Schubert, for instance, claims: "The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter."
I may say, in short, that I took part in that glorious expedition, promoted by this time to be a captain of infantry, to which honourable charge my good luck rather than my merits raised me; and that day--so fortunate for Christendom, because then all the nations of the earth were disabused of the error under which they lay in imagining the Turks to be invincible on sea-on that day, I say, on which the Ottoman pride and arrogance were broken, among all that were there made happy (for the Christians who died that day were happier than those who remained alive and victorious) I alone was miserable; for, instead of some naval crown that I might have expected had it been in Roman times, on the night that followed that famous day I found myself with fetters on my feet and manacles on my hands.
They bent them to march, -- the boat lay still, fettered by cable and fast at anchor, broad-bosomed ship. --
What are fetters in the primary sense?
The "Moon of Heav'n" is the outward cosmos, fettered to the law of periodic recurrence.
Codadad and the lady began to unbind them; and as soon as any of them were loose, they helped to take off the fetters from the rest; so that in a short time they were all at liberty.
These reminded me, in reference to Miss Murdstone’s nature, of the fetters over a jail door; suggesting on the outside, to all beholders, what was to be expected within.
For I was both beloved, and secretlyarrived at the bond of enjoying; and was with joy fettered withsorrow-bringing bonds, that I might be scourged with the ironburning rods of jealousy, and suspicions, and fears, and angers, andquarrels.
As one that falls, He knows not how, by force demoniac dragg’d To earth, or through obstruction fettering up In chains invisible the powers of man, Who, risen from his trance, gazeth around, Bewilder’d with the monstrous agony He hath endur’d, and wildly staring sighs; So stood aghast the sinner when he rose.
What the individuals had most desired of late was the liberation from the claim of the gentiles to their lots, a claim which had become a veritable fetter for them.