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This is a just Law of Friendship, that the Friend in all things trusteth to his Friend, first regarding who is his Friend. Mar. Aurel.

Friendship is to be preferr'd before all Worldly Things, because there is nothing more agreeable with Nature, or that helpeth Men more, either in Prosperity or in Adversity.

Friendhip is the Lover of Love. Plato. in

. It is the Property of Friends to live and love together. Aristotle.

A true Friend is more to be esteem. ed than Kinsfolks. Seneca.

He is a good Friend, that doth his Friend goods and a great Friend, that defendeth his Friend from harm. Plato.

Get Friendship of them that follow Truth. Aristotle.

He is a very good Friend, that lightly forgetteth his Friend's Ofe fence. : One Friend ought not to require any unjust thing of another. Mar. Aurel.

The Agreement together of evil Men in Mischief, is not Unity: For



Unity is of it self so pare, that it will not be used in Evil. Aristotle.

True and perfect Unity or Friendship, is to make one Heart and Mind of many Hearts and Bodies. Pythag.

Friends in Adversity are a Refuge, and in Prosperity a Pleasure and Delight to communicate our Pleasures withal. Aristotle,

True Friendship cannot be framed, but by the Help and Grace of God, who draweth like to the love of his like: And that the end of Friend ship was, that of two Souls, one fhould be made, in Will and Affection. Socrates.

If thou desirest to be thought a Friend, do the Works that belong to a Friend. Hermes.

If thy Friend misbehave himself towards thee, break not off Friendship therefore immediately, but rather endeavour by all means to reform him ; so fhalt thou not only retain thy old Friend, but shalt double his Friendship. Pythagoras.

Do good to thy Friends, that they may be more Friendly; and to thine Enemies, that they may become thy Friende.


He that promiseth, and is long in fulfilling, is but a slack Friend. Mar. Aurel.

The Injury of a Friend is much more hard than the Injury of an Enemy. Socrates.

Be readier to go to thy Friend in the time of his Misery, than in the time of his Prosperity.

Frequent not too much thy Friend's House for that begetteth no great Love, and be not too long from thence, for that begetteth Difrespect : But ufe a mean in all things. Socrates.

A Man may be a Friend to another: But he must go no farther with his Friend, than the Altar ; that is, he must not offend God, for his Friend's fake. Pericles. · To Friends afiliated with Sorrow, we ought to give Remedy to their Persons, and Consolation and Comfort to their Hearts. Mar. Aurel.

They who violate Friendship, tho® they escape the Punishment of their Friends, fhall not escape the Ven

of God. Socrates.' A Friendship of Interest cannot last any longer, than the Interest it felf;

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and this is the reason that Men in Prosperity are so much follow'd : And when a Man goes down the Wind, he is forsaken ; but one true Friend is helpful to another in all Cases, as well in Prosperity as Affliction. Seneca.

Perfect Friendship is to love our Friend more for his Benefit than our own. Aristotle.

True Friends must not through Flattery seek to gain the Favour of their Friends, but reprove them rather, that for their Benefit they may reduce them to a better way. Socrates.

Friendship is ordaind for a Help to Vertue, not for a Companion of Vices, as it is not good to joyn hands with every one. Plato and Pythag.

To admonish, and to be admonished, are proper to true Friendship. Seneca.

Friendship is the Companion of Justice, the Bond of Nature, the Defence of a City, the Comfort of old Age, and the quiet Harbour of Man's Life: By it all Things confift, and by Discord decay. Cbarron.


Richings that may be either good

CHA P. IV. of Riches and Poverty, Prosperity and

ICHES are in the Number of
Things that

may or evil, according as the possessor afeth them. Xenophon.

He is Rich, that contenteth himself with his Poverty. Socrates.

The Richest thing to a Man, is his Soul and Reason, by.which he keepeth Justice, and escheweth Sin. Hermes. : He is most Rich, that hath most Wisdom.

He that hath Vertue, poflefleth the best Goods, because that alone maketh Men happy. Bion. - He that is contented, and fatisfied with himself, is born with great Riches.

Abftinence from Covetousness is great Riches.

Riches, for the most part, are hurtful to those that possess them. Plutarch. If thou seekest to be Rich, thou


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