Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Hail, Sabbath! thee I hail, the poor man’s day.
Grahame.—The Sabbath, Line 40.

Sprung from a father who the Sabbath fears.
Juvenal.—Translated by Gifford, Sat. XIV. Line 96. (Dr. Ramage, 3.)

The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
St. Mark, Chap. ii. Ver. 27. (Our Lord to the Pharisees.)

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.

No place is sacred, not the church is free,
E’en Sunday shines no Sabbath-day to me.
Pope.—Prol. to Sat. Line 11.

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.

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.)

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.

Students of every age and kind, beware of secular study on the Lord’s day.
Professor Miller.—Of Edinburgh.