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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 View in Winter: Reflections on Old Age

Ronald Blythe - Social Science - 2005 - 320 pages
...it is all he has now, and he offers his all Nothing. Cowper summed it up when he wrote of the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. In another poem Rochester calls Nothing his elder brother because he had 'a being ere the world was...
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