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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. "
Select British Classics - Page 240
1803
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Elements of Elocution: In which the Principles of Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - 1810 - 379 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 - 1811 - 280 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 : but...
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A Contrast Between Calvinism and Hopkinsianism

Ezra Stiles Ely - 1811 - 280 pages
...own will, and consents to be a lover of pleasure, more than of God without declaring, ' " To reign IB 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 : but...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 1

John Milton - 1813 - 565 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 our loss, 265 Lie...
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Proverbs, Chiefly Taken from the Adagia of Erasmus, with Explanations; and ...

Robert Bland - 1814 - 139 pages
...or beggars. " O rico, o pinjada," rich, or hanged, "neck, or nothing." Milton makes Lucifer say, " To reign is worth ambition, though in hell. Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven." But the adage seems to have a special reference to the respect usually paid to idiots....
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 4

Tobias Smollett - 1816
...of the finest characteristic passages in the Paradise Lost. Satan in triumphant despair exclaims -" In my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell ; Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven." Which is precisely the sentiment expressed by Stafford. A reader who is well acquainted...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 72

1852
...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 our loss,...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 331 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." The whole of the speeches and debates in Pandemonium are well worthy of the place and the...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1819 - 436 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 keif than servt? in heaven. 2. I would rather be thejirit' man in that village" than the teeond' in...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - 1820 - 807 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : Here we may reign secure, and, sister, come away ! Once like thyself, I trembled, in Heaven. Hut where-fore let we then our faithful friends, The associates and copartners of our loss,...
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