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. Love And Honor 4/19/2010
3. Song Xii. - O'Er Desert Plains, And Rushy Meres 4/19/2010
4. Song V. - On Every Tree, In Every Plain 4/19/2010
5. Song Vii. - When Bright Roxana Treads The Green 4/19/2010
6. Song Xix. - When Bright Ophelia Treads The Green 4/19/2010
7. Song Xviii. - Imitated From The French 4/19/2010
8. The Dying Kid 4/19/2010
9. The Extent Of Cookery 4/19/2010
10. The Princess Elizabeth, When A Prisoner At Woodstock, 1554 4/19/2010
11. To A Friend 4/19/2010
12. To A Lady, With Some Coloured Patterns Of Flowers 4/19/2010
13. Love And Music. Written At Oxford, When Young 4/19/2010
14. Inscription For A Medicinal Fountain At The Leasowes 4/19/2010
15. On Certain Pastorals 4/19/2010
16. Elegy Xxi. Taking A View Of The Country From His Retirement 4/19/2010
17. Flirt And Phil 4/19/2010
18. Elegy Xxiii. Reflections Suggested By His Situation 4/19/2010
19. The Landskip 1/3/2003
20. Elegy Xxiv. He Takes Occasion, From The Fate Of Eleanor Of Bretagne 4/19/2010
21. Elegy Xxv. To Delia, With Some Flowers 4/19/2010
22. Elegy Xiii. To A Friend, On Some Slight Occasion Estranged From Him 4/19/2010
23. Elegy Xvii. He Indulges The Suggestions Of Spleen.-- An Elegy To The Winds 4/19/2010
24. Elegy Xviii. He Repeats The Song Of Colin, A Discerning Shepherd 4/19/2010
25. Jemmy Dawson 4/19/2010
26. Nancy Of The Vale 4/19/2010
27. The Skylark 4/19/2010
28. Song Iii. - Ye Gentle Nymphs And Generous Dames 4/19/2010
29. Song X. - The Lovely Delia Smiles Again! 4/19/2010
30. Song Xi. - Perhaps It Is Not Love 4/19/2010
31. The Price Of An Equipage 4/19/2010
32. Ode To Indolence 4/19/2010
33. Slender's Ghost 4/19/2010
34. Song 4/19/2010
35. Song Ii. The Landscape 4/19/2010
36. Elegy Xv. In Memory Of A Private Family In Worcestershire 4/19/2010
37. Elegy Xvi. He Suggests The Advantage Of Birth To A Person Of Merit 4/19/2010
38. The Beau To The Virtuosos 1/3/2003
39. Elegy Xi. He Complains How Soon The Pleasing Novelty Of Life Is Over 4/19/2010
40. Elegy Xix. - Written In Spring, 1743 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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