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Matthew Arnold

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Comprehensive information about Matthew Arnold including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. 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." This educational Matthew Arnold resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left ...what thwarts us and demands of us the greatest effort is also what can teach us most. Quote Right
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Quote Left Whoever sets himself to see things as they are will find himself one of a very small circle but it is only by this small circle resolutely doing its own work that adequate ideas will ever get current at all. Quote Right
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Quote Left Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. 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 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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