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Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost


by William Shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost Cunning and Cleverness Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line)

Quote #7

Yes, madam, and moreover,
Some thousand verses of a faithful lover,
A huge translation of hypocrisy,
Vilely compiled, profound simplicity. (5.2.54-57)

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

Quote #8

Twenty adieus, my frozen Muskovits.—
Are these the breed of wits so wondered at?
Tapers they are, with your sweet breaths puffed
   out. (5.2.292-295)

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

Quote #9

This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas,
And utters it again when God doth please. (5.2.347-348)

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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