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1897. Complete edition with biographical introduction. Although remembered now for his elegantly argued critical essays, Arnold was a Victorian-era poet. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the legendary headmaster of Rugby School who was celebrated in the novel Tom Brown's Schooldays. Arnold's works are divided into the following groups: Early Poems; Narrative Poems; Sonnets ...more
Hardcover, 536 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1867)
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Matthew Arnold was an English poet, sage writer 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 Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator.
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“Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.” 14 likes
“Up the still, glistening beaches,
Up the creeks we will hie,
Over banks of bright seaweed
The ebb-tide leaves dry.
We will gaze, from the sand-hills,
At the white, sleeping town;
At the church on the hill-side—
And then come back down.
Singing: "There dwells a loved one,
But cruel is she!
She left lonely for ever
The kings of the sea.

(from poem 'The Forsaken Merman')”
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