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bave faults; and therefore I care not for that In diff'rent climes and diff'rent ages born, friend that I never smart by. For my friends, They, with the harmony of various tongues, I know they cannot be faultless; and therefore Nervous or soft, can charm the list'ning ear; as they shall find me sweet in their praises Can suit each humour, whether grave or gay, and encouragements, so sharp in their censure. With correspondent themes; of love and war Euber let them abide me no friend to their can talk with equal ease; of public life, Salts or no friend to themselves. Bishop Hall. And rural quiet; trifles of a day,

And thinys of weight oternal; ev'ry tale FRIEND-A Prudent.

Of private virtue or domestic woe A friendship that makes the least noise is To them is fully known, as are the deeds ery often the most useful; for which reason I Of mightiest heroes, or the fates of kings. should prefer a prudent friend to a zealous one.

Alexander Thomson. Addison. FRIENDS-Choice of. FRIEND-a Sun.

We ought always to make choice of persons Every friend is to the other a sun, and a of such worth and honour for our friends, sunflower also. He attracts and follows. that, if they should ever cease to be so, they

Richter. will not abuse our confidence, nor give us FRIEND-Talking with a.

cause to fear them as enemies. Addison. | Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.


True happiness

Consists not in a multitude of friends, FRIEND-A True.

But in their worth and choice. Ben Jonson. A true friend is distinguished in the crisis of hazard and necessity; when the gallantry FRIENDS-in Unequal Condition. of his aid may show the worth of his soul and If thy friends be of better quality than thythe loyalty of his heart.

Ennius. self, thou mayest be sure of two things : the

first, that they will be more careful to keep Thou mayst be sure that he that will in thy counsel, because they have more to lose

than thou hast: the second, they will esteem private tell thee of thy faults, is thy friend, for

thee for thyself, and not for that which thou be adventures thy dislike, and doth hazard

Sir Walter Raleigh. thy batred; for there are few men that can endure it, every man for the most part delight. FRIENDS-not always best Counsellors. ing in self-praise, which is one of the most universal follies that bewitcheth mankind. A long life may be passed without finding a

Sir Walter Raleigh. friend, in whose understanding and virtue we

can equally confide, and whose opinion we cau First on thy friend deliberate with thyself; value at once for its justness and sincerity. A Pause, ponder, sift; not eager in the choice, weak man, however honest, is not qualified to Sor jealous of the chosen : fixing, fix;- judge. A man of the world, however peneJudge before friendship, then confide till death. trating, is not fit to counsel. Friends are often 1

Young. chosen for similitude of manners, and therefore

each palliates the other's failings because they 1 A friend loveth at all times; and a brother are his own. Friends are tender, and unwil. is born for adversity.

Solomon. ling to give pain; or they are interested, and fearful to offend.

Johnson. Not so with me--for I had other friends,

FRIENDS-in Heaven. Whose presence gilds the scene of my retreat With light perpetual ;-friends not such as those All are friends in heaven, all faithful friends; That swarm in every corner, wbom to please

And many friendships in the days of Time Reluctance must submit to swallow down Begun, are lasting here, and growing still.

Pollok. Intiaming draughts—whose converse must be

FRIENDS-Keeping our. bought | With nights of riot, and with mornings spent Procure not friends in haste, and when

In sickness and in shame; these friends of mine thou hast a friend part not with him in haste. Are quiet, gentle, rational, polite,


FRIENDS-Loss of. And unassuming; never tire the ear With cold formality's uomeaning phrase ; What is the worst of woes that wait on age ? Are not offended at a slight neglect;

What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the Come at a call, and at a nod retire;


dost possess.



To view each loved one blotted from life's form from a friend. He is a mirror, on which page,

the warmth of our breath impedes the clear. And be alone on earth, as I am now.

ness of the reflection.

Richter, Before the Chastener humbly let me bow, O'er hearts divided, and o'er hopes destroyed. FRIENDS-Want of.

Byron. FRIENDS - Making.

He that has no friend and no enemy, is one It is better to decide a difference between

of the vulgar, and without talents, power, or our enemies, than our friends; for one of our energy

Lavater. friends will most likely become our enemy; but on the other hand, one of our enemies FRIENDSHIP-Advantages of. will probably become our friend. Bias.

Friendship improves happiness, and abates FRIENDS-Many.

misery, by the doubling of our joy, and the dividing of our grief.

Cicero. He who hath many friends, hath none.


FRIENDSHIP-Candour of. FRIENDS-Memory of.

