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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 - Página 240
1803
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Anxiety in Eden: A Kierkegaardian Reading of Paradise Lost

John S. Tanner - 1992 - 209 páginas
...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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Epic and Empire: Politics and Generic Form from Virgil to Milton

David Quint, Professor David Quint, James Chandler, Lionel Gossman - 1993 - 433 páginas
...raignes" (1.20), rings changes on the proverbial Caesarian sentiment that Milton's Satan will echo: "To reign is worth ambition, though in hell: / Better to reign in Hell, than serve in heaven" (1.262-63).21 Fletcher's Book 1 ends with a simile that belittles his devils by comparing...
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The History of Hell

Alice K. Turner - 1995 - 275 páginas
...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! With truly Puritan zeal, the demons set to work on the side of a volcano to build a splendiferous palace,...
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Fellowship in Paradise Lost: Vergil, Milton, Wordsworth, Volumen97

André Verbart, Andreas Franciscus Maria Verbart - 1995 - 314 páginas
...hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce To reign is worth ambition though in Hell: Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav'n. (249-63) It is possible that Satan sees the irony in the word "secure" in line...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - 1997 - 584 páginas
...the 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. When Eve yields to Satan's temptations and bites the forbidden fruit, the effect is of loss,...
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Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Bruce Zuckerman - 1998 - 304 páginas
...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 While Job, like Milton's Satan, has no particular love for the netherworld per se, he is more than...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 páginas
...mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. 7558 Paradise Lost m has justice enough to accuse. 4149 The Deserted Village Sweet Aubum, lovelie in heaven. 7559 Paradise Lost First Moloch, horrid king besmeared with blood Of human sacrifice, and...
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The Many Faces of Evil: Historical Perspectives

Amélie Rorty, Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 2001 - 346 páginas
...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. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our loss Lie thus...
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The Complete Critical Guide to John Milton

Richard Bradford - 2001 - 215 páginas
...the 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: 254-63) While not altering the substance of Genesis, Milton's style would remind contemporary...
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Speaking of Chinese

Raymond Chang, Margaret Scrogin Chang - 2001 - 197 páginas
...bit wei niu hou Translation: Better be a cock's beak than a bull's rump. Milton said it another way: "To reign is worth ambition though in hell: Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven" (Paradise Lost, Book I, 262-63). Proverb tin zhu zhe chi tin mo zhe hsi (close) (ver- (person)...
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