important point, one of the firft which oc curred was, * to Jeek and fearch out by wifdom concerning all things that are done under hea ven. But when he had feen all the works that are done under the fun ; when -J- God had given him under/landing exceeding much even as the fand that is on the fea foore, and his fame was in all nations round about : he was forced at laft to come to this melancholy con-el ufion, that in much wifdom is much grief y and he that increafeth knowledge increafetb for row. Different fituations and circumftances expofc men to different temptations. There is indeed fcarce any fpecies of vice or folly, which does not wander, at fome time or other, into every rank and profeffion of life. But yet each has its peculiar abode, where it takes up its ufual refidence, and reigns with a mofc entire and defpotic fway. Avarice, ambition, voluptuoufnefs, feem to have little buiinefs in this place, where there are fo fewoccafions to call them forth into ad: ion : and we ate * Ecclef. i. 13, 14. f i Kings iv. 29, 31.