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FRIENDSHIP. Great souls by instinct to each other turn, Demand alliance, and in friendship burn. b. ADDISON- The Campaign. Line 102.

The friendships of the world are oft Confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure; Ours has severest virtue for its basis, And such a friendship ends not but with

life.

ADDISON --Cato. Act III. Sc. l. The friendship between me and you I will not compare to a chain; for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. d. BANCROFT-- History of the United States. Wm. Penn's Treaty with the

Indians. Friendship! mysterious cement of the soul! Sweet'ner of life! and solder of society!

BLAIR--The Grave. Line 88. Kindred weaknesses induce friendships as often as kindred virtue. BOVEE-- Thoughts, Feelings and

Fancies. In Friendship we only see the Faults which may be prejudicial to our Friends. In love we see no faults, but those by which we suffer ourselves. g.

DE LA BRUYERE-- The Characters or

Manners of the Present Age. Ch. IV. Love and Friendship exclude one another. h. DE LA BRUYERE-- The Characters or

Manners of the Present Age. Ch. IV. Pure Friendship is what none can attain to the Taste of, but those who are well born. i. DE LA BRUYERE - The Characters or

Manners of the Present Age. Ch. IV. Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to min? Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And days o' lang syne? j. Burns - Auld Lang Syne. In friendship I early was taught to believe; I have found that a friend may profess, yet

deceive. k. BYRON-Lines Addressed to

J. T. Becher. Friendship is infinitely better than kindness.

1. CICERO.

There are three friendships which are advantageous, and three which are injurious. Friendship with the upright; friendship with the sincere; and friendship with the man of observation; these are advantageous. Friendship with the man of specious airs; friendship with the insinuatingly soft; and friendship with the glib-tongued: these are injurious.

CONFUCIUS - Analects. Ch. III. True friends appear less mov'd than coun

terfeit. P. WENTWORTH DILLON (Earl of Ros.

common), Horace. Of the

Art of Poetry. Line 486. Literary friendship is a sympathy not of manners, but of feelings. 9 Isaac DISRAELI — Literary Characters.

Ch. XIX. Friendship, of itself an holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity. DRYDEN- The Hind and the Panther.

Pt. III. Line 47. Friendships begin with liking or gratitude-roots that can be pulled up. S. GEORGE ELIOT- Daniel Deronda.

Bk. IV. Ch. XXXII. So, if I live or die to serve my friend, 'Tis for my love, - 'tis for my friend alone, And not for any rate that friendship bears In heaven or on earth. t. GEORGE ELIOT - Spanish Gypsy.

Bk. III. The moment of finding a fellow-creature is often as full of mingled doubt and exultation, as the moment of finding an idea. GEORGE ELIOT- Daniel Deronda.

Bk. II. Ch. XVIII. Friendship should be surrounded with ceremonies and respects, and not crushed into corners. Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command.

EMERSON Behavior. I hate the prostitution of the name of friendship to signify modish and worldly alliances.

EMERSON Essay. Of Friendship. The condition which high friendship demands is ability to do without it.

EMERSON— Essay. Of Fiendship. The essence of friendship is entireness, A total magnanimity and trust.

y. ÈMERSON – Essay. Of Friendship. The highest compact we can make with our fellow, is, - Let there be truth between us two forevermore.

It is sublime to feel and say of another, I need never meet, or speak, or write to him; we need not reinforce ourselves, or send tokens of remem. brance; I rely on him as on myself; if he did thus or thus, I know it was right.

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Friendship, peculiar boon of heaven,

The noble mind's delight and pride,
To men and angels only given,
To all the lower world denied.

SAM'L JOHNSON - Friendship. An Ode.
Come back! ye friendships long departed!
That like o'erflowing streamlets started,
And now are dwindled, one by one,
To stony channels in the sun!
Come back! ye friends, whose lives are ended,
Come back, with all that light attended,
Which seemed to darken and decay
When ye arose and went away!
LONGFELLOW-Christus. The Golden

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You will forgive me, I hope, for the sake of

the friendship between us, Which is too true and too sacred to be so

easily broken! p. LONGFELLOW— The Courtship of Miles

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There can never be deep peace between two spirits, never mutual respect, until, in their dialogue, each stands for the whole world.

