"My endeavors Have ever ..." comments of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My endeavors Have ever come too short of my desires. Yet filed with my abilities.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Wolsey, in Henry VIII, act 3, sc. 2, l. 169-71. "Filed" = kept pace with; he claims he has done the best he could.