Call that an old friendship Where liberties are not resented. True friendship permits liberties and to concede to it Is the duty of the wise. What is that intimacy which does not approve And reciprocate liberties? The wise take in good spirit if friends, by right of familiarity, Do things without asking. When friends hurt, attribute it to either ignorance Or privileges of friendship. Those bound by intimacy never desert their old pals Even if they bring loss. In a friendship built on love, friends do not cease to love Even when there is betrayal. Close friends who won't listen to friend's faults, Hail in silence the day they offend. The world will cherish those friends Who never forsake old, unbroken friendships. Even adversaries admire the character of old friends Who don't part.