Sampler (Troilus and Cressida). 2001. Hand embroidery on linen. 29 3/4 x 18 3/8 in. (75.6 x 46.7 cm)


Troilus and Cressida

Cressida: Women are angels, wooing:
Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing.
That she belov’d knows nought that knows not this:
Men prize the thing ungain’d more than it is.
That she was never yet that ever knew
Love got so sweet as when desire did sue.
Therefore this maxim out of love I teach:
Achievement is command; ungain’d, beseech.

— William Shakespeare