Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold

Born: December 24, 1822

Died: April 15, 1888

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: The Works of Matthew Arnold (1995 edition), Wordsworth Editions Limited - ISBN: 9781853264269
Source/Notes: 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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Source/Notes: The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold (2005 edition), Kessinger Publishing - ISBN: 9781417934065

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