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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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Apart from Modernism: Edith Wharton, Politics, and Fiction Before World War I

Robin Peel - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 345 pages
...the house of mirth is preceded by two stark and rousing calls to mortification: "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 Millennial Chronologically Dated Old Testament of Jehovah

Walter Curtis Lichfield - Religion - 2005 - 624 pages
...than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. 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, 7:3 Sorrow (is) better...
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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: De profundis, "Epistola : in carcere et ...

Oscar Wilde, Russell Jackson, Ian Small, Joseph Bristow - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 345 pages
...Reading Prison. 32. house oj mourning: The phrase W uses occurs in Ecclesiastes 7: 2: 'It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting.' 169.3. ^ • • • Saturday week: H & HD date this as probably occurring on 27 Feb. 1897 when Robert...
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The Cycle

Salih Alexander - Religion - 2005 - 100 pages
...self-destruction Akin to this embark Take charge of your convictions And leap out of the dark 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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Response to Death: The Literary Work of Mourning

Christian Riegel - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 273 pages
...gladness." Ecclesiastes 7:2 contrasts the solemnity of mourning and death with feasting: "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." At 7:4, this contrast is...
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An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thinkers: From Spinoza to Soloveitchik

Alan T. Levenson, Roger C. Klein - History - 2006 - 237 pages
...evil doings. This is indeed contrary to the verse of the Scriptures (Eccl. 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." We must therefore say...
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Encountering Ecclesiastes: A Book for Our Time

James Limburg - Religion - 2006 - 141 pages
...is better than precious ointment, and the day of death, than the day of birth. 2 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. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter,...
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Samuel Ibn Tibbon's Commentary on Ecclesiastes: The Book of the Soul of Man

James T. Robinson - Religion - 2007 - 660 pages
...beginning, the same things of the beginning and end introduced earlier. It is as if he says: I said to you that it is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of drinking, in order that the living give to his heart the end of man. He refers to the end of the thing...
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The Ante-Nicene Fathers: The Writings of the Fathers Down to A. D. 325 ...

Alexander Roberts - Religion - 2007 - 584 pages
...discourse does not deal now with material meats, he will show by what follows ; namely, "It is better to go to the house of! mourning than to go to the house of feasting." 3 And so in the present passage he proceeds to add ; "And (what) will show to his soul good in its...
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God Speaks to Me

Valerie Love - Fiction - 2007 - 266 pages
...than precious perfume, and the day of death better than the day of one's birth. 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 heart." Ecclesiastes 7:1, 2 This sage...
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