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THE

Pioneer of Progress.

THE

PIONEER OF PROGRESS;

OR,

THE EARLY CLOSING MOVEMENT
IN RELATION TO THE SATURDAY HALF-HOLIDAY

AND THE EARLY PAYMENT OF WAGES.

BY

JOHN DENNIS.

PRIZE ESSA Y.

LONDON:

HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO., 33, PATERNOSTER ROW.

Sbo.

23 2. c. 57.

LONDON: PRINTED BY MARY 8. RICKERBY, 73, CANNON STREET.

E.C.

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CONTENTS.

PAGE

PREFACE . . . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 1.

Preliminary Remarks—The Position of England - Overwork

and its Attendant Evils – The Necessity of Combination-
Success of the Early Closing Association - Saturday Half-
Holiday Movement-A plea for Truisms, Two Objections
stated, and the first Answered . . . . . .

CHAPTER III.

The Joy of Health – The Physical Advantages of the Half-

holiday-Statements by Drs. Stevens and other Medical
Men-Speech of the Bishop of Oxford-Details essential
-The Social Benefits conferred by the Boon - Leisure

essential to Home-happiness-And to Moral Amelioration 31

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