William Shenstone

1714 - 1763

A Quote by William Shenstone on thought

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So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return.

William Shenstone (1714 - 1763)

Source: A Pastoral. Part i.

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A Quote by William Shenstone on life

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Whoe'er has travell'd life's dull round, Where'er his stages may have been, May sigh to think he still has found The warmest welcome at an inn.

William Shenstone (1714 - 1763)

Source: Written on a Window of an Inn.

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A Quote by William Shenstone on yielding

Her cap, far whiter than the driven snow, Emblems right meet of decency does yield.

William Shenstone (1714 - 1763)

Source: The Schoolmistress. Stanza 6.

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A Quote by William Shenstone on gifts

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I have found out a gift for my fair; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed.

William Shenstone (1714 - 1763)

Source: A Pastoral. Part i.

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A Quote by William Shenstone on sleep

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My banks they are furnish'd with bees, Whose murmur invites one to sleep.

William Shenstone (1714 - 1763)

Source: A Pastoral. Part ii. Hope.

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A Quote by William Shenstone

Pun-provoking thyme.

William Shenstone (1714 - 1763)

Source: The Schoolmistress. Stanza 11.

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A Quote by William Shenstone on death

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Consider, when you are enraged at any one, what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.

William Shenstone (1714 - 1763)

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A Quote by William Shenstone on genius, money, and words

A fool and his words are soon parted; a man of genius and his money.

William Shenstone (1714 - 1763)

Source: Essays on Men and Manners

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A Quote by William Shenstone on laws

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Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it.

William Shenstone (1714 - 1763)

Source: Essays on Men and Manners. On politics

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A Quote by William Shenstone

A little bench of heedless bishops here, And there a chancellor in embryo.

William Shenstone (1714 - 1763)

Source: The Schoolmistress. Stanza 28.

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