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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 Truth sits upon the lips of dying men Quote Right
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Quote Left Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he Who finds himself, loses his misery. 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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Quote Left The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light. Quote Right
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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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