William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Silvia - Poem by William Shakespeare

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.


Comments about Silvia by William Shakespeare

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/25/2016 5:48:00 PM)

    from ''Two Gentlemen of Verona'', Act 4, Scene 2

    SCENE II. 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,
    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. (Report) Reply

    21 person liked.
    3 person did not like.
  • Brian Jani Brian Jani (4/26/2014 5:04:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

  • Egal Bohen Egal Bohen (9/16/2006 3:15:00 PM)

    Beauty lives with kindness (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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