Samuel Taylor Coleridge

(1772-1834 / Devon / England)

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!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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