Somo pcoplo are continually acquiring " dear friends." Ladies of an impressiblo nature havo boen known to adel two or three to thoir list evory week during the visiting.season. Men aro not, generally spoaking, as apt to rush into friendship as the more amiable sex, yot many of us contract friendship in hasto, that we repent at leisure. Truc friends are scarce articlcs. They cannot bo pioked up like pebbles. Wül tho ladies oxcuse us for saying that raen's friendshiijs aro, in most cases, stronger than thoir? The charining young creatures who walk with their arms linked around each other's waists, and exchange kisses and oonüdencos daily, are not as a general thing, so olosoly welded togethor by mutual affoction but that envy or joalousy may part them, or oven inake thciu enemios.