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To Althea, from Prison

To Althea, from Prison

by Richard Lovelace

Freedom and Confinement Quotes

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Quote #7

If I have freedom in my love,
And in my soul am free,
Angels alone, that soar above,
Enjoy such liberty (29-32)

Lovelace basically says that he is like an angel. He suggests, almost, that one can experience the freedom of an angel (whatever that might be) by having freedom in one's love and being free in one's soul. This brings an important religious, or at least spiritual, dimension of freedom to the poem.

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