ARNOLD (Matthew, 1822-1888, Poet)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Bruce telling her that they "have just returned home, and I lose no time in sending you the promised photographs. I have often thought of Brynderwyn and its inhabitants and my very pleasant visit, I hope Miss Bruce is stronger, and that you do not cough. I can heartily wish you encouraged to pass your winter at home, for I suspect the climate is too cold for you. Tell Mr Bruce that on the Wye I persevered and caught a grilse, but it was out of condition, no one, where I was, had been doing any better. But I saw the Upper Wye, one of the most beautiful of streams and I have seen the Usk and the view from your house towards the Blorenge and its brothers and that is something to do and to remember, even though one catches no salmon. My morning walk and afternoon drive with Mr Bruce will live in my recollection for a long while ...", 3 sides 8vo., Pains Hill Cottage, Cobham, 23rd October very slight damage in bottom right hand corner, slightly effecting the signature

Matthew Arnold was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and instructs the reader on contemporary social issues.
The Blorenge is a prominent mountain overlooking the valley of the River Usk near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, southeast Wales. Arnold was a familiar figure at the Athenaeum Club, a frequent diner-out and guest at great country houses, and fond of fishing (but not of shooting).

Item Date:  1887

Stock No:  41273      £475

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