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Poems - Page 101
by William Cowper - 1788 - 359 pages
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books. To which is Added, Tirocinium: Or, A Review ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1787 - 186 pages
...plaufibly amus'd. Defend me therefore, common fenfe, fay I, . From reveries fo airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, . And growing...impending brows, 'Twere well could you permit the world to Jive As the world pleafes. What's- the world to you ? Much. I was born of woman, and drew milk As fweet...
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Poems, Volume 2

1787
...fay I, From reveries fo airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old.in drawing nothing up ? 'Twere well, fays one fage erudite,...overbuilt with moft impending brows; 'Twere well, could yon permit the world to live As the world pleafes. What's the world to you ? Much. I was born of woman,...
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Poems: by William Cowper, ... In two volumes. ...

William Cowper - 1790
...is plaufibly amus'd. Defend me therefore, common fenfe,fay I, From reveries fo airy, From the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing...well, could you permit the world to live As the world pler.fes. What's the world to you ? Much. I was born of woman, and drew milk, As fweet as charity,...
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Poems: by William Cowper, ... In two volumes. ...

William Cowper - 1795
...is plaufibly amus'd. Defend me, therefore, common fenfe, fay I, From reveries fo airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing...'Twere well, could you permit the world to live As the wprld pleafes. What's the world to you ?— Much. I was born of woman, and drew milk, As fweet as charity,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800 - 316 pages
...is plaulibly amui'd. Defend me, therefore, common fenfe, fay I, From reveries fo airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing...up! 'Twere well, fays one fage erudite, profound, BOOK III. THEOAltDEN. 7J And overbuilt with moft impending brows, 'Twere well, could you permit the...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1800 - 420 pages
...is plausibly amus'd. Defend me, therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! 'Twere well, says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arch'd and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt with most impending...
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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1801 - 231 pages
...is plausibly amus'd. Defend me, therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! God never meant that man should scale the heav'ns By strides of human wisdom. In his works, Though...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1802
...pluufibly atrmfed. Defend me therefore common fenfe, fay I, From reveries fo airy, from the toil . . Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing...up ! 'Twere well, fays one fage erudite, profound, f Terribly arched and aquiline his nofe, An<l overbuilt with moft impending brows, Twcre well, could...
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The Christian Observer, Volume 10

Religion - 1812
...adhering to the *' broken cistern* " of human wisdom, are contented with the barren occupation ' Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." Those,also, who afe acquainted with the powerful fascination of the classical authors, will feel how...
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

Poetry - 1802 - 288 pages
...is plausibly amus'd. Defend me, therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! 190 'Twere well, says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arch'd and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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