Poems »

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

FAVORITE (0 fans)

List of poems by William Shenstone 106 total

Song XIII. - Winter
 129 ViewsRate it
Elegy XV. In Memory of a Private Family in Worcestershire
 128 ViewsRate it
A Simile
 124 ViewsRate it
Jemmy Dawson
 124 ViewsRate it
Elegy XXII. Written in the Year ----, When the Rights of Sepulture Were So Frequently Violated
 123 ViewsRate it
The Ruined Abbey, or, The Affects of Superstition
 123 ViewsRate it
Elegy XXVI. Describing the Sorrow of An Ingeneous Mind
 122 ViewsRate it
Song IX. - The fatal hours are wondrous near
 122 ViewsRate it
Elegy XIX. - Written in Spring, 1743
 120 ViewsRate it
The Rape of the Trap. A Ballad
 120 ViewsRate it
A Parody
 119 ViewsRate it
 119 ViewsRate it
Written in a Collection of Bacchanalian Songs
 118 ViewsRate it
Written in a Flower Book, of my own Colouring, designed for Lady Plymouth
 113 ViewsRate it
Elegy V. He Compares the Turbulence of Love With the Tranquillity of Friendship
 112 ViewsRate it
To the Virtuosi
 109 ViewsRate it
Elegy IX. He Describes His Disinterestedness to a Friend
 108 ViewsRate it
Song XVIII. - Imitated from the French
 107 ViewsRate it
Elegy XX. He Compares His Humble Fortune With the Distress of Others
 104 ViewsRate it
Love and Honor
 102 ViewsRate it
Song II. The Landscape
 102 ViewsRate it
On Mr. C -- Of Kidderminster's Poetry 101 ViewsRate it
To a Friend
 101 ViewsRate it
Elegy X. To Fortune, Suggesting His Motive for Repining at Her Dispensations
 100 ViewsRate it
Ode to Health, 1730
 100 ViewsRate it
Song XIX. - When bright Ophelia treads the green
 100 ViewsRate it
Elegy VI. To a Lady, On the Language of Birds
 99 ViewsRate it
To a Lady, with Some Coloured Patterns of Flowers
 97 ViewsRate it
Elegy I. He Arrives at His Retirement in the Country
 96 ViewsRate it
Elegy III. On the Untimely Death of a Certain Learned Acquainance
 96 ViewsRate it
Love and Music. Written at Oxford, When Young
 95 ViewsRate it
The Princess Elizabeth, when a prisoner at Woodstock, 1554
 94 ViewsRate it
Flirt and Phil 92 ViewsRate it
The Price of An Equipage 92 ViewsRate it
Rural Elegance, An Ode to the Late Duchess of Somerset
 91 ViewsRate it
Inscription for a Medicinal Fountain at the Leasowes 89 ViewsRate it
Verses, To William Lyttleton, Esq.
 87 ViewsRate it
Elegy XI. He Complains How Soon the Pleasing Novelty of Life Is Over
 86 ViewsRate it
Song X. - The lovely Delia smiles again!
 86 ViewsRate it
Elegy XII. His Recantation
 85 ViewsRate it
Elegy XVI. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth To a Person of Merit
 84 ViewsRate it
On Certain Pastorals 84 ViewsRate it
To a Lady of Quality, Fitting Up Her Library
 84 ViewsRate it
The Halcyon
 81 ViewsRate it
On Miss M--'s's Dancing
 81 ViewsRate it
The Extent of Cookery 78 ViewsRate it
Elegy XVIII. He Repeats the Song of Colin, a Discerning Shepherd
 75 ViewsRate it
Song III. - Ye gentle Nymphs and generous Dames
 74 ViewsRate it
 73 ViewsRate it
The Invidious 73 ViewsRate it
Elegy XXIV. He Takes Occasion, From the Fate of Eleanor of Bretagne
 71 ViewsRate it
Ode, written 1739
 71 ViewsRate it
The Speeches of Sloth and Virtue
 71 ViewsRate it
An Irregular Ode, After Sickness
 70 ViewsRate it
