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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 Literary magnet of the belles lettres, science, and the fine arts, ed ...

Tobias Merton (pseud) - 1824
...became an out-and-out angler. But it proved, in my hands, as in many others before me, something Like dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! The only thing I ever caught''' was a bramble, which appeared to have been lodged in the mud ; but...
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The Parish Church; Or, Religion in Britain

Thomas Wood - Christianity - 1825 - 411 pages
...256—258. to as little purpose as those philosophical speculatists, whom the poet describ.es as " dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." Such wa^the state of sacred literature, and the morals of the clergy were equally low and disgraceful....
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1826
...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 ! 190 'Twere well, says one, sage, erndite, profound Terribly arch'd and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1826
...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 ! 190 'Twere well, says one, sage, erudite, profound Terribly arch'd and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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Exercises in reading and recitation

Jonathan Barber - 1828 - 251 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! 'Twere well, says one sage erudite profound, Terribly arch'd and aqueline his nose, And overbuilt with most impending...
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Notes of a Journey in the North of Ireland, in the Summer of 1827: To which ...

Ireland - 1828 - 185 pages
...was in the habit of continually passing, his answers forcibly reminded us of the unprofitable task " Of dropping buckets into empty wells, " And growing old in drawing nothing up." I will not, however, deprive him of his meed of praise : he had one redeeming quality, that counterbalanced...
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The poetical works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1830
...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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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - English poetry - 1830 - 240 pages
...is plausibly amus'd. Defend me therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries BO airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up I "T were well," says one sage erudite, profound. Terribly arch'd, and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 pages
...is plausibly amused, Defend me therefore, common.eense, ťay I, From reveries so airy, from the toil Spare not in such a cause. Spend all the powers Of rant and rhapsody in virtue's praise : says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arched, and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt with most impcBding...
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Currency fallacies refuted, and paper money vindicated, by the author of An ...

John Taylor - 1833
...often, that we may have the opportunity, so long as prices are kept up, of re-acquiring it : still " dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." The following table shews, 1. the price to which gold would have risen, had we authorised its exchange...
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