Love's Labour's Lost
Love's Labour's Lost Man and the Natural World Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line)
BEROWNE: The spring is near, when green geese are a-breeding. (1.1.18)
In Shakespeare, Spring is all about mating, breeding, and procreation. In terms of human beings, this translates to sexual activity.
LONGAVILLE: Berowne is like an envious sneaping frost
That bites the first-born infants of the spring. (1.1.23)
Longaville picks up on Berowne's seasonal imagery and uses it to insult him.