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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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The Mourner's Companion: With an Introductory Essay

Robert Gordon - Consolation - 1825 - 384 pages
...not hesitate to lay it down as a proposition universally applicable to the case of believers, that by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. The truth of this remark is too obvious to require any proof, in those cases where Christians have been...
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The Whole Works Of...Oliver Heywood Now First Collected, Revised & Arranged ...

Oliver Reywood - 1826
...them merry. I answer, but God would have them go to the house of mourning, and tells us, some sorrow is better than laughter ; for by the sadness of the countenance, the heart is made better: besides, they have a more solid joy, than your giggling laughter. If you say, you love not to see the...
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Sketches of History, Politics, and Manners, in Dublin, and the North of ...

John Gamble - Dublin (Ireland) - 1826 - 355 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...
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Discourses on the Duties and Consolations of the Aged

Henry Belfrage - Older people - 1827 - 477 pages
...to the house of feasting : for that is the end of all men ; and the living will lay it to heart." " The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning : but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than for a man to hear the song of fools."* And let not...
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The Holy Bible,: Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of ...

1827 - 837 pages
...3 Sorrow is better than laughter : for by the sadness of Ihe countenance the heart a made better. 4 t unto the king's table. 30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan u in the iouse of mirth. 5 /.' u better to hear the rebuke of the wise than for a man to hear the song...
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The Christian Spectator, Volume 4

Theology - 1822
...lay it to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter : for by the sadness of the countenance is the heart made better. The heart of the wise is in the house...but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth." 1 can tell you another thing that is " good for a man in this life," — " It is better to hear the...
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A common-place-book to the holy Bible: or, The Scriptures' sufficiency ...

William Dodd - 1828
...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. — Eccles. vii. 2, 3. When Christ withdrew from the spouse, he endeared himself the more to her.—...
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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the ...

1828 - 1033 pages
...hath ;iven riches and wealth, and hath given ! fools. iin power to eat thereof, and to take hi: " ' ather, and told his 23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it u ol mirth. 5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of this. 11...
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Bible Poetry

Bible - 1828 - 8 pages
...AND THE FUNERAL. It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting. For by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. — Eccl. vii. 2, 3. I VISITED the hall Of feasting and of mirth, With the lordly of the earth, Where...
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A Call to the Unconverted: To which are Added Several Valuable Essays

Richard Baxter - Conversion - 1829 - 240 pages
...feasting; for that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better then laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the...mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. It is better to bear the rebuke of the wise, than to hear the song of fools; for as the crackling of...
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