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SABBATH,

A POEM;

TO WHICH ARE ADDED

SABBATH WALKS;

BY

JAMES GRAHAME.

Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest; that

thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger
may be refreshed.--Exod. xiii. 12.

THE FOURTH EDITION.

EDINBURGH:

Printed by James Ballantyne & Co.
FOZ WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, SOUTH BRIDGE-STREET; AND

LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME,
PATERNOSTER-ROW, LONDON.

1806.

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PREFACE.

He who has seen threescore and ten years, has lived ten years of Sabbaths. The appropriation of so considerable a portion of human life to religious duties, to domestic enjoyment, and to meditative leisure, is a most merciful branch of the divine dispensation. It is the grand bulwark of poverty against the encroachments of capital. The labouring classes sell their time. The rich are the buyers, at least they are the chief buyers; for it is obvious, that more than

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