Poems
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Poems

By Matthew Arnold
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  • P O E M S BY MATTHEW ARNOLD.
  • CONTENTS.
  • EARLY POEMS. SONNETS.
    • QUIET WORK.
    • TO A FRIEND.
    • SHAKSPEARE.
    • WRITTEN IN EMERSON’S ESSAYS.
    • WRITTEN IN BUTLER’S SERMONS.
    • TO THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON. ON HEARING HIM MISPRAISED.
    • IN HARMONY WITH NATURE. TO A PREACHER.
    • TO GEORGE CRUIKSHANK. ON SEEING, IN THE COUNTRY, HIS PICTURE OF “THE BOTTLE.”
    • TO A REPUBLICAN FRIEND, 1848.
    • CONTINUED.
    • RELIGIOUS ISOLATION. TO THE SAME FRIEND.
    • MYCERINUS.[2]
    • THE CHURCH OF BROU.
      • I. The Castle.
      • II. The Church.
      • III. The Tomb.
    • A MODERN SAPPHO.
    • REQUIESCAT.
    • YOUTH AND CALM.
    • A MEMORY-PICTURE.
    • THE NEW SIRENS.
    • THE VOICE.
    • YOUTH’S AGITATIONS.
    • THE WORLD’S TRIUMPHS.
    • STAGIRIUS.[3]
    • HUMAN LIFE.
    • TO A GYPSY CHILD BY THE SEASHORE; DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN.
    • A QUESTION. TO FAUSTA.
    • IN UTRUMQUE PARATUS.
    • THE WORLD AND THE QUIETIST. TO CRITIAS.
    • THE SECOND BEST.
    • CONSOLATION.
    • RESIGNATION. TO FAUSTA.
  • NARRATIVE POEMS.
    • SOHRAB AND RUSTUM.[5] AN EPISODE.
    • THE SICK KING IN BOKHARA.
    • BALDER DEAD.[6]
      • I. SENDING.
      • II. JOURNEY TO THE DEAD.
      • III. FUNERAL.
    • TRISTRAM AND ISEULT.[7]
      • I. Tristram.
    • TRISTRAM AND ISEULT.
      • II. Iseult of Ireland.
    • TRISTRAM AND ISEULT.
      • III. Iseult of Brittany.
    • SAINT BRANDAN.
    • THE NECKAN.
    • THE FORSAKEN MERMAN.
  • SONNETS.
    • AUSTERITY OF POETRY.
    • A PICTURE AT NEWSTEAD.
    • RACHEL.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
    • WORLDLY PLACE.
    • EAST LONDON.
    • WEST LONDON.
    • EAST AND WEST.
    • THE BETTER PART.
    • THE DIVINITY.
    • IMMORTALITY.
    • THE GOOD SHEPHERD WITH THE KID.
    • MONICA’S LAST PRAYER.[11]
  • LYRIC AND DRAMATIC POEMS.
    • SWITZERLAND.
      • I. MEETING.
      • II. PARTING.
      • III. A FAREWELL.
      • IV. ISOLATION. TO MARGUERITE.
      • V. TO MARGUERITE. CONTINUED.
      • VI. ABSENCE.
      • VII. THE TERRACE AT BERNE.
    • THE STRAYED REVELLER.
    • FRAGMENT OF AN “ANTIGONE.”
    • FRAGMENT OF CHORUS OF A “DEJANEIRA.”
    • EARLY DEATH AND FAME.
    • PHILOMELA.
    • URANIA.
    • EUPHROSYNE.
    • CALAIS SANDS.
    • FADED LEAVES.
      • I. THE RIVER.
      • II. TOO LATE
      • III. SEPARATION.
      • IV. ON THE RHINE.
      • V. LONGING.
    • DESPONDENCY.
    • SELF-DECEPTION.
    • DOVER BEACH.
    • GROWING OLD.
    • THE PROGRESS OF POESY. A VARIATION.
    • PIS ALLER.
    • THE LAST WORD.
    • A NAMELESS EPITAPH.
    • EMPEDOCLES ON ETNA. A DRAMATIC POEM.
      • PERSONS.
    • ACT I.
      • Scene I.—Morning. A Pass in the forest region of Etna.
      • Scene II.—Noon. A Glen on the highest skirts of the woody region of Etna.
    • ACT II. Evening. The Summit of Etna.
    • BACCHANALIA; OR, THE NEW AGE.
      • I.
      • II.
    • EPILOGUE TO LESSING’S LAOCOÖN.
    • PERSISTENCY OF POETRY.
    • A CAUTION TO POETS.
    • THE YOUTH OF NATURE.
    • THE YOUTH OF MAN.
    • PALLADIUM.
    • PROGRESS.
    • REVOLUTIONS.
    • SELF-DEPENDENCE.
    • MORALITY.
    • A SUMMER NIGHT.
    • THE BURIED LIFE.
    • LINES WRITTEN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS.
    • A WISH.
    • THE FUTURE.
  • ELEGIAC POEMS.
    • THE SCHOLAR-GYPSY.[17]
    • THYRSIS.[18]
    • MEMORIAL VERSES.
    • STANZAS.
    • STANZAS FROM CARNAC.
    • A SOUTHERN NIGHT.
    • HAWORTH CHURCHYARD.
    • EPILOGUE.
    • RUGBY CHAPEL. NOVEMBER, 1857.
    • HEINE’S GRAVE.
    • STANZAS FROM THE GRANDE CHARTREUSE.
    • STANZAS IN MEMORY OF THE AUTHOR OF OBERMANN.[26]
    • OBERMANN ONCE MORE.
  • NOTES.
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