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."
Anselmo was deep in love with a high-born and beautiful maiden of the same city, the daughter of parents so estimable, and so estimable herself, that he resolved, with the approval of his friend
Lothario, without whom he did nothing, to ask her of them in marriage, and did so, Lothario being the bearer of the demand, and conducting the negotiation so much to the satisfaction of his friend
that in a short time he was in possession of the object of his desires, and Camilla so happy in having won Anselmo for her husband, that she gave thanks unceasingly to heaven and to Lothario, by whose means such good fortune had fallen to her.
how delightful to see you again, dear friend
!" he cried, in a voice which was now changed from a baritone into a bass, "you've not then forgotten me?"
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.
Chadband, retiring behind the table, holds up his bear's-paw and says, "My friends
!" This is the signal for a general settlement of the audience.
'I shall be most happy to introduce you to my friends
It was in these apartments that Mr Swiveller made use of the expressions above recorded for the consolation and encouragement of his desponding friend
; and it may not be uninteresting or improper to remark that even these brief observations partook in a double sense of the figurative and poetical character of Mr Swiveller's mind, as the rosy wine was in fact represented by one glass of cold gin-and-water, which was replenished as occasion required from a bottle and jug upon the table, and was passed from one to another, in a scarcity of tumblers which, as Mr Swiveller's was a bachelor's establishment, may be acknowledged without a blush.
A letter from my steward tells me that my presence is wanted at home; and being disappointed in my hope of seeing the Marquis of Longtown and General Courteney here, some of my very old friends
, there is nothing to detain me longer in Bath.
TO THE FRIEND
WHO, THOUGH IN THE EARLY STAGES OF OUR ACQUAINTANCESHIP DID OFTTIMES DISAGREE WITH ME, HAS SINCE BECOME TO BE MY VERY WARMEST COMRADE--
I and me are always too earnestly in conversation: how could it be endured, if there were not a friend