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Seconti Sutttiag of August* The Second Lord''s Day of August.
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
Here beginneth the Book of Ecclesi- • astes ^ (i. I.) 'T^HE words of the Preacher, the son of David, King of Jerusalem.
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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.)
  
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, 2 Ecclus, xxiv. 7.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE words of the Preacher, the son of David, King of Jerusalem.
  
The work has been generally regarded, both by M 342 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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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.
  
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.'''
  
wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven. This sore travail hath God given to the sons of men, to be exercised therewith. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun, and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit ! It is a toil to correct the wayward, and the number of fools is uncountable. I communed with mine own heart, saying : Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem ; yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. And I gave my heart to know wisdom and learning, and to know madness and folly.
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God [possessed me], &c., ''(p. 334.)''  
 
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'''First Responsory.'''
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God [possessed me], &c., {p. 334.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
A LL things are full of labour : man '^^ cannot utter it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. The thing that hath been, what is it ? It is even that which shall be. That which is done, what is it ? It is even that which shall be done. There is no new thing under the sun, neither anything whereof it may be said : See, this is new.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>LL things are full of labour : man cannot utter it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. The thing that hath been, what is it ? It is even that which shall be. That which is done, what is it ? It is even that which shall be done. There is no new thing under the sun, neither anything whereof it may be said : See, this is new.
  
 
It hath been already, of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things, neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come, with those that shall come after.
 
It hath been already, of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things, neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come, with those that shall come after.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
I alone compassed, &c,, {p. 335.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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I alone compassed, &c,, ''(p. 335.)''  
  
T THE Preacher, was king over ' Israel in Jerusalem, and I gave my heart to seek and search out by Third Resp07isory.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
O send out wisdom, &c,, {p. 335.) =====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>, THE Preacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem, and I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven. This sore travail hath God given to the sons of men, to be exercised therewith. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun, and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit ! It is a toil to correct the wayward, and the number of fools is uncountable. I communed with mine own heart, saying : Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem ; yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. And I gave my heart to know wisdom and learning, and to know madness and folly.
  
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Sermons of St John Chrysostom, Patriarch [of Constantinople,] {Sernio?i agdiiist concubinage. ] "\1 rHILE Solomon was given up to the lust of the world, he deemed the same a great and noble pursuit, and expended thereon great labour and care. He built magnificent palaces, he heaped up gold in plenty, he gathered together choirs of singers, and all sorts of servants to minister to the luxury of his table and of his fare. He sought enjoyment for his heart from the charm of gardens and of fair bodies. In short, he gave himself up to the study of all kinds of pleasure and recreation.
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O send out wisdom, &c,, ''(p. 335.)''
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'''Fourth Lesson.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Sermons of St John Chrysostom, Patriarch [of Constantinople,] (''Sermon against concubinage.'' )
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HILE Solomon was given up to the lust of the world, he deemed the same a great and noble pursuit, and expended thereon great labour and care. He built magnificent palaces, he heaped up gold in plenty, he gathered together choirs of singers, and all sorts of servants to minister to the luxury of his table and of his fare. He sought enjoyment for his heart from the charm of gardens and of fair bodies. In short, he gave himself up to the study of all kinds of pleasure and recreation.
  
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
  
Give me wisdom, &c., {p. 335.) SECOND WEEK OF AUGUST. 343 '''Fifth Lesson.'''
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Give me wisdom, &c., ''(p. 335.)''
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'''Fifth Lesson.'''
  
"D 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.'''
 
'''Fifth Responsory.'''
  
The fear of the Lord, &c., {p. 336.) '''Sixth Lesson.'''
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The fear of the Lord, &c., ''(p. 336.)''  
  
'T^HE ages that had rolled before the time of Solomon had not left to his own so precious an inheritance of wisdom [as those which have preceded us have left to us] ; the old law did not forbid these indulgences, nor pronounce it folly to enjoy other idle luxuries — and yet, even with matters so, we can see how low, how worthless, such things be.
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
  
As for us, we are called to a higher life, we ascend to a nobler stand-point, and brace ourselves in a manlier school—and why, but because we are bidden to strive for a life like the life of the spiritual and bodiless powers ? '''Sixth Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE ages that had rolled before the time of Solomon had not left to his own so precious an inheritance of wisdom [as those which have preceded us have left to us] ; the old law did not forbid these indulgences, nor pronounce it folly to enjoy other idle luxuries — and yet, even with matters so, we can see how low, how worthless, such things be.
  
