Matthew Arnold Quotes

O born in days when wits were fresh and clear, And life ran gaily as the sparkling Thames; Before this strange disease of modern life, With its sick hurry, its divided aims, Its head o'ertaxed, its palsied hearts, was rife—
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), British poet, critic. The Scholar-Gipsy (l. 201-205). . . Selected Poems and Prose [Matthew Arnold]. Allot, Miriam, ed. (1993) J.M. Dent.
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The generations of thy peers are fled. And we ourselves shall go; But thou possessest an immortal lot, And we imagine thee exempt from age
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), British poet, critic. The Scholar-Gipsy (l. 155-158). . . Selected Poems and Prose [Matthew Arnold]. Allot, Miriam, ed. (1993) J.M. Dent.
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—No, no thou hast not felt the lapse of hours! For what wears out the life of mortal men? 'Tis that from change to change their being rolls; 'Tis that repeated shocks, again, again, Exhaust the energy of strongest souls And numb the elastic powers.
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), British poet, critic. The Scholar-Gipsy (l. 140-146). . . Selected Poems and Prose [Matthew Arnold]. Allot, Miriam, ed. (1993) J.M. Dent.
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