This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1650 Excerpt: ...they shall prepare that which they bring in; tod it shall he twice & much As they gather daily. And they account it a Good Work, toi spend Liberallie that day, ih honour of the Feast: as it is written in Isaiah,cap.%%. ver. 13. Etglorijtcaveris cum Sec. and(halt honour Him, Sec-and they Willinglie etrfploy them selves,even in the Meanest QffieeSjthat are any whit tending to the Honour of the Sabbath. 12. They do not begin any kind of bufinese,or work, upon the Friday, unlesse they are very well able to finish it fully, some while before the Evening comes on: and When it is now within an hour of Sun-fet, they set their Meat on the Fife in the best manner they cart, that so it may be readie to eat, against the next days afld havingdone this, they make ait t end of working any more, till the Sab5 batlv bath be over. In many Cities there k one that is appointed to go about, and proclaim the Approaching of the Sabbath, about some half an hour before the time that it is to begin: that so they may dispatched quit their hands of all manner ofbusincssewhatsoever, before the beginning of the Feast. 13. When the 13. hour then of Friday is now come, about half an hour before Sun-set,the Feast is understood to be begun; and then also the Forbearing from all Works that are Forbidden, begins to take place. And now the Women are bound to set up a Lamp in the house lightcd,which used to carry Four, or Six Lights at least: and this Lamp burneth the greatest part of the Night, shey also spread the Table with a Clean Tablecloath,and set bread upon it-,and over the Breadjthey spread a long narrow Towel, which covers it all ©ver: and this is done, fay They, in Mcmoric of the Manna in the Wildernesse,which in like manner descended upon the Earth, being covered A K 3 be i...