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" MAN, that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up and is cut down like a flower ; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay. "
Gathered Fragments - Page 61
by John Alonzo Clark - 1836 - 408 pages
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Templar's Fire

Larry Schliessmann - Fiction - 2006 - 364 pages
...Willington had thought earlier, responded: "And with thy spirit." The vicar said: "Man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live and is full of...it were a shadow and never continueth in one stay." His mind wandered to the church and its age-laden mausoleums. For the first time in his life, he wondered...
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Empty Bed Blues

George Garrett - Fiction - 2006 - 179 pages
...how we shall all come to taste deep of sorrow and regret before we are allowed to leave this world. Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time...misery. He cometh up and is cut down like a flower; heflieth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay. In the midst of life we be in death....
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The Promise of Happiness

Justin Cartwright - Fiction - 2006 - 308 pages
...her own feeling. She sees too that flowers have a poignant quality, as the funeral service suggests: Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time...is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down, life a flower, hefleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay. Before they break, they...
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The Meaning of Night: A Confession

Michael Cox - Fiction - 2006 - 703 pages
...stood next to Dr Daunt as he began to deliver the final part of the Order for the Burial of the Dead. 'Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time...live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cutteth down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay. In the...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. At Morning Prayer "Athanasian Creed" (1662) 2 is century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our The Burial of the Dead "First Anthem" (1662) 3 In the midst of life we are in death. The Burial of...
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First Friends: A Novel

Marcia Willett - Fiction - 2007 - 416 pages
...that bellied and raced like huge spinnakers, white and golden before the wind. 'Man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live and is full of misery ..." them compassionately from the passenger's seat. As the sound of the engine died away, Cass turned...
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Marking the Hours: English People and Their Prayers 1240-1570

Eamon Duffy - History - 2006 - 201 pages
...human fragility and suffering, the brevity of life and the bitterness of death - 'Man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of troubles', 'Have mercy on me O God, for my days are nothing'. Even without any of the supplementary...
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Stronghold

Skip Ball - Fiction - 2007 - 344 pages
...Margaret ReginaTrick. May God be praised." He began to read from the Book of Common Prayer. "Mankind that is born of a woman hath but a short time to live,...it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay. Yet O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Savior, deliver us not into...
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Stronghold

Skip Ball - Fiction - 2007 - 344 pages
...Regina Trick. May God be praised." He began to read from the Book of Common Prayer. "Mankind that is bom of a woman hath but a short time to live, and is full...it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay. Yet O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Savior, deliver us not into...
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The Art of Literature

Arthur Schopenhauer - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 108 pages
...declamation on the vanity of human existence could ever be more telling than the words of Job? — Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time...misery. He cometh up, and is cut down, like a flower; hefleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay. For the same reason Goethe's na'ive...
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