Arthur Hugh Clough
Say Not The Struggle Naught Availeth by Arthur Hugh Clough

Say Not The Struggle Naught Availeth by Arthur Hugh Clough

SAY not the struggle naught availeth, The labour and the wounds are vain, The enemy faints not, nor faileth, And as things have been they remain. If hopes were dupes, fears ...

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The Latest Decalogue by Arthur Hugh Clough

The Latest Decalogue by Arthur Hugh Clough

Thou shalt have one God only; who Would be at the expense of two? No graven images may be Worshipp'd, except the currency: Swear not at all; for, for thy curse Thine enemy is ...

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Where Lies The Land To Which The Ship Would Go? by Arthur Hugh Clough

Where Lies The Land To Which The Ship Would Go? by Arthur Hugh Clough

Where lies the land to which the ship would go? Far, far ahead, is all her seamen know. And where the land she travels from? Away, Far, far behind, is all that they can say. ...

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There Is No God, The Wicked Sayeth by Arthur Hugh Clough

There Is No God, The Wicked Sayeth by Arthur Hugh Clough

"There is no God," the wicked saith, "And truly it's a blessing, For what He might have done with us It's better only guessing." "There is no God," a youngster thinks, "or ...

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Through A Glass Darkly by Arthur Hugh Clough

Through A Glass Darkly by Arthur Hugh Clough

What we, when face to face we see The Father of our souls, shall be, John tells us, doth not yet appear; Ah! did he tell what we are here! A mind for thoughts to pass into, ...

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All Is Well by Arthur Hugh Clough

All Is Well by Arthur Hugh Clough

Whate'er you dream, with doubt possessed, Keep, keep it snug within your breast, And lay you down and take your rest; And when you wake, to work again, The wind it blows, the ...

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With Whom Is No Variableness, Neither Shadow Of Turning by Arthur Hugh Clough

With Whom Is No Variableness, Neither Shadow Of Turning by Arthur Hugh Clough

It fortifies my soul to know That, though I perish, Truth is so: That, howsoe'er I stray and range, Whate'er I do, Thou dost not change. I steadier step when I recall That, ...

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Ah! Yet Consider It Again! by Arthur Hugh Clough

Ah! Yet Consider It Again! by Arthur Hugh Clough

"Old things need not be therefore true," O brother men, nor yet the new; Ah! still awhile the old thought retain, And yet consider it again! The souls of now two thousand ...

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Across The Sea Along The Shore by Arthur Hugh Clough

Across The Sea Along The Shore by Arthur Hugh Clough

Across the sea, along the shore, In numbers more and ever more, From lonely hut and busy town, The valley through, the mountain down, What was it ye went out to see, Ye silly ...

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The Thread Of Truth by Arthur Hugh Clough

The Thread Of Truth by Arthur Hugh Clough

Truth is a golden thread, seen here and there In small bright specks upon the visible side Of our strange being's parti-coloured web. How rich the universe! 'Tis a vein of ore ...

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In A Lecture Room by Arthur Hugh Clough

In A Lecture Room by Arthur Hugh Clough

Away, haunt thou me not, Thou vain Philosophy! Little hast thou bestead, Save to perplex the head, And leave the spirit dead. Unto thy broken cisterns wherefore go, While ...

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How In All Wonder… by Arthur Hugh Clough

How In All Wonder… by Arthur Hugh Clough

How in all wonder Columbus got over, That is a marvel to me, I protest, Cabot, and Raleigh too, that well-read rover, Frobisher, Dampier, Drake and the rest. Bad enough all ...

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In A London Square by Arthur Hugh Clough

In A London Square by Arthur Hugh Clough

Put forth thy leaf, thou lofty plane, East wind and frost are safely gone; With zephyr mild and balmy rain The summer comes serenly on; Earth, air, and sun and skies combine ...

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Qua Cursum Ventus by Arthur Hugh Clough

Qua Cursum Ventus by Arthur Hugh Clough

As ships, becalm'd at eve, that lay With canvas drooping, side by side, Two towers of sail at dawn of day Are scarce long leagues apart descried; When fell the night, ...

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Amours De Voyage, Canto I by Arthur Hugh Clough

Amours De Voyage, Canto I by Arthur Hugh Clough

Over the great windy waters, and over the clear-crested summits, Unto the sun and the sky, and unto the perfecter earth, Come, let us go,--to a land wherein gods of the old time ...

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Spectator Ab Extra by Arthur Hugh Clough

Spectator Ab Extra by Arthur Hugh Clough

As I sat in the Café I said to myself, They may talk as they please about what they call pelf, They may sneer as they like about eating and drinking, But help it I cannot, I ...

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Perché Pensa? Pensando S’Invecchia by Arthur Hugh Clough

Perché Pensa? Pensando S’Invecchia by Arthur Hugh Clough

To spend uncounted years of pain, Again, again, and yet again, In working out in heart and brain The problem of our being here; To gather facts from far and near, Upon the ...

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Amours De Voyage, Canto Ii by Arthur Hugh Clough

Amours De Voyage, Canto Ii by Arthur Hugh Clough

Is it illusion? or does there a spirit from perfecter ages, Here, even yet, amid loss, change, and corruption abide? Does there a spirit we know not, though seek, though we ...

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Amours De Voyage, Canto V by Arthur Hugh Clough

Amours De Voyage, Canto V by Arthur Hugh Clough

There is a city, upbuilt on the quays of the turbulent Arno, Under Fiesole's heights,--thither are we to return? There is a city that fringes the curve of the inflowing waters, ...

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Amours De Voyage, Canto Iii by Arthur Hugh Clough

Amours De Voyage, Canto Iii by Arthur Hugh Clough

Yet to the wondrous St. Peter's, and yet to the solemn Rotunda, Mingling with heroes and gods, yet to the Vatican Walls, Yet may we go, and recline, while a whole mighty world ...

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Amours De Voyage, Canto Iv by Arthur Hugh Clough

Amours De Voyage, Canto Iv by Arthur Hugh Clough

Eastward, or Northward, or West? I wander and ask as I wander; Weary, yet eager and sure, Where shall I come to my love? Whitherward hasten to seek her? Ye daughters of Italy, ...

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Elegiac Ii. by Arthur Hugh Clough

Elegiac Ii. by Arthur Hugh Clough

Trunks the forest yielded with gums ambrosial oozing, Boughs with apples laden beautiful, Hesperian, Golden, odoriferous, perfume exhaling about them, Orbs in a dark umbrage ...

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Ye Flags Of Picadilly by Arthur Hugh Clough

Ye Flags Of Picadilly by Arthur Hugh Clough

Ye flags of Piccadilly, Where I posted up and down, And wished myself so often Well away from you and town-- Are the people walking quietly And steady on their feet, Cabs ...

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Elegiac I. by Arthur Hugh Clough

Elegiac I. by Arthur Hugh Clough

From thy far sources, 'mid mountains airily climbing, Pass to the rich lowland, thou busy sunny river; Murmuring once, dimpling, pellucid, limpid, abundant, Deepening now, ...

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In The Depths by Arthur Hugh Clough

In The Depths by Arthur Hugh Clough

It is not sweet content, be sure, That moves the nobler Muse to song, Yet when could truth come whole and pure From hearts that inly writhe with wrong? 'T is not the calm ...

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Noli Aemulari by Arthur Hugh Clough

Noli Aemulari by Arthur Hugh Clough

In controversial foul impureness The peace that is thy light to thee Quench not: in faith and inner sureness Possess thy soul and let it be. No ...

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