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Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or
the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the
cistern.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit
shall return unto God who gave it.
Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher, all is vanity.
Bible: Hebrew Ecclesiastes (l. XII, 6–7).

Prf. Oxford Book of Verse in English Translation, The. Charles Tomlinson, ed. (1980) Oxford University Press.
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