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PEARL OF DAYS:
THE ADVANTAGES OF THE SABBATH TO
THE WORKING CLASSES
BY A LABOURER'S DAUGHTER.
WITH A SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE, BY HERSELF,
A Preface by an american Clergyman.
Humble as is this tribute of loyalty, it is not without significance. No sovereign ever presented stronger claims 10 the love and allegiance of her industrious subjects ; and it tells how happy is our Constitution, and how condescending is our Monarch, that pages written by a labourer's daughter should find a Patron in the Queen.
Nor will the Tract itself be without its interest to your Majesty, to whose Royal Halls such glory is added by the piety, virtue, and domestic affections 80
often found in Britain's lowliest homes.
This Tract discusses the Temporal Advantages of the Sabbath Day. The same topic has recently engaged the pens of nearly a thousand working men. And it is not the least advantage of the Lord's day, that every labourer who learns to keep it holy is another peaceful citizen gained to the community, and another added to those best su cts who, in their weekly ass mblies, pray, God SAVE THE QUEEN.
I have the honour to be
THE PROPOSER OF THE ESSAY.