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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
And see all sights from pole to pole,
And glance, and nod, and bustle by;
And never once possess our soul
Before we die.

R
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.
A
Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something, in an inward condition of the mind and spirit, not in an outward set of circumstances.
N
He bears the seed of ruin in himself.
K
Culture is the passion for sweetness and light, and (what is more) the passion for making them prevail.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: A Southern Night."
R: Dover Beach
A: "Culture and Anarchy," ch. 1, 1869.
N: 'Merope'
K: Literature and Dogma," Preface
   


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