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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 DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE

HODGES - 1856
...at this season of the year, as " an animal found on the sea-shore between high and low water marks." 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...

The beautiful in nature, art, and life, Том 1

Andrew James Symington - 1857
...in the open sunny fields, the better ! "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.'' 1 We have seen that systems of morals have been propounded in every age ; by the wise Chinese, and...

The Reformed Quarterly Review, Том 28

1881
...drew from Cowper the satirical lines: '' 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." Profitably may we echo this prayer. Then, this incubus removed from the fair shoulders of science,...

Messiah Pulpit, Том 5

1900
...hear him do not bring the choicest of all gifts, this of the good twentynine, his word shall be like dropping buckets into empty wells, and growing old in drawing nothing up. I know of no exception to this truth of the choice little band. Leave these out of any church, and...

Stock Exchange Investments: Their History; Practice; and Results

William Hickman Smith Aubrey - 1897 - 275 страници
...persons of this description spend their lives and resources in what Cowper describes as the profitless toil " Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." ' What are termed "gilt-edged securities" have obvious uses. They will always be in demand for what...

Selections from the Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1898 - 243 страници
...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 1 "' '9° " 'T were well," says one sage erudite, profound, Terribly arched and aquiline his nose,...

Visions: Sunday Morning Sermons at St. Bartholomew's, New York

Bp. David Hummell Greer - 1898 - 282 страници
...men and women, if there are such here, searching, ever searching, for proof of the Christian faith, " dropping buckets into empty wells, and growing old in drawing nothing up " ; still searching, searching and saying, " O, that we knew where we might find it ; " come, search...

Facts about Welsh Factors: Welshmen as Factors ; the Successful Prize Essay ...

Ebenezer Edwards - 1899 - 429 страници
...of thirteen years. It is clear that in those days the nationality of which we write were not found "Dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up." The political honor put on Rev. Samuel Jones. D. D., is evidence sufficient of this. When chosen to...

The task, and minor poems [ed.] by E. Lee

William Cowper - 1900
...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 arched and aquiline his nose, And...

The Essentials of the English Sentence

Elias J. MacEwan - 1900 - 310 страници
...evidence of his having burned a barn. having been known 'to steal horses was \ evidence 'of 6. I dread the toil of dropping buckets into empty wells, and growing old in drawing nothing up. I dread toil dropping buckets 7. Ready to depart, we were about to bid our friends farewell. 1 to We...




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