Later writers, notably matthew arnold used the phrase sweetness and light, to designate the positive effects of a (predominantly classical) humanistic culture in arts and letters (without swift's emphasis on originality versus imitation. Forms chapter i of culture and anarchy, the 1st edition of which was published, london, 1869, the substance of which, however, previously appeared in the.
Matthew arnold was an english poet, sage writer and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools he was the son of thomas arnold, the famed headmaster of rugby school, and brother to tom arnold, literary professor, and william delafield arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Enjoy the best matthew arnold quotes at brainyquote quotations by matthew arnold, english poet, born december 24, 1822 share with your friends the pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light matthew arnold light, perfection, pursuit, sweetness bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of. A phrase popularized by the nineteenth-century english author matthew arnold it had been used earlier by jonathan swiftaccording to arnold, sweetness and light are two things that a culture should strive for “sweetness” is moral righteousness, and “light” is intellectual power and truth.
He who works for sweetness and light, works to make reason and the will of god prevail he who works for machinery, he who works for hatred, works only for confusion culture looks beyond machinery, culture hates hatred culture has one great passion, the passion for sweetness and light. Sweetness and light has 13 ratings and 0 reviews this is an exact reproduction of a book published before 1923 this is not an ocr'd book with strange c. Matthew arnold is a well known figure of victorian age this era is very glorious in the history of england because of it's an exemplary progress in all branches of life this age is very popular by its material prosperity, political awakening.
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To arnold, culture is 'sweetness and light,' although these terms in themselves need definition arnold's function of the state light , as arnold defines it, is intelligence as a component of. Matthew arnold: “sweetness and light” summary by sarah k wilson some people look down on “culture” because they see it as a knowledge of what’s “in” that serves to distinguish one from the lower classes.