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Jewsʹ Sabbath

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In the Monasticon de Melsa, ii. pp. 134, 137, we read that a Jew at Tewkesbury fell into a cesspool, and Richard, Earl of Gloucester, passing by, offered to pull him out, but the Jew refused, saying—

“Sabbato nostra colo;

De stercore surgĕre nolo.”

Next day, as the Earl was passing again, the Jew cried to him for help, when Gloucester replied—


“Sabbata nostra quidem,

Solomon, celebrabis ibidem.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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