Who is Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875) was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university professor, social reformer, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with Christian socialism, the working men's college, and forming labour cooperatives that failed but led to the working reforms of the progressive era. He was a friend and correspondent with Charles Darwin. He was also the uncle of traveller and scientist Mary Kingsley.

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Charles Kingsley Poems

  • The Legend Of La Brea [1]
    Down beside the loathly Pitch Lake,
    In the stately Morichal, [2]
    Sat an ancient Spanish Indian,
    Peering through the columns tall. ...
  • Pen-y-gwrydd: To Tom Hughes, Esq
    There is no inn in Snowdon which is not awful dear,
    Excepting Pen-y-gwrydd (you can't pronounce it, dear),
    Which standeth in the meeting of noble valleys three -
    One is the vale of Gwynant, so well beloved by me, ...
  • Ode To The North-east Wind
    Welcome, wild North-easter.
    Shame it is to see
    Odes to every zephyr;
    Ne'er a verse to thee. ...
  • Hymn [1]
    Accept this building, gracious Lord,
    No temple though it be;
    We raised it for our suffering kin,
    And so, Good Lord, for Thee. ...
  • Saint Maura. A.d. 304
    Thank God! Those gazers' eyes are gone at last!
    The guards are crouching underneath the rock;
    The lights are fading in the town below,
    Around the cottage which this morn was ours. ...
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God 31 Night 29 I Love You 29 Love 29 Earth 29 Long 28 World 26 Sea 26 Heart 25 Young 25

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Within the pale blue haze above,
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