By: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
Matthew Arnold was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. Matthew Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and instructs the reader on contemporary social issues.
He is sometimes called the third great Victorian poet, along with Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Robert Browning.
This week's poem is the first part of Arnold's Lyric Poem 'Switzerland'.