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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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    Eternal passion!
    Eternal pain!
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    ...for [God] makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 5:45.

    Who ordered, that their longing’s fire
    Should be, as soon as kindled, cooled?
    Who renders vain their deep desire?—
    A God, a God their severance ruled!
    And bade betwixt their shores to be
    The unplumbed, salt, estranging sea.
    —Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)