Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Matthew Arnold Poems

41. Lines Written in Kensington Gardens 5/6/2001
42. Kaiser Dead 4/2/2010
43. Isolation: To Marguerite 5/6/2001
44. Immortality 5/6/2001
45. Human Life 4/2/2010
46. Hayeswater 12/31/2002
47. Growing Old 12/31/2002
48. Geist's Grave 4/2/2010
49. From the Hymn of Empedocles 5/6/2001
50. Epilogue To Lessing's Laocooen 4/2/2010
51. East London 12/31/2002
52. Dover Beach 5/6/2001
53. Desire 4/2/2010
54. Consolation 5/6/2001
55. Cadmus and Harmonia 5/6/2001
56. Bacchanalia 1/3/2003
57. Austerity Of Poetry 4/2/2010
58. Apollo Musagetes 5/6/2001
59. Absence 4/2/2010
60. A Wish 12/31/2002

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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