William Shenstone

(1714 - 1763 / England)

William Shenstone Poems

1. Elegy Xx. He Compares His Humble Fortune With The Distress Of Others 4/19/2010
2. Song Xii. - O'Er Desert Plains, And Rushy Meres 4/19/2010
3. Song V. - On Every Tree, In Every Plain 4/19/2010
4. Song Vii. - When Bright Roxana Treads The Green 4/19/2010
5. Song Xix. - When Bright Ophelia Treads The Green 4/19/2010
6. To A Lady, With Some Coloured Patterns Of Flowers 4/19/2010
7. To A Friend 4/19/2010
8. Elegy Xxi. Taking A View Of The Country From His Retirement 4/19/2010
9. Elegy Xxiii. Reflections Suggested By His Situation 4/19/2010
10. Love And Honor 4/19/2010
11. Inscription For A Medicinal Fountain At The Leasowes 4/19/2010
12. On Certain Pastorals 4/19/2010
13. Jemmy Dawson 4/19/2010
14. Love And Music. Written At Oxford, When Young 4/19/2010
15. Nancy Of The Vale 4/19/2010
16. Elegy Xxiv. He Takes Occasion, From The Fate Of Eleanor Of Bretagne 4/19/2010
17. Elegy Xxv. To Delia, With Some Flowers 4/19/2010
18. Elegy Xviii. He Repeats The Song Of Colin, A Discerning Shepherd 4/19/2010
19. Flirt And Phil 4/19/2010
20. Elegy Xiii. To A Friend, On Some Slight Occasion Estranged From Him 4/19/2010
21. The Princess Elizabeth, When A Prisoner At Woodstock, 1554 4/19/2010
22. Song Xviii. - Imitated From The French 4/19/2010
23. Song Iii. - Ye Gentle Nymphs And Generous Dames 4/19/2010
24. Song X. - The Lovely Delia Smiles Again! 4/19/2010
25. The Extent Of Cookery 4/19/2010
26. The Skylark 4/19/2010
27. Elegy Xv. In Memory Of A Private Family In Worcestershire 4/19/2010
28. Elegy Xvi. He Suggests The Advantage Of Birth To A Person Of Merit 4/19/2010
29. Elegy Xvii. He Indulges The Suggestions Of Spleen.-- An Elegy To The Winds 4/19/2010
30. Ode To Indolence 4/19/2010
31. Slender's Ghost 4/19/2010
32. Song 4/19/2010
33. Song Ii. The Landscape 4/19/2010
34. The Beau To The Virtuosos 1/3/2003
35. The Landskip 1/3/2003
36. Elegy Xi. He Complains How Soon The Pleasing Novelty Of Life Is Over 4/19/2010
37. Rural Elegance, An Ode To The Late Duchess Of Somerset 4/19/2010
38. Ode To Cynthia, On The Approach Of Spring 4/19/2010
39. Elegy Xix. - Written In Spring, 1743 4/19/2010
40. Elegy Xxvi. Describing The Sorrow Of An Ingeneous Mind 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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The Landskip

How pleas'd within my native bowers
Erewhile I pass'd the day!
Was ever scene so deck'd with flowers?
Were ever flowers so gay?

How sweetly smil'd the hill, the vale,
And all the landskip round!
The river gliding down the dale!
The hill with beeches crown'd!

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