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" 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: A Poem, in Twelve Books - Page 26
by John Milton - 1750
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Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. According to ...

John Milton - 1767 - 378 pages
...leaft We fliall be free i th'ahnrghty hath not ba'Ht Here for his enry, will not drive us hence : ilere we may reign fecure, and. in my choice To reign is worth ambition tho' in hell : ktter to reign in hell, than ferve in heav'n. Jut wherefore let we then our faithful...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1776 - 478 pages
...leaft We fhall be free; th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : after Here we may reign fecure, and in my choice To reign...though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell, than ferve in Heav'n. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th* aflbciates and copartners of our lofa,...
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The Works of the English Poets: Milton

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 280 pages
...at leaft We mall be free j th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : Here we may reign fecure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in Hell : Better Better to reign in Hell, than ferve in Heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th'...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volumes 3-5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...at leail We fliall be free; th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hencei Here we may reign fecure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in Helli Better to reign in Hell, than ferve in Heaven. . | But wherefore let we then our faithful friends,...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books, Volume 1

John Milton - 1784 - 278 pages
...leaft We fhall be free; th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 269 Here we may reign fecure; and in my choice To reign...though in hell: Better to reign in hell, than ferve in heav'n. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' aflbciates and copartners of our lofs,...
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Paradise lost a poem, with a biogr. and critical account of the author [by E ...

John Milton - 1789 - 274 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 260 Here we may reign fexnire, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in hell : liitter to reign in hell, than ferve in heaven. Rut wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th'...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 10

English poets - 1790 - 272 pages
...And what I fhould be, all but lefs than he Whom thunder hath made greater ? Here at leaft We fliall be free ; th' Almighty hath not built Here for his...To reign is worth ambition though in Hell : Better Better to reign in Hell, than ferve in Heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th'...
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A full inquiry into the subject of suicide: To which are added (as being ...

Charles Moore - Dueling - 1790 - 472 pages
...fuicide on any occafion. The fpeech of Satan in Milton is exactly oppofite in every point. • " In my choice " To reign is worth ambition though in...Hell: " Better to reign in Hell than ferve in Heaven!" The Greek tragedians very frequently introduce the idea of fuicide, as much becoming the dignity of...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 5

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795 - 744 pages
...at Icaft We fhall be free ; th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : Here we may reign fecure, and, in my choice, To reign...though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell than ferve in Hcav'n. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th* alTociates and copartners of our lofs,...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795 - 316 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 560 Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in Hell: Better to reign in HelJ, than serve in Heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners...
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