Richard Lovelace

Richard Lovelace was born in December of 1617. His exact birthplace is unknown, but it was likely either Woolwich, Kent, or Holland. He is best-known for the poems, ‘To Althea, from Prison’ and ‘To Lucasta, Going to the Wars.’ Read more of Richard Lovelace’s Biography.

To Althea, from Prison

by Richard Lovelace

‘To Althea, from Prison’ by Richard Lovelace describes a poet’s attempts at maintaining his freedom while imprisoned in Gatehouse Prison in 1642.

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