of the anchorite is always the third one: the third one is the cork which preventeth the conversation of the two sinking into the depth.
For when he had carried the consulship for a friend
of his, against the pursuit of Sylla, and that Sylla did a little resent thereat, and began to speak great, Pompey turned upon him again, and in effect bade him be quiet; for that more men adored the sun rising, than the sun setting.
We assumed that he is a friend
who seems to be or who is thought good.
"One would say that this happy return of the king to London saddens you, my friend
; you who have done at least as much for his majesty as I have."
To all this and much more that Anselmo said to Lothario to persuade him to come to his house as he had been in the habit of doing, Lothario replied with so much prudence, sense, and judgment, that Anselmo was satisfied of his friend
's good intentions, and it was agreed that on two days in the week, and on holidays, Lothario should come to dine with him; but though this arrangement was made between them Lothario resolved to observe it no further than he considered to be in accordance with the honour of his friend
, whose good name was more to him than his own.
"Under any circumstances," he resumed, "you are welcome, my dear friend
; you will help me to recover my spirits; to-morrow we will hunt the hare on my plain, which is a superb tract of land, or pursue the deer in my woods, which are magnificent.
The scholar sits down to write, and all his years of meditation do not furnish him with one good thought or happy expression; but it is necessary to write a letter to a friend
,--and forthwith troops of gentle thoughts invest themselves, on every hand, with chosen words.
"No, my young friend
," says Chadband smoothly, "I will not let you alone.
'You will not be surprised, sir, when I inform you that I have called here this morning on behalf of my friend
, Doctor Slammer, of the 97th.'
'I'll give you, Fred,' said his friend
, stirring the mixture, 'a little sentiment appropriate to the occasion.
, perceiving him to be awake, came from the fire.
He has been disappointed of some friends
' arrival whom he expected to meet here, and as he is now pretty well, is in a hurry to get home."