A Quote by John Webster on age, birds, despair, fear, garden, justice, and love

I myself have loved a lady and pursued her with a great deal of under-age protestation, whom some three or four gallants that have enjoyed would with all their hearts have been glad to have been rid of. 'Tis just like a summer birdcage 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.

John Webster (c.1580 - c.1625)

Source: The White Devil, 1612, act I, sc.2

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