To Althea, From Prison

Publication Date: July 27, 2011

Chapter: English Literature in the Early Seventeenth Century

First things first: Richard Lovelace sounds like a porn name.

Not that I would know what porn names sound like.


Second things second: this poem brings us the ridiculously quoted, "Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage." It sounds lovely, but technically, I'm pretty sure that's exactly what stone walls and iron bars make. Unless you're in the future, in which case it'd be more like, "Adamantium walls do not a prison make, nor laser beams a cage." And, let's be honest, that would be way cooler.

Author: Richard Lovelace • Year: 1649 • Info: Luminarium

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