The Works in Verse and Prose, of William Shenstone, Esq;: Essays on men, manners, and things. A description of The Leasowes, the seat of the late William Shenstone, Esq. Verses to Mr. Shenstone

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R. and J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall., 1764 - 345
 

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Strona 350 - Hoc erat in votis : modus agri non ita magnus, Hortus ubi et tecto vicinus jugis aquae fons Et paulum silvae super his foret. Auctius atque Di melius fecere. Bene est. Nil amplius oro, Maia nate, nisi ut propria haec mihi munera faxis.
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Strona 230 - Perhaps it is the only time he ought to be regarded: " Aperit prscordia Liber." Patience is the Panacea; but where does it grow, or who can swallow it. Wits uniformly exclaim against fools, yet fools are their proper foil; and it is from them alone they can learn what figure themselves make.
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Strona 389 - He cultur'd his thyme for the bees, But never would rifle their cell. Ye lambkins that play'd at his feet, Go bleat — and your master bemoan ; His music was artless and sweet, His manners as mild as your own.
Strona 137 - ... appears to me the most proper designer. The misfortune of it is, that these painters are apt to regard the execution of their work, much more than the choice of subject.
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