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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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HorŠ homileticŠ, or Discourses, in the form of ..., Volume 7; Volume 22

Charles Simeon - 1832
...absurd ? Yet are these sentiments unquestionably true, as are those also which my text records : " The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth." It shall be my endeavour, I. To confirm these different positions — It is not Solomon's intention...
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Evening Exercises for the Closet, for Every Day in the Year, Volumes 1-2

William Jay - Calendars - 1832
...says, " Familiar thoughts will smooth the road to death :" and the royal preacher tells us, "sorrow is better than laughter ; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go the house of feasting : for that is the end...
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The Works of Francis Bragge, B.D. Vicar of Hitchin in Hertfordshire, and ...

Francis Bragge - Theology - 1833
...and therefore he says, Sorrow is better than laughter: — for by it the heart is made better ; and the heart of the wise is in the house of' mourning...the heart of fools is in the house of mirth*. And elsewhere, it is the rod that gives wisdom0, because it is attended with sorrow, which makes people...
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Evening Exercises for the Closet: For Every Day in the Year

William Jay - Calendars - 1833
...Young says, "Familiar thoughts will smooth the road to death . and the royal preacher tells us, "sorrow is better than laughter ; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is maje belter. It is better to go to the house of mourning than to ˝o the house of feasting : for that...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the Bible

Margaret Miner, Hugh Rawson - Reference - 2003 - 305 pages
...6 The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear rilled with hearing. Ecclesiastes 1:8. 7 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the...The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning. Ecclesiastes 7:3-4. 8 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow...
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Student Companion to Edith Wharton

Melissa McFarland Pennell - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 186 pages
...the appreciative gaze of others. Wharton took the title of the published novel from a Biblical verse, "The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth" (Ecclesiastes 7:4). This verse, one of a series of admonitions, calls attention to the moral folly...
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Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth: A Casebook

Carol J. Singley - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 337 pages
...between person and thing (213). The novel's title encodes this anxiety. Taken from Eccelsiastes 7.4 — "The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth" (New Oxford Annotated Bible) — the title poses a crucial choice: is the American "house" to be the...
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The Singular Pilgrim: Travels on Sacred Ground

Rosemary Mahoney - Religion - 2004 - 404 pages
...running? It was doubly impossible to imagine him laughing. I didn't agree with the Solomonic view that "the heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth" (Ecclesiastes 7:4). Humor seemed to me the height of wisdom, and it disappointed me that there was...
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Authentic Faith: The Power of a Fire-Tested Life

Gary L. Thomas - Religion - 2003 - 256 pages
...should take this to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure. ECCLESIASTES 7:2—4 I don't want to take this verse out of context. Clearly, it's talking...
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Who Needs Me? the Christian Answer for Grief

Rev Art E. Christmas - Religion - 2003 - 94 pages
...writer of Ecclesiastes says, "Sorrow is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure." (Ecclesiastes 7:3,4) Think about that for a moment. How in the world could sorrow be better...
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