Charles Kingsley





Charles Kingsley


Born
in Holne, Devon, The United Kingdom
June 12, 1819

Died
January 23, 1875

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Charles Kingsley was an English clergyman, university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and north-east Hampshire.

He was educated at Helston Grammar School before studying at King's College London, and the University of Cambridge. Charles entered Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1838, and graduated in 1842. He chose to pursue a ministry in the church. From 1844, he was rector of Eversley in Hampshire, and in 1860, he was appointed Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge.

His writing shows an impulse to reconfigure social realities into dream geographies through Christian idealism.

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“Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.”
Charles Kingsley

“The most wonderful and the strongest things in the world, you know, are just the things which no one can see.”
Charles Kingsley, The Water-Babies

“Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know.”
Charles Kingsley

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