Matthew Arnold

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 [...]