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" A good name is more fragrant than rich perfume, and the day of death is better than the day of one's birth. "
Memoir of the Rev. Henry Martyn ... - Page 75
by John Sargent - 1820 - 490 pages
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The History of the Works of the Learned ..., Volume 2

1737
...under the laft, he explains and fixes the only rational and conGftent Senfe in which it can be faid that the Day of Death is better than the Day of one's Birth.——Whatever Solidity there may be in the Reafoning of this Difcourfe, the Subject is finely...
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Memoirs of the Life, Time, and Writings, of the Reverend and Learned Thomas ...

Thomas Boston - 1776 - 565 pages
...on Ecclef. vii. i. with the event forefaid try fled my entering on the latter part of that text, " The day of death " is better than the day of one's birth.'* This was a comfortable fubject : but whereas it could hardly mifs to. imprefs me with thoughts, that...
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Memoirs of the Life, Time, and Writings, of the Reverend and Learned Thomas ...

Thomas Boston - 1776 - 565 pages
...preaching on Ecclef. vii. i. with the event forefaid tryfted my entering on the latter part of that text, " The day of death " is better than the day of one's birth." This was a comfortable lubjcct : but whereas it could hardly mifs to imprefs me with thoughts, that...
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The Whole Works of the Reverend and Learned Mr. John Willison, Late Minister ...

John Willison - 1798
...that d?y ; and not to me only, but unto all them allb that love his appearing, 2 Tim. iv. 6, 7, 8. The day of death is better than the day of one's birth, Eccl. vii. i. And God fhall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there fhall be no more death,...
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The Universalist's Miscellany, Or, Philanthropist's Museum, Volume 2

1798
...the houfe of mourning is underftood as relatingto death, as may be inferred from the former verfe : " The day of death is better than the day of one's birth ;" then Solomon affirms with truth and not faJfcly, that is the end of all men. But if it be alledged,...
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Essays: On the Following Subjects: Celibacy, Wedlock, Seduction, Pride ...

Edward Barry - 1806 - 190 pages
...and their death with joy ; and the writer of Ecclesiastcs Ecclesiastes has not scrupled to assert, that " the day of death is better than the day of one's birth" • " * If the heathen Socrates, in the face of his Judges, before he was condemned to drink the...
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Sermons Translated from the Original French of the Late Rev. James Saurin ...

Jacques Saurin, Robert Robinson - 1813
...life are weighed, evil seems to out-weigh good, and we can hardly help exclaiming with the wise man, the day of death is better than the day of one's birth ! I hate life because of the work that is wrought under the sun ! Eccl.vii. 1. and ii. 17. But to go...
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Posthumous letters [ed. by E. Sanderson].

William Huntington - 1815
...now rather better. Infirmities gather thick, and follow hard, upon old age : but the wise man says, that " the day of death is better than the day of one's birth ;" and I believe it is where God bestows a good hope through grace. Many are our afflictions in this...
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A series of discourses on the principles of religious belief as ..., Volume 2

Robert Morehead - 1816
...invaluable prize is obtained, wherefore should he refuse to die? In this view, there can be no doabt theft " the day of death is better than the '* day of one's birth." — When a man is born into the world, it cannot be known what may foe the character of his course....
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On the Evidences of Christianity, as They Were Stated and Enforced in the ...

James Clarke Franks - 1821 - 529 pages
...and gospel. " Let us banish care and sorrow," is his resolution. But what says the wisest of men ? " The day of death is better 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 that is the...
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