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William Shenstone

(1714 - 1763 / England)

William Shenstone
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Born in 1714 in Halesowen (now Worcestershire) England living at the family home 'The Leasowes'. Halesowen, which, up to the early years of the 18th century was in part of Shropshire. He was educated at Solihull Grammar School, where he met and became firm friends with the future poet Richard Jago, before going on to study at Pembroke College, Oxford, but without taking a degree. On inheriting 'The Leasowes' he spent much time and money on landscaping the estate.
He was a poet of diverse taste, his father recognising his talent when a young boy, had strived to send his son to Oxford to study theology but William showed no real interest, preferring poetry, odes, elegies, ballads and ... more »

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  • ''Whoe'er has travelled life's dull round,
    Where'er his stages may have been,
    May sigh to think he still has found
    The warmest welcome, at an inn.''
    William Shenstone (1714-1763), British poet. Written at an Inn at Henley (l. 21-24). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur ...
  • To thee, fair Freedom! I retire
    From flattery, cards, and dice, and din:
    Nor art thou found in mansions higher
    Than the low cot, or humble inn.

    'Tis here with bound...
    William Shenstone (1714-1763), British poet. Written at an Inn at Henley (l. 1-8). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Qu...
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