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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 - Page 76
by William Cowper - 1790 - 298 pages
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Poems

William Cowper - 1786
...confcience, but fhe fleep 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 pleafes. What's the world to you ? Much, I was born of woman, and drew milk As fweet as charity from...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books. To which is Added, Tirocinium: Or, A Review ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1787 - 186 pages
...confcience, but fhe'fleeps While thoughtful man is plaufibly amus'd. Defend me therefore, common fenfe, fay I, . From reveries fo airy, from the toil Of dropping...impending brows, 'Twere well could you permit the world to Jive As the world pleafes. What's- the world to you ? Much. I was born of woman, and drew milk As fweet...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1787
...confcience, but it flccps While thoughtful man is plaufibly amus'd. Defend me therefore, common fenfc, fay I, From reveries fo airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old.in drawing nothing up ? 'Twere well, fays one fage erudite, profound, Terribly arch'd and aquiline...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1788
...plaufibly amus'd. Defend me therefore, common fenfe, fay I, From reveries fo airy, from the toil Of Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing...well, could you permit the world to live As the world pleafes. What's the world to you ? Much. I was born of woman, and drew milk, As fweet as charity, from...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
...me, therefore, common fenfe, fay I, From -reveries fo airy, from the toil r BOOK HI. THE GARDEN. IOI Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing...well, could you permit the world to live As the world pleafes. What's the world to you ? — Much. I was born of woman, and drew miik, As fweet as charity,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800
...confcience, but it fleeps While thoughtful man is plaufibly amns'd. 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 pleafes. What's the world to you ? — Much. I was born of woman, and drew milk, As fweet as charity,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800
...confcience, but it fleeps While thoughtful man is plaulibly amui'd. Defend me, therefore, common fenfe, fay I, From reveries fo airy, from the toil Of dropping...up! 'Twere well, fays one fage erudite, profound, BOOK III. THEOAltDEN. 7J And overbuilt with moft impending brows, 'Twere well, could you permit the...
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1800 - 420 pages
...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...
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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1801 - 231 pages
...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 wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up ! God never meant that man should scale the heav'ns By strides of human wisdom. In his works, Though...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1802 - 428 pages
...confcience, but it fieeps, While thoughtful man is pluufibly atrmfed. Defend me therefore common fenfe, fay I, From reveries fo airy, from the toil . . Of dropping...up ! 'Twere well, fays one fage erudite, profound, f Terribly arched and aquiline his nofe, An<l overbuilt with moft impending brows, Twcre well, could...
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