Lord, remove far from me, &c., {p.
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As for us, we are called to a higher life, we ascend to a nobler stand-point, and brace ourselves in a manlier school—and why, but because we are bidden to strive for a life like the life of the spiritual and bodiless powers ?
  
336.) =====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
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'''Sixth Responsory.'''
  
Seventh Responsory .
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Lord, remove far from me, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
  
O Lord, Father, and God, &c., {p.
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336.) '''Eighth Responsory.'''
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'''Seventh Responsory.'''
  
One seraph cried, &c., {p. 218.) Second Day.
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O Lord, Father, and God, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
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'''Eighth Responsory.'''
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One seraph cried, &c., ''(p. 218.)''
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes (ii. i.) T SAID in mine heart : Let me go to now, and revel in my luxury, and enjoy pleasure. And I saw that this also is vanity. I said of laughter.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes (ii. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">I</span> SAID in mine heart : Let me go to now, and revel in my luxury, and enjoy pleasure. And I saw that this also is vanity. I said of laughter.
  
 
It is mad, and to mirth. Why mockest thou still ? I settled in mine heart to keep back my flesh from wine, and to turn my soul to wisdom, and to give up folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the sun all the days of their life. I made me great works, I builded me houses, and planted me vineyards.
 
It is mad, and to mirth. Why mockest thou still ? I settled in mine heart to keep back my flesh from wine, and to turn my soul to wisdom, and to give up folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the sun all the days of their life. I made me great works, I builded me houses, and planted me vineyards.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
O Lord, Father and Governor, &c..
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O Lord, Father and Governor, &c., ''(p. 337)''
  
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'''Second Lesson.''' ( 7 .
  
) ] GOT me servants and maidens, and had many to mine household, cattle also, and great flocks of sheep, above all that were in Jerusalem before me. I gathered me also silver and gold, and the treasures of kings and of provinces ; I gat me men-singers and women-singers, and the delights of the sons of men, cups and flagons for my service, to pour out wine withal ; so I increased more in riches than all that were before me in Jerusalem ; also my wisdom remained with me.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span> GOT me servants and maidens, and had many to mine household, cattle also, and great flocks of sheep, above all that were in Jerusalem before me. I gathered me also silver and gold, and the treasures of kings and of provinces ; I gat me men-singers and women-singers, and the delights of the sons of men, cups and flagons for my service, to pour out wine withal ; so I increased more in riches than all that were before me in Jerusalem ; also my wisdom remained with me.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Great are Thy judgments, &c., {p344 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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Great are Thy judgments, &c., ''(p. 337)''
  
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
A ND whatsoever mine eyes desired, "^^ I kept not from them ; I withheld not mine heart from any joy, even from rejoicing in all my labour, and this deemed I my wage of all my labour. And when I turned and looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour whereon I had sweated in vain, I saw that all was vanity and vexation of spirit ! and that there is nothing lasting under the sun ! '''Third Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND whatsoever mine eyes desired, I kept not from them ; I withheld not mine heart from any joy, even from rejoicing in all my labour, and this deemed I my wage of all my labour. And when I turned and looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour whereon I had sweated in vain, I saw that all was vanity and vexation of spirit ! and that there is nothing lasting under the sun !  
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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Lord, Thine eyes, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
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Lord, Thine eyes, &c., (/. 337.) Third Day.
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=== Third Day. ===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes (iii. i.) 'T^O everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. A time to kill, and a time to heal. A time to break down, and a time to build up. A time to weep, and a time to laugh.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes (iii. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>O everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. A time to kill, and a time to heal. A time to break down, and a time to build up. A time to weep, and a time to laugh.
  
 
A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
 
A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
My son, give me thine heart, &c., (A l>'h'^') '''Second Lesson.'''
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My son, give me thine heart, &c., ''(p. 338.)''  
  
