Arthur Hugh Clough
Arthur Hugh Clough Poems
- Say Not The Struggle Naught Av... SAY not the struggle ...
- Where Lies The Land To Which T...
- The Latest Decalogue Thou shalt have one God only; who Would...
- There Is No God, The Wicked Sa... "There is no God," the ...
- Through A Glass Darkly What we, when face to face we see ...
- In A Lecture Room Away, haunt thou me not, Thou vain ...
- All Is Well Whate'er you dream, with doubt possessed, Keep,...
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.
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 Arnold, whose... more »
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''If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars.''Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861), British poet. repr. In Collected Poems, ed. C. Whibley (1913). "Say Not the Struggle Nought Availeth," (1862).
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.
If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars;
It may be, in yon smoke conceal'd,
Your comrades chase e'en now the fliers,
And, but for you, possess the field.
For while the tired waves, vainly breaking,
Seem here no painful inch to gain,
Far back, through creeks and inlets making,
Comes silent, ...