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Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. [1]

96 relations: Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Algernon Charles Swinburne, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Armine Wodehouse (Liberal politician), Arthur Hugh Clough, Athenaeum Club, London, Étienne Pivert de Senancour, Balder Dead, Balliol College, Oxford, Baruch Spinoza, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Cultural critic, Culture and Anarchy, Don Cupitt, Dover Beach, E. K. Chambers, Edward Elgar, Elliott & Fry, England, Enigma Variations, F. R. Leavis, Fahrenheit 451, Florence Earle Coates, Fop, Frederick Greenwood, George Saintsbury, Harold Bloom, Henry James, Herbert Paul, Hexameter, High church, High culture, Ian Hamilton (critic), Ian McEwan, J. M. Robertson, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, John Cowper Powys, John Henry Newman, John Keats, John Keble, John Morley, Jonathan Swift, Joseph Carroll (scholar), Juvenilia, Kenneth Allott, Laleham, Lionel Trilling, Literae Humaniores, Literary criticism, ..., Liverpool, Lord President of the Council, Marquess of Lansdowne, Middlesex, Modernism, Mordecai Kaplan, Newdigate Prize, Northrop Frye, Old boy, On Translating Homer, Oriel College, Oxford, Oxford Movement, Oxford Professor of Poetry, Pedant, Philistinism, Queen's Bench, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rationalism, Robert Browning, Romanticism, Rugby School, Ruth apRoberts, Sage writing, Saturday (novel), Sohrab and Rustum, Stefan Collini, T. S. Eliot, The Canterbury Tales, The Christian Year, The Pall Mall Gazette, The Scholar Gipsy, Thomas Arnold, Thyrsis (poem), Tom Arnold (literary scholar), Tristram and Iseult, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, University of Toronto Libraries, Victorian era, W. H. Auden, W. T. Stead, William Delafield Arnold, William Mansfield, 1st Viscount Sandhurst, William Wordsworth, Winchester College, Zeitgeist. Expand index (46 more) »

Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe

Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (15 July 1865 – 14 August 1922) was a British newspaper and publishing magnate.

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.

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Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Charles Swinburne (5 April 1837 – 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic.

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the oldest learned societies in the United States of America.

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Armine Wodehouse (Liberal politician)

Armine Wodehouse (24 September 1860 – 1 May 1901) was a British civil servant and Liberal politician.

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Arthur Hugh Clough

Arthur Hugh Clough (1 January 181913 November 1861) was an English poet, an educationalist, and the devoted assistant to Florence Nightingale.

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Athenaeum Club, London

The Athenaeum is a private members' club in London, founded in 1824.

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Étienne Pivert de Senancour

right Étienne-Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Ignace Pivert de Senancour (Paris, 16 November 1770 – Saint-Cloud, 10 January 1846), was a French essayist and philosopher, remembered primarily for his epistolary novel Obermann.

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Balder Dead

Balder Dead is a narrative poem with powerful tragic themes, first published in 1855 by Matthew Arnold.

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Balliol College, Oxford

Balliol College, founded in 1263,: Graduate Studies Prospectus - Last updated 17 Sep 08 is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

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Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza (born Benedito de Espinosa,; 24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677, later Benedict de Spinoza) was a Dutch philosopher of Sephardi/Portuguese origin.

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Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (23 December 1804, in Boulogne-sur-Mer – 13 October 1869, in Paris) was a literary critic of French literature.

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Cultural critic

A cultural critic is a critic of a given culture, usually as a whole and typically on a radical basis.

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Culture and Anarchy

Culture and Anarchy is a series of periodical essays by Matthew Arnold, first published in Cornhill Magazine 1867-68 and collected as a book in 1869.

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Don Cupitt

Don Cupitt (born 22 May 1934 in Oldham, Lancashire) is an English philosopher of religion and scholar of Christian theology.

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Dover Beach

"Dover Beach" is a lyric poem by the English poet Matthew Arnold.

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E. K. Chambers

Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers, (16 March 1866 – 21 January 1954), usually cited as E. K. Chambers, was an English literary critic and Shakespearean scholar.

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Edward Elgar

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire.

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Elliott & Fry

Elliott & Fry was a Victorian photography studio founded in 1863 by Joseph John Elliott (14 October 1835 – 30 March 1903) and Clarence Edmund Fry (1840 – 12 April 1897).

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Enigma Variations

Edward Elgar composed his Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, popularly known as the Enigma Variations, between October 1898 and February 1899.

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F. R. Leavis

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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, published in 1953.

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Florence Earle Coates

Florence Van Leer Earle Nicholson Coates (July 1, 1850 – April 6, 1927) was an American poet.

