William Shenstone (1714 - 1763)
Source: The Schoolmistress. Stanza 11.
Contributed by: Zaady
So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return.
Source: A Pastoral. Part i.
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.
Source: Written on a Window of an Inn.
Her cap, far whiter than the driven snow, Emblems right meet of decency does yield.
Source: The Schoolmistress. Stanza 6.
I have found out a gift for my fair; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed.
My banks they are furnish'd with bees, Whose murmur invites one to sleep.
Source: A Pastoral. Part ii. Hope.
Consider, when you are enraged at any one, what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.
A fool and his words are soon parted; a man of genius and his money.
Source: Essays on Men and Manners
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.
Source: Essays on Men and Manners. On politics
A little bench of heedless bishops here, And there a chancellor in embryo.
Source: The Schoolmistress. Stanza 28.
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