Engraving. Illustration for John Milton’s Paradise Lost.
“Satan Talks to the Council of Hell.” Engraving.
Here at least
we shall be free; 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.
— John Milton, Paradise Lost
Illustration by Gustave Dore, 1866
Engraving for John Milton’s “Paradise Lost.”