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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
Here beginneth the Book of Ecclesiastes 3 (i. I.)  
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Here beginneth the Book of Ecclesiastes <ref>''I.e.'' " Preacher," Hebrew " Koheleth." The work has been generally regarded, both by Jews and Christians, as written by Solomon.</ref> (i. I.)  
  
 
<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE words of the Preacher, the son of David, King of Jerusalem.
 
<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE words of the Preacher, the son of David, King of Jerusalem.
  
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher,  
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Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities ; all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun ? One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh ; but the earth abideth for ever. The sun also ariseth and goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose ; thence he ariseth again, and maketh his round by the South, turning again to the North, The wind whirleth about continually, and returneth again according to his circuits. All the rivers run into the sea ; yet the sea doth not overflow ; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return to flow again.
 
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1 Not in the present Hebrew.
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3 Le. " Preacher," Hebrew " Koheleth." The work has been generally regarded, both by Jews and Christians, as written by Solomon.
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VOL. III.
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2 Ecclus, xxiv. 7.
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M 342 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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vanity of vanities ; all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun ? One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh ; but the earth abideth for ever. The sun also ariseth and goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose ; thence he ariseth again, and maketh his round by the South, turning again to the North, The wind whirleth about continually, and returneth again according to his circuits. All the rivers run into the sea ; yet the sea doth not overflow ; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return to flow again.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
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Give me wisdom, &c., ''(p. 335.)''
 
Give me wisdom, &c., ''(p. 335.)''
 
 
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'''Fifth Lesson.'''
 
'''Fifth Lesson.'''
  
<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT when he came to himself again, and was once more able, as it were, out of that dark pit, to look upon the light of true wisdom, he uttered that saying, so high, so worthy of heaven—^" Vanity of vanities; all is vanity." And ye also, if ever ye will shake yourselves clear of your debasing habit, will utter this cry, and an higher cry than this, as ye turn from your untimely indulgences.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT when he came to himself again, and was once more able, as it were, out of that dark pit, to look upon the light of true wisdom, he uttered that saying, so high, so worthy of heaven — "Vanity of vanities; all is vanity." And ye also, if ever ye will shake yourselves clear of your debasing habit, will utter this cry, and an higher cry than this, as ye turn from your untimely indulgences.
  
 
'''Fifth Responsory.'''
 
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Great are Thy judgments, &c., ''(p. 337)''
 
Great are Thy judgments, &c., ''(p. 337)''
 
344 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
 
  
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
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  Lord, remove, &c., ''(p. 336.)''  
 
  Lord, remove, &c., ''(p. 336.)''  
 
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== Wednesday. ==
 
== Wednesday. ==
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh, [saying 1] : Better is an handful, with quietness, than both the hands full, with travail and vexation of spirit. I returned, and I saw another vanity under the sun. There is one alone, and there is not a second, yea, he hath neither child nor brother ; yet is there no end to all his labour, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, neither considereth he, saying : For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good ? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh, [saying <ref>Not in the Hebrew, and opposed to the apparent sense, which contrasts the comfort of a little with quiet with the folly of calculations and anxiety.</ref>] : Better is an handful, with quietness, than both the hands full, with travail and vexation of spirit. I returned, and I saw another vanity under the sun. There is one alone, and there is not a second, yea, he hath neither child nor brother ; yet is there no end to all his labour, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, neither considereth he, saying : For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good ? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>E not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth ; therefore let thy words be few.
 
<span class="dropcap">B</span>E not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth ; therefore let thy words be few.
  
Dreams come from the multitude of  
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Dreams come from the multitude of business, and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words. When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it, for He is displeased at a broken and foolish promise. Pay that which thou hast vowed ; better it is that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
 
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business, and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words. When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it, for He is displeased at a broken and foolish promise. Pay that which thou hast vowed ; better it is that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>F a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he hath no burial, I say that an untimely birth is better than he. For he Cometh in with vanity, and departeth to darkness, and his name passeth away into forgetfulness. He hath not seen the sun, nor known the difference between good and evil.
 
<span class="dropcap">I</span>F a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he hath no burial, I say that an untimely birth is better than he. For he Cometh in with vanity, and departeth to darkness, and his name passeth away into forgetfulness. He hath not seen the sun, nor known the difference between good and evil.
  
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though he live a thousand years twice told, seeing he hath not tasted enjoyment.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
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====VESPERS.====
 
====VESPERS.====
  
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.'' 1 All wisdom is of the Lord God, and was with Him from everlasting, yea before time was.
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.'' <ref></ref> All wisdom is of the Lord God, and was with Him from everlasting, yea before time was.
  
 
''Prayer of the succeeding Sunday.''
 
''Prayer of the succeeding Sunday.''

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