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" Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, and, in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in hell; Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven. "
Paradise Lost - Page 62
by John Milton - 1896 - 210 pages
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824 - 676 pages
...have deeply ventured ; But all must do so who would greatly win. Byron's Doge of Venice, a. 2, s. 1. Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign...though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n. Milton's Paradise Lost, b. 1. His trust was with th' Eternal to be deem'd Equal in strength,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1824 - 580 pages
...Tartaro: Alto preesse Tartaro siquidem juvat, Caelis quam in ipsis servi obire munia. Milton, i. 261. and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell : Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven. VIII. An interpolation in Grotius, Imioium.it,'! quaeque nominibus suis, Libet vocare propriis...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1824 - 572 pages
...Tartaro : Alto pneesse Tartaro siquidem juvat, Caelis quam in ipsis servi obire munia. Milton, i. 261. and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell : Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven. VIII. An interpolation in Grotius, Innominata quaeque nominibus suis, Libet vocare propriis...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...; th' Almi-lity hath not built Here for his envy ; will not drive us hence : 260 Hure we may reitrn secure ; and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in hell : Better to -sign in hell, than serve in heaven But wherefore let we then our faithful friende. Th- associates...
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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Volume 6

Spectator (London, England : 1711) - 1824 - 294 pages
...at least We shall be free; th' Almighty hath not built Here tor his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure; and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, tho' in helM Better to reign in hell than serve in heav'n. Amidst those impieties which this enraged...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1825 - 600 pages
...not built Here for his envy, will not drive us henee : Here we may reign seeure, and, in my ehoiee, irlond hadde he sette upon his hede, As gret as it were for an alestake ; A bo in Heav'n. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' assoeiates and eopartners of our loss,...
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The elementary elocutionist: a selection of pieces in prose and verse, by J ...

John White (A.M.) - 1826 - 340 pages
...at least We shall be free; the Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure; and, in my choice, To reign...friends, The associates and co-partners of our loss, Lie thus astonish'd on the oblivious pool, And call them not to share with us their part In this unhappy...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Prefaces

John Aikin - English poetry - 1826 - 840 pages
...Here we may reign secure, and, in mv choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in IK-11 : Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven. But wherefore...friends, The associates and copartners of our loss, Lie thus astonish'd on the oblivious pool, And call them not to share with us their part In this unhappy...
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Elements of Moral Philosophy and of Christian Ethics, Volume 1

Daniel Dewar - Christian ethics - 1826
...if I be still the same, And what I should be ; all but less than he Whom thunder hath made greater ? Here we may reign secure, and, in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in hell. It is interesting to trace the different ways in which different individuals acquire an ascendency...
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Elements of Moral Philosophy, Volume 1

Daniel Dewar - Christian ethics - 1826
...I be still the same, And what I should be ; all but less than he Whom thunder hath made greater '( Here we may reign secure, and, in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in hell. It is interesting to trace the different ways in which different individuals acquire an ascendency...
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