When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.1
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]