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Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

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Love's Labour's Lost Cunning and Cleverness Quotes

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Quote #1

KATHARINE: Yes, madam; and, moreover, Some thousand verses of a faithful lover; A huge translation of hypocrisy, Vilely compil'd, profound simplicity. (5.2.28)


Katharine seems to take Dumain's love letter as a trick. Remember – she's the one whose sister died of love.

Quote #2

PRINCESS OF FRANCE: Twenty adieus, my frozen Muscovits. Are these the breed of wits so wondered at? BOYET: Tapers they are, with your sweet breaths puff'd out. (5.2.134-135)


The Princess enjoys the women's undeniable victory over the men. Words are their weapons.

Quote #3

BEROWNE: This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons pease, And utters it again when God doth please. (5.2.162)


Berowne is jealous of Boyet's intimacy with Rosaline and calls him a brown-nosing, "honey-tongued" servant. This quote is yet another indication that Berowne has feelings for the lady.

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