Specimens of Matthew Arnold's Poetry

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Begin here:

A Nameless Epitaph

Ask not my name, O friend!
That Being only, which hath known each man
From the beginning, can
Remember each unto the end.


Rest here.


Dover Beach

The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits;--on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanch'd land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.


Second stanza? I don't think you want to go there.

Remember to breathe in...


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