John Webster Quote

'T is just like a summer bird-cage in a garden,—the birds that are without despair to get in, and the birds that are within despair and are in a consumption for fear they shall never get out.


Act I, scene ii. Compare: "To public feasts, where meet a public rout,— Where they that are without would fain go in, And they that are within would fain go out", John Davies, Contention betwixt a Wife, etc. - The White Devil (1612)

Picture Quote 1

'T is just like a summer bird-cage in a garden,—the birds that are without despair to get in, and the birds that are within despair and are in a...

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'T is just like a summer bird-cage in a garden,—the birds that are without despair to get in, and the birds that are within despair and are in a...

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'T is just like a summer bird-cage in a garden,—the birds that are without despair to get in, and the birds that are within despair and are in a...

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'T is just like a summer bird-cage in a garden,—the birds that are without despair to get in, and the birds that are within despair and are in a...