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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. "
The first four books of Milton's Paradise lost, with notes, by J.R. Major - Page viii
by John Milton - 1835
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books, Volume 1

John Milton - 1750
...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, Volume 1

John Milton - English poetry - 1750 - 672 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 Hf 11, than ferve in Heaven, But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' affociates and copartners...
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A Familiar Explanation of the Poetical Works of Milton: To which is Prefixed ...

William Dodd - 1762 - 284 pages
...reign is worth amhition, tho' in Hell : Better to reign in Hell, thanferve in Heaven, AMIDST thofe Impieties which this Enraged Spirit utters in other Places of the Poem, the Airhor has taken care to introduce none that is not big with Abfurdity, and incapable of mocking a...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. The Sixth ...

John Milton - 1763
...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
...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
...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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The Works of the English Poets: Milton

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...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 Better to reign in Hell, than ferve in Heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th'...
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Paradise lost a poem, with a biogr. and critical account of the author [by E ...

John Milton - 1789
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 260 Here we may reign fexnire, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in hell : liitter to reign in hell, than ferve in heaven. Rut wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th'...
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A Full Inquiry Into the Subject of Suicide: To which are Added (as Being ...

Charles Moore - Dueling - 1790 - 405 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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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 10

English poets - 1790
...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 Better to reign in Hell, than ferve in Heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th'...
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