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Written by Ann2
(4/24/2003 12:48 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Sundays, penned by Linda Fern
In the 1940ies in Sweden some schoolfriends of mine were not allowed outdoors to play on a Sunday.
Historically I have heard that labour should be kept to a minimum and that anything spinning round like the wheels on a carriage or the wings of a mill was considered sinful. So perhaps this is why Henry mentions Sunday.
I used to think that although Henry obviously had not planned on going home every Sunday in order to deliver the sermon, he thought it would seem rather nonchalant, if he made a day's trip on Saturday to Woodston and back, only to return again on Monday for that meeting.
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