1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Shenstone

J. H. C., "Lines, written at the Leasowes" Evening Mail (29 March 1793).



Round the lone precincts of these winding groves,
The sainted Shade of SHENSTON fondly roves;
And, join'd by Fairies at the midnight hour,
With pearly dew-drops bathes each op'ning flow'r;
Then mounts, exulting, on the moon's pale beam,
That plays, reflected in the gurgling stream;
O'erjoy'd that Fate the sylvan scenes consign'd
To *ONE ennobled with a KINDRED mind.

* MAJOR HALLIDAY.