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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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A complete concordance to the holy Scriptures. [Another] To which is added ...

Alexander Cruden - 1820
...l.itt.u. 3. an untimely birth is b. than he 7. 1. a good name is 4. than precious ointment 3. sorrow u 4. than laughter, for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made b. 8. the patiect in spirit it 4. than the proud in spirit y. 4. a living dog is b. than a dead lion...
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On the Evidences of Christianity, as They Were Stated and Enforced in the ...

James Clarke Franks - Apologetics - 1821 - 529 pages
...the house of feasting ; for that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the...The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning." This is at all times more satisfactory, and it has a far greater blessedness in reserve. It is more...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 75

English literature - 1845
...Marys at the tomb of our Saviour," cannot easily turn to types of a less impressive character. That the heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools in the house of mirth, is tangibly and irresistibly placed before us. This is the poetry, as it is...
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The Christian Herald and Seaman's Magazine, Volume 8

Christianity - 1821
...self-denial ; and that " it is better to go to the house of mourning than to the house of feasting" — " for by the sadness of the countenance, the heart is made better." I would only add, that her prayers were answered : for as soon as the circumstances were known, her...
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Sermons, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - Presbyterian Church - 1822
...that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter i for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is...; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. — ECCLESIASTES, vii. 2, 3, 4. MANY of the maxims contained in this book of Ecclesiastes will appear...
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Sermons, Volume 2

Hugh Blair - Presbyterian Church - 1822
...house of feasting ; for that is the end of all men, and the living mll lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter ;for by the sadness of the...The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning ,f but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. — ECCLESI, ASTES, vii. 2, 3, 4. MANY of the maxims...
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The Pilgrim's Progress, from this World, to that which is to Come; Delivered ...

John Bunyan, Robert Hawker - 1822 - 563 pages
...man, that it is better to go to the House of Mourning than go to the House of Feasting;" and again, " the heart of the wise is in the House of Mourning, but the heart of fools is in the House of Mirth." Eccl. vii. 2, 4. So he asked the young man what the house was called on the other side of the cross...
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THE BIBLE CATECHISM

W. F. LLOYD - 1822
...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. (7 EC. 2, 3.) 9. Is spiritual joy often possessed by the pious amidst worldly disappointments? Although...
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The Presbyterian Magazine, Volume 2

Presbyterian Church - 1822
...enabled to say, " It is the Lord, let him do what seemeth him good." It is good for me to be afflicted; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. " Lord, whom have I in heaven but thee, and there is none on earth that my heart desires besides thee."...
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The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come

John Bunyan - 1823 - 563 pages
...better to go to the House of Mourning than to go to the House of Feasting," Eccl. vii. 2, 4 And again, "The heart of the wise is* in the House of Mourning,...but the heart of fools is in the House of Mirth." So he asked the young men what that house was called on the other side of the cross; and they told...
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