"'She left the web, she left the loom, She made three paces thro' the room"
'I am half-sick of shadows, said the Lady of Shalott' (1916)
Public Domain'I am half-sick of shadows, said the Lady of Shalott' (1916) - Credit: John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)

These lines are taken from the poem 'The Lady of Shalott' by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

The poem is loosely based on the 13th century Arthurian novella La Donna di Scallota  which recounts how Elaine of Astolat dies of her unrequited love for Sir Lancelot.

Listen on Spotify to a recitation of the poem by Dame Sybil Thorndike

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Alfred Lord Tennyson (1857)
Public DomainAlfred Lord Tennyson (1857) - Credit: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)