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Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold Notes

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Unformatted text preview: Dover Beach 2%? Matthew A_rn’o_l_d_, The sea is calm to-night. The tide is full,'the moon lies fair Upon the straits; on the French coast the light g g Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand; a 5% Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay. Come to the window, sweet is the night—air! Only, from the long line of spray 600262) Where the sea meets the moon—blanched land, Listen! you hear the gating roar f pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling, At ihetr retum, up the high strand, Begin, and cease, and then again begin, With tremulous cadence slow, and bring l b17098 M ms The eternal note of sadness in. ophocles ong ago WW émfixf I Heard it on the A gaean, and it brought 906% ll 40 W 0? Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow ' Q m tr'Q’ Of human misery; we P Find also in the sound a thought, Hearing it by this distant northern sea. The Sea ofFaiLh W _ -F€A.L+‘n (VIC-C. Wang Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled. 40W Butnowlonlyhear ____ .Hfl . \lOlK‘l' {MW—v Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, ’Pa‘ "S G" g Retreating, to the breath Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear And naked shingles of the world. W'W \i noggfi’m adeol Ah, love, let us be true -— a,“ we do" . _\. We world, which seems ‘m‘ VW ‘DE OW) “NCO“ To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, fl 90M m1 A. W m 0(1th {2‘ Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light. Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night. e “ ._ I (- Camera.“ Lo. OJVNCS W045 ‘93 ...
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