Poems by Arthur Hugh Clough (1819 - 1861)

Arthur Hugh Clough was born in Britain, but spent most of his childhood in Charleston South Carolina. He returned to England to study at Rugby School, under its famous headmaster, Thomas Arnold. Arthur Hugh Clough went to perhaps the most illustrious academic institution in the known galaxy, Balliol College Oxford. Thomas Arnold's son, the great poet, Matthew Arnold also went to Balliol and he became Clough's firm friend. However, they did not admire each other's poetry. Arthur Hugh Clough travelled extensively throughout Europe and died in Florence. He is buried in the English Cemetery there. Arthur Hugh Clough was the subject of Matthew Arnold's great memorial poem "Thyrsis", which mentions many of the Oxford landmarkst that Arnold and Clough enjoyed together.