The Three Sorts of Friends (fragment)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 (Ottery St Mary) – 1834 (Highgate)



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!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 248
Words 41
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 5

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. more…

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