Still, let bygones be bygones: no man may keep his anger for ever; I said I would not relent till battle and the cry of war had reached my own ships; nevertheless, now gird my armour about your shoulders, and lead the Myrmidons to battle, for the dark cloud of Trojans has burst furiously over our fleet; the Argives are driven back on to the beach, cooped
within a narrow space, and the whole people of Troy has taken heart to sally out against them, because they see not the visor of my helmet gleaming near them.
Most of his time he would spend in his room, with the door locked upon the inside, but sometimes he would emerge in a sort of drunken frenzy and would burst out of the house and tear about the garden with a revolver in his hand, screaming out that he was afraid of no man, and that he was not to be cooped
up, like a sheep in a pen, by man or devil.
That's the whole collection," said the old man, "all cooped
up together, by my noble and learned brother.
He who escorted La Valliere to Le Chaillot; he who delivered up Monk, cooped
in an iron box, to Charles II.
It's so unpleasant, being cooped
up with people one hardly knows," she remarked.