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BOOK II

Proverbs of Solomon

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A Wisdom Epistle
Preface

i An Epigram (“Rob not the poor").
ii An Epigram (“Make no friendship").
iii An Epigram (" Be thou not one of them ").
iv, v Unit Proverbs....

vi Epigram: Awe before Appetite..
vii Epigram: Transitoriness of Riches
viii Epigram: Hospitality of the Evil Eye.
ix Unit Proverb
x An Epigram (“ Remove not")...
xi Unit Proverb
xii An Epigram (“Withhold not correction ").
xiii An Epigram (“My son, if thine heart")..
xiv An Epigram (“Let not thine heart").

XV Epigram: Gluttony.
xvi, xvii Unit Proverbs .
xviii An Epigram (“The father of the righteous").
xix Epigram : The Pit of Whoredom

Riddle Sonnet: Wine and Woe....
xxi An Epigram (“Be not thou envious ").
xxii An Epigram (“Through wisdom").
xxiii An Epigram (“A wise man is strong")

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xxiv-vii Unit Proverbs ...
xxviii Epigram: The Duty of Rescue
xxix Epigram : Wisdom and Honey.

An Epigram (“Lay not wait").
xxxi An Epigram (“ Rejoice not ")
xxxii An Epigram ("Fret not thyself").
xxxiii An Epigram (“My son, fear thou").
Postscript title

xxxiv Epigram: Respect of Persons..
XXXV-vi Unit Proverbs ....
Xxxvii An Epigram (“Be not a witness ")
Xxxviii Sonnet: The Field of the Slothful.

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BOOK IV

Hesekiah's Collection

Title page

i Proverb Cluster: The King.
ii Unit Proverb

iii An Epigram (“Debate thy cause").
iv-xiii Unit Proverbs

xiv An Epigram (“If thine enemy").
XV-xxii Unit Proverbs ...

xxiii Proverb Cluster: Fools...
xxiv Proverb Cluster: The Sluggard.

XXV Proverb Cluster: Social Pests.
xxvi-xxxvi Unit Proverbs.....
xxxvii An Epigram (“Thine own friend").
xxxviii-xli Unit Proverbs .....
xlii An Epigram (“A continual dropping")...

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xlix Folk Song of Good Husbandry
1-civ Unit Proverbs

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BOOK V

Shorter Collections

i-xiii The Sayings of Agur
i Sonnet: The Unsearchableness of God
ii An Epigram (“Every word of God")
iïi Number Sonnet: The Golden Mean
iv Unit Proverb ..
v Sonnet: An Evil Generation
vi Number Sonnet: Things never satisfied
vii An Epigram (“The eye that mocketh ").
viii Number Sonnet: Things not to be known.
ix Unit Proverb ..
x Number Sonnet: Things not to be borne.
xi Number Sonnet: Little and Wise
xii. . Number Sonnet: Things Stately in their Going..
xiii Epigram: The Restraining of Wrath....

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xiv. The Oracle of Lemuel's Mother

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XV Acrostic: The Virtuous Woman

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