Is She Not Passing Fair?

by Edward Elgar

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Is She Not Passing Fair?
English source: Louisa Stuart Costello

Is she not passing fair,
She whom I love so well?
On earth, in sea, or air,
Where may her equal dwell?
Oh, tell me, ye who dare
To brave her beauty's spell,
Is she not passing fair,
She whom I love so well?

Whether she speak or sing,
Be jocund or serene,
Alike in ev'rything,
Is she not beauty's queen?
Then let the world declare,
Let all who see her tell,
That she is passing fair,
She whom I love so well!


Edward Elgar

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet OM GCVO (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer. His best-known compositions include the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies.…


Louisa Stuart Costello

Louisa Stuart Costello was an Anglo-Irish writer on travel and French history.


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