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ON THE

History, Authority, and Use,

OF THE

SABBATH.

BY

JOSEPH JOHN GURNEY.

Dominicum servasti?

Christianus sum; intermittere non possum.

ACTS OF THE MARTYRS.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:

J. AND A. ARCH, CORNHILL;

AND C. J. G AND F. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD; AND

WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALL.

MDCCCXXXI.

NORWICH:

PRINTED BY WILKIN AND Fletcher, UPPER HAYMARKET.

JOTI

ADVERTISEMENT.

IN presenting to the public the following remarks on the history, authority, and use, of the sabbath, I feel that some apology is due from me in consequence of the late publication, on the same subject, of some excellent discourses by my worthy friend Daniel Wilson, of Islington. Such an apology is the more necessary, because our views on the subject very much correspond, and we have treated it on nearly the same plan.

The fact is, however, that my own opinions respecting the sabbath had been long previously formed; and I had arranged the order of the present little work, before I had the opportunity of perusing his useful volume. While, therefore, I sincerely thank him for

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