Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Matthew Arnold Poems

1. Dover Beach 5/6/2001
2. Growing Old 12/31/2002
3. A Wish 12/31/2002
4. Immortality 5/6/2001
5. Longing 12/31/2002
6. A Dream 4/2/2010
7. Isolation: To Marguerite 5/6/2001
8. The Future 5/6/2001
9. A Summer Night 4/2/2010
10. The Last Word 5/6/2001
11. Hayeswater 12/31/2002
12. Self-Dependence 5/6/2001
13. East London 12/31/2002
14. Absence 4/2/2010
15. The Scholar-Gipsy 12/31/2002
16. To Marguerite: Continued 1/3/2003
17. To a Friend 12/31/2002
18. Rugby Chapel 5/6/2001
19. From the Hymn of Empedocles 5/6/2001
20. Morality 5/6/2001

Quiet Work

One lesson, Nature, let me learn of thee,
One lesson which in every wind is blown,
One lesson of two duties kept at one
Though the loud world proclaim their enmity--

Of toil unsever'd from tranquility!
Of labor, that in lasting fruit outgrows
Far noisier schemes, accomplish'd in repose,
Too great for haste, too high for rivalry.

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