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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“Fenced early in this cloistral round
Of reverie, of shade, of prayer,
How should we grow in other ground?
How can we flower in foreign air?
MPass, banners, pass, and bugles, cease;
And leave our desert to its peace!”
—Matthew Arnold (18221888)
“...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.
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