Love's Labour's Lost Cunning and Cleverness Quotes
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Now, by the salt wave of the Mediterraneum,
a sweet touch, a quick venue of wit! Snip, snap,
quick and home. It rejoiceth my intellect. True
Like the lords and ladies, Armado loves to watch a battle of wits. In this case, Moth has gotten the better of Holofernes.
But to speak that in words which his eye hath
I only have made a mouth of his eye
By adding a tongue which I know will not lie. (2.1.264-267)
Boyet is an expert in two things: love and eloquence. In articulating the King's love for the Princess, he puts them together.
Your reasons at
dinner have been sharp and sententious, pleasant
without scurrility, witty without affection, audacious
without impudency, learned without opinion,
and strange without heresy. (5.1.2-6)
In his exaggerated praise for Holofernes, Nathaniel is a parody of a student who blindly admires his teacher's book learning.