That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided.
It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.
I will not add another word.
This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water.