April 18  

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"I am in a tower closed in by nineteen iron doors, with light reaching me only through two little windows, each with a score of iron bars." He complains that in over the two months he has been in prison he has been allowed only five walks of one hour each, in a sort of tomb about fourty feet square surrounded by walls more than fifty feet high ..."--letter from the Marquis de Sade to his wife Renée-Pélagie de Montreuil on 1776, April 18, tr. Letters from prison by Marquis de Sade, Richard Seaver

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