Days set apart as Sabbaths
Sunday by Christians; Monday by the Greeks; Tuesday by the Persians; Wednesday by the Assyrians; Thursday by the Egyptians; Friday by the Turks; Saturday by the Jews.
Christians worship God on Sunday.
Grecian zealots hallow Monday,
Tuesday Persians spend in prayer,
Assyrians Wednesday revere,
Egyptians Thursday, Friday Turks,
On Saturday no Hebrew works. E. C. B.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894