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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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Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General ..., Volumen 19

1851
...in a quotation from Cowper. " Yes," said he, " since then, in the language of the poet, I have been, Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." By this time it had become late. I wished to leave him, and was endeavouring to devise some plan by...
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The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for ...

Epes Sargent - 1852 - 558 páginas
...exclaim , in the words of Cowper, — " Defend me, therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries eo airy, — from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! " The preceptive portion of the Treatise presents no particular claim to originality ; the object...
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The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for ...

Epes Sargent - 1852 - 558 páginas
...Cowper, — " Defend me, therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries ao airy, — from the toil i Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! " The preceptive portion of the Treatise presents no particular claim to originality ; the object...
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The Jewish herald and record of Christian effort for the ..., Volúmenes 7-9

International society for the evangelization of the Jews - 1852
...world—which has ever been, and must ever be, a vain as well as wearisome search—the labour '• Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." You have happily forsaken the broken cisterns which can hold no water, and have betaken yourself to...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volumen 39

1852
...well-known lines : 'DtpiKB me, therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries eo airy ; from the toll Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old In drawing nothing upl' Among the original translations in the book is the following, versified from a prose fable, but...
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The poetical works of William Cowper, Volumen 2

William Cowper - 1853
...confcience, but me fleeps While thoughtful man is plaufibly amufed. Defend me therefore, common fenfe, fay I, From reveries fo airy, from the toil Of dropping...well, could you permit the world to live As the world pleafcs : what's the world to you ? Much. I was born of woman, and drew milk As fweet as charity from...
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Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends

Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends (1853-1940) - 1891
...of labor and must have the first solution. The labor unions, missing this truth are simply " . . . . dropping buckets into empty wells And growing old in drawing nothing up." THE FOLLY ILLUSTRATED. There is a parable of a man who owned a fine herd of cattle and lived in a region...
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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry, and a ...

William Cowper - 1853 - 785 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 oW in drawing nothing up ! 1!M) 'Twere well, says one, sage, erudite, profound Terribly arch'd and...
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The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for ...

1854
...attempts the pnpil may well exclaim, in the " 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 ! " CONTENTS. INTRODUCTORY TREATIBK. pf ORATOET, 15 Eloqnence, 16 Rhetoric, 16 Oratory tuning the Ancients,...
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POEMS, BY WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ

JOHN JOHNSON - 1854
...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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