|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Stone walls do not a prison make,|
Nor iron bars a cage,
Minds innocent and quiet, take
That for an hermitage.
Lovelace.To Althea from Prison; 2 Percy Rel. 343.
|A prison is a house of care,|
A place where none can thrive;
A touchstone true to try a friend,
A grave for one alive;
Sometimes a place of right,
Sometimes a place of wrong,
Sometimes a place of rogues and thieves,
And honest men among.
Anonymous.Inscription in Edinburgh Tolbooth.
|If lovers, Cupid! are thy care,|
Exert thy vengeance on this fair,
To trial bring her stolen charms,
And let her prison be my arms.
Earl of Egremont.The Fair Thief; from Collet.
|You shall have no worse prison than my chamber,|
Nor jailer than myself.
The Captain.Scott, Peveril of the Peak, Chap. VI.
|Such prisons are beyond all liberty.|
Suckling.Brennoralt, Act IV.
|Prisond in a parlour, snug and small,|
Like bottled wasps upon a southern wall.
Cowper.Retirement, Line 493.