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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

William Shenstone 1714-1763 John Bartlett

    Whoe’er has travell’d life’s dull round,
  Where’er his stages may have been,
May sigh to think he still has found
  The warmest welcome at an inn. 1
          Written on a Window of an Inn.
    So sweetly she bade me adieu,
I thought that she bade me return.
          A Pastoral. Part i.
    I have found out a gift for my fair;
I have found where the wood-pigeons breed.
          A Pastoral. Part i.
    My banks they are furnish’d with bees,
Whose murmur invites one to sleep.
          A Pastoral. Part ii. Hope.
    For seldom shall she hear a tale
So sad, so tender, and so true.
          Jemmy Dawson.
    Her cap, far whiter than the driven snow,
Emblems right meet of decency does yield.
          The Schoolmistress. Stanza 6.
    Pun-provoking thyme.
          The Schoolmistress. Stanza 11.
    A little bench of heedless bishops here,
And there a chancellor in embryo.
          The Schoolmistress. Stanza 28.
Note 1.
See Johnson, Quotation 26.

Archbishop Leighton often said that if he were to choose a place to die in, it should be an inn.—Works, vol. i. p. 76. [back]