SER. VII.] FOOLISH TO GET WISDOM. 135
waters"—the tumultuous murmurs of the
people are at once hushed: and the hos¬
tile spirit with its menacing array of the
weapons of death, gives place to the
pleasing spectacle of harmony, fraternity,
peace, and their ever-attendant blessings.
In this limited view of wisdom's opera¬
tions, all are ready to acknowledge its
paramount value and excellency. But
the Holy Scriptures speak of, and the
text alludes to, a wisdom of a much
higher order still.
Job, in a figurative style common among
the orientals, inquires where man's highest
wisdom is to be found: and having searched
in vain through every department of na¬
ture, he at length arrived at the true and
only fountain. " But where shall wisdom
be found ? and where is the place of under¬
standing ? Man knoiceth not the price thereof;
neither is it found in the land of the living.
The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea
saith, It is not in me. It cannot be gotten