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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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The poetical Decameron, or, Ten conversations on English poets and poetry ...

John Payne Collier - 1820
...characteristic passage, put into the mouth of the rebellious Satan, " 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 !" Now read the following passage in a prose author, who wrote while Milton was yet almost...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, Volume 1

John Milton - 1821
...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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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...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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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - 1823
...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...impieties which this enraged spirit utters in other places x>f the poem, the author has taken care to introduce none that is not big with absurdity, and incapable...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 7-8

British essayists - 1823
...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. 258r Amidst those impieties which this enraged spirit utters in other places of the poem,...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

British poets - 1824
...must do so who would greatly win. Byron's Doge of Venice, a. 2, s. 1. 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. Milton's Paradise Lost, b. 1. His trust was with th' Eternal to be deem'd Equal in strength, and rather...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : Here we may reign secure, and, in my `B / But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our loss, Lie thus...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1824
...Tartaro: Alto preesse Tartaro siquidem juvat, Caelis quam in ipsis servi obire munia. Milton, i. 261. and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell : Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven. VIII. An interpolation in Grotius, Imioium.it,'! quaeque nominibus suis, Libet vocare propriis...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1824
...: Alto pneesse Tartaro siquidem juvat, Caelis quam in ipsis servi obire munia. Milton, i. 261. and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell : Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven. VIII. An interpolation in Grotius, Innominata quaeque nominibus suis, Libet vocare propriis...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824
...hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: 260 Here we may reign secure, and in ray 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, Th' associates and copartners of our loss,...
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