Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold was an English 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, ... Wikipedia

Growing Old

What is it to grow old? Is it to lose the glory of the form, The lustre of the eye? Is it for beauty to forego her wreath? Yes, but not for this alone.Is it to feel our strength - Not our bloom only, but our strength -decay? Is it to...

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13 December

Requiescat

STREW on her roses, roses, And never a spray of yew. In quiet she reposes: Ah! would that I did too.Her mirth the world required: She bathed it in smiles of glee. But her heart was tired, tired, And now they let her be.Her life was turning, turning, In mazes of heat...

By Matthew Arnold
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21 October