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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, ed. with notes and intr. memoir by A.W ... - Page 285
by Alexander Pope - 1869
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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...reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death,1 Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 77-78

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...O grant me thus to live, and thus to die I 404 Who sprung from kings shall know less joy than l. 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 Heav'n, to bless...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1796
...from kings shall know less joy than I. O Friend! may each domestic bliss be thine ! Be no unpleaiing melancholy mine; Me let the tender office long engage...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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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...of the fine epistle just mentioned, he thus sweetly and pathetically alludes to his filial duty. O Friend ! may each domestic bliss be thine ! Be no...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...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805 - 472 pages
...of the fine epistle just mentioned, he thus sweetly and pathetically alludes to his filial duty. O Friend ! may each domestic bliss be thine ! Be no...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
...Perruque est asses heureusement frondee dans ces quatres vers. 28. O, friend ! may each domestic bliss bę thine ! Be no unpleasing melancholy mine ! Me let...office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age ;* S3 With * See a letter to Mr. Richardson, desiring him to come to Twickenham., and take a sketch...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 40

John Bell - 1807
...0 grant me thus to live, and thus to die ! 404 Who sprung from kings shall know less joy than I. O Friend ! may each domestic bliss be thine ! Be no...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 keep...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807
...Who sprung from kings shall know less joy than I. O friend ! may each domestic bliss he thine ! 406 Be no unpleasing melancholy mine : Me let the tender...mother's breath, 410 Make languor smile, and smooth the hed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from the sky...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 408 pages
...thus to die ! Who sprung from kings shall know less joy than I. O friend ! may each domestic hliss he thine ! Be no unpleasing melancholy mine : Me, let...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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1808 - 651 pages
...thus to die ! Who sprung from kings shall know less joy than I. O friend ! may each domestic blisa be thine! Be no unpleasing melancholy mine: Me, let...office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age, Witli lenient arts extend a mother's breath, Make langnor smile, and smooth the bedtlf death; Explore...
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