WYTHBURN 04A - Matthew Arnold commemorative stone
Poet, Mathew Arnold's commemorative stone near Wythburn Church on the east bank of Thirlmere in the Lake District, Cumbria.
The stone was placed by Canon Hardwick Rawnsley, vicar of Crosthwaite Church and one of the founders of the National Trust. It records two walks over the nearby Armboth Fells in July 1833 and July 1843 that inspired Matthew Arnold to write his poem 'Resignation' The inscription reads:
'A RECORD OF THE TWO WALKS FROM HENCE OVER THE ARMBOTH FELLS JULY 1833-43 WHICH INSPIRED MATTHEW ARNOLD'S POEM "RESIGNATION" AND IN REVERENT MEMORY OF THE POET BORN 24 DEC.1822 DIED 15 APRIL 1888. WE LEFT JUST TEN YEARS SINCE, YOU SAY THAT WAY-SIDE INN WE LEFT TODAY AND NOW IN FRONT BEHOLD OUTSPREAD THOSE UPPER REGIONS WE MUST TREAD MILD HOLLOWS AND CLEAR HEATHY SWELLS THE CHEERFUL SILENCE OF THE FELLS. M.A'. H.D.R.
March 20, 2018
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