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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. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795 - 282 pages
...prsesse Tartaro liquidem juvat, Cecils quam in ipsis servi obire munia. Milton I. 261. and in my chcrtcc To reign is worth ambition though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven. VIII. An interpolation in Grotius, Innominata qtueque nominibui sui.i, Libet vocare...
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841 - 1094 pages
...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 is worth ambition, though in hell; Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven !" " I might multiply passages of the same kind ; but I dare only allude to the proposition...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796 - 608 pages
...th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: 360 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 Heav'n. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our...
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The antisocial conspiracy

abbé Barruel - France - 1798 - 1128 pages
...feen the prince of the fallen angels exclaiming in his pride, Here at leaft We fliall be free ;— Here we may reign fecure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, tho' in hell : Better to reign in hell, than fer-vc in heaven. It is not to one of Weifhaupt's adepts...
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Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobism, Volume 3

abbé Barruel - France - 1798 - 460 pages
...feen the prince of the fallen angels exclaiming in hjs pride, -i Here at lead We (hall be free; — Here we may reign fecure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, tho1 in hell : Better to reign in hell, thanyJrw in heaven. It is not to one of Weifhaupt's adepts...
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Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism: The antisocial conspiracy

abbé Barruel - France - 1799 - 290 pages
...we not feen the prince of the fallen angels exclaiming in his pride, at leaft We fhall be free 5— Here we may reign fecure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, tho' in hell : Better to reign in hell, than feme in heaven. It is not to one of Weifhaupt's adepts...
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Elements of Elocution: In which the Principles of Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - Elocution - 1799 - 440 pages
...the common arrangement of emphatic inflexion, though contrary to the ftrongert fenfe of the paflage : To reign is worth ambition, though in hell ; Better to reign in hell, than/irrw in heaven. Moft readers, I fay, in repeating thefe lines, will pronounce the laft line as...
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Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester. Roscommon. Otway. Waller. Pomfret ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 260 Here we rmiy reign fecure, and in my choice To rei^n is worth ambition though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell, than ferve in He.iv'n. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' allbciates and copartners of our lofs,...
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Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711

John Milton - 1801 - 394 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 260 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. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our...
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

English literature - 1803 - 372 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence ; Here we may reign secure ; *nd in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in hell: Better to reign in hell, than serve in heav'n. Amidst those impieties which this enraged spirit utters in other places of the poem,...
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