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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.
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.

Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he
Who finds himself, loses his misery.
For the creation of a master-work of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment.
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.
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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