Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Matthew Arnold Poems

41. Rugby Chapel 5/6/2001
42. Self-Dependence 5/6/2001
43. Human Life 4/2/2010
44. The Last Word 5/6/2001
45. Revolutions 4/2/2010
46. The Song Of Callicles 12/31/2002
47. From The Hymn Of Empedocles 5/6/2001
48. The Future 5/6/2001
49. Isolation: To Marguerite 5/6/2001
50. Bacchanalia 1/3/2003
51. Hayeswater 12/31/2002
52. East London 12/31/2002
53. A Dream 4/2/2010
54. The Buried Life 5/6/2001
55. Desire 4/2/2010
56. A Summer Night 4/2/2010
57. Absence 4/2/2010
58. Memorial Verses 5/6/2001
59. Longing 12/31/2002
60. Immortality 5/6/2001
61. A Wish 12/31/2002
62. Growing Old 12/31/2002
63. Dover Beach 5/6/2001

Comments about Matthew Arnold

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/20/2017 2:38:00 AM)

    I am a fan of this great poetic personality.

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  • Bernard Kennedy Bernard Kennedy (10/3/2016 7:16:00 AM)

    Beautiful-winsome-elegaic.

  • Matt Ancient Matt Ancient (5/1/2011 3:13:00 PM)

    like his poetries and personality

  • Janice Wilkins (4/28/2009 5:45:00 PM)

    Dover Beach is one of my favorite things to read and I think it's about a world

    without Faith and God to trust. With God everything is possible. Jan 4-28-09

  • Daphne Grant (5/21/2007 3:06:00 PM)

    The poem like Dover Beach leads me to think that something happened to embitter the poet. Therefore I feel I should read more about him.
    Daphne Grant

Best Poem of Matthew Arnold

Dover Beach

The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; - on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanch'd land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness ...

Read the full of Dover Beach

To A Republican Friend

God knows it, I am with you. If to prize
Those virtues, priz'd and practis'd by too few,
But priz'd, but lov'd, but eminent in you,
Man's fundamental life: if to despise
The barren optimistic sophistries
Of comfortable moles, whom what they do
Teaches the limit of the just and true--
And for such doing have no need of eyes:
If sadness at teh long heart-wasting show

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