Quotation by Matthew Arnold

We admire with awe
The exulting thunder of your race;
You give the universe your law,
You triumph over time and space!
Your pride of life, your tireless powers,
We laud them, but they are not ours.
Matthew Arnold (1822–1888), British poet, critic. Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse (l. 163–168). . .

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