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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Sluggard
 
A sluggard takes a hundred steps because he would not take one in due time.  1
At evening the sluggard is busy.  German.  2
Go to the ant, thou sluggard, consider her ways and be wise.  Bible.  3
Go to the ant, thou sluggard, learn to live
And by her busy ways reform thine own.  Smart.
  4
He who has a sluggard has a prophet. (He invents excuses such as it is going to rain. etc.)  Modern Greek.  5
Pull up the stones, you sluggard, and break the devil’s head with them.  6
Sluggards are never scholars.  7
The sluggard makes his night till noon.  8
The sluggard’s convenient season never comes.  9
The sluggard’s guise: loth to go to bed and loth to rise.  10
’Tis the voice of the sluggard; I hear him complain,
“You have waked me too soon, I must slumber again.”  Watts.
  11
What better is the house for a sluggard rising early?  12
 
 
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