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" Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do : and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. "
A Scripture Account of the Faith and Practice of Christians: Consisting of ... - Page 453
by Hugh Gaston - 1807 - 506 pages
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 547 pages
...Ver. 5. I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that briugeth forth trees." Ver. 6. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...vanity and vexation of spirit ; and there was no profit under the .Sun." Ver. 1 1. ! I gat me men-singers and women-singers, and the delights of the sons of...
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Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices: Being a Companion for Christians ...

Thomas Brooks - 1810 - 319 pages
...other devices. For a close, I wish, as once Chrysostom did, that that sentence, Eccl. ii 11. (' Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun,') vv.ere engraven on the door-posts into which you enter, on the tables where you sit,...
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Hughes, Sheffield, Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Fenton, Gay

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees." Ver. 6. ' Then I looked on all the works that my hands lit.! wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to...was vanity and vexation of spirit ; and there was 110 profit under llie bun." Ver. 1 1. ' I gat me men-singers and women singers, and the delights of...
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A Commentary on the Book of Ecclesiastes: Never Before Published Separately

Edward Reynolds - 1811 - 404 pages
...taken from the manner of dividing inheritances, Numb, xviii. 20; or spoils, 1 Sam. xxx. 24. 1 1 . Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there tt-ap no profit under the sun. " Then I looked on all," &c. After all this, I turned and looked back,...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne: With a Life of the Author, Volume 4

Laurence Sterne - 1813
...extort the same sorrowful confession from him, which it did from Solomon in the like case, — " Lo ! I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...that I had laboured to do, — and behold all was vaniiy and vexation of spirit, — and there was no profit to me under the sun." To inflame this account...
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Political Portraits in this New Era: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 2

William Playfair - 1814
...the wisest of men—- " I made me great works I builded me houses — I planted me vineyards: then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...vanity and vexation of spirit; and there was no profit under the sun." GUSTAVUS IV. EX-KING OF SWEDEN. THIS prince is one of those unfortunate men who was...
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Sermons, and Other Discourses ...

Samuel Lavington - 1815
...joy : for my heart , rejoiced « $1 -ffliy labour ; and this was my portion of all my labour. Then 1 looked on all the. works that my hands had wrought,...vanity and vexation of spirit, and the.re was no profit under the sun." (Eccles. ii. 1.) This was Solomon's experience : and say, ye children of this world,...
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Berkeley, J. Berkeley, 1st baron. Memoirs of Sir John Berkeley. 1699 ...

Francis Maseres - 1815
...unto thy name give we the -praise. But as for my-self, and what I have done, I may say with Solomon, 1 looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...and behold ! all was vanity and vexation of spirit. For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever, seeing that which now is, in...
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The Practical Expositor: Or, Scripture Illustrated by Facts, and Arranged ...

Charles Buck - 1815 - 449 pages
...human invention." September 7. ECCLES. ii. 11. Then I looked on all the works that my hand had wrough , and on the labour that I had laboured to do , and...vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. QUEEN ELIZABETH born at Greenwich, 1533. From the closing scene of this princess's life,...
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Ezra to Malachi

1815
...any joy ; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour : and this was my portion of all my labour. 1 1 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do i and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. 12 And...
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