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" 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, explain the asking eye, And... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope - Página 277
de Alexander Pope - 1873 - 600 páginas
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Shelburne Essays: With the wits

Paul Elmer More - 1919
...respect for that life which he had preserved against all the inroads of the world's malice : O friend! May each domestic bliss be thine! Be no unpleasing...Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from the sky ! On cares like these if length of days attend, May Heaven, to bless...
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With the Wits

Paul Elmer More - 1919
...respect for that life which he had preserved against all the inroads of the world's malice : O friend! May each domestic bliss be thine! Be no unpleasing...Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from the sky ! On cares like these if length of days attend, May Heaven, to bless...
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Shelburne Essays: With the wits

Paul Elmer More - 1919
...all the inroads of the world's malice : O friend! May each domestic bliss be thine! Be no unpl easing melancholy mine: Me, let the tender office long engage,...Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from the sky ! On cares like these if length of days attend, May Heaven, to bless...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...tittering on, and shoves you from the stage. POPE — Imitations of Horace. Bk. II. Ep. 2. L. 322. 19 well skilj'd to find or forge a fault; A turn for...sterling pounds per sheet; Fear not to lie, 'twill seem awhile one parent from the sky. POPE — Prologue to tíie Satires. L. 408. 20 His leaf also shall...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 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), George Walter Prothero - 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...asking eye, And keep a while one parent from the sky.' Pope's deformity came from his father ; and, as regards personal endowments, he might have said with...
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The Quarterly Review

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
...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...; Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And save awhile one parent from the sky.' ' Sit pia cura milii longum invigilare seiiectae, Et matri somnos...
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Women's Place in Pope's World

Valerie Rumbold, Rumbold Valerie - 1989 - 315 páginas
...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...asking Eye, And keep a while one Parent from the Sky! (line 408) The first extant version of this passage, described in 1731 as 'a few Lines I sent t'other...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 páginas
...grant me, thus to live, and thus to die! Who sprung from kings shall know less joy than I. O friend! may each domestic bliss be thine! Be no unpleasing...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 páginas
...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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Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Louise Barnett - 2006 - 238 páginas
...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...the asking Eye, And keep a while one Parent from the Sky!10 Pope gave every indication of extreme grief upon the death of his ninety-year-old mother. Two...
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