Sunday, November 07, 2010

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) -

One thing only has been lent to youth and age in common -- discontent.- Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) Poet. Son of Thomas, headmaster of Rugby

We cannot kindle when we will
The fire that in the heart resides,
The spirit bloweth and is still,
In mystery our soul abides; —
But tasks, in hours of insight willed,
Can be through hours of gloom fulfilled.
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) Morality (1852), st. 1.

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