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Matthew Arnold (1822–88).  The Poems of Matthew Arnold, 1840–1867.  1909.
 
New Poems, 1867
A Nameless Epitaph
 
[First published 1867.]

THIS sentence have I left behind:
An aching body, and a mind
Not wholly clear, nor wholly blind,
Too keen to rest, too weak to find,
That travails sore, and brings forth wind,        5
Are God’s worst portion to mankind.
 
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Ask not my name, O friend!
That Being only, which hath known each man
From the beginning, can
Remember each unto the end.        10
 
 
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