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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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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 358 pages
...survived the fall ! Great contest follows, and much learned dust. From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. How various his employments whom the world Calls idle ; and who justly in return Esteems that busy...
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Lectures on the life, genius, and insanity of Cowper

George Barrell Cheever - 1856
...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." We derive the materials for this continued investigation from Cowper himself. Up to the period of his...
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THE DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE

HODGES - 1856
..."harmless lunatics." " To those few well informed persons who still, from old prejudice, accuse us of, Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up, we may say that till the well of creation be emptied, there is no danger of our returning from our...
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The rural poetry of the English language: illustrating the seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - English poetry - 1856 - 554 pages
...is plausibly amused. Defend me therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries so airy, from the toil am Jenks ! SYMPATHY WITH ERRINO HUMANITY. Twere well, says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arched, and...
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The task, Table talk, and other poems: With critical observations of various ...

William Cowper - 1856 - 435 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 ! 190 JUSTIFICATION OF THE PRECEDING CKNSDKES. 'Twere well, says one, sage, erudite, profound, Terribly...
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THE DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE

HODGES - 1856
...at this season of the year, as " an animal found on the sea-shore between high and low water marks." Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up, we may say that till the well of creation be emptied, there is no danger of our returning from our...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 55

1857
...philosophical theorists: " 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." Mr. Fortune and some English friends, who went up the country by canal from Ningpo, were accustomed...
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An earnest ministry: or, How to win souls, Volume 8

John Baillie - 1857
...LONDON. MDCCCLVII. I " 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 ! " CowPEK. AN EARNEST MINISTRY, " THEN said the Interpreter, Come in ; I will show thee that which...
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The beautiful in nature, art, and life, Volume 1

Andrew James Symington - Aesthetics - 1857
...fields, the better ! "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 We have seen that systems of morals have been propounded in every age ; by the wise Chinese, and...
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The English Journal of Education, Volume 11

1857
...much akin to the labours of the schoolmen of the middle ages described so faithfully as employed in "Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up," these men brought us hack to the wholesome starting point of, — " Know your customer first, and tlien...
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