The night was absolutely still save for the roaring of the Sloths
in the distance.
Pride, Envy, Sloth
and others confessed their sins and received forgiveness.
With a full knowledge of what he brought upon you by so doing, he has come back in his selfish sloth
, to be an aggravation of your wants, and a burden upon his sister's scanty wages.
It may be asked in ridicule, whether I suppose that the megatherium and other allied huge monsters have left behind them in South America the sloth
, armadillo, and anteater, as their degenerate descendants.
If Buffon had known of the gigantic sloth and armadillo-like animals, and of the lost Pachydermata, he might have said with a greater semblance of truth that the creative force in America had lost its power, rather than that it had never possessed great vigour.
The relationship, though distant, between the Macrauchenia and the Guanaco, between the Toxodon and the Capybara, -- the closer relationship between the many extinct Edentata and the living sloths, ant-eaters, and armadillos, now so eminently characteristic of South American zoology, -- and the still closer relationship between the fossil and living species of Ctenomys and Hydrochaerus, are most interesting facts.
These sins are: Covetousness, Unchastity, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth
, and, chief of all, Pride, the earliest of all, through which Lucifer was moved to his fatal rebellion against God, whence spring all human ills.
From exertion come wisdom and purity; from sloth
ignorance and sensuality.
As to ourselves, we all know the speed produced by the employment of steam; we have experienced it either on railroads, or in boats when crossing the sea; but such a flight is like the travelling of a sloth
in comparison with the velocity with which light moves.
I accuse myself of sloth
and unprofitableness day by day; but when these waves of God flow into me I no longer reckon lost time.
As for your dislike of it, excuse my saying so, that's simply our Russian sloth
and old serf-owner's ways, and I'm convinced that in you it's a temporary error and will pass.
Ay, the beast is no sloth
," continued the trapper in the Teton language, as if he continued the discourse, edging cautiously through the dusky throng at the same time, until he found himself riding at the side of Paul.