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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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Self-glorification, a Chinese play for the times. Rebecca and her daughters ...

George Stephens - 1846 - 420 lehte
...with a plague to him, would insinuate, that you might contest the representation . . ROLAND. " When impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station !" FARMER. Your honoured father, look you now . . . peg ten thousand pardons — put he SIR DAVID....
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., 1. köide

1847 - 526 lehte
...virtue, hath quite lost Lustre and reputation, and is made A mercenary purchase. MASSINGER. 2. When impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. ADDISON. 3. The seals of office glitter in his eyes ; He climbs, he pants, he grasps them ; at his...
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., 1. köide

1847 - 540 lehte
...virtue, hath quite lost Lustre and reputation, and is made A mercenary purchase. MASSINGER. 2. When impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. ADDISON. 3. The seals of office glitter in his eyes ; He climbs, he pants, he grasps them ; at his...
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The Authorship of the Letters of Junius Elucidated: Including a Biographical ...

John Britton - 1848 - 168 lehte
...vengeance only on 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.' "* The impassioned and courageous speaker immediately left the house. This extract from a lengthened...
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Memoirs of the Reign of George the Second, 2. köide

John Hervey Baron Hervey - 1848 - 486 lehte
...occasions, but was huzzaed ; and in that part of the play (which was Cato) where Cato says these words — " When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honour is a private station" — there was another loud huzza, with a great clap, in the latter part of which applause the Prince...
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Memoirs of the Reign of George the Second, 2. köide

John Hervey Baron Hervey - 1848 - 448 lehte
...occasions, but was huz/aed; and in that part of the play (which was Cato) where Cato says these words—" When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honour is a private station"—there was another loud huzza, with a great clap, in the latter part of which applause the...
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Memoirs of the Reign of George the Second: From His Accession to ..., 2. köide

John Hervey Baron Hervey - 1848 - 624 lehte
...; and in that part of the play (which was Gate) where Cato says these words—" When vice prevail-, and impious men bear sway, the post of honour is a private station" — there was another loud huzza, with a great clap, in the latter part of which applause the Prince...
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Memoirs of Prince Rupert, and the Cavaliers: Including Their ..., 3. köide

Eliot Warburton - 1849 - 620 lehte
...retired from all participation in the disgraceful proceedings that he was unable to resist. " When impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station." And that station he was contented to occupy until the hour of his death. Of the manner in which his...
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Memoirs of prince Rupert and the Cavaliers including their private ..., 3. köide

Bartholomew Elliott G. Warburton - 1849 - 604 lehte
...retired from all participation in the disgraceful proceedings that he was unable to resist. " When impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station." Of the manner in which his later days were past, we can only judge from secondary evidence. His Executors'...
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Memoirs of Horace Walpole and His Contemporaries: Including ..., 1. köide

Robert Folkestone Williams - 1851 - 582 lehte
...applause — and when at the play of "Cato" the audience marked with noisy demonstration the passage — " When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway. The post of honour is a private station." the Prince publicly joined in the applause. His Royal Highness refrained from censuring his father,...
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