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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Sabbath
 
Hail, Sabbath! thee I hail, the poor man’s day.
        Grahame.—The Sabbath, Line 40.
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Sprung from a father who the Sabbath fears.
        Juvenal.—Translated by Gifford, Sat. XIV. Line 96. (Dr. Ramage, 3.)
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The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
        St. Mark, Chap. ii. Ver. 27. (Our Lord to the Pharisees.)
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How still the morning of the hallow’d day!
Mute is the voice of rural labour, hush’d
The ploughboy’s whistle, and the milkmaid’s song.
        Grahame.—The Sabbath, Line 1.
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No place is sacred, not the church is free,
E’en Sunday shines no Sabbath-day to me.
        Pope.—Prol. to Sat. Line 11.
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O Italy!—thy Sabbaths will be soon
Our Sabbaths, closed with mummery and buffoon;
Preaching and pranks will share the motley scene,
Ours parcell’d out, as thine have ever been,
God’s worship and the mountebank between.
        Cowper.—The Progress of Error, Line 152.
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Oh, servile Italy! abode of woe!
  Bark without pilot in a stormy sky!
Queen once of fair domains—now fallen low!
        Dante.—Purgatorio, Canto VI. Line 76. (Wright’s Transl.)
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Restore to God his due in tithe and time:
  A tithe purloin’d cankers the whole estate.
Sundays observe: think, when the bells do chime,
  ’Tis angels’ music; therefore come not late.
        Herbert.—The Temple, Verse 65.
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Students of every age and kind, beware of secular study on the Lord’s day.
        Professor Miller.—Of Edinburgh.
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