[Milton-L] PL and the Sabbath and classical myth

gilliaca at jmu.edu gilliaca at jmu.edu
Mon Dec 20 10:51:44 EST 2004

>I'm  told that the Sabbatical cessation of work--among 
>Puritans anyway--had to do with more than liturgical 
worship. That is, 
>it provided an opportunity for procreation. During the 
working week, 
>folks were just too tuckered out.

I am told it also resulted in New England baked beans - you 
started those the day before and they could simmer and keep 
hot all Sunday on the hearth without the cook having 
to 'work.' This may be a legend, but a pleasant one here in 
the Shenandoah Valley where we woke up to bright sun and 
temperatures in the single digits.  
Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU
JMU Safe Zones participant
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you hate." Fr. John Weston

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