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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. Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.... "
The Orthodox churchman's magazine; or, A Treasury of divine and useful knowledge - Page 229
1808
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Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from ...

Jennifer Hecht - History - 2010 - 576 pages
...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: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better."70 Let yourself know that you are small and mortal and therefore free to go about your little...
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Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939

Lecturer in Modern Poetry Royal Holloway Stephen Regan, Stephen Regan - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 549 pages
...suppose, because it is not accounted wise to indulge in unavailing sorrow: it is wise to indulge in it; for, 'by the sadness of the countenance, the heart is made better:' it is wise to contemplate, often to contemplate, what we must one day be ourselves: we may run away...
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The Cycle

Salih Alexander - Religion - 2005 - 100 pages
...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: for by the sadness of the...mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. Ecclesiastes 7:2-4 Another Shade of Blue by Salih Alexander As I lay in bed Tumultuous waves Vigorously...
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The Complete Book of Bible Secrets and Mysteries

J. Stephen Lang - Religion - 2005 - 312 pages
...Deuteronomy, again (11:21), and also Psalms (89:29) 50. Mirth. In case you were curious, the verse reads, "The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning;...but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth." 166 PART 9 CATCH THE SPIRIT THAT'S THE SPIRIT If you think the Holy Spirit is an "it," and if you spell...
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Bibliotopia, Or, Mr. Gilbar's Book of Books & Catch-all of Literary Facts ...

Elliott Banfield - Reference - 2005 - 175 pages
...went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden• - Genesis The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,...but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth• - Ecclesiastes Mark Helprin But who may abide the day of his Refiner's Fire coming? And who shall stand...
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Response to Death: The Literary Work of Mourning

Christian Riegel - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 273 pages
...contrast is made more explicit, and mourning and wisdom become identified in opposition to a kind of joy: "The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning;...but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth." Isaiah 60:20 promises an end to mourning: "Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw...
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The Millennial Chronologically Dated Old Testament of Jehovah

Walter Curtis Lichfield - Religion - 2005 - 624 pages
...of feasting: for that (is) the end of all men; and the living will lay (it) to his heart, 7:3 Sorrow (is) better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. 7:4 The heart of the wise (is) in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools (is) in the house of...
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Better Off Born Dead: The Christian Compliancy Theory

Floyd D. Braggs - Religion - 2005 - 240 pages
...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: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; hut the heart of fools is in the house of mirth....
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Apart from Modernism: Edith Wharton, Politics, and Fiction Before World War I

Robin Peel - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 345 pages
...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: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better."80 Wharton found an endorsement for a belief in the educative value of suffering in George...
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Encountering Ecclesiastes: A Book for Our Time

James Limburg - Religion - 2006 - 141 pages
...to heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of countenance the heart is made glad. 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. 5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools. 6 For like the crackling...
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