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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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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - 1830 - 240 páginas
...While thoughtful man is plausibly amus'd. Defend me therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries BO airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up I "T were well," says one sage erudite, profound. Terribly arch'd, and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 páginas
...While thoughtful man is plausibly amused, Defend me therefore, common.eense, »ay I, From reveries so irst and only Jbir. Spare not in such a cause. Spend...powers Of rant and rhapsody in virtue's praise : says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arched, and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt with most impcBding...
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Currency fallacies refuted, and paper money vindicated, by the author of An ...

John Taylor - 1833 - 80 páginas
...often, that we may have the opportunity, so long as prices are kept up, of re-acquiring it : still " dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." The following table shews, 1. the price to which gold would have risen, had we authorised its exchange...
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The Saturday Magazine ...

1834
...responsibility of a waste of time, which is forcibly described by your excellent poet Cowper, as no better than Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. HH AMONG other instructivo lessons with which tlic book of Job abounds, we have a lively instance of...
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The Works of William Cowper: Table talk. The task. Tirocinium; or, A review ...

William Cowper - 1835
...While thoughtful man is plausibly amused. Defend me, therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty...And growing old in drawing nothing up ! 'Twere well, says one, sage, erudite, profound, Terribly arch'd and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt with most impending...
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Sydney Beresford: A Tale of the Day ...

Louisa Sidney Stanhope - 1835
...Alas ! the epidemic lies beyond the skill of the physician : to attempt to stay the poison, is but " dropping buckets into empty wells, and growing old in drawing nothing up." Man may satirize, and woman also ; and the coteries of the tea-table may lash — and the pen of the...
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The Life and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ..., Volumen 7

William Cowper - 1835
...While thoughtful man is plausibly amused. Defend me therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty...And growing old in drawing nothing up ! 'Twere well, says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arch'd and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt with most impending...
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The Task: In Six Books

William Cowper - 1836 - 172 páginas
...AVhile thoughtful man is plausibly amused. 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! 'Twero well, says one, sage, erudite, profound Terribly arch'd and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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Poems ... To which is prefixed a memoir of the author, by John M'Diarmid ...

William Cowper - 1837 - 514 páginas
...While thoughtful man is plausibly amus'd. Defend me therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty...And growing old in drawing nothing up ! 'Twere well, says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arch'd, and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt with most impending...
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Sermons Preached in Trinity Church, Upper Chelsea

Henry Blunt - 1837 - 347 páginas
...of ordinances, and thus are wearing life away, as the Christian poet has well expressed it — " By dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." We have, therefore, still to discover the class to whom our Lord alludes in the invitation before us...
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