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I am sure that indolence – indefeasible indolence –
is the true state of man, and business
the invention of the old Teazer.
I have had playmates, I have had companions,
In my days of childhood, in my joyful schooldays –
All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
I love to lose myself in other men’s minds. When I am
not walking, I am reading; I cannot sit and think. Books
think for me.
I never knew an enemy to puns who was not an
Positively, the best thing a man can have to do is
nothing and, next to that, perhaps, good works.
The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by
stealth and have it found out by accident.
Who first invented Work–and tied the free
And holy-day rejoicing spirit down
To the ever-haunting importunity
Of business, in the green fields, and the town–
To plough–loom–anvil–spade–and, oh, most sad,
To this dry drudgery of desk’s dead
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