Eph. What Friendship is, Ardelia show.
Ard. 'Tis to love, as I love you.
Eph. This Account, so short (tho' kind)
Suits not my inquiring mind.
Therefore farther now repeat;
What is Friendship when
Ard. 'Tis to share all joy and grief;
'Tis to lend all due
From the tongue, the
heart, the hand;
'Tis to mortgage house and
For a friend be sold a
'Tis to die upon a
If a friend therein do lie.
Eph. This indeed, tho' carried high,
This, tho' more than e'er was done
Underneath the rolling Sun,
This has all been said before.
Can Ardelia say no more?
Ard. Words indeed no more can show:
But 'tis to love, as I love you.