You shall come to your grave in a full age, like a shock of grain comes in in its season.
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George Leo Haydock
Abundance. "With loud lamentations. "(De Dieu)
"In full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in its season. "(Protestants)
After a life spent in happiness, thy memory will not be obliterated. Many shall bewail thy loss. (Haydock)
56. For what is denoted by the name of the grave, saving a life of contemplation? which as it were buries us, dead to this world, in that it hides us in the interior world away from all earthly desires. For they being dead to the exterior life, were also buried by contemplation, to whom Paul said, For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. An active life also is a grave, in that it covers us, as dead, from evil works; but the contemplative life more perfectly buries us, in that it wholly severs us from all worldly courses. Whoever then has already subdued the insolencies of the flesh in himself, has this task left him, to discipline his mind by the exercises of holy practice. And whosoever opens his mind in holy works, has over and above to extend it to the secret pursuits of inward contemplation. For he is no perfect preacher, who either, from devotion to contemplation, neglects works that ought to be done, or, from urgency in business, puts aside the duties of c...