Who is Matthew Arnold

Family tree Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and instructs the reader on contemporary social issues.
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Matthew Arnold Poems

  • Journey To The Dead
    Forth from the East, up the ascent of Heaven,
    Day drove his courser with the Shining Mane;
    And in Valhalla, from his gable perch,
    The golden-crested Cock began to crow: ...
  • Funeral
    The gods held talk together, group'd in knots,
    Round Balder's corpse, which they had thither borne;
    And Hermod came down towards them from the gate.
    And Lok, the Father of the Serpent, first ...
  • The Last Glen
    Hist! once more!
    Listen, Pausanias!--Aye, 'tis Callicles!
    I know those notes among a thousand. Hark!
    ...
  • Typho
    He advances to the edge of the crater. Smoke and fire break forth with a loud noise, and CALLICLES is heard below singing:


    ...
  • Marsyas
    CALLICLES (from below)


    As the sky-brightening south-wind clears the day, ...
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Life 98 World 77 Soul 69 Long 69 Heart 67 Light 63 Deep 63 Sea 60 Night 60 Sun 54


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  • Pauljimerson: aldous' grandfather, thomas henry huxley, was a famous biologist & naturalist who received the nickname “darwin’s bulldog” for his defense of the theory of evolution. on his mother’s side, huxley was related to the novelist mary humphry ward, & poet matthew arnold.
  • Lifecoachmary: life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. --matthew arnold
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Sonnet Lii: What? Dost Thou Mean
 by Michael Drayton

What? Dost thou mean to cheat me of my heart?
To take all mine and give me none again?
Or have thine eyes such magic or that art
That what they get they ever do retain?
Play not the tyrant, but take some remorse;
Rebate thy spleen, if but for pity's sake;
Or, cruel, if thou canst not, let us 'scourse,
And, for one piece of thine, my whole heart take.
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