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From: "Peter Stewart" <>
Subject: Re: Snippet of unusual perjury case from Procat, c1535
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2005 11:20:00 GMT
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>I am brought to mind of John Webster's sobering words:
> "We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry"
The Elizabethans were sensitive to the confinement of birds, or at least
poets sometimes were. Shakespeare had a simlilar thought, in _Cymbeline_
We make a quire, as doth the prison'd bird
And sing our bondage freely."
Not quite as cynical as Webster.