Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria During the Years Volume 12
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...calculations of wages, &c., would be saved entirely, and after the first year almanacs would be almost superfluous. I think it would furnish also a very good opportunity for discarding the present old pagan names of our days, by substituting others for them, such as " Oneday," " Twoday," "Threeday," " F ourday," for the current heathen names of the week days, and some appropriate distinctive name instead of Sunday, which has of course been a complete misnomer ever since the worship of the sun on that day was abolished. "Restday " would too readily suggest idleness as the proper use of it, and ignore the fact that the best mental rest is variation rather than cessation of occupation. I think that "Goodday " would best express the intended value and right use of it. I also think that the odd intercalatory day every fourth year should be a " goodday" added at the end of the year. Such an alteration would interfere with the calendar n0 further than as it would prove a convenience. All dates, historical, legal, or commercial; all anniversaries and calendrical epochs, are fixed by the day of the year or month, not of the week, and therefore would not be affected. In fixing the date of Easter-day, it would give two-sevenths more precision. It would, in fact, greatly facilitate every computation in which portions of a year, month, or week, were factors. Indeed it is difficult to see whom or what it would affect otherwise than advantageously. The proportion of weekly to daily wages would adjust itself at once. To those engaged in ordinary necessary labour on Sundays now, it could, of course, make no difference; while to those engaged in the special...
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