Arnold - Arnold, Matthew Arnold, Matthew, 182288, English...

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Arnold, Matthew Arnold, Matthew, 1822–88, English poet and critic, son of the educator Dr. Thomas Arnold . Arnold was educated at Rugby; graduated from Balliol College, Oxford in 1844; and was a fellow of Oriel College, Oxford in 1845. In 1851, after a period as secretary to the 3d marquess of Lansdowne, Arnold was appointed inspector of schools, a position he held until 1886, two years before his death. During his tenure he went on a number of missions to European schools. He was impressed with some educational systems on the Continent—most particularly the concept of state-regulated secondary education—and wrote several works about them. His first volume of poems, The Strayed Reveller, appeared in 1849; it was followed by Empedocles on Etna (1852). Dissatisfied with both works, he withdrew them from circulation. Poems (1853) contained verse from the earlier volumes as well as new poems, including “The Scholar Gypsy” and “Sohrab and Rustum.” Poems: Second Series appeared in 1855 and was
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