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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
Roam on! The light we sought is shining still.
Dost thou ask proof ? Our tree yet crowns the hill,
Our Scholar travels yet the loved hillside.

R
The difference between genuine poetry and the poetry of Dryden, Pope, and all their school, is briefly this: their poetry is conceived in their wits, genuine poetry is conceived and composed in the soul.
A
It always seems to me that the right sphere for Shelley's genius was the sphere of music, not of poetry.
N
This strange disease of modern life,
With its sick hurry, its divided aims.
K
Strew on her roses, roses,
And never a spray of yew.
In quiet she reposes:
Ah! would that I did too!
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Thyrsis, (Oxford) 238
R: Essays in Criticism, Second Series, `Gray' (Quoting letter from Gray's friend, James Brown)
A: Maurice de Guerin," Footnote
N: The Scholar-Gipsy, st. 21.
K: Requiescat
   


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