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Reproach, or mute disgust, is the reward Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it Of candid friendship, that disdains to hide falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.

Unpalatable truth.

Smollet, Washington Irving. FRIENDS-Paucity of.

FRIENDSHIP-gradually Cemented. Friends, but few on earth, and therefore Friendship is no plant of hasty growth; dear.

Pollok. Though planted in esteem's deep-fix'd soil,

The gradual culture of kind intercourse FRIENDS-Necessary Qualities of. Must bring it to perfection. Joanna Baillie

A man that is fit to make a friend of, must have conduct to manage the engagement, and FRIENDSHIP-Constancy of. resolution to maintain it. He must use free Friendship is constant in all other things, dom without roughness, and oblige without

Save in the office and affairs of love ; design. Cowardice will betray friendship, and Therefore, all hearts in love use their own covetousness will starve it. Folly will be

tongues. nauseous, passion is apt to ruffle, and pride Let every eye negotiate for itself, will fly out into contumely and neglect.

And trust do agent; for beauty is a witch,

Jeremy Collier. FRIENDS-True.

Against whose charms faith melteth into blood.

Shakspeare. When true friends meet in adverse hour, "Tis like a sunbeam through a shower;

FRIENDSHIP-Contracts of.
A watery ray an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between.

Friendship contracted with the wicked de-
Sir Walter Scott. creases from hour to hour, like the early

shadow of the morning; but friendship formed FRIENDS-the Time for Trying.

with the virtuous will increase like the shadow Friends are much better tried in bad of evening, till the sun of life shall set. fortune than in good. Aristotle.


FRIENDSHIP-loses nothing by Deathe FRIENDS-Moral Uses of. The noblest part of a friend is an honest loses nothing by death but its alloy ; failings

The friendship of high and sanctified spirits boldness in the notifying of errors.

He that

disappear, and the virtues of those, whose tells me of a fault, aiming at my good, I must

faces we shall behold no more, appear think him wise and faithful; wise, in spying greater and more sacred when beheld through that which I see not ; faithful, in a plain ad- the shades of the sepulchre. Robert Hall. monishment, not tainted with fattery,


FRIENDSHIP-Definition of. We learn our virtues from the bosom friends Friendship is a strong and habitual incliwho love us; our faults from the enemy who nation in two persons to promote the good hates us. We cannot easily discover our real and happiness of each other. Addison





FRIENDSHIP-Devotedness of.

FRIENDSHIP-of slow Growth. Friendship is power and riches all to me;

Real friendship is a slow grower, and never Friendship 's another element of life :

thrives unless engrafted upon a stock of known Water and fire not of more general use

and reciprocal merit.

Chesterfield. To the support and comfort of the world, Than friendship to the being of my joy :

Let friendship creep gently to a height,-if I would do everything to serve a friend. it rush to it, it may soon run itself out of Southern. breath.

Fuller. The friendships of the world are oft

FRIENDSHIP-Improvement of. Confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure :

There cannot be a more worthy improveOars bas severest virtue for its basis,

ment of friendship than in a fervent opposition And such a friendship ends not but with life. to the sins of those whom we profess to love. Addison.

Bishop Hall.

FRIENDSHIP-Instability of. He loved me well; so well he could but die

The instability of friendship furnishes one To show he loved me better than his life :

of the most melancholy reflections suggested He lost it for me.

Dryden. by the contemplation of human life ; and few

of us have travelled far upon our pilgrimage, FRIENDSHIP-without Discretion.

without having had occasion to lament the loss

of some companion who has parted from our Nothing is more dangerous than a friend side upon the first rumour that we have wanwithout discretion; even a prudent enemy is dered from the fountains of the desert. preferable.

La Fontaine


A good man is the best friend, and therefore

soonest to be chosen, longest to be retained, We still have slept together,

and indeed never to be parted with, unless he Rose at an instant, learn'd, play'd, eat together; ceases to be that for which he was chosen. And whereso'er we went, like Juno's swans,

Jeremy Taylor. still we went coupled, and inseparable. FRIENDSHIP-Motives to.

Shakspeare. The two firm rocks on which all friendships stand, FRIENDSHIP-Empire of.

Are love of freedom, and our country's glory;

Piety, valour, and paternal love He dotb mainly vary from my sense,

Form the arising pile : the other virtues, Who thinks the empire gain'd by violence, Candour, beneficence, and moral trust, More absolute and durable than that

Are superstructures, and adorn the dome. Which gentleness and friendship do create.

