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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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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 serve in Heav'n. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' assoeiates and eopartners of our...
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The elementary elocutionist: a selection of pieces in prose and verse, by J ...

John White (A.M.) - 1826 - 340 pages
...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 is worth ambition, though in hell: Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven ! But wherefore let we, then, our faithful friends, The associates and co-partners...
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Elements of Moral Philosophy, Volume 1

Daniel Dewar - Christian ethics - 1826
...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 and of Christian Ethics, Volume 1

Daniel Dewar - Christian ethics - 1826
...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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The Spectator: Corrected from the Originals, Volume 5

1827 - 402 pages
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

John Milton - 1831 - 294 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy ; will not drive us hence : 26O 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 !v -rt But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, The associates and copartners...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

John Milton - 1831 - 328 pages
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Oeuvres de Delille, Volume 5

Jacques Delille - 1832 - 476 pages
...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 ! But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, The' associates and copartners of...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1832 - 428 pages
...the following examples the treble emphasis, though not expressed, is evidently implied. EXAMPLES. 1. To reign is worth ambition, though in hell ; Better to reign' in hell' than serve' in heaven'. 2. I would rather be the first' man in that village'' than the tecond' in Rome\...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1832 - 330 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 : 240 recover'd strength'] Revigorate, resumed, recovering, reviving, self-raised, self-recovered....
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