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Shenstone's walks, circa 1760.

Shenstone's walks, circa 1760.

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Creator: Hull, Thomas, 1728-1808
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Date: circa 1760.
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Abstract:
Manuscript, in a single hand, of 8 descriptions in poetry and prose of William Shenstone's Leasowes estate, each titled "Shenstone's Walks" and numbered 1 to 8. Addressed to "Zattoo," the narrator leads the reader through various walks on the grounds, commenting on the views and interspersing his narrative with verses inscribed on various objects he encounters, as when he explains to Zattoo, "From this Place the Path leads some few Yards, till it opens to a wide & very uneven, irregular Lawn--We shall recover our Path again, so let us quit it, while we go and contemplate that Urn, which is fixed in the Center, & thus inscribed..." The narrator also describes encountering "the Gothic Bower," which is inscribed with a poem "in old English characters" exhorting the reader not to look down upon those who rest contentedly there; and elsewhere, directs his listener's attention to an urn erected to "Miss Dolman, a first Cousin of W. Shenstone's" and to the elegy to her inscribed upon it.
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1 v. (30 p.) ; 21 x 17 cm.
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