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The critic who first revealed the existence of Felix Spencer believed the final lines of Hopkins' poem owed something to a passage in Ecclesiasticus on craftsmanship: "So doth the smith sitting by the anvil and considering the iron work.
Suddenly the air struck chill, as they realised that homo ecclesiasticus was among them.
The chosen sentence fits within the common idea that God had provided mankind with herbs or remedies to cure the sick, like another verse often used in the same context from Ecclesiasticus 38:4 'The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth'.
Add to them 30:1-13 in Ecclesiasticus, one of the Jewish Testament books accepted as canonical by Roman Catholics (see JB, or better, Harwood's Biblical Apocrypha: Books Excluded From the King James Version).
Citing Ecclesiasticus 26:29, Luther concludes that "A merchant can hardly act without sin, and a tradesman will hardly keep his lips from evil.
Seeing the outpouring of support in Pennsylvania and seeing it here today recalls to mind a passage from the book of Ecclesiasticus that I mentioned in Johnstown: 'Now let us praise great men, the heroes of our nation.
21) The epigraph to "May Lines," "Ab initio et ante saecula creata sum et usqe ad futurum saeculum non desinam [From the beginning, and before the world, was I created and unto the world to come I shall not cease to be]" comes from Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 24.
The "Wisdom Writings" of the Hebrew Bible enshrined in the Vulgate Old Testament--principally Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom, and the Song of Songs--combine the dispensation of worldly wisdom in the form of proverbs and meditations with the telling of an allegorical love story between "Solomon," to whom these texts are traditionally ascribed, and the personified figure of Sophia or Sapientia.