William Shenstone

(1714 - 1763 / England)

William Shenstone Poems

1. A Parody 4/19/2010
2. A Pastoral Ballad 1/1/2004
3. A Pastoral Ballad I: Absence 1/3/2003
4. A Pastoral Ballad Ii: Hope 1/3/2003
5. A Pastoral Ballad Iii: Solicitude 1/3/2003
6. A Pastoral Ballad Iv: Disappointment 1/3/2003
7. A Pastoral Ode. To The Hon. Sir Richard Lyttleton 4/19/2010
8. A Simile 4/19/2010
9. An Irregular Ode, After Sickness 4/19/2010
10. Anacreontic 4/19/2010
11. Charms Of Precedence - A Tale 4/19/2010
12. Colemira : A Culinary Eclogue 4/19/2010
13. Colemira. A Culinary Eclogue 4/19/2010
14. Comparison 4/19/2010
15. Cupid And Plutus 4/19/2010
16. Daphne's Visit 4/19/2010
17. Economy, A Rhapsody, Addressed To Young Poets 4/19/2010
18. Elegy I. He Arrives At His Retirement In The Country 4/19/2010
19. Elegy Ii. On Posthumous Reputation - To A Friend 4/19/2010
20. Elegy Iii. On The Untimely Death Of A Certain Learned Acquainance 4/19/2010
21. Elegy Iv. Ophilia's Urn. To Mr. Graves 4/19/2010
22. Elegy Ix. He Describes His Disinterestedness To A Friend 4/19/2010
23. Elegy V. He Compares The Turbulence Of Love With The Tranquillity Of Friendship 4/19/2010
24. Elegy Vi. To A Lady, On The Language Of Birds 4/19/2010
25. Elegy Vii. He Describes His Vision To An Acquaintance 4/19/2010
26. Elegy Viii. He Describes His Early Love Of Poetry, And Its Consequences 4/19/2010
27. Elegy X. To Fortune, Suggesting His Motive For Repining At Her Dispensations 4/19/2010
28. Elegy Xi. He Complains How Soon The Pleasing Novelty Of Life Is Over 4/19/2010
29. Elegy Xii. His Recantation 4/19/2010
30. Elegy Xiii. To A Friend, On Some Slight Occasion Estranged From Him 4/19/2010
31. Elegy Xiv. Declining An Invitation To Visit Foreign Countries 4/19/2010
32. Elegy Xix. - Written In Spring, 1743 4/19/2010
33. Elegy Xv. In Memory Of A Private Family In Worcestershire 4/19/2010
34. Elegy Xvi. He Suggests The Advantage Of Birth To A Person Of Merit 4/19/2010
35. Elegy Xvii. He Indulges The Suggestions Of Spleen.-- An Elegy To The Winds 4/19/2010
36. Elegy Xviii. He Repeats The Song Of Colin, A Discerning Shepherd 4/19/2010
37. Elegy Xx. He Compares His Humble Fortune With The Distress Of Others 4/19/2010
38. Elegy Xxi. Taking A View Of The Country From His Retirement 4/19/2010
39. Elegy Xxii. Written In The Year ----, When The Rights Of Sepulture Were So Frequently Violated 4/19/2010
40. Elegy Xxiii. Reflections Suggested By His Situation 4/19/2010

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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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