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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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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volumen 12

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Timothy Flint, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1838
...she ne'er would see again, Had loved that simple roundelay. THOUGHTS. ' Defend me From reveries so airy — from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old u ah drawing nothing up.' Cowrix. IT is in vain — the power is not within ! The lamp of Genius lends...
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Sunday afternoon lectures: or, Sermons preached in the district church of st ...

Joseph Jowett - 1838
...this is the whole history of a large proportion of mankind ; in the caustic language of the Poet — dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. " What shall we eat? what shall we drink? wherewithal shall we be clothed?" is the anxious cry of one....
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1839 - 516 páginas
...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 Table Talker: Or, Brief Essays on Society and Literature, Volumen 2

Johnstone - 1840
...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 wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up !" The exercise of plain common sense (which folks that affect " science" are so apt to despise) •would...
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Ecclesiastes Anglicanus: Being a Treatise on Preaching, as Adapted to a ...

William Gresley - 1840 - 387 páginas
...store of theological knowledge, for unless your head is well stored, your efforts will be only like " Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." Lastly, often read your ordination vows, and the pious and devoted ministers — no matter of what...
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Supplement to the Courant, Volúmenes 20-23

1855
...world in which God has placed them ! How many there are among at, whose whole life is spent '•In dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." "What shall I dot" Ah! that qnerulous tone does not indicate that the dream is yet shaken 08 ! Do?...
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Poems, Volumen 2

William Cowper - 1841
...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 wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! 190 'Twere well, says one, sage, erudite, profound Terribly arch'd and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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... The Task, a Poem ...: For the Use of Schools and Academies

William Cowper - 1842 - 150 páginas
...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 wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! 190 'Twere well, says one, sage, erudite, profound Terribly arch'd and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt...
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The Prose Workd of Mrs. Ellis: The poetry of life. Pictures of private life ...

Sarah Stickney Ellis - 1844
...Lord of all 7 THE PAINS OF PLEASING. Oеfend me, therefore, common sense — eay I, From reveries to airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! COWFXR. CHAPTER I. "Do you think the good lady of this house will ask us to eit down, Charlotte ?"...
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Evenings of a working man. With a preface by C. Dickens

John Overs - 1844
...emanating from them ? When the times are hissing and boiling like a Geyser, where are they ? " — Dropping buckets into empty wells And growing old in drawing nothing up." • Our baker was fortunate enough in his boyhood to be taught the regular school-hopscotch, for, passing...
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