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A Bill for the Better Promotion of Oppression on the Sabbath Day

By Peacock, Thomas Love

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Title: A Bill for the Better Promotion of Oppression on the Sabbath Day  
Author: Peacock, Thomas Love
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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FORASMUCH as the Canter's and Fanatic's Lord Sayeth peace and joy are by me abhorred; And would fill each Sunday with gloom and pain For all too poor his regard to obtain; And forasmuch as the laws heretofore Have not sufficiently squeezed the poor Be it therefore enacted by Commons, King And Lords, a crime for any thing To be done on the Sabbath by any rank Excepting the rich. No beer may be drank, Food eaten, rest taken, away from home, And each House shall a Sunday prison become; And spies and jailers must carefully see, Under severest penaly, None stirs but to conventicle, Thrice a day at toll of bell. And each sickly cit who dare engage His place by steamer, fly or stage, With owner thereof shall by this said bill, Be punished with fine, imprisonment or treadmill. But nothing herein is designed to discourage Priest, noble or squire from the use of his carriage. No ship shall move however it blow...

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