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I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world; And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (King Richard at V, v)

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"And a bird-cage, sir," said Sam. "Veels vithin veels, a prison in a prison."

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (ch. XL)

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And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ezekiel (ch. X, v. 10)

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In durance vile here must I wake and weep, And all my frowsy couch in sorrow steep.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Epistle from Esopus to Maria, in Chambers' "Burns' Life and Work", vol. IV, p. 54

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Whene'er with haggard eyes I view This dungeon that I'm rotting in, I think of those companions true Who studied with me at the U- Niversity of Gottingen. - George Canning, Song--Of One Eleven Years in Prison,

George Canning Quotes , Source: Song--Of One Eleven Years in Prison, found in "The Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin"

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Prison'd in a parlour snug and small, Like bottled wasps upon a southern wall.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Retirement (l. 493)

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In durance vile.

William Kendrick Quotes , Source: Falstaff's Wedding (act I, sc. 2)

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That which the world miscalls a jail, A private closet is to me. . . . . Locks, bars, and solitude together met, Make me no prisoner, but an anchoret.

William Kendrick Quotes , Source: Falstaff's Wedding (act I, sc. 2)

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Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage, Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage.

Richard Lovelace Quotes , Source: To Althea, from Prison (IV)

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Fast closed with double grills And triple gates--the cell To wicked souls is hell; But to a mind that's innocent 'Tis only iron, wood and stone. [Fr., Doubles grilles a gros cloux, Triples portes, forts verroux, Aux ames vraiment mechantes Vous representez l'enfer; Mais aux ames innocentes Vous n'etes que du bois, des pierres, du fer.]

Paul Pelisson (Peleisson) Fontanier Quotes , Source: Written on the walls of his cell in the Bastile, about 1661

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Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Cassius at I, iii)

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