No man was less fitted by temperament for the necessary drudgery and worry.
But labor of the hands, even when pursued to the verge of drudgery, is perhaps never the worst form of idleness.
A year or two of dull drudgery and few fees followed, and he began to be much depressed.
But, though everybody was kind and ready to help us, there was only one hand that could turn drudgery into pleasure.
He was at liberty, after thirty years of anxiety and drudgery, to indulge his constitutional indolence, to lie in bed till two in the afternoon, and to sit up talking till four in the morning, without fearing either the printer's devil or the sheriff's officer.