Definition of Sabbatarianism:
To me, brought up in the severity of Sabbatarianism, the sanctity of the first day of the week had always been a theological fiction, and the result of the contact with the larger world of thinkers and the widening of my range of thought by the study of philosophy had also made me see that the observances of " new moons and fast- days" had nothing to do with true religion, and that the Eden repose of the Creator was too large a matter to be fenced into a day of the week.- "The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I", William James Stillman.
" Pickwick," as we have seen, was begun with the first of these years, and its publication continued till the November of 1837. Independently of his work on " Pickwick," he was, in the year 1836, engaged in the arduous profession of a reporter till the close of the parliamentary session, and also wrote a pamphlet on Sabbatarianism, a farce in two acts, " The Strange Gentleman," for the St. James's Theatre, and a comic opera, " The Village Coquettes," which was set to music by Hullah.- "Life of Charles Dickens", Frank Marzials.
Certain it is, however, that the partial decay of strict Sabbatarianism which seems to have set in during the last quarter of a century has not been attended by any notable development of power in English thought of that class.- "Mr. Isaacs", F. Marion Crawford.