William Shenstone Poems

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1.
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.
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2.
An Irregular Ode, After Sickness

-Melius, bunny venerit ipsa, canemus.
-Virg.
Imitation.
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3.
A Pastoral Ballad Iv: Disappointment

Ye shepherds give ear to my lay,
And take no more heed of my sheep:
They have nothing to do but to stray;
I have nothing to do but to weep.
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4.
A Pastoral Ballad I: Absence

Arbusta humilesque myricæ. Virg.


Ye shepherds so chearful and gay,
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5.
A Pastoral Ballad Ii: Hope

My banks they are furnish'd with bees,
Whose murmur invites one to sleep;
My grottos are shaded with trees,
And my hills are white-over with sheep.
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6.
A Pastoral Ode. To The Hon. Sir Richard Lyttleton

The morn dispensed a dubious light,
A sudden mist had stolen from sight
Each pleasing vale and hill;
When Damon left his humble bowers,
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7.
Colemira : A Culinary Eclogue

Insensible of soft desire,
Behold Colemira prove
More partial to the kitchen fire
Than to the fire of Love.
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8.
Comparison

'Tis by comparison we know
On every object to bestow
Its proper share of praise
Did each alike perfection bear,
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9.
A Parody

When first, Philander, first I came
Where Avon rolls his winding stream,
The nymphs, how brisk, the swains, how gay,
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10.
Elegy Ii. On Posthumous Reputation - To A Friend

O grief of griefs! that Envy's frantic ire
Should rob the living virtue of its praise;
O foolish Muses! that with zeal aspire
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