Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage;
Minds innocent and quiet take
That for an hermitage.
If I have freedom in my love,
And in my soul am free;
Angels alone, that soar above,
Enjoy such liberty.

Richard Lovelace

To Althea, From Prison

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Lovelace, Richard. "To Althea, from Prison." Lucasta. London: William Hazlitt, 1649, I. 25.