In fact, the exhortation seemed rather a superfluous one to a man with a great pair of iron fetters on his feet.
No way but to fetter 'em; got legs,--they'll use 'em,--no mistake.
We must work fast if we would have all those fetters
cut before the door gave way.
Literature had already begun to shake off its fetters
Away with him to the deepest dungeon beneath the castle moat;' and which, accompanied with a little jingling of fetters
, had been known to produce great effects in its time.
As several gentlemen in these times, by the wonderful force of genius only, without the least assistance of learning, perhaps, without being well able to read, have made a considerable figure in the republic of letters; the modern critics, I am told, have lately begun to assert, that all kind of learning is entirely useless to a writer; and, indeed, no other than a kind of fetters
on the natural sprightliness and activity of the imagination, which is thus weighed down, and prevented from soaring to those high flights which otherwise it would be able to reach.
Many a one cannot loosen his own fetters
, but is nevertheless his friend's emancipator.
I do not remember now the details of the weight and length of the fetters
riveted on his limbs by an "Administrative" order, but it was in the number of pounds and the thickness of links an appalling assertion of the divine right of autocracy.
Are these iron fetters
, riveted on me by the smith's hammer, or are they fancies I can shatter at a blow?
But it was not his shaven head and his fetters
he was ashamed of: his pride had been stung to the quick.
The last I saw of him, his head was bent over his knee and he was working hard at his fetter
, muttering impatient imprecations at it and at his leg.
No qualification of wealth, of birth, of religious faith, or of civil profession is permitted to fetter
the judgement or disappoint the inclination of the people.
You know a distribution of labor is the source of all civilization--that trade is an exchange of equivalents--that custom-houses fetter
these equivalents--that nothing which is fettered
First they removed all his weapons and then, snapping a fetter
about one of the rykor's ankles, secured him to the end of one of the chains hanging from the walls.
Yes, there was Lord Decimus Tite Barnacle, who had risen to official heights on the wings of one indignant idea, and that was, My Lords, that I am yet to be told that it behoves a Minister of this free country to set bounds to the philanthropy, to cramp the charity, to fetter
the public spirit, to contract the enterprise, to damp the independent self- reliance, of its people.