|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|QUOTATION:||Hope tells a flattering tale, 1|
Delusive, vain, and hollow.
Ah! let not hope prevail,
Lest disappointment follow.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Miss Wrother: The Universal Songster. Vol. ii. p. 86.|
Hope told a flattering tale,
That Joy would soon return;
Ah! naught my sighs avail,
For Love is doomed to mourn.
Anonymous (air by Giovanni Paisiello, 17411816): Universal Songster, vol. i. p. 320. [back]