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Selected Poetry of William Shenstone (1714-1763)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. A Pastoral Ballad, Absence
  2. The School-mistress (excerpt)

Biographical information

Given name: William
Family name: Shenstone
Birth date: 13 November 1714
Death date: 11 February 1763
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Ann Shenstone
          father: Thomas Shenstone
          brother: Thomas Shenstone
          cousin: Edward Cooke
          cousin: John Hodgetts
Language: English
Education
          Schoolmistress Sarah Lloyd
          Halesowen grammar school
          Mr. Crompton, Solihull
          Pembroke College, Oxford: May 1732 to 1742
Literary period: Augustan
Residences
          Halesowen, Worcestershire: 13 November 1714
          Leasowes: 1745 to 11 February 1763
Cause of death: Fever
Buried at: Halesowen churchyard
First RPO edition: 1996-2000