And we see plainly that this hath been done, not by weak and passionate princes only, but by the wisest and most politic that ever reigned; who have oftentimes joined to themselves some of their servants; whom both themselves have called friends
, and allowed other likewise to call them in the same manner; using the word which is received between private men.
If, Socrates, we are to be guided at all by the analogy of the preceding instances, then justice is the art which gives good to friends
and evil to enemies.
It is," said Athos, "one of those friends
of whom I have spoken to you, and who lodged here with me eleven years ago.
He said, and justly, that a married man upon whom heaven had bestowed a beautiful wife should consider as carefully what friends
he brought to his house as what female friends
his wife associated with, for what cannot be done or arranged in the market-place, in church, at public festivals or at stations (opportunities that husbands cannot always deny their wives), may be easily managed in the house of the female friend
or relative in whom most confidence is reposed.
Well now," he said, "it seems, my dear friend
, that something vexes you; you are ill, perhaps?
It makes no difference how many friends
I have and what content I can find in conversing with each, if there be one to whom I am not equal.
, may I so employ this instrument as to use it to your advantage, to your profit, to your gain, to your welfare, to your enrichment
The officer evinced his consciousness of their presence by slightly beckoning with his hand; and the two friends
followed him at a little distance, as he walked away.
Gentlemen, I'll give you, if you please, Success to the ancient family of the Swivellers, and good luck to Mr Richard in particular--Mr Richard, gentlemen,' said Dick with great emphasis, 'who spends all his money on his friends
and is Bah
General Tilney was not less sanguine, having already waited on her excellent friends
in Pulteney Street, and obtained their sanction of his wishes.
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.
He heard then the noise of a fire crackling briskly in the cold air, and, turning his head, he saw his friend
pottering busily about a small blaze.