In Reply to: Who is Betsy? posted by Pam Steele on September 26, 2008 at 12:29:
: If Heavens to Betsy has only been in circulation since the 19th century, why does my reference book, entitled Heavens to Betsy, indicate that Shakespeare touched on it when he asked, "Who is Betsy? what is she That heaven itself commends her?"
Methinks you have failed to appreciate Mr. Charles Earle Funk's little joke. Shakespeare didn't write any sonnets to Betsy - try Silvia.