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The Three Sorts of Friends (fragment)

The Three Sorts of Friends (fragment)

Though friendships differ endless in degree,
The sorts, methinks, may be reduced to three.
Ac quaintance many, and Con quaintance few;
But for In quaintance I know only two
The friend I’ve mourned with, and the maid I woo!



Poem The Three Sorts of Friends (fragment) - Samuel Coleridge