Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Matthew Arnold Poems

1. Dover Beach 5/6/2001
2. Growing Old 12/31/2002
3. A Wish 12/31/2002
4. Immortality 5/6/2001
5. Longing 12/31/2002
6. Hayeswater 12/31/2002
7. The Future 5/6/2001
8. A Dream 4/2/2010
9. A Summer Night 4/2/2010
10. Absence 4/2/2010
11. Isolation: To Marguerite 5/6/2001
12. Lines Written in Kensington Gardens 5/6/2001
13. East London 12/31/2002
14. The Last Word 5/6/2001
15. Consolation 5/6/2001
16. To a Friend 12/31/2002
17. To Marguerite: Continued 1/3/2003
18. From the Hymn of Empedocles 5/6/2001
19. The Buried Life 5/6/2001
20. Self-Dependence 5/6/2001

Quiet Work

One lesson, Nature, let me learn of thee,
One lesson which in every wind is blown,
One lesson of two duties kept at one
Though the loud world proclaim their enmity--

Of toil unsever'd from tranquility!
Of labor, that in lasting fruit outgrows
Far noisier schemes, accomplish'd in repose,
Too great for haste, too high for rivalry.

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