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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.
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.

The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Still bent to make some port he knows not where,
Still standing for some false impossible shore.
The heart less bounding at emotion new,
The hope, once crushed, less quick to spring again.
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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