EMERSON-Essay. Of Friendship. When I have attempted to join myself to others by services, it proved an intellectual trick,

They eat your service like apples, and leave you out. But love them, and they feel you, and delight in you all the time. b. EMERSON -- Essay. Of Gifts.

A sudden thorght strikes me; let us swear an eternal friendship.

FRERE- The Rovers. Act I, Sc. 1. Friendship, like love, is but a name, Unless to one you stint the flame.

d. GAY- The Hare vith Many Friends. To friendship every burden's light.

Gay-The Ilare with Many Friends. Who friendship with a knave hath made, Is judg'd a partner in the trade.

GAY- The Old Woman and Her Cats. And what is friendship but a name,

A charm that lulls to sleep;
A shade that follows wealth or fame,
And leaves the wretch to weep?
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GOLDSMITH The Hermit. St. 19. Friendship is a wide portal, and sometimes

admits love. h. ANNA KATHARINE GREEN--The Sword

of Damocles. Bk. III. Ch. XXIX. O Friendship, flavor of flowers! O lively

sprite of life! O sacred bond of blissful peace, the stal

worth staunch of strife.

GRIMOALD-Of Friendship. Line 21. Thou learnest no secret until thou knowest friendship, since to the unsound no heavenly knowledge enters. 1. HAFIZ.

Friendship closes its eye, rather than see the moon eclipst; while malice denies that it is ever at the full. k. J. C. and A. W. HARE--Guesses at

Truth. Friendship is Love, without either flowers or veil. I. J. C. and A. W. HARE-Guesses at

Truth.

Is there anything in the world to be reputed (I will not say compared) to friendship? Can any treasure in this transitory pilgrimage be of more valew than a friend?

q LYLY-- Ephues. The Anatomy of Wit.

Common friendships will admit of division, one may love the beauty of this, the good humour of that person, the liberality of a third, the paternal affection of a fourth, the fraternal love of a fifth, and so on. But this friendship that possesses the whole soul, and there rules and sways with an absolute sovereignty, can admit of no rival. MONTAIGNE- Essays. Bk. I.

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Past as the rolling seasons bring

The hour of fate to those we love,
Each pearl that leaves the broken string

Is set in Friendship's crown above.
As narrower grows the earthly chain,
The circle widens in the sky;
These are our treasures that remain,
But those are stars that beam on high.
HOLMES ---Songs of Many Seasons.

Our Classmate, F. W.C., 1864.

There is nothing that is meritorious but virtue and friendship, and indeed friendship itself is only a part of virtue. v. POPE--On His Death-bed. Dr. John

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Thy father and myself in friendship, First tried our soldiership! He did look far Into the service of the time, and was Discipled of the bravest. All's Well That Ends Well. Act I.

Sc. 2. When did friendship take A breed for barren metal of his friend? p. Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 3.

A star Which moves not 'mid the moving heavens

alone, A smile among dark frowns-a gentle tone Among rude voices, a beloved light, A solitude, a refuge, a delight. 9. SHELLEY-Fragments. To

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True friendship's laws are by this rule ex

press'd, Welcome the coming, speed the parting

guest.
Pope's Homer's Odyssey. Bk. XV.

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What ill-starr'd rage Divides a friendship long confirm'd by age? b. POPE - The Dunciad. Bk. III.

Line 173. Friendship, one soul in two bodies.

PYTHAGORAS. Call you that backing of your friends? A plague upon such backing! give me them that will face me. d. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 4.

Ceremony was but devis'd at first To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow wel.

comes, Recanting goodness, sorry ere 'tis shown; But where there is true friendship, there

needs none.

Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 2. Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love: Therefore, all hearts in love use their own

tonguies; Let every eye negociate for itself, And trust no agent. f. Much Ado About Nothing. Act II,

Sc. 1. Friendship's full of dregs,

g. Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 2. If you read this line, remember not The hand that writ it; for I love you so, That I in your sweet thoughts would be

forgot, If thinking on me then should make you woe.

Sonnet LXXI. I had rather crack my sinews, break my back, Than you should such dishonour undergo. i. Tempest. Act III. Sc. 1.

May he live Longer than I have time to tell his years! Ever beloved and loving, may his rule be! And, when old time shall lead him to his

end, Goodness and lie fill up one monument!

j. llenry VIII. Act II. Sc. 1. Most friendship is feigning. k. As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 7.

Song. My heart is ever at your service.

Timon of Aihens. Act I. Sc. 2. The amity that wisdom knits not, folly may

easily untie,

Troilus and Cressida. Act II, Sc. 3,

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Because friendship is that by which the world is most blessed and receives most good, it ought to be chosen amongst the worthiest persons; that is, amongst those that can do greatest benefit to each

other. t. JEREMY TAYLOR The Measures and

Offices of Friendship. Friendship is like rivers, and the strand of seas, and the air, common to all the world; but tyrants, and evil customs, wars, and want of love, have made them proper and peculiar. JEREMY TAYLOR- The Measures and

Offices of Friendship. In friendships some are worthy, and some are necessary; some dwell hard by, and are fitted for converse; nature joins some to us, and religion combines us with others; society and accidents, parity of fortune, and equal disposition, do actuate our friendships: which of themselves and in their prime dispositions, are prepared for all mankind according as any one can receive them. JEREMY TAYLOR-The Measures and

Offices of Friendship. Nature and religion are the bands of friend. ship; excellency and usefulness are its great endearments. JEREMY TAYLOR The Measures and

Offices of Friendship. Our friendships to mankind may

admit variety as does our conversation; and as by nature we are made sociable to all, so we are friendly; but as all can not actually be of our society, so neither cin all be admitted to a special, actual friendship. JEREMY Taylor --The Measures and

Offices of Friendship.

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Some friendships are made by nature, some by contract, some by interest, and some by souls. JEREMY TAYLOR--The Measures and

Offices of Friendship. When we speak of friendship, which is the best thing in the world (for it is love and beneficence, it is charity that is fitted for society), we cannot suppose a brave pile should be built up with nothing. b. JEREMY TAYLOR--The Measures and

Offices of Friendship. For tho' the faults were thick as dust in vacant chambers, I could trust your kind

TENNYSON--To the Queen. St. 5. More years had made me love thee more.

d. TENNYSON- In Memoriam. Pt. LXXX. O friendship, equal-poised control,

O heart, with kindliest motion warm,

O sacred essence, other form,
O solemn ghost, О crowned soul!
TENNYSON--In Memoriam.

Pt. LXXXIV. Once let friendship be given that is born of God, nor time nor circumstance can change it to a lessening; it must be mutual growth, increasing trust, widening faith, enduring patience, forgiving love, unselfish ambition, and an affection built before the Throne, which will bear the test of time and trial.

ALLAN THROCKMORTON- On Friendship. Friendship is the holiest of gifts; God can bestow nothing more sacred upon

us! It enhances every joy, mitigates every pain. Everyone can have a friend, Who himself knows how to be a friend.

9. TIEDGE. Friendship--our friendship--is like the

beautiful shadows of evening, Spreading and growing till life and its light

pass away. h. MICHAEL VITKOVICS --Love and

Friendship. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. i. GEO. WASHINGTON--Social Maxims.

Friendship. The surest bulwark against evil is that of friendship

. YONGE's Cicero. De Finibus. What room can there be for friendship, or who can be a friend to any one whom he does not love for his own sake? And what is loving, from which verb (amo) the very name of friendship (amicitia) is derived, but wishing a certain person to enjoy the greatest possible good fortune, even if none of it accrues to oneself?

k. Yoxge's Cicero. De Finibus.

Friendship's the wine of life; but friendship

is neither strong, nor pure. 1. Young-Night Thoughts. Night II.

