William Shenstone

(1714 - 1763 / England)

Quotations

  • ''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 Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''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 boundless pow'r I reign;
    And ev'ry health which I begin
    Converts dull port to bright champagne;
    Such Freedom crowns it, at an inn.''
    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 Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.

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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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