Sunday under three heads – 1836 – a political tract
In 1836 a law was discussed that would stop all work and all recreation on a Sunday.
Using the pseudonym Timothy Sparks, 24 year-old Dickens wrote a pamphlet entitled Sunday Under Three Heads in which he defended the right to pleasure, and opposed any plan to prohibit games on Sundays. He addressed it to the Bishop of London, he said he had ‘pointed out what appears to me, to be injustice on the part of others’.
It had three sections:
– As it is
– As Sabbath bills would make it
– As it might be made.