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Poem by William Shenstone


The Landskip


How pleas'd within my native bowers
Erewhile I pass'd the day!
Was ever scene so deck'd with flowers?
Were ever flowers so gay?

How sweetly smil'd the hill, the vale,
And all the landskip round!
The river gliding down the dale!
The hill with beeches crown'd!

But now, when urg'd by tender woes,
I speed to meet my dear,
That hill and stream my zeal oppose,
And check my fond career.

No more, since Daphne was my theme,
Their wonted charms I see:
That verdant hill, and silver stream,
Divide my love and me. 



William Shenstone


William Shenstone's other poems:
  1. Colemira: A Culinary Eclogue
  2. Epilogue - To the Tragedy of Cleone
  3. Charms of Precedence
  4. Economy, A Rhapsody, Addressed to Young Poets
  5. Elegy. His Recantation


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