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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, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.

R
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
A
Still bent to make some port he knows not where,
Still standing for some false impossible shore.
N
The heart less bounding at emotion new,
The hope, once crushed, less quick to spring again.
K
Spare me the whispering, crowded room, the friends who come and gape and go, the ceremonious air of gloom - all, which makes death a hideous show.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Literature and Dogma, Preface to edn. of 1873
R: "Literature and Dogma," ch. 1, sct. 2, 1873.
A: "A Summer Night."
N: Thyrsis, (Oxford) 139
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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