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Fop became a pejorative term for a foolish man excessively concerned with his appearance and clothes in 17th-century England.

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Frederick Greenwood

Frederick Greenwood (25 March 1830 – 14 December 1909) was an English journalist, editor, and man of letters.

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George Saintsbury

George Edward Bateman Saintsbury, FBA (23 October 1845 – 28 January 1933), was an English writer, literary historian, scholar, critic and wine connoisseur.

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Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom (born July 11, 1930) is an American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University.

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Henry James

Henry James, OM (–) was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language.

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Herbert Paul

Herbert Woodfield Paul (1853–1935) was an English writer and Liberal MP.

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Hexameter is a metrical line of verses consisting of six feet.

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High church

The term "high church" refers to beliefs and practices of ecclesiology, liturgy, and theology, generally with an emphasis on formality and resistance to "modernisation." Although used in connection with various Christian traditions, the term originated in and has been principally associated with the Anglican/Episcopal tradition, where it describes Anglican churches using a number of ritual practices associated in the popular mind with Roman Catholicism.

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High culture

High culture encompasses the cultural products of aesthetic value, which a society collectively esteem as exemplary art.

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Ian Hamilton (critic)

Robert Ian Hamilton (24 March 1938 – 27 December 2001) was a British literary critic, reviewer, biographer, poet, magazine editor and publisher.

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Ian McEwan

Ian Russell McEwan (born 21 June 1948) is an English novelist and screenwriter.

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J. M. Robertson

John Mackinnon Robertson PC (14 November 1856 – 5 January 1933) was a prolific journalist, advocate of rationalism and secularism, and Liberal Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom for Tyneside from 1906 to 1918.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman.

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John Cowper Powys

John Cowper Powys (8 October 187217 June 1963) was a British philosopher, lecturer, novelist, literary critic, and poet.

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John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman, (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890) was a poet and theologian, first an Anglican priest and later a Catholic priest and cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century.

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John Keats

John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English Romantic poet.

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John Keble

John Keble (25 April 1792 – 29 March 1866) was an English churchman and poet, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement.

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John Morley

John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn, (24 December 1838 – 23 September 1923) was a British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor.

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Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

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Joseph Carroll (scholar)

Joseph Carroll (born 1949) is a scholar in the field of literature and evolution.

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Juvenilia are literary, musical or artistic works produced by an author during their youth.

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Kenneth Allott

Kenneth Allott (29 August 1912 – 1973) was an Anglo-Irish poet and academic, and authority on Matthew Arnold.

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Laleham is a village beside the River Thames, immediately downriver from Staines-upon-Thames in the Spelthorne borough of Surrey.

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Lionel Trilling

Lionel Mordecai Trilling (July 4, 1905 – November 5, 1975) was an American literary critic, short story writer, essayist, and teacher.

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Literae Humaniores

Literae Humaniores is the name given to an undergraduate course focused on Classics (Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Latin, ancient Greek and philosophy) at the University of Oxford and some other universities.

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Literary criticism

Literary criticism (or literary studies) is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature.

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Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.

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Lord President of the Council

The Lord President of the Council is the fourth of the Great Officers of State of the United Kingdom, ranking below the Lord High Treasurer but above the Lord Privy Seal.

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Marquess of Lansdowne

Marquess of Lansdowne is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain created in 1784, and held by the head of the Petty-FitzMaurice family.

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Middlesex (abbreviation: Middx) is an historic county in south-east England.

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Modernism is a philosophical movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Mordecai Kaplan

Mordecai Menahem Kaplan (June 11, 1881 – November 8, 1983), was a rabbi, essayist and Jewish educator and the co-founder of Reconstructionist Judaism along with his son-in-law Ira Eisenstein.

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Newdigate Prize

Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize, more commonly the Newdigate Prize, is awarded to students of the University of Oxford for the Best Composition in English verse by an undergraduate who has been admitted to Oxford within the previous four years.

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Northrop Frye

Herman Northrop Frye (July 14, 1912 – January 23, 1991) was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century.

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Old boy

Old boy or Oldboy or Old Boys may refer to.

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On Translating Homer

On Translating Homer, published in January 1861, was a printed version of the series of public lectures given by Matthew Arnold as Professor of Poetry at Oxford from 3 November 1860 to 18 December 1860.

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Oriel College, Oxford

Oriel CollegeOxford University Calendar 2005–2006 (2005) p.323 has the corporate designation as "The Provost and Scholars of the House of the Blessed Mary the Virgin in Oxford, commonly called Oriel College, of the Foundation of Edward the Second of famous memory, sometime King of England", p324 has people — Oxford University Press.

