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Matthew Arnold – If wishes were fishes (international edition)

November 30, 2014

“Let us conceive of the whole group of civilized nations as being, for intellectual and spiritual purposes, one great confederation, bound to a joint action and working towards a common result; a confederation whose members have a due knowledge both of the past, out of which they all proceed, and of each other. This was the ideal of Goethe, and it is an ideal which will impose itself upon the thoughts of our modern societies more and more.”

(from Preface to Poems of Wordsworth [1879])

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