Matthew Arnold

About Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold (1822–1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. His most famous poems include "Dover Beach," "To a Friend," and "The Buried Life." His collections of essays include The Function of Criticism, The Study of Poetry, and Culture and Anarchy.

“Youth and Calm”

By |2017-02-25T23:25:47-05:00February 26th, 2017|Categories: Poetry|

‘Tis death! and peace, indeed, is here, And ease from shame, and rest from fear. There’s nothing can dismarble now The smoothness of that limpid brow. […]

Dover Beach

By |2016-12-19T15:22:17-05:00June 7th, 2015|Categories: Poetry|

The sea is calm tonight. 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 [...]