Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:
The way she had been educated, joined to a fine natural indolence, was of course partly the reason of it, for she had been educated as the majority of well-to-do girls in the last part of the nineteenth century were educated.
Kindly doctors and gentle old professors had taught her the rudiments of about then different branches of knowledge, but they would as soon have forced her to go through one piece of drudgery thoroughly as they would have told her that her hands were dirty.
not wanting to work.
hard boring work.