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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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International Clinics: A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures

1916
...and schools for the mental, moral, and physical rehabilitation of unfortunate humanity, we will be Dropping buckets into empty wells And growing old in drawing nothing up. ©btftetrtcs THE CONDUCT OF BREECH PRESENTATIONS* BY JB LUKINS, MD Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics...
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Ethics of Democracy: A Series of Optimistic Essays on the Natural Laws of ...

Louis Freeland Post - 1916 - 374 páginas
...their age in penury, those pathetic human creatures who are, as Cowper writes of another class, — Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up, — they do not even admit luck as a factor, but are firmly convinced that getting rich is only a matter...
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Hints to Pilgrims

Charles Stephen Brooks - 1921 - 192 páginas
...wretched stories would cover the wood-pulp of the state. His health was threatened. He was resting from the toil "Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." From all this it must appear that the real difficulty is in finding a sufficient plot. The start of...
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In Memoriam: Frank Wakely Gunsaulus, 1856-1921

1921 - 134 páginas
...Sermons in stones, and good in everything." t Surely Cowper's charge could not be laid to him — [49] "Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." What boundless, fathomless resources were at his command ! Out of the fountain's depths of his own...
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My Philosophy and My Religion

Ralph Waldo Trine - 1921 - 130 páginas
...the uses and to the problems of their every-day lives. They are no longer contented to be among those "Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." They are going directly to the Master, they are catching His message, His spirit, His truth, and they...
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Seeking Christ in the Crosses and Joys of Aging

Ronda Chervin - 2003 - 199 páginas
...time, 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."237 But then to this troubling quotation, Blythe adds this lovely one from Richard Crowley in Treasures...
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Circling Year: Perspectives from a Country Parish

Ronald Blythe - 2001 - 220 páginas
...more magical - would come all too soon. William Cowper mourned his passing 'From reveries so airy' to the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. Not, I hasten to reassure myself, that it has come to that. Having been allowed (nobody appeared to...
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William McKinley and His America

Howard Wayne Morgan, Kent State University Press - 2003 - 488 páginas
...once the Philippines were reached, and Davis shuddered at the thought. "But I am getting tired of this toil of dropping buckets into empty- wells, and growing old in drawing nothing up, and so also are my associates."38 The problem of McKinley's silence remained. The peace commission...
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The View in Winter: Reflections on Old Age

Ronald Blythe - 2005 - 320 páginas
...of time, 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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