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(1 January 1819 – 13 November 1861 / Liverpool)

Arthur Hugh Clough
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Arthur Hugh Clough was an English poet, an educationalist, and the devoted assistant to ground-breaking nurse Florence Nightingale. He was the brother of suffragist Anne Clough, who ended up as principal of Newnham College, Cambridge.

Life

Arthur Clough was born in Liverpool to James Butler Clough, a cotton merchant of Welsh descent, and Anne Perfect, from Pontefract in Yorkshire. In 1822 the family moved to the United States, and Clough's early childhood was spent mainly in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1828 Clough and his older brother Charles returned to England to attend school in Chester. In 1829 Clough began attending Rugby School, then under Thomas ... more »

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  • As I sat at the cafe, I said to myself,
    They may talk as they please about what they call pelf,
    They may sneer as they like about eating and drinking,
    But help it I cannot, I cann...
    Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861), Anglo-American poet. Dipsychus (l. 1-6). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermod...
  • ''"There is no God," the wicked saith,
    "And truly it's a blessing,
    For what he might have done with us
    It's better only guessing."''
    Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861), Anglo-American poet. Dipsychus (l. 1-4). . . Norton Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. M. H. Abrams...
  • ''But country folks who live beneath
    The shadow and the steeple;
    The parson and the parson's wife,
    And mostly married people;''
    Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861), Anglo-American poet. Dipsychus (l. 21-24). . . Norton Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. M. H. Abra...
  • ''And almost every one when age,
    Disease, or sorrows strike him,
    Inclines to think there is a God,
    Or something very like Him.''
    Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861), Anglo-American poet. Dipsychus (l. 29-32). . . Norton Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. M. H. Abra...
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  • Marquis De Piro (3/7/2014 11:44:00 AM)

    Of course he's good, just take a look
    At Lear, Chesterton and Belloc.

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