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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 'Tis not to see the world As from a height, with rapt prophetic eyes, And heart profoundly stirred; And weep, and feel the fullness of the past, The years that are not more. Quote Right
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Quote Left With aching hands and bleeding feet We dig and heap, lay stone on stone; We bear the burden and the heat Of the long day, and wish 'twere done. Not till the hours of light return All we have built as we discern. 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 The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion. Quote Right
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Quote Left The sea is calm to-night. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits;— Quote Right
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