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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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The complete poetical works of William Cowper, with life and critical notice ...

William Cowper - 1855
...While thoughtful man is plausibly amused. Defend me therefore, common sense, say 1, 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 task, a poem, illustr. by B. Foster

William Cowper - 1855
...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...

Letters on the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Samuel Bailey - 1855 - 277 страници
...incapacity ? If they are to be taken at their word, they are at the best engaged in nothing better than the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." The course of the writers here alluded to, well exemplifies the evils arising from the personification...

The Wesleyan local preachers' manual: being a ser. of lectures on Bibical ...

George Smith - 1855
...Sisyphus or Tantalus, he is ever labouring to accomplish an impossibility, and spends his time " In dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." Yes; for any error of this kind, the individual himself, and, next to him, his brethren, have to pay...

The Poetical Works of William Cowper Esq. and Memoir of the Author

G. Standfast - 1856
...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...

Lectures on the Life, Genius and Insanity of Cowper

George Barrell Cheever - 1856 - 415 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 wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. We derive the materials for this continued investigation from Cowper himself. Up to the period of his...

The Task, Table Talk, and Other Poems: With Critical Observations of Various ...

William Cowper - 1856 - 435 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 wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! 190 JUSTIFICATION OF THE PRECEDING CKNSDKES. 'Twere well, says one, sage, erudite, profound, Terribly...

The rural poetry of the English language: illustrating the seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - 1856 - 554 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 wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! SYMPATHY WITH ERRINO HUMANITY. Twere well, says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arched, and...

A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - 1856 - 358 страници
...Paradise that hast survived the fall ! Great contest follows, and much learned dust. From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up. How various his employments whom the world Calls idle ; and who justly in return Esteems that busy...

THE DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE

HODGES - 1856
..."harmless lunatics." " To those few well informed persons who still, from old prejudice, accuse us of, Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up, we may say that till the well of creation be emptied, there is no danger of our returning from our...




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