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Quotation by Matthew Arnold
"Fenced early in this cloistral round Of reverie, of shade, of prayer, How should we grow in other ground? How can we flower in foreign air? MPass, banners, pass, and bugles, cease; And leave our desert to its peace!"
Matthew Arnold (1822–1888), British poet, critic. Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse (l. 205–210). . .
Selected Poems and Prose [Matthew Arnold]. Allot, Miriam, ed. (1993) J.M. Dent.
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