More From William Shenstone
- "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."
- "Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it."
- "Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases."
More In Poetry
- "Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition."― A. R. Ammons
- "We don’t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack."― Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
- "And, I mean, I think poetry does need to be met to some extent, especially, I guess, 19th century poetry, and for me, it’s just been so worth the effort. It’s like I’m planting a garden in my head."― Jane Campion