To his friend a man should bear him as friend,
to him and a friend of his;
but let him beware that he be not the friend
of one who is friend to his foe.
Hast thou a friend whom thou trustest well,
from whom thou cravest good?
Share thy mind with him, gifts exchange with him,
fare to find him oft.
But hast thou one whom thou trustest ill ”
yet from whom thou cravest good?
Thou shalt speak him fair, but falsely think,
and leasing pay for a lie.