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As quoted in: The Living Age, Volume 105 (1870), p. 236, "From the Spectator: A Buddhist Matthew Arnold"
Matthew Arnold
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On Percy Bysshe Shelley, in Byron. - Essays in Criticism, second series (1888)
Matthew Arnold
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Paraphrase. Original: "Culture is then properly described not as having its origin in curiosity, but as having its origin in the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection." From: "Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism" (1869), p. 8


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Born: December 24, 1822

Died: April 15, 1888 (aged 65)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Matthew Arnold was a British poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator.

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The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content. In fine, I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time.

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