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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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Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends

Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends (1853-1940) - Quakers - 1891
...of labor and must have the first solution. The labor unions, missing this truth are simply " . . . . dropping buckets into empty wells And growing old in drawing nothing up." THE FOLLY ILLUSTRATED. There is a parable of a man who owned a fine herd of cattle and lived in a region...
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The standard speaker: containing exercises in prose and poetry for ...

1854
...exclaim, in the " 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 TREATIBK. pf ORATOET, 15 Eloqnence, 16 Rhetoric, 16 Oratory tuning the Ancients,...
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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER

REV. H. STEBBING - 1854
...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 1 'Twere well, says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arch'd, and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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POEMS, BY WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ

JOHN JOHNSON - 1854
...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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The complete poetical works of William Cowper, with life and critical notice ...

William Cowper - 1855
...is plausibly amused. Defend me therefore, common sense, say 1, 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, a poem, illustr. by B. Foster

William Cowper - 1855
...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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Poems, Volumes 1-3

William Cowper - 1855
...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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Letters on the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Samuel Bailey - Psychology - 1855 - 277 pages
...If they are to be taken at their word, they are at the best engaged in nothing better than the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." The course of the writers here alluded to, well exemplifies the evils arising from the personification...
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The Wesleyan local preachers' manual: being a ser. of lectures on Bibical ...

George Smith - 1855
...Sisyphus or Tantalus, he is ever labouring to accomplish an impossibility, and spends his time " In dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." Yes; for any error of this kind, the individual himself, and, next to him, his brethren, have to pay...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper Esq. and Memoir of the Author

G. Standfast - 1856
...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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