Robert Benchley has a style that is weak and lies down frequently to rest.
On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.
I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while.
A human being at rest runs on 90 watts. That's how much power you need just to lie down. And if you're a hunter-gatherer and you live in the Amazon, you'll need about 250 watts. That's how much energy it takes to run about and find food.
Down with Dukes of Hazzard!
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
Rest and be thankful.