Arnold, Sir Edwin

(1832-1904)
   Kentish poet and journalist, graduated from University College, Oxford (where he won the Newdigate prize for poetry), in 1854. He served as principal of the government college in Poona, Bombay, and returned to England in 1861 to join the staff of the Daily Telegraph. On the death of Thornton Leigh Hunt in 1873, Arnold was appointed editor of the newspaper. He won fame for his blank-verse epic The Light of Asia (1879), dealing with the life of Buddha. The poem was attacked for its alleged distortion of Buddhist doctrine and for its tolerant attitude toward a non-Christian religion. Besides other volumes of poetry, he wrote a number of picturesque travel books and translated The Bhagavad Gita and the Kama Sutra. Some of his poems: "After Death in Arabia," "Almond Blossom," "Darien," "Destiny," "He and She," "The Deva's Song," "To a Pair of Egyptian Slippers."
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