Arthur Hugh Clough (2051 words)


I will look straight out, see things, not try to evade them;
Fact shall be fact for me; and the Truth the Truth as ever,
Flexible, changeable, vague, and multiform, and doubtful. –
Off, and depart to the void, thou subtle, fanatical tempter.
(Amours de Voyage, V, v, 100-104)

Arthur Hugh Clough was born in Liverpool on 1 January 1819. He was second of four children of Ann Perfect, a Yorkshire banker's daughter, and James Clough, a cotton merchant originally from North Wales. While his family was still young, James decided it was time to approach his own intermittently failing trade differently and took his family to Charleston, South Carolina in 1822 to become an exporter of raw …

Citation: Wright, Jane. "Arthur Hugh Clough". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 October 2002 [, accessed 24 October 2021.]

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