Friendly may we part and quickly meet again.
May we all travel through the world and sow it thick with
Here's to the four hinges of Friendship—
Swearing, Lying, Stealing and Drinking.
When you swear, swear by your country;
When you lie, lie for a pretty woman,
When you steal, steal away from bad company
And when you drink, drink with me.
The trouble with having friends is the upkeep.
"Brown volunteered to lend me money."
"Did you take it?"
"No. That sort of friendship is too good to lose."
"I let my house furnished, and they've had measles there. Of
course we've had the place disinfected; so I suppose it's quite
safe. What do you think?"
"I fancy it would be all right, dear; but I think, perhaps, it
would be safer to lend it to a friend
"Hoo is it, Jeemes, that you mak' sic an enairmous profit aff
yer potatoes? Yer price is lower than ony ither in the toon and ye
mak' extra reductions for yer freends."
"Weel, ye see, I knock aff twa shillin's a ton beacuse a
customer is a freend o' mine, an' then I jist tak' twa
hundert-weight aff the ton because I'm a freend o'
The conductor of a western freight train saw a tramp stealing a
ride on one of the forward cars. He told the brakeman in the
caboose to go up and put the man off at the next stop. When the
brakeman approached the tramp, the latter waved a big revolver and
told him to keep away.
"Did you get rid of him?" the conductor asked the brakeman, when
the train was under motion again.
"I hadn't the heart," was the reply. "He turned out to be an old
school friend of mine."
"I'll take care of him," said the conductor, as he started over
the tops of the cars.
After the train had made another stop and gone on, the brakeman
came into the caboose and said to the conductor:
"Well, is he off?"
"No; he turned out to be an old school friend of mine, too."
If a man does not make new acquaintances, as he advances through
life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep
his friendship in constant repair.—Samuel Johnson.
They say, and I am glad they say,
It is so; and it may be so;
It may be just the other way,
I cannot tell, but this I know—
From quiet homes and first beginnings
Out to the undiscovered ends
There's nothing worth the wear of winning
Save laughter and the love of friends.