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Selected Poetry of Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever;
Do noble things, not dream them, all day long:
And so make life, death, and that vast for-ever
One grand, sweet song.
        (A Farewell, 5-8)
  1. A Farewell
  2. Oh! That We Two Were Maying
  3. The Sands of Dee
  4. The Three Fishers
  5. Young and Old

Biographical information

Given name: Charles
Family name: Kingsley
Birth date: 12 June 1819
Death date: 23 January 1875
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Charles Kingsley
          wife: Fanny Kingsley (from 1844)
          son: Grenville Arthur Kingsley
          son: Maurice Kingsley
          daughter: Mary St. Leger Harrison
          daughter: Rose Georgina Kingsley
          Clifton school: 1831
          Grammar school at Helston, Cornwall: 1832
          King's College: 1836
          Magdalene College: October 1838
Religion: Anglican
          Christian socialist
Literary period: Victorian
          Chaplain: 1859
          Canon: August 1869
          Holne Vicarage, Devonshire: 12 June 1819
          London: 1836
Illness: Pleurisy: 1874
Buried at: Eversley
First RPO edition: 1996-2000