A Temple to Friendship(Spanish Air.)"A Temple to Friendship;" said Laura, enchanted, "I’ll build in this garden,—the thought is divine!"Her temple was built and she now only wanted An image of Friendship to place on the shrine.She flew to a sculptor, who set down before her A Friendship, the fairest his art could invent;But so cold and so dull, that the youthful adorer Saw plainly this was not the idol she meant."Oh! never," she cried, "could I think of enshrining "An image whose looks are so joyless and dim;—"But yon little god, upon roses reclining, "We’ll make, if you please, Sir, a Friendship of him."So the bargain was struck; with the little god laden She joyfully flew to her shrine in the grove:"Farewell," said the sculptor, "you’re not the first maiden "Who came but for Friendship and took away Love."