The smallness of my own acquaintance with the disciplines of natural science is ever before my mind, and I am fearful of doing these disciplines an injustice. He spent many dreary hours during the s in railway waiting-rooms and small-town hotels, and longer hours still in listening to children reciting their lessons and parents reciting their grievances.
So far I must defend Plato, as to plead that his view of education and studies is in the general, as it seems to me, sound enough, and fitted for all sorts and conditions of men, whatever their pursuits may be. And one piece of natural knowledge is added to another, and others are added to that, and at last we come to propositions so interesting as Mr.
Nay, more; we seem finally to be even led to the further conclusion that our hairy ancestor carried in his nature, also, a necessity for Greek.
During his years there, he won school prizes for English essay writing, and Latin and English poetry. A man of letters, it will perhaps be said, is not competent to discuss the comparative merits of letters and natural science as means of education.
Inhe published Thyrsishis elegy to Clough who had died in He means to make me say, that knowing the best which has been thought and said by the modern nations is knowing their belles lettres and no more.
On the contrary, Professor Huxley Arnold modern historical essay prize that he finds himself "wholly unable to admit that either nations or individuals will really advance, if their outfit draws nothing from the stores of physical science.
As with Greek, so with letters generally: As an occasional contributor, he had formed a particular friendship with its first editor, Frederick Greenwood and a close acquaintance with its second, John Morley.
Once it is achieved man can observe facts with critical spirit, man can search for their laws and is able to judge by the rule of reason by rising above all the prejudices and caprices.
Just after making a point about moral deliverance of man through an anecdote, he comes to the central issue of his lecture, that is, the intellectual deliverance of man which, he feels, necessary for a modern period like his nineteenth century. He says that moral deliverance is demanded in all ages, but intellectual deliverance is not.
That is what is said. Unusually still, he did not choose to eulogise any person or institution. The necessary staple of the life of such a world Plato regards with disdain; handicraft and trade and the working professions he regards with disdain; but what becomes of the life of an industrial modern community if you take handicraft and trade and the working professions out of it?
But to follow the processes by which those results are reached, ought, say the friends of physical science, to be made the staple of education for the bulk of mankind.
Surely, in this case, the President of the Section for Mechanical Science would himself hardly say that our member of Parliament, by concentrating himself upon geology and mineralogy, and so on, and not attending to literature and history, had "chosen the more useful alternative.
All knowledge is interesting to a wise man, and the knowledge of nature is interesting to all men. Well, that same need of relating our knowledge, which operates here within the sphere of our knowledge itself, we shall find operating, also, outside that sphere.
My friend Professor Sylvester, who is one of the first mathematicians in the world, holds transcendental doctrines as to the virtue of mathematics, but those doctrines are not for common men.
In his writings, he often baffled and sometimes annoyed his contemporaries by the apparent contradiction between his urbane, even frivolous manner in controversy, and the "high seriousness" of his critical views and the melancholy, almost plaintive note of much of his poetry.
Letters will call out their being at more points, will make them live more. In differing from them, however, I wish to proceed with the utmost caution and diffidence.
Although his duties were later confined to a smaller area, Arnold knew the society of provincial England better than most of the metropolitan authors and politicians of the day. Wandering between two worlds, one dead The other powerless to be born, With nowhere yet to rest my head Like these, on earth I wait forlorn.
An objection may be raised which I will anticipate. But by literature Professor Huxley means belles lettres. Some consider Arnold to be the bridge between Romanticism and Modernism. I mean knowing the Greeks and Romans, and their life and genius, and what they were and did in the world; what we get from them, and what is its value.
According to him, the intellectuals should concern themselves with two particular areas of study:A. N. Sherwin-White. Jump to navigation Jump to search Inhe was awarded the Derby Scholarship and Arnold Historical Essay Prize.
Inhe married Marie Leonora Downes. It came to be regarded as "a classic of modern historical writing on Rome". The winner of the Arnold Modern Historical British history thesis award currently receives a prize fund of £, whereas the Kirk-Greene African history award winner only receives £ The Close of the Tenth Century of the Christian Era: The Arnold Prize Essay, for (Classic Reprint) [Richard Watson Dixon] on mi-centre.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Excerpt from The Close of the Tenth Century of the Christian Era: The Arnold Prize Essay, for The close of the tenth century of the Christian era is singled out by history as a memorable time of pause and. Arnold essay On the Modern Elements in Literature was occasioned by an unusual event, his election to the Chair of Poetry in Oxford.
Unusually still, he did not choose to eulogise any person or institution.
According to George Watson, it was “a lecture against the modern element in literature, in which Arnold seeks alliance with the classical dons in his audience against the prevailing tide.
Matthew Arnold (24 December – 15 April ) 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 mi-centre.comw Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who Nationality: British.
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