Arthur Hugh Clough

Arthur Hugh Clough (1 January 1819 – 13 November 1861) was an English poet, an educationalist, and the devoted assistant to ground-breaking nurse Florence Nightingale. He was the brother of suffragist Anne Clough, who ended up as principal of Newnham College, Cambridge.

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Arthur Hugh Clough - Writings
... in the stress of the Irish potato famine, Clough wrote an ethical pamphlet addressed to the undergraduates, with the title, A Consideration of Objections against the Retrenchment ... few lyric and elegiac pieces, later in date than the Ambarvalia, complete Clough's poetic output ... Clough's output is small and much of it appeared posthumously ...

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    If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars.
    Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)

    Say not the struggle nought availeth,
    The labour and the wounds are vain,
    The enemy faints not, nor faileth,
    And as things have been they remain.
    Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)

    But country folks who live beneath
    The shadow and the steeple;
    The parson and the parson’s wife,
    And mostly married people;
    —Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)

    Thou shalt have one God only; who
    Would be at the expense of two?
    No graven images may be
    Worshipped, except the currency:
    —Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)

    Indiana was really, I suppose, a Democratic State. It has always been put down in the book as a state that might be carried by a close and careful and perfect organization and a great deal of—[from audience: “soap”Ma reference to purchased votes, the word being followed by laughter].
    I see reporters here, and therefore I will simply say that everybody showed a great deal of interest in the occasion, and distributed tracts and political documents all through the country.
    —Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886)

    There one that ruffled in a manly pose
    For all his timid heart, there that slow man,
    That meditative man, John Synge, and those
    Impetuous men, Shawe-Taylor and Hugh Lane,
    Found pride established in humility,
    A scene well set and excellent company.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)