Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity.

ECCLESIASTES xii. 12. Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

THE SONG OF SOLOMON vi. 10. Terrible as an army with banners.

ISAIAH xi. 6. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.

ISAIAH xxviii. 10.

Precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line ; here a little, and there a little.

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ISAIAH xl. 15. Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance.

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ISAIAH xlii. 3. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench.

ISAIAH liii. 7.
He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter.

ISAIAH lx. 22.


A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation.

ISAIAH lxi. 3. To give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heavi


ISAIAH lxiv. 6.

We all do fade as a leaf.

JEREMIAH vii. 3.

Amend your ways and your doings.

JEREMIAH viii. 11. Peace, peace, when there is no peace.

JEREMIAH viii. 22. Is there no balm in Gilead ? is there no physician there?

JEREMIAH xiii. 23. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?


As if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.

EZEKIEL xviii. 2. The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.

DANIEL v. 27. Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting

DANIEL vi. 12. The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.

HOSEA viii. 7. For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.

MICAH iv. 3. And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks.

MICAH iv. 4. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree.

HABAKKUK ii. 2. Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

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MALACHI iv. 2. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.

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ECCLESIASTICUS x. 20. For a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which had wings shall tell the matter.



He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith.

He will laugh thee to scorn.

ESDRAS iv. 51.
Great is truth and mighty above all things.


MORNING PRAYER. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done ; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

PSALM cv. 18. The iron entered into his soul.

COLLECT FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT. Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.

THE BURIAL SERVICE. In the midst of life we are in death.

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

TATE AND BRADY. Psalm xv. 5.
And though he promise to his loss,
He makes his promise good.


MATTHEW ii. 18. Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

MATTHEW iv. 4. Man shall not live by bread alone.

MATTHEW v. 13. Ye are the salt of the earth : but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted ?

MATTHEW v. 14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

MATTHEW vi. 3. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.

MATTHEW vi. 21. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

MATTHEW vi. 24.

Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.

MATTHEW vi. 28. Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.

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