Each part has an independent epigraph:
I. ... saith the Preacher.
II.Oh that I were as on months past, as in the days when God preserved me; / When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; / As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; / When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me; / When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil; / When I went out to the gates through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!
III. Seest thou a man diligent in his business? / he shall stand before kings; / he shall not stand before mean men.
IV. Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as they honeycomb: / honey and milk are under thy tongue.
Song of Songs
V. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.