wilburwhateley
wilburwhateley:

Simon Bisley’s Paradise Lost (Satan’s Fall)**253      A mind not to be changed by place or time.            The mind is its own place, and in itself            Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.            What matter where, if I be still the same,            And what I should be, all but less than he            Whom thunder hath made greater? Here at least            We shall be free; the Almighty hath not built260     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.                               ~John Milton, Paradise Lost 

wilburwhateley:

Simon Bisley’s Paradise Lost (Satan’s Fall)
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253      A mind not to be changed by place or time.
            The mind is its own place, and in itself
            Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
            What matter where, if I be still the same,
            And what 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
260     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.
                               ~John Milton, Paradise Lost