Note 9.

Ecclesiasticus, chapter xxxviii.
Verses 24, 25. "The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise." — "How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth in the goad; that driveth oxen; and is occupied in their labours; and whose talk is of bullocks?"

Verse 27. "So every carpenter and work-master that laboureth night and day," etc.

Verse 33. "They shall not be sought for in public counsel, nor sit high in the congregation: they shall not sit on the judge's seat, nor understand the sentence of judgement; they cannot declare justice and judgment, and they shall not be found where parables are spoken."

Verse 34. " But they will maintain the state of the world."

I do not determine whether this book be canonical, as the Gallican church (till lately) has considered it, or apocryphal, as here it is taken. I am sure it contains a great deal of sense and truth.

Note from The Achievement of France in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France
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