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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

John Milton - 1833 - 438 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 reigu in Hell than serve in Heaven ! But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates...
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A Grammar of Elocution

Rev. Samuel Wood - 1833 - 224 pages
...place the emphatic inflections. Thus, in the following passage from Milton (Paradise Lost, BI 262), To reign is worth ambition, though in hell ; Better to reign- in hell, than serve in heaven. The words heaven and hell are here opposed to each other, and ought, therefore, if...
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The first four books of Milton's Paradise lost, with notes, by J.R. Major

John Milton - 1835 - 264 pages
...A mind not to he changed hy place or time. And afterward : Here at least 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 Book of Familiar Quotations: Being a Collection of Popular Extracts and ...

Quotations, English - 1871 - 344 pages
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The Spectator: With Notes and a General Index, Volumes 1-2

1836 - 938 pages
...free! tb' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy; will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure; bell, than serve in heav'n. Amidst those impieties which this enraged spirit utters in other places...
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Œuvres complŔtes, Volume 35

Franšois-RenÚ vicomte de Chateaubriand - 1837 - 430 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 : Retter to reign in hell , than serve in heaven. " But wherefore let we then our faithful friends...
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins: Complete in ...

John Milton, Edward Young, Thomas Gray, James Beattie, William Collins - English poetry - 1836 - 558 pages
...the Almighty hath not built Sere 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: Jetter to reign in hell, than serve in Heaven ! 3ut wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th'...
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Le paradis perdu, Volume 2

John Milton - 1837 - 426 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy ; wilj not drive us hence : Here we may reign sec¨´e ; 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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Paradis perdu: de Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1837 - 524 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. ▀ut wherefore let we then our faithful friends, The associates and copartners of...
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Lectures on Confirmation, with practical helps for catechumens

Thomas Griffith - 1838 - 216 pages
...— till at last it lift its head into the clouds and strike the firmament, and end with the Satanic choice— " To reign is worth ambition, though in hell: Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven !" And this it is, then, that we are called on to renounce and to resist, in the very...
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