A/^^HAT profit hath a man of that wherein he laboureth ? I have seen the travail which God hath given to the sons of men, to be exercised in it. He hath made everything good in its time ; also He hath given the world over to their wranglings, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh, from the beginning to the end. And I know that there is nothing better than for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HAT profit hath a man of that wherein he laboureth ? I have seen the travail which God hath given to the sons of men, to be exercised in it. He hath made everything good in its time ; also He hath given the world over to their wranglings, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh, from the beginning to the end. And I know that there is nothing better than for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
  
 
For that a man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
 
For that a man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
  
Seco7id Responsory.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
The fear of the Lord, &c., {p. 336.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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The fear of the Lord, &c., ''(p. 336.)''  
  
T KNOW that whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever ; by us nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it ; and God doeth it that men should fear before Him. That which hath been, is now ; and that which is to be, hath already been ; and God reneweth that which is past.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">I</span> KNOW that whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever ; by us nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it ; and God doeth it that men should fear before Him. That which hath been, is now ; and that which is to be, hath already been ; and God reneweth that which is past.
  
 
I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there ; and the place of justice, that iniquity was there. And I said in mine heart : God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time then for everything.
 
I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there ; and the place of justice, that iniquity was there. And I said in mine heart : God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time then for everything.
  
Third Responsory, Lord, remove, &c., {p. 336.) SECOND WEEK OF AUGUST. 345 Fourth Day.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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Lord, remove, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes (iv. i.) OO I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun, and the tears of the innocent, and that they had no comforter, nor were able to resist their oppressors, but were utterly helpless.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes (iv. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun, and the tears of the innocent, and that they had no comforter, nor were able to resist their oppressors, but were utterly helpless.
  
 
Wherefore I praised the dead more than the living ; yea, I judged that better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun. Again I considered all the travail of men, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour, and how that is also vanity and useless vexation of spirit.
 
Wherefore I praised the dead more than the living ; yea, I judged that better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun. Again I considered all the travail of men, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour, and how that is also vanity and useless vexation of spirit.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
O Lord, Father and God, &c., {p.
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O Lord, Father and God, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
  
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
T^HE fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh, [saying ^] : 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.
  
Secoiid Responsory.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Great are Thy judgments, &c., {p.
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Great are Thy judgments, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
  
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
npWO are better than one, because they have profit from fellowship ; for if the one fall, his fellow will lift him up. Woe to him that is alone when he falleth, for he hath not another to help him up.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>WO are better than one, because they have profit from fellowship ; for if the one fall, his fellow will lift him up. Woe to him that is alone when he falleth, for he hath not another to help him up.
  
 
Again, if two sleep together, then they have heat one from the other ; but how can one be warm alone ? And if a man prevail against one, yet may he be withstood of twain a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
 
Again, if two sleep together, then they have heat one from the other ; but how can one be warm alone ? And if a man prevail against one, yet may he be withstood of twain a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
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Better is a poor and wise child than an old and foolish king, who knoweth not how to look to that which will come after him.
 
Better is a poor and wise child than an old and foolish king, who knoweth not how to look to that which will come after him.
  
Third Respoftsory, Lord, Thine eyes behold, &c., {p.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
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Lord, Thine eyes behold, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
  
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===Fifth Day.===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes (v. i.) T)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.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes (v. i.)  
  
Dreams come from the multitude of 1 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.
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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.
  
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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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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
God [possessed me], &c., {p. 334-) '''Second Lesson.'''
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God [possessed me], &c., ''(p. 334.)''  
  
CUFFER not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin, neither say thou before the angel, It is an error—lest God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands. When there is multitude of dreams, there are many vanities, and store of words. But fear thou God. If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter : for he that is high hath another higher, and there be higher than they, and moreover there is the King that reigneth over all the land that is subject unto him.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
under the sun ; riches kept for the owners thereof, to their hurt. For they perish by evil travail ; and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>UFFER not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin, neither say thou before the angel, It is an error—lest God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands. When there is multitude of dreams, there are many vanities, and store of words. But fear thou God. If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter : for he that is high hath another higher, and there be higher than they, and moreover there is the King that reigneth over all the land that is subject unto him.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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I alone compassed, &c., ''(p. 335.)''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span> MISER is not satisfied with silver ; nor he that loveth abundance with increase. This is also vanity. When goods increase, they are increased that eat them. And what good is it to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes ? The sleep of the labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much ; but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. There is another sore evil which I have seen under the sun ; riches kept for the owners thereof, to their hurt. For they perish by evil travail ; and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
O send out wisdom, &c., {p. 335.) Sixth Day.
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes (vi. i.) 'T^HERE is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men. A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing to his soul of all that he desireth; yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it. This is vanity, and it is a great vexation.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes (vi. i.)  
  
