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Friendship out of fashion

(23) Friendship out of fashion

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        FRIENDSHIP

                            OUT OF

          FASHION.

Printed and ſold by J. Jennings, No.15,Water
Lane, Fleet-street.

THE world, my dear Mira, is full of
deceit,
And friendship's a jewel we ſeldom can
meet,
How ſtrange does it ſeem, when ſearching
around,
The ſource of contentment not to be
found.

How much to be priz'd and esteem'd is a
friend,
On whom we may always with ſafety de-
pend,
Our joys when extended will always in-
increaſe,
And grief when divided is hush'd into
peace.

O frienſhip ! thou balm and ſweetner of
life,
Kind parent of ease, and compoſer of
ſtrife,
Without thee, alas ! what are riches and
power,
But empty deluſions, the joy of an hour.

When ſummer is ſmiling, what crouds do
appear,
Their kindness to offer and friendship
ſincere,
Then change but the proſpect, and point-
ed diſtreſs,
No longer to court you they'll eagerly
preſs.

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