Who is Matthew Arnold?

  • (noun): English poet and literary critic (1822-1888).
    Synonyms: Arnold

Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was a British poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold has been characterized as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and instructs the reader on contemporary social issues.

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Matthew Arnold (disambiguation)
... Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) was a poet and cultural critic ... Matthew Arnold may also refer to Matthew Arnold School (Oxford), a secondary coeducational school in Oxford Matthew Arnold School (Staines), a secondary coeducational school near ...
Matthew Arnold - Prose - Religious Criticism
... Scholars of Arnold's works disagree on the nature of Arnold's personal religious beliefs ... Thomas Arnold, he rejected the supernatural elements in religion, even while retaining a fascination for church rituals ... Arnold seems to belong to a pragmatic middle ground that is more concerned with the poetry of religion and its virtues and values for society than with the existence of God ...

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    But each day brings its petty dust
    Our soon-choked souls to fill,
    And we forget because we must,
    And not because we will.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
    —Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 13:12.