Excursions into the Celtic wonderland.
“One of the most delightful of his books Even those who do know something of the Celtic tongues are among the first to recognize these lectures as a triumph of the intuitional method in their instinctive seizure of the things that really matter in Celtic literature, and in the picturesque diagnosis of the Celtic genius.” -The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907-21), Volume XIII. The Victoria Age, Part One.
“Original and striking…Mr. Arnold, who knows no literary fear any more than his French friends know physical fear; and we cannot but admire the great skill with which he has as yet managed to plant his foot upon firm ground.” --Lord Strangford
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) was an English poet, 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 both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator.
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