Elegy XIV. Declining an Invitation To Visit Foreign Countries
 70 ViewsRate it
Economy, A Rhapsody, Addressed to Young Poets
 69 ViewsRate it
Charms of Precedence - A Tale
 68 ViewsRate it
The Progress of Taste, or the Fate of Delicacy
 67 ViewsRate it
Song V. - On every tree, in every plain
 65 ViewsRate it
Song XI. - Perhaps it is not love
 64 ViewsRate it
Ode - So dear my Lucio is to me
 63 ViewsRate it
The Judgement of Hercules
 63 ViewsRate it
Elegy IV. Ophilia's Urn. To Mr. Graves
 62 ViewsRate it
A Pastoral Ballad
 60 ViewsRate it
A Pastoral Ballad II: Hope
 60 ViewsRate it
Epilogue - To the Tragedy of Cleone
 59 ViewsRate it
Upon a Visit to a Lady of Quality
 59 ViewsRate it
 58 ViewsRate it
Elegy II. On Posthumous Reputation - To a Friend
 58 ViewsRate it
Ode to Indolence
 58 ViewsRate it
Elegy XVII. He Indulges the Suggestions of Spleen.-- An Elegy to the Winds
 57 ViewsRate it
Ode to Memory
 55 ViewsRate it
The Rose-Bud
 55 ViewsRate it
The Attribute of Venus
 54 ViewsRate it
Written at an Inn at Henley 54 ViewsRate it
Daphne's Visit
 53 ViewsRate it
Elegy VII. He Describes His Vision to An Acquaintance
 52 ViewsRate it
Elegy XIII. To a Friend, On Some Slight Occasion Estranged From Him
 51 ViewsRate it
Colemira. A Culinary Eclogue
 50 ViewsRate it
Elegy XXI. Taking a View of the Country From His Retirement
 50 ViewsRate it
Slender's Ghost
 50 ViewsRate it
Nancy of the Vale
 49 ViewsRate it
Elegy XXV. To Delia, With Some Flowers
 48 ViewsRate it
The Poet and the Dun
 48 ViewsRate it
A Pastoral Ballad III: Solicitude
 47 ViewsRate it
Ode to Cynthia, on the Approach of Spring
 47 ViewsRate it
Elegy VIII. He Describes His Early Love of Poetry, and Its Consequences
 44 ViewsRate it
The Beau to the Virtuosos
 44 ViewsRate it
Stanzas - To the Memory of an agreeable Lady, buried in marriage to a Person undeserving her
 41 ViewsRate it
Song VII. - When bright Roxana treads the green
 40 ViewsRate it
Impromptu to Miss Utrecia Smith 39 ViewsRate it
Colemira : A Culinary Eclogue
 38 ViewsRate it
The Landskip
 38 ViewsRate it
The School-mistress. In Imitation of Spenser (excerpt)
 38 ViewsRate it
A Pastoral Ode. To the Hon. Sir Richard Lyttleton
 37 ViewsRate it
Extent of Cookery 37 ViewsRate it
A Pastoral Ballad IV: Disappointment
 35 ViewsRate it
Elegy XXIII. Reflections Suggested By His Situation
 34 ViewsRate it
The Skylark
 34 ViewsRate it
Valentine's Day
 34 ViewsRate it
A Pastoral Ballad I: Absence
 33 ViewsRate it
Song XII. - O'er desert plains, and rushy meres
 31 ViewsRate it
Ode to a Young Lady
 29 ViewsRate it
Hint From Voiture 26 ViewsRate it
The Dying Kid
 26 ViewsRate it
Cupid and Plutus
 24 ViewsRate it

Share your thoughts on William Shenstone's poems with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this poet to your bibliography:


    "William Shenstone" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 10 Apr. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poet/William+Shenstone>.

    Missing a poem of William Shenstone?

    Know another great poem from William Shenstone? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    Which of the following was the last to evolve?
    • A. Invective
    • B. Epic poetry
    • C. Dithyramb
    • D. Tragedy