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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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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder, Volume 2

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - 1849
...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." Amidst those impieties which this enraged spirit utters in other places of the poem, the...
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Milton's Paradise Lost: With Copius Notes, Explanatory and Critical, Partly ...

John Milton, James Prendeville - 1850 - 382 pages
...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.5 " But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, " The associates and copartners of our...
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Notes and Queries

1851
...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 heav'n ! " A great conjunction of little words ! Are monosyllables passionless * Listen to the widowed Constance...
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The new American speaker: a collection of oratorical and dramatical pieces ...

John Celivergos Zachos - 1851 - 552 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 But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, The associates and copartners of our loss, Lie thus...
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The Works of John Milton, in Verse and Prose, Printed from the Original ...

John Milton - 1851
...not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: 26 Here we may reign fecure, and in my choyce To reign is worth ambition though in Hell: Better to reign in Hell, than ferve in Heav'n. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' aflbciates and copartners of our...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Mitford - 1851
...not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 260 Here we may reign fecure, and in my choyce To reign is worth ambition though in Hell: Better to reign in Hell, than ferve in Heav'n. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' aflbciates and copartners of our...
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THE PARADISE LOST

JOHN MILTON - 1851
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 2 fill Here we may reign secure, and in my choice ;To reign is worth ambition, though in hell ; "Better to reign iiThell than serve in heavcruT But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners...
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The Modern British Essayists: Talfourd, T.N. Critical and miscellaneous ...

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 :." I might multiply passages of the same kind ; but I dare only allude lo the proposition...
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Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Bruce Zuckerman - 1998 - 305 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 Heav'n.391 It is this last point, in particular, that makes Job's version of the birthday curse...
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Anxiety in Eden: A Kierkegaardian Reading of Paradise Lost

John S. Tanner - 1992 - 209 pages
...Kierkegaard's triad, necessity: 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 Heav'n. (1.256-64) This is the utterance of one who would make a choice out of a necessity. The rivalry with...
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