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" There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler : 6 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. 7 I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth. "
Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ... - Page 307
by George Burnett - 1807
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 12; Volume 92

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - Authors - 1875
...an error that cometh from the ruler. Folly is set in great dignity, and the wise sit in low place. I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth/ (Eccles. x. 5-7.) So Professor Huxley said recently in his inaugtiral address at the Midland Institute...
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Destiny: And Other Poems

George Bruce - St. Andrews (Scotland) - 1876 - 514 pages
...visited Cleopatra, the voluptuous Queen of Egypt, the awning of her galley was covered with gold. 2 "I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth."- Ecclesiastes X. Why should I fret, and at my lot repine, When slaves around, — and to themselves,...
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The heavenly bridegroom and his bride [comm. on the Song of Solomon].

Henry K. Wood - 1878
...a King's daughter, though she has not yet got on her fine clothes." " I have seen," said Solomon, " I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." The masquerade still continues. As one looks around, the wicked are often observed to be prosperous...
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Monarchy defended. A treatise for revolutionary times

John Vickers (author of The new Koran.) - 1878
...an error that cometh from the ruler. Folly is set in great dignity, and the wise sit in low place. I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." (Eccles. x. 5 — 7.) So Professor Huxley, noticing the continuance of this evil, said recently, in...
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The Life of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston: Embracing His Services in the ...

William Preston Johnston - Generals - 1878 - 755 pages
...All things come alike to all : there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked. And again : I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.2 And a greater Son of David answered the painful and perplexing question by a reply that reaches...
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Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: For Family and Private Use. With the ...

John Charles Ryle - Bible - 1879 - 370 pages
...hands. SOLOMON tells us in the book of Ecclesiastes, that one evil he has seen under the sun, is when " folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place." (Eccles. x. 6.) We can imagine no more complete illustration of his words than the state of...
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Ecclesiastes, Or, The Preacher

Edward Hayes Plumptre - Bible - 1881 - 271 pages
...iv. 22, 27, v. 18). The unequal distribution of honours seemed to men as a blunder of Providence. 6. Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place] For "great dignity," literally great heights. The "rich" here are those who by birth and station...
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Ecclesiastes, Or, The Preacher

Bible - 1881 - 271 pages
...iv. 22, 27, v. 18). The unequal distribution of honours seemed to men as a blunder of Providence. 6. Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place] For "great dignity," literally great heights. The "rich" here are those who by birth and station...
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The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit: Sermons, Parts 309-320

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Sermons, English - 1882
...soul. The Ishmael of the flesh mocks at the Isaac of the conscience, and is uureproved. Solomon said, " I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth," and the same may be seen in the little world within, where appetites rule and grander capacities are...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 36; Volume 44; Volume 66

Methodist Church - 1884
...reconcile with the history of the reign of Solomon. They seem to be anachronistic, utterly inexplicable. " Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in...horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth : " (x, 6, ?.)• " Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning...
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