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This section needs additional citations for verification. His attitude is best summed up in his own words from the preface to God and the Bible: Hebrew and Hellene in Victorian England: An Estimate God and the Bible: It has also been quoted or alluded to in a variety of other contexts see Dover Beach.
In appeared the first volume of poems published under his own name; it consisted partly of poems selected from the earlier volumes and also contained the well-known preface explaining among other things why Empedocles was excluded from the selection: Life Matthew was the eldest son of the renowned Thomas Arnoldwho was appointed headmaster of Rugby School in Arnold is, at his best, a very good, but highly derivative poet, unlike Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins, Swinburne and Rossetti, all of whom individualized their voices.
Second Series would not appear until Novembershortly after his untimely death. His approach—his gentlemanly and subtle style—to these issues, however, established criticism as an art form, and has influenced almost every major English critic since, including T.
The Arnolds had six children: Inafter a short interlude of teaching at Rugby, he was elected Fellow of Oriel CollegeOxford. April Learn how and when to remove this template message Arnold is sometimes called the third great Victorian poet, along with Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Robert Browning.
Matthew Arnold died in Liverpool on April 15, George Watson described the preface, written by the thirty-one-year-old Arnold, as "oddly stiff and graceless when we think of the elegance of his later prose. Poetic achievement The work that gives Arnold his high place in the history of literature and the history of ideas was all accomplished in the time he could spare from his official duties.
In it, he attempted to explain his extreme act of self-censorship in excluding the dramatic poem "Empedocles on Etna". Between and he wrote Culture and Anarchyfamous for the term he popularised for the middle class of the English Victorian era population: Arnold has been taken to task for some of his judgments and omissions: He thereafter spent a good bit of his life trying to tell others about it in a gentle, gentlemanly way that would not upset them too much.
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However, he argues that we should not live in the belief that we shall one day inherit eternal bliss. His descriptions are often picturesque, and marked by striking similes. In an age of crumbling creeds, poetry will have to replace religion. Culture and Anarchy is also famous for its popularisation of the phrase "sweetness and light," first coined by Jonathan Swift.
Arnold often described his duties as a school inspector as "drudgery," although "at other times he acknowledged the benefit of regular work. Throughout his thirty-five years in this position Arnold developed an interest in education, an interest which fed into both his critical works and his poetry.
Arnold considered his religious writings to be constructive and conservative. InArnold was sent to Winchester Collegebut in he returned to Rugby School where he was enrolled in the fifth form. And inin order to secure the income needed for his marriage June with Frances Lucy Wightman, he accepted from Lansdowne an appointment as inspector of schools.
His poem, " Dover Beach ," depicted a nightmarish world from which the old religious verities have receded. He considered the most important criteria used to judge the value of a poem were "high truth" and "high seriousness".
But that also meant that he, among the first generation of the railway age, travelled across more of England than any man of letters had ever done.
Arnold was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford inand he was the first in this position to deliver his lectures in English rather than in Latin.Arnold's freethinking was clearly delineated in Culture and Anarchy (), Saint Paul and Protestantism (), Literature and Dogma () and Last Essays on Church and Religion ().
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Excerpt from Last Essays on Church and Religion A survey of the forms and tendencies which religion exhibits at the present day in England has been made lately by a man 'of genius.
Although remembered now for his elegantly argued critical essays, Matthew Arnold, born in Laleham, Middlesex, on December 24,began his career as a poet, winning early recognition as a student at the Rugby School where his father, Thomas Arnold, had earned national acclaim as a strict and innovative headmaster.
Read the full-text online edition of St. Paul & Protestantism: With an Essay on Puritanism & the Church of England; And, Last Essays on Church & Religion (). By Matthew Arnold. No cover image. This volume contains one of Arnold's most scathing attacks on the established church, "The Church of England." He berates the clergy for championing the interests of the wealthy and powerful and neglecting the poor and downtrodden.
Last Essays on Church and Religion () Mixed Essays () The Study of Poetry () Irish Essays, and Others () Friendship's Garland Being the Conversations, Letters and Opinions of the Late Arminius, Baron von Thunder-ten-Tronckh () On the Study of Celtic Literature ().Download