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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 Lounger's Common-place Book: Or Miscellaneous Collections in History ...

Jeremiah Whitaker Newman - Commonplace-books - 1838 - 404 pages
...est; etsi in Tartaro, Alto pricesse juvat, • Cotlis quam in ipsis, servire."—CROTIUJ. And in tnv choice. To reign is worth ambition, though in hell. Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven."—MILTOH. Satan's address to Eve in Paradise Lost. " Sovereign of creatures, universal...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

British periodicals - 1841 - 640 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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Le Paradis perdu de J. Milton

John Milton - 1841 - 479 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...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1841 - 834 pages
...; the Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, serve in Heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends. The associates and copartners of our...
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The Desire of Reputation: An Address, Before the Phoenix and Union Societies ...

Albert Barnes - Honor - 1841 - 44 pages
...if I be still the same, And what I should be; all but less than he Whom thunder hath made greater? In my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in hell ; Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven." PAB. LosT, B. i. The history of the world, as now recorded, has been a history of...
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The Christian reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review [ed. by ..., Volume 9

Robert Aspland - 1842 - 846 pages
...Paradise Lost ; ' this was indeed grand ; and when he pronounced the following very difficult lines — ' and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in hell ; Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven' — * Since removed to Bruce Castle, Tottenham, Middlesex. vol.. ix. 2 s the idea...
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The Works of Joseph Addison, Volumes 1-2

Joseph Addison - 1842 - 944 pages
...th' Almighty hath not built Here for bis envy ; will not drive us hence : Here we may reign secure; er"# Addison bell, than serve in heav'n. Amidst those impieties which this enraged spirit utters in other places...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 830 pages
...; the Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, d E } serve in Heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, The associates and copartners of our...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...; the Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, serve in Heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, The associates and copartners of our...
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Oeuvres complètes de M. le vicomte de Chateaubriand: Oeuvres littéraires ...

François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand - 1843 - 590 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. » But wherefore let we then our faithful friends , The associates and copartners...
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