Jews' Sabbath

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 surgére 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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Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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