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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 precepts of Jesus, by the author of 'The faithful witness'.

John Ross MacDuff, Jesus Christ - 1858
...— the folly of leaving Him who is the source of all felicity, and of engaging in the useless toil " Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." In the next place, it is a sin committed without any provocation whatever, there being nothing in the...
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The Poems of William Cowper ...

William Cowper - 1860 - 491 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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Visions: Sunday Morning Sermons at St. Bartholomew's, New York

Bp. David Hummell Greer - Sermons, American - 1898 - 282 pages
...men and women, if there are such here, searching, ever searching, for proof of the Christian faith, " dropping buckets into empty wells, and growing old in drawing nothing up " ; still searching, searching and saying, " O, that we knew where we might find it ; " come, search...
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Facts about Welsh Factors ... Welshmen as Factors: The Successful Prize ...

Ebenezer Edwards - Welsh - 1899 - 429 pages
...of thirteen years. It is clear that in those days the nationality of which we write were not found "Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." The political honor put on Rev. Samuel Jones. D. D., is evidence sufficient of this. When chosen to...
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The task, and minor poems [ed.] by E. Lee

William Cowper - 1900
...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 arched and aquiline his nose, And...
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The Essentials of the English Sentence

Elias J. MacEwan - English language - 1900 - 310 pages
...his having burned a barn. having been known 'to steal horses was \ evidence 'of 6. I dread the toil of dropping buckets into empty wells, and growing old in drawing nothing up. I dread toil dropping buckets 7. Ready to depart, we were about to bid our friends farewell. 1 to We...
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The Rommany Stone

Sir James Henry Yoxall - English Travellers (Nomadic people) - 1902 - 330 pages
...profane, let me not be thought to arraign the wisdom of my superiors. —Oxford in the Vacation. The toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells And growing old in drawing nothing up. —The Task, iii. The men of our time are not to be converted or perverted by quartos. XV. THE next...
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Composition and Rhetoric by Practice: With Exercises Adapted for Use in High ...

William Williams - English language - 1902 - 338 pages
...incurs no blame." 6. " 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." " O yet we trust that somehow good Will be the final goal of ill ; That nothing walks with aimless...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...Line 41. Great contest follows, and much learned dust. Line 101. From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up.1 Line iss. 1 See Dryden, page 277. 2 No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety. — Pun. SYHUS:...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - English poetry - 1904
...Opportunity. w. R. ALGER. 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. Task, Bk. III. w. COWPER. Like Dead Sea fruit that tempts the eye, But turns to ashes on the lips !...
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