Charles Kingsley was a 19th century British novelist. Kingsley became a minister before becoming a Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge. Kingsley often used his writing to champion social issues. A few of the poems in this collection include Andromeda, Hypotheses Hypochondriacae, Trehill Well, In an Illuminated Missal, The Weird Lady, The Poetry of a Root Crop, Airly Beacon, The Young Knight, A New Forest Ballad, Sing Heigh-ho!, A Parable from Liebig, The Sands of Dee, My Hunting Song, Alton Locke's Song, The Day of the Lord, Margaret to Dolcino, A Thought from the Rhine, The Longbeards' Saga. A.D. 400, On the Death of a Certain Journa, Ballad of Earl Haldan's Daughter, Ode to the North-east Wind, and Songs from 'The Water-babies.