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Love's Labour's Lost Education Quotes

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

Quote #1

KING
Our court shall be a little academe (1.1.13)

The King is excited not only by the fame his court will gain from their studies, but also by the camaraderie the vow promises.

Quote #2

LONGAVILLE
I am resolved. 'Tis but a three years' fast.
The mind shall banquet though the body pine. (1.1.25-26)

This is one of many moments in which Shakespeare equates knowledge with food.

Quote #3

BEROWNE
What is the end of study, let me know?
KING
Why, that to know which else we should not know.
BEROWNE
Things hid and barred, you mean, from common
   sense? (1.1.56-59)

Berowne introduces the contrast between book learning and life experience. Keep in mind that this is an important theme in the play. Where else do we see this contrast?

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