The Prisoner of Chillon: A Fable
The Prisoner of Chillon: A Fable Quotes
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Freedom and Confinement Quotes
And mine has been the fate of those To whom the goodly earth and air Are bann'd, and barr'd—forbidden fare: (lines 8-10)
We were seven—who now are one, (line 17)
Till I have done with this new day, Which now is painful to these eyes, Which have not seen the sun so rise For years—I cannot count them o'er, (lines 41-44)
Man and the Natural World Quotes
A sunbeam which hath lost its way, And through the crevice and the cleft Of the thick wall is fallen and left; (lines 31-3)
But this was for my father's faith I suffer'd chains and courted death; That father perished at the stake For tenets he would not forsake; (lines 11-14)
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