Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.3

C=7 SERMON I, RELIGION and VIRTUE., confidered under the Notion of WISDOM. PROVERBS I. I, 2, 3, 4. The proverbs of Solomon the fon of David, king of Ifrael: To know wifdom and in- flru5lion, to perceive words of undemand- ing ; tò receive the iniruhlion of wifdom, juke, and judgment, and equity ; to give fubtilty to the Jimple, to the young man knowledge and d fcretiofz. AN Y one who readeth the proverbs S E R M; of Solomon attentively, will fee that I. the principal fcope of them is to `'-^° teach men wifdom. His manner of writing is, indeed, fuch, that no one fubje& is me- thodically treated by him, the whole book being no more than a colle&ion of wife moral fayings, without any coherence, force probably wrote down by himfelf, and force extra&ed afterwards out of other writings which are not now extant; of the former Vol III. B fort