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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... "
The Papers of a Critic: Memoir. Pope's writings. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu ... - Page 127
by Charles Wentworth Dilke - 1875
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1890 - 550 pages
...less joy than TL O, friend ! may each domestic bliss be thine ' Be no unpleasing melancholy mine: Ms, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle...breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death,1 Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from the sky ! On cares...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1796
...less joy than I. O Friend! may each domestic bliss be thine ! Be no unpleaiing melancholy mine; Me let the tender office long engage To rock the cradle...reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, 41* Make Languor smile, and smooth the bed of Death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...less joy than I. Oh, Friend ! may each domestic bliss be thine ! Be no unpleasing melancholy mine : Me let the tender office long engage To rock the cradle...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,...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...his filial duty. O Friend ! may each domestic bliss be thine ! Be no unpleasing melancholy mine: Me, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle...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 ! Johnson, speaking...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805 - 472 pages
...his filial duty. 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 MotheVs breath, Make Languor smile, and smooth the bed of Death, Explore the thought, explain the asking...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 396 pages
...Richardson, desiring him to come to Twickenham, and take a sketch of his mother, just after she was 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!* These exquisite...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...quatres vers. 28. <>, 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 ;* S 3 With f * See a letter to Mr. Richardson, desiring him to come to Twickenham, and take a sketch...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807
...joy than I. O friend ! may each domestic bliss he thine ! 406 Be no unpleasing melancholy mine : Me let the tender office long engage To rock the cradle...reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, 410 Make languor smile, and smooth the hed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 40

John Bell - 1807
...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...reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, 410 Mike Languor smile, and smooth the bed of Death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 408 pages
...less joy than I. O friend ! may each domestic hliss he thine ! Be no unpleasing melancholy mine : Me, let the tender office long engage To rock the cradle...reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's hreath, Make languor smile, and smoothe the hed of death ; Explore the thought, explain the asking...
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