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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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The Process and Empire of Christ: From His Birth to the End of the ...

Elhanan Winchester - 1805 - 364 pages
...might' " Extort from me, to bow and fue for grace •• Wi.h fuppliant knee, and deify his pow't. "To reign is worth ambition though in hell ; " Better to reign in hdl'than ferve in Heav'n. . M Which way Ifly is hell ;; myfelf am hell ; . " And in the loweft deep...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton - 1807 - 514 pages
...for his envy — will not drive us hence : 260 Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reiljn 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 British Essayists, Volume 10

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808 - 304 pages
...th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy ; will net drive ns 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 heav'n. Amidst those impieties which this enraged spirit utters in other places of the poem,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1809 - 518 pages
...leaft We (hall be free ; the Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 26» Here we may reign fecure, and, in my choice* To reign...Hell : Better to reign in Hell, than ferve in Heaven ! Ver. 252. Receive t/iy new pqffeffbur !] This paflagc feems to be an improvement upon the Ajax of...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 1

1810 - 482 pages
...th' Almighty hath not buitl 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. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our...
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The Spectator, Volume 5

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1810 - 306 pages
...th' 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 heav•n. Amidst those impieties which this enraged spirit utters in other places of the poem,...
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The Spectator, Volume 5

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1810 - 590 pages
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Elements of Elocution: In which the Principles of Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - Elocution - 1810 - 394 pages
...reign is worth ambition, though in hell ; Letter to reign in bell than serve in heaven : But in this : To reign is worth ambition, though in hell ; Better to reign in bell than serve in heaven. An emphasis of exactly the same kind is found in a saying of Julius Caesar,...
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A Contrast Between Calvinism and Hopkinsianism

Ezra Stiles Ely - Calvinism - 1811 - 298 pages
...performing his own will, and consents to be a lover of pleasure, more than of God without declaring, . ' " To reign is worth ambition, though in hell : Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven !'* I would not insinuate that all unholy beings have the same degree of wickedness...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 1

John Milton - 1813 - 342 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 Heav'n ! But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of...
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