How to add a line on top and bottom of a text in a table?

I am trying to add a line to the top and bottom of a column in my table. Is there a specific command for that?

I tried using \cline but it only adds one line to the bottom.

• Use \cline before and after? Please provide a minimal working example showing what you've got. Almost certainly, you should use booktabs rules rather than \cline anyway. – cfr Feb 23 '17 at 2:06
• For booktabs, there's \toprule and \bottomrule (and \midrule). – jon Feb 23 '17 at 2:11

See example. Also, use \hline for horizontal lines that span the tabular.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\begin{tabular}{p{1.5in}cp{1in}cp{1.5in}}
\cline{2-3}
\lipsum[1] & 1 & \lipsum[2] & 2 & \lipsum[3]    \\
\cline{3-5}
\end{tabular}
\end{document}