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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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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge ..., Том 16

Encyclopaedia - 1845
...meddle with buck-washing. Id. Ib. fol. 50. 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! Cowper. The Task, book iii. Nothing is stol'n : my muse, though mean Draws from the spring she finds...

Poems, with a memoir of the author

William Cowper - 1847
...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...

The Churchman's companion

...all its flavour." " Domestic happiness, thou only bliss Of Paradise that hast survived the fall." " Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." " The town has tinged the country." " Life spent in indolence and therefore sad." " But war's a game,...

Mental Discipline: With Reference to the Acquisition and Communication of ...

Davis Wasgatt Clark - 1847 - 320 страници
...preach, without having his mind stored with theological knowledge, are not unjustly characterized as, 44 Dropping buckets into empty wells ; And growing old in drawing nothing up." Where there is eloquence at all, there must be the eloquence of thought. A man may bluster, and foam,...

The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper ...: Including the Copyright ...

William Cowper - 1849 - 672 страници
...While thoughtful man is plausibly amused. 186 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...

Poems

William Cowper - 1850 - 514 страници
...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 arched, and aquiline his nose, And overbuilt with most impending...

The Gentleman's Magazine, Том 188

1850
...are accused of finding delight — speculations, the investigation of which is likened by Cowper to the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. With all our respect for antiquaries and their studies, we must admit that there are amongst them men...

Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Том 25

Freeman Hunt, William B. Dana - 1851
...For my own part, assuredly I take no pride in it; it is the fruit of time mispeut, spent in— • the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." For these reasons I want to get a bill of particulars, to the end, that we may show that we have fully...

Ainsworth's Magazine, Том 19

William Harrison Ainsworth - 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...

The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for ...

Epes Sargent - 1852 - 558 страници
...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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