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Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost


by William Shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost Man and the Natural World Quotes

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

Quote #1

The spring is near when green geese are a-breeding. (1.1.99)

In Shakespeare, Spring is all about mating, breeding, and procreation. In terms of human beings, this translates to sexual activity.

Quote #2

Berowne is like an envious sneaping frost
That bites the firstborn infants of the spring. (1.1.104-105)

Longaville picks up on Berowne's seasonal imagery and uses it to insult him.

Quote #3

At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled shows,
But like of each thing that in season grows. (1.1.109-111)

Berowne will want to take back this argument for "all things in good time" when Rosaline asks him to wait year.

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