William Shenstone

(1714 - 1763 / England)

William Shenstone Poems

1. The Beau To The Virtuosos 1/3/2003
2. A Pastoral Ballad Iii: Solicitude 1/3/2003
3. Written At An Inn At Henley 1/3/2003
4. The Landskip 1/3/2003
5. The Speeches Of Sloth And Virtue 1/3/2003
6. A Pastoral Ballad 1/1/2004
7. A Parody 4/19/2010
8. Anacreontic 4/19/2010
9. Charms Of Precedence - A Tale 4/19/2010
10. Colemira : A Culinary Eclogue 4/19/2010
11. Elegy Ix. He Describes His Disinterestedness To A Friend 4/19/2010
12. Elegy V. He Compares The Turbulence Of Love With The Tranquillity Of Friendship 4/19/2010
13. Elegy Vi. To A Lady, On The Language Of Birds 4/19/2010
14. Elegy Vii. He Describes His Vision To An Acquaintance 4/19/2010
15. Elegy Viii. He Describes His Early Love Of Poetry, And Its Consequences 4/19/2010
16. Elegy X. To Fortune, Suggesting His Motive For Repining At Her Dispensations 4/19/2010
17. Elegy Xi. He Complains How Soon The Pleasing Novelty Of Life Is Over 4/19/2010
18. Economy, A Rhapsody, Addressed To Young Poets 4/19/2010
19. Elegy I. He Arrives At His Retirement In The Country 4/19/2010
20. Elegy Ii. On Posthumous Reputation - To A Friend 4/19/2010
21. Elegy Iii. On The Untimely Death Of A Certain Learned Acquainance 4/19/2010
22. Comparison 4/19/2010
23. Elegy Xiii. To A Friend, On Some Slight Occasion Estranged From Him 4/19/2010
24. Elegy Xv. In Memory Of A Private Family In Worcestershire 4/19/2010
25. Elegy Xvi. He Suggests The Advantage Of Birth To A Person Of Merit 4/19/2010
26. Elegy Xvii. He Indulges The Suggestions Of Spleen.-- An Elegy To The Winds 4/19/2010
27. Elegy Xviii. He Repeats The Song Of Colin, A Discerning Shepherd 4/19/2010
28. Elegy Xx. He Compares His Humble Fortune With The Distress Of Others 4/19/2010
29. Elegy Xxi. Taking A View Of The Country From His Retirement 4/19/2010
30. Elegy Xxii. Written In The Year ----, When The Rights Of Sepulture Were So Frequently Violated 4/19/2010
31. Elegy Xxiii. Reflections Suggested By His Situation 4/19/2010
32. Elegy Xxiv. He Takes Occasion, From The Fate Of Eleanor Of Bretagne 4/19/2010
33. Elegy Xxv. To Delia, With Some Flowers 4/19/2010
34. Extent Of Cookery 4/19/2010
35. Flirt And Phil 4/19/2010
36. Hint From Voiture 4/19/2010
37. Impromptu To Miss Utrecia Smith 4/19/2010
38. Inscription For A Medicinal Fountain At The Leasowes 4/19/2010
39. Jemmy Dawson 4/19/2010
40. Love And Honor 4/19/2010
Best Poem of William Shenstone

Daphne's Visit

Ye birds! for whom I rear'd the grove,
With melting lay salute my love;
My Daphne with your notes detain,
Or I have rear'd my grove in vain.

Ye flowers! before her footsteps rise:
Display at once your brightest dyes;
That she your opening charms may see,
Or what are all your charms to me?

Kind Zephyr! brush each fragrant flower,
And shed its odours round my bower;
Or never more, O gentle Wind!
Shall I from thee refreshment find.

Ye Streams! if e'er your banks I loved,
If e'er your native sounds improved,
May each soft murmur soothe my ...

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A Parody

When first, Philander, first I came
Where Avon rolls his winding stream,
The nymphs, how brisk, the swains, how gay,
To see Asteria, queen of May!
The parsons round her praises sung!
The steeples with her praises rung!-
I thought no sight that e'er was seen
Could match the sight of Barel's Green!

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