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Matthew Arnold (Мэтью Арнольд)


To a Friend


Who prop, thou ask'st in these bad days, my mind?--
He much, the old man, who, clearest-souled of men,
Saw The Wide Prospect, and the Asian Fen,
And Tmolus hill, and Smyrna bay, though blind.

Much he, whose friendship I not long since won,
That halting slave, who in Nicopolis
Taught Arrian, when Vespasian's brutal son
Cleared Rome of what most shamed him. But be his

My special thanks, whose even-balanced soul,
From first youth tested up to extreme old age,
Business could not make dull, nor passion wild;

Who saw life steadily, and saw it whole;
The mellow glory of the Attic stage,
Singer of sweet Colonus, and its child. 



Matthew Arnold's other poems:
  1. Religious Isolation
  2. To George Cruikshank
  3. Written in Butler’s Sermons
  4. To the Duke of Wellington
  5. Quiet Work


Poems of another poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Anna Barbauld (Анна-Летиция Барбо) To a Friend ("May never more of pensive melancholy")
  • William Bowles (Уильям Боулз) To a Friend ("Go, then, and join the murmuring city's throng!")
  • William Shenstone (Уильям Шенстон) To a Friend ("Have you ne'er seen, my gentle Squire!")
  • Joseph Drake (Джозеф Дрейк) To a Friend ("Yes, faint was my applause and cold my praise")
  • James Fields (Джеймс Филдс) To a Friend ("Go, with a manly heart")
  • Richard Hovey (Ричард Хави) To a Friend ("ALL too grotesque our thoughts are sometimes")
  • Amy Lowell (Эми Лоуэлл) To a Friend ("I ask but one thing of you, only one")
  • James Lowell (Джеймс Лоуэлл) To a Friend ("One strip of bark may feed the broken tree")
  • John Pierpont (Джон Пирпонт) To a Friend ("Friend of my dark and solitary hour")

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