A Caution to Poets


Matthew Arnold (Dec. 24, 1822 – 1888), Victorian poet with spectacular sideburns, was the type of writer who liked to chastise and instruct the reader on contemporary social issues… Not surprisingly he also had an influential career as a critic.

A Caution to Poets

What poets feel not, when they make,

A pleasure in creating,

The world, in its turn, will not take

Pleasure in contemplating. (1867)

Photo of Arnold, 1863

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