Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.Bible (Old Testament): Proverbs 6:6.
The unambitious sluggard pretends that the eminence is not worth attaining, declines altogether the struggle, and calls himself a philosopher. I say he is a poor-spirited coward.william makepeace thackeray: The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844).
'Tis the voice of the sluggard; I heard him complain,"You have waked me too soon, I must slumber again."Isaac Watts: "The Sluggard".
'Tis the voice of the sluggard I hear him complain; "You've waked me too soon, I must slumber again. * * * * * * A little more sleep and a little more slumber."Isaac Watts, Moral Songs, The Sluggard.
'Tis the voice of the sluggard, I heard him complain: "You have waked me too soon, I must slumber again"; As the door on its hinges, so he on his bed, Turns his sides, and his shoulders and his heavy head.Isaac Watts, The Sluggard.