Quotation by Matthew Arnold

'Tis not to see the world
As from a height, with rapt prophetic eyes,
And heart profoundly stirred;
And weep, and feel the fullness of the past,
The years that are not more.
Matthew Arnold (1822–1888), British poet, critic. Growing Old (l. 16–20). . .

Selected Poems and Prose [Matthew Arnold]. Allot, Miriam, ed. (1993) J.M. Dent.
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