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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 Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit. Quote Right
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Quote Left Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur. Quote Right
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Quote Left Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly. Quote Right
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Quote Left Unquiet souls. In the dark fermentation of earth, in the never idle workshop of nature, in the eternal movement, yea shall find yourselves again. Quote Right
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Quote Left Truth sits upon the lips of dying men Quote Right
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