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Shakespeare Quotations on Sloth

Hereditary sloth instructs me.
The Tempest (2.1.241), Sebastian

Can snore upon the flint, when resty sloth
Finds the down pillow hard.
Cymbeline (3.6.35-7), Belarius

Awake, awake, English nobility!
Let not sloth dim your horrors new-begot.
1 Henry VI (1.1.79-80), Messenger

These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor
This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome.
Henry VIII (2.4.255-6), King Henry

And to the English court assemble now,
From every region, apes of idleness!
2 Henry VI (4.5.125-6), Henry IV

I rather would entreat thy company
To see the wonders of the world abroad,
Than, living dully sluggardized at home,
Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1.1.6-9), Valentine to Proteus


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