Quotation by Philip Massinger

Death hath
had a thousand doors to let out life,
I shall find one ... From a loath'd life,
I'll not an hour outlive.
Philip Massinger (1583–1640), British dramatist. Almera (daughter of the Viceroy of Sicily), in A Very Women, act 5, sc. 4 (1655).

This image of death was a common one, used by Massinger and John Fletcher in The Custom of the Country, John Webster in The Duchess of Malfi, and much earlier by Seneca in Phoenissae (1st century A.D.).
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