||Stanzas - To The Memory Of An Agreeable Lady, Buried In Marriage To A Person Undeserving Her
||Humerous/ Funny Poems
|William Shenstone (1714-1763). He was a poet of diverse taste and styles, with his father recognising his talent as a young boy. Sent to Oxford to study theology, William showed no real interest, preferring poetry, odes, elegies and ballads.
'Twas always held, and ever will,
By sage mankind, discreeter
To anticipate a lesser ill
Than undergo a greater.
When mortals dread disease, pain,
And languishing conditions,
Who don't the lesser ills sustain