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Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

Man and the Natural World Quotes Page 2

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Quote #4

NATHANIEL: Thy eye Jove's lightning bears, thy voice his dreadful thunder,
Which, not to anger bent, is music and sweet fire. (4.2.34)

In the imagery he uses to describe Rosaline, we can see that Berowne is nature's student.

Quote #5

BEROWNE: Consider what you first did swear unto:
To fast, to study, and to see no woman-
Flat treason 'gainst the kingly state of youth. (4.3.93)

The law of nature is primary, according to Berowne.

Quote #6

BEROWNE: Allons! allons! Sow'd cockle reap'd no corn…(4.3.100)

The men have decided to woo the women. With nature embraced, Berowne uses the language of farming to say "nothing ventured, nothing gained." ("Allons" at the beginning of the sentence is French for "let's go.")