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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 a while one parent from the sky... "
The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions, and ... - Page 27
by Alexander Pope - 1754
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Selected Poems of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1926 - 271 lehte
...Kings shall know 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, 4io Make Languor smile, and smooth the bed...
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The Quarterly Review, 69. köide

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...
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Women's Place in Pope's World

Valerie Rumbold, Rumbold Valerie - 1989 - 315 lehte
...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...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 lehte
...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 To rock the cradle of reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, 410 Make languor smile, and smooth the bed...
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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 lehte
...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 Cradle of reposing Age, With lenient Arts extend a Mother's breath, Make Languor smile, and smooth the Bed of...
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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 432 lehte
...frondée dans ce? quatres vers. •28. O friend ! may each domeftic blifs be thine ! Be no unpleafmg melancholy mine ! Me, let the tender office long engage,...age* ; With lenient arts extend, a mother's breath, Make languor fmile, and fmooth the bed of death; Explore the thought, explain the afking eye, And keep...
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W. H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

W. H. Auden - 2004 - 608 lehte
...fair Virtue ! welcome even the last ! 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...
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Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Louise Barnett - 2006 - 238 lehte
...himself in the role of the devoted son who exercises the maternal office for his own aging mother: 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...
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