'''Second Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HERE is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men. A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing to his soul of all that he desireth; yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it. This is vanity, and it is a great vexation.
  
I alone compassed, &c., {p. 335.) '''First Responsory.'''
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
Give me wisdom, &c., {p. 335.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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Give me wisdom, &c., (p. 335.)  
  
A MISER is not satisfied with "^^ silver ; nor he that loveth abundance with increase. This is also vanity. When goods increase, they are increased that eat them. And what good is it to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes ? The sleep of the labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much ; but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. There is another sore evil which I have seen '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
T 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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<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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Yea, such an one is better than he, though he live a thousand years twice told, seeing he hath not tasted enjoyment.
 
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
The fear of the Lord, &c., (/. 336.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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The fear of the Lord, &c., ''(p. 336.)''  
  
T^O not all go to one place ? All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. What hath the wise more than the fool ? What hath the poor, but to go thither where is life ? Better is it to see what thou longest for, than to desire thou knowest not what.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">D</span>O not all go to one place ? All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. What hath the wise more than the fool ? What hath the poor, but to go thither where is life ? Better is it to see what thou longest for, than to desire thou knowest not what.
  
 
This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
 
This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Lord, remove far from me, &c., {p.
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Lord, remove far from me, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
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== Saturday. ==
  
336.) The Sabbath.
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=== The Sabbath. ===
  
 
====MATTINS.====
 
====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes (vii. i.) 1l17"HAT need is there for a man to seek for things above him, seeing that he knoweth not what will befall him in his life, nor the number of the days of his pilgrimage, nor his time, saving" that it passeth away like a shadow ? Or who is there that can tell him what shall be after him under the sun ? A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of one's birth. It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting ; for in the [house of mourning] is shown the end of all men, and the living layeth to heart that which will be.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes (vii. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HAT need is there for a man to seek for things above him, seeing that he knoweth not what will befall him in his life, nor the number of the days of his pilgrimage, nor his time, saving" that it passeth away like a shadow ? Or who is there that can tell him what shall be after him under the sun ? A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of one's birth. It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting ; for in the [house of mourning] is shown the end of all men, and the living layeth to heart that which will be.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
O Lord, Father and God, &c., (/.
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O Lord, Father and God, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
  
336.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
A NGER is better than laughter, for by the sternness of the countenance the soul of the transgressor is corrected. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>NGER is better than laughter, for by the sternness of the countenance the soul of the transgressor is corrected. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
  
 
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than to be caught by the flattery of fools, for as the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity. Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad, and destroyeth the strength of his heart. Better is the end of a discourse than the beginning thereof.
 
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than to be caught by the flattery of fools, for as the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity. Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad, and destroyeth the strength of his heart. Better is the end of a discourse than the beginning thereof.
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The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
 
The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
  
Second Respo?isory.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Great are Thy judgments, &c., {p.
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Great are Thy judgments, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
  
337.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
C AY not thou : What is the cause that the former days were better than these ? For thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this. Wisdom is best along with riches, and thereby is there more profit of it to them that see the sun. For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence. The excellency of knowledge and wisdom is this, that they give life to him that hath them. Consider the work of God, how that none can make him right whom He hath despised.
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>AY not thou : What is the cause that the former days were better than these ? For thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this. Wisdom is best along with riches, and thereby is there more profit of it to them that see the sun. For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence. The excellency of knowledge and wisdom is this, that they give life to him that hath them. Consider the work of God, how that none can make him right whom He hath despised.
  
348 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Third Respoiisory.
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Lord, Thine eyes behold, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
 
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Lord, Thine eyes behold, &c., {p.
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====VESPERS.====
 
====VESPERS.====
  
A7itiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin. ^ 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>Ecclesiasticus i. 1.</ref> All wisdom is of the Lord God, and was with Him from everlasting, yea before time was.
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''Prayer of the succeeding Sunday.''
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Prayer of the succeeding Stmday.
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'''Citations'''
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