Quotation by Matthew Arnold

Wandering between two worlds, one dead,
The other powerless to be born,
With nowhere yet to rest my head,
Like these, on earth I wait forlorn.
Their faith, my tears, the world deride—
I come to shed them at their side.
Matthew Arnold (1822–1888), British poet, critic. Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse (l. 85–90). . .

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