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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 thou, who didst the stars and sunbeams know,
Self-schooled, self-scanned, self-honoured, self-secure
Didst tread on earth unguessed at. Better so!

R
But there remains the question: what righteousness really is. The method and secret and sweet reasonableness of Jesus.
A
Miracles do not happen.
N
Let the long contention cease!
Geese are swans, and swans are geese.
K
Nor bring to see me cease to live,
Some doctor full of phrase and fame,
To shake his sapient head, and give
The ill he cannot cure a name.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
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R: Literature and Dogma, Ch. 12. 2
A: Literature and Dogma, Preface to edn. of 1883
N: The Last Word
K: A Wish'
   


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