That a friend is another himself; for that a friend is far more than himself. Men have their time, and die many times in desire of some things which they principally take to heart ; the bestowing of a child, the finishing of a work, or the like. If a... The Works of Francis Bacon - Page 129by Francis Bacon - 1815Full view
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Thomas MacFaul - Literary Criticism - 2007
...works after death, as the sense in which the friend can be a second (or auxiliary) self, arguing that 'If a man have a true friend, he may rest almost secure that the care of [his works] will continue after him. So that a man has, as it were, two lives in his desires.'24 Hamlet...