Charles Kingsley
Andromeda by Charles Kingsley

Andromeda by Charles Kingsley

Over the sea, past Crete, on the Syrian shore to the southward, Dwells in the well-tilled lowland a dark-haired AEthiop people, Skilful with needle and loom, and ...

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A Farewell by Charles Kingsley

A Farewell by Charles Kingsley

IMy fairest child, I have no song to give you; No lark could pipe to skies so dull and grey: Yet, ere we part, one lesson I can leave you For every day. II Be good, sweet maid, ...

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The Sands Of Dee by Charles Kingsley

The Sands Of Dee by Charles Kingsley

1 "O Mary, go and call the cattle home,2 And call the cattle home,3 And call the cattle home4 Across the sands of Dee";5 The western wind was ...

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The Old, Old Song by Charles Kingsley

The Old, Old Song by Charles Kingsley

When all the world is young, lad,And all the trees are green;And every goose a swan, lad,And every lass a queen—Then hey for boot and horse lad,And round the world away;Young ...

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Kingsley

A Christmas Carol by Charles Kingsley

It chanced upon the merry merry Christmas eve,I went sighing past the church across the moorland dreary-'Oh! never sin and want and woe this earth will leave,And the bells but ...

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Alton Locke’s Song by Charles Kingsley

Alton Locke’s Song by Charles Kingsley

Weep, weep, weep and weep,For pauper, dolt, and slave!Hark! from wasted moor and fen,Feverous alley, stifling den,Swells the wail of Saxon men-Work! or the grave!Down, down, down ...

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My Little Doll by Charles Kingsley

My Little Doll by Charles Kingsley

I once had a sweet little doll, dears,The prettiest doll in the world;Her cheeks were so red and so white, dears,And her hair was so charmingly curled.But I lost my poor little ...

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Drifting Away: A Fragment by Charles Kingsley

Drifting Away: A Fragment by Charles Kingsley

(Written for music to be sung at a parish industrial exhibition)See the land, her Easter keeping,Rises as her Maker rose.Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,Burst at last from ...

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Young And Old by Charles Kingsley

Young And Old by Charles Kingsley

1 When all the world is young, lad,2 And all the trees are green;3 And every goose a swan, lad,4 And every lass a queen;5 Then hey for boot and ...

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Ballad: Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorree by Charles Kingsley

Ballad: Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorree by Charles Kingsley

1'Are you ready for your steeple-chase, Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorree?Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Baree,You're booked to ride your capping race to-day at ...

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Dartside, 1849 by Charles Kingsley

Dartside, 1849 by Charles Kingsley

I cannot tell what you say green leaves, I cannot tell what you say : But I know that there is a spirit in you, And a word in you this day. I cannot tell what you say, rosy rocks, ...

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Oh! That We Two Were Maying by Charles Kingsley

Oh! That We Two Were Maying by Charles Kingsley

1 Oh! that we two were Maying2 Down the stream of the soft spring breeze;3 Like children with violets playing4 In the shade of the whispering trees.5 Oh! ...

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Lorraine by Charles Kingsley

Lorraine by Charles Kingsley

“ARE you ready for your steeplechase, Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorree? Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Baree. You’re booked to ride your capping race to-day at Coulterlee, ...

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Ballad Of Earl Haldan’s Daughter by Charles Kingsley

Ballad Of Earl Haldan’s Daughter by Charles Kingsley

It was Earl Haldan's daughter,She looked across the sea;She looked across the water;And long and loud laughed she:'The locks of six princessesMust be my marriage fee,So hey bonny ...

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Child Ballad by Charles Kingsley

Child Ballad by Charles Kingsley

Jesus, He loves one and all,Jesus, He loves children small,Their souls are waiting round His feetOn high, before His mercy-seat.While He wandered here belowChildren small to Him ...

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Airly Beacon by Charles Kingsley

Airly Beacon by Charles Kingsley

Airly Beacon, Airly Beacon; Oh, the pleasant sight to see Shires and towns from Airly Beacon, While my love climbed up to me! Airly Beacon, Airly Beacon; Oh, the happy hours we ...

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Ode To The Northeast Wind by Charles Kingsley

Ode To The Northeast Wind by Charles Kingsley

Welcome, wild Northeaster! Shame it is to see Odes to every zephyr; Ne'er a verse to thee. Welcome, black Northeaster! O'er the German foam; O'er the Danish moorlands, From thy ...

