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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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The Shadow of the Cross

William Adams - Children's stories - 1843 - 106 pages
...asleep, that ye sorrow not even as others which have no hope." 1 Thess. iv. 13. " 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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Reminiscences of a friend: addressed by a minister [J. Steel] to his people

John Steel - 1843
...inviting you to what the world would call the house of mourning : be it so — " 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.'' [Ecc. : vii. 2.] In the...
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The Pious Sinner: Ethics and Aesthetics in the Medieval Hasidic Narrative

Tamar Alexander, Tamar Alexander-Frizer - History - 1991 - 180 pages
...tractates?" The Holy one, blessed be He, replied, "It has already been stated: '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 living will lay it to his heart'."6 2 Sefer Hasidim, par. 2, p....
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Eye on the Future: Popular Culture Scholarship Into the Twenty-first Century ...

Marilyn Ferris Motz - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 294 pages
...— particularly the one arguing that, because the way of all humans is death, "It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting" or, to quote the full verse from which I draw my title for this essay, "The heart of the wise is in...
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A Guide to the Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot

B. C. Southam - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 267 pages
...address employed by God in speaking to his prophets. /. 3 House of Sorrow: cf. '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' (Ecclesiastes vii, ^). I....
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Preaching Proverbs: Wisdom for the Pulpit

Alyce M. McKenzie - Religion - 1996 - 170 pages
...name 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." An example from the Synoptic sayings attributed to Jesus is: "The sabbath was made for humankind, and...
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Rivalry of Genius, A: Jewish and Christian Biblical Interpretation in Late ...

Marc Hirshman - Religion - 2012 - 179 pages
...men; and the living will lay it to his heart." Following is Didymus' exegesis: 17 "It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting." Moral laxity is not found where there is mourning. There, mirth and laughter are shunned. The event...
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Rabbinic Fantasies: Imaginative Narratives from Classical Hebrew Literature

David Stern, Mark Jay Mirsky - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 376 pages
...tractates?"4 The Holy One, blessed be He, replied, "It has already been stated: '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.' "5 II A man should perform...
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Augustine: The City of God Against the Pagans

Agustí (sant, bisbe d'Hipona), Saint Augustine (of Hippo), Augustine, St Augustine, Sai - History - 1998 - 1243 pages
...refer to feasts of carnal delight; and this is shown clearly enough when it says, 'It is better to go feasting."47 And, a little later, it says, 'The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but...
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The Sabbath Journal of Judith Lomax, 1774-1828

Judith Lomax - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 162 pages
...the Seventh Chapter of Ecclesiastes. — methought 1 felt that it was good for me to be there, and that "it is better to go to the house of mourning. than to go to the house of feasting." — Lord let thy spirit so dwell in my heart that every lurking in may be banish'd from it, let me...
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