William Shenstone 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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“Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.”
“A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.”
“Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it”
“Nothing is certain in London but expense.”
“The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.”
“Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.”
“Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases”
“Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior.”
“The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last”
“The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted, are those which are felt to be preeminently musical”
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