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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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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1817
...Defend me therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping huckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! "Twere well, says one sage erndite, profound, Terrihly arched and aquiline his nose, And overhuilt with most impending...
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Geraldine; Or, Modes of Faith and Practice: A Tale, in Three Volumes

Mary Jane Mackenzie - 1820 - 874 pages
...usually blinding and bewildering its luckless possessor ; engaging him in the profitably employment of ' dropping buckets into empty wells* and growing old in drawing nothing up.' " " It must be confessed," said Mr. Spenser, " that the calculations of the sanguine are sometimes...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 10

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 807 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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Poems. by William Cowper. With the life of the author by T. Greatheed

William Cowper, T. Greatheed - 1821
...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 ! 'Twere well, says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arched, and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt with most impending...
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Geraldine; Or, Modes of Faith and Practice: A Tale, in Two Volumes, Volume 1

Mary Jane Mackenzie - English fiction - 1821
...usually blinding and bewildering its luckless possessor; engaging him in the profitable employment of ' dropping buckets into empty wells, and growing old in drawing nothing up.' " " It must be confessed," said Mr. Spenser, " that the calculations of the sanguine are sometimes...
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Correlative Claims and Duties; or, an essay on the necessity of a Church ...

Samuel Charles Wilks - Christianity - 1821 - 561 pages
...will be intrinsically equal to the standard discourses of our best writers, and much less to recommend dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ; but, on the contrary, to point out the necessity of the union of " study, meditation, and prayer,"...
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The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors, Volume 36

English poetry - 1822
...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 poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence

William Cowper - 1824
...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 ! " "Twere well," says one sage erudite profound, Terribly arch'd, and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt with most impending...
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A Letter on the Nature and Effects of the Tread-wheel: As an Instrument of ...

John Ivatt Briscoe - Convict labor - 1824 - 174 pages
...the salutary sentence of hard labour might be unprofitably perverted. It is in truth *, " the toil " Of dropping buckets into empty wells, " And growing old in drawing nothing up." Divested of .all prejudice on the subject, I am quite at a loss to understand on what foundation the...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...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 ! Twerc well, says one sage erudite, profund, Terribly arch'd, and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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