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" Say not thou. What is the cause that the former days were better than these ? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this. "
Introduction to the Study of Sociology - Page 455
by Edward Cary Hayes - 1918 - 718 pages
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Elegant extracts

Elegant extracts - 1816
...value our own happiness, to withstand such dreary sentiments. It was the advice of a wise man " Say not thou, what is the cause that the former days...For thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this." Eccl. vii. 10. Things present make impressions amazingly superior to things remote ; so that, in objects...
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The Christian Disciple and Theological Review, Volume 4

1816
...IV. 5 it may appear, that such a complaint was made among the Israelites "nf he days of Solomon . "Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days...for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this." Eccles. vii. 10. A similar defect of u isdom may be suspected relating to the inquiries and, opinions...
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The baptist Magazine

1816
...researches -of ancient history, we are often compelled to think of Solomon's admonition: " Say not tbou, what is the cause that the former days were better than these 1 for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this." Eccl. vii. 10. The times that are passing over...
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Sermons by J. B. Massillon, Bishop of Clermont: To which is ..., Volume 2

Jean-Baptiste Massillon, Jean Le Rond d' Alembert - 1818
...and of the mercies of the Lord upon his people? "Tell ns no longer, then," says the spirit of God, " that the former days were " better than these ; for thou dost not enquire wisely "concerning this." To follow Jesus Christ, hath always cost much : in all ages, it hath...
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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the ...

Bible - 1819 - 920 pages
...proud in spirit. 9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger restetn in the bosom of fools. 10 the deep : and the Spirit of God moved of the heaven...earth, 18 And to rule over the day, and over the n 1 1 If Wisdom t'< good with an inheritance : and by it there is profit to them that see the sun. 12...
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The Friendly visitor, publ by W.C. Wilson

William Carus Wilson
...provoke the blessed Spirit to shut us out from the humbling sight of our iniquity. LAZARUS. HARD TIMES. "Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days...For thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this." ECCL. vii. 10. From this passage I would infer 1. That the complaint of hard times is not peculiar...
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Sermons

Hugh Blair, James Finlayson - 1820
...In the worst of times, God has assured us, that there shall be always a seed who shall serve him. * Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these ? For thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this. Be not righteous overmuch; neither make thyself overwise, t Former...
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Sermons ...: With a Short Account of the Life and Character of the ..., Volume 1

Hugh Blair, James Finlayson (D.D.) - Sermons - 1820
...In the worst of times, God has assured us, that there shall be always a seed who shall serve him. * Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these ? For thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this. Be not righteous overmuch ; neither make thyself over wise, f Former...
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Memoirs of the Life and Character of Mrs. Sarah Savage, Eldest Daughter of ...

Sir John Bickerton Williams - 1821 - 240 pages
...to view them as a race, very inferior to those who lived in an earlier period. We know who has said, "Say not thou, what is the cause that the former days...for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this." There may be the same degree of religious principle, while yet it is put forth in different ways. Even...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 19

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1822
...general," from the text, (not inapplicable to the present times,) " Say not thou what is the cause why the former days we.re better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this." The false and dangerous system of villanizing mankind, is there painted in its true colors. That the...
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