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Quotation by Matthew Arnold
Our fathers water'd with their tears This sea of time whereon we sail, Their voices were in all men's ears Who pass'd within their puissant hail. Still the same ocean round us raves, But we stand mute, and watch the waves.
Matthew Arnold (1822–1888), British poet, critic. Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse (l. 121–126). . .
Selected Poems and Prose [Matthew Arnold]. Allot, Miriam, ed. (1993) J.M. Dent.
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