4 APRIL 1958, Page 11

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Tin:. application to the Legislature on this subject, on religious grounds, is perfectly unjustifiable. They who think that the First Day should be assigned to public and private worship, are entitled to spend the Sunday in this manner: they are moreover entitled to per- suade, if they can, all others to be of the same opinion. If society is bound to the observance of the Sabbath in a particular manner, why is it not proved in the face of the world? if persons are not convinced, on their own head be it. When, however, pious people call upon the Police in aid of their religion, it is a very suspicious step : the secular arm has been too often employed at the ecclesiastical bidding.