|Saintsbury, George. A History of English
Prose Rhythm (London: Macmillan, 1922).
In a brief consideration Saintsbury praises Kingsley's rhythmic and
metrical style in his some of his prose works, particularly Westward
Seaver, George. Charles
Kingsley: Poet (Folcroft Library Editions, 1973).
This is a short volume, about forty pages, examining Kingsley's poetry.
Seaver declares that his poetic output cannot be considered great either
for its output or for its quality. Still, he praises much of his
poetry and argues that "it has its own distinctive note: among the minor
poets of our language he stands high" (3-4). Seaver also lauds the
poetic nature of Kingsley's prose; much is "prose-poetry". In fact,
his quality as a poet may be especially seen in his pen-pictures of nature
and scenery in his Prose Idylls and in his novels. However,
Seaver concludes that the main interest will abide in Kingsley the man
rather than Kingsley the poet.
Rhythm; Saint's Tragedy, The.