William Shenstone

(1714 - 1763 / England)

The Landskip - Poem by William Shenstone

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!

But now, when urg'd by tender woes,
I speed to meet my dear,
That hill and stream my zeal oppose,
And check my fond career.

No more, since Daphne was my theme,
Their wonted charms I see:
That verdant hill, and silver stream,
Divide my love and me.


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  • (1/10/2016 5:57:00 AM)


    Beautiful narration of nature's splendor. Enjoyed the poem as also it's theme. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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