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William Shenstone was an English poet and one of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening through the development of his estate, The Leasowes.

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List of poems by William Shenstone 106 total

A Simile
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Song XIII. - Winter
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Elegy XV. In Memory of a Private Family in Worcestershire
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Jemmy Dawson
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The Ruined Abbey, or, The Affects of Superstition
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Elegy XXII. Written in the Year ----, When the Rights of Sepulture Were So Frequently Violated
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Elegy XXVI. Describing the Sorrow of An Ingeneous Mind
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Elegy XIX. - Written in Spring, 1743
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Song IX. - The fatal hours are wondrous near
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The Rape of the Trap. A Ballad
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A Parody
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Comparison
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Written in a Collection of Bacchanalian Songs
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Elegy V. He Compares the Turbulence of Love With the Tranquillity of Friendship
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Written in a Flower Book, of my own Colouring, designed for Lady Plymouth
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To the Virtuosi
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Elegy IX. He Describes His Disinterestedness to a Friend
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Song XVIII. - Imitated from the French
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Elegy XX. He Compares His Humble Fortune With the Distress of Others
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Song XIX. - When bright Ophelia treads the green
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Love and Honor
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Ode to Health, 1730
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On Mr. C -- Of Kidderminster's Poetry 102 Views
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Song II. The Landscape
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To a Friend
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Elegy X. To Fortune, Suggesting His Motive for Repining at Her Dispensations
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Elegy VI. To a Lady, On the Language of Birds
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To a Lady, with Some Coloured Patterns of Flowers
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Elegy I. He Arrives at His Retirement in the Country
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Elegy III. On the Untimely Death of a Certain Learned Acquainance
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Love and Music. Written at Oxford, When Young
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The Princess Elizabeth, when a prisoner at Woodstock, 1554
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Rural Elegance, An Ode to the Late Duchess of Somerset
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Flirt and Phil 92 Views
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The Price of An Equipage 92 Views
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Inscription for a Medicinal Fountain at the Leasowes 89 Views
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To a Lady of Quality, Fitting Up Her Library
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Verses, To William Lyttleton, Esq.
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Elegy XI. He Complains How Soon the Pleasing Novelty of Life Is Over
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Song X. - The lovely Delia smiles again!
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Elegy XII. His Recantation
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Elegy XVI. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth To a Person of Merit
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On Certain Pastorals 85 Views
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The Extent of Cookery 82 Views
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The Halcyon
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On Miss M--'s's Dancing
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The Invidious 79 Views
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An Irregular Ode, After Sickness
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Elegy XVIII. He Repeats the Song of Colin, a Discerning Shepherd
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Song III. - Ye gentle Nymphs and generous Dames
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Ode, written 1739
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Song
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The Speeches of Sloth and Virtue
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Elegy XXIV. He Takes Occasion, From the Fate of Eleanor of Bretagne
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Elegy XIV. Declining an Invitation To Visit Foreign Countries
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Economy, A Rhapsody, Addressed to Young Poets
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Charms of Precedence - A Tale
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The Progress of Taste, or the Fate of Delicacy
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The Judgement of Hercules
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Song V. - On every tree, in every plain
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Song XI. - Perhaps it is not love
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Ode - So dear my Lucio is to me
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Elegy IV. Ophilia's Urn. To Mr. Graves
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A Pastoral Ballad
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A Pastoral Ballad II: Hope
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Ode to Indolence
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Epilogue - To the Tragedy of Cleone
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Upon a Visit to a Lady of Quality
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Anacreontic
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Elegy II. On Posthumous Reputation - To a Friend
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Elegy XVII. He Indulges the Suggestions of Spleen.-- An Elegy to the Winds
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Ode to Memory
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The Rose-Bud
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Colemira. A Culinary Eclogue
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Daphne's Visit
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The Attribute of Venus
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Written at an Inn at Henley 54 Views
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Elegy VII. He Describes His Vision to An Acquaintance
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Elegy XXI. Taking a View of the Country From His Retirement
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Elegy XIII. To a Friend, On Some Slight Occasion Estranged From Him
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Elegy XXV. To Delia, With Some Flowers
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Nancy of the Vale
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Slender's Ghost
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Ode to Cynthia, on the Approach of Spring
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The Poet and the Dun
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A Pastoral Ballad III: Solicitude
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Elegy VIII. He Describes His Early Love of Poetry, and Its Consequences
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The Beau to the Virtuosos
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The School-mistress. In Imitation of Spenser (excerpt)
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Stanzas - To the Memory of an agreeable Lady, buried in marriage to a Person undeserving her
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Song VII. - When bright Roxana treads the green
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Colemira : A Culinary Eclogue
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Impromptu to Miss Utrecia Smith 39 Views
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A Pastoral Ode. To the Hon. Sir Richard Lyttleton
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The Landskip
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Extent of Cookery 37 Views
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A Pastoral Ballad IV: Disappointment
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Valentine's Day
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Elegy XXIII. Reflections Suggested By His Situation
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The Skylark
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A Pastoral Ballad I: Absence
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Song XII. - O'er desert plains, and rushy meres
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Ode to a Young Lady
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The Dying Kid
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Hint From Voiture 26 Views
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Cupid and Plutus
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