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Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost


by William Shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost Literature and Writing Quotes

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

Quote #10

Taffeta phrases, silken terms precise,
Three-piled hyperboles, spruce affectation,
Figures pedanticall—these summer flies
Have blown me full of maggot ostentation. (5.2.442-445)

Berowne is swearing off ornate speeches for love of Rosaline, but can't help himself from "three-piling" words.

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