classic poetry
Works by Richard Lovelace 1618 – 1657
Richard lovelace portrait Birth Name: Richard Lovelace
Born: 1618 Exact birthplace is unknown.
Died: 1657
English cavalier poet who fought on behalf of the king during the Civil War.  "To Althea, from Prison" was actually written from prison. His brother, Francis Lovelace, was the second governor of the New York colony, appointed by the Duke of York, later King James II of England.

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