Doors Shall be Shut

Q. What does this veiled allegory signify?

A. In the beautiful and effecting description of the body of a man suffering under the infirmities of old age recorded in the 12th chapter of Eccles. we find this expression, and refers to the loss of teeth, and trying to chew his food. — ( Ecclesiastes 12:4 )

Biblical Reference

Ecclesiastes 12:4

And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;

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