|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Give me the avowd, the erect, the manly foe,|
Bold I can meetperhaps may turn his blow;
But of all plagues, good heaven, thy wrath can send,
Save, save, oh! save me from the candid friend.
Canning.New Morality. Redes Memoir of Canning, Page 80.
|Tis thus that on the choice of friends|
Our good or evil name depends.
Gay.The Old Woman and her Cats, Part I. Fable XXIII. Line 9.
|A lost good name is neer retrievd.|
Gay.The Fox Dying, Part I. Fable XXIX. Line 46.
|Thou dost conspire against thy friend, Iago,|
If thou but thinkst him wrongd, and makst his ear
A stranger to thy thoughts.
Shakespeare.Othello, Act III. Scene 3. (The Moor.)
|Eternal blessings crown my earliest friend,|
And round his dwelling guardian saints attend.
Goldsmith.The Traveller, Line 11.
|To virtue only and her friends, a friend.|
Pope.Book II. Sat. I., To Fortescue, Line 121.
|To friends a friend.|
Longfellow.Coplas de Manrique.
|I am not of that feather, to shake off|
My friend when he most needs me. I do know him,
A gentleman that well deserves a help,
Which he shall have: Ill pay the debt and free him.
Shakespeare.Timon of Athens, Act I. Scene 1. (Timon to the servant of Ventidius.)
|And for his friend, his very crook he sold.|
Shenstone.Elegy III. Verse 5.
|What need we have any friends, if we should neer have need of them?|
Shakespeare.Timon of Athens, Act I. Scene 2. (Timon.)
|An open foe may prove a curse,|
But a pretended friend is worse.
Gay.Fable XVII. Line 33.
|Who dares think one thing, and another tell,|
My heart detests him as the gates of hell.
Pope.The Iliad, Book X. Line 412.
|Friends I have made, whom envy must commend,|
But not one foe whom I would wish a friend.
Churchill.The Conference, Line 297.
|Poor is the friendless master of a world:|
A world in purchase for a friend is gain.
Dr. Young.Night II. Line 572.
|A friend should bear his friends infirmities.|
Shakespeare.Julius Cæsar, Act IV. Scene 3. (Cassius to Brutus.)
|Thine own friend, and thy fathers friend, forsake not.|
Proverbs, Chap. xxvii. Ver. 19.
|To God, thy country, and thy friend be true.|
Vaughan.Rules and Lessons, Verse 8.
|Keep thy friend under thy own lifes key.|
Shakespeare.Alls Well that Ends Well, Act I. Scene 1. (The Countess to Bertram.)
|If any touch my friend, or his good name,|
It is my honour and my love to free
His blasted fame
From the least spot or thought of blame.
George Herbert.The Temple, Unkindness.
|For to cast away a virtuous friend, I call as bad as to cast away ones own life, which one loves best.|
Buckleys Sophocles.dipus Tyrannus, Page 22.
|Whoever knows how to return a kindness he has received, must be a friend above all price.|
Buckleys Sophocles.Philoctetes, Page 309.
|What good man is not his own friend?|
Buckleys Sophocles.dipus Colo., Page 64.
|No friends a friend till he shall prove a friend.|
Beaumont and Fletcher.The Faithful Friends, Act III. Scene 3.
|The man that hails you Tom or Jack,|
And proves by thumps upon your back,
How he esteems your merit,
Is such a friend that one had need
Be very much his friend indeed,
To pardon or to bear it.
|To buy his favour I extend this friendship:|
If he will take it, so; if not, adieu;
And, for my love, I pray you wrong me not.
Shakespeare.Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene 3. (Shylock to Antonio.)
|Alike above your friendship or your hate,|
Here, here I tower triumphant.
Dr. Dodd.Thoughts in Prison, Second Week.
|Smile at the doubtful tide of Fate,|
And scorn alike her friendship and her hate.
Stepney.From Horace, Book IV. Ode 9.
|Friendship by sweet reproof is shown|
(A virtue never near a throne):
In courts such freedom must offend;
There none presumes to be a friend.
Gay.Fable I. Line 9.
|The dart that deepest to my bosom went,|
Flew from the bow pretended friendship bent.
|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?
Goldsmith.The Hermit, Verse 19.
|Who friendship with a knave hath made,|
Is judgd a partner in the trade.
|A sudden thought strikes me,|
Let us swear an eternal friendship.
Canning.(See the Play of The Rovers, in the Antijacobin.)
|Friendship, like love, is but a name,|
Unless to one you stint the flame.
Gay.Fable LIX., Line 1.
|Friendship is constant in all other things|
Save in the office and affairs of love.
Shakespeare.Much Ado About Nothing, Act II. Scene 1. (Claudio.)
|A generous friendship no cold medium knows,|
Burns with one love, with one resentment glows;
One should our interests and our passions be,
My friend must hate the man that injures me.
Popes Homer.The Iliad, Book IX. Line 725.
|Friendships the wine of life.|
Dr. Young.Night II. Line 582.
|But a few friendships wear, and let them be|
By nature and by fortune fit for thee.
Cowley.Martial, Book IX. Epigram 47.
|Are such the friendships we contract in life?|
O, give me then the friendship of a wife!
Adieus, nay, parting pains to us are sweet,
They make so glad the moments when we meet.
Crabbe.Tales of the Hall, Book XXII. Par. 8.