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william shenstone Quotes

William Shenstone Quotes

Birth Date: 1714-11-13 (Tuesday, November 13th, 1714)
Date of Death: 1763-02-11 (Friday, February 11th, 1763)



    • Oft has good nature been the fool's defence, And honest meaning gilded want of sense.
    • Her cap, far whiter than the driven snow, Emblem right meet of decency does yield.
    • Whoe'er has traveled 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.
    • Every good poet includes a critic; the reverse will not hold.
    • A fool and his words are soon parted.
    • Love is a pleasing but a various clime.
    • So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return.
    • 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.
    • For seldom shall she hear a tale So sad, so tender, and so true.
    • Her cap, far whiter than the driven snow, Emblems right meet of decency does yield.
    • Pun-provoking thyme.
    • A little bench of heedless bishops here, And there a chancellor in embryo.
    • Some men are called sagacious, merely on account of their avarice: whereas a child can clench its fist the moment it is born.
    • Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are shewing you the grounds of it.
    • There seem near as many people that want passion as want reason.
    • A man has generally the good or ill qualities which he attributes to mankind.
    • Necessity may be the mother of lucrative invention, but it is the death of poetical.
    • william shenstone

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