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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 Lure of the City: A Book for Young Men

David James Burrell - Cities and towns - 1908 - 284 pages
...apostrophe to common sense : 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. This condition is due, first, to the absence of any real desire to know. For there is a vital difference...
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The History of Co-operation, Volume 1

George Jacob Holyoake - Cooperation - 1908 - 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 people...
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Centenary Edition [of the Writings of Theodore Parker], Volume 4

Theodore Parker - 1908
...work for this, and with tools suited to this end, is it that so many of them pass their lives " In dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." These things being so, ecclesiastical revivals do no considerable good. They make superstitious church...
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The Works of Theodore Parker: The transient and permanent in Christianity

Theodore Parker - 1908
...work for this, and with tools suited to this end, is it that so many of them pass their lives " In dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." These things being so, ecclesiastical revivals do no considerable good. They make superstitious church...
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Gentlemen Errant: Being the Journeys and Adventures of Four Noblemen in ...

Nina Cust - Europe - 1909 - 551 pages
...the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt. Photograph bv Bruckn1amt. p- 248] THE ADVENTURES OF A PALSGRAVE Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. COWPER. I THE wind blew stark from the south and the dog-star, portent as well of great dignities as...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1911 - 761 pages
...Henry VL Act 1. Sc, 4. 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. 2585 Cowper: Task. Bk. iii. Lire 185. Labor with what zeal we will, Something still remains undone,...
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Salesmanship for Women ...

Mrs. Adelaide (Benedict) Roche - Selling - 1913 - 136 pages
...hammer. — Beach. 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. — Gowper. Within yourself lies the cause of whatever enters into your life. To come into the realization...
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National Catholic Educational Association Bulletin, Volumes 10-12

1913
...schools. A disinterested observer could not but wonder at certain features of it, _, ... The painful toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. Two noble traits of our Christian society seem threatened by this universal worship of the present...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

Arminianism - 1867
...unsanctified, appear to the pious poet, intent only on God's glory, to be nothing better than the toil — " Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing np." The evils in the church are reprobated in the pages of Cowper, no lea than the sins of the world....
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Joseph Chamberlain: An Honest Biography

Alexander Mackintosh - Great Britain - 1914 - 416 pages
...the hours of railway servants. As Mr. Chamberlain said, the Ministers had been engaged in the toil : Of dropping buckets into empty wells And growing old in drawing nothing up. This process, although unproductive, was very arduous. The autumn recess was abnormally brief and there...
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