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.
Many people had been surprised to see a man of his genius and learning stooping to every drudgery, and denying himself almost every comfort, for the purpose of supplying a silly, affected old woman with superfluities, which she accepted with but little gratitude.