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Chapter 10

18-27 (Ecclesiastes 1:14). Pity the Man Who Was Envied—Many envied the popularity and abundant glory of Solomon, thinking that of all men he must be the most happy. But amid all that glory of artificial display the man envied is the one to be most pitied. His countenance is dark with despair. All the splendor about him is but to him mockery of the distress and anguish of his thoughts as he reviews his misspent life in seeking for happiness through indulgence and selfish gratification of every desire (The Signs of the Times, February 7, 1878). 2BC 1030.10