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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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Waiting Upon God

Andrew Bruce Davidson - Presbyterian Church - 1904 - 378 pages
...It seems often as if our life were to be consumed in waiting, and in the end receiving nothing : " Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up," as if we had to exhaust ourselves looking. As the Psalmist wrote, " Mine eyes fail while I wait for...
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English Literature

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - English literature - 1905 - 452 pages
...at home." Cowper gladly turns his back upon the feverish and futile strife of society, upop the toil "Of dropping buckets into empty wells And growing old in drawing nothing up," to watch the sheep stream out of the fold and over the glebe, or the loaded wain creep in from the...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - 672 pages
...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 ! 190 'Twere well, says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arch'd and aquiline his nose; And overbuilt...
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The Menace of Privilege: A Study of the Dangers to the Republic from the ...

Henry George - Elite (Social sciences) - 1905 - 421 pages
...ORGANIZATION OF LABORERS CHAPTER II. DANGERS OF UNIONISM Defend me, therefore, . . . . . . from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. — COWPER: Task. The workmen desire to get as much, the masters to give as little, as possible. The...
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Lectures and Essays, Volume 1

Alfred Ainger - English literature - 1905
...thy faults, I love thee still. There is a pleasure in poetic pains Which only poets know. The toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! The cup that cheers but not inebriates — and a dozen more. Rather was it the home-felt scenes in...
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The Companionship of Books and Other Papers

Frederic Rowland Marvin - Literature - 1905 - 320 pages
...said he, "will be greater than that of the famous French potter." And so year after year he went on " Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." The gifted Sylvia Wright followed her sister Frances to America, and bought a tract of land, with which...
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The Companionship of Books and Other Papers

Frederic Rowland Marvin - Literature - 1905 - 320 pages
...said he, "will be greater than that of the famous French potter." And so year after year he went on " Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." The gifted Sylvia Wright followed her sister Frances to America, and bought a tract of land, with which...
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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

Quotations, English - 1906 - 763 pages
...bucket, The moss-covered bucket, which hung in the well. S. WOODWORTH, The Bucket Buckets. The toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. COWPER, The Task: The Garden, lines 188-190 Now up, now down, as buckets in a well. DRYDEN, Palamon...
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The History of Co-operation, Volume 1

George Jacob Holyoake - Cooperation - 1906 - 691 pages
...CO-OPERATION BEGAN " 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." — COWPER. MATTERS were at a very bad pass — as they had often been before — with the working...
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Gillette's Social Redemption: A Review of World-wide Conditions as They ...

Industrial organization - 1907 - 783 pages
...cases. Prof. Amos O. Warner — American Charities. Defend me, therefore, . . . . . . from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old In drawing nothing up. Cowper — Task. Ah, why Should life all labour be? Tennyson — The Lotus Eaters. 669 CHAPTER I POVERTY...
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