be thine! Be no unpleasing Melancholy mine: — and the coarsest hunger might barter her consistently for a mutton chop. arts extend a Mother's breath, <10 Make Languor smile, and smooth the bed of Death, -Explore the thought,...

Outlines of English Literature: With Readings

William Joseph Long - 1925 - 807 sivua
...as near as he could to a real rather than an artificial sentiment when he wrote of his old mother : Me let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age. Works of Pope. Pope's first important work, An Essay on Criticism (l7ll), is an echo of the rules which...

Selected Poems of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1926 - 271 sivua
...less joy than I. 405 O Friend! may each domestic bliss be thine! Be no unpleasing Melancholy mine : Me, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing Age, With lenient arts extend a Mother's breath, 414 Make Languor smile, and smooth the bed of Death, « Explore the...

The Quarterly Review, Nide 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 sivua
...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 Cradle of reposing Age, With lenient Arts extend a Mother's breath, Make Languor smile, and smooth the Bed of Death, Explore the Thought,...
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