Blog Posts - Charles Kingsley

Review: Pollock's Toy Museum, London

To this crib I always took my doll; human beings must love something, and, in dearth of worthier objects of affection, I contrived to find a pleasure in loving and cherishing a faded, graven image, shabby as a miniature scarecrow. It puzzles me now t...
by The Secret Victorianist on Nov 10, 2014

The Secret Victorianist at Open House London

The Secret Victorianist at Leighton HouseLast weekend, the Secret Victorianist enjoyed Open HouseLondon – two days when hundreds of London’s historic buildings are open to the public for free. The sheer number of properties to choose from is stag...
by The Secret Victorianist on Sep 24, 2014


“Actuamos como si el lujo y la comodidad fueran lo más importante en la vida, cuando lo único que necesitamos para ser realmente felices es algo por lo cual entusiasmarnos.” Charles Kingsley 08/06/2005 10:57:33 Amsterdam (Holanda)...
by La Foto del Dia on May 1, 2014

A Victorian Alphabet: F is for Fern-Fever (Pteridomania)

It may sound like a tropical disease but the word Pteridomania (coined by Charles Kingsley in 1855) describes the passion for ferns and tropical plants which took possession of many across the social spectrum in the nineteenth century. In fern-fever,...
by The Secret Victorianist on Oct 29, 2013

Sunday Quotes 10.28.12

“Among the hard things about the business of life is minding your own.” — Dave Brumm “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” — Theodore Roosevelt “Do what you can, wit...
by Random thoughts On life on Oct 28, 2012

THOT 4 2 DAY — 10.23.12

“Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know.” —  Charles Kingsley <...
by Random thoughts On life on Oct 23, 2012

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