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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.
Not deep the poet sees, but wide.

Greatness is a spiritual condition.
He spoke, and loos'd our heart in tears.
He laid us as we lay at birth
On the cool flowery lap of earth.
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light. . . .
He who works for sweetness and light united, works to make reason and the will of God prevail.
[Poetry] a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Resignation, 214
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: Referring to Wordsworth. Memorial Verses."
N: Culture and Anarchy," Ch. 1
K: Essays in Criticism, Second Series, `The Study of Poetry'

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