Weary of These Worldly Bars

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,

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Colditz Castle, Schloßgasse 1, Colditz, Germany

Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

From William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (1599)

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