Havard. Terence. FRIENDSHIP-Mutability of. FRIENDSHIP-Esteem Advances.

That friendship's raised on sand, There is perhaps no time at which we are

Which every sudden gust of discontent,

Or flowing of our passions, can change, disposed to think so highly of a friend as when we find him standing higher than we expected As if it ne'er bad been. Massinger. in the esteem of others. Sir Walter Scott.

FRIENDSHIP-Occasions of.

There is such a natural principle of attracFRIENDSHIP-Fairness of.

tion in man towards man, that having trod the Is aught so fair

same tract of land, having breathed in the In all the dewy landscape of the spring ? same climate, barely having been born in In the bright eye of Hesper in the morn, the same artificial district or division, becomes la nature's fairest forms is aught so fair

the occasion of contracting acquaintances and As virtuous friendship?

A kenside. familiarities many years after: for any thing

may serve the purpose. Thus, relations merely

nominal, are sought and invented, not by PRIENDSHIP-False.

governors, but by the lowest of the people, False friendship, like the ivy, decays and which are found sufficient to hold mankind ruins the walls it embraces; but true friend together in little fraternities and copartner ship gives new life and animation to the object ships ; weak ties, indeed, and what may afford it supports.

Burlon. I fund enough for ridicule, if they are absurdly

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considered as the real principles of that union; We were one mass; we could not give or take but they are, in truth, merely the occasions, as But from the same; for he was I, I be. anything may be, of any thing to which our Return my better half, and give me all myself, nature carries us on, according to its own pre- For thou art all. vious bent and bias; which occasion, therefore, If I have any joy when thou art absent, would be nothing at all, were there not this I grudge it to myself: methinks I rob prior bias or disposition of nature. Butler, Thee of thy part.

Dryden FRIENDSHIP-Objects of.

FRIENDSHIP-Rarity of. Friendship requires actions. Richter. Rare is true love : true friendship is still rarer.

La Fontaine FRIENDSHIP-How to Obtain.

FRIENDSHIP-Solace of. Get not your friends by bare compliments, Friendship, mysterious cement of the soul, but by giving them sensible tokens of your Sweetener of life, and solder of society, love. It is well worth while to learn how to I owe thee much : thou bast deserved of me win the heart of a man the right way. Force Far, far beyond what I can ever pay. Blair. is of no use to make or preserve a friend, who is an animal that is never caught nor tamed, FRIENDSHIP-Strengthening of. but by kindness and pleasure. Excite them

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, by your civilities, and show them that you which strengthens with the setting sun of desire nothing more than their satisfaction; life.

La Fontaine oblige, with all your soul, that friend who has made you a present of his own. Socrates. FRIENDSHIP-Sympathy of.

Friendship is one of the greatest boons God FRIENDSHIP-Over-zeal in.

can bestow on man. It is a union of our He that doth a base thing in zeal for his finest feelings; ad uninterested binding of friend, burns the golden thread that ties their hearts, and a sympathy between two souls. hearts together.

Jeremy Taylor. It is an indefinable trust we repose in one

another, a constant communication between FRIENDSHIP-Power of.

two minds, and an unremitting anxiety for !

each other's souls. What, then, is the root, Hard is the doubt, and difficult to deem,

the cause, of friendship ?-Sympathy. SymWhen all three kinds of love together meet,

pathy conceives friendship; friendship, love. And to dispart the heart with power extreme,

Love is friendship. The tree that bears lore, Whether shall weigh the balance down : to wit, bears also friendship. Where friendship exists The dear affection unto kindred sweet,

between two persons, there is alsu, always, Or raging fire of love to woman-kind,

hope ; in adversity there is always a support, Or zeal of friends, combined by virtues meet;

a refuge, a knowledge of there still remainirg But of them all, the band of virtuous mind, Methinks, the gentle heart shall most assured mother for nourishment, so do we in adversity

succour; and as a babe cries for its bind.


run to friendship for advice, fully relying op FRIENDSHIP-not to be purchased. some means by which it may release us from

the troubles of the world. And in true friend. Purchase not friends by gifts : when thou ship there is cultivated such a love of God, ceasest to give, such will cease to love. Fuller.

such a devotion for the Creator of the world,

that the chains become adamant. Friendship FRIENDSHIP-Qualities of.

having thus a righteous appreciation of the Friendship hath the skill and observation of Almighty's goodness and power, and a knox. the best physician, the diligence and vigilance ledge of His injunctions to the righteous, and of the best nurse, and the tenderness and the reward they may expect hereafter, it patience of the best mother. Lord Clarendon. spreads around, everywhere, joy and happi

ness, causing not only fresh unions, but, with FRIENDSHIP-Reminiscences of.

praiseworthy Christian exertion and love, rendering them inflexible.

