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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 - Página 76
de William Cowper - 1790 - 298 páginas
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English Literature

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1905 - 452 páginas
...deservedly 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 Companionship of Books and Other Papers

Frederic Rowland Marvin - 1905 - 320 páginas
...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 - 1905 - 320 páginas
...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 History of Co-operation, Volumen 1

George Jacob Holyoake - 1906 - 691 páginas
...THE EVIL DAYS BEFORE 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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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

1906 - 763 páginas
...iron-bound 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 Throne-room of the Soul: A Study in the Culture of the Spiritual

Carl Gregg Doney - 1906 - 219 páginas
...for His sake who hung on it." — George Punchard. "Defend me, common-sense, say I, From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old with drawing nothing up." — Cowper. "I am sick of opinions. . . . Give me a humble, gentle lover...
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Gillette's Social Redemption: A Review of World-wide Conditions as They ...

1907 - 783 páginas
...hundred of all the 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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The Lure of the City: A Book for Young Men

David James Burrell - 1908 - 284 páginas
...wellknown 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, Volumen 1

George Jacob Holyoake - 1908 - 691 páginas
...BEFORE 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]

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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