Time and Chance

Considerations by the Way

An ancient philosopher offers an observation.


We shall not presume to anticipate the judgment of our fellow-citizens throughout the Union on these important letters, by interposing any comments of our own.—Four Letters on the Important Subject of Government, 1802.

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Time and Chance.

Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.—Proverbs 7:24.


I RETURNED, and saw under the sun,
That the race is not to the swift,
Nor the battle to the strong,
Neither yet bread to the wise,
Nor yet riches to men of understanding,
Nor yet favour to men of skill;
But time and chance happeneth to them all.

FOR man also knoweth not his time:
As the fishes that are taken in an evil net,
And as the birds that are caught in the snare;
So are the sons of men snared in an evil time,
When it falleth suddenly upon them.

Ecclesiastes 9:11-12

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