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Matthew Arnold
(1822-1888) born on
Dec 24
English poet, critic. He was an Oxford professor, known for his poem "Dover Beach," 1853 and as a crusader for classicism.
         
   
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Culture is acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.

R
Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he
Who finds himself, loses his misery.
A
For the creation of a master-work of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment.
N
Genius is mainly an affair of energy, and poetry is mainly an affair of genius; therefore a nation whose spirit is characterized by energy may well be imminent in poetry - and we have Shakespeare.
K
One thing only has been lent to youth and age in common -- discontent.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Literature and Dogma," Preface, 1873.
R: "Self-Dependence."
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: From an Internet collection of quotations.
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
   


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