Wednesday, December 18, 2019
From The British Essayists; with Prefaces Biographical, Historical, and Critical, Volume 17, by the Rev. Robert Lynam
LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
"Love and friendship necessarily produce, and justly authorize, familiarity: but then good-breeding must mark out its bounds and say, 'Thus far shalt thou go, and no farther; for I have known many a passion and many a friendship degraded, weakened, and at last (if I may use the expression) wholly slatterned away, by an unguarded and illiberal familiarity."
From #148. Thursday, October 30, 1755, byPhilip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield.