1819–1875

Introduction

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Born: June 12, 1819, Holne vi­car­age, De­von­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 23, 1875, Ev­ers­ley, Hamp­shire, Eng­land.

Buried: St. Ma­ry’s church­yard, Ev­ers­ley, Hamp­shire, Eng­land.

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Biography

Kingsley en­tered Mag­da­lene Col­lege, Cam­bridge, in 1838, and gra­du­ate­d first class in class­ics, and sen­ior op­ti­me.

He was sub­se­quent­ly rec­tor of Ev­ers­ley (1844–75), pri­vate chap­lain to Queen Vic­tor­ia (1859), his­to­ry pro­fess­or at Cam­bridge (1860–69), ca­non of Ches­ter (1869–73) and ca­non of West­min­ster (1873–75).

Works

Kingsley wrote nu­mer­ous prose works and poe­ms; the lat­ter were not in­tende­d as hymns, but some have come in­to use as such.

His works in­clude:

Sources

Lyrics