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...one friend I would count myself rich.
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What is bestowed on our friends is beyond the reach of fortune; the riches that thou hast given away are the only riches that thou really possessest.
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Well chosen friendship, the most noble Of virtues, all our joys makes double And into halves divides our trouble.
* * * * *We are most of us very lonely in this world; you who have any who love you, cling to them and thank God.
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste: Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow, For precious friends hid in death's dateless night, And weep afresh love's long since canceled woe, And moan the expense of many a vanished sight: Then can I grieve at grievances foregone, And heavily from woe to woe tell... Unknown, Source
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