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Oxford Movement

The Oxford Movement was a movement of High Church members of the Church of England which eventually developed into Anglo-Catholicism.

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Oxford Professor of Poetry

The Professor of Poetry is an academic appointment at the University of Oxford.

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A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism, accuracy, and precision, or one who makes an ostentatious and arrogant show of learning.

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In the fields of philosophy and æsthetics, the derogatory term philistinism describes “the manners, habits, and character, or mode of thinking of a philistine”, manifested as an anti-intellectual social attitude that undervalues and despises art and beauty, intellect and spirituality.

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Queen's Bench

The Queen's Bench (or, during the reign of a male monarch, the King's Bench, Cour du banc du Roi) is the superior court in a number of jurisdictions within some of the Commonwealth realms.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.

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In philosophy, rationalism is the epistemological view that "regards reason as the chief source and test of knowledge" or "any view appealing to reason as a source of knowledge or justification".

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Robert Browning

Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.

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Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.

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Rugby School

Rugby School is a day and boarding co-educational independent school in Rugby, Warwickshire, England.

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Ruth apRoberts

Ruth apRoberts (died March 26, 2006) was a Canadian scholar of Victorian and religious literature.

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Sage writing

Sage writing was a genre of creative nonfiction popular in the Victorian era.

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Saturday (novel)

Saturday (2005) is a novel by Ian McEwan set in Fitzrovia, London, on Saturday, 15 February 2003, as a large demonstration is taking place against the United States' 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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Sohrab and Rustum

Sohrab and Rustum: An Episode is a narrative poem with strong tragic themes first published in 1853 by Matthew Arnold.

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Stefan Collini

Stefan Collini (born 6 September 1947) is an English literary critic and academic who is Professor of English Literature and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge and an Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall.

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T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot, (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".

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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales (Tales of Caunterbury) is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387 and 1400.

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The Christian Year

The Christian Year is a series of poems for all the Sundays and some other feasts of the liturgical year of the Church of England written by John Keble in 1827.

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The Pall Mall Gazette

The Pall Mall Gazette was an evening newspaper founded in London on 7 February 1865 by George Murray Smith; its first editor was Frederick Greenwood.

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The Scholar Gipsy

"The Scholar Gipsy" (1853) is a poem by Matthew Arnold, based on a 17th-century Oxford story found in Joseph Glanvill's The Vanity of Dogmatizing (1661, etc.). It has often been called one of the best and most popular of Arnold's poems, and is also familiar to music-lovers through Ralph Vaughan Williams' choral work An Oxford Elegy, which sets lines from this poem and from its companion-piece, "Thyrsis".

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Thomas Arnold

Thomas Arnold (13 June 1795 – 12 June 1842) was an English educator and historian.

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Thyrsis (poem)

"Thyrsis" (from the title of Theocritus's poem "Θύρσις") is a poem written by Matthew Arnold in December 1865 to commemorate his friend, the poet Arthur Hugh Clough, who had died in November 1861 aged only 42.

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Tom Arnold (literary scholar)

Tom Arnold (30 November 1823 – 12 November 1900), also known as Thomas Arnold the Younger, was an English literary scholar.

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Tristram and Iseult

'Tristram and Iseult', published in 1852 by Matthew Arnold, is a narrative poem containing strong romantic and tragic themes.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established by the Acts of Union 1800, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.

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University Church of St Mary the Virgin

The University Church of St Mary the Virgin (St Mary's or SMV for short) is an Oxford church situated on the north side of the High Street.

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University of Toronto Libraries

The University of Toronto Libraries system is the largest academic library in Canada and is ranked third among peer institutions in North America, behind only Harvard and Yale.

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Victorian era

In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.

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W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was an English-American poet.

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W. T. Stead

William Thomas Stead (5 July 1849 – 15 April 1912) was an English newspaper editor who, as a pioneer of investigative journalism, became a controversial figure of the Victorian era.

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William Delafield Arnold

William Delafield Arnold (7 April 1828 – 9 April 1859) was a British author and colonial administrator.

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William Mansfield, 1st Viscount Sandhurst

William Mansfield, 1st Viscount Sandhurst (21 August 1855 – 2 November 1921) was a British Liberal politician and colonial governor.

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William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798).

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Winchester College

Winchester College is an independent boarding school for boys in the British public school tradition, situated in Winchester, Hampshire.

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The Zeitgeist is a concept from 18th to 19th-century German philosophy, translated as "spirit of the age" or "spirit of the times".

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