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Let thy pity be a divining: to know first if thy friend wanteth pity.
Let thy pity for thy friend be hid under a hard shell; thou shalt bite out a tooth upon it.
Neither is this second fruit of friendship, in opening the understanding, restrained only to such friends as are able to give a man counsel;
And who is best able to do good to his friends and evil to his enemies in time of sickness?
And so, you and Homer and Simonides are agreed that justice is an art of theft; to be practised however `for the good of friends and for the harm of enemies,'--that was what you were saying?
Ah, yes, my friend, but this king, so spruce, so smiling, so adored, M.
Athos could not help laughing at this whimsical outbreak of his friend.
Consider, then, Anselmo my friend, that Camilla is a diamond of the finest quality as well in thy estimation as in that of others, and that it is contrary to reason to expose her to the risk of being broken; for if she remains intact she cannot rise to a higher value than she now possesses; and if she give way and be unable to resist, bethink thee now how thou wilt be deprived of her, and with what good reason thou wilt complain of thyself for having been the cause of her ruin and thine own.
My friend," replied Porthos, "I leave fishing to Musqueton, -- it is a vulgar pleasure, -- but I shoot sometimes; that is to say, when I am dull, and I sit on one of those marble seats, have my gun brought to me, my favorite dog, and I shoot rabbits.
Let me be alone to the end of the world, rather than that my friend should overstep, by a word or a look, his real sympathy.
Or put it, my juvenile friends," said Chadband, stimulated by the sound, "that the unnatural parents of this slumbering heathen--for parents he had, my juvenile friends, beyond a doubt--after casting him forth to the wolves and the vultures, and the wild dogs and the young gazelles, and the serpents, went back to their dwellings and had their pipes, and their pots, and their flutings and their dancings, and their malt liquors, and their butcher's meat and poultry, would THAT be Terewth?
Shall I involve my friend in transportation--possibly for life
It seems improbable because it is improbable,' his friend returned.
No, I didn't use t' be that way," said his friend thoughtfully.
My friend, he has done that which no tailor ever yet accomplished: he has taken my measure without touching me