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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Matthew Arnold, by G. W. E. Russell This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: Matthew Arnold Author: G. W. E. Russell Release Date: September 25, 2005 [EBook #16745] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MATTHEW ARNOLD *** Produced by Juliet Sutherland, Taavi Kalju and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net [Transcriber's note: The inconsistent use of quotation marks in the original was retained in this etext.] [Illustration: Matthew Arnold _From a Photograph by Sarony_] Literary Lives MATTHEW ARNOLD BY G.W.E. RUSSELL _ILLUSTRATED_ NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1904 COPYRIGHT, 1904, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS Published, March, 1904 TROW DIRECTORY PRINTING AND BOOKBINDING COMPANY NEW YORK LITERARY LIVES Edited by Robertson Nicoll, LL.D. MATTHEW ARNOLD. By G.W.E. Russell. CARDINAL NEWMAN. By William Barry, D.D. MRS. GASKELL. By Flora Masson. JOHN BUNYAN. By W. Hale White. CHARLOTTE BRONTE. By Clement K. Shorter. R.M. HUTTON. By W. Robertson Nicoll. GOETHE. By Edward Dowden. HAZLITT. By Louise Imogen Guiney. Each Volume, Illustrated, $1.00, net OFFERED TO MATTHEW ARNOLD'S CHILDREN WITH AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE "OF THAT UNRETURNING DAY" "We see him wise, just, self-governed, tender, thankful, blameless, yet with all this agitated, stretching out his arms for something beyond--_tendentemque manus ripae ulterioris amore_."--_Essays in Criticism_. PREFACE It may be thought that some apology is needed for the production of yet another book about Matthew Arnold. If so, that apology is to be found in the fact that nothing has yet been written which covers exactly the ground assigned to me in the present volume. It was Arnold's express wish that he should not be made the subject of a Biography. This rendered it impossible to produce the sort of book by which an eminent man is usually commemorated--at once a history of his life, an estimate of his work, and an analysis of his character and opinions. But though a Biography was forbidden, Arnold's fami
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