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William Shenstone

William Shenstone (18 November 1714 – 11 February 1763) was an English poet and one of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening through the development of his estate, The Leasowes.

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Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.

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Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing ...

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The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunter ...

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A statue in a garden is to be considered as one part of a scene or landscape.

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Prudent men lock up their motives, letting familiars have a key to their hearts, as to their garden.

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Love can be founded upon Nature only.

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Flattery of the verbal kind is gross. In short, applause is of too coarse a nature to be swallowed i ...

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Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed. They are sensitive plants, which will not ...

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Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.

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Thanks, oftenest obtrusive.

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So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return.

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Many persons, when exalted, assume an insolent humility, who behaved before with an insolent haughti ...

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Some men use no other means to acquire respect than by insisting on it; and it sometimes answers the ...

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Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whol ...

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The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then th ...

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