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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.
         
   
F
I am bound by my own definition of criticism: a disinterested endeavour to learn and propagate the best that is known and thought in the world.

R
We cannot kindle when we will
The fire which in the heart resides,
The spirit bloweth and is still,
In mystery our soul abides.
A
Poetry is at bottom a criticism of life.
N
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
K
With close-lipp'd Patience for our only friend,
Sad Patience, too near neighbour to Despair.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Essays in Criticism," First Series, 'Functions of Criticism at the Present Time'
R: Morality."
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: Culture and Anarchy, Ch. 1
K: The Scholar-Gipsy, st. 20.
   


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