He was no bungler to attempt other than the most gently delicate methods.
Be of good heart, therefore, for you shall not fall into the hands of a bungler.'
The sloven becomes the bungler, and the bungler is on the high road to failure.
He did not want to run the risk of being shown up as a bungler.
Idler or bungler, he is willing to fork out his penny and pocket your shilling.