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Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Poems of Matthew Arnold

1. A Dream 4/2/2010
2. A Summer Night 4/2/2010
3. A Wish 12/31/2002
4. Absence 4/2/2010
5. Apollo Musagetes 5/6/2001
6. Austerity Of Poetry 4/2/2010
7. Bacchanalia 1/3/2003
8. Cadmus and Harmonia 5/6/2001
9. Consolation 5/6/2001
10. Desire 4/2/2010
11. Dover Beach 5/6/2001
12. East London 12/31/2002
13. Epilogue To Lessing's Laocooen 4/2/2010
14. From the Hymn of Empedocles 5/6/2001
15. Geist's Grave 4/2/2010
16. Growing Old 12/31/2002
17. Hayeswater 12/31/2002
18. Human Life 4/2/2010
19. Immortality 5/6/2001
20. Isolation: To Marguerite 5/6/2001

Worldly Place

Even in a palace, life may be led well!
So spake the imperial sage, purest of men,
Marcus Aurelius. But the stifling den
Of common life, where, crowded up pell-mell,

Our freedom for a little bread we sell,
And drudge under some foolish master's ken
Who rates us if we peer outside our pen--
Match'd with a palace, is not this a hell?

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