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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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The Tatler. The Guardian. The Freeholder. The Whig-examiner. The lover ...

Joseph Addison - 1837 - 548 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. Portias. I hope my father does not recommend A life to Portius that he scorns himself. Cato. Farewell,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., 162. köide

1837 - 706 lehte
...happen in it, but because I feel, with a real patriot, a real poet, and a real lover of mankind, that, ' When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.' By this I do not mean to allude to those who now nominally govern,— who are neither more vicious,...
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Illustrations of Human Life, 1. köide

Robert Plumer Ward - 1837 - 386 lehte
...happen in it, but because I feel, with a real patriot, a real poet, and a real lover of mankind, that, ' When vice prevails and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.' By this I do not mean to allude to those who now nominally govern,—who are neither more vicious,...
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Private correspondence of Sarah, duchess of Marlborough ..., 2. köide

Sarah Churchill (duchess of Marlborough.) - 1838 - 520 lehte
...should never be weary of applications if I were not afraid of tiring you, but this I cannot forbear. " When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station." 'Tis pity this is true, and that the innocent must suffer for the guilty. LADY SUNDERLAND TO THE DUCHESS...
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Private Correspondence of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough ..., 2. köide

Sarah Jennings Churchill Duchess of Marlborough - 1838 - 512 lehte
...should never be weary of applications if I were not afraid of tiring you, but this I cannot forbear. " When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station." 'Tis pity this is true, and that the innocent must suffer for the guilty. 94> LADY SUNDERLAND. [Oct....
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Gay's fables, with elucidations and comments by archdeacon Coxe

John Gay - 1838 - 254 lehte
...room supply'd. 90 ' This bird,' says he, ' for bus'iiess fit, ' Hath both sagacity and wit. * " When impious men bear sway, " The post of honour is a private .station." ADDISO' With all bis turns, and shifts, and tricks, ' He's docile, and at nothing sticks. ' Then with...
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The Church Magazine, 2. köide

1840 - 452 lehte
...that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so few are offended with it. — Swift. Where vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honour is a private station. — Calo. POET II V. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. " Our conversation a in heaven." I. WHEN life around us gaily...
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Penruddock

Robert Plumer Ward - 1839 - 346 lehte
...and flourish'd in a civil war.' " May I not add, without affectation, from the same author, ' Where vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.' " " We might question this sentiment," observed Oldacre, as we returned to the dining-room, " and it...
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The Acting Drama; Containing Sixty Highly Popular Plays, Etc

Acting drama - 1839 - 936 lehte
...blesä'd In humble virtues, aud a rural life : There live retir'd: Content thyself to be obscurely good : When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour it a private station. N Por. I hope, my father does not recommend A life to Poicius, that he scorns...
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Correspondence of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, 4. köide

William Pitt (Earl of Chatham) - 1840 - 626 lehte
...vengeance only upon the virtuous. To yourselves, therefore, I consign you. Enjoy your own pandemonium — ' When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.'" (') " I glory," said the Alderman, " in the fact laid to my charge. I know that whatever punishment...
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