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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
Culture being a pursuit of our total perfection by means of getting to know, on all the matters which most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world.

R
But each day brings its petty dust
Our soon-chok'd souls to fill,
And we forget because we must,
And not because we will.
A
From whose floor the new-bathed stars
Emerge, and shine upon the Aral Sea.
N
The bloom is gone, and with the bloom go I.
K
I am past thirty, and three parts iced over.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Culture and Anarchy, Preface
R: "Absence."
A: Sohrab and Rustum, 891
N: Thyrsis, (Oxford) 60
K: Letter to A. H. Clough, 12 Feb 1853
   


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