“Smite!” / Memorable Fancies #2094

[An except from Social Abominations, or The Follies of Modern Society (1895):]

“A certain fast train is called ‘The Cannon Ball.’ Sunday trains are all cannon balls that smite with deadly effect that citadel of Christianity and patriotism, the American Sabbath, at the same time wounding the bodies and homes and souls of millions. These bomb-shells are loaded with Sunday mails and Sunday newspapers, whose noise and confusion they throw into almost every town in the land. It is not easy to decide whether these cannon balls or the bottles of the Sunday saloon strike the Sabbath citadel with most deadly effect.”


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