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Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

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Although remembered now for his elegantly argued critical essays, Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) began his career as a poet, winning early recognition as a student at the Rugby School where his father, Thomas Arnold, had earned national acclaim as a strict and innovative headmaster. Arnold also studied at Balliol College, Oxford University. In 1844, after completing his undergraduate degree at Oxford, he returned to Rugby as a teacher of classics. After marrying in 1851, Arnold began work as a government school inspector, a grueling position which nonetheless afforded him the opportunity to travel throughout England and the Continent. Throughout his thirty-five years in this position Arnold ... more »

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  • ''Thou waitest for the spark from heaven!''
    Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), British poet, critic. The Scholar-Gipsy (l. 171). . . Selected Poems and Prose [Matthew Arnold]. Allot, Miriam, ed. (1...
  • Light half-believers of our casual creeds,
    Who never deeply felt, nor clearly will'd,
    Whose insight never has borne fruit in deeds,
    Whose vague resolves never have been fulfill'd....
    Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), British poet, critic. The Scholar-Gipsy, l. 172-5 (1853).
  • ''Still nursing the unconquerable hope,
    Still clutching the inviolable shade.''
    Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), British poet, critic. The Scholar-Gipsy, st. 22 (1853).
  • ''each year we see
    Breeds new beginnings, disappointments new;''
    Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), British poet, critic. The Scholar-Gipsy (l. 176-177). . . Selected Poems and Prose [Matthew Arnold]. Allot, Miriam, ed...
  • ''Once pass'd I blindfold here, at any hour,
    Now seldom come I, since I came with him.
    That single elm-tree bright
    Against the west—I miss it! is it gone?''
    Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), British poet, critic. Thyrsis (l. 24-27). . . Selected Poems and Prose [Matthew Arnold]. Allot, Miriam, ed. (1993) J.M...
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  • Matt Ancient (5/1/2011 3:13:00 PM)

    like his poetries and personality

  • Janice Wilkins (4/28/2009 5:45:00 PM)

    Dover Beach is one of my favorite things to read and I think it's about a world

    without Faith and God to trust. With God everything is possible. Jan 4-28-09

  • Daphne Grant (5/21/2007 3:06:00 PM)

    The poem like Dover Beach leads me to think that something happened to embitter the poet. Therefore I feel I should read more about him.
    Daphne Grant

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