J. Hill I had a friend that loved me;

. I was his soul : he lived not but in me.

FRIENDSHIP-Tests of. We were so closed within each other's breast, The rivets were not found that joined us first, True friends visit us in prosperity only when That do not reach us yet: we were so mix’d, invited, but in adversity they come without As meeting streams; but to ourselves were lost. | invitation.





FRIENDSHIP -Transiency of.

unguarded moments of friendship, is no For my own part, I found such friendships, farther from knavery than the latest moment though warm enough in their commencement, of evening from the first of night. Lavater. surprisingly liable to extinction; and of seven or eight wbom I had selected for intimates out

The amity that Wisdom knits not, Folly of about three hundred, in ten years' time not One was left me. The truth is that there may May easily untie.

Shakspeare. be, and often is, an attachment of one boy to

FROST-The. another that looks very like friendship, and while they are in circumstances that enable Artist unseen ! that, dipp'd in frozen dew, them mutually to oblige and assist each other, Hast on the glittering glass thy pencil laid, promises well and bids fair to be lasting-but Ere from yon sun the transient visions fade, they are no sooner separated from each other, Swift let me trace the forms thy fancy drew! by entering into the world at large, than Thy towers and palaces of diamond hue,– oiber connections and new employments, in Rivers and lakes of lucid crystal made, which they no longer share together, efface And, hung in air, hoar trees of branching the remembrance of what passed in earlier shade, days, and they become strangers to each other That liquid pearl distil : thy scenes renew, for ever. Add to this, the man frequently Whate'er old bards or later fictions feign, difers so much from the boy-his principles, Of secret grottos underneath the wave, manners, temper, and conduct, undergo so Where Nereids roof with spar the amber cave; great an alteration that we no longer recog- Or bowers of bliss, where sport the fairy team, nise in him our old playfellow, but find him Who, frequent by the moonlight wanderer utterly anworthy and unfit for the place he seen, Once held in our affections. Cowper. Circle with radiant gems the dewy green.

Sotheby. FRIENDSHIP-in Time of Trouble.

It is in the time of trouble, when some, to The frost is God's plough, which He drives wbom we may have looked for consolation and through every inch of ground in the world, encouragement, regard us with coldness, and opening each clod, and pulverizing the whole. otbers, perhaps, treat us with hostility, that

Fuller. the warmth of the friendly heart and the sup

FROST-Architecture of the. port of the friendly hand acquire increased Down swept the chill wind from the mountain value, and demand additional gratitude.

peak, Bishop Mant.

From the snow five thousand summers old; FRIENDSHIP-True.

On open wold and hill-top bleak, Friendship, which, once determined, never It had gathered all the cold, gwerves,

Aud whirled in like sleet in the wanderer's Weighs ere it trusts, but weighs not ere it

cheek : serves ;

It had carried a shiver everywhere; And soft-eyed Pity, and Forgiveness bland, From the unleaved boughs and pastures bare. And melting Charity, with open hand;

The little brook heard it, and built a roof And artless Love, believing and believed,

'Neath which he could house him, winter-proof: And honest Confidence, which ne'er deceived; All night, by the white stars’ frosty gleams, And Mercy, stretching out, ere Want can He groined his arches, and matched his beams; speak,

Slender and clear were his crystal spars, To wipe the tear which stains Amiction's As the lashes of light that trim the stars; cheek.

Hannah More. He sculptured every summer delight,

In his halls and chambers out of sight; FRIENDSHIP-Union of.

Sometimes his tinkling waters slipt Friendship is composed of a single soul in- Down through a frost-leaved forest crypt, babiting two bodies.

Aristolle. Long sparkling aisles of steel-stemmed trees

Bending to counterfeit a breeze ; FRIENDSHIP-Usefulness of.

Sometimes, the roof no fretwork knew, Friendship is the only thing in the world, But silvery mosses that downward grew; concerning usefulness in which all mankind Sometimes it was carved, in sharp relief, are agreed.

Cicero. With quaint arabesques of ice-fern leaf,

Sometimes it was simply smooth and clear FRIENDSHIP_Violation of.

For the gladness of heav'n to shine through; He who maliciously takes advantage of the and here

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