To Althea, From Prison
 Comic Strip

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

A button directing users to support the comic on Patreon.

Table of Contents

There are a ludicrous number of Lit Brick strips. Click here to browse through them.

About The Comic

Lit Brick is a comic started by Jodie Troutman in an effort to read the entire Norton Anthology of English Literature. Having eventually succeeded in that goal, it now features comics about all manner of random literature. For more of Jodie's work, visit!

Contact The Author