Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Matthew Arnold Poems

21. The Charge 9/9/2013
22. The Buried Life 5/6/2001
23. The Better Part 4/2/2010
24. Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse 5/6/2001
25. Sohrab and Rustum 12/31/2002
26. Shakespeare 5/6/2001
27. Self-Dependence 5/6/2001
28. Saint Brandan 4/2/2010
29. Rugby Chapel 5/6/2001
30. Revolutions 4/2/2010
31. Requiescat 5/6/2001
32. Quiet Work 5/6/2001
33. Progress 1/1/2004
34. Philomela 5/6/2001
35. Palladium 5/6/2001
36. Obermann Once More 5/6/2001
37. Mycerinus 5/6/2001
38. Morality 5/6/2001
39. Memorial Verses 5/6/2001
40. Longing 12/31/2002

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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