|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||William Morris (18341896)|
|QUOTATION:||Masters, I have to tell a tale of woe,|
A tale of folly and of wasted life,
Hope against hope, the bitter dregs of strife,
Ending, where all things end, in death at last.
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Earthly Paradise. Prologue.|