Thomas More (1478-1535), Utopia
, Book II (tr. Robert M. Adams):
Of the twenty-four equal hours into which they divide the day and the night, the Utopians devote only six to work. They work three hours before noon, when they go to lunch. After lunch, they rest for two hours, then go to work for another three hours. Then they have supper, and about eight o'clock (counting the first hour after noon as one) they go to bed, and sleep eight hours.
cum in horas viginti quattuor aequales diem
connumerata nocte dividant, sex dumtaxat operi deputant: tres ante meridiem, a
quibus prandium ineunt, atque a prandio duas postmeridianas horas cum
interquierint, tres deinde rursus labori datas cena claudunt. cum primam
horam ab meridie numerent, sub octavam cubitum eunt; horas octo somnus vindicat.