James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
Corydon, a Pastoral
By John Cunningham (17291773)
To the memory of William Shenstone.
Whoer has travelled lifes dull round,
Whereer his stages may have been,
Must sigh to think he still has found
His warmest welcome at an inn.
William Shenstone, who died on Feb. 11, 1763, was an English poet. His best-known poem is The Schoolmistress, which caused Horace Walpole to call him the water-gruel bard. His Lines Written in an Inn, quoted elsewhere, have became almost a proverb in the language.