Famous poems by William Shenstone:

Rural Elegance, An Ode to the Late Duchess of SomersetRate it:
A ParodyRate it:
A Pastoral BalladRate it:
A Pastoral Ballad I: AbsenceRate it:
A Pastoral Ballad II: HopeRate it:
A Pastoral Ballad III: SolicitudeRate it:
A Pastoral Ballad IV: DisappointmentRate it:
A Pastoral Ode. To the Hon. Sir Richard LyttletonRate it:
A SimileRate it:
An Irregular Ode, After SicknessRate it:
AnacreonticRate it:
Charms of Precedence - A TaleRate it:
Colemira : A Culinary EclogueRate it:
Colemira. A Culinary EclogueRate it:
ComparisonRate it:
Cupid and PlutusRate it:
Daphne's VisitRate it:
Economy, A Rhapsody, Addressed to Young PoetsRate it:
Elegy I. He Arrives at His Retirement in the CountryRate it:
Elegy II. On Posthumous Reputation - To a FriendRate it:
Elegy III. On the Untimely Death of a Certain Learned AcquainanceRate it:
Elegy IV. Ophilia's Urn. To Mr. GravesRate it:
Elegy IX. He Describes His Disinterestedness to a FriendRate it:
Elegy V. He Compares the Turbulence of Love With the Tranquillity of FriendshipRate it:
Elegy VI. To a Lady, On the Language of BirdsRate it:
Elegy VII. He Describes His Vision to An AcquaintanceRate it:
Elegy VIII. He Describes His Early Love of Poetry, and Its ConsequencesRate it:
Elegy X. To Fortune, Suggesting His Motive for Repining at Her DispensationsRate it:
Elegy XI. He Complains How Soon the Pleasing Novelty of Life Is OverRate it:
Elegy XII. His RecantationRate it:
Elegy XIII. To a Friend, On Some Slight Occasion Estranged From HimRate it:
Elegy XIV. Declining an Invitation To Visit Foreign CountriesRate it:
Elegy XIX. - Written in Spring, 1743Rate it:
Elegy XV. In Memory of a Private Family in WorcestershireRate it:
Elegy XVI. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth To a Person of MeritRate it:
Elegy XVII. He Indulges the Suggestions of Spleen.-- An Elegy to the WindsRate it:
Elegy XVIII. He Repeats the Song of Colin, a Discerning ShepherdRate it:
Elegy XX. He Compares His Humble Fortune With the Distress of OthersRate it:
Elegy XXI. Taking a View of the Country From His RetirementRate it:
Elegy XXII. Written in the Year ----, When the Rights of Sepulture Were So Frequently ViolatedRate it:
Elegy XXIII. Reflections Suggested By His SituationRate it:
Elegy XXIV. He Takes Occasion, From the Fate of Eleanor of BretagneRate it:
Elegy XXV. To Delia, With Some FlowersRate it:
Elegy XXVI. Describing the Sorrow of An Ingeneous MindRate it:
Epilogue - To the Tragedy of CleoneRate it:
Extent of CookeryRate it:
Flirt and PhilRate it:
Hint From VoitureRate it:
Impromptu to Miss Utrecia SmithRate it:
Inscription for a Medicinal Fountain at the LeasowesRate it:
Jemmy DawsonRate it:
Love and HonorRate it:
Love and Music. Written at Oxford, When YoungRate it:
Nancy of the ValeRate it:
Ode - So dear my Lucio is to meRate it:
Ode to a Young LadyRate it:
Ode to Cynthia, on the Approach of SpringRate it:
Ode to Health, 1730Rate it:
Ode to IndolenceRate it:
Ode to MemoryRate it:
Ode, written 1739Rate it:
On Certain PastoralsRate it:
On Miss M--'s's DancingRate it:
On Mr. C -- Of Kidderminster's PoetryRate it:
Slender's GhostRate it:
SongRate it:
Song II. The LandscapeRate it:
Song III. - Ye gentle Nymphs and generous DamesRate it:
Song IX. - The fatal hours are wondrous nearRate it:
Song V. - On every tree, in every plainRate it:
Song VII. - When bright Roxana treads the greenRate it:
Song VII. - When bright Roxana treads the greenRate it:
Song X. - The lovely Delia smiles again!Rate it:
Song XI. - Perhaps it is not loveRate it:
Song XII. - O'er desert plains, and rushy meresRate it:
Song XIII. - WinterRate it:
Song XIX. - When bright Ophelia treads the greenRate it:
Song XVIII. - Imitated from the FrenchRate it:
Stanzas - To the Memory of an agreeable Lady, buried in marriage to a Person undeserving herRate it:
The Attribute of VenusRate it:
The Beau to the VirtuososRate it:
The Dying KidRate it:
The Extent of CookeryRate it:
The HalcyonRate it:
The InvidiousRate it:
The Judgement of HerculesRate it:
The LandskipRate it:
The Poet and the DunRate it:
The Price of An EquipageRate it:
The Princess Elizabeth, when a prisoner at Woodstock, 1554Rate it:
The Progress of Taste, or the Fate of DelicacyRate it:
The Rape of the Trap. A BalladRate it:
The Rose-BudRate it:
The Ruined Abbey, or, The Affects of SuperstitionRate it:
The School-mistress. In Imitation of Spenser (excerpt)Rate it:
The SkylarkRate it:
The Speeches of Sloth and VirtueRate it:
To a FriendRate it:
To a Lady of Quality, Fitting Up Her LibraryRate it:
To a Lady, with Some Coloured Patterns of FlowersRate it:
To the VirtuosiRate it:
Upon a Visit to a Lady of QualityRate it:
Valentine's DayRate it:
Verses, To William Lyttleton, Esq.Rate it:
Written at an Inn at HenleyRate it:
Written in a Collection of Bacchanalian SongsRate it:
Written in a Flower Book, of my own Colouring, designed for Lady PlymouthRate it:

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