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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 Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper ...: Including the Copyright ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1849 - 672 pages
...plausibly amused. 186 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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Poems

William Cowper - 1850 - 514 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 arched, and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt with most impending...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volumes 187-188

Great Britain - 1850
...accused of finding delight — speculations, the investigation of which is likened by Cowper to the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. With all our respect for antiquaries and their studies, we must admit that there are amongst them men...
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Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 25

Commerce - 1851
...own part, assuredly I take no pride in it ; it is tío fruit of time mispent, spent in — " the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." For these reasons I want to get a bill of particular?, to the end, that we may show that we have fully...
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Ainsworth's Magazine, Volume 19

William Harrison Ainsworth - Popular literature - 1851
...in a quotation from Cowper. " Yes," said he, " since then, in the language of the poet, I have been, Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." By this time it had become late. I wished to leave him, and was endeavouring to devise some plan by...
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The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for ...

Epes Sargent - Readers - 1852 - 558 pages
...Cowper, — " Defend me, therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries ao airy, — from the toil i Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! " The preceptive portion of the Treatise presents no particular claim to originality ; the object...
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The Jewish herald and record of Christian effort for the spiritual good of ...

International society for the evangelization of the Jews - 1852
...world—which has ever been, and must ever be, a vain as well as wearisome search—the labour '• Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." You have happily forsaken the broken cisterns which can hold no water, and have betaken yourself to...
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The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for ...

Epes Sargent - Elocution - 1852 - 558 pages
...of Cowper, — " 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 ! " CONTENTS. INTRODUCTORY TREATISE. pr, 1. ORATORT, 15 Eloquence, 15 Rhetorie, 15 Oratory among the...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 39

Periodicals - 1852
...well-known lines : 'DtpiKB me, therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries eo airy ; from the toll Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old In drawing nothing upl' Among the original translations in the book is the following, versified from a prose fable, but...
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The poetical works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1853
...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...well, could you permit the world to live As the world pleafcs : what's the world to you ? Much. I was born of woman, and drew milk As fweet as charity from...
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