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" 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 Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison: The Spectator [no. 162-483 - Page 206
by Joseph Addison - 1889 - 8 pages
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books, Volume 1

John Milton - 1750 - 666 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 260 Here we may reign fecure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell, than ferve in Heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' aflbciates and copartners of our...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. The Sixth ...

John Milton - 1763 - 670 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 260 Here we may reign fecure, and in my choice 'To reign is worth ambition though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell, than ferve in Heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' afTociates and copartners of our...
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Milton's Paradise lost, a poem. With prefatory characters of the several ...

John Milton - 1767 - 448 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 260 Here we may reign fecure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in hell: Better to reign in hell, than ferva in heaven. But wherefore let we then otir faithful friends, Til' aflbciates and copartners of...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1776 - 478 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : after Here we may reign fecure, and in my choice 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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A Full Inquiry Into the Subject of Suicide: To which are Added (as Being ...

Charles Moore - Dueling - 1790 - 472 pages
...fuicide on any occafion. The fpeech of Satan in Milton is exactly oppofite in every point. • " In my choice " To reign is worth ambition though in Hell: " Better to reign in Hell than ferve in Heaven!" The Greek tragedians very frequently introduce the idea of fuicide, as much becoming...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795 - 316 pages
...least We shall be free ; th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 560 Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign...worth ambition though in Hell: Better to reign in HelJ, than serve in Heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners...
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The Works of the British Poets, Volume 5

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795 - 740 pages
...mould be, all but lefs than he Whom thunder hath made greater ? Here at Icaft We fhall be free ; th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : Here we may reign fecure, and, in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell than...
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841 - 1092 pages
...I should be, all but less than he Whom thunder hath made greater. Here at least We shall be free ; the Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will...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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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796 - 610 pages
...least We shall be free ; th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: 360 Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign...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,...
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Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711

John Milton - 1801 - 396 pages
...least We shall be free ; th' 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...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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