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Quotation by Matthew Arnold
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One moment, on the rapid's top, our boat
Hung poised —and then the darting river of Life
(Such now, methought, it was), the river of Life,
Loud thundering, bore us by; swift, swift it foamed,
Black under cliffs it raced, round headlands shone.
Matthew Arnold (1822–1888), British poet, critic. A Dream (l. 30–34). . .
Seven Centuries of Poetry; Chaucer to Dylan Thomas. A. N. Jeffares, ed. (1955) Longmans, Green & Company.
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