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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- An Irregular Ode, After Sickness
- A Parody
- Daphne's Visit
- A Pastoral Ballad I: Absence
- A Pastoral Ballad IV: Disappointment
- A Pastoral Ode. To the Hon. Sir Richard ...
- A Pastoral Ballad
- Colemira : A Culinary Eclogue
- Elegy II. On Posthumous Reputation - To ...
- Elegy III. On the Untimely Death of a Ce...
- Economy, A Rhapsody, Addressed to Young ...
- A Pastoral Ballad II: Hope
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''Whoe'er has travelled life's dull round,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 ...
Where'er his stages may have been,
May sigh to think he still has found
The warmest welcome, at an inn.''
To thee, fair Freedom! I retireWilliam 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...
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...
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