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" twixt reading and Bohea, To muse, and spill her solitary Tea, Or o'er cold coffee trifle with the spoon, Count the slow clock, and dine exact at noon... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed, a Life of the ... - Page 106
by Alexander Pope - 1846
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The Daring Muse: Augustan Poetry Reconsidered

Margaret Anne Doody, Professor of English Margaret Anne Doody - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 288 pages
...To muse, and spill her solitary Tea. Or o'er cold coffee trifle with the spoon. Count the slow dock, and dine exact at noon; Divert her eyes with pictures...stories to the squire: Up to her godly garret after sev'n. There starve and pray, for that's the way to heav'n. (lines 11-22) After this effective and...
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A Book of Love Poetry

Jon Stallworthy - Poetry - 1986 - 393 pages
...three hours a day; To pass her time 'twixt reading and Bohea, To muse, and spill her solitary tea, Or o'er cold coffee trifle with the spoon, Count the...godly garret after seven, There starve and pray, for that's the way to heaven. Some Squire, perhaps, you take a delight to rack; Whose game is Whisk, whose...
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Practical Stylistics: An Approach to Poetry

H. G. Widdowson - Foreign Language Study - 1992 - 230 pages
...three hours a day; To part her time 'twixt reading and bohea, To muse, and spill her solitary tea, Or o'er cold coffee trifle with the spoon, Count the slow clock, and dine exact at noon . . . Consider, to begin with, how the patterning of sound in the first line expresses the liveliness...
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The Culture of Fashion

Christopher Breward - Design - 1995 - 244 pages
...croaking rooks . . . To pass her time 'twixt reading and Bohea, To muse, and spill her solitary Tea, Or o'er cold coffee trifle with the spoon, Count the...in the fire, Hum half a tune, tell stories to the Squire.'7 By the late 1720s an emphasis on the modernity encapsulated in both country house and town...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...three hours a day; To part her time 'twixt reading and bohea, To muse, and spill her solitary tea, Or o'er cold coffee trifle with the spoon, Count the...fire, Hum half a tune, tell stories to the squire; 20 Up to her godly garret after seven, There starve and pray, for that's the way to heaven. Some squire,...
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Twenty Questions: (posed by Poems)

J. D. McClatchy - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 200 pages
...time 'twixt reading and Bohea, To muse, and spill her solitary Tea, Or o'er cold coffee trifle with a spoon, Count the slow clock, and dine exact at noon;...stories to the squire; Up to her godly garret after sev'n, There starve and pray, for that's the way to heav'n. Some Squire, perhaps, you take a delight...
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Daily Warm-Ups: Poetry - Level I

Shari Goldberg - Activity programs in education - 2003 - 180 pages
...three hours a day, To part her time 'twixt reading and Bohea, To muse, and spill her solitary tea, Or o'er cold coffee trifle with the spoon; Count the...fire, Hum half a tune, tell stories to the squire. . . . Write a poem about what you would do if you lived all alone. What and how would you eat and drink?...
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