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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3232
AUTHOR:Joseph Addison (1672–1719)
QUOTATION:When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway,
The post of honour is a private station. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Cato. Act iv. Sc. 4.
 
Note 1.
Give me, kind Heaven, a private station,
A mind serene for contemplation!
Title and profit I resign;
The pot of honour shall be mine.
John Gay: Fables, Part ii. The Vulture, the Sparrow, and other Birds. [back]
 

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