Quotation by Henry James

I am blackly bored when they are at large & at work; but somehow I am still more blackly bored when they are shut up in Holloway & we are deprived of them.
Henry James (1843–1916), U.S. author. Letter, March 13, 1912, to Edith Wharton. Henry James & Edith Wharton: Letters 1900-1915, ed. Lyall Powers (1990).

referring to "the window-smashing women." Holloway is a women's prison in London.
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