Matthew Arnold

Standard Name: Arnold, Matthew


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Education Mary Augusta Ward
On her arrival in Oxford, her father became to some extent interested in her education, enrolling her for music lessons with the organist James Taylor , and having her copy work for him. He provided...
Education Elizabeth Jennings
Her BA later (according to the Oxford system) brought her an automatic MA. She began working for a graduate degree on Matthew Arnold , but did not finish it.
Dowson, Jane. “What is the true standing of Oxford poet Elizabeth Jennings?”. Oxford Today.
Education Arthur Hugh Clough
He was a model student at Rugby School , where Thomas Arnold was headmaster and his son Matthew Arnold a fellow student who became a close friend of Clough's. From Rugby AHC went on to...
Education Dorothy Wellesley
She also furthered her own education by early-morning visits to the library, sometimes permitted though sometimes stopped, during which she read everything I could lay hands on, including Tennyson , Matthew Arnold , Swift 's...
Education Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Taught by governesses until she was thirteen, Margaret Haig Thomas learned to read at about five. She was taught German and French, and she also learned Welsh as a child but did not retain it...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Augusta Ward
MAW 's father, Thomas Arnold , was the second son and namesake of the eminent Victorian headmaster Thomas Arnold. Matthew Arnold was his elder brother.
Sutherland, John. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Clarendon Press, 1990.
Prodigally gifted,
Sutherland, John. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Clarendon Press, 1990.
Thomas Arnold lived a life...
Family and Intimate relationships Aldous Huxley
His mother, born Julia Arnold , was a younger sister of Mary Augusta Ward and a niece of Matthew Arnold . She took a first-class English honours degree at the new Somerville College, Oxford ...
Family and Intimate relationships Dinah Mulock Craik
George Lillie Craik became (following his marriage to Dinah Mulock and possibly as a result of his connection with her) a partner in the Macmillan publishing firm .
Mitchell, Sally. Dinah Mulock Craik. Twayne, 1983.
The marriage apparently proved happy. The...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
VW 's father, Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), was a Victorian philosopher and historian of ideas . . . literary historian and critic, and—perhaps most important—a biographer.
Rosenbaum, S. P. “An Educated Man’s Daughter: Leslie Stephen, Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group”. Virginia Woolf: New Critical Essays, edited by Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy, Vision; Barnes and Noble, 1983, pp. 32 -56.
Mark Hussey writes that he was, after Matthew Arnold
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
He was immensely influential. As editor of the Cornhill Magazine from 1871 to 1882, he published Henry James , Thomas Hardy , Matthew Arnold , Robert Browning , and George Meredith , among others.
Rosenbaum, S. P. “An Educated Man’s Daughter: Leslie Stephen, Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group”. Virginia Woolf: New Critical Essays, edited by Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy, Vision; Barnes and Noble, 1983, pp. 32 -56.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Augusta Ward
Highly conscious of this legacy, and of her position as the niece of poet and essayist Matthew Arnold , MAW saw herself as working in the Arnoldian family tradition of earnest, conscientious, socially responsible political...
Friends, Associates Mary Augusta Ward
She met a number of important writers through her newspaper work. She associated with Alexander Macmillan , Sir George Grove , Edmund Gosse and his wife Ellen , John Morley , and her uncle Matthew Arnold
Friends, Associates Sarah Orne Jewett
SOJ had a broad social circle. She belonged to an artistic community of women that included Celia Thaxter and Louise Guiney , and counted Harriet Beecher Stowe (whose funeral she and Annie Fields attended in...
Friends, Associates Frances Power Cobbe
FPC 's wide London circle included Walter Bagehot , Frances Sarah Colenso and her husband Bishop Colenso (while they were home from Africa), Henry Fawcett , Charles Kingsley , W. E. H. Lecky , Sir Charles Lyell
Friends, Associates Anne Conway
The scholar and traveller François Mercure Van Helmont had arrived at Ragley, where he came as physician to AC , and stayed to live as her protégé.
According to Marjorie Hope Nicolson , he...


December 1848
Arthur Hugh Clough published The Bothie of Tober-na-Fuosich, later reprinted as The Bothie of Tober-na Vuolich.
February 1849
Matthew Arnold published his first volume of poetry, The Strayed Reveller, and Other Poems, anonymously under the initial A.
October 1852
Matthew Arnold published Empedocles on Etna, and Other Poems.
21 March 1853
The thirty-year-old Matthew Arnold addressed to Arthur Hugh Clough a classically misogynist letterabout women writers, their works and their looks.
November 1853
Matthew Arnold published Poems: A New Edition.
By 2 January 1858
Matthew Arnold 's Merope: a Tragedy was published.
By 6 May 1865
Matthew Arnold published Essays in Criticism, First Series; the second series followed in 1888.
By 31 August 1867
Matthew Arnold 's Dover Beach (probably written in 1851) was published in New Poems.
By 20 February 1869
Matthew Arnold published his sweeping work of cultural criticism, Culture and Anarchy.
Thomas Humphry Ward published with Macmillan a highly successful four-volume anthology, The English Poets.
1 October 1880
Mason College or Mason Science College in Birmingham, founded at a cost of more than £200,000 by Sir Josiah Mason , who had made his fortune out of nibs for pens, opened its doors to students.
28 September 1883
A meeting of authors, chaired by Walter Besant , gathered to found the Company of Authors, later the Society of Authors , to improve the earning prospects of writers and lobby for copyright protection.
November 1888
Matthew Arnold 's Essays in Criticism, Second Series were published six months after his death.