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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: By William Cowper, ... In Two Volumes. ... - Страница 99
по William Cowper - 1795
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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

1906 - 763 страници
...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...

Gillette's Social Redemption: A Review of World-wide Conditions as They ...

1907 - 783 страници
...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...

The Lure of the City: A Book for Young Men

David James Burrell - 1908 - 284 страници
...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...

Centenary Edition [of the Writings of Theodore Parker], Том 4

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...

The Works of Theodore Parker: The transient and permanent in Christianity

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...

Gentlemen Errant: Being the Journeys and Adventures of Four Noblemen in ...

Nina Cust - 1909 - 551 страници
...the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt. Photograph bv Bruckn1amt. p- 248] THE ADVENTURES OF A PALSGRAVE Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. COWPER. I THE wind blew stark from the south and the dog-star, portent as well of great dignities as...

A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - 1911 - 761 страници
...2584 8haks. : 3 Henry VI. Act i. Sc. 4, 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. 2585 Cowper: Task. Bk. iii. Line 185. Labor with what zeal we will, Something still remains undone,...

Salesmanship for Women ...

Mrs. Adelaide (Benedict) Roche - 1913 - 136 страници
...spike with a ten-cent hammer. — Beach. 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. — Gowper. Within yourself lies the cause of whatever enters into your life. To come into the realization...

NCEA Bulletin, Томове 10–12

National Catholic Educational Association - 1913
...schools. A disinterested observer could not but wonder at certain features of it, _, ... The painful toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. Two noble traits of our Christian society seem threatened by this universal worship of the present...

Joseph Chamberlain: An Honest Biography

Alexander Mackintosh - 1914 - 416 страници
...relating to the hours of railway servants. As Mr. Chamberlain said, the Ministers had been engaged in the toil : Of dropping buckets into empty wells And growing old in drawing nothing up. This process, although unproductive, was very arduous. The autumn recess was abnormally brief and there...




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