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Valentine’s Day by Charles Kingsley

Valentine’s Day by Charles Kingsley

Oh! I wish I were a tiny browny bird from out the south,Settled among the alder-holts, and twittering by the stream;I would put my tiny tail down, and put up my tiny mouth,And ...

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A Myth by Charles Kingsley

A Myth by Charles Kingsley

A FLOATING, a floating Across the sleeping sea, All night I heard a singing bird Upon the topmast tree. “Oh, came you from the isles of Greece Or from the banks of Seine; Or ...

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A Farewell: To C.E.G by Charles Kingsley

A Farewell: To C.E.G by Charles Kingsley

My fairest child, I have no song to give you; No lark could pipe in skies so dull and gray; Yet, if you will, one quiet hint I'll leave you, For every day. I'll tell you how to ...

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The Three Fishers by Charles Kingsley

The Three Fishers by Charles Kingsley

1 Three fishers went sailing away to the west,2 Away to the west as the sun went down;3 Each thought on the woman who loved him the best,4 And the ...

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A Hope by Charles Kingsley

A Hope by Charles Kingsley

Twin stars, aloft in ether clear,Around each other roll alway,Within one common atmosphereOf their own mutual light and day.And myriad happy eyes are bentUpon their changeless ...

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Easter Week by Charles Kingsley

Easter Week by Charles Kingsley

See the land, her Easter keeping, Rises as her Maker rose. Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping, Burst at last from winter snows. Earth with heaven above rejoices; Fields and ...

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The Summer Sea by Charles Kingsley

The Summer Sea by Charles Kingsley

Soft soft wind, from out the sweet south sliding,Waft thy silver cloud webs athwart the summer sea;Thin thin threads of mist on dewy fingers twiningWeave a veil of dappled gauze ...

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Juventus Mundi by Charles Kingsley

Juventus Mundi by Charles Kingsley

List a tale a fairy sent usFresh from dear Mundi Juventus.When Love and all the world was young,And birds conversed as well as sung;And men still faced this fair creationWith ...

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Dolcino To Margaret by Charles Kingsley

Dolcino To Margaret by Charles Kingsley

The world goes up and the world goes down,And the sunshine follows the rain;And yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frownCan never come over again,Sweet wife:No, never come over ...

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Christmas Day by Charles Kingsley

Christmas Day by Charles Kingsley

How will it dawn, the coming Christmas Day?A northern Christmas, such as painters love,And kinsfolk, shaking hands but once a year,And dames who tell old legends by the fire?Red ...

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The Knight’s Return by Charles Kingsley

The Knight’s Return by Charles Kingsley

Hark! hark! hark!The lark sings high in the dark.The were wolves mutter, the night hawks moan,The raven croaks from the Raven-stone;What care I for his boding groan,Riding the ...

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Down To The Mothers by Charles Kingsley

Down To The Mothers by Charles Kingsley

Linger no more, my beloved, by abbey and cell and cathedral;Mourn not for holy ones mourning of old them who knew not the Father,Weeping with fast and scourge, when the bridegroom ...

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The Ugly Princess by Charles Kingsley

The Ugly Princess by Charles Kingsley

My parents bow, and lead them forth,For all the crowd to see-Ah well! the people might not careTo cheer a dwarf like me.They little know how I could love,How I could plan and ...

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A Parable From Liebig by Charles Kingsley

A Parable From Liebig by Charles Kingsley

The church bells were ringing, the devil sat singingOn the stump of a rotting old tree;'Oh faith it grows cold, and the creeds they grow old,And the world is nigh ready for ...

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A March by Charles Kingsley

A March by Charles Kingsley

Dreary East winds howling o'er us;Clay-lands knee-deep spread before us;Mire and ice and snow and sleet;Aching backs and frozen feet;Knees which reel as marches quicken,Ranks ...

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Elegiacs by Charles Kingsley

Elegiacs by Charles Kingsley

Wearily stretches the sand to the surge, and the surge to the cloudland;Wearily onward I ride, watching the water alone.Not as of old, like Homeric Achilles, ??de? ya???,Joyous ...

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The Poetry Of A Root Crop by Charles Kingsley

The Poetry Of A Root Crop by Charles Kingsley

Underneath their eider-robeRusset swede and golden globe,Feathered carrot, burrowing deep,Steadfast wait in charmed sleep;Treasure-houses wherein lie,Locked by angels' ...

