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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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Memoirs of Horace Walpole and His Contemporaries: Including ..., 1. köide

Eliot Warburton - 1851 - 574 lehte
...Hardwicke's Narrative." 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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Memoirs and Correspondence Illustrative of the History of the ..., 1. köide

Mallet du Pan (M., Jacques) - 1852 - 514 lehte
...others, whose integrity equalled their sagacity, remembered the fine lines of Addison : VOL. i. o "' When impious men bear sway The post of honour is a private station.' "* After this retirement of two of its leaders, the rest of the party merged into the right side, although...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1853 - 332 lehte
...stars, and thinks it luxury." " I think the Romans call it Stoicism." " My voice is still for war." " When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway. The post of honour is a private station." Not to mention — " The woman who deliberates is lost." And the eternal — " Plato, thou reasonest...
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The Outward Appearance

Stanley Victor Makower - 1912 - 328 lehte
...an open volume of Addison towards the lady with the following lines marked in pencil : — " Where vice prevails and impious men bear sway The post of honour is a private station." " No doubt," said he, when he had allowed the lady time to glance at the couplet, " the world will...
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Representative English Dramas from Dryden to Sheridan

Frederick Tupper - 1914 - 482 lehte
...vice prevails, and impious men bear Through all her works) he must delight in sway* The post of honor is a private station. Par. I hope my father does not...friends! if there be any of you Who dare not trust the victor's clemency. Know, there are ships prepared by my command, (Their sails already opening to the...
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Representative English Dramas from Dryden to Sheridan

Frederick Tupper - 1914 - 480 lehte
...Sc. II. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honor is a private station. 1'or. I hope my father does not recommend A life to Portius...friends! if there be any of you Who dare not trust the victor's clemency, Know, there are ships prepared by my command, (Their sails already opening to the...
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Representative English Dramas from Dryden to Sheridan

Frederick Tupper - 1914 - 490 lehte
...ohscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men hear sway, The post of honor is a private station. Por. I hope my father does not recommend A life to Portius...scorns himself. Cato. Farewell, my friends ! if there he any of you Who dare not trust the victor's clemency, Know, there are ships prepared hy my command,...
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Representative English Dramas from Dryden to Sheridan

Frederick Tupper - 1914 - 502 lehte
...good. When vice prevail«, and impious men bear sway, The post of honor is a private station. Por. I hope my father does not recommend A life to Portius...that he scorns himself. Cato. Farewell, my friends 1 if there be any of you Who dare not trust the victor's clemency. Know, there are ships prepared by...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Joseph Addison, 1. köide

Joseph Addison - 1914 - 540 lehte
...rural life. There live retired, pray for the peace of Rome : 140 Content thy self to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. Port. I hope, my father does not recommend A life to Portius, that he scorns himself. 145 Cato. Farewel,...
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Medical Lectures and Aphorisms

Samuel Jones Gee - 1915 - 428 lehte
...all certain that he would not have agreed with the lines which Addison puts into the mouth of Cato : When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station. As to f emininism his first thought, when confronted with the idea, was to follow the advice of Gamaliel....
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