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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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Correspondence of William Pitt, 4. köide

William Pitt (Earl of Chatham) - 1840 - 644 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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The Stage: Both Before and Behind the Curtain: From "observations ..., 3. köide

Alfred Bunn - 1840 - 318 lehte
...of Denmark" will be cleansed and purged away ! O that I could at this moment have said, as I felt, " When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, " The post of honour is a private station :" but I had to move onwards, and did so. It will naturally be asked, as it often has been, why any...
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A Selection from Fables

John Gay - 1840 - 170 lehte
...serene for contemplation ; Title and profit I resign ; The post of honour shall be mine. • " When impious men bear sway. " The post of honour is a private station." ADDISON'S CATO. 90 My fable read, their merits view, Then herd who will with such a crew. In days of...
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The Parlour Window: Or, Anecdotes

Edward Mangin - 1841 - 198 lehte
...received with shouts of approval: it adorns the end of Act IV., and Cato himself delivers it:— " When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station." Let any one fancy this profound axiom admitted as a rule of conduct, and then inquire what the result...
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The Parlour Window: Or, Anecdotes

Edward Mangin - 1841 - 194 lehte
...received with shouts of approval: it adorns the end of Act IV., and Cato himself delivers it:— • " When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour Is a private station." Let any one fancy this profound axiom admitted as a rule of conduct, and then inquire what the result...
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Fables. With ... Embellishments

John Gay - 1842 - 236 lehte
...and venting lies: Give me, kind Heaven, a private station,* A mind serene for contemplation: * When impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. AA&son. Title and profit I resign; The post of honour shall be mine. My Fable read, their merits view,...
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History of Europe: From the Commencement of the French Revolution in M.DCC ...

Archibald Alison - 1843 - 1154 lehte
...stations of the world. Then is the period when the indignant lines of the poet are indeed applicable — " When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station." That the spirit of freedom was at no period the Theprin- ruling passion of the French Revolution has...
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The Monthly magazine, 54–56. köide

Monthly literary register - 1822 - 1050 lehte
...personal observations on the nature 1823.] tare of the government, thought with Addison — , where impious men- bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. The only honorary distinction he ever received was that of Lord High Treasurer of Ireland ; and, were...
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Moses Mendelssohn's gesammelte Schriften, nach den ..., 4. köide,1. osa

Moses Mendelssohn - 1844 - 626 lehte
...па1игифег 3ug ifl in tneinen 2(ugen mefjr »ert^, aie „fyunbert ©ebanfen roie ber folgenbe: When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station; Ьав t|î: Sßo Softer gilt unb Sotterbuben fcerrfíben, ©inb ©Çrenftcllen ein gemeines 3Cmt....
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Gesammelte schriften ...: Abth. 1. Kleine Schriften

Moses Mendelssohn - 1844 - 626 lehte
...пайгифег 3ug ifi in meinen 3íugen mef>r tcett^, Ш „fjunbert ©ebanfen rcie ber fotgenbe : When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station; bas tfî: ЯВо 2ûfter gilt unb 2otterbuben ©tnb ©tjrenftellen ein gemetneè TCmt „ßato", fa^rt...
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