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FUTURITY.
What will come, and must come, shall come

well.
EDWIN ARNOLD-Light of Asia.

Bk. VI. Line 274.
Some day Love shall claim his own
Some day Right ascend his throne,
Some day hidden Truth be known;
Some day-some sweet day.

LEWIS J. BATES-Some Sweet Day.
The year goes wrong, and tares grow strong.

Hope starves without a crumb;
But God's time is our harvest time,
And that is sure to come.
LEWIS J. BATES-Our Better Day.

God keeps a niche
In Heaven to hold our idols; and albeit
He brake them to our faces, and denied
That our close kisses should impair their

white, I know we shall behold them raised, com

plete, The dust shook off, their beauty glorified, New Memnons singing in the great God

light.
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E. B. BROWNING-Sonnet. Futurity

with the Departed But ask not bodies doomed to die,

To what abode they go;
Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy,

It is not safe to know.
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DAVENANT - The Just Italian. Act V.

Sc. 1.
Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead.

LONGFELLOW-A Psalm of Life.
Dear Land to which Desire forever flees;

Time doth no present to our grasp allow,
Say in the fixed Eternal shall we seize
At last the fleeting how?

BULWER-LYTTON- The First Violets,
( visions ill forseen! Better had I
Liv'd ignorant of future, so had borne
My part of evil only.
t. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. XI.

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There is a life above, Unmeasured by the flight of years; And all that life is love. MONTGOMERY - The Issues of Life and

Death. Oh blindness to the future! kindly giv'n, That each may fill the circle mark'd by

heaven.
POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. I.

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When we die, we shall find we have not lost our dreams; we have only lost our sleep.

RICHTER.

Haste, holy Friar, Haste, ere the sinner shall expire! Of all his guilt let him be shriven, And smooth his path from earth to heaven! b. SCOTT-Lay of the Last Minstrel.

Canto Y, St. 22. And, father cardinal, I have heard you say, That we shall see and know our friends in

heaven, If that be true, I shall see my boy again; For, since the birth of Cain, the first male

child, To him that did but yesterday suspire, There was not such a gracious creature

born.

King John. Act III. Sc. 4. Ay, but to die and go we know not where; To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot. d. Measure for Measure. Act III. Sc. 1.

God (if Thy will be so), Enrich the time to come with smooth-faced

peace, With smiling plenty, and fair prosperous

days!

Richard III. Act V. Sc. 4.

Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life; But that the dread of something after death,“ The undiscover'd country, from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will; And makes us rather be those ills we have, Than fly to others, that we know not of? f.

Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1.

What a world were this How unendurable its weight, if they Whom Death hath sundered did not meet

again! g. SOUTHEY Inscription XVII. Epilaph. The glories of the Possible are ours. h. BAYARD TAYLOR - The Picture of St.

John. Bk, II. St. 71. The great world's altar-stairs That slope thro' darkness up to God.

i. TENNYSON- In Memoriam. Pt. LIV. Happy he whose inward ear Angel comfortings can hear,

O'er the rabble's laughter;
And, while Hatred's fagots burn,
Glimpses through the smoke discern

Of the good hereafter.

j. WHITTIER—Barclay of Ury. A time there is, like a thrice-told tale, Long-rifled life of sweet can yield no more. k. YOUNG— Night Thoughts. Night IV.

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Men, that hazard all, Do it in hope of fair advantages: A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross.

Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 7. No profit grows, where is no pleasure ta'en;In brief, sir, study what you most affect.

P. Taming of the Shrew. Act I. Sc. 1 Share the advice betwixt you; if both gain

all, The gift doth stretch itself as't is receivid, And is enough for both. 9. All's Well That Ends Well. Act II.

Sc. 1.

Grove nods at grove, each Alley has a brother,
And half the platform just reflects the other.
The suff’ring eve inverted nature sees,
Trees cut in Statues, Statues thick as trees;
With here a fountain never to be play'd;
And there a summer-house, that knows no

shade.
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