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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 poetical works of John Milton, with a memoir by J. Montgomery, Volume 1

John Milton - 1843 - 444 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 co-partners of...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volumes 1-2

John Milton - 1849 - 842 pages
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Memoir, and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Milton, James Montgomery - 1843 - 448 pages
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The Existence of Evil Spirits Proved: And Their Agency, Particularly in ...

Walter Scott - Demonology - 1843 - 552 pages
...LECT. n. fectly agrees with truth and nature. We might almost imagine that Satan actually exclaimed, "To reign is worth ambition, though in hell ; Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven." May not something take place amongst these fallen spirits similar to what we know...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1845 - 512 pages
...free; 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 Heaven." The whole of the speeches and debates in Pandemonium are well worthy of the place...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1845 - 222 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 Heaven." The whole of the speeches and debates in Pandemonrum are well worthy of the place...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - Elocution - 1845 - 330 pages
...th' Almighty halli not built Here for his envy / will not drive us hence ; Herewe may reign secure; and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in hell : Better to reign in hell, than serve in Heaven. He is my bane. I cannot bear him ; One heav'n and earth can never hold us both, :...
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The rhetorical reader, consisting of choice specimens of oratorical ...

John Hall Hindmarsh - 1845 - 464 pages
...the two following examples. though not expressed, is, in Mr. Walker's opinion, clearly implied. 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 vitlage than the se'cond in Rome'."...
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A System of English Grammar

Charles Walker Connon - 1845 - 176 pages
...13. Forever is not a category that can establish itself in this world of time. — Carlyle. 14. 'I'n reign is worth ambition, though in hell; Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven. Milton. 15. In the sands of Africa and Arabia the camel is a sacred and precious gift....
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Requiem pour l'utopie?: tendances autodestructives du paradigme utopique ...

Carmelina Imbroscio - Utopias - 1986 - 242 pages
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