Matthew Arnold quotes

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But each day brings its petty dust
Our soon-choked souls to fill,
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us burning plains,
Bristled with cities, us the sea received.
One moment, on the rapid's top, our boat
Hung poised --and then the darting river of Life
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Still bent to make some port he knows not where,
Still standing for some false impossible shore.
As our actual present world ... shows itself more clearly--our world of an aristocracy materialised and null, a middle-class purbl ...
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.... He who works for sweetness and light united, works to m ...
The working-class ... is now issuing from its hiding-place to assert an Englishman's heaven-born privilege of doing as he likes, a ...
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite ...
The discipline of the Old Testament may be summed up as a discipline teaching us to abhor and flee from sin; the discipline of the ...
Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something, in an ...
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