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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Sir Edwin Arnold (1832–1904)

Arnold, Edwin, Sir. A distinguished English poet and journalist; born in Rochester, June 10, 1832; died at London, March 24, 1904. He graduated from Oxford in 1854; and became principal of the Sanskrit College at Poona in the Bombay Presidency, where he rendered important service to the government during the great rebellion in India. Returning to London in 1861, he joined the editorial staff of the Daily Telegraph. He twice visited the United States on lecture tours. Of his original poetry, inspired by Oriental themes and legends, the most famous work is ‘The Light of Asia, a Poetic Presentation of the Life and Teaching of Gautama’ (1879). ‘Indian Idylls’ (1883); ‘Pearls of the Faith’; ‘Sa’di in the Garden’; ‘The Light of the World’; ‘Potiphar’s Wife, and Other Poems’; ‘India Revisited,’ and ‘Japonica’ are among his many works. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).