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Matthew Arnold (Matthew) was an English Victorian Era poet and critic. He was educated at Winchester, Rugby, and Oxford, where he won the Newdigate prize. In 1857 he was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford. Mr. Arnold has a lucid style and is abreast of the thought of his age. He may be said in his own words to wander "between two worlds, one dead, the other powerless to be born."

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Quote Left But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will. Quote Right
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Quote Left If experience has established any one thing in this world, it has established this: that it is well for any great class and description of men in society to be able to say for itself what it wants, and not to have other classes, the so-called educated and intelligent classes, acting for it as its proctors, and supposed to understand its wants and to provide for them. A class of men may often itself not either fully understand its wants, or adequately express them; but it has a nearer interest and a more sure diligence in the matter than any of its proctors, and therefore a better chance of success. Quote Right
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Quote Left I do not believe today everything I believed yesterday I wonder will I believe tomorrow everything I believe today. Quote Right
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Quote Left —No, no thou hast not felt the lapse of hours! For what wears out the life of mortal men?... Quote Right
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Quote Left 'Fenced early in this cloistral round Of reverie, of shade, of prayer,... Quote Right
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