Posted by gkb on March 09, 1998 at 17:52:31:
In response to Sunday travelling, written by Linden on March 09, 1998 at 17:42:02
Not sure when the transition happened in society, but I think it became increasingly irreligious to do work-a-day reading, cooking, etc. on the Sabbath which was supposed to be a day of rest. The Evangelical/Methodists growing influence may have been a factor. Sunday travelling would then be one kind of evidence of carelessness in spiritual matters--travelling instead of being in church, you see. Austen's letters show a change in her opinion of the Evangelical religious philosophy over time.
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