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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 is. . . properly described not as having its origin in curiosity, but as having its origin in the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.

R
With women, the heart argues, not the mind.
A
The governing idea of Hellenism is spontaneity of consciousness; that of Hebraism, strictness of conscience.
N
Too quick despairer, wherefore wilt thou go?
Soon will the high midsummer pomps come on.
K
Is it so small a thing
To have enjoyed the sun,
To have lived light in the spring,
To have loved, to have thought, to have done?
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Culture and Anarchy/ 1869
R: Merope."
A: Culture and Anarchy, Ch 4
N: Thyrsis, (Oxford) 61
K: Empedocles on Etna, I. ii. 397
   


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