The New Zealand Evangelist
The alternating of day with night is not more essential to the well-being of the physical frame than is the cessation page 275 from all labour one day in seven. Man is a machine, and like a clock must be wound up one day in seven. It takes twenty-four hours to wind up the system. All laborious exercises of body or mind, and dissipation on that day, force the circulation when it should repose. I have advised clergymen, in lieu of the Sabbath, to rest one day in the week; it forms a continual prescription of mine—I have seen many destroyed by their duties on that day.