Matthew Arnold


24 December 1822
Laleham, Middlesex, England

Matthew Arnold was a British poet and cultural critic. He inspected schools for a living. He is characterized as a wise writer and informed people about contemporary social issues. He was born on December 24th 1822 in Laleham Middlesex. His wife is Frances Lucy and they had six childeren. In 1841, he won an open scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford.

his literary career started in 1849 with  the publication of the Strayed Reveller. Criticism began to take place with his. In 1852, Arnold published his second volume of poems. Both volumes received striking judgments reaching no established conclusions.

"longing"

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.

Come, as thou cam'st a thousand times,
A messenger from radiant climes,
And smile on thy new world, and be
As kind to others as to me!

Or, as thou never cam'st in sooth,
Come now, and let me dream it truth,
And part my hair, and kiss my brow,
And say, My love why sufferest thou?

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.

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