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, a ...

Arthur Hugh Clough Poems

1.
Say Not The Struggle Naught Availeth

SAY not the struggle naught availeth,
   The labour and the wounds are vain,
The enemy faints not, nor faileth,
   And as things have been they remain.
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2.
The Latest Decalogue

Thou shalt have one God only; who
Would be at the expense of two?
No graven images may be
Worshipp'd, except the currency:
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3.
Where Lies The Land To Which The Ship Would Go?

Where lies the land to which the ship would go?
Far, far ahead, is all her seamen know.
And where the land she travels from? Away,
Far, far behind, is all that they can say.
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4.
There Is No God, The Wicked Sayeth

"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."
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5.
Through A Glass Darkly

What we, when face to face we see
The Father of our souls, shall be,
John tells us, doth not yet appear;
Ah! did he tell what we are here!
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Arthur Hugh Clough Quotes

11 November 2014

If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars.

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UNKNOWN 26 November 2017

Love it,from China yeah

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Azad Bongobasi 16 April 2015

I like your poem, from Bangladesh.

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Marquis De Piro 07 March 2014

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

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