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" Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. "
British Theatre: The orphan, by Thomas Otway. 1791. Cato, by Joseph Addison ... - Page 78
by John Bell - 1791
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Poems

Joseph Addison - 1810 - 312 lehte
...Rome; content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the postof honour is a private station. Par. I hope my father...recommend a life to Portius, that he scorns himself. Calo. Farewell, my friends ! If there be any of you who dare not trust the victor's clemency, know...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, a New Ed., with Notes: Poems

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811 - 542 lehte
...rural life. There live retired, pray for the peace of Rome : Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. PORTIUS. I hope my father does not recommend A life to Portius that he scorns himself. CATO. Farewel,...
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The Works of the Right Honorable Joseph Addison, 6. köide

Joseph Addison - 1811 - 354 lehte
...rural life. There live retir'd, pray for the peace of Rome : Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. FORTIUS. I hope my father does not recommend A life to Portius that he scorns himself. CATO. Farewell,...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison: With the ..., 5–6. köide

Joseph Addison - 1811 - 638 lehte
...rural life. There live retir'd, pray for the peace of Rome : Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. POHTIUS. I hope my father does not recommend A life to Portius that he scorns himself. CATO. Farewell,...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, 1. köide

Joseph Addison - 1811 - 532 lehte
...good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. PORTIUS. I hope my father does not recommend A life to Portius that he scorns himself. CATO. Farewel, my friends ! if there be any of you Who dare not trust the victor's clemency, Know, there...
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The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, 3. köide

1811 - 418 lehte
...jealousies, heartburnings, anxieties and cabals; and thinking that (as Addison happily expresses it) " when impious men bear sway, the post of honour is a private station," evaded the royal solicitations, and remained at Ferte Bernard, in Maine, cultivating the favour of...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., 3. köide

Nathan Drake - 1814 - 494 lehte
...indeed, dazzle only the vulgar. A stroke of nature is, in my opinion, worth a hundred such thoughts as When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway. The post of honour is a private station. Cato is a fine dialogue on liberty, and the lovft of one's country ; but considered as a dramatic performance,...
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The London Theatre: A Collection of the Most Celebrated Dramatic ..., 3. köide

Thomas Dibdin - 1815 - 496 lehte
...rural life ; There live retir'd, pray for the peace of Rome; Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. Par. I hope ray father does not recommend A life to Portius that be scorns himself. Cuto. Farewell, my friends!...
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The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time, 35. köide

Great Britain. Parliament - 1817 - 710 lehte
...lordships, although he did not despair, and although he held in contempt the doctrine of the poet that " When vice prevails and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station ;" (he by no means meant to apply this quotation to his majesty's ministers), he certainly feared that...
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An Attempt Towards an Improved Translation of the Proverbs of Solomon,: From ...

George Holden - 1819 - 538 lehte
...themselves from the effects of wickedness armed with power. This exposition is proved by verse 28. " When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station." Cato, quoted by Parkhurst. I will not attempt to enumerate the different senses attributed to von by...
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