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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. "
Oriental Customs: Or, an Illustration of the Sacred Scriptures, by an ... - Page 157
de Samuel Burder - 1804 - 431 pages
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 77

1874
...representation of real greatness. The insignia is the casket, the inner worth is the true gem. Solomon says, " I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." Few men attain to the distinction of true greatness. The desire for self-distinction is common enough....
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The Methodist visitor, Volume 3

1874
...SEEVANTS ON HOESES. IK one of the chapters of Ecclesiastes, the writer makes a remarkable statement. " I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." The explanation of this is simple. In Eastern lands, kings are often despots. They do as they like....
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Eccesiastes; a contribution to its interpretation

Thomas Tyler - 1874
...king (viii. 2 — 4), and to be yielding to him when he is angry (x. 4), and read of Koheleth's having seen " servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth " (x. 7), we seem rather to have the words of a private subject than of a monarch. It is perhaps yet...
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Ecclesiastes: A Contribution to Its Interpretation; Containing an ...

Thomas Tyler - 1874 - 156 pages
...king (viii. 2 — 4), and to be yielding to him when he is angry (x. 4), and read of Koheleth's having seen " servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth " (x. 7), we seem rather to have the words of a private subject than of a monarch. It is perhaps yet...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 12 ;Volume 92

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - 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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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 12

1875
...as an error that cometh from the ruler. Folly is set ingreat 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 ProfessorHuxley said recently in his inaugural address at the Midland Institute...
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Destiny: And Other Poems

George Bruce - 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 - 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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