(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Silvia

WHO is Silvia? What is she?
   That all our swains commend her?
Holy, fair, and wise is she;
   The heaven such grace did lend her,
That she might admired be.

Is she kind as she is fair?
   For beauty lives with kindness:
Love doth to her eyes repair,
   To help him of his blindness;
And, being help'd, inhabits there.

Then to Silvia let us sing,
   That Silvia is excelling;
She excels each mortal thing
   Upon the dull earth dwelling:
To her let us garlands bring.

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Is Silvia as kind as she is fair...LOvely poem one that i enjoyed
CONGRATULATIONS, DEAR WILLIAM, POEM HUNTER HAS CHOSEN YOUR POEM scene from ''Two Gentlemen of Verona'', Act 4, Scene 2 SCENE 2. Milan. Outside the DUKE's palace, under SILVIA's chamber. Host: Ay: but, peace! let's hear 'em. SONG: Who is Silvia? what is she.....most beautifully said. God Bles You perpetually, SYLVIA FRANCES CHAN
One of the greatest poems by William Shakespeare......
A wonderful tribute to a woman of great character. Beautifully written.
She excels each mortal thing Upon the dull earth dwelling: To her let us garlands bring. the great Shakespeare and his short poems. lovely. tony
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