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13 Vulgo dicitur multos modios salis simul edendos esse, ut amicitia munus expletum sit. It is a common saying that many pecks of salt must be eaten before the duties of friendship can be discharged. CICERO-De Amicitia. XDK.
14 Friendship is a sheltering tree. CoLERIDGE-Youth and Age.
15 Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come
snow we will stand by each other, however it blow. SIMON DACH-Annie of Tharaw. LongfelLow's trans. L. 7.
16 What is the odds so long as the fire of souls is
kindled at the taper of conwiviality, and the
wing of friendship never moults a feather? DICKENs—Old Curiosity Shop. Ch. II.
17 Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing
of friendship; and pass the rosy wine. DICKENs—Old Curiosity Shop. Ch. VII.
18 For friendship, of itself a holy tie, made more sacred by adversity. DRYDEN–The Hind and the Panther. Pt. III. L. 47. 19 Friendships begin with liking or gratitude— roots that can be pulled up. GEORGE ELIOT-Daniel Deronda. Bk. IV. Ch. XXXII.
20 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.
GEORGE ELIOT-Spanish Gypsy.
21 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.—Essays. Behavior. 22 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 remembrance; I rely on him as on o: ; if he did thus or thus, I know it was right. EMERSON.—Essays. Behavior.
23 I hate the prostitution of the name of friend
ship to signify modish and worldly alliances. EMERSON.—Essays. Of Friendship.
24 The condition which high friendship demands
is ability to do without it. EMERson—Essays. Of Friendship.
25 There can never be deep peace between two Spirits, never mutual respect, until, in their dialogue, each stands for the whole world. N–Essays. Of Friendship.