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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 Saturday magazine

1834
...responsibility of a waste of time, which is forcibly described by your excellent poet Cowper, as no better than Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. HH AMONG other instructivo lessons with which tlic book of Job abounds, we have a lively instance of...
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Sydney Beresford: A Tale of the Day ...

Louisa Sidney Stanhope - 1835
...Alas ! the epidemic lies beyond the skill of the physician : to attempt to stay the poison, is but " dropping buckets into empty wells, and growing old in drawing nothing up." Man may satirize, and woman also ; and the coteries of the tea-table may lash — and the pen of the...
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The Life and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ..., Volume 7

William Cowper, William Hayley - 1835
...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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The Task: In Six Books

William Cowper - English poetry - 1836 - 172 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! 'Twero well, says one, sage, erudite, profound Terribly arch'd and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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Poems; to which is prefixed a memoir of the author by J. M'Diarmid

William Cowper - 1837
...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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Sermons Preached in Trinity Church, Upper Chelsea

Henry Blunt - Sermons, English - 1837 - 347 pages
...of ordinances, and thus are wearing life away, as the Christian poet has well expressed it — " By dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." We have, therefore, still to discover the class to whom our Lord alludes in the invitation before us...
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Sunday afternoon lectures: or, Sermons preached in the district church of st ...

Joseph Jowett - 1838
...this is the whole history of a large proportion of mankind ; in the caustic language of the Poet — dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. " What shall we eat? what shall we drink? wherewithal shall we be clothed?" is the anxious cry of one....
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The poetical works of William Cowper, ed. by H.F. Cary

William Cowper - 1839
...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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The Table Talker: Or, Brief Essays on Society and Literature, Volume 2

Johnstone - Table-talk - 1840
...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 !" The exercise of plain common sense (which folks that affect " science" are so apt to despise) •would...
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Supplement to the Courant, Volumes 20-23

1855
...world in which God has placed them ! How many there are among at, whose whole life is spent '•In dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." "What shall I dot" Ah! that qnerulous tone does not indicate that the dream is yet shaken 08 ! Do?...
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