Treasure Island

Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Poems of Matthew Arnold

41. The Buried Life 5/6/2001
42. The Charge 9/9/2013
43. The Church Of Brou 4/2/2010
44. The Forsaken Merman 5/6/2001
45. The Future 5/6/2001
46. The Good Shepherd With The Kid 4/2/2010
47. The Last Word 5/6/2001
48. The Pagan World 12/31/2002
49. The Scholar-Gipsy 12/31/2002
50. The Song of Callicles 12/31/2002
51. The Song Of Empedocles 1/13/2003
52. The Strayed Reveller 12/31/2002
53. The Voice 12/31/2002
54. Thyrsis a Monody 5/6/2001
55. To a Friend 12/31/2002
56. To a Republican Friend 12/31/2002
57. To Marguerite: Continued 1/3/2003
58. Tristram And Iseult 4/2/2010
59. West London 12/31/2002
60. Worldly Place 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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