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" It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. "
The whole works of Joseph Butler - Page 57
by Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.) - 1838
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Care for the Soul: Exploring the Intersection of Psychology Theology

Mark R. McMinn, Timothy R. Phillips - Religion - 2001 - 364 pages
...is better than precious ointment, and the day of death, than the day of birth. / It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting; for this is the end of everyone, and the living will lay it to heart" (NASB). Similarly, in Ecclesiastes...
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Zastrozzi and St. Irvyne

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Fiction - 2002 - 326 pages
...("Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity") and 7:2 ("It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting; for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart."). 2 A word seems to be missing...
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Taking Stock: A Spiritual Guide to Rising Above Life's Financial Ups and Downs

Benjamin Blech - Self-Help - 2003 - 206 pages
...my own. It comes from the Bible, in the Book of Ecclesiastes. The author writes: "It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting; for that is the end of all men, and the living will take it to heart" (Ecclesiastes 7:2). What Solomon...
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Sources and Analogues of the Canterbury Tales, Volume 1

Robert M. Correale - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 623 pages
...the wise man; where there is exuberance, there the heart of the fool. 2. 1 8 An d again: Better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of mirth." 2.19 Mellibee respondi a Prudence sa femme ainsi: "Toutes les choses que tu dis sont vrayes...
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Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from ...

Jennifer Hecht - History - 2010 - 576 pages
...thoughts. He says the day of one's death should be thought of as better than the day of one's birth; that it is "better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter:...
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The Preacher Sought to Find Pleasing Words: A Study of the Language ..., Part 2

Antoon Schoors - Foreign Language Study - 1992 - 556 pages
...It occurs here in the expression nnitfa rra, the opposite of which is -rra VaN: "It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting" (RSV; cf. p. 289). 5.140 njna, "gift, bribe": Qoh 7,7175. 1 addressed this verse on p. 89 and in vol....
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The Promise at the Sea

Vitali Ianko - Fiction - 2004 - 281 pages
...0-533-14870-7 Library of Congress Catalog Card No.: 2004090944 098765432 To Gregory and Hayk It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting. .... the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten....
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Critical Essays: Philosophical, Theological and Scientific

Nicholas Churchich - Social Science - 2005 - 519 pages
...not a universally accepted principle. In support of compassion and sorrow he quotes Solomon's belief that 'it is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting'.34 The feeling of grief is most agonizing for those who live in solitude. Many people overlook...
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The Modern Art of Dying: A History of Euthanasia in the United States

Shai J. Lavi - Social Science - 2009 - 240 pages
...make it visible, we may seek solace and hope in the wise words of an ancient king: "It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting; for that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart."11 <*> APPENDIX Mercy Killing:...
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Better Off Born Dead: The Christian Compliancy Theory

Floyd D. Braggs - Religion - 2005 - 240 pages
...better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one 's birth. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter:...
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