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REVEREND, RELIGIOUS, AND JUDICIOUS DIVINE'
A soveraign antidote against Sabbatarian errours. Or, a decision of the chiefe doubts and difficulties touching the Sabbath. Wherein these three questions (beside others coincident) are clearly and succinctly determined, viz. I. Which is the fittest name whereby to call the day of Christian weekly rest, whether Sabbath day, Lords-day, or Sunday? II. What is the meaning of that prayer, appointed to be used by our Church: Lord have mercy upon us, and encline, &c. as it is repeated and applied to the words of the fourth Commandment. III. whether it be lawfull to use any bodily recreation on the Lords-day: and if so, what kinde of recreation. By a Reverend, Religious, and judicious Divine.
London: printed by Thomas Harper for Benjamin Fisher and are to be sold at his shop in Aldersgate-street at the signe of the Talbot, 1636. 4to., (6) + 27 + (5)pp., wanting the initial blank but with the two final leaves (imprimatur and colophon), the paper generally rather browned, disbound but now preserved in marbled wrappers, lettered on upper cover. A good copy. Sometimes attributed to Robert Sanderson (1587-1663) who would in 1660 become Bishop of Lincoln. Whoever the author, this is an interesting contribution to the debate on Sunday activities/recreations/pastimes &c. which had been revived in 1633 by the publication of The Kings Maiesties declaration to his subjects, concerning lawfull sports to bee used> which had stated that only people who had first attended divine service were entitled to participate in recreations afterward. And so, the Reverend, Religious, and judicious Divine considers the matter in his third question and largely agrees with the Royal Declaration> of 1633. He suggests that 'The meetest (recreations) to be used, [are those] which give the best refreshing to the bodie, and leave the least impression in the minde. In this respect, shooting, leaping, pitching the barre, stoole-ball, &c. are rather to be chosen than dicing, and carding .'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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