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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  • Page_upon_page: sketches from concord and appledore. concord thirty years ago; nathaniel hawthorne; louisa m. alcott; ralph waldo emerson; matthew arnold; david a. wasson; wendell phillips; apple... (published: 1895) full text:
  • Belindagreb: the pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.-matthew arnold
  • Karabastano: wait i just saw matthew wood, james arnold taylor and sam witwer at the end of the credits of tros ????
  • Memento_mori: the truth comes from the lips of a dying man. by matthew arnold
  • Ourdailybread: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. matthew 5:44
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Dejection: An Ode
 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Late, late yestreen I saw the new moon,
With the old moon in her arms;
And I fear, I fear, my master dear!
We shall have a deadly storm.
Ballad of Sir Patrick Spence.

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