Silvia Poem by William Shakespeare

Silvia

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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 OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 25 January 2016

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.

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Egal Bohen 16 September 2006

Beauty lives with kindness

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Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out

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Edward Kofi Louis 14 April 2019

" Is she kind as she is fair? " ??? Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 14 April 2019

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......nice expression on love and mortality. Beautiful poem.

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Savita Tyagi 14 April 2020

Such a lovely poem on the beauteous virtues that a woman represents. that is what makes love to stay with her. Thanks poets for the reference of play. Enjoyed reading and exploring more of it.

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Dr Antony Theodore 14 April 2020

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. the great Shakespeare, tony

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Kumarmani Mahakul 14 April 2020

Then to Silvia let us sing, That Silvia is excelling; She excels each mortal thing Upon the dull earth dwelling: .......touching expression with love to Silvia. It is a beautiful poem composed by William Shakespeare.

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Rajnish Manga 14 April 2020

Sylvia becomes the epitome of divine beauty and elegance as personified by this poem. Sheer magic comes alive through the words of the bard.

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Mahtab Bangalee 14 April 2020

morally beauty she is and her beauty excels everything excellently//// beautiful poem penned by the greatest one; enjoyable poem

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