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 Dilettan’të (Italian).Diligence. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Diligence
 
is that energy and industry which we show when we do what we like (Latin, dil’igo, I like); but indolence is that listless manner with which we do what thoroughly vexes us. (Latin, in, intensive; doleo, to grieve.)   1
 


 Dilettan’të (Italian).Diligence. 

 
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