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" Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do : and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. "
A Scripture Account of the Faith and Practice of Christians: Consisting of ... - Page 453
by Hugh Gaston - 1807 - 506 pages
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The Tract Magazine and Christian Miscellany

Christian life - 1867
...Vanity of vanities, all is vanity." \\hat more mournful testimony can there be than his own ? — " Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." Well might he add in the words of the book which sets forth, it may be hoped, the penitence...
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A paraphrase on ... Ecclesiastes. To which are added the text of the ...

J Dennis Furley - 1824
...was my portion of all my labour. b [11] Then I looked on all the works that my hands had toroyght, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and,...vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sim. females who, for their beauty ami gracefulness, were destined to wait at their Prince's...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1825
...pleasure, and leisure with repose. What further could he desire? Hear his concluding words. " Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought...vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." Such were the experiments made by one who ran the eager round of business and pleasure,...
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Lectures on the Essentials of Religion, Personal, Domestic, and Social

Henry Forster Burder - Religious thought - 1825 - 377 pages
...and whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them ; I withheld not my heart from any joy. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." There was an adaptation in many of these things to impart a certain degree of blameless...
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Elements of Moral Philosophy, Volume 2

Daniel Dewar - Christian ethics - 1826
...not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour.— Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." He who formed us made us susceptible of receiving pleasure through the medium of the...
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Elements of Moral Philosophy and of Christian Ethics, Volume 2

Daniel Dewar - Christian ethics - 1826
...not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour.— Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." He who formed us made us susceptible of receiving pleasure through the medium of the...
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The Votive Wreath, and Other Poems

Anne Parminter - 1826 - 158 pages
...rise, Nor longer mourn'd on earth whom he should meet in Heaven. THE VANITY OF WORLDLY PURSUITS. " THEN I LOOKED ON ALL THE WORKS THAT MY HANDS HAD WROUGHT,...AND BEHOLD ALL WAS VANITY AND VEXATION OF SPIRIT." ECCLESIASTES ii. v. 2. RICH, powerful, magnificent and great, In all the gorgeous pomp of regal state,...
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The Old Testament: Arranged in Historical & Chronological Order, (on the ...

George Townsend - 1826
...any joy ; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour : and this was my portion of all my labour. 1 1 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...labour that I had laboured to do : and, behold, all was u vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. 12 If And I turned myself to...
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American Quarterly Review, Volume 9

Robert Walsh - American literature - 1831
...is ennui. The state of mind is strongly delineated in the language of the sacred writer. — "Hooked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on...vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly ; for what can the man...
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Christian retirement: or, Spiritual exercises of the heart, by a layman [T.S ...

Thomas Shaw B. Reade - 1827
...if ever it sprang out of worldly pleasure : " Then I looked on all the works that my hands had made, and on the labour that I had laboured to do ; and...VANITY AND VEXATION OF SPIRIT ; and there was no profit under the sun." And after enumerating a variety of vanities, he closes his book with these important...
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