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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
Not deep the poet sees, but wide.

R
Greatness is a spiritual condition.
A
He spoke, and loos'd our heart in tears.
He laid us as we lay at birth
On the cool flowery lap of earth.
N
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.
K
[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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