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William Shenstone
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The Poetical Works of William Shenstone: With Life, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes (1863 edition)
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Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.  - William Shenstone
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Born: November 13, 1714

Died: February 11, 1763 (aged 48)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

Bio: 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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