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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

9310 Mihel Eyquem

AUTHOR:Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne (1533–1592)
QUOTATION:It happens as with cages: the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Book iii. Chap. v. Upon some Verses of Virgil.
Note 1.
See Davies, Quotation 2. [back]