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The vanity of the life of man.

R. B.

The vanity of the life of man.

Represented in the seven several stages thereof from his birth to his death, exposing the follies of every age. : To which is added, the history of the cruel death of Cassianus bishop and school-master of Brixia in Italy, who suffered martyrdom for the profession of the Christian faith by the hands of his own scholars.

by R. B.

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Published by Printed & sold by S. Kneeland & T. Green, in Queen-Street. in Boston .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementBy R.B. ; [Five lines from Psalms]
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 40016
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination10, 9-30 p.
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15579178M

  “Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth” (Eccl NAB). This first line of the book contains the message and the mysteries of the book as a whole. “Vanity” translates the Hebrew hebel, which means “vapor, breath.” Right at the start, the book shows us how different it is from all of the other books . David knew that if ever a man deserved to be punished by the living God for flagrant sin, for abuse of privilege, position, and power, for high-handed wickedness, then he was the man. Janu Tom Lowe Title: PSALM Altogether Vanity (Part 1) A psalm of David.

Get this from a library! The vanity of the life of man: represented in the seven several stages thereof from his birth to his death: with pictures and poems exposing the follies of every age: to which is added several other poems upon divers subjects and occasions. [R. B.]. A major theme is the vanity of life (vanity used 35 times in 29 verses) - cf. Ec ,14 b. Yet he mentions such words as joy (3), enjoy (3), enjoyment (2), rejoice (4), joyfully (1) [In fact, this book provides counsel on how to get the most out of life to find joy in a life that is vanity!

  “Vanity, vanity, all is vanity. ” This comes from the book of Ecclesiastes, and it articulates what results man achieves by his works. Pride, a vexing sin to all mankind, is fascinating. Like a shapeshifter it is capable of changing shape and size to fit the occasion, and comes in various strains.   : The vanity of human life, a monody. Sacred to the memory of the most Hon. Francis Russel, Marquis of Tavistock. (): Multiple Contributors, See Notes: Books.


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On The Vanity & Suffering Of Life. NOTE: "On The Vanity And Suffering Of Life" is the 46th chapter of Arthur Schopenhauer's three-volume The World As Will And Idea, trans.

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Vanity of Vanities. All is vanity. He asks the question, “What does man gain by all the toil. Man's life is like a breath (Psalm ).

The development of vanity as reflecting the despair of human life in Ecclesiastes shows to some commentators that its author was a skeptic, an agnostic, or a rationalist, as its message seemed to contradict the prophetic message that Israel place its hope in God.

Verses - PROLOGUE. The vanity of all human and mundane things, and the oppressive monotony of their continued recurrence. Verse 2. - Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity (comp. Ecclesiastes ). "Vanity" is hebel, which means "breath," and is used metaphorically of anything transitory, frail, have it in the proper name Abel, an.

In “On the Vanity of Existence,” Schopenhauer argues that life’s futility: is revealed in the whole form existence assumes: in the infiniteness of time and space contrasted with the finiteness of the individual in both; in the fleeting present as the sole form in which actuality exists; in the contingency and relativity of all things; in continual becoming without being; in continual.

The book's title comes from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, a Dissenter allegory first published in In that work, "Vanity Fair" refers to a stop along the pilgrim's route: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things.

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Anyway, I have been reading a bit of Schopenhauer, specifically his essay ‘On the vanity and suffering of life’ (ch. 56, supplement to book 4 of The world as will and representation).

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