NEW FRIENDS & OLD FRIENDS

Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.

New-made friendships, like new wine,
Age will mellow and refine.

Friendships that have stood the test–
Time and change–are surely best;

Brow may wrinkle, hair grow gray,
Friendship never knows decay

For ‘mid old friends, tried and true,
Once more we our youth renew.

But old friends, alas! May die,
New friends must their place supply.

Cherish friendships in your breast—
New is good, but old is best;

Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.

Joseph Parry

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