Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 5 (1832), 93–96.

The Public Fast





Epidemiology, Public Health, Providence, Immorality, Piety

    Reviews biblical precedents for national fasts and the occasion of the current national fast. Observes that it 'is evident that pestilence and famine, and, indeed, whatever is a source of calamity to a country, is a divine visitation' (95). Readers are urged to recollect 'that the Cholera is at the door, and may be permitted to enter, not only Sunderland and Newcastle, and Haddington and Edinburgh, but even London, and into the very heart of highly privileged, but in many respects ungrateful Britain' (96).

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