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" 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... "
Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ... - Page 101
by William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
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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, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1803 - 363 pages
...plaufibly amus'd. Defend me, therefore, common fenfe, fay I, From reveries fo airy, from the toil Ctf dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old...fays on.e fage erudite, profound, Terribly arch'd and acquiline his nofe, And over-built with molt impending brows, Twere well, could you permit the world...
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1803 - 363 pages
...is plaufibly amufed. Defend me therefore common fenfe, fay I, From reveries fo airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing...Twere well, fays one fage erudite, profound, Terribly arched and aquiline his nofe, And overbuilt with moft impending brows, Twere well, could you permit...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1805
...is plaufibly amufed. Defend me therefore common fenfc, fay I, From reveries fo airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing...Twere well, fays one fage erudite, profound, Terribly arched, and aquiline his nofe, And overbuilt with moft impending brows, 'Twere well, could you permit...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1805
...is plaufibly amufed. Defend me therefore common fenfe, 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 on fage erudite, profound, Terribly arched, and aquiline his nofe, And overbuilt with moft impending...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1806
...is plausibly amused. 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 I 'Twere well, says one sage erudite, profound, , Terribly arched and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - English poetry - 1810 - 193 pages
...is plausibly amus'd. Defend me, therefore, common sensej 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 over-built with most impending...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1810
...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 ! V Twere well, says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arch'd, and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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The task: a poem

William Cowper - 1811
...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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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1812
...etimu-, lants.' p, 02. This solemn kind of trifling, Cowper has happily ridiculed^ \>y comparing it to dropping buckets into empty wells And growing old in drawing nothing up.' ^rt. XV. The Advantages of early Piety unfolded and displayed, in a ST ries of plain Discourses,...
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