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The Invitation: To Tom Hughes by Charles Kingsley

The Invitation: To Tom Hughes by Charles Kingsley

Come away with me, Tom,Term and talk are done;My poor lads are reaping,Busy every one.Curates mind the parish,Sweepers mind the court;We'll away to SnowdonFor our ten days' ...

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The Dead Church by Charles Kingsley

The Dead Church by Charles Kingsley

Wild wild wind, wilt thou never cease thy sighing?Dark dark night, wilt thou never wear away?Cold cold church, in thy death sleep lying,The Lent is past, thy Passion here, but not ...

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The Tide Rock by Charles Kingsley

The Tide Rock by Charles Kingsley

How sleeps yon rock, whose half-day's bath is done.With broad blight side beneath the broad bright sun,Like sea-nymph tired, on cushioned mosses sleeping.Yet, nearer drawn, ...

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The Tide River by Charles Kingsley

The Tide River by Charles Kingsley

Clear and cool, clear and cool,By laughing shallow and dreaming pool;Cool and clear, cool and clear,By shining shingle and foaming weir;Under the crag where the ouzel sings,And ...

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The Find by Charles Kingsley

The Find by Charles Kingsley

Yon sound's neither sheep-bell nor bark,They're running-they're running, Go hark!The sport may be lost by a moment's delay;So whip up the puppies and scurry away.Dash down through ...

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A New Forest Ballad by Charles Kingsley

A New Forest Ballad by Charles Kingsley

Oh she tripped over Ocknell plain,And down by Bradley Water;And the fairest maid on the forest sideWas Jane, the keeper's daughter.She went and went through the broad gray lawnsAs ...

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The Starlings by Charles Kingsley

The Starlings by Charles Kingsley

Early in spring time, on raw and windy mornings,Beneath the freezing house-eaves I heard the starlings sing-'Ah dreary March month, is this then a time for building wearily?Sad, ...

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21st September 1870 by Charles Kingsley

21st September 1870 by Charles Kingsley

Speak low, speak little; who may singWhile yonder cannon-thunders boom?Watch, shuddering, what each day may bring:Nor 'pipe amid the crack of doom.'And yet-the pines sing ...

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On The Death Of Leopold: King Of The Belgians by Charles Kingsley

On The Death Of Leopold: King Of The Belgians by Charles Kingsley

A King is dead! Another master mindIs summoned from the world-wide council hall.Ah, for some seer, to say what links behind-To read the mystic writing on the wall!Be still, fond ...

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The Swan-Neck by Charles Kingsley

The Swan-Neck by Charles Kingsley

Evil sped the battle playOn the Pope Calixtus' day;Mighty war-smiths, thanes and lords,In Senlac slept the sleep of swords.Harold Earl, shot over shield,Lay along the autumn ...

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Frank Leigh’s Song: A.D. 1586 by Charles Kingsley

Frank Leigh’s Song: A.D. 1586 by Charles Kingsley

Ah tyrant Love, Megaera's serpents bearing,Why thus requite my sighs with venom'd smart?Ah ruthless dove, the vulture's talons wearing,Why flesh them, traitress, in this faithful ...

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Fishing Song: To J.A. Froude And Tom Hughes by Charles Kingsley

Fishing Song: To J.A. Froude And Tom Hughes by Charles Kingsley

Oh, Mr. Froude, how wise and good,To point us out this way to glory-They're no great shakes, those Snowdon Lakes,And all their pounders myth and story.Blow Snowdon! What's Lake ...

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The Red King by Charles Kingsley

The Red King by Charles Kingsley

The King was drinking in Malwood Hall,There came in a monk before them all:He thrust by squire, he thrust by knight,Stood over against the dais aright;And, 'The word of the Lord, ...

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The Bad Squire by Charles Kingsley

The Bad Squire by Charles Kingsley

The merry brown hares came leapingOver the crest of the hill,Where the clover and corn lay sleepingUnder the moonlight still.Leaping late and early,Till under their bite and their ...

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Ode On The Istallation Of The Duke Of Devonshire by Charles Kingsley

Ode On The Istallation Of The Duke Of Devonshire by Charles Kingsley

Hence a while, severer Muses;Spare your slaves till drear October.Hence; for Alma Mater choosesNot to be for ever sober:But, like stately matron gray,Calling child and grandchild ...

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A Lament by Charles Kingsley

A Lament by Charles Kingsley

The merry merry lark was up and singing,And the hare was out and feeding on the lea;And the merry merry bells below were ringing,When my child's laugh rang through me.Now the hare ...

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