Use labour still, and leave thie slouthfull seate,
Flee Idlenesse, which beggers state dothe give:
With sweate of browe, see that thou get thy meate,
If thou be borne, with labouring hande to live:
And get, to eate. and eate, to live with praise:
Live not to eate, to live with wanton ease.
By DRACOES lawes, the idle men shoulde die,
The Florentines, made banishement theire paine:
In Corinthe, those that idlie they did see,
Weare warn'de at firste, the seconde time were slaine:
And eke Sainct Paule, the slothfull thus doth threate,
Whoe laboreth not, denie him for to eate.