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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. "
Of the principles and duties of natural religion: 2 books, by John, bishop ... - Page 13
by John Wilkins (bp. of Chester.) - 1734
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Sermons Upon Several Occasions

John Scott - Sermons, English - 1704 - 468 pages
...the Text^ I fhall not trouble you with any account of the Connexion between thefe two Comparifons, A good name is better than precious ointment ; and 'the day of Death is better than the day 'of ones Birth : The latter of which I have chofen for the Subject of...
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Of the Principles and Duties of Natural Religion

John Wilkins - Natural theology - 1722 - 389 pages
...which alfb were pubilickly burnt at the Interment. To which I conceive the Preacher alludes, Ecclef.jt where he fays, A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of ones death than the day of ones birth. When one cometh into the World, none knows how he may prove...
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Sermons and Discourses on Several Subjects and Occasions, Volume 1

Francis Atterbury - Sermons, English - 1774
...fleered and governed. In the firft verfe of this chapter (the verfe before the text) he tells us, that " a good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of one's death than the day of one's birth. A good name is "be to- than precious ointment ;" . e. rich oils and fweet odors (in the ufe...
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Sacred Extracts: Or, Books and Chapters Selected from the New and Old ...

Bible - 1788 - 577 pages
...he fpendeth as a fhadow ? for who can tell a man what fhalll)^ after him under the fun ? CHAP. VII. A GOOD name is better than precious ointment : and the day of death, than the day of one's birth. 2 fl It is better to go to the houfe of mourning, than to go to...
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The Coal-heaver's Cousin Rescued from the Bats; and His Incomparable ...

William Huntington - Arminianism - 1802 - 143 pages
...accounts it is, I doubt not, that the day of death is preferable before the day of one's birth : " A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of one's birth," Eccles. vii. 1. On tlie same accounts, I do not question, Paul...
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Select parts of the holy Bible, for the use of the negro slaves, in the ...

1807
...vanity, are a good name, 2 mortification, 7 patience, 1 1 wisdom. '13 The difficulty of getting aisdom. A Good name is better than precious ointment ; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. 2 ^f -ft is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to...
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The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments; Together with the ...

1809 - 959 pages
...vanity, are a good name, ^mortification, 7/iaticnce, llwudom. 23 The difficulty qf getting wisdom. Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, death than the day of one's birth. 2 f It in better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to (he...
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A Commentary on the Book of Ecclesiastes: Never Before Published Separately

Edward Reynolds - Bible - 1811 - 404 pages
...subjoins in the close of the chapter, namely, the bitterness of an insnaring woman, ver. 25 — 29. 1. A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of one's birth. Or, " A name is good before good ointment." A name, for a good name...
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Ezra to Malachi

1815
...he spendeth as a shadow ? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun ? CHAP. VII. A Good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the...
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A series of discourses on the principles of religious belief as ..., Volume 2

Robert Morehead - 1816
...but the end shall not be yet 432 DISCOURSE XXVII. On the Good Name of the Dead. ECCLESIASTES, vii. 1. A good name is better than precious ointment ; and the day of death than the day of one's birth ,...,.. ...... ... DISCOURSE I. ON THE CHARACTERS OF RELIGION IN...
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