Reference > Quotations > Grocott & Ward, comps. > Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Prison
 
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.
  1
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.
  2
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.
  3
You shall have no worse prison than my chamber,
Nor jailer than myself.
        The Captain.—Scott, Peveril of the Peak, Chap. VI.
  4
Such prisons are beyond all liberty.
        Suckling.—Brennoralt, Act IV.
  5
Prison’d in a parlour, snug and small,
Like bottled wasps upon a southern wall.
        Cowper.—Retirement, Line 493.
  6
 
 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors