About Friends

Jun 2, 2010, 7:13 AM |

About Friends:


He that is thy friend indeed,

He will help thee in thy need:

If thou sorrow, he will weep;

If thou wake he cannot sleep;

Thus of every grief in heart

He with thee doth bear a part.

These are certain things to know

Faithful friend from flattering foe.


An extract taken from The Nightingale by Richard Barnfield included in the first publication (1599) of Shakespeare’s ~ The Passionate Pilgrim ~ and often mistakenly assumed to be his.