Sabbath breaking

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the violation of the law of the Sabbath.

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Sabbath breaking, gambling, drunkenness, pigeon flying, cock-fighting.
Robert Gray, a Sunderland curate, had agitated against the revival of horse racing in the town in the 1830s, and produced a pamphlet that condemned meetings as promoting drunkenness, sabbath breaking, and immorality.
Spain devotes a chapter to temperance, one that follows a more general chapter on "social evils" such as Sabbath breaking, gambling, crime, and prize fighting.