William Shenstone

(1714 - 1763 / England)

William Shenstone Poems

41. Hint From Voiture 4/19/2010
42. Impromptu To Miss Utrecia Smith 4/19/2010
43. Elegy Xxii. Written In The Year ----, When The Rights Of Sepulture Were So Frequently Violated 4/19/2010
44. Ode - So Dear My Lucio Is To Me 4/19/2010
45. Ode To Memory 4/19/2010
46. The Price Of An Equipage 4/19/2010
47. Song Xi. - Perhaps It Is Not Love 4/19/2010
48. Song Vii. - When Bright Roxana Treads The Green 4/19/2010
49. Elegy Xiv. Declining An Invitation To Visit Foreign Countries 4/19/2010
50. Ode To A Young Lady 1/3/2003
51. The Speeches Of Sloth And Virtue 1/3/2003
52. Extent Of Cookery 4/19/2010
53. Stanzas - To The Memory Of An Agreeable Lady, Buried In Marriage To A Person Undeserving Her 4/19/2010
54. Ode, Written 1739 4/19/2010
55. Song Xiii. - Winter 4/19/2010
56. The Poet And The Dun 4/19/2010
57. To A Lady Of Quality, Fitting Up Her Library 4/19/2010
58. The Rose-Bud 4/19/2010
59. Epilogue - To The Tragedy Of Cleone 4/19/2010
60. The School-Mistress. In Imitation Of Spenser (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
61. On Mr. C -- Of Kidderminster's Poetry 4/19/2010
62. Elegy Xii. His Recantation 4/19/2010
63. On Miss M--'s's Dancing 4/19/2010
64. Ode To Health, 1730 4/19/2010
65. To The Virtuosi 4/19/2010
66. The Ruined Abbey, Or, The Affects Of Superstition 4/19/2010
67. The Attribute Of Venus 4/19/2010
68. Written At An Inn At Henley 1/3/2003
69. The Rape Of The Trap. A Ballad 4/19/2010
70. The Progress Of Taste, Or The Fate Of Delicacy 4/19/2010
71. Song Ix. - The Fatal Hours Are Wondrous Near 4/19/2010
72. The Judgement Of Hercules 4/19/2010
73. Elegy X. To Fortune, Suggesting His Motive For Repining At Her Dispensations 4/19/2010
74. Upon A Visit To A Lady Of Quality 4/19/2010
75. Verses, To William Lyttleton, Esq. 4/19/2010
76. Written In A Flower Book, Of My Own Colouring, Designed For Lady Plymouth 4/19/2010
77. Elegy Viii. He Describes His Early Love Of Poetry, And Its Consequences 4/19/2010
78. The Invidious 4/19/2010
79. Valentine's Day 4/19/2010
80. The Halcyon 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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A Pastoral Ballad

Ye shepherds so cheerful and gay,
Whose flocks never carelessly roam;
Should Corydon's happen to stray,
Oh! call the poor wanderers home.
Allow me to muse and to sigh,
Nor talk of the change that ye find;
None once was so watchful as I;
I have left my dear Phillis behind.
Now I know what it is, to have strove

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