~ Tower of London ~"They must realize that the Sabbath is the Lord’s gift to you." ~ Exodus 16:29 ~
"A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the joyous day of the whole week." ~ Harriot Ward Beecher ~
"Fresh glides the brook and blows the gale,
Yet yonder halts the quiet mill;
The whirring wheel, the rushing sail
How motionless and still!
Six days stern Labour shut the poor
From nature's careless banquet-hall;
The seventh, an Angel opes the door,
And, smiling, welcomes all!"
~William Henry Lytton Earle Bulwer, Sir Henry Bulwer ~
"This will be a Sabbath day of complete rest for you, and on that day you must deny yourselves."
~ Leviticus 23:32 ~
"The seventh day this; the jubilee of man:
London! right well thou know'st the day of prayer:
Then thy spruce citizen, wash'd artisan,
And smug apprentice gulp their weekly air:
The coach of hackney, whiskey, one-horse chair,
And humblest gig, through sundry suburbs whirl;
To Hampstead, Brentford, Harrow, make repair;
Till the tired jade the wheel forgets to hurl,
Provoking envious gibe from each pedestrian churl. ~ Lord Bryon ~
"The Sundaies of man's life,
Thredded together on time's string,
Make bracelets to adorn the wife
Of the eternal, glorious King.
On Sunday heaven's gates stand ope;
Blessings are plentiful and rife.
More plentiful than hope." ~ George Herbert ~
"The Sabbath is not a day to feast our bodies, but to feed our souls." ~ Marie Josephine ~
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy." ~ Exodus 20:8 ~
"Sunday, that day so tedious to the triflers of earth, so full of beautiful reposes of calmness and strength for the earnest and heavenly minded." ~ Maria Jane McIntosh ~
"He that remembers not to keep the Christian Sabbath at the beginning of the week will be in danger to forget before the end of the week that he is a Christian." ~ Sir Edmund Turner ~
"O what a blessing is Sunday, interposed between the waves of worldly business like the divine path of the Israelites through Jordan! There is nothing in which I would advise you to be more strictly conscientious than in keeping the Sabbath day holy. I can truly declare that to me the Sabbath has been invaluable." ~ Dr. Samuel Wilberforce ~