Who is William Shenstone

William Shenstone (18 November 1714 – 11 February 1763) was an English poet and one of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening through the development of his estate, The Leasowes.

Biography Son of Thomas Shenstone and Anne Penn, daughter of William Penn of Harborough Hall, then in

Hagley (now Blakedown), Shenstone was born at the Leasowes, Halesowen on 18 November 1714. At that time this was an enclave of Shropshire within the county of Worcestershire and now in the West Midlands. Shenstone received part of his formal education at Halesowen Grammar School (now The Earls High School). In 1741, Shenstone became bailiff to the feoffees of Halesowen Grammar School.

While attending Solihull School, he began a lifelong friendship ...
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William Shenstone Poems

  • Song Xi. - Perhaps It Is Not Love
    Perhaps it is not love, said I,
    That melts my soul when Flavia's nigh;
    Where wit and sense like hers agree,
    One may be pleased, and yet be free. ...
  • Elegy Xxiii. Reflections Suggested By His Situation
    Born near the scene for Kenelm's fate renown'd,
    I take my plaintive reed, and range the grove,
    And raise my lay, and bid the rocks resound
    The savage force of empire, and of love. ...
  • A Parody
    When first, Philander, first I came
    Where Avon rolls his winding stream,
    The nymphs, how brisk, the swains, how gay,
    To see Asteria, queen of May! ...
  • The Speeches Of Sloth And Virtue
    [Upon the Plan of Xenophen's Judgment of Hercules]

  • Extent Of Cookery
    Aliusque et idem.
    (Another and the same).

    When Tom to Cambridge first was sent, ...
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  • Azsuf_r: "a liar begins by making falsehood appear like truth, and ends by making truth itself appear like falsehood." - william shenstone
  • Rjontouruk: the poet william shenstone designed the leasowes estate and gardens between 1743 and 1763. the site is one of the most important landscapes of the 18th century. it was one of the first natural landscaped gardens in england.
  • Pattenzione: a liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.-william shenstone
  • Mk_tullos: "a liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood." william shenstone
  • Chinnypanda_: jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it. -william shenstone kylexjeremy knm2ndbestsong
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Beatrice. (From Dante. Purgatorio, Xxx., Xxxi.)
 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Even as the Blessed, at the final summons,
Shall rise up quickened, each one from his grave,
Wearing again the garments of the flesh,
So, upon that celestial chariot,
A hundred rose
ad vocem tanti senis
Ministers and messengers of life eternal.

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