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BOOK II. Texts chiefly alluded to in this Book. I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirti,
therefore enjoy pleasure, Eccles, chap. ii. ver. I. I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me
vineyards, ver. 4. I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of
all kinds of fruits, ver. 5. I made me pools of water, lo water therewith the wood that
bringeth forth trees, ver. 6. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under
the sun, ver. 11. I gat me men-singers, and women-singers, and the delights of
the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts,
ver. 8. I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine (yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom) and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life, ver. 3. Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it hap
peneth even to me: and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity, Eccles, chap. ü.
ver. 15.. Therefore I hated life, because the work that is wrought under
the sun is grievous unto me, chap. ii, ver. 17. Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a
stinking savour, so doth a little folly him that is in reputation
for wisdom and honour, chap. x. ver. 1. The memory of the just is blessed; but the name of the wicked
shall rot, Prozia chap. x. ver, 7.